Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 A New Year Full of Magic

REALLY EXCITED about a New Year in real estate! I started the year by transferring my license to join my former protege', CeCe Savage, at her newly formed company, Garth Realty Group, LLC, here in Montgomery. We are a full service real estate company and look forward to many years of helping buyers and sellers. I will also continue in my additional role as trainer, mentor and counselor to our newer agents. After thirty-five years in the real estate business, I continue to wake up every day "expecting magic and miracles".

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Deceptive Advertising?

What do you think? Needing some items for my new office, as I finished many cups of Starbucks coffee this morning, I noticed many, many signs in the roadway that read "20% Off All Purchases. Today Only" and the large name Big Lots. They are located just behind Starbucks and down from Walmart, so I go browsing. Yup, signs all over the store reading "20% Off. Today Only". So I'm eyeing a few office type items before deciding. Then I notice the proverbial "fine print" on all of the signs in the store. In small letters reads "with coupon". Aha. I figured I missed a coupon in today's Sunday newspaper. I politely ask a Big Lots worker "what coupon"? Okay, perhaps I am over sensitive in some things but the answer, as I heard it, came as if to say "Well dummy" followed by (really!!) "you had to come YESTERDAY to get the coupon". Duh. Really?! Needless to say I had not come yesterday for the coupon, so I left Big Lots, with no purchases.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

NOW is the BEST time to List Your Home For Sale! It is now January 2017 and the real estate market in Montgomery Alabama continues to improve. We have seen a slight rise in mortgage rates across the country, however, rates are still exceptionally low. Inventory of available homes for sale in our market continues to drop. Take a look at the Five Top Reasons to List your Home in Winter and then contact me NOW about getting the jump on all of the other home sellers who are waiting to list until the Spring.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Large Executive Home In Wynlakes - Montgomery's Premier Gated Community

WELCOME TO 7125 Wyngrove Drive. This Custom Built home offers over 5,000 square feet, Five Bedrooms, Three Full Baths and Two Half Baths.

JUST LISTED May 8, 2014. Located in Wynlakes. Take a tour and then give me a call
for a Private Showing. 334-324-9485


Thursday, May 16, 2013

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 10

OKAY...I know this is not about Montogmery Alabama real estate, or homes for sale. But dang it, Microsoft's recent "upgrade" to the latest and greatest IE 10 has been affecting my ability to do my real estate business. Nearly every internet program I use to serve my buyers and sellers was having issues with this newest upgrade. Even our Montgomery Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is internet based, did not work well with the new version.

So....I deleted IE 10, and went back to version 9. Easy. And here's how to do it if you are using Windows 7:
Click on the Start button (lower left know where it is) and then type "Programs and Features" in the Search window. In the results window on the left, Click on "Programs and Features".
This will open Control Panel, look to the upper left and Click on "View Installed Updates". Scroll down until you find the section of updates under "Microsoft Windows" and then look for IE10. Click on it and then select "Uninstall". This may take a few minutes, and then your computer will need to restart.
That's all there is to it. Now your computer will go back to the IE9 that was working great before.

Listen, if you need help with this, send me an email, or give me a call. Oh, and now that I have this issue taken care of, I can get back to helping buyers and sellers here in Montgomery, Alabama. Ready to buy or sell a home? Let's talk!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

First Time Home Buyer Tips

The Montgomery Alabama Real Estate market continues to show great signs of recovery! And with our Median Sales Price, and Average Sales Price, still running close to $140,000, First Time Home Buyers should take a look at using FHA Financing. With a Minimum Down Payment of 3.5% of the purchase price, AND more lenient Qualifying Ratios than Conventional Financing, home ownership is still very attainable.

AND with a sweet program called "FHA Step-Up", a buyer's out of pocket money to buy a home is greatly reduced.

IN ADDITION, in the Montgomery area, the Sellers's will often pay the buyer's Closing Costs! So if you are thinking about buying a home and not sure where to start, let's talk! Pick up the phone and call me. 334-324-9485 Or Contact me now:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How Is Your Weather? The Weather is Great for Real Estate in Montgomery Alabama

This is the beginning of April, 2013...and our real estate in Montgomery Alabama is really getting exciting! Our housing inventory continues to fall, and sales continue to lead last year in a big way. And both of these are good indicators of positive things to come.

And we are seeing these same indicators all across the United States. Of course, we in the real estate business are always quick to point out, "real estate is like the's local". However, quite a few top real estate "forecasters" have been predicting a housing shortage has been rapidly approaching.

So my personal predictions, based on over thirty years of experience watching the good times and the bad times of our business, are that if you've been sitting on the fence about buying or selling a home,
NOW is the time! No matter what market you live in, ask around "how's the weather here?"