5 Things You Need to Know About Living in Huntsville, AL
We happen to think Huntsville is one of the best places to call home! If you're considering moving to the area, we have five things you'll want to know!
#1 - If You’re an Engineer, There's No Shortage of Jobs Here!
We call ourselves the Rocket City but we may as well call ourselves the City of Engineers. Huntsville has the highest # of engineering degrees per capita.
We have Redstone Arsenal, NASA, the Missile Defense Agency, FBI,Government Contractors, Adtran, an expanding automotive industry with a recent joint venture between Mazda & Toyota, Hudson Alpha Biotech and Blue Origin.
#2 - It's Not An Earthquake.
We don’t have earthquakes here! When you feel the ground shaking it’s just a rocket test at Redstone arsenal! For those new to the area it could be a shock at first but not to worry, it sure makes for a good show!
#3 - Did Someone Say Space Camp?
Have you ever heard of space camp? It’s a real thing! It’s located in Huntsville and they also have a great mountain biking course open to the public!
#4 - Travel Is A Breeze!
One of our favorite things about Huntsville is the fact that travel here is a breeze! The airport is easy to get in and out of and will make it easy for out of town guests to visit your new town! Sidenote, it’s nowhere close to Airport Rd! There are also other direct flight options nearby in Birmingham, Nashville, and Atlanta.
#5 - We're A Buyer Beware State!
Alabama is a caveat emptor state. Let us explain. This means we are a buyer beware state and that home buyers are responsible for doing their due diligence before purchasing a home. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. In other states, sellers are responsible for filling out a property disclosure to inform potential buyers of flaws or issues with the property. However, sellers are not property inspectors. We highly recommend hiring a qualified home inspector to inspect the home you’re purchasing so you can make an informed decision and request repairs if needed.
Keep in mind, there are caveats to caveat emptor
New Construction is one of them. By law, new homes come with a 1 year builder’s warranty which protects you from builder defects or issues that come up within the first year.
The second caveat is any known health and safety items that should be disclosed by the seller.
Lastly is the concept of direct inquiry. If a buyer asks a question about the property, the seller is obligated to tell the truth.