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Midtown Montgomery Market Trends - September 2015

by The Hat Team

A biennial opinion survey on housing issued conducted by the National Association of Realtors shows that fears of selling have abated dramatically since the housing recovery went into high gear two years ago. Over the past two years, homeowners’ confidence in recouping the price they paid for their homes has risen 29 percent. 

Seller confidence extends to their outlook for next year.  Four in ten adults in the survey (41%) expect prices to rise in their market. Some 47 percent said prices will stay the same and only 6 percent expect them to decrease.

Take a look at how many successful sellers there were in our market last month…

September 2015 Midtown Montgomery Real Estate Market Update

Midtown Montgomery real estate sales statistics for September 2015, show the number of homes sold increased 3.85% The average sales price decreased by 9.34% to $108,109 for the month. The median sales price increased 2.98% to $92,500, and market times decreased by 60 days.  The highest selling price increased by 4.25% from September 2014.

Midtown Montgomery  September 2015   September 2014
Homes Sold 27 26
Average Selling Price $108,109 $119,242
Median Selling Price $92,500 $89,820
Days On The Market 178 118
Highest Selling Price $417,000 $400,000
Lowest Selling Price $9,100 $17,000

For the latest Midtown Montgomery real estate market conditions in your area, please call me at 800-HAT-LADY or visit

Information is provided by the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors and is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

Why Selling Now May Be in Your Best Interest

by The Hat Team

seller guide

If you are debating whether to sell your house for sale this fall or even early next year, there are many reasons not to wait! We have a FREE Fall Sellers Guide, Things to Consider When Selling Your Home, that gives you 5 reasons to sell this fall.  Things like the importance of pricing right from the beginning, how an increase in interest rates will impact home sales, and so much more!  No obligation, of course! Download your FREE Sellers Guide then contact us get started with your home sale.

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Information courtesy of Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

On the fence about renting or buying??? Free info here!

by The Hat Team

buying a home

Many young people are debating whether they should renew their lease or sign a contract to purchase their first home. If you’re one of these people who’s on the fence about renting or buying, check out our FREE Fall 2015 Buyers Guide, Things to Consider When Buying a Home! You’ll learn why now is a good time to buy, what you need to know about the mortgage process, where home prices and interest rates are headed and so much more. No obligation, of course! Download your FREE Buyers Guide then contact us to get started in the purchase of your dream home.

Information courtesy of Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale: 3231 Southview Ave

by The Hat Team

Midtown Montgomery Home For Sale:

3231 Southview Ave, Montgomery AL 36106
MLS# 321384

Great Move-In Condition!

This wonderful Edgewood home located in Midtown Montgomery is in great move-in condition! Renovated and designed by John Sease at Mcalpin Tankersly. Exterior has been recently painted. Study and nursery up with main bedroom. Main bedroom up has vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Beautiful hardwood floors in most rooms. Cozy den off kitchen with fireplace for entertaining. Nice screened-in back porch overlooks private fenced yard. Caution alarm. Call us or your favorite agent to see today!

Marketed by Montgomery Real Estate Experts Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

4 Tips For Preparing Your Home For Fall and Winter

by The Hat Team

rake leaves

Of course the first day of fall was a few weeks ago but it sure hasn’t felt much like it.  This unseasonably warm weather may have made you forget to prepare your home for the cooler months but I hope to remedy that with this blog post chock full of ideas today. So sit back with your hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee and enjoy this post. Below are a few ideas to help prepare your home for fall and winter.

  1. If you want to make sure to keep the upcoming cold air drafts out of your house then you need to be sure to go around to each door and check the weather stripping.  Make sure there are no cracks, leaks or wear of the weather stripping.  If you see that there has been some wear and tear on your weather stripping be sure to replace it as soon as possible so that you will stay nice and toasty warm during the cooler weather.  It is also a good idea to check your weather stripping on your windows as well.  You can save a lot on your energy bill just by doing this simple task.
  2. Gutters tend to get full of leaves as months go by and once they get full of leaves and debris they just don’t work like they need to.  Be sure to check your gutters and clean them out by hand if they are full.  By doing this simple task you will help to ensure that there are no drips and leaks during snowfall or rainy days. Nothing worse than walking out of your house and water hitting you in your face due to faulty gutters.
  3. Fall and/or winter are a great time to flip your mattress.  You have heard of spring cleaning, well fall and winter cleaning is just as important.  Flipping your mattress can help it to last quite a bit longer than it otherwise might.  Also go ahead and wash all of your linens while you’re flipping mattresses to kill two birds with one stone. 
  4. If you haven’t done so during the summer months, have a professional HVAC person come out to your home to check that your system is properly working.  You don’t want to have to worry about freezing while inside your own home this fall and winter.  By calling now, you can possibly avoid any heating issues that may take place.   If you want to and have the knowledge to do so, you can check to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the cooler month’s yourself.

Remodeling? Check Out These Kitchen Trends Part II

by The Hat Team

In Part 1 of ‘Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends’ we looked at five trends from a recently published survey by Houzz, the popular design and remodeling website. Here are more of the hottest kitchen design elements to consider for your kitchen…


  • Stainless Steel: A majority of survey respondents, 65% favored stainless steel appliances. Only 12% favored white or color appliances.
  • Islands: Islands are popular but not a must have. The main reason is limited floor space availability. A successful kitchen layout requires the ability to move around the kitchen between workstations. The ideal layout forms a triangle between sink, refrigerator, and stove. Counter prep areas occur in between the primary stations. If an island fits into that pattern and allows plenty of movement it will be a success. If the island is too big for the floor space and interferes with the movement of your workflow you will end up unhappy.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association also conducted a survey recently and highlighted three additional trends in kitchen design…

  • Transitional style: This style is a blend of traditional and contemporary and has grown in popularity in recent years. It is a style that harkens back to tried and true traditional elements with modern convenience touches.
  • White cabinets: A surprising 73% of respondents favored white and off-white color schemes for their kitchens. This seems to have been a response to most people wanting their kitchens to be light and bright and clean looking.
  • Gray color schemes: Gray color schemes have been steadily gaining in popularity over the last three years, and are still trending that way.

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen there are a lot things to think about. Your kitchen is an important workspace and gathering space in your home. Therefore, it should function well and reflect your lifestyle.

Mike Close, president of Spinnaker Development in Newport Beach, CA, offered good advice: “Always try to keep in mind you’re doing the work for yourself, but at some point, somebody else will be in the house. Don’t do something so radical…that in five years you’ll look at each other and say, ‘What were we thinking?’”

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