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3608 Princess Ann Street, Montgomery, Al 36109

MLS# 452086

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,883 sqft | Hillman Heights

One family owned since 1961!!! Dalraida school district!! Open kitchen/ den concept...Very nice updated baths. Stack washer and dryer inside the home are included.  Hardwood floor in living/dining and hardwood under carpet in bedrooms. The covered patio is wonderful for cookouts and viewing landscaped fully fenced backyard. Double driveway with single covered carport.  Extra-large utility room can double as a workshop. Owner is retiring and relocating... let us or your favorite realtor show this great value and wonderful home today.

Marketed by Montgomery Al Realtor Frank Powell, Sandra Nickel Hat Team

 

3349 Audubon Road: Home in Walkable Location!

by The Hat Team

3349 Audubon Road, Montgomery AL 36106

MLS# 452350

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,157 sqft | Cloverdale/Idlewild

Charming Cloverdale Idlewild cottage awaiting its new owner! This adorable 2 bedroom 2 bath home has fresh paint, new carpet, and hardwood floors. The kitchen has just been updated with new cabinets and counter-tops. New vanity in back bath and nice hall bath. Decent living space with the living room and back den. Walk to the parks, restaurants and entertainment.

533 Martha Street: Victorian Home Perched on a Hill!

by The Hat Team

533 Martha Street, Montgomery AL 36104

MLS# 451610

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2,202 sqft | Cottage Hill

Perched high above Martha Street in the Historic Cottage Hill district sits this wonderful late 1800's Victorian home. Soaring ceilings, wide central hallway, transoms, and large rooms allow easy living in grand style. Breakfast room/keeping area at rear of entry hall has wall of windows overlooking private courtyard style back yard. Kitchen and bathrooms have been updated over the years, and the master bathroom on the second floor is eclectic and spacious. Bonus space upstairs could be converted to third bedroom, and makes a great addition to the master suite area. Rear off-street parking accessed from alley that runs off Hanrick Street. Just blocks (and walking distance) to exciting downtown and all of its nightlife, dining, and entertainment. Active neighborhood association (membership is strictly voluntary) sponsors numerous events/activities throughout the year.

516 Whispering Wind Way: Gorgeous Move-in Home!

by The Hat Team

516 Whispering Wind Way, Deatsville, AL 36022

MLS# 451858

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,076 sqft | Pinetuckett

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Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac sits this gorgeous home in Pinetuckett! Built in 2006, this one owner home is in immaculate condition. The moment you step through the front door, you will see why this property will not be on the market long! The lovely eat-in kitchen has a large island, granite counter tops and stainless appliances and opens to the family room/den with built-ins. Multiple doors open onto the fabulous glassed-in & screened-in porch that stretches across the entire back of the house overlooking the beautifully landscaped private back yard. Whether rocking on the front porch, sipping coffee on the back porch, enjoying dinner on the screened in porch, or grilling out on the deck, if you like a peaceful setting this is a must see!

Charming Bungalow Home!: 3336 Lebron Road

by The Hat Team

3336 Lebron Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106

MLS# 450903

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom | 2,486 sqft | Cloverdale

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Hurry, this charming Cloverdale Idlewild bungalow can be yours just in time for the Spring Concert series in the park! You could listen from the front porch swing or walk a couple of blocks to enjoy what has become a huge event. Great old house features like tall ceilings, hardwood floors, wide hallway and even an upstairs bonus room. Updated kitchen with a breakfast nook and plenty of cabinets. Huge master suite with updated bath and walk-in closet. The best room just might be the side deck off the kitchen, perfect for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Cute, cute, cute, come see this Midtown Montgomery home today!

Scaling Down for an Empty Nest

by The Hat Team


Facing the dilemma of what to do with your empty nest can be overwhelming. You are not only dealing with the emotional turmoil of no longer having your children at home, but now you have this BIG, empty house as well.  You might already be considering a move to a smaller house, but the thought of giving up the home where you raised your children has you feeling melancholy.  Your current home likely holds a lot of wonderful memories for you. But remember, it’s just a house. There are a lot of perks to downsizing:

  • Your house will be easier to maintain and you will spend less time cleaning.
     
  • You will spend less money on everything from your mortgage, taxes and insurance to your heating, cooling, and electricity. 
     
  • Having less debt will eliminate the financial stress that comes with a huge mortgage payment.
     
  • A home that doesn’t drain your resources and energy will give you peace of mind.  And that is priceless.
     
  • A smaller home has a positive impact on the environment because it requires less resources to build and maintain.
     
  • You will have more free time for living the life you want.
     
  • It will force you to declutter and cut back on your belongings and keep you from buying more. The Ridiculously Thorough Guide to Decluttering Your Home
     
  • If decorating is not your thing, a smaller house will make it less overwhelming for you.
     
  • When the time comes to sell, a smaller, more affordable home will appeal to a larger percentage of the population.

Scaling down doesn’t mean you should move into one of the tiny houses that are trendy right now.  It might be just going from four bedrooms/three baths to three bedrooms/two baths.  A professional Realtor can assist you in finding a smaller home that will suit all your needs and provide you with a happier, more peaceful lifestyle. 12 Life-Changing Benefits of Living in Small House

If you have an empty nest and you are ready to sell your LARGE home for a smaller home, let Sandra Nickel and her Hat Team of professionals assist you with all your real estate needs!  Call them today at 334-834-1500!

Last Minute Valentine Date Ideas in Montgomery AL

by The Hat Team


If you turned the page on your calendar this morning and realized Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away, we’ve got you covered! Here are some Valentine's Day date ideas that range anywhere from the traditional romantic dinner to the out-of-the-ordinary.

1. Romantic dinner at the City Grill

The City Grill is a Montgomery staple. It is a beautifully appointed restaurant and a perfect choice for a romantic dinner. Reviews refer to the “City Grill as having the best menu in town. The wait staff is always good and knows their stuff. Nice appetizers and great deserts compliment some truly excellent main courses.”

2. Day at the Montgomery Zoo

Maybe a romantic dinner isn’t your thing but your special someone is an animal lover. If so, consider a day at the Montgomery Zoo. See the Zebras graze on the plains while elephants roam nearby. Discover over 500 animal residents from five continents, all housed in natural, barrier-free habitats. Consisting of over 42 beautifully landscaped acres, you’ll enjoy magnificent views of exotic wildlife and endangered species. Stroll through the Zoo on your own or ride on the miniature train, the Montgomery Zoo is a sight to see!

3. Scenic Boat Ride Down the Alabama River

The Harriott II Riverboat offers a wonderful dinner, dancing, and a romantic cruise down the Alabama River. This is a one of a kind experience and will show your loved one just how much they mean to you. The Valentine Day special includes a two hour intimate dinner cruise, surf and turf dinner, roses, commemorative champagne flute, live entertainment and cash bar access. This special is available Feb 14, 15, and 16.

4. Weekend at Gorham’s Bluff

Gracing the banks of the mighty Tennessee River, Gorham’s Bluff offers gorgeous views as far as the eye can see. The Lodge features splendid views of the Tennessee River form its expansive porch, rooms with stone fireplaces and a restaurant with candlelight dining.

However you celebrate, enjoy being with the special person in your life and Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you are in the market to sell or buy a home, let Sandra Nickel and her Hat Team of professionals assist you with all your real estate needs!  Call them today at 334-834-1500!

Furnishing Your First Home - Choosing Pieces that Will Last

by The Hat Team

Congratulations! You are a first-time home owner!  Now it’s time to furnish your new space.  While you may already have furniture from your previous home, if you are moving into a larger place, chances are you will be looking to add to it.  When deciding what to purchase, it will pay to think long-term so that you can choose pieces that will last, both in quality and in style. Here are 5 pieces of furniture that will stand the test of time;

  1. A SIMPLE BUT STURDY DINING TABLE

A small, well-built table is a great starter piece for your dining room or eat-in kitchen.It doesn’t have to be ornate; you can use table cloths to spruce it up.What’s nice about it…and what makes it lasting…is that when you upgrade to a larger dining room table down the road, you can use this table in your breakfast room, sunroom, craft room, or even as a desk in your office.


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  1. INDOOR/OUTDOOR CHAIRS

When looking for chairs to go with your dining table, avoid upholstered ones and instead look for durable materials that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor dining. Why? Because your dining set of today can be your patio furniture in the future.Look for chairs made of metal or with slats in the seat or back so that they can withstand being outdoors in the rain.


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  1. A KING-SIZED HEADBOARD

An elegant headboard can dress up a bedroom. It might not be a priority to have one right away, but if you choose to purchase one, go big.Maybe you are sleeping in a double bed right now and you are wondering why you would buy a king-sized headboard for that.Well, down the road when you upgrade to a queen or king-sized bed, you will already have a headboard ready to go! So, choose a wall-mounted or freestanding headboard that will give your double bed a luxurious look now and you will still be able to use it when you get that king-sized bed later!


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  1. A SMALL LEATHER SOFA

You don’t necessarily need a large sofa right away, but it’s still important to have a quality, comfortable one.The family room is often the heart of the home and you will spend a lot of time sitting on your sofa. So, it should not only be comfy, but also made to last.The nice thing about a leather sofa is that while providing a cozy lounging spot for one or two people now, it will age well and become a great accent piece as part of a larger family room later.It will coordinate easily with colors and patterns in a larger seating arrangement.

Top 7 Benefits of Leather Furniture


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  1. A CLASSIC SIDEBOARD

A sideboard may not provide a lot of storage, but it adds a lot of style and function to just about any room in your home.Choose a warm, wood unit that will last through years of style and décor changes.It is such a versatile piece that can be used as a storage space/server in a dining area, as a media stand in a family room, as a bedside table in a bedroom, or as the perfect place to display treasures in a foyer or living room.


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If you are in the market to sell or buy a home, let Sandra Nickel and her Hat Team of professionals assist you with all your real estate needs!  Call them today at 334-834-1500!

412 Arrowleaf Court-Spacious Home in Sought after Lake Forest!

by The Hat Team

412 Arrowleaf Court, Montgomery, Al 36117

MLS# 444529

4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,181 sqft | Lake Forest

Desirable, sought after Lake Forest on quiet dead end street!! Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 and one half bath plan. Huge great room with wet bar, trey ceiling and fireplace for those cozy winter evenings. Kitchen features new granite counters, new paint and flooring and informal dining with bay window. Separate laundry room. Separate den open to kitchen with 2 storage closets. Formal dining room. New carpet and lots of new paint. Eaves, soffit are vinyl wrapped. 2 car carport with inside storage, ceiling fans throughout the house. Partial privacy fence and nice size yard features mature trees and landscaping. Priced for quick sell. Please call your favorite agent or give us a call to see this great property today!

519 Thorn Place: Low Maintenance Living in Midtown!

by The Hat Team

519 Thorn Place, Montgomery, Al 36106

MLS# 444814

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | 1,589 sqft | Thorn Manor


The best of lock-it and leave-it living! This 2nd-floor condo at sought after Thorn Manor in Old Cloverdale in Midtown Montgomery.  This home boasts charm and character with a spacious layout. Large living room is light filled and plenty big to entertain in. Cozy front sunroom has wonderful views and is great for morning coffee, relaxing, or reading a good book. Dining room has antique built-in china cabinet for displaying your collectibles. Open galley style kitchen has lots of counter space and great storage. Two well-proportioned bedrooms share a hall bath. This unit even comes with a covered parking space out back, and has access to common courtyards and gardens. And, sellers just put in a brand-new heating and cooling unit! Move in ready, so call your favorite agent for a tour and start packing your bags.

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