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Midtown Montgomery Home for Sale:

3404 Wellington Rd Montgomery AL 36106

MLS# 418701

4 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2,303 square feet | Cloverdale

You won't run out of space in this Cloverdale cottage with big master suite addition! This 4- bedroom 3 bath Cloverdale/Idlewilde home in Midtown Montgomery has been nicely updated over the years, including recessed lighting, renovated kitchen, and a master suite addition! You will enjoy hardwood floors in the main living area and bathrooms with original tile and fixtures. Other features include original built-in china cabinet in kitchen, granite countertops, and original marble fireplace in living room. Sunroom boasts classic bead board ceiling and original windows. The master suite has a walk-in closet and extra-large shower. Master also has a private entrance from the rear of the house. The exterior includes mature landscaping, a private fenced yard, and rear parking pad. Walk to parks and dining/entertainment.

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Benefits of a Backyard Wedding

by The Hat Team

Getting married to the love of your life is an exciting time no matter where the location.   If you and your soon to be spouse are looking for a nice place to become one, consider all of the benefits of a backyard wedding.  Below is a list of the many reasons why sharing your nuptials behind your home or your parents place may be a good idea.   


  1. 1. The number one reason you might want to consider wedding your soul mate in the backyard  is because you can save a ton of money.  No need to book a church or a venue because you will just need to step outside into whatever type of wedding oasis you choose to create.  You can get as elaborate as you want or keep it scaled down to save even more.   

  1. 2. Choosing the date of your special day can sometimes be an issue if you are looking to book a certain venue.  During the summer months it can sometimes be difficult to find a place in which to wed because others have already booked them in advance.  If you are one that waits until the last minute to get things done, holding your ceremony on the lawn is a perfect answer!   

  1. 3. Decorating your outdoor wedding  will be a snap because you won’t have to abide by anyone’s rules and regulations, only yours and/ or your parents.  Let your creative juices flow as you turn the outdoors into all you have ever dreamed of.   

  1. 4. The reception will be easy to set up with a few tables and chairs. You can have everything catered if you choose or if you would rather keep it simple, the kitchen will be close by so that you can have someone cook and deliver it right to the tables.  Easy enough! 

  1. 5. Your friends and family can be super involved in your celebration of marriage if you decide to go this route as well.  Perhaps you have some young kids in the family that would like to be ushers or help to serve the meal after the service.  

  1. 6. Committing your lives to one another is a sacred thing.  Doing so either in your parent’s backyard or your own is a great way to hold those memories very close.   


​​Courtesy of Montgomery AL Real Estate Expert Sandra Nickel.   

Items to Throw Out Before You Move

by The Hat Team

Moving from an old house into a new house can be an exciting. It can also be a very stressful time for those folks who don’t like to throw anything out.  Don’t worry.  You can keep most of your items, but there are a few that should most definitely be thrown out before you move and those are listed for you below.   

  1. 1. If you have a lot of old towels and rags lying around your house, whether you use them or not, you might want to get rid of those before you move  into another home.  These types of things can carry bacteria on them.  And you don’t want to start out in your new place with dirty items when you can purchase new ones once you arrive.   

  1. 2. Make-up is good to have but it does have a shelf life.  Once that has passed, it isn’t really good to keep it around.  Avoid the compulsion to throw all of your old makeup into a box and take it with you.  Although you use it once or twice, there really is no need for it because it won’t look as nice as a new pallet of makeup.   

  1. 3. Soaps, deodorants, nail polish,  and sunscreen may be things you use on a regular basis but you really don’t need to take up space in your moving boxes for these types of items.  These things don’t cost a lot of money and can easily be purchased anywhere.  

  1. 4. Once you start packing and you find a ton of USB cables, realize that you don’t need them all and get rid of a few of them.   You may have a friend in need of a USB cable that you can bless with one or two.   

  1. 5. Don’t pack paperwork unless it is absolutely necessary.  Of course you will have to keep important contracts and tax information, but most of the paperwork you’ve collected over the years is likely now obsolete and can be thrown out before you head out.   

  1. 6. Last but not least, go ahead and let go of all of the clothes you can no longer fit into.  Donating these types of items can many times be a big blessing to others.   


These are just a few ideas of things you might want to get rid of before you move.  By doing this you will avoid having to unpack all sorts of unnecessary items and will save yourself a ton of time in the process.   


Courtesy of Montgomery AL Real Estate Expert Sandra Nickel.   

Father's Day Wishes!

by The Hat Team


He never looks for praises

He’s never one to boast

He just goes on quietly working

For those he loves the most

His dreams are seldom spoken

His wants are very few

And most of the time his worries

Will go unspoken too

He’s there…a firm foundation

Through all our storms of life

A sturdy hand to hold to

In times of stress and strife

A true friend we can turn to

When times are good or bad

One of our greatest blessings,

The man that we call Dad

Happy Father's Day! 

Courtesy of Montgomery AL Real Estate Expert Sandra Nickel.   

Apartment Hunting for College Graduates

by The Hat Team

It’s almost that time of year, where college students will be graduating and heading home for summer!  It’s an exciting time for everyone, especially parents who can’t wait to see their kids!  Many college students who are graduating will begin their first apartment search as they begin their lives outside of college.  Below is a list of first apartment mistakes many college graduates make.  Look over them so that you know what to expect and what to avoid. 

  1.  Many times one of the biggest first apartment mistakes   new college graduates make is starting their search for their first place a bit too soon.  The best time to start searching for your first apartment is three weeks before you want to move in. 
  2. Not realizing just how much it is all going to cost is another huge mistake that many college graduates make when getting their first apartment.  If you have been living on campus typically meals are included, however when you get an apartment the meals are on you!  Also you need to think about how much utilities and things like internet and cable are going to cost as well.  Expenses can add up real quick if you are not careful and will likely be a huge surprise once you move in to your new apartment if you don’t plan for them. 
  3. You may not realize that things that have been available to you free of charge in the past or at least it seemed free of charge because it was included in housing costs on campus, are going to cost you money.  Such things as toiletries and laundry detergent may not seem like much of an expense but if you are not use to paying for it you may not include it in your estimated costs of apartment living. 
  4. If you have student loans, be sure to keep them in your budget and factor them in to all other costs associated with apartment life.  These types of debts can many times be rather large and if you haven’t started paying on them yet you may not be aware of just how much of a chunk they will take out of your monthly budget. 

These are just a few first apartment mistakes college students tend to make.  Keep these in mind when making your final decisions on where you want to live and you may be better able to avoid them.  

Courtesy of Montgomery AL Real Estate Expert Sandra Nickel.   

Montgomery AL Home for Sale:

2110 Capitol Ave, Montgomery AL 36107

MLS# 418172

3 bedrooms | 1 bath | 1,391 square feet | Capitol Heights

This updated Capitol Heights charmer is neat as a pin and ready to move into! Great architectural accents added in kitchen. Cozy covered front porch, and lots of shady space out back for entertaining. Formal dining room and breakfast room space, and well-proportioned living room with fireplace. BIG detached garage is wired and has work-space for tinkering/projects, plus additional covered storage behind AND to the side.

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!

Wetumpka Home for Sale: 1864 Jasmine Hill Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093

MLS# 418133

4 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1 half bath | 3,530 square feet | Jasmine Hill Rd

This Victorian-esque dollhouse really packs a punch! Situated on an over 2.5 acre lot, the private setting will sooth your nerves and make you feel as if you are out in the country, while being minutes to shopping and dining. Grand living spaces and open feel main floor, wet bar, study, family room, and big kitchen with large breakfast room PLUS huge master suite on the first floor. Three more spacious bedrooms and two baths upstairs. Great 2nd floor gallery looks down into main living room and is the perfect place for your prized collections. Three levels of decks lead down to a large swimming pool and patio area, or enjoy the gorgeous views from the 2nd floor balcony (which feels like three floors up due to basement level.) Two car carport leads into large finished storage space, which is plumbed for additional bathroom, and ENORMOUS partially finished basement that is a wide open 2001 square feet! Great storage/rec room/kids indoor play area, or finish out for even more living space. This is truly a special property, and was solidly custom built.

Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Billy Young, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!


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