sandra nickel: 448 Clanton Ave: Pristine Craftsman Bungalow in Historic Garden District! - 06/22/22 07:07 AM
448 Clanton Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36104
MLS# 515099
2 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom / 2,108 SqFt / Garden District 
Remarkable and pristine Craftsman bungalow located in historic Garden District! Calling all Craftsman-style is your opportunity to own one of the few un-mucked and original homes in any of Montgomery's historic districts. Starting with the extra deep covered front porch that extends the entire width of the house giving comfortable and spacious outdoor living opportunities. Large front rooms including living, dining and den/study all have the original stained moldings and woodwork, as well as beautiful, coffered ceilings. Beautifully grained oak floors have been freshly refinished. … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: 4261 Shamrock Ln: Four Bedroom Ranch Oozing with Potential! - 06/20/22 09:06 AM
4261 Shamrock Lane, Montgomery, AL  36106 
MLS# 519269
4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 1,928 SqFt / Green Acres 
Green Acres is the place to be! This spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick Midtown Montgomery house is oozing with potential! Split floor plan, 2 car attached garage and nice sized shed for extra storage. Close to Vaughn Road Park. Perfect for investor looking to add to their portfolio, or a lucrative fix-and-flip! With a little TLC this could be a wonderful home!
Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Alison Bertschy, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

sandra nickel: Memorial Day: A Brief History - 05/26/22 06:34 AM
Many people look forward to Memorial Day weekend.  It has become the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season and a much-appreciated long weekend for some people after a long winter and spring. The three-day weekend provides the opportunity to “celebrate” the whole time with picnics, parties, and family gatherings.  But the truth is, Memorial Day is a solemn “holiday”.  
Here is a brief history of how Memorial Day came to be:
This American holiday is observed annually on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  It was originally called “Decoration Day” … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 4524 Young Orchard Ct: Large Young Pointe Home in Gated Neighborhood! - 05/23/22 07:56 AM
4524 Young Orchard Court, Montgomery, AL  36106
MLS# 516795
3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 1,773 SqFt / Young Pointe
Quiet gated neighborhood with great convenient location! Situated on a large corner lot, this is one of the larger homes in Young Pointe. Spacious living room/dining room combination has soaring 20 ft ceilings and has a contemporary feel. Cozy den/family room with fireplace overlooks covered patio and private back yard and is open to the big family sized kitchen. Laundry room and powder room finish off the main floor. The second floor features main bedroom with private bath and walk in closet, two guest bedrooms … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: Montgomery Summer Camp Guide 2022 - 05/17/22 12:11 PM
School is almost out for summer and now it is time to figure out how to keep your kids engaged, entertained and happy while they are on their break. Whether you are looking for child-care or simply want some fun activities for your little ones, there is something for everyone in Montgomery. 
Here is sampling of in-person summer programs available: (click links for camp web sites)
Challenger Soccer Camp – Half Day
Located at ALNG Armed Forces Readiness Center, this half-day camp is a popular player development program for kids ages 5-16. It will run outdoors for 3 hours each day and focus on … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Keeping Your Gas Grill Clean - 05/11/22 08:10 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 grill brush or some other type of cleaning brush. You … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: 1431 Midlane Ct: Spacious Garden Home in the Heart of Midtown! - 05/09/22 08:03 AM
1431 Midlane Court, Montgomery, AL  36106
MLS# 516609
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 2,393 SqFt / Midlane
This spacious and well-built garden home is in the heart of Midtown, close to shopping, dining, and MCC. Traditional layout has ample entry foyer opening to large light-filled living room with volume ceiling, fireplace, and nice built-in bookshelves. Cozy sunroom off living room is great spot for morning coffee or lounging. Spacious dining room has walk-in china closet and eat-in kitchen has center island with space on either end for stools, space for small bistro table, and lots of cabinet and counter space. The first floor has … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 1030 Old Breckenridge Ln: Fabulous 5 Bedroom Home in Great Neighborhood! - 05/04/22 01:58 PM
1030 Old Breckenridge Lane, Montgomery, AL  36117
MLS# 516455
5 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 3,588 SqFt / Breckenridge
Looking for extra room? This fabulous 5 bedroom, 4 bath home in Breckenridge is ready for its next family! Open the beautiful wood double front doors to find a large two-story great room with fireplace that opens to a custom kitchen with center island work space and a breakfast bar, an elegant formal dining room, master suite with double vanities, and a bedroom and bath on the opposite side that would make a perfect in law suite. Upstairs are three huge bedrooms, two baths and a … (3 comments)

sandra nickel: Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Home Loan - 05/04/22 09:48 AM
You are ready to buy a house, and chances are you do not have a suitcase full of cash at your disposal. So, that means you will need to get a home loan. Before you start shopping for your home, you will need to shop for a mortgage. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you along the way:
Step 1: Research Mortgage Lenders
Many first-time buyers make the mistake of finding the perfect house before they have shopped for a mortgage. All lenders are a little bit different in terms of interest rates, closing costs etc., so it is smart to comparison … (3 comments)

sandra nickel: 309 Ware Hill Ct: Beautifully Updated Home in Desirable Dalraida! - 04/28/22 10:00 AM
309 Ware Hill Court, Montgomery, AL  36109
MLS# 514857
4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 2,849 SqFt / Dalraida
Welcome to this beautifully updated 4 bedroom, 3 bath in desirable Dalraida! Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, from the outside you would never know this home has such an open floor plan that is suitable to a variety of lifestyles. The newly renovated kitchen boasts granite countertops and island, stainless appliances is open to the great room - perfect for entertaining. Two main bedrooms with en suite baths, each with amazing garden tubs! Pretty laminate flooring, new light fixtures, and unique tile throughout. This lovely property … (7 comments)

sandra nickel: 704 Felder Ave: Classic Old Cloverdale At Its Finest! - 04/22/22 04:51 AM
704 Felder Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36106
MLS# 514841
4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms / 3,250 SqFt / Cloverdale 
Classic Old Cloverdale at its finest! Situated on the corner of two of the most iconic streets in the neighborhood, this stunning home awaits its new owner. The open floor plan is adaptable to a variety of lifestyles and is ideal for entertaining. The kitchen and master bath boast beautiful marble and there is gorgeous molding, stained glass accents and large windows throughout that make the home full of natural light. French doors lead from both the living room and dining rooms onto a huge brick patio … (5 comments)

sandra nickel: Buying in a Seller’s Market - 04/20/22 06:09 AM
It’s a challenging time to purchase a home because you not only have to find a property you want; you must also beat out all the other homebuyers who want to make an offer on it as well. It is a seller’s market and that means supply is low and demand is high. The latest figures from the National Association of Realtors show that that there was only a 1.7 -month supply of homes for sale in February, which is significantly lower than the six-month supply that indicates a balanced market that equally benefits buyers and sellers.
So, home sales are moving quickly and … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: 714 Karen Rd: Cute Brick Starter or Investment Property - 04/08/22 12:50 PM
714 Karen Rd, Montgomery, AL  36109
MLS# 514379
3 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom / 1,035 SqFt / Forest Hills
Cute brick starter home or cash-flowing investment property with good tenant already in place! Open floorplan includes living/dining and kitchen, with hardwood and tile floors! updated kitchen features as well as bath. covered parking doubles as great covered sitting area for outdoor enjoyment out of the elements. Big back yard fenced for pets. Convenient location on nice hilly street.
Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

sandra nickel: 3305 Audubon Rd: Charming Cloverdale Cottage in Convenient Midtown Location! - 04/04/22 10:04 AM
3305 Audubon Road, Montgomery, AL  36106
MLS# 514199
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 1,524 SqFt / Cloverdale
Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac street, this charming Cloverdale cottage is convenient to the park, dining, and entertainment! Traditional living room and dining room are perfect for entertaining, and your family will love the big den/family room off the kitchen with plenty of space to spread out. Kitchen and bathrooms have been nicely updated with granite, and kitchen features a large pantry for additional storage. Large master bedroom has walk-in closet and door to back deck. Outdoor living is easy on either the private side deck … (8 comments)

sandra nickel: Tips for Restoring a Historic Home - 03/23/22 07:18 AM
​Is it your dream to purchase a historic home and restore it to its full glory?  If so, you need to be aware that it is a big endeavor; one you need to be prepared for. Dealing with old structures and building materials can be challenging. In addition, old houses can be full of surprises, meaning extra costs that you do not anticipate. But if a historic home has your heart, it IS possible to not only restore it, but to make it your dream home.
Here are some tips for restoring a historic home:
Understand the commitment you are making.Living in an … (3 comments)

sandra nickel: Spring Cleaning 101 - 03/16/22 11:16 AM
Spring is almost here!  Yay!  That means it is the time of year to throw open the windows and start washing, sweeping, and scrubbing all the rooms in your home. This is the ideal time of year to do your deep cleaning in order to keep your house looking its very best.
If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of cleaning your whole house, here is a handy guide to help you get started:
Empty your cabinets and wipe them down. Take some time to check your spices for expiration dates and toss any that have expired. Keep a note pad nearby … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: 3 Brantwood Dr: Great Investment Property in Montgomery Heights! - 03/10/22 11:57 AM
3 Brantwood Drive, Montgomery, AL  36109
MLS# 510965
2 Units with 2 Bedrooms and 1 Full Bath Each
Great investment property! Recently renovated kitchens (granite) and baths, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint and NEW HVAC! This duplex will allow you to live in one side and rent out the other side. Call for an appointment today!
Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Lauren Keen, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

sandra nickel: 3462 Bankhead Ave: Wonderful Family Home in Desirable Edgewood! - 03/10/22 10:09 AM
3462 Bankhead Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36111
MLS# 510921
3 Beds / 3 Baths / 2,378 SqFt / Edgewood
Welcome to this wonderful family home in desirable Edgewood! From the beautiful slate floor in the foyer, you are immediately drawn to the grand Empire marble mantel in the living room across from a large picture window. The formal dining room leads to a huge open kitchen, updated with granite countertops and bar height island on one side and a tiled breakfast area/keeping room on the other, making it the perfect space to entertain family and friends. Master suite has split vanities, walk-in shower, and jetted tub. … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: 3018 Pelzer Ave: Adorable Rosemont Heights Home Loaded with Updates! - 03/07/22 06:03 AM
3018 Pelzer Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36109
MLS# 510968
3 Beds / 1 Bath / 1,216 SqFt / Rosemont Heights 
Move right in this adorable Rosemont Heights beauty! Perfect for a first-time home buyer, this home should be first on your list. Recently updated kitchen with open cabinets, new counter tops and new appliances. Fresh paint inside and out, beautiful hardwood floors, nice sized bedrooms, darling bath and laundry room! Check this one out today!
Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Lauren Keen, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

sandra nickel: The Pros and Cons of a Homeowners Association - 03/07/22 05:59 AM
You’ve found your dream home! The neighborhood is lovely, with well-kept lawns and freshly painted exteriors. There is a resort-like pool and a playground for the kids. Awesome! Oh, and there is a Homeowners Association (HOA) that will cost you $500 a month. Didn’t see that coming, did you?  It is important to be informed about the pros and cons of living in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association.
The neighborhood will be aesthetically pleasing. Most HOAs establish rules for residents that ensure keeping up the appearance of the neighborhood. The guidelines might include keeping lawns manicured, whether you can have a … (2 comments)

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