Huntsville 2nd Best Place to Live 2023-2024

The U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Places to Live in the U.S. 2023-2024’ rankings are back out.  Huntsville is number two this year after being ranked first last year, with Green Bay, Wisconsin coming in at number one spot. Before you decide to make the move and jump on our website to get your instant cash offer or home valuation report, let's break down the comparison of the two cities in three key areas; sports, cost of living, and things to do in the area.

Sports | Huntsville vs. Green Bay

Green Bay obviously has a huge edge with having an NFL team with the Green Bay Packers. They also have a local hockey team, the Green Bay Gamblers hockey team, as well as local college athletics. Now,…

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Huntsville, Alabama Traffic | Exploring North Alabama's Roadways

North Alabama is experiencing growth like never before, and more residents often means more traffic. You don’t have to succumb to sitting in traffic though; You just need to familiarize yourself with the major roadways in the Huntsville and Madison area and then plan your outings accordingly. Erica DeSpain from All Things Madison joins Matt Curtis to provide information about the major roadways in the Huntsville and Madison area, as well as traffic patterns and tips to navigate around the area. We'll look at I-565, Redstone Arsenal, Research Park Boulevard, Highway 72, and Madison's major roadways as well as providing insights into the traffic patterns of each of these routes,…

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Pros & Cons of Moving to Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is an amazing place to live. So much so that it was ranked the #1 city in the entire US to live in by US News & World Report in 2022.

Like anything in life, there are pros and cons to living in the Rocket City. I  think the pros far outweigh the cons, but I’ll let you decide for yourself as I  give you the information you need to decide if you want to call Huntsville, Sweet Home Alabama!

Pros of Moving to Huntsville, Alabama

Pro #1: Huntsville's Booming Economy & Job Market.

The city is home to several high-tech companies, including NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, which have brought a lot of job opportunities to the area. The presence of these companies has also created a…

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Ultimate Guide to Moving to Huntsville, Alabama

If you're considering a move to Huntsville, Alabama, congratulations! You've made a great choice. There are some things you need to know before moving to Huntsville though! Known as the Rocket City, Huntsville is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Army's Redstone Arsenal, making it a hub for innovation and technology. But moving to a new city can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know much about it. That's why we've put together this ultimate guide to moving to Huntsville, Alabama.

Huntsville's Location in Alabama and the Southeast

Huntsville is located in the northern part of Alabama in Madison County. The city is situated in the Tennessee River Valley and is…

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Huntsville Receives Top Credit Rating

Once again, the city of Huntsville, Alabama has achieved a Triple-A credit rating from both Moody’s and S&P Global Ratings. That's right, Triple-A!

Now, you may be thinking, what's the big deal about a credit rating? Well, a Triple-A credit rating means that Huntsville is considered to be of the “highest quality, with minimal risk” and reflects the City’s ability and willingness to meet their financial obligations. This is a significant accomplishment, as the average for municipalities is AA, and compared to the corporate world, it's BA.

What's even better is that this Triple-A rating means that the city of Huntsville has the lowest interest rate possible. Out of all the cities in Alabama, only three have…

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The History, Growth, & Success of Madison City Schools

In this FAQ video, Erica DeSpain from All Things Madison and Matt Curtis from Matt Curtis Real Estate delve into what makes Madison City Schools one of the best school districts in the state of Alabama and answer frequently asked questions about the Madison City Schools district. As a top-performing district, all schools within the system have received an ‘A’ rating from the state department of education. With equal opportunities for students and appointed school board members, Madison City Schools offers a unique and successful approach to education. Join us as we explore the history, growth, and success of Madison City Schools, and learn why it's an excellent choice for families looking for a…

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The Kids to Love Foundation is getting a generous gift from Matt Curtis Real Estate that will directly impact Kids to Love’s ability to help children placed in foster care.

Matt Curtis Real Estate is investing $100,000 in Kids to Love’s Child Placing Agency, specifically supporting case managers who work to match foster families with children in care.

A $50,000 check presentation took place Tuesday, November 1st at the Kids to Love Center in Madison. Matt Curtis has committed the other $50,000 over the next year as part of Matt Curtis Real Estate’s Love Thy Neighbor program.

“We’re thankful and humbled that God has opened up the door to serve alongside the mission of Lee Marshall and Kids to Love,” Matt Curtis said. “Our vision at Matt…

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Huntsville, AL Housing Market Update | September 2022

In the September Housing Market update for Huntsville, AL, we’ll take a look at housing affordability, housing inventory, and what to expect for the rest of 2022. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Huntsville, AL, this information can help you make the best decision based on your situation.

Huntsville, AL Housing Affordability

Affordability continues to be down. Single-family homes are becoming less affordable with the housing affordability index down from 129 this time last year to 90 for single-family homes. Anytime affordability gets below 100, it means that the average income in our market cannot afford the average price range home in the Huntsville market. The good news,…

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Matt Curtis Real Estate Website Wins a 2022 Summit Creative Award

Matt Curtis Real Estate and Real Estate Webmasters have received an international award for website design! The Summit Creative Awards received over 3,400 submissions from more than 19 countries, out of all of those entries, received bronze for the 2022 Top Summit Creative Award.

With the Matt Curtis Real Estate team - real estate is done differently. A dedicated team boasting over $1 billion in real estate sales partnered up with tech giant REW to create a real estate experience that makes buying your home something to look forward to. Just taking a look at the Matt Curtis site, and you know right away that the user experience is the priority.


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Is Huntsville, Alabama Still Affordable?


We keep hearing that Huntsville is one of the most affordable cities in the United States, but is Huntsville really still affordable?

Housing Affordability in Huntsville

Overall affordability is measured using a few metrics, one of those metrics is the housing affordability index. If the housing affordability index score is 100, the median income for that city is 100% of what you would need to buy the median price range home for that area.

In Huntsville, housing affordability index numbers have actually continued to decrease. Locally, the score for single family homes is down to 78 compared to 119 in 2021 and 137 in 2020. The score for townhome affordability is down to 110 from 155 in 2021…

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