Madison, AL Real Estate News

By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
Clifts Cove Subdivision Madison Al    If you are in the Huntsville Alabama Housing Market, buying or selling in the upper-end price ranges, then Clifts Cove is not only a market example to look at, it is also a must see neighborhood that should not only be explored online, but also visited personally to be fully appreciated!                        Literally located on the Southwest side of Rainbow Mountain within the Madison city limits, the neighborhood’s entrance is only 1 1/2 blocks from award-wining Bob Jones High School. To beat that, its not really a sidewalk that links the subdivision’s Hughes Road entrance to the High School,  its a double-wide asphalt jogging trail that even I have been down a few times personally. View: Clift’s Cove Homes for SaleMap: Clifts Cove Madison AL Cl...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
  Madison AL City Schools,  Inclement Weather Make Up Days                                                      Due to the recent snow, Madison City Schools were forced to cancel classes and make-up days are now required.     The make up dates have been announced!  Thankfully, school will still finish for the year only a day later than originally planned, on May 27th.  This shouldn’t interfere with many vacation plans that have already been set.   Spring break shall remain March 14-18th, so book those spring break beach condo’s!     The makeup days are as follows: BOARD APPROVED CHANGES:  Students will attend school on February 18, February 21, April 15, May 6, and May 27.  The last student day will be May 27.  Be sure to keep an eye on the Madison City School calendar.   Keep in mind, ...
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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)
Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant Madison Alabama Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant Madison Alabama convenient to many of the subdivisions that I've reported on is quickly becoming a Madison and Huntsville Alabama staple with eight locations around the valley.  Last September I did a post on another Casa Blanca Location (140 Browns Ferry Rd) here in Madison and decided to give equal time to the one I stopped at today.  The Casa Blanca I visited today is located at:  7830 Highway 72 W #230Madison, Alabama 35758Phone:  256 864-0360 This location may not be as attractive on the outside as the one on Browns Ferry, but the food is all good on the inside.  Serving traditional Mexican cuisine, the service is quick, friendly and the food is consistent...always a winner in my book.   Casa Blanca creat...
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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 Villas At Madison Condominiums Madison Alabama The Villas At Madison Condominiums Madison Alabama could be right for you if you are ready to down size or move up?   Is it time to let someone else do the yard work?  With a strong Home Owners Association maintaining the integrity of the community at The Villas at Madison this could be the place for you.  Included in the monthly HOA assessment are items that you would normally have to pay for and schedule separately, such as; exterior building maintenance, yard maintenance, common grounds, exterior insurance, trash removal pest control, exterior water and sewer.  Additionally there is a pool and clubhouse. Currently there are five homes for sale in The Villas at Madison priced from $149,900 to $179,900 featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and...
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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)
New Madison Hospital In Madison Alabama On The Way Construction of Madison Alabama's newest hospital is well under way and scheduled for completion late 2011.  Serving residents of Madison County, Madison Hospital is built by Huntsville Hospital and will be under it's operation.  The new 60 bed hospital will help fill the need of hospital care for current residents and the expected influx of people relocating to our area.  Madison Hospital is located in the Madison Medical Park east of Balch road on US Highway 72 (University).  Construction of the Hospital will be incorporated into the existing Madison Urgent Care facility. If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you!  I also know outstanding agents...
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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)
  Luxury Homes Clifts Cove Madison Alabama Luxury Homes Clifts Cove Madison Alabama, the perfect location and perfect homes in an upscale community.  The homes in Clifts Cove feature many of the special attributes expected when living in such a fine community.  Homes feature multiple master suites, weight or workout rooms, circular staircases, private courtyards, safe rooms, drop down theater screens, out door kitchens and so much more. Until the '50's and '60's when NASA attracted high tech aerospace companies Huntsville and Madison Alabama were quiet and relatively unknown. NASA continues to support our economic base and we are also very proud to be home to Space Camp. Clifts Cove is in the outstanding Madison City school system known for it's commitment to education and academic succ...
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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 Band Supply Madison Alabama…Update   Recently I did a post on Madison Band Supply a new business started by an agent in my office Robin Cotton and her husband Frank.  As Robin told me, Real Estate is what she is all about and Frank will be running this new adventure.  Today the doors opened for the first time amid snow and cold that we've been experiencing here in Madison Alabama.  Perhaps that timing could have been a little better, but it didn't stop many shoppers from seeing what the new shop was all about.  I even picked up a bust of Fryderyk Chopin and a digital tuner for my acoustic guitar...I also got a free T-Shirt from Frank.   Robin is an accomplished musician playing Alto Clarinet with the Madison Community Band an all volunteer band performing across the Tennessee Va...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
  Durham Orthodontics, Madison Alabama   When my gorgeous daughter Miranda needed braces this year, there we so many choices!   Her Pediatric dentist referred her to a great Huntsville Orthodontist, but the wait was over 60 days.  Strange, but she was so excited and was so eager to get to work on her new smile.                                   I asked my Dentist, Providence Dental, who they would recommend.  They sent me to Durham Orthodontics.  We were quickly seen and from the first meeting, I knew it was a blessing that we found him!     We were greeted with a big smile by Caroline.  Each time we go, Caroline is smiling..she is such a pleasure to deal with!  She runs the front office and does a great job.                                \                             Dr. Jay Durham im...
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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)
Heatherwood Madison Alabama  Heatherwood Madison Alabama is one of Madison Alabama's most desirable subdivisions.  It's an easy drive within minutes of downtown Huntsville, Cummings Research Park and the Redstone Arsenal, and many of the high tech companies supporting NASA.   The Bridgestreet Towne Center offering upscale shopping and dining is only a ten minute drive. For the chocolate lover there is my all time favorite shop, the Chocolate Crocodile.  In Huntsville Alabama the US Space and Rocket Center is just minutes away from Heatherwood, it's the worlds largest museum dedicated to space, space exploration and home to Space Camp. This is an outstanding venue for anyone interested in the past and future of our space program. Monte Sano mountain and Joe Wheeler State Park offer outst...
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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)
Blog Photo's Getting Noticed I've always enjoyed photography, but lately have gotten into the routine of taking pictures for listings and shots around town to place in my blog posts.  While taking pictures for listings is necessary to our business it's not the most exciting activity around.  Photo's around town offer a chance for more creativity and usually present more interesting subject matter. Last May I wrote a blog post about Rosie's Cantina, a Mexican restaurant here in Huntsville for Cinco De Mayo.  I've reported on restaurants around town before so...no biggie, nothing new.  But, today was a biggie for me...at least to my ego!  Now I don't claim to be a Richard Weisser a Debbi Boucher or a Robert Swetz especially when it comes to skills behind the lens, but today my first thoug...
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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)
Potters Mill Madison Alabama Homes For Sale  Potters Mill Madison Alabama Homes For Sale are within 5 minutes of Cummings Research Park, the second largest park of its kind in the nation.  Redstone Arsenal, a major employer in the area is only a short 10 minute ride away and Huntsville International Airport is within 15 minutes. At the present there are five homes for sale in Potters Mill priced from$159,900 to $189,900 featuring three bedrooms, two baths and four bedrooms, two baths.  Homes for sale are nicely sized at approximately 1595 to 2070 square feet.  Four homes have sold in the last three months spending an average 78 days on the market and selling within 1.4% of list price.  Seller concessions ranged from $0 to $4500.  Follow this link to see details of all available homes fo...
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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 Is An Appraisal I What is an appraisal?  The short answer is that it's an estimation and opinion of value.  The appraisal to some degree is a subjective opinion based on supporting data and is not considered an exact science.  It would not be unusual for more than on appraiser to arrive at a different value for the same property as there are many factors that can be considered and interpreted differently.  Another important thing to remember is that real estate may have more than one value depending on the use or purpose the property is being valued for.  Rental property, commercial, residential, agricultural and other forms of use assign a different value to the property.  There are many different purposes for an appraisal.  A property could be appraised for insurance reasons, it ...
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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 Is A Deed Or Title To Property What is a deed or title to property is not always clear to the buyer, but there is a difference between the two when concerning real estate.  In it's simplest terms a deed conveys ownership of property from one entity to another and establishes the right to claim ownership by the new owner.  Title to property can be viewed two ways.  First as a right to ownership along with the owners bundle of rights such as possession, enjoyment and control or use of the property within legal boundaries.  Secondly, title is just a way of referring to ownership of property, it is not an actual document.  How one holds title depends on the laws of the state in which property is owned.  In title-theory states the lender actually holds title until the debt is paid while...
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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 Is Earnest Money...I Assume I Lose It. UPDATED 3/10/2015: When this post was originally written, earnest money was held by the listing brokerage, since then the rules regarding the handling of Earnest Money were amended: Earnest Money may now be deposited into a non interest bearing escrow account of the buyer agents brokerage as well.   The following is an excerpt from an email that I received from a client.  It is clear that the client didn't understand the handling of earnest money or in my clients words; "good faith" money. "...I do have a question, once again in regards to my having to extend the garage, if I deposit the $1000 good faith money and the sellers and I do not agree on a price after negotiations, I assume I lose that money?..."  While she understands the reason or ...
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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)
Gone Too Soon...A Time-Life Tribute While doing some needed shopping at the local Jewel Store here in Woodstock I came across this Life magazine tribute to some larger than life individuals who were taken from us too soon.  While some actually lived longer lives than was expected for their time period the question that Life proposes is "How much more did these giants have to offer"?  How changed or different would our world be had they lived longer lives?   I don't often suggest books/magazines to others here in AR, but if you want a little deeper understanding of individuals that have shaped our world and then wonder what our world would look like had they lived longer...pick magazine up. If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why do...
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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)
Silver Creek Subdivision Madison Alabama 35758 Silver Creek Subdivision in the heart of Madison Alabama is a quiet subdivision in theWest Madison Elementary, Discovery Middle and Bob Jones High school system.  Residents have easy access to Hughes Rd. and Wall Triana.  Bridge Street upscale  shopping is only minutes away and also the Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park and other high tech employers in the area.  Currently there is one home for sale in Silver Creek of Madison Alabama.  It is priced at $229,900 offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2625 square feet.  To view the home click on Silver Creek Home for sale. One home is contingent, one pending and one home has sold in the last three months within 1.3% of list price.   View Larger Map   If you need a knowledgeable real estate prof...
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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)
A Word To Buyers And Sellers...You Can't Make It On Both Ends A Word To Buyers And Sellers...You Can't Make It On Both Ends...sometimes the obvious needs to be pointed out to those standing too close to the forest.  It doesn't matter the condition of the market, you simply can't make money on both ends.  In a balanced or trending up housing market sellers expect to make a profit or fair return on their largest investment...their home.  In a sellers market demand is high and inventory is low in turn raising overall home prices and the seller can expect to do well as the buyer will be paying the higher price that competition for fewer available properties brings.  There is less motivation for a seller to jump at lower offers, homes in need of cosmetic sprucing up or updating sell much eas...
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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)
Pebble Brook Subdivision Madison Alabama 35758 Pebble Brook Subdivision Madison Alabama a well established neighborhood just 30 seconds east of Kensington, Ashley Green and Homestead subdivisions is  convenient to the heart of Madison Alabama, most homes are full, 3/4 and half brick with well manicured lawns...this subdivision shows pride of ownership at every turn.  Pebble Brook is located a couple of blocks away from University Hwy 72, and only minutes to shopping and I-565 for a quick commute to the Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville International Airport or downtown Huntsville Alabama. There are now 6 homes for sale in Pebble Brook priced from $239,900 to $285,000 featuring 4 and 5 bedrooms with 3 baths.  Homes are a nice size offering 2490 square feet to 2843 square feet.  One home has s...
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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)
Home Sellers Be Ready For when you present your home to buyers. Home sellers be ready for some questions...you've interviewed Realtors and made your selection. Your home is clean, all repairs have been attended to, fresh paint, the yard looks great and you're the best value on the block. The only missing ingredient is the buyer. When that buyer comes through your door (and lots of other doors) there will be questions and after that buyer sits down in private with their Realtor there will be more questions. Here are just a few that buyers will have. Almost always the first question I hear is:    1.) "Why is the homeowner selling?".  Personally I don't think this is a great question because depending on the reason the seller may not be totally honest.   2.) Buyers will want to know what t...
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By Gray Winn, New Home Specialist in Madison AL and Athens AL
(RE/MAX Legacy)
The following information is the sold statistics for Rainbow Landing in Madison Alabama City Limits.  Madison City School district.   The community has homes that are under five years old.   Two of the 5 homes were existing construction the remainder was new construction. The information below reflects sales since 10/1/2009. Total # of Listings 5 Lowest Price Listing $312,500 Highest Price Listing $515,000 Average Price $390,000 Avg. Price/SqFt $118 Avg. Days on Market 158 Lowest price per square foot was:  $106.37 Highest price per square foot was:   $124.73 If you would like more information on buying or selling a home in Rainbow Landing - please contact Gray Winn at 256-527-3611 or visit my website at http://www.winn-team.com/rainbow-landing.aspx  
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