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By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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If you watch home-and-garden cable channels, it looks like everyone is flipping houses. i.e. buying a piece of real estate, making minor repairs, and quickly selling it at a substantially higher price.  Basic investing 101: Buy low, sell high. Certainly sounds appealing--and you may be tempted to...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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As Kermit the Frog knows, It’s not easy being green, especially so for a lawn trying to survive the heat and dryness of summer.  And for you, the Montgomery AL home owner, it’s not easy to look at your distressed and dying lawn after all the time and effort you have put into it in previous months...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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It certainly appears that summer heat is here to stay.  While we humans have the ability to limit our time outside and escape to the relief of air conditioning and fans, the plants in the gardens of your Montgomery AL home are not so fortunate and must withstand high temperatures and frequent dry...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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All-cash offers are an unusual real estate tactic, but often times are a winning strategy at the negotiating table, and are presently on the rise. The National Association of Realtors® reports market share of all-cash purchases has risen and currently makes up 33 percent of the market. This is a ...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
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As a seller, you most likely already know that today's breed of buyers is unlike the generations that came before. Tech savvy and always on the go, Millennial buyers—a blanket term that includes Generation Y and the Echoboomers—have different expectations from their parents when it comes to b...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Buying a Montgomery AL home, especially if for the first time, requires a large investment of both your money and your time, for the experience can be complex and sometimes even intimidating.  Depending on professional advice and knowing the right questions to ask, however, will expedite the proc...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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In April, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Montgomery, AL was 22% lower than the previous month and 37% higher than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com. Montgomery AL Foreclosure Status Distribution The current distribution of foreclosures based on t...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Montgomery AL Home for Sale: 6421 Ashton Circle, Montgomery AL 36117MLS# 309790 Gem Of a Townhouse! Don't blink or you will miss this gem of a townhouse tucked away in a private neighborhood just off Atlanta Highway in the heart of shopping and dining! This updated spacious home boasts a larg...
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(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Each year around 65% of all household moves take place between May and September, so obviously you need to plan ahead if you’re moving to a new Montgomery AL home this summer. While the act of relocating a new place can certainly be exciting, there are, of course, challenges to be met, especially...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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The spring housing market is beginning to heat up. National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts sales activity to steadily pick up, provided more inventory reaches the market and job growth continues. Yun says price growth is also rising. This year’s spring market offe...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Landscaping can add tens of thousands of dollars to the value of your property. In fact, it is one of the few home improvements that not only adds value immediately, but also increases in value as the years go by. Although the term is typically associated with lawns, trees, bushes, and flowers, ...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Not to be confused with homeowner’s insurance, which covers the structure and contents of your home, a warranty service contract is designed to cover systems and appliances that stop working due to normal usage.  Basic coverage generally includes the repair and replacement of major appliances su...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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If you're looking to sell your Montgomery AL home in today’s real estate market, you have most likely already read numerous articles advising you to set a realistic price, pay attention to curb appeal, thoroughly clean and de-clutter, remove large pieces of furniture, repaint in neutral color...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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In February, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Montgomery, AL was 36% lower than the previous month and 1% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com. Montgomery AL Foreclosure Status Distribution The current distribution of foreclosures based on...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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If you moved to your Montgomery AL home in 2013 now is the time to anticipate itemizing deductions on your tax return. Take yourself to a quiet corner of your home and begin to plan for tax time in April. Here’s a partial checklist of some often overlooked deductions: Mortgage Points: Most homeow...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Coffee should be hot. Beer should be cold. Mexican food should be spicy.  However, if these things are less than the standard that you expect, there are not any lasting consequences. As the value of the object in question rises, either in price or gravity, the expectations usually increase and d...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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In January, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Montgomery, AL was 2% lower than the previous month and 56% higher than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com. Montgomery AL Foreclosure Status Distribution The current distribution of foreclosures based on...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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ake a look at sales figures in our local real estate market for January 2014.   Midtown Montgomery real estate sales statistics for January 2014, show the number of homes sold increased by 9% when compared to January 2013. The average sales price increased by 56% to $ 179,337 for the month. The m...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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You probably already know that you can invest your IRA money in stocks and bonds and even in mutual funds if you so desire, but did you know that you can also invest those IRA funds in Montgomery real estate?  Doing so, however, is a bit complicated, and IRS rules concerning such purchases must ...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Many Montgomery AL home buyers wait until Spring to buy but there are 5 reason why buying now might be a better decision. Yes, spring is the busiest market time but take a look at why NOW is a great time!   1. Homeownership is the one leveraged investment available. Real estate is the only inves...

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