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)
Terms Every Home Buyer And Seller Should Know The real estate industry, like most others, uses jargon that is sometimes difficult to understand. Consider this a primer to learning a few of those terms!  Below you have a step by step definition of Terms to Know When Buying or Selling a Home which will make you sound “in the know” when buying or selling a home.  Remember that terms and documents used, their meaning and guidelines do vary from state to state, but the following definitions are a very good representation of a few of those terms you will become familiar with during a real estate transaction. "CLOSING" - Closing refers to the final steps in securing a home purchase.  When a property is sold, it is referred to as "closed." “OFFER” - Buyers “offer” a contracted rate on a home 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)
Hire A Buyers Agent, What A Buyer Needs To Know About Buying A Home What A Buyer Needs To Know About Buying A Home...There are many things that fall under the category of what abuyer needs to know about buying a home.  I'll write follow up posts describing what I think are the most important items, however this post is about why a buyer should hire their own buyers agent. To begin, most often a buyers agent will not cost you the buyer anything as the homeowner or "seller" pays that brokerage fee.  There are times when a home buyer will retain the services of a buyers agent and pay his/her fee, those details will be clearly stated in a buyers agency agreement along with other details of how you the buyer and your buyer agent are expected to perform.  Remember that your buyer agent's job ...
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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)
Townhomes For Sale Huntsville Alabama Overland Cove Subdivision The following link is updated daily where you may search:  Townhomes For Sale Huntsville Alabama Overland Cove Subdivision Townhomes For Sale Huntsville Alabama Overland Cove Subdivision are well located in Huntsville just minutes away from the Village Of Providence,  it's 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 well known and award winning builders.  This townhome community should be on your "must see list" when searching for that new home.  The re...
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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)
In In Huntsville Alabama you'll find a variety of  fireplaces;  vented, non-vented gas, natural wood burning and it's important that they are well maintained.  Below will provide information insuring that your family is protected and safe this winter. Important information about Maintaining Your Fireplace Huntsville Alabama.  As colder weather approaches, images and thoughts of home-cooked baked goods and cider by the fire seem to be everywhere, from the local home improvement stores to pinterest. Have you readied your home for the approaching season? A little preparation now will ensure that you are ready and able to get cozy when the opportunity to snuggle strikes. A call to the chimney sweep can have your fireplace in good order in no time, Proper maintenance (bi-annually or every 75...
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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)
Homes For Sale Potter's Mill Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale Potter's Mill Huntsville Alabama-this link provides a daily updated list for all homes for sale in Potter's Mill. Potter's Mill in Madison County has the desirable Madison City address, but is actually located in Huntsville Alabama municipality.  Located on the east side of Slaughter road south of University (Hwy 72), Potter's Mill is only minutes from Cummings Research park, the Redstone Arsenal or downtown Huntsville.  It's also only minutes away from Hwy 72 shopping, restaurants and all that Madison Alabama has to offer such as parks, walking trails, Rainbow Mountain and the Publix and New Kroger grocery stores.  Being only minutes away from I-565 makes Potter's Mill subdivision a very attractive consideration in affordab...
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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)
 Consider Decorating Your Madison Huntsville Alabama Home For Sale With Jack-O-Lanterns Consider Decorating Your Madison Huntsville Alabama Home For Sale With Jack-O-Lanterns to brighten up you porch and call attention to your home.  Buyers are still out looking and will be into the winter and it's fairly well accepted that buyers looking during the holidays a serious. Is your Madison or Huntsville Alabama home currently for sale?  You might consider decorating for the holidays…namely…Halloween.  As the days count down to Halloween you may find yourself trying to determine the best way to enliven your porch pumpkin.  While many techniques have been developed for jack-o-lantern carving and design, the basic principles below can guide you to well-lit spooky success as you entertain trick-...
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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)
Scam Alert For Verizon Wireless  Even the included phone number sounds very authentic, but something didn't feel right so I called the number from my statement and got through to customer service who was able to tell me just what I suspected...that my account was up-to-date.  Since this looked so real I thought I'd get it out there for everyone as soon as possible. I received this email supposedly from Verizon Wireless today and while it looks very authentic...it's a SCAM!!!! I snipped this from the original email so that none of the links would be active.  However when I hover over the links in the original email something totally unrelated to Verizon pops up. If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don’t you let me Google that 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)
Tate Farms Meridianville Alabama Client Bash 2012 Our Tate Farms Meridianville Alabama Client Bash 2012 turned out to be a big success.  All the panic attacks subsided after we got into the swing of the evening and saw that our clients, their family and friend had a great time.  The panic attacks were triggered because originally, we didn't know what to expect in terms of turn out...we thought maybe 300 or 400 people would register for a night at Tate Farms.  However, as we watched the attendance list grow past 400...500 (happy), 600 (wow), 700 (can we handle this?), 800 (I think we're in trouble), 900 (panic setting), 1000 (total terror I'm going to Chicago for the weekend).  We cut off registration finally and the only reason we waited so long was because we were all stunned at what w...
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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)
Good Time To Buy Or Sell Your Madison Or Huntsville Alabama Home Selling or buying a home...this is a Good Time To Buy Or Sell Your Madison Or Huntsville Alabama Home!  Fannie Mae just released the results of September's National Housing Survey which delivers good news for Madison andHuntsville Alabama if you are trying to sell your home or buy a new home. Americans at large are feeling positive about the housing market and economy in general. “Consumers are showing increasing faith...” said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist of Fannie Mae. “Home price change expectations have remained positive for 11 straight months, and the share expecting home price declines has stabilized at a survey low of only 11 percent. Furthermore, the Federal Reserve’s latest round of quant...
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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)
An Affordable Time to Buy a Home-2012 Many areas around the country are beginning to get attention for the affordability of buying a home and a number of those areas were some of the hardest hit during the housing down turn, but Madison and Huntsville Alabama's steady market has always been an affordable option, even more so now with home prices and the interest rates where they currently stand. A combination of historically low mortgage rates and past declines in home pricing are resulting in the most affordable home market in two decades. I say "past declines" because many areas have turned a corner seeing home prices begin to rise.  This is great news for home buyers, provided they are able to qualify for a loan to buy before home prices and rates both climb. Stricter guidelines 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)
Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama Home Fore Sale Now Pending Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama Home For Sale Now Pending.  Recently I posted about this home for sale in the Village of Providence, it was a very good deal in one of Huntsville Alabama's most popular communities and one lucky buyer saw the value and is waiting to close on their dream home. Click on the following link if you would like to view details and photos of all available homes in The Village of Providence This Village of Providence home was on the market about 2 1/2 months...a little longer than we'd like to see, but still not bad considering this home is in a higher price bracket and that the homeowner  built this home and has barely lived in it 10 months.  This is actually fairly typical for this 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)
Make A Wish 5K&1 Mile Fun Run, Village Of Providence Oct. 6 2012 The Make A Wish 5K&1 Mile Fun Run, Village Of Providence Oct. 6 2012 has come to an end and joined last years Make-A-Wish Run in history with an eye on 2013.  Originally I was going to ride my motorcycle on part of the Tail of the Dragon motorcycle ride through Eastern Tennessee, but I woke up to rain and cool temps this morning and decided that cool was ok, but cold and wet wasn't so I volunteered my time at the Make-A-Wish 5K & 1Mile Fun Run, Village Of Providence early this morning. The weather did keep some runners away, but we still had a nice turnout with smiles all around...and a few chattering teeth.  Just thought I'd post some of this morning's photos before I head out the door to show a few properties.   If you n...
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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)
Make A Wish 5K&1 Mile Fun Run, Village Of Providence Oct. 6, 7-7:45 AM It's that time of the year again for the Make A Wish 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, Village Of Providence Oct. 6, 7-7:45 AM.  This is a great opportunity to raise money to fulfill a child's wish with life-threatening illnesses and this event benefits children in North Alabama.  Visit last years post and event: Make A Wish 5K&1 Mile Fun Run, Village Of Providence.  Like last years event there will be inflatables, face painting and some great restaurants to enjoy. This link will take you directly to the Make-A-Wish site for this event.  I'm told that each wish costs approximately $7,000. and last years event raised over $20,000.00, collected from local businesses and participant donations.  I probably won't be there this year 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)
  Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama 35806 homes for sale Searching for Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama 35806 homes for sale? Then you’ll want to click the following link for details, pricing and photos of homes for sale in: THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE Many of my local blog posts include the Village of Providence. It’s not for a lack of other subdivisions to keep you informed about, but more to the point, I work in Providence and know it well. More importantly, the Village of Providence is a great place to live, very walkable with a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center and very central in Huntsville Alabama offering easy commuting to where ever you need to go. Schools are also a prime factor for those relocating to the Village of Providence, follow this link for: Hunts...
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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)
Tate Farms Invitation From @Homes Realty Group October 13, 6PM-9PM  This is an open invitation to all @Homes Realty Group clients, their family and friends.   You're Invited to... @Homes 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Fest October 13 from 6PM-9PM Tate Farms in Meridianville www.AtHomesGreatPumpkinFest.com We will have the run of the entire farm so bring your family and friends to enjoy all of your favorite pumpkin past times including: Jumping Pillow, Hay Ride to Pumpkin Field, Play in the Cotton Jump, Hay Bale Maze, 4 Corn Cribs to Play in, and Animals to pet!  Don't forget about the Barnyard Playground!  Our "Little Pumpkins" can enjoy: cotton picker slide, tire tower, and corn train rides.  Get some great photo ops at the Fall Photography Displays and stop by the General Store for a souven...
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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)
    @Homes Realty Buyer & Seller Seminar September 27, 2012 5-7:30 P.M.    ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAIN - REGISTER TODAY!   No Obligation, Free Seminar   Buying a home can be a very scary process!  You may have a ton of questions about the process or may not even know where to begin which is perfectly normal.  We have gathered several industry professionals to speak about the in's and out's of purchasing a home in Huntsville as well as answer any questions that you may have.  Even if you are not looking to buy a home for several months, this seminar will provide very helpful information in a no-pressure atmosphere.     Topics that will be covered include: Searching for Homes and Understanding Contracts with @Homes Real Estate Advisors Choosing your agent:  Who can you trust in the transactio...
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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 you need to consider when selling your home Trying to sell your home but not getting the foot traffic and interest you expected? Chances are your home is not priced correctly or not available at the right hours. Pricing to sell is a very individual process and may not always be about current market rates and comparable properties. However some simple principles listed below can help you to get your home sold quickly. Oftentimes home prices are set too high from the get-go, resulting in more days on the market and lowered enthusiasm when response from buyers is lackluster. Buyers typically focus on new listings, so pricing your home at a reasonable and realistic price is key, especially when you first list your home for sale. Once you’ve set your price, you must showcase or “stage” ...
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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)
Lake Forest Huntsville Alabama 35824 Homes For Sale New Construction View photos and details of all available Lake Forest homes click on:  LAKE FOREST HOMES FOR SALE Lake Forest Subdivision south of I-565, down Zierdt Rd to Martin Rd. and west about one minute from Gate 7 on the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama is a newer 700 acer community comprised of smaller communities with a variety of home styles to satisfy many preferences.  Lake Forest is well located for those working at the Redstone Arsenal just minutes away.  A well funded Home Owners Association keeps the community perfectly manicured, with dues being very reasonable at $600 annually including, clubhouse, pool and common grounds maintenance.  Lake Forest community is in the Williams Elementary, Williams Middle and Colu...
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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)
Showing Real Estate And Hanging With Celeb's In Hartselle Alabama Todays Real Estate adventure was a little out of my routine area, but it was worth it because now I'm hanging with  celebrities....well, one to be exact and it's true what they say about some of those celebs in the spotlight being rather "plastic".  Don't tell anyone, but I think we're both about the same age. This is Mary and Joe who decided to get in on the fun...just taking a break while looking at homes and hanging with the Colonel.    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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