real estate: 404 E Fairview Ave: Charming Home Ready for Your DIY Attitude! - 05/22/24 01:32 PM
404 E Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36105
MLS# 557083
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1 Half Baths | 2,256 Square Feet South Hull District
Here's the prettiest fixer upper you'll find! The exterior could use a little TLC but you will fall in love with the interior! Situated on a huge corner lot, this charming home offers an updated kitchen with breakfast bar, large light filled living room and dining room and two sunrooms! The downstairs sunroom is right off the living room and perfect for a den or home office, the upstairs sunroom is off the master and great for a dressing room/closet. … (9 comments)

real estate: Cleaning and Maintaining Your Gas Grill - 05/22/24 07:52 AM
Summer is almost here and for many families, that means it is cookout time!  One of the best things about cooking out on the grill is that there are fewer pots and pans to wash than with stovetop cooking. While you don’t have to scrub down your gas grill to shiny perfection after each use, it is important to give it a deep clean every now and then to make sure it runs safely and efficiently. Here’s how!
Gather your cleaning supplies - You may want to use gloves and you will need a nylon grill brush, aramid fiber-wrapped brush or … (4 comments)

real estate: 3191 Thomas Ave: Stunning Edgewood Home with Traditional Elegance! - 05/02/24 07:58 AM
3191 Thomas Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 556412
4 Bedrooms | 2 Full Baths | 2 Half Baths | 3,589 Square Feet | Edgewood
Stunning Edgewood home has only been owned by two families! Traditional elegance with grand curved staircase and large living spaces are now combined with updated fixtures and contemporary style living. Current owners love entertaining neighbors and friends in the oversized dining room, bright cheery sunroom, and extensive yard and gardens. Main floor has two powder rooms for convenience, and a cozy den/study with fireplace. Retro kitchen boasts a new commercial stove/oven, and breakfast room/butler's pantry has tons of built-in cabinets. Upstairs … (6 comments)

real estate: A Guide to Mortgage Loan Terminology - 04/15/24 12:57 PM
When you are considering the purchase of a new home, one of the first things to think about is if you will be able to get a mortgage loan. At the start of the home buying process, you will hear terms like “pre-qualification”, “pre-approval”, and “conditional approval”. If you are not familiar with these terms and their meanings, it can add to the already stressful process of entering the housing market as a buyer.
While all these terms may sound similar, they are not the same. Pre-qualification, pre-approval, and the conditional approval letter share common characteristics, but they occur at different times … (4 comments)

real estate: 128 High St: Investment Opportunity in Montgomery’s Historic Downtown - 04/10/24 05:26 AM
128 High Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
MLS# 554749
5 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 3,980 Square Feet | Downtown Montgomery
 Amazing investment opportunity in Montgomery's Downtown District! This stately home built in 1900 is zoned for multi-use and is located within Walking Distance to the Equal Justice Initiative and Montgomery's Downtown Entertainment District. Recently renovated for an Airbnb. Professionally Designed Floor Plan (including furnishing ideas/suggestions) and a List of Improvements can be found in Supplements. Special features include soaring ceilings, original architectural details, new kitchen, two new bathrooms, new light fixtures, upstairs kitchenette addition and large bedrooms. This is your chance to add to the … (6 comments)

real estate: 728 E Fairview Ave: Pristine Cloverdale/Idlewild Beauty! - 03/29/24 03:00 PM
728 E Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 553557
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,880 Square Feet | Cloverdale
This pristine Cloverdale Idlewild beauty has only had 2 owners! The large front porch welcomes you and your guests inside where you are greeted with hardwood floors, high ceilings and arched doorways, and original sconces. Living area with ventless fireplace and a gorgeous limestone mantle, large formal dining room, sunroom with wall-to-wall windows and brick floors and open eat-in kitchen with vintage built-ins. Master bedroom with private bath. Great attic storage, and if that's not enough, you MUST see the garage/workshop out back that would … (5 comments)

real estate: 9171 Vaughn Rd: Exquisite Pike Road Estate on 4.7 Acres! - 03/21/24 08:43 AM
9171 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, AL  36064
MLS# 553924
4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Half Baths | 4,740 Square Feet | Pike Road
EXQUISITE PIKE ROAD ESTATE SITUATED ON 4.7 +/- ACRE CORNER LOT! As you pull down the circular drive you are greeted by a cast iron fountain and beautiful landscaping. The grand foyer has soaring ceilings, handmade wood brick floors and a chandelier that is sure to catch your eye. The living room has lots of windows and a masonry fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. The dining room has antique wood pocket doors. The kitchen has granite countertops, a smooth surface … (7 comments)

real estate: 3241 Gatsby Ln: Adorable Patio Home in Hillwood West! - 03/21/24 06:20 AM
3241 Gatsby Lane, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 552544
2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,518 Square Feet | Hillwood West
Neat as a pin in Hillwood West! This adorable patio home is the perfect spot to land if you are looking for low maintenance. The open floor plan has a living room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar and a family room/den perfect for an office. Two bedrooms are on opposite ends with two full bathrooms in between. Ideal location close to the interstate, restaurants, and shopping.
Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Lauren Keen, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

real estate: 3012 Norman Bridge Rd: Investment Opportunity in Prime Location! - 03/05/24 12:54 PM
3012 Norman Bridge Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36105
MLS# 553669
8 Bedrooms | 4 Baths | 4-Plex | Southmont
Great investment opportunity and prime location in Midtown/Cloverdale area! This brick 4-plex has spacious 2 bedroom /1 bath apartments with hardwood floors and large rooms. 3 of the units have screened porches, and 1 upstairs unit has an enclosed porch/sunroom! Some of the units come with a washer/dryer and dishwasher. Incoming electrical system and meters/breaker boxes updated within the last few years. Exterior has just had fresh paint, rotten wood replacement, and porches refreshed. Ample parking in the rear off Norman Bridge. Across from historic Brewbaker … (10 comments)

real estate: Things Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Know - 02/26/24 09:56 AM
Purchasing your first home is a huge milestone…and not one that should be taken lightly.  It’s a big commitment and you want to be sure you get it right. It is important that you educate yourself before you begin the home buying process so that you can find the right property and procure the financing for it. 
Here are some things you should know as a first-time homebuyer:
PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE HOME BUYING PROCESSEntering the home buying process for the first time might feel a little overwhelming. You will have a lot of questions, but don’t worry, there will be people who … (1 comments)

real estate: 3174 Lexington Rd: Charming Cloverdale Home with Stylish Updates! - 02/14/24 08:44 AM
3174 Lexington Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 552107
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,533 Square Feet | Cloverdale/Idlewild
Love the charm of Cloverdale but looking for stylish updates too? Then this is the one for you! Entering this house, it's impossible to not fall in love with the unique arched front door! Then you're immediately greeted with beautiful hardwood floors and ample amounts of natural light! The living room, dining area and kitchen are all open creating plenty of space for the family or entertaining friends! The kitchen has updated counter tops, subway tile and cabinetry making cooking a pleasure. Wait until you see … (6 comments)

real estate: 3264 LeBron Rd: Classic Historic Features in this Cloverdale Charmer! - 02/02/24 11:57 AM
3264 Le Bron Road, Montgomery, AL  36106
MLS# 551684
3 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | 1 Half Bath | 1,815 Square Feet | Cloverdale/Idlewild
This Cloverdale charmer offers the best of both worlds! Classic historic features you would expect in a vintage home, with improved amenities like a new roof, updated electrical, tankless water heater and more. Half bath added for guests, hall/main bath updated with glass/tile walk-in shower and separate tub, and beautiful spacious kitchen with new appliances, new cabinets, and gorgeous countertops. Bonus room has closet and could be 4th bedroom, den, home office, or playroom. Cozy covered deck overlooks lush, fenced backyard … (5 comments)

real estate: Why Homebuyers Should Never Say No to a Home Inspection - 01/14/24 11:54 AM
With all the fees and expenses involved in purchasing a home, it may be tempting to skip the  home inspection to avoid spending the money.  But in the long run, it may cost you more to skip it. Home inspections sometimes reveal things that ultimately could have cost you way more than the fee involved.
While you might believe that sellers are being honest about the condition of the home, it’s important not to take their word for it. Truthfully, they probably are being honest. But they don’t necessarily see what could be “wrong” with the house any more than you do. … (6 comments)

real estate: 1809 Winona Ave: Move-in Ready 3 Bed Capitol Heights Home! - 01/09/24 08:11 AM
1809 Winona Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36109
MLS# 550038
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,665 Square Feet | Capitol Heights
Welcome to Capitol Heights! This move in ready home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths has just been updated for its new owner. Walk in to find beautifully refinished hard wood floors, fresh paint, new door hardware and tons of natural light. The huge kitchen has a new tile floor, new granite countertops and new stove and dishwasher. Both bathrooms have been spruced up with a new shower and new vanities. Check it out today!
Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Lauren Keen, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

real estate: 2444 Winchester Rd: Vaughn Meadows Home with a Spacious Layout! - 12/13/23 06:27 AM
2444 Winchester Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 549594
4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2,511 Square Feet | Vaughn Meadows
Welcome to 2444 Winchester Road in Vaughn Meadows, conveniently located in Midtown Montgomery! You will love the spacious layout this well maintained one owner home offers! Upon entering you will notice there are plenty of areas for your family and friends to spread out. The kitchen offers beautiful granite counter tops, a nicely tiled backsplash, unique brick flooring and all the needed space for cooking! You will fall in love with the high ceilings and natural light flooding into the freshly painted great room. Down the … (2 comments)

real estate: 116 Brantwood Dr: Classic Brick Home in Lovely Morningview! - 12/06/23 06:11 AM
116 Brantwood Drive, Montgomery, AL 36109
MLS# 549535
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,618 Square Feet | Morningview
This one-owner Morningview home is ready to move into! Classic 1950's design boasts large living room, dining room, and updated kitchen with sunny breakfast room. Knotty pine 3rd bedroom off kitchen has fireplace with Alabama sandstone and could swing as a wonderful cozy den/family room. The central hallway leads to the guest bath, 2nd bedroom, and main bedroom. The former back porch is enclosed to make laundry room (hence small window unit in that room.) Large, fenced back yard has patio and big storage/workshop building (former … (6 comments)

real estate: 476 Caldwell Pl: Custom-Built Home in Desirable Caldwell Place! - 11/30/23 08:51 AM
476 Caldwell Place, Montgomery, AL  36109
MLS# 549446
2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,648 Square Feet | Wing Wood
This immaculate, custom-built, one-owner home in desirable Caldwell Place has so much to offer! Perched on a bluff in a quiet cul-de-sac, this patio home feels private and secluded. Beautiful landscaping (fed by an in-ground sprinkler system) welcomes you not only from the front approach, but also via the rear alley driveway, where you will find plenty of off-street private parking. Inside, the Living room is spacious and boasts volume ceiling. The dining room for formal meals pairs nicely with large sunny breakfast room off … (7 comments)

real estate: 2215 Crossroads Pass: Beautiful Villages of Pike Road Home! - 11/20/23 06:58 AM
2215 Crossroads Pass, Pike Road, AL 36064
MLS# 549270
4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1 Half Baths | 2,315 Square Feet | Villages of Pike Road
Welcome to the Villages of Pike Road! This like-new home is one of the larger, open floor plans with 2315 sq ft, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. As soon as you walk through the front door you will be impressed with the thoughtful design that maximizes both functionality and aesthetics including beautiful crown molding, tall ceilings, and tons of natural light. The gorgeous kitchen has a huge island for gathering around while open to the living area. The … (8 comments)

real estate: 3155 Montezuma Rd: Cloverdale Gem with Attached Apartment! - 11/08/23 07:36 AM
3155 Montezuma Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 549020
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1 Half Baths | 2,275 Square Feet | Cloverdale/Idlewild
This Cloverdale gem boasts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, AND there is an attached 1 bedroom/1BA apartment that can be rented out or used as a guest/in-law/adult child residence! Main part of house has spacious living room, dining room, sunroom, and paneled den/family room. The kitchen has newer appliances, quartz countertops, and plenty of storage. Breakfast nook has pantry space and room for an additional refrigerator or stand-up freezer. Out back there is a detached 2 car garage with storage, a greenhouse, … (4 comments)

real estate: Buying a Home During the Holiday Season - 11/02/23 11:58 AM
Buying a home in the midst of the holiday season might sound like a crazy idea, but the truth is this time of year can be a great time to buy! 
Here are 5 good reasons to purchase a home during the holidays:
Less Real Estate Market ActivityBecause fewer people are looking for houses this time of year, there is less competition for buyers. And with less competition, buyers have more leverage when negotiating purchases. People selling homes during the holidays must often lower asking prices or make other concessions to sell. So, if you buy this time of year, you might get … (1 comments)

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