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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sandra nickel: 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.
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sandra nickel: 3150 Cloverdale Road: One-of-a-Kind Cloverdale Home - 05/08/19 07:03 PM
3150 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery Al 36106
MLS# 451978
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Guest House | 1,852 sqft | Cloverdale/Idlewild
 
Gorgeous Mission style home with a modern twist across from Cloverdale Bottom park! This amazing property has been meticulously maintained inside and out. Tucked away behind lush landscaping, you will find your own private getaway with light filled rooms, pristine hard wood floors, sunroom/foyer, huge living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room and a sleek kitchen with concrete and butcher block counter tops and custom cabinetry. Two of the bedrooms each have a wall of closets and a spa-like shower between them. Outdoors you … (7 comments)

sandra nickel: A Handy Guide to Making Your New House Feel Like Home Sweet Home - 05/04/19 04:37 AM
​Congratulations!  You’ve just moved into your new house!  It’s exciting, but it’s also a huge transition.  It takes time to make a new house feel like home. Here is a guide to help you get started:
Be active.  If you have moved to a new area where you don’t know anyone, you may be tempted to isolate yourself.  After all, you have unpacking to do and maybe a new job to start. But try to resist that temptation.  Staying socially, physically and communally active triggers significant feelings that create the sense of home.  Make sure you take time to exercise; join … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Getting Away from It All in Alabama - 05/04/19 04:33 AM
Memorial Day is around the corner and with it comes the unofficial start of the summer vacation season.  If you’ve been thinking about where you can go to “get away from it all” this summer, you won’t have to venture far.  From relaxing coastal beaches, to historic inns and B&Bs, Alabama is home to many wonderful places to visit for a weekend getaway. Here are 5 of best weekend getaways in Alabama:
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa - Located in the charming little beach hamlet of Point Clear, AL, this resort offers a relaxing, entertaining oasis to guests of all ages and … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: A Guide to Selling with Children in the House - 05/04/19 04:23 AM
​Selling a home can be challenging.  There are so many things to consider. Between scheduling last minute showings and keeping your house in "staged-perfect condition" at all times, the stress can be overwhelming.  Now toss in a kid…or two…or three. Summer is almost here and that means kids won’t be in school, which makes keeping your home in pristine, “show-ready” shape is all the more difficult.  So, how do you cope with it all?  First, take a deep, cleansing breath.  Now…follow the advice of people who have been there, done that.  You CAN do this!
Make packing and moving an adventure! Once … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 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)

sandra nickel: 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)

sandra nickel: 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)

sandra nickel: Montgomery Mother’s Day Happenings - 05/01/19 06:41 AM
Mother’s Day is just a few days away, but it’s not too late to plan a special day for the Mom in your life.  Here are some fun events for celebrating Mom in Montgomery this weekend:
Mother’s Day Lunch CruiseNo Mom should have to cook on Mother’s Day…unless she wants to!  Treat Mom to a lovely Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise on the Harriott II.  Enjoy a scenic cruise that not only includes lunch, but live entertainment as well! Boarding at 12:15 PM and cruise goes from 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM.  There will be a cash bar and concessions available as well.
Purchase … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: April Showers Bring May Flowers - 05/01/19 06:37 AM
Spring seems to fly by so fast. Especially in years when the temperatures stay cool longer.  Before you know it the end of April is here and you haven’t even started your spring planting.  But even if you miss the early spring planting period, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a yard full of fragrant, colorful flowers in late spring and through the summer. There are several types of plants that grow in the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-10 that thrive in the summer months when planted in April.  And luckily, Montgomery falls right within those zones! Plant Hardiness … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Your Guide to a Successful Home Showing - 04/23/19 10:13 AM
When your home is for sale and potential buyers are coming to see it, it’s vital that they not only feel comfortable in the home, but that they can envision it as their own. Here are some tips for showing your house that will help engage buyers emotionally and leave them feeling like they have found their future home.
Make them feel WELCOME!      The buyer may be a guest in your home, but don’t make them feel like an intruder.The idea is for them to be able to imagine it as their own.Leave the house while they are looking so … (3 comments)

 
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