hat team: How to Simplify for a More Peaceful Life - 10/16/19 07:25 AM
With summer in the rear-view mirror and the holidays approaching, life has likely gotten a lot more hectic. Chances are you have multiple schedules to juggle and little free time.  Now is a good time to simplify your life and eliminate as much stress as possible. Get started with the following steps:
Let go of extraneous possessions.  Having too many "things" can be detrimental to a peaceful life.  They cause clutter, drain your bank account and use energy and attention that could be elsewhere.  Take the time to remove unnecessary possessions from your life and you will not regret it!
Learn … (5 comments)

hat team: Tying Up Loose Ends When You Move - 10/09/19 07:10 AM
Let’s face it - moving is overwhelming no matter how well you prepare.  There are what seem like a million little pieces that all must fall into place to make a move go smoothly. And even then, it is stressful.  You are upending your life; putting everything you own into boxes and bags, and making big changes.  So, it’s easy to understand how some tasks fall through the cracks and are forgotten.  Here are some important things that many people forget to do (or don’t even realize need to be done) when moving:
Cancel recurring charges for local memberships. During the chaos … (0 comments)

hat team: Enjoy the Advantages of Downsizing - 10/02/19 06:35 AM
Have you recently become an empty nester with a home spacious enough for a large family?  Maybe it’s time to consider downsizing.  There are numerous perks to downsizing to a smaller home:
SAVING MONEY. You will not only save on your monthly mortgage payment in a smaller home, you will also save money on frivolous living.  One of the advantages of downsizing your home is that you can stop wasting money on furniture and home décor that are used to fill space rather than to fulfill a function.  Filling a smaller space will allow you to prioritize what items are important and … (1 comments)

hat team: How to Host a Fantastic Game Day Party! - 09/18/19 08:55 AM
Football season is here and whether you are cheering for Alabama or Auburn, that means party time!  Gathering with friends and family to watch your favorite team will be all the more fun with these game-day party tips!
GUEST LIST: Make sure to invite people well in advance so that you know how many to plan for.  If you are a die-hard football fan, you may want to consider only inviting other die-hard fans, but if you are just using the game as an excuse to have a party, invite anyone and everyone you enjoy socializing with. The more the merrier!  You … (1 comments)

hat team: Creating a Colorful Fall Garden - 09/10/19 10:23 AM
Fall gardens bring to mind vivid, jewel toned colors such as scarlet, deep purples and gold.  Planning for a fall garden needs to start early so that plants are established. Even if they bloom late in the season, they will be hardier and bloom best if they’ve been in the garden longer.  Before planting, research what kind of flowers and plants will do best in your area.  To help, here is a list of some that thrive in hardiness zone 8 (Montgomery, AL): Alabama USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Chrysanthemums:  Commonly called “mums”, these richly hued plants are true sign of fall. When buying … (1 comments)

hat team: A Guide to Homeowner’s Insurance - 09/04/19 06:47 AM
Becoming a homeowner for the first time can seem like a daunting task. There are so many details and many first-time homebuyers don’t know all the ins and outs of homeownership. It’s important to educate yourself and be prepared for what’s to come.  One aspect of being a homeowner is paying homeowner’s insurance. 
To understand how you pay for homeowner’s insurance, you need to understand your monthly mortgage payment and how it breaks down.  There are four parts to you mortgage payment: PITI. This stands for principal, interest, taxes and insurance.  The insurance part of your payment can vary depending upon your … (0 comments)

hat team: Thinking of Selling Your House? You Don’t Have to Wait! - 08/21/19 07:45 AM
With autumn fast approaching, you may think that you should wait until next spring or summer to sell your house.  While it is true that the warmer months are popular for home sales, that doesn’t mean autumn is a bad time to sell.  Some buyers, such as empty nesters and millennials, prefer shopping for a home when there is less competition from people trying to move before the beginning of the school year.  So, if you would like to sell your house before winter, here are some tips for making it attractive to buyers during autumn:
Keep the exterior of your … (1 comments)

hat team: What You Need to Know About Selling a Home When Divorcing - 08/07/19 05:29 AM
Moving is one of the top five most stressful life events. Divorce ranks in the top five as well.   Put those two together and you have a meltdown in the making.  If you and your spouse own a home together and you are divorcing, you are going to have to figure out what you’re going to do about the house.  This can be challenging under the most amicable of situations and can be devastating when there is bitterness and fighting.
Since your home is likely the greatest asset that you share, selling it is often necessary when parting ways.  Sentimental value may … (0 comments)

hat team: 3349 Audubon Road: Home in Walkable Location! - 05/17/19 07:34 AM
3349 Audubon Road, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 452350
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,157 sqft | Cloverdale/Idlewild
Charming Cloverdale Idlewild cottage awaiting its new owner! This adorable 2 bedroom 2 bath home has fresh paint, new carpet, and hardwood floors. The kitchen has just been updated with new cabinets and counter-tops. New vanity in back bath and nice hall bath. Decent living space with the living room and back den. Walk to the parks, restaurants and entertainment.

hat team: 533 Martha Street: Victorian Home Perched on a Hill! - 05/03/19 07:51 AM
533 Martha Street, Montgomery AL 36104
MLS# 451610
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,202 sqft | Cottage Hill
Perched high above Martha Street in the Historic Cottage Hill district sits this wonderful late 1800's Victorian home. Soaring ceilings, wide central hallway, transoms, and large rooms allow easy living in grand style. Breakfast room/keeping area at rear of entry hall has wall of windows overlooking private courtyard style back yard. Kitchen and bathrooms have been updated over the years, and the master bathroom on the second floor is eclectic and spacious. Bonus space upstairs could be converted to third bedroom, and makes a great … (1 comments)

hat team: 516 Whispering Wind Way:Gorgeous Move-in Home! - 05/02/19 06:32 PM
516 Whispering Wind Way, Deatsville, AL 36022
MLS# 451858
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,076 sqft | Pinetuckett
Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac sits this gorgeous home in Pinetuckett! Built in 2006, this one owner home is in immaculate condition. The moment you step through the front door, you will see why this property will not be on the market long! The lovely eat-in kitchen has a large island, granite counter tops and stainless appliances and opens to the family room/den with built-ins. Multiple doors open onto the fabulous glassed-in & screened-in porch that stretches across the entire back of … (2 comments)

hat team: 609 Thorn Place: Cloverdale Home on Quiet Street! - 05/02/19 03:32 PM
609 Thorn Place, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 451691
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,105 sqft | Cloverdale
Classic Cloverdale home on a quiet street! This wonderful Cloverdale home welcomes you into a spacious living room with gas log fireplace and hardwood floors. Formal dining room has enough space for large dining table, buffet, and hutch, OR if dinner parties are not your thing, how about a big pool table and a few tall tops! Oversized butler's pantry/breakfast room has lots of built-in storage. Cozy and bright sunroom makes great space for relaxation or a great home office/study. Two of the three bedrooms share … (1 comments)

hat team: Charming Bungalow Home!: 3336 Lebron Road - 04/17/19 07:46 AM
3336 Lebron Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106
MLS# 450903
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom | 2,486 sqft | Cloverdale
Hurry, this charming Cloverdale Idlewild bungalow can be yours just in time for the Spring Concert series in the park! You could listen from the front porch swing or walk a couple of blocks to enjoy what has become a huge event. Great old house features like tall ceilings, hardwood floors, wide hallway and even an upstairs bonus room. Updated kitchen with a breakfast nook and plenty of cabinets. Huge master suite with updated bath and walk-in closet. The best room just might be the side … (2 comments)

hat team: 711 Ponce de Leon: Pack Your Bags and Move to Charming Cloverdale! - 02/28/19 01:39 PM
711 Ponce de Leon, Montgomery, Al 36106
MLS# 448224
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,495 sqft | Cloverdale/Idlewild
One of Cloverdale's most charming homes is ready for it's own bath. Relax on the covered side porch or patio overlooking a pretty back yard. One block from the concerts in the park and walking distance to restaurants and shops. Check it out today! 

hat team: 2059 Bullard Street: Historic Cloverdale Home Oozing with Character! - 02/19/19 06:13 PM
2059 Bullard Street, Montgomery Al 36106
MLS # 447968
3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 1,416 sqft | Cloverdale
Cloverdale charm without the Cloverdale price tag! Here is your opportunity to live in desirable Midtown, close to everything happening in this fun, hip, and energetic part of town. This home has all the character you would expect in one of our historic districts like hardwood floors, high ceilings and with nice updates to the kitchen and bathroom. Rear deck and pergola covered patio area are great for entertaining or relaxing. Priced right to sell, and would make a rental for investment!

hat team: 412 Arrowleaf Court-Spacious Home in Sought after Lake Forest! - 12/14/18 08:30 AM
412 Arrowleaf Court, Montgomery, Al 36117
MLS# 444529
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,181 sqft | Lake Forest


519 Thorn Place, Montgomery, Al 36106
MLS# 444814
2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | 1,589 sqft | Thorn Manor
The best of lock-it and leave-it living! This 2nd floor condo at sought after Thorn Manor in Old Cloverdale in Midtown Montgomery.  This home boasts charm and character with a spacious layout. Large living room is light filled and plenty big to entertain in. Cozy front sunroom has wonderful views and is great for morning coffee, relaxing, or reading a good book. Dining room has antique built-in china cabinet for displaying your collectibles. Open galley style kitchen has lots of counter space and great storage. … (5 comments)

hat team: 1164 S McDonough St: Converted Firehouse in Desirable Garden District! - 07/23/18 05:04 AM
1164 S McDonough St, Montgomery AL 36104 
MLS# 438223
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 3,064 sqft | Garden District
A Live-Work Opportunity That Has Stood the Test of Tiime! Firehouse 9 is an exceptional and unique property, not only for Montgomery, but nationally, having been featured in magazines, books and television shows. Its notable renovation and rejuvenation has maintained the 1917 historic character, retained the original floor plan, and incorporated modern and up-to-date conveniences. Firehouse 9 is constructed of solid materials that surpass the standard of most buildings: 16” exterior masonry walls, old-growth timber interior framing, thick plaster finishes and bead-board ceilings. If you … (6 comments)

hat team: 1403 Magnolia Curve: Adorable Cloverdale Cottage on Deep Corner Lot! - 07/19/18 05:20 PM
1403 Magnolia Curve, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 437093
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 1,583 sqft | Cloverdale
Location, location, location! Nestled on an unusually deep corner lot just across from College Street park is this adorable Cloverdale cottage waiting to be rehabbed and loved by another generation. Formal living and dining rooms, plus cozy den and master bedroom with his and hers baths all on one level. Upstairs are two more bedrooms and a bath. Screened porch off living room makes a great outdoor living space with great views of the park across the street. Side yard has gardens, brick patio and lovely arbor, and there … (2 comments)

hat team: 2243 Country Club Dr - Charming Home on Desirable Country Club Dr! - 07/03/18 11:25 AM

2243 Country Club Dr, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 436401
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2,222 square feet | Country Club Estates
Sought after Country Club Drive in Midtown Montgomery! Huge great room with wood burning fireplace open to eat in kitchen!!! Former living room can be used as formal dining. Oversized main bedroom with fireplace. Wonderful screened in rear porch. Hardwood floors.  Two more good sized bedrooms and hall bath. Beautiful small fenced back yard. Property backs up to a private park. Be the first to see this desirable property!
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