sandra nickel: Understanding Important Tools in Real Estate: Comparables - 07/17/19 07:42 AM
If you are not familiar with real estate terms, the vernacular can be confusing and overwhelming.  It truly is like learning a new language!  But we are here to help. Today we will talk about comparables (or comps). 
Comparables (comps) is a real estate appraisal term that refers to properties that are similar to the property of which the value is being sought.  They are properties in the same area that are around the same size, in similar condition, and have similar features.  Whether you are buying or selling a home, you can learn a lot by comparing similar homes. 2 Important Facts … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 501 Martha Street: Renovated Cottage Hill Dream Home - 07/16/19 03:51 AM
501 Martha Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 ​
MLS# 455366
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,094 sqft | Cottage Hill
Your dream home awaits in historic Cottage Hill! Just steps from bustling downtown, this totally renovated cottage has old world charm and character with modern updates and features. Welcoming front porch is one of the owner's favorite spots to unwind and visit with friends and neighbors. Spacious living room and dining room have soaring ceilings and plenty of wall space for artwork! Cook's dream kitchen with quartz countertops and custom milled heart pine floors has cozy built in sitting nook, and access to the private rear … (6 comments)

sandra nickel: 1615 S Court Street: Lovely Garden District Cottage - 07/14/19 06:50 PM
1615 S Court Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
MLS# 455599
2 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms | 1,645 sqft | Garden District
If you have lots of books or collectibles, this Garden District cottage boasts tons of built in bookshelves, book cases, and storage shelving all over the house! Small, low maintenance front yard welcomes you with lovely established plants, flowers, and shrubs. Once inside, the home flows nicely from living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, and central hallway. Cozy screened porch off dining room is a perfect place to unwind and read, and big back den/study has floor to ceiling shelving. Two spacious bedrooms and … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: Listing Your House for Sale? Fix it Up First! - 07/10/19 11:04 AM
If you want the best price for your house, you may have to do some repairs before selling it. Potential buyers will be willing to spend more for a home that doesn’t need a lot of work.  Here are 5 important things to fix before selling:
Exterior - When was the last time the exterior of your house was painted?  Is the paint faded and chipping?  Is wood rotting around the windows?  Is your front door dingy?  First impressions matter when it comes to selling your home and buyers will get their first impression when they see the outside of your house, … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 3143 Gilmer Ave: Renovated South Hull Cottage! - 07/02/19 07:32 PM
3143 Gilmer Ave, Montgomery, AL 36105
MLS# 455364
5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 1,852 sqft | South Hull District
Get 5 bedrooms for a 3 bedroom price! This just-renovated South Hull cottage welcomes you from the street and treats you to beauty and quality throughout. Brand new kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors and a new neutral paint job make it move-in ready. Plus 2 bedrooms and a third full bath on the lower level guarantee everyone gets the space they crave without putting a strain on your budget. Surprising closet space for an older home. Screened porch and covered parking at the rear. Seller soliciting offers so … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: 3171 Cloverdale Road: Charming Cloverdale Cottage - 06/27/19 05:56 AM
3171 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
MLS# 455024
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,366 sqft | Cloverdale

Location, location, location! This charming Cloverdale Idlewild cottage is right across from the park, and within walking distance to restaurants, shops and plenty of entertainment. Cute brick covered porch, beautiful hardwood floors, updated kitchen, huge master bathroom with walk-in closet that includes the laundry room! Check this one out today! 
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sandra nickel: 1442 Blairwood Ct: Cloverdale Gem! - 06/26/19 05:28 AM
1442 Blairwood Ct, Montgomery, AL 36106 
MLS# 454905
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,072 sqft | Cloverdale
Location Location Location! This little gem in Cloverdale is convenient to everything in Midtown and is tucked away in a private setting just across from Montgomery Country Club's golf course. Spacious rooms and nice updates to kitchen make it move-in ready. Quaint back yard is privacy fenced and has a nice patio for outdoor living. Carport plus nice parking pad allows for multiple cars. This is a short sale, so it is an AS-IS sale. Allow additional time for lender approval. 
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sandra nickel: How to Create a Guest Room that Truly Makes Visitors Feel Welcome - 06/25/19 02:25 PM
When you have overnight guests, you want them to feel welcomed and comfortable.  Providing a place for them to sleep is the bare minimum. If you’re lucky enough to have a designated, full time guest room, there are a lot of little things you can do to create a space that your guests will enjoy.  Here is a list of essentials to have in your guest room so that it is ready for visitors any time:
Comfortable Bedding - Since this bed is not likely to be used all the time, you don’t need to outfit it with top of the line … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 1805 Longmeadow Drive: Move-In Ready in Midtown - 06/24/19 07:09 PM
1805 Longmeadow Drive, Montgomery, AL 36106 
MLS# 454907
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,470 sqft | Midtown
Nice patio home centrally located in Midtown among more mature homes. Floorplan features living room/dining room combo with volume ceiling that is open to the kitchen. Split plan has two bedrooms on the front and the master at the rear of the house for privacy. Parking in rear accessed from alley off of Samar. Small covered rear patio and easy to maintain side yard. Freshly painted interior and brand new roof. Great first home or investment! Makes a great rental! 
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sandra nickel: 2636 Pine Acres Rd: Main Level Living with a Pool in Dynamic Location - 06/21/19 02:54 PM
2636 Pine Acres Road, Pike, AL 36064 
MLS# 454592
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,602 sqft | In-ground Pool | Pine Woods
 
In the center of the town of Pike Road lies a little slice of paradise! Six level acres, fenced, with a 40'x48' shop, a small barn, a pasture (perfect for horses!) and a brand new salt water pool! What more could you ask for?!? Fresh paint throughout the ample living space including a great room, dining area, huge sun room and eat-in kitchen. But the patio and pool area is where family and friends will want to hang out. Put this special … (3 comments)

sandra nickel: 845 Felder Ave: Grand Home in Historic Cloverdale - 06/21/19 12:34 PM
845 Felder Ave, Montgomery, Al 36106 
MLS# 454904
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 4,725 sqft | Cloverdale
 
This grand historic home is priced to sell and awaits a new owner to finish some minor restoration and upgrades that health issues will not allow current owner to complete. Elegant formal spaces blend perfectly with more casual living spaces on the main floor, centered by a stunning staircase. Chef's delight kitchen was custom designed with high end appliances and lots of added features. Large family room on main floor could be used as a first floor master suite, just need to finish out … (3 comments)

sandra nickel: 1511 College Ct: Craftsman-Style Cloverdale Bungalow! - 06/19/19 07:23 PM
1511 College Ct, Montgomery, Al 36106 
MLS# 454670
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,581 sqft | Cloverdale
 
Who wouldn't fall in love with this wonderfully updated and yet architecturally correct craftsman-style Cloverdale bungalow? Greet neighbors and friends from the spacious covered front porch (which previous owner practically lived on!) The living room features period fireplace, moldings, and coffered ceiling. Wide French doors separate the living and dining rooms, allowing for open flow or separated options. Front bedroom makes a great den/study while boasting two nice sized closets. Plenty of storage in the partially floored attic with pull-down stairs. Great kitchen has plenty of counter … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: Surprising Fire Hazards and How to Prevent Them - 06/19/19 06:05 AM
It is estimated by The National Fire Protection Association that over 47,000 home fires reported to fire departments are caused by some kind of electrical failure as a trigger to ignition.  But there are some other unusual ways that fires can start that we should all be aware of.
Dishwashers
While you may be aware that overheating dryers or ovens can cause fires, you might think dishwashers are safe because they have water. And water puts out fires…right? Wrong!  Dishwasher fires can be caused by liquids coming into contact with the machine’s wires.  Serious damage can occur when fires are ignited in dishwashers.  … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Staging Your Home on a Budget - 06/12/19 07:24 AM
Chances are, if you are getting ready to sell your home, you are also preparing to purchase a new home. So, the last thing you want to do is spend more money on your current property.  However, you certainly want to get the best price possible when selling it, and per the National Association of Realtors, for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400. As you can see, it will pay off in the end to stage your home to entice potential buyers.
Some people will hire a certified staging professional to get the job done.  While it might … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 739 Felder Ave: Gorgeous Old Cloverdale Colonial - 06/07/19 12:27 PM
739 Felder Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106 ​
MLS# 452990
5 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 3,221 sqft | | Cloverdale
 
 
They don't build 'em like this anymore! Here is your opportunity to live in Old Cloverdale among some of the most beautifully restored homes Montgomery has to offer. Grand scale, high ceilings, transoms, hardwoods and more. Huge deep lot... Features five spacious bedrooms with the main being located on the first floor.. Wonderful upgraded kitchen by current owner..... Relaxing side porch...Roof replaced in 2009 per seller. Fabulous location....See it with your favorite agent or give us a call today...
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sandra nickel: Using Plants to Prevent Pests - 06/05/19 09:21 AM
This time of year, many of us enjoy spending time outside in our yards. Whether we are playing, dining, doing yardwork or simply relaxing, our time outdoors can be ruined by nasty pests.  There are many remedies for getting rid of annoying insects, but if you are looking for natural ways to do the job, here are several plants you can put in your yard that will repel unwanted insects.  While they will not guarantee an insect free environment, they will help!
BASIL

Basil repels house flies and mosquitoes.  Use containers for planting basil by your house doors or in any outdoor areas … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: 16 Brittany Drive N, Elmore, AL 36025 - 05/23/19 02:11 PM
Move-in Ready Home!
16 Brittany Drive N, Elmore, AL 36025
MLS# 452746
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,872 sqft | Brittany Place
 
This wonderful Brittany Place home has been meticulously maintained and is ready for new owners. Floorplan has plenty of entertaining and living space, with great room open to formal dining room. Sunny breakfast room features a breakfast bar, and is open to the wide galley style kitchen. Kitchen has plenty of counter and cabinet space, and is one of the current owner's favorite features of the home. Split bedroom design has two guest rooms and a bath on the front side of … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 3033 Willow Lane, Montgomery AL, 36109 - 05/23/19 01:29 PM
3033 Willow Lane, Montgomery AL, 36109
MLS# 452731
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,344 sqft | Forest Hills
You must see the upgrades in this beautiful Forest Hills home! Gleaming hardwood floors greet you as you enter the very spacious Great Room with vaulted ceilings, extensive crown molding, incredible trim and marble fireplace, built-in bookcase. This split floor plan features a large main bedroom that leads to a wonderfully updated bath with decorator tile, granite counter tops... Two nice size bedrooms are located on the right side of the house with an updated bath between them. New carpet in all three bedrooms. Fabulous … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 3608 Princess Ann Street, Montgomery, Al 36109 - 05/23/19 11:10 AM
3608 Princess Ann Street, Montgomery, Al 36109
MLS# 452086
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,883 sqft | Hillman Heights
One family owned since 1961!!! Dalraida school district!! Open kitchen/ den concept...Very nice updated baths. Stack washer and dryer inside the home are included. Hardwood floor in living/dining and hardwood under carpet in bedrooms. The covered patio is wonderful for cookouts and viewing landscaped fully fenced backyard. Double driveway with single covered carport. Extra-large utility room can double as a workshop. Owner is retiring and relocating... let us or your favorite realtor show this great value and wonderful home today.
 
Marketed by Montgomery Al Realtor … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 3115 Lexington Road: Cloverdale Cottage with Manicured Yard - 05/21/19 06:50 PM
3115 Lexington Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106
MLS# 452469
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,620 sqft | Cloverdale 

Cloverdale/Idelwild for under 100k!!! 1920's cottage with three bedrooms and two baths ... If you can live with a kitchen from the 1960's and some other needed updates this could be a great entry level livable next home... Features a detached garage and rear deck... manicured yard ...Have us or your preferred agent show you this diamond that needs some polish 
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