Located in the heart of Madison this impeccably maintained home is ready for move-in. Come on in to the inviting foyer with soaring ceilings and gleaming floors. We are sure you will be impressed. An elegant formal dining room with French door access is ideal for private entertaining or a home office. A grand family room boasts dual ceiling fans, a striking trey ceiling, an abundance of natural light plus a toasty fireplace. Cooking will be delightful in this beautiful kitchen featuring sun-drenched views plus cabinet and counter space galore. A main level master suite with a pampering bathroom is a nice place to unwind after a long day. The additional bedrooms are sized generously and share a lovely hall bathroom. A spacious recreation room is perfect for stashing the kids or kids at heart. The ultimate relaxation awaits you on the soothing screened porch with private backyard views. Relax in the bubbly hot tub submerged in privacy. Bring all your toys as there is a two car attached garage plus a huge detached garage. Play a game of tennis then cool of in the community pool. There is something for everyone in Ashley Greens. Call us today for your private tour.
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By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 25, 2011
Your home simply isn’t selling for your desired price. If you don’t have to sell in order to buy a new home, make your Huntsville home for sale work for you by renting it out. But, first, consider the pros and cons of renting to be sure it’s the right choice for you.
Here are four potential pros to renting your Huntsville home for sale.
You continue building equity. Your property will continue to appreciate and the principal on your mortgage will continue to decrease.
Landlord tax advantages could offset income tax on rent.
Rental income could cover part or all of your mortgage, tax and insurance payments. Depending on how much you can charge for rent, you may even make a profit.
You can wait to sell until the market for your home improves.
Here are four potential cons to renting your Huntsville home for sale:
Beautiful 18.54 ACRE farm sitting on a gentle rise with gorgeous views all around is just waiting for your family. The sun-drenched foyer is ready to welcome you home. A massive formal living room with French door access is sized perfectly to be used as a recreation room. Lovely formal dining room with double window views is sure to please your guests. A southern styled great room boasts soaring beamed ceilings, brick wood-burning fireplace, built-in book shelves, French doors plus all the comforts for large family gatherings. Do you love to cook but wish the clean up was easier? No worries, in this designer kitchen you can have the best of both worlds with everything you need to create a buffet of culinary masterpieces. This gourmet kitchen features cook-top, double ovens, and tiled floors plus cabinet and counter space galore. An impressive master suite offers all the comforts one could desire at days end. Pamper yourself in the lovely master bathroom with dual vanities, tiled floors, large closet and a make-up desk. The additional bedrooms all spruced up and share a large hall bathroom. Three outbuildings all with electricity are great for pursuing your hobbies or storing your treasures. Rain or shine you can enjoy these picturesque views from the comfort of the raised covered patio. Bring your horses as the pasture is fenced and cross fenced making this an ideal place for your pets to roam. You won’t be disappointed once you visit this updated home on a desirable piece of paradise. Call us today for a private tour.
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By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 22, 2011
One of the major advantages of owning a home becomes readily apparent at this time of year, and that is, of course, real estate tax deductions and credits. Because you, as homeowners, can deduct 100% of the mortgage insurance and property taxes on your tax returns, write off many of your closing costs, and be eligible for an exemption for all or most of the profit gained from a resale, Uncle Sam effectively subsidizes nearly a third of your borrower costs over the life of the loan.
Naturally, in order to reap these benefits, you will have itemize your deductions on your return, but that is certainly time well spent in view of your savings. And better yet, in addition to deductions, there are also tax credits available. Remember, the tax credit actually reduces the amount of taxes you will pay, whereas a deduction reduces the amount of your taxable income.
Let’s take a look at the number of new homeowners who will be able to take advantage of real estate tax deductions and credits.
Madison County/Huntsville Real Estate Sales Statistics
Huntsville and Madison County saw an increase of 9% in sold listings in February 2011 when compared to January 2011. The average sales price increased by 1% to $192,494. The average price per square foot decreased by 20% in February 2011 when compared to January 2010. And the average list price increased by 1%, while homes were on the market an average of 13 days more than in January 2010.
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Statistics are based on information for the North Alabama Association of Realtors and are deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 17, 2011
With so many Huntsville homes for sale, it’s hard to determine how much money and time you need to invest in order to get your home ready for the real estate market. To sell your house quickly, one helpful strategy all real estate professionals agree on is staging.
In general, the goal of staging Huntsville homes for sale is to make it easier for potential buyers to see themselves living in that space. From getting rid of the excess stuff we all seem to accumulate to filling a home you’ve already moved out of with furniture, you’ll increase your chances of a fast sale by staging your home.
3 strategies of staging
Minimize clutter – Buyers could completely skip over the positive qualities of your home if they’re too focused on all of the toys, gnome collections or stacks of stuff you have laying around. If you can’t part with the possessions, then rent a storage unit.
Bring in a professional – If staging is too daunting of a task for you, or you just don’t have time, hire a professional to get your home in ship shape. He or she might cost a little now, but will save you time and money in the long run.
Rent furniture – Not everyone has the money to go out and buy new furniture for their living room, especially if you’ve already moved into another home. Renting furniture is more affordable than you’d imagine. For just over $100 a month, you could rent furniture, sell your home swiftly and be rid of your mortgage payment!
From repainting a bright hallway for a more neutral look to putting your children’s larger toys in storage so they don’t clutter the living room, staging will take some time and effort, but your payoff could be huge.
If you’d like to stage your Huntsville homes for sale, but just aren’t sure which choices to make or where to invest, I can help. Call me today at 800-803-0053, 256-508-0211 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nestled on a double lot this beautiful home is just oozing with character. Come on in and immediately you will see that this home is drenched with natural light and bursting with custom features. The inviting great room with soaring ceilings, picture window views and a warm fireplace is the ultimate place for family gatherings. You will enjoy creating culinary masterpieces in the designer gourmet kitchen complete with new Stainless Steel appliances, smooth-top range, beautiful cabinets, tons of counter space plus a serving bar. The sunny breakfast room makes waking-up in the morning a pleasure. Mom and dad will enjoy being pampered in the main level master suite. The additional bedrooms are sized perfectly for your growing family and share a hall bathroom. The bonus room is a real gem with the flexibility of a 5th bedroom or a recreation room. Rain or shine you can submerge yourself in the breathtaking views while relaxing under the covered patio. The enormous fenced lot is perfect for fall football or maybe a summer pool. Grab the family and take a day trip to the Tennessee River or Ditto Landing. With fresh paint and new carpet all you have to do is pack your bags and come on over. We are sure you will want to stay.
This week includes St. Patrick’s Day (La Fheile Padraig for you purists), and those who are of Irish descent, those who wish they were, and those who simply welcome an excuse to party in or out of their Huntsville home will be celebrating on the 17th. Although the commemoration actually began as a Catholic feast day, it has long been a secular celebration of Irish culture, one marked by going green in terms music, food, drink, apparel, and decorations. So, in keeping with the spirit of the day, grab a pint of green beer or green tea, play some Celtic music, relax, and read on…
During the 5th century missionary St. Patrick, really born Maewyn Succat in England, is said to have banished dangerous animals, particularly snakes, from Ireland.
Ireland established a national day in his honor in 1903.
The first St. Patty’s parade in the U.S. was held in Boston in 1737.
The tri-part leaf of the shamrock was used by St. Patrick to represent the three parts of the Trinity.
If a leprechaun is caught, he must tell you where to find the gold. If you take your eyes off him, however, he will disappear.
Chicago has been dying its river green for 40 years.
Notable Irish parades are held in New York, Chicago, and Boston each year.
By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 14, 2011
Huntsville Homes For Sale: 2546 Clovis Road Huntsville, Alabama 35803
All spruced up and ready for move-in! This sparkling home is just waiting for a new family. Relax on the covered front porch while the kids play under the shade trees. An elegant entry welcomes you home with tiled floors and a coat closet. Illuminated by natural light beaming through the soaring ceiling skylights this great room is the ultimate place for entertaining. The family will love toasting their toes by the wood-burning fireplace with tile hearth. The spacious kitchen is sure to please the cook in your family with cabinets and counter space galore. Family and friends can be the first to sample your goodies at the serving bar or in the charming breakfast area featuring bay window views. Mom and dad are sure to enjoy the master suite boasting vaulted ceilings, two closets, double window views and a pampering bathroom. The additional two bedrooms are ample in size and share a hall bathroom. The laundry room with shelving makes this dreaded chore a snap. Get ready for spring time cook-outs on the sprawling patio. Relaxing views and tons of privacy await you in the fully fenced backyard. No need to worry about storage as there is a large shed outback. Hurry over to see this nugget. We are sure you will want to stay.
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By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 11, 2011
Huntsville has many reason’s to be proud! Now we can add Huntsville native Paul McDonald to the list. McDonald is among American Idol’s Top 9 this season. Paul survived last night’s cut after 30,000,000 votes were cast. Here is Paul’s performance of ‘Maggie May.’ Congratulations Paul! Keep it going, man!