Every Little Elf

Free Event Sponsored by House of Harvest and Matt Curtis Real Estate

(Monrovia, AL) Santa is getting a little extra help this year!  The House of Harvest and Matt Curtis Real Estate have teamed with Jolly Old St. Nick,  sponsoring the free community event, “Every Little Elf”.  Santa will be available for visits, and families can participate in Christmas crafts like cookie decorating and ornament painting.   Refreshments will be served, and there will be a holiday vendor market for all the good girls and boys on your shopping list.   

The event is open to the community and is free to every little elf, and their parents.  The festivities take place Saturday, December 10th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Monrovia Church of…

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When is the Best Time to Buy a New Home in Alabama?

When is the best time to buy a new home? Everybody's situation is different, your situation may not allow you to time the market but if you are in that position to do so, the best times in Alabama are coming up!

Based on data that's come out from Attom Data Solutions, they’ve analyzed 39.7 million data points that suggest October is the best month of the year nationwide to buy a home as buyer demand starts to fade and sellers become more flexible. October is the best month of the year nationwide, but in Alabama the best month to buy historically is in December.

Best Days to Buy a Home

October is the best month of the year nationwide but what are the best days of the year? According to…

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October 2022 Housing Market Report

Housing affordability continues to be the main spotlight in real estate right now. The final October reports are in for the Huntsville, Alabama area housing market, we’ll look at all the key stats and how they might affect housing affordability moving forward. 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.

New Listings

 One of the biggest keys right off the bat is new listings. We are down 12.7% year over year for October. New listings are down almost 200 listings year over year in just a single month. If you extrapolate that out to a year, you're looking at over 2000 listings lost on an annualized basis.

People are…

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Sneak Peek Listings for November 18th


753 Delynn Drive - $390,000

753 Delynn Drive, Hazel Green, Alabama 35750

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2,439 sqft

Talk to an MC Agent today for more info or call 256-270-9393

 

 

294 Harold Murphy Drive - $319,000

294 Harold Murphy Drive, Madison, Alabama 35756

2,221 sqft

Talk to an MC Agent today for more info or call 256-270-9393

 

 

210 Marinawoods Drive - $140,000

210 Marinawoods Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35803

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,032 sqft

Talk to an MC Agent today for more info or call 256-270-9393

 

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Matt Curtis Real Estate Website Recognized as 2022 Best Community Page by RealTrends

The Greater Huntsville area is growing rapidly. Matt Curtis Real Estate has been an industry leader in providing community information to new and current residents.

Matt Curtis Real Estate’s website has been ranked a top 10 community page in the nation by RealTrends, an organization providing  industry news for residential real estate.  “Websites that provide quick searches for towns and communities make it easier for visitors to find specific information.  Landing pages should provide emotional insight on each community, such as amenities, things to do, market data, unique imagery, what to expect, facts, maps and lifestyle information.”

This…

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Homebuilder Sentiment Drops Over 50% in 2022

Home builder sentiment has dropped over 50% this year from a high of over 83 down to 38. Rising interest rates are the reason cited for this negative outlook score of 38. The NAHB Housing Market Index measures sentiment among builders of US single-family homes and any score below 50 is considered a negative outlook by the builders.

This is the first year since 2011 that we've had a decline in single-family home starts. This is a big deal because if you look at the 2008 financial crash, builders built fewer homes during that time frame. During the ensuing demographic boom and with fewer homes being built, we saw a deficit of about 5.5 million homes during that period. We’re just now back to a normal…

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Housing Prices Expected to Drop in 2023

According to Zillow economist Jeff Tucker, prices are predicted to drop across the US over the next 12 months. The economists surveyed are predicting that prices are going to drop anywhere between 5% to 10% nationally. Jeff Tucker is predicting that this time around is going to be totally different than 2008 because there's not going to be the same level of motivated sellers that we had during that financial crash. These same economists that are predicting a 5% to 10% drop in 2023 are predicting national price appreciation to begin again in 2024.

The saying in real estate is, “it’s all about location, location, location” and the same is true for these price drops that they're predicting. They're predicting…

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Sneak Peek Listings for November 4th

116 Bramble Creek Drive - $367,000

116 Bramble Creek Drive, Meridianville, Alabama 35759

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,650 sqft

Talk to an MC Agent today for more info or call 256-270-9393

390 River Bend Drive - $240,000

290 River Bend Drive SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35824

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,261 sqft

Talk to an MC Agent today for more info or call 256-270-9393

130 Princewater Drive - $335,000

130 Princewater Drive, Madison, Alabama 35756

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,917 sqft

Talk to an MC Agent today for more info or call 256-270-9393

 

423 Curtis Drive - $299,000

423 Curtis Drive SE, Huntsville, Alabama 35803

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,989 sqft

Talk to an MC Agent today for more…

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Mortgage Demand Hits 25-Year Low

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates six times in 2022 which has pushed 30-year mortgage rates to the highest levels they’ve been in over 20 years. This has led to a massive decline in mortgage demand hitting a 25-year low, mortgage demand is down 4% week over week and 38% year over year.

Why Mortgage Demand Is Down 

Interest rates are pushing some buyers out of the market due to affordability, which is also pushing out a lot of potential refinances due to the higher interest rates we're seeing right now.

Rates are now back in line with what we have seen historically dating back to the pre-2000 years. This chart shows we're back to rates that we have really been seeing for most of the country’s…

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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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