Is a Small Huntsville AL Home Right for You?

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On April 17, 2012

With the struggling economy and the move toward living greener, small houses are becoming more popular.  You may have heard about the Small House Movement and wondered if living in a small Huntsville AL home is right for you.

To help you decide, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about small houses:

How tiny is a small house?

What is typically referred to as a small house varies widely in size from about 650 square feet down to the extremely miniscule house of about 120 square feet. However, any home with fewer square feet than you’re living in now can be considered a small house.  If you’re currently living in 3,000 square feet and you move to a Huntsville AL home with 1,500 square feet, you’ve downsized by half.  It all depends on your perspective.

Does smaller equate to less expensive?

Most smaller Huntsville AL homes are less expensive simply because of the reduced square footage.  For the same reason, smaller houses cost less to heat, cool and maintain.  Of course, if you add on luxury features like marble counters and hand-carved built-ins, a small home can quickly go from economical to expensive.

Do I have to have it built from scratch?

Although the Small House Movement is fairly new, there have been small houses around for centuries.  Depending on the area in which you live they may be called cottages, bungalows, row houses, town houses or even shotgun houses.

Whether you want a micromini house, a mcmansion or any size in between, I can help you find and negotiate a good price for it.  Give me a call today at 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free or email me at to get started.

Having lived in the Huntsville AL area for most of his life, Mike Manosky understands exactly what makes this community special.  In fact, those who know him well will tell you he carries the same traditional values and focus on the future as Huntsville.

Mike brings with him a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Huntsville AL home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why his clients benefit from his unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Mike Manosky will help make the most of your Huntsville AL real estate experience. Give him a call today, 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free, and discover the difference he can make during your family’s move.

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