sandra nickel: First-Time Homebuyer’s Checklist: Are You Ready to Buy? - 05/03/18 06:31 AM
The decision to purchase your first home is not one that should be made lightly.  It is an important, life-changing decision that should be given serious consideration.  So, before you take the plunge into searching for the prefect home, here are some questions you should ask yourself to make sure that you are ready.
- Can I afford a home?  The first step is to determine if you can afford to buy a home based on your current financial situation.   Using a Home Affordability Calculator will help you figure out how much you can afford by plugging in your income, debt and the amount of … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 4507 Middlefork Rd-Main Level Living on Quiet Cul-De-Sac! - 05/02/18 07:05 AM

4507 Middlefork Rd, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 431824
4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2,051 square feet | Heatherton Heights 
It says Heatherton but it feels like Young Farm...this house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and has a BIG open feeling. Large home with formal dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room open to large great room with fireplace. Main bedroom suite features double vanity area, garden tub, separate shower and large walk in closet. Three more bedrooms and a separate office are split on the other side of home for easy living. Convenient half bath near Great room. Double attached garage with storage area. fully … (7 comments)

sandra nickel: 2941 Willow Lane Dr - Move-in Ready Forest Hills Gem! - 04/30/18 10:41 AM
2941 Willow Lane Dr, Montgomery AL 36109
MLS# 432958
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,237 square feet | Forest Hills
If you are looking for quiet neighbors, this just might be the house for you! You won't hear a peep out of your back yard neighbors because this home backs up to beautiful and historic Greenwood Cemetery! And, this home has just been refreshed and updated to include new roof, new paint inside and out, new floor covering throughout, updated kitchen with new appliances, and two refreshed and updated bathrooms. Floorplan that so many buyers are looking for today provides large living room … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: Creating a Moving Day Survival Kit - 04/25/18 10:24 AM
You’ve closed on your new home and it’s time to move in!  This is an exciting time, but can also be a bit stressful.  Where do you even begin?  A good place to start is to create a moving day survival kit for yourself. It should include anything and everything that is important or of great value to you and should stay with you and not go with movers. Here is a list of “must have” items to make your move as organized and stress-free as possible:
 - Toilet Paper.  At least a few rolls. Trust me on this one.
- Pain reliever and … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 3514 Prince George Dr. - Spacious Home in Desirable Dalraida! - 04/20/18 07:09 AM
3514 Prince George Dr, Montgomery AL 36109
MLS# 431423
4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2,179 square feet | Hillman Heights
Step right in to find a large family room with fireplace, hardwood floors and built-ins to store your books. Just off the family room is the dining room where you can wine and dine family during the holidays. The galley style kitchen features updated granite counter tops, new cabinets and separate breakfast area. All your bedroom furniture will fit perfectly in the spacious bedrooms. Covered patio off den in the fenced yard where you can sit enjoy the kids playing. Call us or … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: 2043 Hazel Hedge Ln - Spacious Home in Sought After Location! - 04/17/18 05:51 AM
2043 Hazel Hedge Ln, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 429320
3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2,001 square feet | Hazel Hedge
Downstairs main bedroom!!! Sought after location near Cloverdale in Midtown Montgomery!! Sophisticated decor with wonderful color and texture. Great party house that has lots of room to entertain. 24X13 great room open to lovely courtyard. Formal dining with two china closets. Kitchen open to great room. Very spacious. Also, there are 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths upstairs plus a bonus room that could contain your office or exercise room. You must get inside this fabulous house to see the full value. Call us … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: Buying is Better than Renting: Here’s Why - 04/16/18 03:01 PM
With interest rates still relatively low, buying a house right now is less expensive than renting in many places, including Montgomery, AL.  Now is a great time to lock into a rate.
Buying is often considered to be financially better than renting over the long run because your mortgage payments build equity in your home, which you will eventually own, while rent only goes toward the upkeep of your home and the pocket of your landlord. That is just one reason buying is better than renting.  Here are some others:
You can do what you want with your property. Making home improvements will … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 1164 S McDonough St - Unique Converted Firehouse in Desirable Garden District - 04/15/18 11:44 AM

1164 S McDonough St, Montgomery AL 36104
MLS# 431287
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 3,064 square feet | Garden District
Normalcy Is SO Overrated! She was never very practical, they said. She lived with her head in the clouds and followed her dream-filled heart in her decision making. And because they were always attended by an unexpected assortment of characters, her parties were the most sought after invitations in town! If YOU’D like to be that lady (or man) and escape the ordinary, here’s your chance: a bona fide 1917 firehouse in Midtown Montgomery—complete with pole—extravagantly converted to a home that’s been the … (2 comments)

sandra nickel: 3520 McGehee Place Ct S - Spacious Patio Home in Quiet Neighborhood - 04/12/18 06:46 PM

3520 McGehee Place Ct S, Montgomery AL 36111
MLS #431354
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1 half bath | 3,653 | McGehee Place Estates
You truly will not believe the space in this McGehee Place patio home! Encompassing over 3,500 square feet, it includes a large living room with built-in display cabinet for all your collectibles, an open dining room perfect for dinner parties and family meals, and a gathering room between living room and sunroom. This great hang out space is open to the spectacular kitchen with huge center island and the most unique granite you have ever seen. Light-filled sunroom overlooks … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: Tips for Protecting Family Heirlooms - 04/11/18 08:05 AM
Family heirlooms are treasures that evoke memories of the past and hold great sentimental value.  Keeping them safe and well preserved is important. There are many kinds of keepsakes. What may seem not very special to one person, might be the most cherished of items to another.  The following tips will help you preserve them and keep the memories alive:
Paper Documents
Don’t make the mistake of keeping precious papers in a box somewhere. Paper is vulnerable to crumbling and fading if it is exposed to too much light, heat or moisture.  You can keep documents safe by placing them in acid-free envelopes … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 3301 Hillcrest Ln - Recently Renovated Forest Hills Charmer! - 04/09/18 09:21 AM
3301 Hillcrest Ln, Montgomery AL 36109
MLS# 431147
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1, 320 square feet | Forest Hills
This recently renovated home will steal your heart! No dinky living room here, just a GREATROOM with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace! Separate dining room overlooks patio and large corner-lot fenced back yard. Who wouldn't enjoy the updated kitchen with real granite countertops, tile backsplash, and new appliances? Brand new roof, fresh paint, and new floor covering round out this Forest Hills charmer. Priced to sell, so call your favorite agent before this one is gobbled up by another buyer!
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sandra nickel: Renovating Before Selling - Worth it or Not? - 04/05/18 08:40 AM
If you are preparing to list your house for sale, you may be wondering if the financial reward will be worth the time, effort and money to fix up things that are in disrepair or that are dated.  The answer to that question depends on a myriad of circumstances such as the current real estate market, the condition of competing inventory and whether the renovations that need to be made generally provide a return on investment.
Some home buyers are looking to purchase a "Fixer Upper". They are looking for properties priced to sell, perhaps because they don’t qualify for more expensive homes or … (0 comments)

sandra nickel: 1438 Crenshaw Place- Low Maintenance in Midtown! - 04/02/18 05:46 PM
1438 Crenshaw Place, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 431032
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2,960 square feet | Midtown
Looking to downsize yet stay in Midtown? Looking for literally LOADS of storage in a low Maintenance home, Crenshaw Place might just meet your needs! Soaring vaulted ceiling makes a grand statement in the oversized great room, which has open views into the dining room. Fully updated kitchen has upgraded appliances and a large storage pantry off the ample laundry room. First floor master bedroom means you don't have to climb the stairs every night, and your guests/family will have their own space on the … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: 3412 Wellington Rd - Charming Updated Home in Much Desired Idlewild! - 04/01/18 03:48 PM
3412 Wellington Rd, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 430884
2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,671 square feet | Idlewild
Nicely renovated home in great Midtown Montgomery location of Cloverdale/ Idlewild! Kitchen has new appliances, granite counter tops and new flooring. Main bath has been updated with new walk-in shower and double sinks. Original bath contains tub for relaxing soaks. Beautiful tree covered lot contains one of, if not the largest, sycamore trees in the state. Open kitchen to den lets you entertain with guests and not be isolated in the kitchen. Good closet space in main bedroom. Formal living with fireplace has bay window … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 744 Evanwood Dr - Like-New Home on Quiet Street in Beautiful Stoneybrooke! - 04/01/18 03:19 PM

744 Evanwood Dr, Montgomery AL 36117
MLS# 430869
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,996 square feet | StoneyBrooke Plantation
Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!
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sandra nickel: 2063 Commodore Circle - Outstanding Value Under 65K in Desirable Midtown Location - 04/01/18 01:17 PM
2063 Commodore Circle, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 430882
2 bedrooms | 1 bath | 1 half bath | 1,427 square feet | Tyson
Seller relocating to be near family!!!  Convenient central Midtown Montgomery location close to everything! Would make a great investment rental or starter home for those on a budget. Build equity instead of throwing your money away on rent. Updated kitchen has newer cabinets, counter tops, and plenty of storage. Living and dining area have beautiful view through large picture window overlooking backyard. Room off of LR is multi-purpose-den, office, media, sewing/crafts,--possible third bedroom. Bedrooms are spacious. Roof is approximately 10 years … (4 comments)

sandra nickel: Happy Easter! - 03/29/18 01:54 PM
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sandra nickel: Curb Appeal on a Budget - 03/28/18 12:01 PM
When selling a home, curb appeal is one of the most important factors in attracting buyers.  Your yard and the front of your home are the first thing they will see, and while nobody should judge a book by its cover, many people do. The appearance of the outside of the home can determine if a potential buyer will even be willing to look at the inside.  So, attractive curb appeal is vital to getting your home sold.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great curb appeal.  There are many small, inexpensive home improvements that can be done … (1 comments)

sandra nickel: 4418 Wares Ferry Rd, Montgomery AL 36109 - Move-in Ready and Priced to Sell! - 03/21/18 02:45 PM
4418 Wares Ferry Rd, Montgomery AL 36109
MLS# 429394
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,608 square feet | College Grove
Don't miss this great updated home in the College Grove neighborhood, and zoned for desirable Dalraida elementary school. Wonderful floor-plan has den/family room open to eat-in kitchen. Living room/dining room combo across the back opens to rear patio and large fenced back yard. Home comes with oversized parking pad and two large detached storage buildings, one of which would make a great workshop. Kitchen and bathrooms were just updated, and entire house has fresh paint and new flooring!
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sandra nickel: What NOT to Throw Away When Downsizing - 03/21/18 09:43 AM
Getting organized to move is an arduous task.  It makes sense to get rid of a lot of unused belongings when you are getting ready to pack and move, especially if you are downsizing.  But it’s important not to go overboard! There are some things that are worth keeping. In fact, there are some things you should never throw away, even when downsizing:
Important Papers.You should let go of as much paper as you can before moving, but be careful that you don’t thrown away important documents.Hang on to the following: birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, social security cards, retirement … (1 comments)

 
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