Fall is almost here, and that means cooler temperatures, pumpkins galore, and fun fall activities!

Huntsville Botanical Gardens hosts a yearly Scarecrow Trail, and their fall event kicks off on September 1, 2018 and runs through October 31, 2018. This year’s theme is “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend” and will feature themed scarecrows that are submitted by local businesses and creative groups.

Huntsville Botanical Gardens will also will offer weekend hayrides, and night hikes on certain nights of the season. The Children’s Garden will be decorated for Halloween in October and also will feature Mythical & Magical scarecrows decorated by area children.

This year’s theme coincides with the “Garden of Myth” exhibit which has been at…

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Thinking a family pool is the perfect way to spend your summer and wondering how it will affect the value of your home?

The average cost to install, equip, and maintain a pool has an initial cost of around $30,000. Throughout the swimming season, you may spend upwards of $500-$600 on chemicals to chlorinate and keep the pool at the appropriate levels. Fences around pools are also required in the state of Alabama, so if your backyard isn’t fenced in - this would be another cost associated with installing a pool.

While considering these costs, you may be asking yourself, “So will adding a pool to our home, increase the resale value of the home?” This is a great question that a lot of homeowners have when considering the installation of a pool. The…

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Homestead Exemption is a “tax break” offered by the state of Alabama to property owners. Property owners are entitled to homestead exemption if they own a single-family residence and occupy it as their primary residence. In Alabama, owners must live in the residence prior to October 1st of the tax year of which the property owner is applying.

Receiving a homestead exemption is important, because it can greatly reduce your tax liability. The deadline to apply is December 31st of the tax year in which you would like to receive the homestead exemption.

To apply for a homestead exemption, you need to bring proper documentation to your local courthouse and apply for the tax exemption.

Proper documentation includes:

  • Copy of Deed with…

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Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce recently held their Small Business Awards night on August 14, 2018. Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc. received the honor of being awarded Service Business of the Year out of a field of ten finalists. The company received the award based on the exceptional service given to their clients in northern Alabama, and volunteerism service of building a home in Nicaragua for every 100 homes sold here in the Tennessee Valley.

The Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce serves to foster economic growth in our local community and offers a number of programs to serve local entrepreneurs. This year was the 33rd Annual Small Business Awards and companies throughout northern Alabama took part. There were 13…

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It's Huntsville Restaurant Week, and restaurants all throughout Huntsville are taking part in this special event! Huntsville Restaurant Week takes place August 10-19, 2018 and has a line up of special events to take part in each evening. Restaurant week is a great time to try out different restaurants in the Rocket City and see what they have to offer!

This year's schedule of events is:

  • August 8, Homegrown Huntsville's Dine & Dash
  • August 9 & 16, US Space & Rocket Center's Biergarten
  • August 10-19, Huntsville Restaurant Week Social Media Contest #DineHSV
  • August 10-12, Honest Coffee Roasters' Scavenger Hunt
  • August 11, Blue Pants Brewery's Fruit and Oak Festival
  • August 13, Rocket Chef at Merrimack Hall
  • August 15, Wine Down…

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