sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Vacation and Investment Home Taxes - 02/14/08 01:53 AM
My latest blog post addresses the unique tax implications of vacation and investment-property ownership.  If you are a homeowner with vacation or investment property, you won't want to miss this  valuable information including links to the necessary IRS forms.
To learn more about Montgomery AL real estate, please call me at 800-HAT-LADY or visit HomesForSaleInMontgomeryAlabama.com.  Or, visit InvestInMontgomeryAlabama.com to learn more about owning a Montgomery AL vacation home.
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sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Home For Sale - 447 Ross St. - 02/11/08 02:06 AM
Truly affordable housing!. The Centennial Hill Gardening Project is a Federally funded community development project and now offers it's 2nd of many affordable home ownership opportunities. Thanks to this non-profit organization, Ross St. and Centennial Hill will never be the same. This old shotgun structure has been transformed into this like new, low maintenance home you can own and love. All appliances are included, yes, W/D, Ref., Gas Range, Disposal, microwave and even a flat screen TV. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a movement that will grow at a surprising pace. Owner occupancy is … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Home For Sale - 02/11/08 01:58 AM
Not even the hottest day will bother you here. Wide overhangs shade renovated rooms, and a sparkling pool invites you to take a cooling dip. Then join your friends and/or family on the shady multi-level deck for a cool one! Smashing redo including cozy breakfast room with fireplace and pool view. Super master suite has walk-in plus extra closet. All shaded by one of Cloverdale's oldest and most lovely oak trees. Located in Historically designated Cloverdale-Idlewild. See this one first. Priced to sell! For more information on this home or other Montgomery real estate, visit our website, HatTeam.com or give us … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Real Estate Podcast - 02/08/08 05:34 AM
This month's edition covers Montgomery real estate market activity and discussions on low interest rates and the buyer opportunities they bring. Features special guest Terri Murphy of US Learning. Program length: approximately 6 1/2 minutes
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For more information about Montgomery AL real estate, please visit HatTeam.com or call me at 800-HAT-LADY.  You may also begin searching for Montgomery homes here!
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sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Home For Sale - 546 Morningview Dr. - 02/06/08 11:45 AM
Stop paying the rent monster. Great starter home in very desirable neighborhood. Rooms are spacious and the yard is absolutely beautiful. Easy maintenance vinyl trim and fairly new roof. See this one first as it won't be on the market long. For more information on this home or other Montgomery real estate, visit our website, HatTeam.com or give us a call for more personalized service, 800-428-5239.
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sandra nickel: Wetumpka AL Home For Sale - 504 Windsong Loop - 02/06/08 11:43 AM

This custom built home is open and has a great flow for easy living. The large formal dining room has volume ceiling and is open to the HUGE great room with corner fireplace. Off the LR is a great sunroom overlooking a screened porch. The split plan has two extra large bedrooms on one side and a spacious master bedroom, WIC and big bath on the other. Galley style kitchen has loads of cabinet space and is open to sunny breakfast room. Big two car garage and 5X13 workshop attached. The big back yard gently slopes and is like a … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: What Do The Interest Rate Cuts Mean To YOU? - 01/31/08 11:47 AM
In my latest blog post, I give some examples of how the Fed's recent interest rate cuts will effect consumers and homeowners.  Please take a look, and remember that an experienced Realtor can always refer you to a reputable lender to ensure you get the best possible mortgage rate!
For more information about Montgomery AL real estate, please visit HatTeam.com or call me at 800-HAT-LADY.  You may also begin searching for Montgomery homes here!
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sandra nickel: A Word Of Warning To Potential Home Buyers In Alabama - 01/25/08 07:35 AM
There was a great piece in our local news lately regarding Alabama's "Buyer Beware" rule when it comes to real estate.  I've written about it in my latest blog and hope you'll find it interesting and helpful!
To learn more about Montgomery AL real estate, please call me at 800-HAT-LADY or visit http://www.homesforsaleinmontgomeryalabama.com/.  You may also begin searching for Montgomery AL homes here!
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sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Real Estate Market Trends - 01/17/08 03:02 AM
In my latest blog article, I have posted the Midtown Montgomery sales statistics for 2007 and compared them against 2006.  Please take a look and check back next month to see how 2008 is shaping up!
To learn more about Montgomery AL real estate, please visit HomesForSaleInMontogmeryAlabama.com or call me at 800-HAT-LADY.
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sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Real Estate Predictions for 2008 - 01/10/08 05:47 AM
Please read my latest blog post to find out what the National Association of Realtors is predicting for the real estate market in 2008.  Here's a hint: the news is good!
To find out the latest trends in Montgomery AL real estate, please call me at 800-HAT-LADY or visit HomesForSaleInMontgomeryAlabama.com.  To begin searching for Montgomery AL homes, please use my complimentary MLS search.
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sandra nickel: 2008 Montgomery AL Real Estate Resolutions - 01/03/08 05:32 AM
Please check out my latest blog entry - it's still not too late to make some real estate resolutions that you'll be able to stick to!
For more information about Montgomery AL real estate, please visit HomesForSaleInMontgomeryAlabama.com or call me at 800-HAT-LADY.  To begin searching for Montgomery AL homes, please use my complimentary MLS search!
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sandra nickel: Playing The Real Estate Game In A Down Market - 12/27/07 07:11 AM
Please read my latest blog entry and get some tips onw how you can still come out on top in the real estate game - even in a sluggish market. 
To find out what your home is worth, click here for a complimentary market analysis.  You may also visit HomesForSaleInMontgomeryAlabama.com to learn more about Montgomery AL real estate, or call me at 800-HAT-LADY.
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sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Real Estate Market Trends - 12/20/07 01:42 AM
The National Association of REALTORS® has published the results of its quarterly sales survey and found that the median home price continues to rise in most metropolitan areas.  The median is a typical market price – meaning half of all homes sold for more, and half of all homes sold for less.
 
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the data underscores the fact that all real estate is local.  “Some metro areas are hot, while others are experiencing localized problems,” he said.
 
The November sales statistics for Midtown Montgomery will give us a better idea of our local market:
 
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sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Real Estate Podcast - 12/13/07 01:45 AM
Please visit my blog to listen to my latest Montgomery AL real estate podcast.  You may also download or subscribe to the podcast!
For more information about Montgomery AL real estate, visit our website, HatTeam.com or give us a call for more personalized service, 800-428-5239.
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sandra nickel: How to Add Light to Your Montgomery AL Home - 12/06/07 05:30 AM
Now that we've rolled our clocks back an hour and are beginning to adjust to the earlier onset of evening, our homes can seem darker than usual even during the daytime.  But there are ways to use the natural light that is available in your home to brighten things up.  Money Magazine has published a list of "Do's" and "Don'ts" for adding light to any home - among the topics covered are:
Skylights (pick ones that open and choose carefully where to put them)Big windows (install them to showcase your best views, but don't forget to add small windows above or below … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: The Many Myths About Homeownership - 11/29/07 01:55 AM
Many would-be homebuyers are stuck in the feeling that they will never be able to qualify for a mortgage.  However, applying for a mortgage today is very different than it was 10 or 15 years ago.  With many creative financing offers available today, more and more people are able to become homeowners.  FreddieMac.com has put together a list of "myths" about becoming a homeowner, and it shows just how realistic homeownership can be for most people.  Here are just a few of the Many Myths About Homeownership:
Myth: You need great credit to become a homeowner.Fact: You may still be able to … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: Happy Thanksgiving, Montgomery! - 11/21/07 01:20 AM
May your Thanksgiving be blessed with the bounty of the season and the love of family and friends!
 
We’ll be back next week with more of the latest Montgomery AL real estate news and information!  In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at 800-HAT-LADY or visit HomesForSaleInMontgomeryAlabama.com.
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sandra nickel: Montgomery AL Real Estate Update - 11/15/07 05:08 AM
Temporary problems in the mortgage market are expected to free some pent-up demand, but disrupted existing-home sales and distorted prices on sales closed in September, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Even so, prices continued to rise in some area.  Because of this and other factors, total existing home sales fell 8% and are 19% below the level that they were in September 2006.
 
Lawrence Yun, NAR senior economist, said the decline is understandable.  “Mortgage problems were peaking back in August when many of the September closings were being negotiated . . . the good news is that mortgage … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: Montgomery’s Economic Outlook Promising, Experts Say - 11/08/07 05:12 AM
Below are some highlights from a recent article in the Montgomery Advertiser that speaks of good news for Alabama's economic outlook: 
 Compass Bank hosted its Business Leader Confidence Index luncheon last Wednesday, and two experts said the economy is sending mixed signals that largely depend on where they originate and how large of an area they cover.  While the economic outlook for the nation as a whole is not great for at least the beginning of 2008, leaders agreed that the outlook for Montgomery is quite good.
"I think it is quite decisive," Sam Addy, president of Compass Bank, said. "People have … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: Buyers Beware When Investing in Foreclosures in Montgomery AL - 11/01/07 02:05 AM
As we discussed previously, the rate of foreclosure is rising at breakneck speed all across America.  A few weeks ago I provided a link to an article full of great advice on how to avoid foreclosure.  This week I want to look at the issue from another angle - from the perspective of those looking to capitalize on the trend by investing in foreclosures and - they hope - selling them for a hefty profit.
While this seems like a great idea on the surface, considering the abundance of foreclosed-upon homes that are becoming available, potential investors should use caution and take … (1 comments)

 
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