Madison, AL Real Estate News

By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Huntsville Alabama Upcoming EventsSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate BlogWe are approaching the end of April and there are a number of events coming up soon.  Here's the weekly rundown on events going on in our area.  Pick out some that you can enjoy with friends and family and go for it!!     Huntsville Stars Game Date: April 24 through April 28Hours: 7:30 p.m.Admission: Admission ChargedTimes: Thurs.-Fri. 7:05 PM, Sat.-Sun. 2:05 PM & Mon. 12:05 PMLocation: Joe Davis StadiumContact: (256) 882-2562  International Food, Cultural Fair, and Fashion Show Date: April 24Hours: 6:00 to 9:00 PMAdmission: Admission chargedLocation: Alabama A&M University in Elmore GymContact: (256) 372-5621  Nunsense Musical Comedy Date: April 24 through A...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
The City of Madison made a MAJOR announcement today, along with Wann Springs Developement Group. We are on board for a major development that sits on 450 acres, north of County Line Road, and I-565. The mixed use developement project will include more than 4,000,000 square feet of shopping, dining, entertainment, residential, hotel and office developement!  Ground breaking will begin this summer. Mayor Sandy Kirkindall said "This is the most important economic development project in Madison, Alabama to date". The expected capital investment in the project will be approximately $1 Billion. A large water feature of approximately 20 acres will be at the center of the project, fed by a natural spring. They are stating the project will be pedestrian friendly and will be bounded on the east b...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Madison Alabama Events: American Cancer Society Relay for LifeSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate Agent Huntsville Real Estate Blog The time is approaching again for the ninth annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Madison.  The relay will be held on April 18th and 19th.  They are already estimating to have about 500 participants in the relay.  The proceeds will go to help aid local cancer survivors.  The relay works by teams of ten to fifteen members taking turns for twelve hours walking and camping out overnight.  Each participant is encouraged to raise at least $100.  This is a big event for the American Cancer Society in that around one in every five dollars raised comes from the relay for life event.  There is still time to join this worthwhile event.  ...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
MADISON - Madison officials are working with Huntsville officials to provide a limited transportation service for Madison's elderly and handicapped residents. The program will be called MARS - Madison Assisted Ride ServiceOn Monday night Mayor Sandy Kirkindall won council approval for an annual agreement with the City of Huntsville's Parking and Public Transit Department, which provides the Huntsville HandiRide service for disabled and elderly residents who cannot utilize the city's shuttle bus system. The Madison City Council has already purchased a vehicle for its new program and approved funding for a driver. The agreement with Huntsville is for dispatch services and will be up for approval by the Huntsville City Council at its April 10 meeting. The program is set to begin in a few m...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
 Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore, Principal Dr. Jennifer Garrett, and special guests will officially announce today the acceptance of Columbia High as an International Baccalaureate School. They will unveil a new sign in the school's lobby with the I.B. logo. Columbia is only one of eleven schools in the state to be certified with an I.B. programThe International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is nationally and internationally recognized as the most rigorous and challenging academic curriculum leading to a high school diploma.  The IB diploma is respected by universities around the world.  Academically able and motivated students take courses in six subject areas, including foreign language, and meet the three core requirements: Theory of Knowledge course, CAS (150 hours of creativity, act...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
Walden is an upscale subdivision located in Madison, Alabama with 164 home sites. It has large wooded areas preserved in their natural state via conservancy easements and the main entrance of the community hosts a private park with a lovely small lake. A clubhouse, and Junior Olympic size pool are also available for use by homeowners and their guests.Walden is in a unique price niche (upper $300k - mid $400k) for its location, as it is surrounded by neighborhoods that are less and more expensive. The closest comparably priced neighborhood is Browns Ferry Crossing, however Browns Ferry Crossing is new construction in its infancy and barren of wooded areas and trees, whereas Walden's major construction occurred during 2002-2005 and an effort was made to save established trees especially i...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
In continuing the absorption rate discussion from a previous post, I would like to narrow the previous example to a segment of the local market and demonstrate how even within a moderately sized market segment there are actually several mini markets with widely different supply and demand characteristics.The North Alabama market segment illustrated in the following table is Madison city limits segregated further by price. Note the wide variety of market conditions across the various price ranges. In this localized market example we see upward price pressure in the low end, flattening to downward price pressure in the middle, and some strong downward price pressure in upper end homes. Note the almost 2 yr supply of homes above $550k compared to the 3 month supply of starter homes. Madiso...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Madison Alabama Homes for Sale: Madison Alabama Real Estate Submitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate Blog We have reached the last week in February in  Huntsville and Madison.  The Madison County real estate market is still holding steady as we prepare to move into the Spring Season.  I think we live in one of the best cities in the nation for a number of reasons and the current state of our real estate market is one of them.Here is the real estate market update for Madison as of 3pm on February 24, 2008.  Currently there are 716 Madison Homes for Sale.  That may seem overwhelming but with the right real estate professional the process can be very easy.  If you are interested in buying, selling, or investing in Madison County real estat...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Madison Alabama Homes for Sale: Madison Alabama Real Estate Submitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate Blog A new year has arrived here in  Huntsville and Madison.  The Madison County real estate market is still holding steady as we prepare to move into the Spring Season.  I think we live in one of the best cities in the nation for a number of reasons and the current state of our real estate market is one of them.Currently there are about 679 Madison Homes for Sale.  If you are interested in buying, selling, or investing in Madison County real estate, please feel free to utilize any of the following links:Feel free to browse any of our local Homes for Sale.  You can also receive home listings by email complete with descriptions and pictur...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Huntsville Breakfast With SantaSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate BlogGuess who's coming to visit Huntsville a little early this year?  That's right, Santa will be taking time out of his busy, busy schedule to drop by and have breakfast with the kids on Saturday morning.  Breakfast will be held from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and again from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.  The Breakfast with Santa event will take place at Applebee's on Hughes Road. Every child that attends will get to meet Santa and photographs can be taken.  The event is hosted by the Madison Public Library.  The cost for the event is $5 per child and the proceeds will go to benefit the fund for the children's book department of the library.Come on out and enjoy a great event with ...
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By Kim Wilbourn, Your Local Alabama REALTOR
(Kim Wilbourn Realty)
  There is a house located in Madison, AL that is sinking? WHAT? Yes you heard me sinking! Evidently the house was built on top of a cavern that no one was aware of, and there is nothing that they can do about it. The insurance will not pay! For the insurance company to pay they would have had this option added extra on their policy? Would we every think of this?Nobody would ever expect this to happen, and I deeply feel for the people. City engineers are setting up seismographs to check to see the movement of the cavern. It shifted even the sidewalk in front of the house. The couple bought the house only 3 months ago, and now they have 2 mortgage payments, and paying rent. This would be a great time to think about our insurance policies!Let's pray for this family! I believe if they keep...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Madison Alabama Christmas Tour of HomesSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate BlogFor all of you that just love those Christmas lights and decorations: BOY ARE YOU IN FOR A TREAT!!  Coming up on December 2, 2007 (Can you believe its December already?) there will be Madison's Christmas Tour of Homes.  The tour will begin at 2:00pm at will not only visit those gorgeous Madison houses but will include other great events.  There will be flute and violin music as you tour the stores in downtown Madison.  You might even catch a store owner or two dressed for the occasion.  There will be carolers, bagpipe players, and carriage rides.Tickets are $10 and you can pick them up at Main Street Cafe or First Commercial Bank.  Well its no surprise t...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Huntsville Alabama Community News: Donate Your Used EyeglassesSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate BlogAcute Eye Care in Madison have decided to do a wonderful thing during this holiday season.  They have started a drive to collect eyeglasses.  They are trying to provide "gently used" eyeglasses to as many as 500 people through this drive. Acute Eye Care announced this event as the center's first charitable project of this nature.  The Madison center will accept used eyeglasses through January 4, 2008 and will will make minor adjustments and repairs, such as replacing missing screws.  They will then ship the eyeglasses in mid-January to the University of Alabama in Birmingham. UAB students are planning a February trip to Central and...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Madison Alabama Real Estate: October Market ConditionsSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate BlogHere are the Madison Alabama real estate statistics for the month of October as of today November 9, 2007.  I am very excited to report that there were 51 homes sold and closed in Madison City during October!!!  There are also currently 60 homes under contract and pending sale.  There are some parts of the country that are really experiencing sluggish market conditions right now but Madison has kept a steady pace.  October homes sales for Madison totalled $12,916,575.The average number of days on the market for the Madison area is currently 120 days which is higher in comparison to the overall average for Huntsville and Madison County.  Th...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
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Featured Huntsville/Madison Homes for Sale - Subdivision of the WeekSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville / Madison Alabama Real Estate BlogEach week a neighborhood is selected by the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association as our very own Subdivision of the week.  Each week I will let you know which Huntsville area neighborhood or subdivision was selected and a little more about the homes and area.This Week's Subdivision of the Week is...Waterford Manor of Heritage PlantationWaterford Manor is another great new community in Madison County.  It is a new subdivision located in the city of Madison and is convenient to restaurants and shopping.   The community is part of Heritage Plantation which features planned homeowner's association, a 70 acre park...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
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Madison Alabama Get New TreesSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate BlogAs part of the sesquicentennial anniversary celebration, Boy Scout Pack 350 has taken on the task of planting 50 new trees in Carter park!  The Scouts are sponsored by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  I think this is a great way for the Scouts to feel involved in the celebration.  I also think it can help to instill a sense of pride in the community and importance of giving back through service.Also, as part of the celebration, a time capsule is in the works!!  How neat is that?!?!Madison Station Historical Preservation Society members welcome ideas on what to put in a time capsule that will be buried on Feb. 13, 2008. Suggestions can be submitted at knology...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
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Madison Alabama "Spirit Strolls" Coming SoonSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate BlogIn case you missed the news, Madison's Sesquicentennial Celebration is here!!  WOW that's a mouthful!!  In honor of the city's 150th anniversary celebration, there are a number of activities planned.  Downtown Madison will have Spirit Strolls on November 3rd and December 1st.  During the Spirit Strolls you can walk through downtown Madison listening to history lessons and ghost stories from guides wearing top hats and frock coats.  There will also be carriage rides and a bunch of other fun activities!!  Madison is averaging about 50 people for each stroll.  I think it would be a fantastic way to get out learn more about the histor of our city.The st...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Madison County Upcoming EventsSubmitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville/Madison AL Real Estate Blog Here's the weekly rundown on events going on in our area.  Pick out some that you can enjoy with friends and family and go for it!!     Scarecrow Trail and Enchanted Forest Date: October 22 through October 31Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmAdmission: Admission ChargedLocation: Huntsville Botanical GardenContact: (256) 830-4447The Maize Date: October 24 to October 28Hours: Wed.-Thurs. 5-9 PM, Fri.-Sat. 10 AM-11 PM & Sun. 1-5 PM. Closed Mon. & Tues. except Halloween weekAdmission: Admission chargedLocation: BrownsboroContact: (866) 687-6293Halloween Fun House (Pre-school to elementary age kids) Date: October 22 to October 31Hours: Mon - Sat ...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Madison Alabama Street Festival and Ice Cream Eating Contest Submitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate Agent Huntsville/Madison AL Real Estate Blog This weekend is the Madison Street Festival.  There will be a parade, information booths, food, entertainment, and arts and crafts.  This is the 27th annual festival that will be located in downtown Madison.  It might be hard to find parking in downtown Madison so they are even running a shuttle this year from Bob Jones High School to help.  My all-time favorite event of the festival is the ice cream eating contest sponsored by Purity Ice Cream and WRSA 96.9 FM.  The festival runs from 8am to 5pm.  The ice cream eating events will be 11am, noon, 1pm, and 2pm.  Come on out and have a great time!!  Kimberly Grant Realtor, Exit Leon ...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
3rd Annual AARP Fundraiser Breakfast ~ September 15, 2007Submitted by: Kimberly Grant, Huntsville Real Estate AgentHuntsville / Madison Alabama Real Estate BlogThe 3rd Annual AARP Fundraiser Breakfast will be held September 15th at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Hughes Road.  It will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the menu will include pancakes, eggs, and sausage.  The way the fundraising events works is Applebee's will donate the restaurant and some personnel for the event and the Madison AARP chapter will only be charged for the cost of the food. The meals will be cooked by Applebee's employees, AARP members will help wash the dishes, and there are a number of special guests that will come in to help serve the customers. Some of the guest servers that will be present to ...
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