sandra nickel: 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)

sandra nickel: Fabulous Front Porches - 04/17/19 07:10 AM
When driving around looking at houses one of the first things you will notice are the front porches.  They are a reminder of the “good old days” and evoke feelings of nostalgia and comfort.  Front porches foster a sense of community, enabling neighbors to spend time out from behind closed doors where they can get to know each other.  There’s nothing better than summer evenings spent on the shady front porch with an ice-old beverage, listening to the crickets chirp and enjoying the gentle twinkling lights of fireflies.  Big front porches are great gathering places, providing an “outdoor living room” where … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: Scaling Down for an Empty Nest - 04/10/19 06:27 AM
Facing the dilemma of what to do with your empty nest can be overwhelming. You are not only dealing with the emotional turmoil of no longer having your children at home, but now you have this BIG, empty house as well.  You might already be considering a move to a smaller house, but the thought of giving up the home where you raised your children has you feeling melancholy.  Your current home likely holds a lot of wonderful memories for you. But remember, it’s just a house. There are a lot of perks to downsizing:
Your house will be easier to … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: Negotiation - A Guide for Home Sellers and Home Buyers - 04/03/19 08:42 AM
It seems that negotiation has become a lost art in the world of real estate, and that’s unfortunate because the truth of the matter is, if you don’t ask…you don’t get. While sellers want the highest price and buyers want the best deal, they must meet somewhere in the middle for the deal to close. Negotiation is a crucial part of selling or buying a home because it is the largest asset people own and there is a lot of money at stake. Here is a simple guide for what sellers and buyers might ask for in real estate negotiations:
PriceNegotiating the … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 3218 Lexington Road: Terrific Cloverdale Tudor-Style Home!  - 03/27/19 06:55 PM
3218 Lexington Road, Montgomery, Al 36106
MLS# 450189
3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 1,406 sqft | Cloverdale
This Cloverdale charmer oozes character. Tudor-style brick home boasts large living room with barrel ceiling, tiled fireplace, hardwood floors, and beautiful french doors leading to a cool, relaxing screened porch. The kitchen has hard tile floors and a beautiful original built-in china cabinet. Three bedrooms and bath all off wide central hallway. Great covered side porch for grilling or entertaining, as well as a huge fenced back yard with landscaped beds and soaring trees. 

sandra nickel: A Guide to Home-Selling During Spring - 03/22/19 12:11 PM
Spring is a great time to sell a house.  In fact, per a Zillow study, homes listed between May 1 through May 15 sold, on average, around 18.5 days faster than homes not listed during this period.  Add this to the fact that the largest number of buyers are actively searching for homes in the months of April, May and June and you will see that getting your property on the market this time of year is a must!  This is especially true right now because interest rates are still relatively low.  Here are some tips that will help your house … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 3710 Royal Crest Drive: Pack Your Bags This Renovated Home is Ready! - 03/21/19 08:13 PM
3710 Royal Crest Drive, Montgomery, Al 36109
MLS # 449913
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,548 sqft | Dalraida
This one of a kind Dalraida property sits atop a knoll on a 3/4 acre lot perched at the quiet end of a cul-de-sac. Located in the prized Dalraida Elementary School district, this newly renovated home could be your own personal Shangri-La! Built in 1993, she has just undergone a major facelift including fresh paint, all new flooring, new bathrooms and new kitchen! The open floorplan features a greatroom with trey ceiling and fireplace, and a large eat-in kitchen with space for large family sized table! Split plan puts master bedroom on … (6 comments)

sandra nickel: Making an Offer on a Home - Tips for Success - 03/19/19 01:00 PM
You’ve found the perfect home, and now it’s time to make an offer.  This is a decision that should not be taken lightly. It requires some thought and strategy. It’s vital that you plan carefully and have your finances in order prior to making an offer on a home.  Here are some things to consider when you are preparing to make an offer:
GATHER INFORMATION - While your Realtor can assist you in deciding on an offer price, it’s important that you understand what you are getting into. This is likely the largest financial investment you will make, so you need to … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 3333 Cloverdale Road: Delightful Cloverdale Idlewild Home! - 03/19/19 05:38 AM
3333 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery Al 36106
MLS# 449921
3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms | 2,700 sqft | Cloverdale Idlewild
Great location in Cloverdale Idlewild just a block from the park and just in time for the Spring Concert Series! This home has a partially finished basement, a detached garage and a workshop with a garage door. No other house in the neighborhood can claim that! The basement is perfect for an office, den, playroom or just great storage space. Other features include a large tiled sun room, a huge dining room with double doors to the living room, breakfast room and hard wood floors. The … (3 comments)

sandra nickel: 3313 Boxwood Drive: One of a Kind Home in Mcgehee Estates - 03/08/19 12:55 PM
3313 Boxwood Drive, Montgomery Al 36111
MLS# 445689
5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2 Half Bathrooms | 5,218 sqft | Mcgehee Estates
Incredible Mid-Century contemporary modern...nestled in the heart of sought after Mcgehee Estates...marbled floored foyer and front hall...floating stairwell and custom chandelier greet you as you enter... living, dining on rear of home are flooded with light, have commanding view of property and feature a fireplace with gas logs....and bookcases.....updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, honed marble counter tops, marble backslash.... casual dining at rear of kitchen opens to floor to ceiling windows, view of manicured back yard...Big walk in pantry utility room with … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: Cringe-Worthy Home Décor Trends - 03/08/19 10:49 AM
If you are preparing to sell an older home, you might have some cringe-worthy home décor that needs to be updated to get the best price for your home, especially if you are a selling a starter home.  Buyers looking in the starter home category are looking for move-in ready homes that won’t require a lot of money to fix up.  If you have any of these home décor styles that have fallen out of favor in your home, you may want to makes some changes before putting your house on the market:
Shag CarpetingIf you still have shag carpeting in your … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Starter Home - A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers - 03/06/19 06:49 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 make sure you get it right.  It’s 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 will … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 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! 

sandra nickel: Incorporating Eco-Friendly Features into Your Home - 02/27/19 08:40 AM
Today’s homebuyers are much more environmentally conscious and they are looking for homes that are eco-friendly.  Luxury homebuyers especially want design elements that support sustainability.  The National Association of Realtors' 2018 Report on Sustainability stated that 71% of members noted that promoting energy efficiency in listings was valuable to them.  In addition, millennials are big proponents of “green” living and with millions of them reaching the age where they will be buying homes in the next couple of years, there will be a large desire for eco-friendly homes that will play a part in protecting the planet.
So, how do you make your home … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: 3154 Lebron Rd: Renovated Cloverdale Cottage! - 02/21/19 05:39 PM
3154 Lebron Rd, Montgomery, Al 36117 
MLS# 448067
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,860 sqft | Cloverdale
Quintessential Cloverdale/ Idlewild cottage with a new lease on life!!!!! Short walk to the Park, restaurants, theater, movies and all Cloverdale has to offer.... FRESH RENOVATION.... New kitchen and baths....refinished hardwoods...large laundry room, cozy front porch for friends and family....great rear deck..fenced the 1st to us or your favorite agent to see before its gone.....

sandra nickel: 1253 Augusta Ave: This Home Will Check Everything Off Your List! - 02/20/19 06:40 PM
1253 Augusta Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36111  
MLS# 447702
3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 3,198 sqft | Edgewood
If you want room to spread out and a deep professionally landscaped lot with mature trees, some take a look at this place! Large formal living room with antique fireplace has majestic views of the front lawn via a large picture window. Take a few steps up into the elevated formal dining room with impressive vaulted ceiling and be the envy of the neighborhood with your grand dinner parties! A generous and light filled breakfast room leads to an updated kitchen featuring granite, stainless steel appliances, … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: What is Title Insurance and Why Do You Need It? - 02/20/19 08:14 AM
When you are purchasing a home, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the things you need to think about.  Something like title insurance is probably not even on your radar. It’s a fee that will appear on your closing document and chances are you don’t even know what it’s for.  If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered.  Here are five things you need to know about title insurance:
Like other insurance policies, title insurance is something that protects you financially should there be a loss.  In this case it protects you with … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 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!

sandra nickel: Last Minute Valentine Date Ideas in Montgomery AL - 02/12/19 12:13 PM
If you turned the page on your calendar this morning and realized Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away, we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 Valentine Day date ideas that range anywhere from the traditional romantic dinner to the out-of-the-ordinary.
1. Romantic dinner at the City Grill

The City Grill is a Montgomery staple. It is a beautifully appointed restaurant and a perfect choice for a romantic dinner. Reviews refer to the “City Grill as having the best menu in town. The wait staff is always good and knows their stuff. Nice appetizers and great deserts compliment some truly excellent main courses.”
2. Day at … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 1904 Norman Bridge Court: This Colonial Charmer Will Steal Your Heart! - 02/08/19 08:09 AM
1904 Norman Bridge Court, Montgomery, AL
MLS# 447587
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,639 sqft | Garden District 
Situated on a large corner lot in the historic Garden District, this Southern Colonial charmer will steal your heart! Catch a summer breeze on the wide covered front porch while enjoying the mature landscaping including azaleas, crepe myrtles, Japanese maples, and majestic magnolias. Entertain on a grand scale in the ample sized living room and formal dining room, both freshly painted and with gorgeous newly refurbished oak hardwood floors. Butler's pantry makes a quaint breakfast nook and boasts a large walk-in pantry with lots of storage. … (6 comments)

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