Found 106 blog entries tagged as huntsville real estate.

Types of Home Loans & Why They Matter

USDA Loan

A USDA loan offers 100% financing with 0% down. This type of loan is used to encourage home ownership in rural areas. Qualification is similar to other home loan programs as based on household income. Unlike other programs, a USDA loan has population requirements for eligible properties. One downside of this type of loan is the underwriting process.

USDA loans get underwritten twice, once by FHA and then the other by USDA requirements. The closing time for this type of loan is longer and typically falls between 45 to 60 days. Because of this, these loans can sometimes put a buyer at a competitive disadvantage when there are multiple offers on a given property.

FHA Loan

With an FHA…

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Solved! 3 Obstacles to Selling Your Home

The Problem

A lot of home sellers have been hesitant to put a ‘For Sale’ sign up in the fear of what's on the other side of selling, and that is buying a new home. It's no secret that lack of inventory in the Huntsville real estate market has kept a lot of home sellers on the sidelines.

This is a direct result of sellers being fearful that they will have to make a double move and will potentially have to rent an apartment if they are unable to secure a new home after theirs sells. We've heard horror stories from sellers who sold their home quickly but were unable to find their next home because their agent did not advise them on creating a winning strategy on how to buy and sell at the same…

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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…

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The Rocket City - The Pros Outweigh The Cons

Huntsville is an amazing place to live. So much so that it ranked #3 on the list of the 25 best places to live in 2021 as reported by US News. The strong job market and affordability contributed to this jump from #15 to #3 in one year!

Like anything in life, there’s pros and cons to living in the Rocket City. We think the pros far outweigh the cons, but we'll let you decide for yourself why we think Huntsville really is, sweet home Alabama! 

Pro #1

The first pro to living in Huntsville is the affordability and cost of living. The average median sales price in Huntsville falls below $300,000, whereas the National average is above $360k. Property taxes are also low here, making it easier…

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Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc. was ranked as having one of the nation’s best real estate websites for 2018 by Real Trends. Real Trends is the industry leader in real estate rankings and a trusted source of news, analysis, and information for the residential brokerage industry. Receiving the the distinction as being ranked the #22 overall best website in the country is a honor.

Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc also received distinction as #9 in the country for best property detail, which means that information on the website is user friendly and comprehensive. The company also received an award in the category of Best Design, coming at #10 in the country from all websites that were nominated from around the country.

Real Trends top ranked real estate…

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8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Listing Agent

Selling your home is a necessity for many homeowners as their needs and preferences change or situations like relocation cause them to need to be located in a different area. The selling process is unique in each individual home situation based on the time the home is placed on the market, current market conditions, and what comparable houses are also on the market. Finding a real estate agent that can effectively market your home is key, to get maximum value from your home sale and get you moving into your next dream home.

There are 8 key questions you should ask potential listing agents to get the information you need to make an informed decision on who to list your home for sale with.

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Buying a new home can seem like a daunting task. By breaking down the process into steps, and making a plan it can help ease how overwhelming it may seem. To more easily get you on the road to homeownership!

 

Here are 7 Steps to Buy Your New Home:

  1. Save for a down payment

The first step to owning your new home should be preparation. Getting in the best financial shape possible before starting your home search will allow your process to go smoother. Most financial advisors recommend you save up at least a 10% to 20% down payment for your new home. Other factors you can begin thinking about include whether you would like to do a 15 year, 20 year, or 30 year mortgage, which have different pros and cons.

  1. Get pre-approved for a…

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105 Oak Springs Circle New Market AL 35761

This spacious home features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and over 4000 square feet of living space! Large master suite with trey ceiling and glamour bath featuring tile, granite, his/hers closets, and jetted tub! Beautiful formal dining room with gleaming hardwoods and crown molding! 5th bedroom could also serve as a second master suite with large walk-in closet and it's own full bath! Kitchen features lovely granite counter-tops, soft close cabinets and drawers, SS appliances, & generous pantry! Family room is open to the kitchen and features a cozy gas log fireplace! 3 car garage and walk-in attic with tons of floored storage!

Contact us at 256-715-6700 to arrange a private tour!

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199 Welton Drive Madison AL 35757

Away from everything, but minutes to anything! Come home to your own private, tree-lined estate on 6.5 acres. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has multiple living areas with a great room, rec room & bonus room. The isolated master suite has 2 closets & an incredible glamour bath with separate vanities, jetted tub & tile shower. All 4 bedrooms & the rec room are on the main level with the huge bonus room over the 3 car attached garage. Entertain in the gorgeous open kitchen with stone arch over the cook top, a large island, walk-in pantry, & butler's pantry. Relax by the pool on the covered or uncovered patio areas. 

Contact us at 256-715-6700 to arrange a private tour!

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240 Mountain Ln. Gurley AL 35748

4 bedroom 5 bathroom home is located in Gurley, Alabama. A 2 story foyer welcomes you into the formal living, formal dining, cozy family room with fireplace or the upstairs loft. The kitchen has tons of counter space and storage, great for hosting gatherings. The isolated master suite has a glamorous bath with jetted tub that has its own fireplace and seperate walk-in closets. This home has it all!

Contact us at 256-715-6700 to arrange a private tour! 

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