Madison, AL Real Estate News

By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Working On Memorial Day, Madison Alabama Thank you for the opportunities I have and that I'm able to work today. Well, here it is Memorial Day...lots of BBQ's, family get together, parades, spending time at the beach, pools opening, working and remembering those who gave there lives so we can enjoy our way of life...including the option of working today.  What ever it is that you are doing today...I wish you well and a great Memorial Day. It's in the 90's here, so working in a nicely air conditioned office isn't so bad, however, I'm not in a nicely air conditioned office...I'm in a mildly air conditioned Starbucks with blaring music...life is tough, but I'm not complaining...at least I've got coffee.  I'm sure you're thinking..."Nick, what are you doing working on Memorial Day and from ...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
 The American Flag And How To Care For It This Memorial Weekend I happened to be thinking about this Memorial weekend and all the flags that will be displayed particularly on homes or flag poles in our front yards and while I've displayed the American at homes for many years, it occurred to me that many first time home buyers may not have a clue how to properly display or care for the American Flag.  Go to the sight below for more detailed information about caring for the American Flag. Memorial Day once known as Decoration Day is a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives in service to our Country.  This Memorial weekend will be filled with family picnics, parades, remembering those who paid with their lives so that the rest of us can enjoy our freedoms.  There will also be Am...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Cross Creek, Madison Alabama, Homes For Sale Cross Creek subdivision is actually in the Harvest/Monrovia area just north of University off of Balch Road, but with a Madison Alabama address.  Close to shopping and the new Madison Hospital under construction on the corner of University (Hyw 72) and Balch, Cross Creek is a subdivision of newer homes with an easy commute to downtown Huntsville, the Redstone Arsenal and Cummings Research Park.  The schools that service this subdivision are Providence Elementary & Middle Schools and Columbia High School. There are currently five homes for sale in Cross Creek priced from $183,900 to $287,000, offering three and five bedrooms and two to four baths.  Since the first of the year, eight homes have sold with an average 59 days on the market and sel...
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By Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor, 256-348-1527 Call/Text
(Keller Williams Realty Madison)
Highland Lakes Home For Sale on Lake Lot     4/5 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms - $535,000 Herons and ducks for back yard neighbors in Madison's sought after Highland Lakes. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, bonus/5th bedroom and rec room. Gourmet kitchen with fireplace, sitting area, and breakfast area opens onto a screened porch with views of lakes and weeping willows. Ethernet. Rec room has space for pool table AND theatre seating. Isolated downstairs master suite with access to screened porch. Convenient to Redstone Arsenal, Shopping, Dining, Research Park and Schools. Home Warranty. Contact: Karen Rice at (256) 348 1527 http://www.217HarborviewDriveinHighlandLakes.info  
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Buying Foreclosure Properties And Rights Of Redemption   Rights of Redemption is a topic I've had to explain more often than not these days especially because of all the foreclosure properties on the market.  Rights of Redemption are and well should be of particular interest to anyone considering the purchase of a foreclosed home either as primary residence or investment property.   Generally, there are two established types of redemption rights and vary by state.  Equitable right of redemption refers to the foreclosed individuals right to redeem his property before the foreclosure sale.  In order to redeem the property the owner usually has to make up any payments in arrears plus any associated costs and generally the loan is reinstated.  In some states the entire loan balance needs to...
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By Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor, 256-348-1527 Call/Text
(Keller Williams Realty Madison)
111 Shoreline Drive - Highland Lakes Home For Sale - Sold but click here to see other Highland Lakes Homes Private, wooded, cul-de-sac lot in Highland Lakes. Striking, full brick home with plenty of curb appeal. Literally from the pages of a magazine; this home was the builder's showcase home, when built. Walls of windows and french doors open onto a lovingly designed back yard with many varieties of plants, shrubs and trees. Great view of the pond and waterfall from the back porch. Ground floor master suite with huge, organizer, walk-through closet. 4 Bedrooms / 4 Baths. $478,000 www.HighlandLakesMadisonAL.com
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
The EuroBrit Auto And Bike Expo Presented at Dublin Park, Madison Alabama8324 Madison Pike, 35758Phone:  256 772-9300 Presented by the North Alabama British Motor Society, The EuroBrit Auto And Bike Expo comes to Madison Alabama.  The date is June 4th, 2011 and all British and European cars.  Madison Alabama's Dublin Park will play host to some very exotic and not often seen cars.  Jaguar is sure to be well represented as well as, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, BMW, Porsche, Volvo and so many others.   Come register your own very special Marque from 8:00am-12:00.  The show and voting is from 10:00am to 2:00 and awards are given 3-4:00pm.  Cars are $20 and motorcycles $10...proceeds benefit local charities. More information can be found at www.NABMS.org Phone: 931 967-3670 or 256 489-95...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Bruegger's, Baked Fresh Bagel's And Deli Sandwiches, Madison Alabama I want to bring your attention to Bruegger's, Baked Fresh Bagel's And Deli Sandwiches, Madison Alabama.  I'm not quite sure why I haven't been in Bruegger's for lunch before now, but I'm glad I finally made it.  I have stopped in the morning for a bagel...a Rosemary Olive Oil Bagel...and that was really good.  So, today I stopped for a quick lunch and had a Turkey sandwich.  It was very good and large which is also good in my book.  I also had a Mighty Mango "Naked" fruit drink...it came in a bottle, was mostly mango, apple, and orange juice...get one...their expensive, but good and all natural...I could pronounce all the ingredients in the drink...also good in my book.   Bruegger's offers a variety of breakfast, signa...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Madison Alabama, Franklin Station, Homes For Sale Franklin Station in Madison Alabama is another of the many subdivisions conveniently located in Madison with easy access to major road ways, schools, shopping and employment.  Located just south of Gillespie and east off of Balch Road.  Your children will attend Columbia Elementary, Liberty Middle and Bob Jones High. Below left is one of the beautifully maintained homes for sale in Franklin Station offering four bedrooms and for baths and a spacious 2800 square feet and the Cabana on the right is just a block away from this home.   Special attractions in the area include the Bridge Street Town Center, Space and Rocket Center, Dublin Memorial Park, 1, 2 & 3, Hampton Cove Golfing, Monte Sano State Park and so much more and you're only minu...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Madison Alabama, Heritage Plantation, Homes For Sale Heritage Plantation, just off of County Line Road in Madison Alabama is a beautiful community of luxury homes.  Located minutes away from I-565 for quick access to downtown Huntsville the Redstone Arsenal, Decatur and of course shopping such as the near by Publix Grocery Store.   Heritage plantation is in the Heritage Elementary, Liberty Middle and Bob Jones High School system, one of the most sought out schools districts in the area.  There is a well funded Home Owners Association maintaining the common grounds including clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. To view photos and details of all homes for sale in Heritage Plantation, Madison Alabama please follow this link:  Heritage Plantation homes for sale. Homes for sale such as the one...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
A Southern Charmer! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Video $449,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 4868 sqftLot: 15,750 sqft Location 107 Wesley Clark BlvdMadison, AL 35756USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Elizabeth Cooper-Golden @ Homes Realty Group(256) 425-1659isellhuntsville@yahoo.comhttp://www.athomeshuntsville.com    Our recent listings Best buy condo!Gorgeous Home on Spring Valley TrailShowplace! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Hitching A Ride, Madison Alabama, Courtesy Marshall Space Flight Center On the way in to work this morning I passed this very cool mock up of the shuttle Discovery and its booster rockets hitching a ride to Columbia school here in Madison.  It serves as an educational and very inspiring tool to for the youth in the Rocket City.  Just wanted to share.   If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison Alabama or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you!  I also know outstanding agents in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
  Easter Egg Hunts in Madison Alabama 2011   Easter is fast approaching!  It’s time to gather your baskets and hunt for Easter eggs...always a fun family tradition.  Madison Alabama Parks and Recreation will be hosting 2 Easter Egg Hunts this year.   April 22nd: Madison Parks and Recreation will be hosting their 4th annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at Palmer Park in the Lower Quad Baseball Fields.  Open to kids 5-12 years old.  Bring a flashlight and your Easter basket.  This is always a great event and a new spin on Easter Egg hunts!  The Easter Bunny will arrive for picture taking!   The gates open at 7:30 pm and the hunt begins at dusk. Palmer Park is located at 574 Palmer Road, Madison, AL 35758   April 23rd:  Madison Parks and Recreation will host the 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt a...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
What's Wrong With This Sign? On the road early this morning I passed by this sign and thought I'd share...so what's wrong with this sign?? In a town home to NASA, the US Space and Rocket Center, Space Camp and replete with more engineers and PHD's than almost any other place on earth you just have to smile at this sign.  Granted anyone can make a mistake and I know I've made more than a few, but when I came across this I just had to get a shot and share with my ActiveRain friends and the rest of the world.    If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison Alabama or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you!  I also know outstanding agents in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Heritage Provence, Madison Alabama Heritage Provence, Madison Alabama is another of Madison Alabama's newer well maintained communities.  Just off County Line Road and Huntsville Brownsferry Road, Heritage Provence is close to shopping and easy access to Hwy 72 and closer yet to Madison Blvd. and I-565.  There is a home owner association in Heritage Provence that includes in it's dues; clubhouse, tennis, pool, walking trail and community lake with fishing.  Residents in Heritage Provence are in the desirable Heritage Elementary, Liberty Middle and Bob Jones High School system. Currently there are five homes for sale in Heritage Provence priced from $274,900 to $375,000 offering living space from 2534-3185 square feet and four bedrooms, three baths to five bedrooms, four baths.  The last...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
The Shoppes Of Madison, Ground Breaking, Madison Alabama The Shoppes Of Madison, Ground Breaking Ceremony took place next door to my office, on the south side of Highway 72 (University) just west of Wal Triana and adjacent to the property where the new Madison Hospital is under construction on Monday 21, 2011.  The Madison Chamber of Commerce greeted those in attendance which included among others Madison's Mayor Paul Finley, Chief of Police Larry Muncie, Alabama Senators and City Planners.   This site is a 250,000 square foot shopping center is expected to bring 400 new full and part time jobs to the area as well as generating several million dollars in need revenues.  Target will be the major anchor store with other shops and restaurants to be named later this week.  The completion da...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Update On My Laugh For The Day, Treasures Thrift Shop, Madison Alabama A few days ago I wrote a post about a sign that I saw at Treasures Thrift Shop titled; My Laugh For The Day, Treasures Thrift Shop, Madison Alabama.  It's about my cousin Jeff and his wife Mary.  If you haven't read it you might want to get filled in with a little back info...before you read the rest...it's short. So this morning around 8:30 am I get a call from Mary telling me that I'm not going to believe what she has to say.  It turns out that because of the above sign and I'll repeat here that it's a joke...the product of my cousins unique sense of humor...it turns out that the Sheriff showed up because of a call from a concerned citizen.  The sheriff was making sure that my cousin was okay and not in any danger....
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Madison Alabama, Real Estate, Stillwater Cove, New Construction Madison Alabama, Stillwater Cove. New Construction is just a minute up the road (a country road) from another newer subdivision that I've talked about; Olde Cobblestone, please follow this link if you want to know more about Olde Cobblestone. Stillwater Cove subdivision is served by the Mill Creek Elementary, Liberty Middle and Bob Jones High Schoolsystem.  It is with minutes of I-565 for quick access to I-65, Huntsville International Airport, Downtown Huntsville Alabama and the Redstone Arsena.  The newer Publix Shopping Center with restaurants and shops is only 5-10 minutes away. Want to know more about affordable homes in Stillwater Cove or for your own personal tour call Nick at (256)230-5933.  If you would like to view...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Nineteen Years Ago We Experienced A Supermoon This is the night of the Supermoon, and the last time it happened was in 1992.  This is when the moon's orbit brings it closest to earth.  Tonight the moon will come within 221,575 miles of earth, it's perigee.  It also happens that earlier this month on March 6th the moon was at it's apogee, the farthest point from the earth at 252,639 miles.  Along with the spectacle in the sky of the full moon as always come higher tides lasting for a few days and because of the unusual closeness of the moon high and low tides are magnified...we're not talking Tsunami's just exagerated high and low tides.  Anyway the moon was pretty cool to watch tonight.   If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison Alabama or Huntsville Alabama area,...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
Madison Alabama Real Estate Market Report And Homes For Sale January, 2011 With the recent boundaries on ValleyMLS being redrawn, I am now doing Huntsville Al Real Estate and Madison AL Real Estate market reports by school zones, to keep the numbers from being skewed.  I think you’ll find the new reports easy to follow since many Huntsville home buyers search by school zones.   Madison Alabama saw 41 homes sold in January 2011.  These homes are all zoned for Bob Jones High School. CASH: 5 with an average sale price of $167,084.  Average days on market were 135, with an average list to sell price of 93.72% CONVENTIONAL: 20 with an average sale price of $307,689.  Average days on market were 68, with an average list to sell price of 95.40% FHA: 4 with an average sale price of $181,675.  ...
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