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Don't Replace Your Agent With The Internet

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With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn't a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Uber to Grubhub, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want with ease. And with every industry being revolutionized by technology, the same methods are "attempting" to be applied to the real estate industry. 

We could all agree that the simplification of the process through paperwork would be much appreciated by agents and buyers/sellers alike; but the attempt of replacing

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Exciting things that are happening in Overland Cove, a Woodland Home community! A new phase of 13 home sites that are ready to sell has just opened up! There are already lot deposits on 2 of them. We do not anticipate these to last long. We have several spec homes that are ready for purchase as well. Natural gas is now available!!! SO EXCITING! With all the new and exciting changes happening, now is the perfect time to come in for a visit, and get the ball rolling here! Feel free to give me a call or stop in. We would love to see you. 256-529-3925

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You are probably thinking spring and summer are the best times to buy a home.  Fall is a busy time for a lot of families, but why not shop for a perfect home while relaxing with your favorite pumpkin spice latte.  Today I found an article that goes over the top reasons you should buy a home in the fall.  ARE YOU READY?  Let's go!

Lower home prices, less competition, worn-out home sellers, the holidays are just around the corner, year end tax credits, more quality time with your Realtor, and home improvement bargains!  Check out this link to read more.

Also, another article talked about INTEREST RATES!  When looking to purchase buyers need to commit to a price they can

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For those who are interested in starting a career in the Real Estate business, the effort, long hours, hard work, and challenge is well worth it! With a large family and full time job, beginning a new career was daunting.  My future broker at Exit Realty North suggested I try an online school, which proved to be exactly what fit my busy schedule.  With the online school, a series of slides and check point tests took me one lesson at a time until I had finally covered all the basics of real estate both for Alabama and for the National Exam. And there were lots of tests! But seeing where I missed questions helped me cover that material again and again.  The site had supplemental reading for math, law, and details about every topic.  Long hours of studying

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WASHINGTON (January 28, 2016) — Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in December, but inched forward slightly, fueled by a large increase in the Northeast that outpaced declines in the other three major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, crawled 0.1 percent to 106.8 in December from a downwardly revised 106.7 in November and is now 4.2 percent above December 2014 (102.5). The index has increased year-over-year for 16 consecutive months.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says contract activity closed out the year on stable footing but lost some momentum, except for in the Northeast. "Warmer than average weather and more favorable

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I am sure, by now, you have heard about the tragic incident that happened to the Smallwood and Sokolowski families in New Market last week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends during this time. Communities from all over Northern Alabama have stepped up in a big way by collecting money and donations for this weekends Benefit Yard Sale at Riverton Elementary. We have already filled two rental trucks of items donated by residents in our communities. Not to mention there are a few more area businesses filled with more items that will be brought over on Saturday morning. If you would like to help out, either by donating items, money or your time please stop by. ALL of the money raised is going to support the families involved.

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Huntsville Schools Forum

July 22nd, 6:30pm

Dr. Casey Wardynski will be hosting an open forum on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 6:30 PM in the A/V room (next to the office) in GrissomHigh School.  The public is invited, and encouraged to attend.  The topics covered will be:
* The Consent Order, with emphasis on the Green Factors which will lead toward Unitary Status.
* A general update on the Huntsville City School system.
* Transportation issues with the new Grissom High School.
* Teacher assignments.
* Questions and Answers
 If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Walt Hennessee, contact info below, who has replaced Walker McGinnis as the Huntsville South Community Out Reach chairman.
Walt Hennessee, Vice President/Secretary
Huntsville South

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Carolyn Carpino began her association with Exit Realty North this week!  After 15 years as a Realtor in the custom home building industry in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, Carolyn brought her experience and knowledge to the Huntsville market in 2009. As an expert in New Construction, Carolyn is able to turn buyers' wishes into reality and help sellers through the process of changing homes without any unnecessary stress.  For professional real estate services, Call Carolyn at 256-258-9058.
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The majority of children when you ask them, "What do you want to be when you grow up?', will answer with one of the following:

  • Military
  • Policeman
  • Fireman
  • Doctor

and the list goes on. What each one has in common is helping people. They are genuine real life superheroes.  As a REALTOR® we want to come as close as possible to being one of those real life, modern day superheroes on the list!! Who sincerely care about their clients, and work diligently helping them throughout their entire transaction.

We "Bring Homes and Hearts Together"..........And THAT is why we love our job!


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Remodeling the bathroom is one of the best investments you can make as a homeowner -- whether you're planning to live in your home for ten years or sell it within the next five. In fact, improving the atmosphere and functionality of the bathroom offers a huge benefit, especially if you're starting with a cramped or outdated space. The biggest question, of course, is: How much budget do you have for your remodel? Not everyone can spend tens of thousands of dollars on a bathroom remodel.

So here are some projects that will improve your bathroom, whether you have a budget of $1,000 or $10,000:


A budget that caps at $1,000 doesn't give you a lot of room to hire professionals. You're going to have to do most of the work yourself

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