team linda simmons: "the SOLD man" - who'n'how'n'what....?!?! - 09/30/14 11:38 AM
"the SOLD man" - who'n'how'n'what....?!?!
 
A brief background first:
I was stationed at Ft. Rucker in the early 70's and started teaching the drummers in the Enterprise High School Band (one of several towns next-door or close by). I then started a music store here which I had for almost 35 years. I've played in MANY local bands covering various types of music (rock, country, Christian, Maqrching Band, etc...) and to varying degrees of "success" (i.e. - garage-band caliber to recording artists). Also taught drums (Percussion) at the local Community College and other area schools. So, most are people know … (14 comments)

team linda simmons: Enterprise Homes For Sale and Sold Report May 2014 - 06/29/14 03:53 PM
 
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team linda simmons: Open House at 680 County Road 750, Enterprise, AL 36330 - 06/20/14 08:01 AM
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team linda simmons: Good Starter Home in Elba, Al 36323 - 05/22/14 06:46 PM
 
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team linda simmons: Our-First-Home.com - 05/18/14 06:55 PM

This is my website designed for New Buyers, or a refresher for previous Buyers for the Wiregrass Area of Alabama. I've included several articles and videos that will help to make this daunting task MUCH more Buyer-Friendly. I'll try to answer any concerns that you may have of the process here, so, when you have ANY questions on this process, don't hesitate to contact me!!
Click HERE to go to it!!
 

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team linda simmons: Over 100 streets to be repaired in Enterprise, AL - 05/13/14 08:43 PM

This year in Enterprise, Alabama, over 100 streets are scheduled for repairs to start this year at a guesstimated cost of almost three million dollars. Mayor Boswell stated that the more than 21 miles of road work is being funded by the restructure of old bonds from last year.
The Dothan Eagle has the article and the list HERE.
In spite of this impressive list, I personally know of SEVERAL busy streets that should be on it, but will have to wait for the next go-round.
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team linda simmons: The Boll Weevil 100 in Enterprise, AL - 05/10/14 06:57 PM
Well, a semi-nice day to have the bike and distance running event know as "The Boll Weevil 100" here in Enterprise, Alabama. Started off around 70 degrees and didn't get too much warmer. Overcast and spotty showers kept the temperature down. I haven't seen the official numbers of runners and riders, but it should be a record year.
The local Enterprise Lions Club has spearheaded this effort. The VFW Chapter 6683, The American Legion Post 73, and L.A.V.A. (Lower Alabama Veterans Alliance) along with MANY local groups, organizations, businesses and individuals joined together to help show Wounded Veterans how much we care.
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team linda simmons: New home sales in Alabama in March improve 14% from last year - 05/02/14 08:09 PM

 
 
March home sales increased 13.6% from the same period a year earlier, which is welcome news after a couple of sluggish months. But the first quarter was 1.2% behind the same quarter in 2013.
Metro Markets:  The 5 Major Metro Markets here - Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa - account for 70% of the State Market.
Pricing: The metro market's median new home sales price in December was $225,104, down 4.7% from last March and 4.3% from last month.
Demand: All major metro areas have matched or improved over last March. Tuscaloosa(same), Birmingham(17%), Montgomery(same), Huntsville(17%), and Mobile(17%). March … (4 comments)

team linda simmons: Alabama residential home sales in March improve 2% from last year - 04/26/14 04:59 PM
 
 
March sales now up 16% from its sales bottom in 2009.
 
Alabama residential sales totaled 3,596 units in March, an improvement in sales growth of 1.5 percent from last year and 347 units short of the ACRE monthly forecast. The YTD sales forecast through March projected 9,766 closed transactions while the actual sales were 9,120 units, 6% off which is just outside the margin of error. Sales for the first quarter were….”sluggish”. The next quarter will be a big factor in determining how the year goes. The annual sales forecast is for modest growth of 5% - but the sales growth through … (6 comments)

team linda simmons: Dothan Region of Alabama Housing Stats for March 2014 - 04/16/14 06:43 PM
 
 
Dothan, Alabama area residential sales improve 21% in March from last year

 
 
Dothan area residential sales in March improved 21.3 percent from the same period a year ago with the sale of 224 units.
 Supply: Dothan area housing inventory went down 13.1% from last March to 1,133  units. The monthly inventory decreased by 1.0%. It is interesting to compare to pre-downturn era (March 2006) when the figure was 3.5 months of supply reporting a market that was too hot (the "good ol'days" that I keep hearing about!). But, the inventory level still remains high with an … (4 comments)

team linda simmons: Wiregrass Region of Alabama Housing Stats for March 2014 - 04/15/14 03:30 PM
Wiregrass area residential sales improve 4% in March

Wiregrass residential sales in March totaled 47 units representing a 4.4 % improvement from last month and 26 units below the ACRE monthly forecast.
 Supply: Wiregrass area housing inventory went down 10.1% from last March to 918 units. The monthly inventory was essentially up 4.1%. For the last 4 years, the monthly inventory has normally increased from February to March by 1.6%. But, the inventory level still remains high with an inventory-to-sales ratio of 19.5 months of supply. Market equilibrium (balance) is considered to be 8 - 9 months of supply so this … (0 comments)

team linda simmons: Rattlesnake Rodeo in Opp, Alabama - 04/14/14 10:45 AM
The 53rd Annual Rattlesnake Rodeo was held this last weekend in the neighboring town of Opp (short for Opportunity), Alabama.

Local news did some pieces on it here.
The Rodeo even made National News and is in a clip here along with the Pope and China.
 
They had several Local and National musical acts playing on Saturday and Sunday, with the Christian Bands all on Sunday. The "Big Guys" were Hawk Nelson, Family Force 5, and Building 429.
Great weather - mid 70's - but I still burned some calories!!
 
Here are some photos of the Rodeo, the first … (3 comments)

team linda simmons: Work Day at the VFW in Enterprise, AL - 04/12/14 08:18 PM
 
Another Work Day at the John Wiley Brock Post V.F.W. (Veterans of the Foreign Wars) in Enterprise, Alabama.
The "younger" gentlemen doing most of the actual work are some NCO's from Ft. Rucker (next door to Enterprise). They cut the grass, put on roofing waterproofing, filled in holes on the grounds, and dozens of miscellaneous upkeep items.
The guy in the striped shirt with his wife is our State Representative, Barry Moore and his wife, Heather. He's been a regular at our functions and huge supporter, especially since he is a Veteran himself. Bob Cooper is our esteemed Post Commander … (0 comments)

team linda simmons: The American Flag - good video. - 04/11/14 07:34 PM
  Here's a short video with some good info on the American flag put out by the American Legion, of which I am an Officer in the local post.
   I wrote a couple of posts last year about my adopted home-town of Enterprise, Alabama being nominated and making the Top 7 in "Most Patriotic Cities" - here and here. This ties in with those and the 4th of July coming up in a few short months. Time to get'cha flags ready!
 

 
  Back when I was in College, a friend of mine got a job as a … (0 comments)

team linda simmons: Wiregrass Region of Alabama Housing Stats for February 2014 - 03/29/14 11:07 AM
 
 
Wiregrass area residential sales slip 4% in February
 

 
 
Wiregrass residential sales in January totaled 45 units representing a 4.3 % drop from last month and 19 units below the ACRE monthly forecast.
 Supply: Wiregrass area housing inventory went down 8.4% from last February to 882 units. The monthly inventory was essentially unchanged at up 0.3%. For the last 4 years, the monthly inventory has normally increased from January to February by 0.5%. But, the inventory level still remains high with an inventory-to-sales ratio of 19.6 months of supply. Market equilibrium (balance) is considered to be 8 … (7 comments)

team linda simmons: Dothan, Alabama Region of Alabama Housing Stats for February 2014 - 03/23/14 05:24 PM
Dothan, Alabama area residential sales improve 2.6% in February

Wiregrass residential sales in January totaled 64 units representing about the same number from the same period last year in the number of houses sold. The median price for Dothan Alabama houses increased by 2.6%.

 Supply: Dothan area housing inventory went down 11% from last February to 1,145  units. The monthly inventory increased by 2.6%. For the last 4 years, the monthly inventory has normally increased from January to February by 2.9%. But, the inventory level still remains high with an inventory-to-sales ratio of 17.9 months of supply. Market equilibrium (balance) … (2 comments)

team linda simmons: World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade - 03/17/14 10:20 AM

 
Enterprise, Alabama has it's Annual "World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade"
I used to have a couple of Retail businesses on one of the corners where this goes between (the "route" is only one block long). So, I've seen it ever since it started. Missed it this year due to my wife's Chemo and this being her quarantine week, but here is some info from the local newspapers.
The Grand Marshall, and ONLY participant - hence "World's Smallest" moniker - this year is Mark Doyle. Mark's great-grandparents were of Irish descent and the family name WAS "O'Doyle". He teaches at … (5 comments)

team linda simmons: Wiregrass Region of Alabama Housing Stats for January 2014 - 03/08/14 01:15 PM
Wiregrass area residential sales improve 7% in January; median sales price up 9% 
                         
Wiregrass residential sales in January totaled 47 units representing a 6.8 % improvement from the same period last year in the number of houses for sale.
Supply: Wiregrass area housing inventory went down 10.1% from last January to 879 units. The monthly inventory increased by 2.7%. For the last 4 years, the monthly inventory has normally increased from December to January by 0.3%. But, the inventory level still remains high with an inventory-to-sales ratio of 18.7 months of supply. Market equilibrium (balance) is considered to be … (1 comments)

team linda simmons: Dothan, Alabama Region of Alabama Housing Stats for January 2014 - 02/22/14 02:18 PM
 
 
Dothan, Alabama area residential sales up 5% in January
      
Residential sales in the Dothan, Alabama area increased 4.5% from last January with a total of 69 units, which is 4 units above the ACRE forecast.
 Year-to-date residential sales throughout 2013 were up a solid 8.0 percent which is consistent with the growth thru-out Alabama, but lower than the major metroplitan areas (see my previous State Report).
Supply: Housing inventory decreased 7.0% from last January to 1,175 units. The housing supply is now 17 months (7-8 months = balanced market). Last January it was 19.2 months supply, … (1 comments)

team linda simmons: Enterprise ranked as top city to live in South Alabama... - 02/20/14 08:16 AM
...and #6 of Top Ten in the State
Movoto Blog ranked Enterprise as one the Top Cities in the state. The only city South of Auburn (ranked #1 in the State, and NOT just in football - Warrrrr Eagle!).

  They used the following seven things, subdivided into a total of 13 checkpoints.
Total Amenities Quality of Life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, teacher per student ratio) Total Crimes Tax Rates (sales tax, income tax) Unemployment Commute Time Weather (temperature, air quality) Mayor Kenneth Boswell said:
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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker

email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

Enterprise, AL

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Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330

Address: 1611 Park Ave., Enterprise, AL, 36330

Office: (707) 653-6266

Mobile: (334) 494-7846

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Author Bio: Travis Parker, also known as "the SOLD man", is a Full Time REALTOR® and Associate Broker with Team Linda Simmons Real Estate in Enterprise, Alabama. He was stationed at nearby Ft. Rucker, and has stayed. Over the years, he has taught at the local high school and junior college, started businesses, had a daughter and grandkids, been very active in local organizations, played drums in various bands, and is now in Real Estate. His wife, Sue, is a recent Cancer Survivor and they are both active in Cancer Awareness functions.



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