Single Family Home Sales in Harvest, AL 35749 December 2016

Harvest AL 35749 Stats for Dec-16

Harvest AL Average Sale Price

Average SF home price was $182,096 down -2% from last month and up 7% from Dec-15

Number of units sold was 40 down -5% from last month and up 11% from Dec-15

Harvest AL Months of Inventory

Months of inventory at this absorption rate was 7.4 up 3% from last month and down -5% from Dec-15

 

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of date of publication–Source NALMLS

Single Family Home Sales in Madison, AL December 2016

Madison, AL 35758 Stats for Dec-16

Madison AL Average Sale Price

Average SF home price was $265,906 up 6% from last month and up 16% from Dec-15

Number of units sold was 51 down -16% from last month and up 4% from Dec-15

Madison AL Months of Inventory

Months of inventory at this absorption rate was 5.06 up 21% from last month and down -14% from Dec-15

 

 

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of date of publication–Source NALMLS

Single Family Home Sales for MAY 2016 in Madison, AL

Madison AL 35758 Stats for  May-16
Average SF home price was $211,727  down -17% from last month and  down -15% from May-15
Number of units sold was 68 up 8% from last month and  down -13% from May-15
Months of inventory at this absorption rate was 4.25 down -7% from last month and  down -4% from May-15

160605 Madison AL Average Sale Price

160605 Madison AL Average Sale Price

160605 Madison AL Months of Inventory

160605 Madison AL Months of Inventory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of date of publication–Source NALMLS

 

Single Family Home Sales for March 2016 in Madison, AL

160405 Madison Sales for March 2016

160405 Madison Sales for March 2016

 

 

 

 

160405 Madison Inventory

160405 Madison Inventory

 

Madison AL 35758 Stats for Mar-16
Average SF home price was $222,410 down -2% from last month and down -11% from Mar-15
Number of units sold was 50 down -4% from last month and up 2% from Mar-15
Months of inventory at this absorption rate was 5.46 up 7% from last month and down -14% from Mar-15.

 

 

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of date of publication–Source NALMLS 

Single Family Home Sales for March 2016 in Harvest, AL

160405 Harvest Average Sale Price March 2016

160405 Harvest Average Sale Price March 2016

 

 

160405 Harvest Average Months Inventory March 2016

160405 Harvest Average Months Inventory March 2016

Harvest AL 35749 Stats for Mar-16
Average SF home price was $171,433 up 23% from last month and down 0% from Mar-15
Number of units sold was 36 up 50% from last month and up 20% from Mar-15
Months of inventory at this absorption rate was 7.28 down -30% from last month and down -23% from Mar-15

 

 

 

 

 

Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of date of publication–Source NALMLS

Single Family Home Sales for December 2015 in Harvest, AL

HARVEST AL 35749 STATS FOR  DEC-2015

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Average SF home price was $170,233  up 17% from last month and  up 1% from Dec-14

Number of units sold was 36 up 44% from last month and  down -5% from Dec-14

Months of inventory at this absorption rate was 7.36 down -7% from last month and  down 0% from Dec-14

Single Family Sales prices are holding up in Madison, AL

While prices and volume have decreased over the short term, inventory has decreased, also. This will put pressure on buyers to make a deal and may result in higher sales prices.

MADISON AL 35758 STATS FOR  DEC-2015

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Average SF home price was $230,051  down -12% from last month and  down -10% from Dec-14

Number of units sold was 49 down -14% from last month and  down -6% from Dec-14

Months of inventory at this absorption rate was 4.08 down -9% from last month and  down -26% from Dec-14

 

 

Cozying Up to Fireplace Safety – Be Careful, don’t get too cozy.

The sharp turn from fall to winter has taken place and those living in cold climates probably have started cozying up to fireplaces.

Danger can lurk. Creosote build-up in chimneys can lead to fires, flammable materials sitting near fireplaces can catch fire, and there’s always the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Be certain your fireplace is safe. Here are 8 fireplace safety tips.

Alarms. Be certain that you have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms in your house. Test them monthly.

Inspection. Get your chimney cleaned and inspected before you light fires this season.  For the 101 on getting your chimney swept, see this article.

Materials. Don’t burn garbage or other unwanted materials in the fireplace. If they’ve been treated with chemicals, you could release toxins into your house.

Energy wise. Keep in mind that relying on a fireplace to heat your house isn’t terribly energy efficient. Heat escapes through the chimney and other rooms in the house get chilly, which causes your furnace to work overtime to keep temperatures steady throughout the house.

Smart wood. “Green” or wet wood creates smoke and wastes fuel, so look for wood that’s seasoned or dry. The more moisture there is in a log, the less efficiently it burns. Dense, hard wood are the longest burners. Among the best woods for fireplaces are ironwood, rock elm, hickory, oak and sugar maple. Among the worst are poplar, pine, basswood, spruce, and balsam.  You can view this document for more on wood choices.

Buy locally. Just like you do with produce, get wood from local sources and don’t be tempted to haul fire wood home from your woodsy vacation spot. Why? You could be bring home diseased wood and transport dangerous tree-killers, such as the emerald ash borer or the Asian long-horned beetle, to a new spot. Learn more at this page or at nature.org.

Safe hearth.  Be certain that furniture, decorations, electrical wires, and so forth are safely removed from your fireplace. Furniture, for example, should be at least 36 inches away from the hearth. Of course, keep an eye on children and pets when a fire is burning.

Tend to your fire. Don’t leave the house or go to bed until you’re positive that your fire is extinguished. And before you sweep and toss the ashes, be sure they’re cool. Consider soaking them with water before throwing them out.

 

by Elyse Umlauf

of the NAR GREEN Resource Council with permission GREEN Resource Council

From the Green Resource Council: Why You Should Shop Local — Its GREEN!!!

You’ve heard about the value of shopping at neighborhood retailers. It’s a good habit that can keep money in your community and reduces the environmental impact shopping can have.

Perhaps you’ve heard of Small Business Saturday, a celebration founded in 2010 by American Express that encourages consumers to shop locally.

Here are three things to know about the day, which took place the Saturday immediately following the mayhem of Black Friday.

1.    Local impact. According to American Express, 52% of what you spend by shopping locally stays in your community, which creates jobs and enlivens your local economy.

2.    Neighborhood character. People say they want to live in neighborhoods with character. By shopping at local businesses, you do your part to ensure that your retailers remain unique and that your streets aren’t overrun by national chains.

3.    Unique finds. Sure, it’s easy to go online and have the latest “it” gadget overnighted to you. But buying at local shops ups the chances that you’ll find something unique, personal, and memorable for gift recipients.

For a longer list of ten reasons to think local, take a look at this article fromSustainableConnections.org.

Happy Shopping!

 

Home Sellers in Huntsville, Madison, Harvest, and Madison County, AL Thinking of Upgrading before selling.

The annual Cost vs. Value report is out from Remodeling Magazine and it may surprise you. In our region, East South Central, they say a mid-scale, major kitchen remodel average cost is $53,814 and translate into only a $37,772 increase in the sale price. In other words it only returns about 70 cents on the dollar.

For more information you may follow this link

Remodeling Magazine Cost VS. Value report.