Huntsville, 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)
 Real Estate Professional, Technology and Your Real Estate Needs Put some technology to work now by searching a few outstanding communities in the Madison and Huntsville Alabama area. As a Real Estate Professional, Technology and Your Real Estate Needs are important to me, as a home buyer or home seller,  you expect your real estate agent to be up to date on the latest technology.  Not just the tools and hardware of the trade, but you also want us to have an active web presence, listing  your home in social media, blogging, everything we can do so that you get the most exposure possible for your home. But were you aware that when it comes to Technology and Your Real Estate Needs many single-family home builders and remodeling professionals are tech savvy, too? Do you research the contra...
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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)
When Is The Best Time To Buy A House? This post  "When Is The Best Time To Buy A House?" is a follow up to a post I recently published  "When Is The Best Time To List My House?". Search here for available real estate listings and homes for sale in Madison, Huntsville Alabama and Northern Alabama If you are considering the purchase of a new home and are wondering about the possibility of buying your home in the current housing market?  You may well be considering "When Is The Best Time To Buy A House?" The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) recently released  confirmed other recent reports of growth in the real estate market.  Spurred on by historically low interest rates, home buyers are finding housing affordability and relatively stable h...
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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)
When Is The Best Time To List My House?   When Is The Best Time To List My House? The answer to that question depends a little on what part of the country you live it, but typically the best time is spring. For example in my home state of Illinois, certainly after Super Bowl or towards the end of March as that month is usually messy in Illinois. Here in Alabama in my experience almost anytime after the first of the year is a good time to list your home. If there is even a slight chance you may want to sell your home, my answer to your question:  When Is The Best Time To List My House? would be; now is the time to act! Spring is here and the weather is great! Also, inventory is lower than it has been and buyers are out looking and they're serious! The following link will help you get sta...
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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 History of Chocolate At The Huntsville Botanical Gardens Huntsville Botanical Gardens Location:  4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805 Phone:  (256) 837-4104   A History of Chocolate At the Hunstville Botanical Gardens The Huntsville Botanical Gardens is presenting A Chocolate Dipped History and sampling today for all those with a sweet tooth.  There's still time to make it there for all you chocoholics.  For information call (256) 837-4344 or (256) 847-4104 for more details you may also visit www.hsvbg.org  Tickets are $8 plus Garden admission for non-members and $6 for Garden members.   Children activities include hands on craft activities, sampling chocolates and making your own chocolate treat to take home with you!   If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in...
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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)
Building Home & Remodeling Show Huntsville Alabama March 1-3, 2013 The Building Home & Remodeling Show Huntsville Alabama March 1-3, 2013 will be held this year in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama.  On hand will be over 200 vendors offering products and the latest consumer trends.   Are you just starting your home search in the Madison or Huntsville Alabama area?  Click the following link to be taken to my Northern Alabama Home search to perform your own customized search. Follow this link to the Building Home & Remodeling website for complete details, times, seminars & coupons. Several seminars will be presented on topics ranging from small space gardening, what you need to know before starting your remodeling project, countertops and so much more.   It's be...
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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)
Bell Tower Town Homes For Sale Huntsville Alabama  Bell Tower Town Homes For Sale Huntsville Alabama...south on Zierdt Rd this community is well located for those working south of University (Hwy 72). Beating the Madison rush hour traffic Bell Tower is just a couple of minutes away from the Redstone Arsenal.  Madison and Huntsville Alabama traffic is generally a breeze except for that small rush hour window many residents are commuting to the 100 plus high tech companies supporting NASA or our military.  However, with our expanding population, traffic is getting a little tougher around rush hour, otherwise you can go just about anywhere in Madison or Huntsville Alabama and be at your destination in twenty-five minutes.  Click on this Past Bell Tower Huntsville Alabama blog post for more...
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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)
Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama With Lake Forest Amenities Search the following link that is updated daily for available: Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama with Lake Forest Amenities.   Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama With Lake Forest Amenities is an option you should consider if you work at the Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park or most anywhere in Madison or Huntsville Alabama.  Magnolia Village is located on the west side of the Redstone Arsenal so south Huntsville would be a longer commute, but there are other communities on the east side of the Arsenal that would solve that problem.   Magnolia Village is comprised of  Townhome, Patio Homes  and single family detached homes across from the desirable and much sought after Lake Forest community with pool, culbhouse, te...
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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)
Huntsville Alabama Townhomes For Sale Overland Cove Search MLS Listing Update to a previous Overland Cove post The following link is updated daily where you may search MLS listings for:  Huntsville Alabama Townhomes For Sale Overland Cove Search MLS Listing Huntsville Alabama Overland Cove community is a well located neighborhood in Huntsville Alabama a little north of the Village Of Providence,  Overland Cove is one of our newer Townhome and Garden Home Communities.  Townhomes and Garden Homes for sale in Overland Cove are an easy  commute to Cummings Research Park, the Redstone Arsenal, Downtown Huntsville Alabama or just about anywhere you want to go in the Rocket City.  Overland Cove is built by one of Huntsville Alabama's award winning builders and should be on your "must see list"...
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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)
Magnolia Village Townhomes Huntsville Alabama  Click on the following link to view a daily updated list of Magnolia Village Townhomes Huntsville Alabama Near by Lake Forest Community Magnolia Village Townhomes Huntsville Alabama such as in the photo below are mostly newly constructed Townhomes in Magnolia Village and the one pictured below is one that I represented the buyer...my wonderful client on its purchase.  Magnolia Village has a lot going for it, location; close to the Redstone Arsenal...only a minute from Martin Rd gate, across the street from Lake Forest Subdivision with full rights to clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, but at a reduce rate and much more.  I like the lawn service provided for a very reasonable $100/month...sell your lawn mower!  Magnolia Village is about 10 minut...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
 Source; City of Huntsville Alabama Philip Winburn   Philipwinburn@mchsi.com         Huntsville, Alabama is part of the greater Tennessee Valley Region and Madison County, Alabama. It is     nestled between the Tennessee River and the Appalachian Mountains, and as such, provides a varied     terrain of mountains and valleys, and holds valuable water resources. Huntsville is home to Redstone     Arsenal and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The Huntsville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)     has a population of approximately 417,593 persons; while the area's regional population consists of over     862,000 residents. The area’s climate is seasonal and the area tends to be family-oriented. The U.S.     Census Bureau estimates that as of 2009, the City of Huntsville was the home of 7...
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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)
Ledges Of Huntsville Mountain Homes For Sale Huntsville Alabama For detailed and daily updated information of all available listings in Ledges Of Huntsville Mountain Homes For Sale Huntsville Alabama. Here's a link to a past post about the Ledges Huntsville Alabama. The Ledges of Huntsville Mountain is luxury living at its best here in Huntsville Alabama...not just a home, but a life style in one of the most popular areas of Huntsville. With concern for the preservation of nature in this 750 acre community 150 acres are set aside for residential development, 250 acres devoted to a top rated golf course and an additional 450 acres will not be developed around the mountain to preserve its beauty and natural setting.  The Ledges of Huntsville Mountain community was designed by the same com...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
  Thanks for the kind words. We are always searching for ways to make searching homes for sale in Huntsville AL more efficent. The property is located just west of Hughes road in Madison about a mile south of Highway 72 / University Drive. The link below is to driving directions to the property from the Space and Rocket Center. If you provide your tentative work address, I can forward directions from that location. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1482+Hjjuhyton+Drive,+Madison,+Al+35758&daddr=1+Tranquility+Base,+Huntsville,+AL+35805+(US+Space+%26+Rocket+Center)&hl=en&geocode=%3BCewWtY6tlMDjFdapEQIdBL7V-iFc8Lv1EYTzag&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=34.723008,-86.644579&sspn=0.134036,0.337143&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13 One possible negative to this property is that it backs up to Hughes Road, a v...
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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)
Early Works Santa's Village Huntsville Alabama 2012 One holiday event not to be missed is the annual Early Works Santa's Village in Huntsville Alabama.  Fun for the whole family and guaranteed to please and excite the youngest and oldest of Elves alike.   There are plenty of things to keep the youngsters occupied such as tackling a project in the Toymaker's Workshop, stopping by the 'Claus House, seeing Santa's reindeer straight from the North Pole, perhaps a chance to talk with Santa and have your photo taken with him.  There's also musical entertainment on the Tinsel Tunes Stage.  The Early Works Santa's Village in Huntsville is one of Alabama's top 20 holiday events to attend. Santa's Village is located in Alabama Constitution Village and hours are 5 - 9 P.M. beginning on November 23...
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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)
Tinsel Trail Huntsville Alabama Christmas Tree Walk The Tinsel Trail Huntsville Alabama Christmas Tree Walk is yet another event in Big Spring Park that you don't want to miss.  Located next to the outdoor skating rink makes it easy to get in a little extra holiday fun. As you can see some folks gave their imagination free reign and broke from "traditional" decorating.  Everyone did a great job...young and old alike will enjoy a stroll through Big Spring Park and to take the chill out of the air I hear the tent next to the ice rink is selling hot chocolate.   Approximately 200 hundred decorated and lighted trees sponsored by various local businesses, groups and organizations will line both sides of a walk through Big Spring Park and will be lit every night through New Years.  Best viewi...
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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)
Big Spring Park Outdoor Ice Skating Huntsville Alabama 2012 I arrived at the Big Spring Park Outdoor Ice Skating rink earlier this morning before the rink was opened. Some people had arrived and were walking the grounds, visiting the Christmas tree walk and waiting for their chance to slide on the ice. While ice skating is not necessarily new to Huntsville Alabama, outdoor ice skating is a new attraction on the grounds of the Huntsville Museum of Art in Big Spring Park.  Huntsville does have an indoor ice rink; The Benton H. Wilcoxon Ice Complex, but the new outdoor rink in Big Spring Park opened for business on Wednesday, November 21st 2012 with the promise of something new and different to do in Huntsville and will operate through January 5th, 2013.  Admission is $10 and $3 skate rent...
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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)
U.S. Space And Rocket Center "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" I couldn't pass up letting you know about a local event called; "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center!  Anyone living in the Madison and Huntsville Alabama area knows what the Rocket City is all about and why it's called that. So it should be no surprise that the nations number one museum dedicated to the history of space and space exploration would sponsor an event called "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs", that chronicles the history of food in space.   Visitors will learn the types of foods eaten by astronauts and the changes that celestial cuisine has gone through over the years.  Who was the first astronaut to eat in space?  What types of food and how is it prepared?  What does space f...
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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)
Galaxy Of Lights Huntsville Alabama 2012     The Galaxy of Lights is held every holiday season at the Huntsville Botanic Gardens (follow the link for map of the new entrance & contact info) in Huntsville Alabama.  The Galaxy of lights began in 1996 and has grown in popularity every year since with locals and volunteers.  It’s the largest single fundraiser for the Huntsville Botanical Gardens contributing to 20% of their operating budget.  The Galaxy of Lights success is due in large to the dedicated volunteer staff of over 84 (at last count) including the “Galaxy Guys” who are the core staff of volunteers ensuring that the “Galaxy of Light’s” is never the same two years in a row.    Making up the tour are six miles of Luminaries,  six miles of extension cords over 150 lighted scenes 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)
Real Estate Professionals Credibility Matters in Real Estate, when buying and selling a home, it is important to trust the team that will represent you, from your real estate agent to the escrow officer and mortgage broker. Checking on certifications or credentials can bring peace of mind and help you as a consumer feel more “at home” with the real estate professionals with whom you will work.  The proper credentials and strong professional knowledge base can also make your real estate transaction flow more smoothly.  Learn more at the National Association of Realtors. Real Estate Professionals Credibility Matters in Real Estate, perhaps you found me through a positive referral from a friend, so feel like you are in safe hands – that’s great! However, even with the best recommendations,...
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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)
Holiday Humor From The Far Side I have this photo proudly displayed on my office door...there has got to be a few people out there that take a little pleasure in this.  Gotta love the Far Side humor.   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 in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.        
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
Called meeting at Huntsville Area Association of Realtors November 22nd, 2012 12:38 PM         We will have a special meeting at the Association office at 9:00 am on Thursday November 29th. The purpose of this meeting is to authorize a full audit of our 2012 financials and to ratify the 2013 HAAR and NALMLS budgets that have been approved by your Board of Directors. I have attached both budgets here for your review and want to point out a few details.   First, It is important to know what has gone into this process. Literally HUNDREDS of hours have been spent researching the numbers to get actual costs from which to benchmark. Every formula has been checked for accuracy. There have been over $60,000 of expenses cut from the NALMLS budget alone but the real problem that we have been exp...
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