Huntsville, AL Real Estate News

By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
127 Morningwalk Dr., Huntsville, AL 25824 Home For SaleMLS#1129012 Welcome to 127 Morningwalk Dr., Huntsville, AL 35824 located in Natures Landing at the Reserve. This full brick, 3 bedroom, 2bath home has been well maintained by the owner with many new upgrades such as; solid surface counters, motion sensor under cabinet lighting, smart irrigation system, arlo exterior security cameras, LED lighting throughout plus SS Fridge, and Samsung Washer/Dryer that convey with home.So very convenient to everything Madison and Huntsville, AL! Such as Town Madison a multi-use development offering an urban style feel with multi-family, residential, retail and home to our very own minor league team; the Rocket City Trash Pandas and much more. The new Publix grocery store and Redstone Arsenal are, bu...
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By Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor, 256-348-1527 Call/Text
(Keller Williams Realty Madison)
On a recent drive through Lake Forest on a sunny afternoon, it was striking how many residents were walking dogs, jogging, chatting, and generally enjoying the resort style environment they are fortunate enough to live in.This community is popular for several reasons including: Its outstanding amenities, including a lake, trails, swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and fitness center Its proximity to Gate 7 of Redstone Arsenal - 1 mile Its closeness to Town Madison which, when complete, will be, "a 563-acre modern, walkable, urban community that creates connectivity, community, and a cultural experience unique to North Alabama" - 3 miles A Publix grocery store at, the newly constructed, The Shoppes at Redstone Square - 1 mile Homes in Lake Forest range from affordable condos, throug...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Village Of Providence Huntsville Alabama Home For SaleVILLAGE OF PROVIDENCEMLS#1075936 5 BEDROOM 6 BATH HOME INCLUDES IN-LAW SUITE $630,000Click the following link for a detailed 3-D Tour.The following link provides daily updated information of homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCEIf you've read many of my posts before you know that I like living and working in the Village of Providence - Providence is very walk-able to the community pool, clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails and local businesses.Well known for its upscale homes and diverse architecture, the Village of Providence has strong community involvement and active Home Owners Association making this a well maintained and dynamic neighborhood.AmenitiesThere's a mix of many fine restaurants offering a variety of cuis...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Price Reduction In Midtowne On The Park Huntsville AL$419,000Midtowne On The Park Huntsville AL Home For Sale6403 Dunnavant Place, Huntsville, Alabama 35806$419,000Take advantage of this great price reduction in the very conveniently located Midtowne on the Park area of Huntsville, AL. Great location especially close to Research Park, shopping and downtown Huntsville.This Midtowne On The Park home was custom built by the owner and designed to be their forever dream home. Understated on the outside and absolutely gorgeous inside this home was built with quality, convenience and pride of ownership in mind.Some of the basics: 6403 Dunnavant Place was built in 2013. It is an open floor plan, full brick, 3,952 square foot home with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a 3 car garage. How about a grea...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Open House Sun. 11/20/16 2-4PM 6403 Dunnavant Pl. HSV. AL$440,000 MIDTOWNE ON THE PARKClick on the photo below for more details and here for a great 3D tour of this home and other available listings in MIDTOWNE ON THE PARK.MLS#1055074OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY 11/20/2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at:6403 Dunnavant Place, Huntsville, AL 35806For those with larger space requirements this 3,952 square foot, 5 bedroom 6 bath and 3 car garage home will fit the bill. Built by the owner to be their forever dream home with all the extras, this home says pride of ownership "I have it all!"Gorgeous dining area and gourmet kitchen with very special granite counter tops, double ovens, gas cook top and commercial range hood and you'll never be wanting for hot water with two Rinnai tankless water heaters. Ve...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Planets in proportion to the sun ~ a necklace that I would wear.  The only problem here is that if the clasp is at the back of your neck the earth would be at the back of your neck, you would probably only be showing off Uranus and Neptune.  Sorry, but I can't see this one being worn....  Pretty? Yes!  Practical to wear? No..  This one is Gorgeous!  I would wear these a lot!  Beautiful 18K Gold Dragon Fly, Bee, & Butterfly.  My favorite.   The Milky Way Galaxy.  Not for me as a piece of jewelry, but on display, love it!    The one displayed on the table is Desert Storm:And the one hung on the board is Huntsville Tornado: Last but not least... the one on the table is California EarthQuake.  The one hung on the display board is Tiananmen Square.   Don and I had visited the Space & Rocket ...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Huntsville Space & Rocket Center RV Park Yes, the Huntsville Space & Rocket Center has it's own RV Park!  Call to reserve a spot and Dennis will answer the phone.  If you get there after 4:45 pm, you will find a note on the door telling you which spot to park in and you leave him a check in the drop box.  If you get there before 4:45 pm, you'll meet Dennis and have a nice conversation.   He will tell you how to walk to the Space & Rocket Center without having to take the much traveled road.  See the trail in the edge of the trees from the Park to  the back of  the Center,  in the map below? Takes you to the back parking lot of the Huntsville Marriott.  The Space & Rocket Center RV Park only has 27 spaces, so hopefully you'll be one of the lucky ones like we were and get a spot.  The spa...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
3800 Williamsburg Drive, Huntsville, AL Home For SaleNew Listing Under $100,000 In:Williamsburg VillagePriced At $90,000.00 and with nearly everything updated or replaced this Huntsville, Alabama home for sale in Williamsburg Village should get a lot of attention. Great location, for commuting to downtown Huntsville, the Redstone Arsenal and Madison. Search all homes for sale in Williamsburg Village       About the homeHuntsville, AL Home For SaleThis 3 bedroom, 2 bath freshly painted ranch home at 3800 Williamsburg Dr. is absolutely move-in ready with nearly everything replaced. Original hardwood floors have been refinished in the living, dining, and bedrooms, new carpet in the family room. Also, new tile in the kitchen, hall bath and laundry room. The kitchen features all new cabinets...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Huntsville Alabama Named "Best Affordable Place To Live"A few days ago I received a message from John & Debbie McCormack out in Albuquerque, NM that included a link to a news article about the Huntsville, Alabama area. I have to admit that I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't catch this before Debbie, but since she's from this area I'll cut myself a little slack.  So, John & Debbie, I thank you.Check out WHNT's report on Huntsville's latest honor.It's no wonder that Livability.com has voted Huntsville, Alabama the best affordable place to live! When I moved to Huntsville, Alabama 9 years ago what first caught my attention were the low real estate taxes...go figure...I'm a real estate broker! Anyway, I bought a comparable home here in Alabama to the one I own outside the Chicago area a...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
The latest MLS activity I could find on 705 Hal Street were two sales in 2004. It sold for $37,500 to a local realtor. He resold it a few days later to one of his clients for $62,900.   New Century Home Solutions is a guy in Meridianville, JOHN DUNST. I don't know what he is asking for the house but there was a house down the street that sold for $42,500 last April after 358 days.  Homefacts.com has the house listed as a former drug lab house. There are health concerns about living in a former drug lab house and I would be concerned about visitors that know the house as a drug house.  I do have concerns about the neighborhood. I know Schools aren't an issue for you but you can find out about a neighborhood by looking at the schools that serve the area. Here is ranking and some statistic...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
The Friendship Bridge...My Wallpaper I've meant to retake this photo for a long time and now that more people are likely to see it than normally would as it's hidden away in my office. I'm a little embarrassed to post it and that I still haven't paid the "Friendship Bridge" another photographic visit.The "Friendship Bridge" is one of the more recognizable features in Big Spring Park, downtown Huntsville, Alabama. It was a gift from the Japanese people and specifically Major General Mikio Kimata to the city of Huntsville for its hospitality during the Generals attendance at the Redstone Arsenal's Guided Missile School Program during the mid 1960's.To me, the Friendship Bridge speaks to the character and diversity of the city.  It's a reminder to me that Huntsville attracts people from ar...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
       Calculate Your Mortgage Payment There's no shortage of ways to calculate your mortgage payment, the Internet is full of mortgage calculators to calculate approximately how much a mortgage payment will be. Click on any mortgage calculator—such as this one on my personal website, this one at Bankrate or this one at the Mortgage Calculator — just enter the relevant numbers and check out the results. You’ll see a box to plug in the mortgage amount, interest rate, term (in months) and start date. The result will give you the principal and interest portion of your mortgage payments amortized for the life of the loan, typically 15 or 30 years. However, you won't see or be provided with what the loan will actually cost you and more importantly you won't know if you will actually qualify...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
How Your Credit Score Affects Buying A HomeCredit ScoreKnowing how your credit score affects your ability to purchase a home and steps to take to improve or maintain your credit is an extremely important factor when buying a home. Many home buyers often operate under the assumption that they can afford a home based on what they are currently paying for rent, but soon learn they can't secure a loan or need to lower their expectation of what they can actually purchase because they don't understand credit scores have on their ability to purchase a home.Most have heard of or are somewhat familiar with FICO or Fair Isaac Corporation which uses an algorithm to determine your credit score. It does not show what you can afford, your ability to save or how you budget, but it does show you the co...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Condominiums And Town Homes Huntsville AlabamaCondominiums and town homes are just two of the different options available to buyers considering that first home purchase, dowinsizing or maybe an alternative to dorm living for the college student here in Huntsville, Alabama. Whatever your needs you can be sure that Huntsville offers a wide variety of Condominiums and Town Homes, styles and amenities to fit most every budget. At the writing of this post, available condominiums and town homes range in price from approximately $28,000 to well over $600,000. Condominiums and town homes offer a degree of flexibility and ease that single family home life style does not. Generally with less maintenance and cost required of the owner they can be a great alternative to the responsibility of a sing...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
 Sell Your Home In Any SeasonAs we head into the autumn season in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama,  we see many homeowner take their homes of the market thinking their home will not sell because of weather, the holidays or that traditionally it's not the prime home selling season. It is true that the real estate market does tend to pick up in the spring and summer, people do buy homes every day throughout the year.The historic home selling and buying cycle has followed a pattern of heating up in the spring and summer particularly for younger families, slowing down in late summer and picking back up again in fall. The winter months of November and December generally slows because of the holidays.Want to sell your home? Consider that new studies show homes listed in fall through New Year'...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
 Overland Cove Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale  Daily updated link to available homes and town homes for sale in Overland Cove:  Overland Cove Homes For Sale OVERLAND COVE Overland Cove is a community offering a mix of town homes and single family homes in a convenient location just north of the Village Of Providence, Built by one of Huntsville Alabama's award winning builders and offering a resort style community with pool, clubhouse and fitness center, yard care, sprinkler maintenance and pest control...just move in and enjoy. This area is serviced by the Providence and Columbia, school system.Convenience is a real plus for Overland Cove being an easy 10 minutes away from  the popular Bridge Street Towne Center and University shopping for dining, cinema department stores and groceri...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Lake Forest Homes Huntsville AlabamaFor detailed information and photos about currently available Lake Forest homes, the following link is updated daily for the most accurate and latest details...click here Lake Forest Homes For Sale.  About Lake ForestLake Forest is a unique community offering a mix of smaller homes for the first time buyer or those wanting to downsize. Much larger estate sized and luxury homes are also available for buyers with different needs. Lake Forest is made up of  distinct neighborhoods with different home styles to meet most every budget and home style preference.  Located about a minute west of the Redstone Arsenal's Gate 7 in Huntsville Alabama  Lake Forest is a great location for residents working at the Redstone Arsenal, the City of Madison City, downtown ...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Buying A Home, Is It Right For You? Is Buying a home right for you? It will most likely be one of the most important decisions you'll make and knowing if or when it's right for you can be key to your financial future. For some, buying a home can make financial sense in their twenties or as empty-nesters and anywhere in-between.Buying a home or deciding if home ownership is right for you is not entirely about your ability to pay. With home ownership comes responsibility. And that means you, the homeowner are responsible for maintenance, repairs, taxes, insurance and lets not forget the mortgage repayment! If a pipe breaks you either have to make the repair yourself or call the plumber...you no longer have the landlord as a source to call...you are the landlord! Because you can afford to ...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Solar EnergyConsidering building a new home in Huntsville, Alabama or purchasing an existing home? The following might be something of interest to you if you want to cut utility bills and go green.A challenge faced producing solar energy is collecting and storing it in an efficient way. The early days of capturing solar energy saw about 15% efficiency and is now up approximately to 35% for most solar panels. Controlling its flow has also had its problems.Tesla PowerwallTesla Motors -yes, the car company, has announced Tesla's new Powerwall for residential use and Powerpack for commercial use has taken some 38,000 orders for the units. These units are said to offer 92% in direct current efficiency.How It WorksThe Powerwall battery uses a lithium ion battery incorporating similar technolo...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
THE RESERVEThe Reserve in Huntsville Alabama is a popular community on the west side of Zierdt Rd. and just a couple of minutes from the Redstone Arsenal's Gate 7. Click on the photo below of the entrance to the Reserve for a daily updated list of homes for sale.  NEIGHBORHOOD STATISTICSAt the writing of this post there were 12 existing homes for sale plus 4 proposed construction listings. Prices range from $197,900 to $524,900. The Reserve is comprised of several smaller neighborhoods of different architectural style, price and size, however there are typically 3 neighborhoods that you can search in the Reserve: Natures Landing, Natures Pointe and The Reserve. When combined there's approximately 44 existing, new construction and proposed construction listings available. Homes vary in s...
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