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)
Drop Metal Unique Metal Objects A Somewhat Local Business, Huntsville Alabama This post may not have a lot to do with Real Estate, but it does show if you are good at and care about what you do do in life...word gets around...I'm just passing the word around,. I say somewhat local because Drop Metal was located in Lowe Mill here in Huntsville Alabama, but that location didn't allow for metal fabrication so Drop Metal moved to Tennessee which is just across the Alabama border an easy commute. Micah Gregg & Kacie Lynn (above) are striving to and succeeding at making a connection between art and product design, with the view that quality is valued over quantity.  From House Numbers and Signage to Furniture Drop Metal can add something special and set you apart from the norm. The medium the...
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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)
MidTowne On The Park, Huntsville Alabama 35806 This is another one of Madison and Huntsville Alabama newer subdivisions to write about, so  new and well hidden that most residents in the area probably haven't heard of it, but will want to know about.  MidTowne On The Park is a new subdivision that's generated lots of interest not only because of great pricing, but also because of the fine builders involved and it's prime location to shopping and employment.  Sandwiched between Research Park and University Drive shopping and restaurants you could drive up and down University or many of the side streets and eaisly miss MidTowne On The Park.  If you work in Cummings Research park the trip from MidTowne On The Park is an easy bike ride or walk to work...how cool is that to ride your bike to...
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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 & Rocket Center Mammoths and Mastodons 2012 Huntsville AL It's not always about Real Estate here in Huntsville Alabama The Traveling Exhibit; Mammoths and Mastodons is currently set at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center located at One Tranquility Base in Huntsville Alabama 35805.  Dates: May,26 through September 3, 2012.  Ticket prices are Adult $20, Children $15, Five and under Free.Phone: 1 800-63-SPACE  You'll be taken back in time to when theses giants roamed the earth and survived for millions of years from North America, Europe and into Asia.  Learn the difference between mammoths weighing up to 16,000 pounds and the smaller mastodons through hands-on and interactive displays. If you're in town for a visit you should plan about 3 hours or so if you want to tour the entire U...
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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 35806 Village Of Providence Luxury Homes For Sale Click the following link for details, pricing and photos of homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE Just say the words Village of Providence and everyone knows what you are talking about.  From the Little Gym offering programs for youngsters in gymnastics, sports skills, dance and karate from ages 4 months to 12 years to many fine restaurants like Grille 29.  More people than not have a connection to the Village of Providence in some way.  Several businesses call Providence home, Doctors & Dentists, Dry Cleaners, Beauty Salons and even a Real Estate office or two have found the Village of Providence a great place to work and play also in some part because of its great location and ease of commuting to all things ...
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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)
Discover The Dinosaurs In Huntsville Alabama 22,23,24, 2012 Discover The Dinosaurs is a traveling interactive learning experience for kids of all ages.  Discovering The Dinosaurs opened its exhibit here in Huntsville Alabama Friday night at the Von Braun Center.  Discovering the Dinosaurs is a Hands on exhibit of many museum quality static and animatronic dinosaurs.  Guests are invited to make the animatronic dinosaurs move by pressing display buttons for the appropriate body parts; arms, heads and tails.  Walk through exhibits that replicate the time period each dinosaur on display lived.  Take part in a Dino Dig, Theater, Dinosaur coloring and more.  Also for additional ticket purchase there's a T-Rex ride, inflatables, Face Painting and other activities. The Von Braun Center located ...
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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 Phillips Creek Subdivision Homes For Sale Relocating to Huntsville Alabama to join NASA, one of the many NASA contractors or the Redstone Arsenal?  It could be that you're just moving across town and wanting a newer or larger home...if so Phillips Creek subdivision might interest you.  There are 6 homes for sale in Phillips Creek priced from $219,900 to $269,900 that are certainly worth a look.  For photos and details of all available homes in Phillips Creek please click on the following link:  Phillips Creek Huntsville Alabama Homes for sale. Homes for sale in Phillips Creek offer from 3 bedrooms/2 baths to 4 bedrooms/4baths.  Living space is nicely proportioned from 2,151 to 2,917 square feet, most homes have granite and tile in the wet areas.  In the last 6 monthst...
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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 Plantation South Condominiums A relatively unknown condominium community in our area is Huntsville Alabama's Plantation South Condominiums.  They are very affordable hidden gems tucked away on a little hill top just minutes away from downtown Huntsville Alabama and Madison Alabama.  An older condominium complex, Plantation South is just a short drive south on Memorial Parkway in South West Huntsville Alabama.  It's just ten minutes away from downtown Huntsville and an even shorter trip to gate 1 of the Redstone Arsenal, Plantation South Condominiums offers an alternative to pricier and less convenient areas.  This condominium  community is also in the highly rated Virgil I. Grissom High School district, convenient to shopping and easy access to many fine restaurants l...
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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)
Maxwell Place Condominiums Huntsville Alabama 35802 Condos For Sale Click here for photos and details of all Maxwell Place Condominiums. Homes for sale or condos for sale in southeast Huntsville Alabama are a hidden gem.  While it is an older area of Huntsville what you lack in buying new is well made up for buying in an established area with mature trees, landscaping and easy access to shopping and employment.  Recreation is also just minutes away with Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Hampton Cove and Ditto Landing for a little water fun on the Tennessee River. There is a strong home owners association in Maxwell Place maintaining the common grounds, tennis, pool, and yard maintenance.  Also provided in the association fee are: Exterior building maintenance, exterior insurance and wate...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
           
                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
06/18/2012
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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)
Overland Cove Town Home and Garden Home Community, Huntsville Alabama Overland Cove Townhome is just minutes north of the Village Of Providence, Huntsville Alabama and is one of our newer Townhome and Garden Home Communities.  Townhomes and Garden Homes for sale in Overland Cove are in a great location for ease of commuting 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 best known award winning builders.  This community should be on your "must see list" and should not be overlooked when searching for that new home.  This is resort style community living offers; pool, clubhouse and fitness center, Home Owners Association fees for the townhomes are...
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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 & Rocket Center Celebrating Armed Forces Week Huntsville AL The number one tourist attraction in Alabama is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama.  Like many other attractions in Huntsville the U.S. Space and Rocket Center invites all military personnel and their immediate families to attend the Museum free of charge.  This also includes the current Mammoths & Mastodons  exhibit. If you asked most people where the U.S. space program began they might say Cape Canaveral, Florida or Houston Texas, but that would not be accurate.  While those places certainly hold a place in history regarding our nations space program, Huntsville Alabama is where it all really began when Dr. Werhner von Braun arrived in 1950.  Rockets that put our first satellite into space and r...
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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 Museum Of Art Celebrates Armed Forces Week June 12-15, 2012 Another of the many area attractions celebrating Armed Forces Week June 12-15, 2012 is the Huntsville Museum of Art.  There will be no admission fee charged for all military personnel with a Military ID including their immediate family.  Phone:  (256) 535-4350 Other posts featuring places of interest offering free admission to the military. Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Sci-Quest Current exhibitions include:  The Red Clay Survey:  2012 Exhibition of Southern Contemporary ArtEncounters:  Sloane BibbChicks:  American Women from the Collection  Huntsville Museum Of Art, Huntsville Alabama The Huntsville Museum Of Art, Huntsville Alabama is a very special place in downtown Huntsville and has always been with me since I r...
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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)
Sci-Quest Celebrates Armed Forces Week June 11-15 Huntsville Alabama In addition to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Sci-Quest, a hands on science center, will be opening its doors during Armed Forces Week June 11-15 to all military members with an ID and up to five family members absolutely free.  Year round there is a military discount for all family members, but during Armed Forces week many businesses are opening their doors and waiving admission fees to all military members & family with an ID.   Standard admission fees are $9.00/Adults, $8.50/Seniors.$8.00/Children, Members admitted free. Click here to go directly to the Sci-Quest web page. Sci-Quest is located at 102 Wynn Dr. NWCalhoun State Community CollegeHuntsville, Alabama 35805Phone: (256) 837-0606   If you need a knowledge...
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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)
Armed Forces Week Celebrated Huntsville AL Huntsville Botanic Gardens This week several events are scheduled throughout Huntsville Alabama celebrating the U.S. Armed Forces.  One event will take place at the Huntsville Botanic Gardens where active and retired members of the military and their immediate families will be admitted free Saturday June 9-Sunday June 17, 2012.  Active and retired military are allowed admission at discounted rates all other times.  For more information please call (256) 830-4447 ext. 0 Location:Huntsville Botanic Gardens4747 Bob Wallace Ave.Huntsville, Alabama 35805   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 shoul...
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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 35806 Indian Creek Cove Subdivision To see details and photos of all available home in this subdivision click here on:  Indian Creek Cove Homes For Sale  Indian Creek Cove is in the Monrovia and Sparkman school district just north of Douglas & east of Indian Creek Road.  Indian Creek Cove is located just 5 minutes north of the very popular Village of Providence and also University (Hwy 72) corridor shopping with many fine restaurants, malls and grocery stores.  Areas of employment such as the second largest research park in the nation, Cummings Research Park and the Redstone Arsenal are mere minutes away.  Just to the east of Indian Creek Cove is Jordan Lane (Hwy 53) for quick access to University and Research Park Blvd. a direct route to I-565 and the Redstone Arsena...
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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 Ledges Huntsville Alabama Scotch & Chevre Tasting A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Alabama.  There will also be an auction of exclusive Scotch, Cigars & Chevre. This is one event I couldn't let pass without a mention.  A Scotch and Chevre Tasting is scheduled for June 21, 2012  at 32 Castle Down Drive, Huntsville Alabama in The Ledges.  To confirm time and date please call (256) 423-2238 or email:  amanda.lang@bellechevre.com Fee:  $78.00, be sure to call and confirm date and time. While my favorite whiskey is Jack Daniels single barrel, I also like Scotch whiskey.  I'm also a big cheese lover so this event is right up my alley.  Rickey Crawford an International Scotch Whiskey Connoisseur and Tasia Malakasis of Belle Chevre locat...
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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)
I'm Of Thinking Renting, Why Should I Buy Instead Of Renting A Home With the advantages that a buyer has in today's market it just doesn't make sense in my opinion to rent.  You can actually buy a home now in most instances for less monthly payments than renting.  Of course if you are in a job with a high potential for moving or relocation then renting may be a good option for you. Renters have the option generally of not being tied to a home and can move relatively quick.  Home or yard maintenance usually is not an issue, however, renters don't always have the option of decorating as they wish, everything must be cleared through the property management or rental office...there is no sense of permanence and there are no tax advantages. Homeowners on the other hand own their home and can...
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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 Exactly Are Closing Costs?  Great question and the answer to what costs apply to you really depends on what kind of loan you are applying for or if you're paying cash.  There are buyers and sellers closing costs and they are essentially the costs associated with the purchase or sale of a home.  You may also look at closing costs as fees associated with obtaining a mortgage.   Who pays each cost or fee varies by custom or state and a your Realtor or lender will be able to answer that question. The quick answer to how much the closing costs will be, at least in here in Northern Alabama is 2%-5% of the purchase price of the home.  Remember, if you're paying cash, there are fewer fees. Some typical closing costs that you will see that are considered negotiable closing costs (before a c...
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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)
Space Camp 30th Anniversary Huntsville Alabama Huntsville Alabama aptly named the "Rocket City" is the location for Space Camp 30th Anniversary celebration and with good reason this is where you will find Space Camp on the grounds of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  Be sure to mark this date on your calendar:  June 14-16, 2012.  Former staff, alumni and their families and friends are invited to spend Thursday through Saturday attending many activities, geared for all ages.  Kids workshops, aviation challenge simulators, "Dream is Alive" in the iMax, special showing of the movie "Space Camp" and so much more.  Alumni may click here to register for updates to the event. For tickets call (256) 271-7218 or (256) 721-7114 Below is a short 2 minute video clip of a former Space Camp attendee...
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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)
Is This A Safe Neighborhood? That question is as ambiguous as it is difficult to answer and one I do not attempt to answer.  First of all what "safe" means to me could be and most probably is entirely different than your idea of what "safe" is.  To some folks "safe" is a gated community with 24 hour guard house.  To others "safe" may mean you can leave your house unlocked while out running errands.  My blanket statement is:  If that is important to you, you should call the local police department and ask questions about the neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods.  Another really good way to get a feel for any community you are considering relocating to is simply drive the neighborhood at different times of the day.  Knock on a few doors...who better to learn from than the neighbors!...
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