casalesells: What A Great Time To Be A Fourth-Grader In Alabama - 01/31/12 12:50 PM
Being a Mom of a fourth-grader, the news I read today makes me one VERY proud and excited Parent!
It was announced today that Fourth-grade students across Alabama are going to be given a chance to be an integral part of space exploration. The Rocket City Space Pioneers announced a contest that will allow fourth-graders to name its moon lander. The students from the Huntsville Center for Technology, who are members of the Rocket City Space Pioneers team, built a full-scale model of a moon lander, which they unveiled on Tuesday.
"Every spacecraft needs a name," said Tim Pickens, chief … (1 comments)

casalesells: My credit isn't good enough to buy a home.....what now? - 05/04/11 04:01 AM
Great blog and great information written by Mark Schmitz. Are you wondering why your credit score is what it is even though you thought you did everything right? Mark gives these tips to make sure your credit score is good enough to make that home ownership dream come true. 1st off......who are you to say it isn't?  You definately need to talk to a mortgage professional and have a tri-merge credit pull done.  Why a tri-merge?   Banks will always look at all 3 of your credit scores and use the median score to determine your creditworthiness.

2nd.......with banks tightening their … (0 comments)

casalesells: My Spring Renewal..... - 03/17/11 05:53 PM
Wow, it has been some time since I have actually written a blog entry. My life has been wonderfully busy...with that my Spring Renewal Blog.
It started with my blogging here on ActiveRain. I met the most brilliant person, Elizabeth Cooper-Golden of @ Homes Realty Group here in Huntsville. She was pursuing me for some time and really needed agents that she could trust. Me. I was beyond words and was very flattered. But, I was set in my old ways, in my old company, doing my same old things with hopes that my business would pick up.
With the … (19 comments)

casalesells: FICOs and FHA: 2 Big Lenders Loosen Up! - 02/04/11 01:44 AM
This according to an article written by 
Ken Harney for Inman News™  on Monday, January 31, 2011. For all those who are wanting to buy but didn’t think they could, call me. I will connect you with the right mortgage lender and we can begin to look for your new home.

Here’s some unexpected good news for anybody working to get buyers into houses, especially first-timers who don’t have much down payment cash on … (4 comments)

casalesells: Wordless Wednesday...what not to do when trying to sell your home. - 02/02/11 07:02 AM
Hmmmmm....this little...distraction...has been sitting by the front door for over a week. Notice the "New Price" sign?


casalesells: Farley Elementary School District Market Update for January 2011 - 02/02/11 05:44 AM

January 2011 is over and it is almost hard to believe that the school year is half over. The Farley Elementary School District has so many exciting developments in the works from the new Fire Station No. 7 opening up just a walk away to all the new subdivisions either selling or just starting to break ground (Farley Farms). This is the place to look first and live!
Autumn Ridge, Quail Ridge, Fleer Estates and Sandhurst are all established subdivisions. They have homes from 1000 sq.ft. up to 2600 sq.ft. Sandhurst is the original development, then Autumn Ridge/Quail Ridge … (0 comments)

casalesells: Your chance to say what your Community needs~Huntsville, Alabama residence - 01/16/11 01:38 AM

<Have the next best developing idea for Huntsville, AL? Want to have your say as to what needs to be done, where a certain store/restaurant is needed? You have your chance. On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will host a retail summit to pinpoint stores and restaurants that local residents want the city to pursue in 2011 and beyond. Called "Developing Ideas: Planning for Huntsville's Future".
The event includes a panel discussion led by Mayor Tommy Battle and two city department heads directly involved in retail recruitment, Economic Development Director Joe Vallely and Acting Planning Director … (0 comments)

casalesells: The New FICO 8 Score - 07/27/10 12:54 PM
I have been trying to keep updated with credit scoring and financing because it has a direct effect on the real estate market and, therefore, me. I found this great article by Leslie McFadden,, written today about the new FICO 8 score...A VERY interesting read. Enjoy and share it with everyone you know.
FICO announced today that more than 2,700 lenders are using its latest and greatest consumer credit scoring model known as the "FICO 8 Score." According to FICO's own research, its newest credit score improves credit risk prediction by as much as 15 percent over earlier generations. The score debuted in … (0 comments)

casalesells: Prequalification vs Preapproval - 07/17/10 04:15 AM
I just received and negotiated an offer on a home I have listed. The agent insisted that his client, who was a first time homebuyer,  was approved for a loan and will fax me the letter. Nothing. RED FLAG. I get a call from the mortgage company for the buyer and he stated that he will be faxing the letter to me. I thought. When I got the letter it was clearly a prequalification and not a preapproval. I had to explain to the other agent what I received and he thought his client had been preapproved. He will be having … (7 comments)

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Huntsville, AL

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