Allison Chappell's Blog Posts

The Real Estate Journey

Obtaining a real estate license is easy; being a real estate agent is hard work. It is waking up everyday unemployed, motivating yourself to move, and digging deep some days to find the drive to

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Divoce And Selling A Home

As Realtors we get to see it all. When working with people and the public you often get to deal with, and help, people in some of life’s most challenging and exciting situations. If you search for

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What Is Title Insurance

Thomas Williams from Johnston, Moore and Thompson has another great resource about Title Insurance and why it is so important.Thomas says...I get a lot of questions about Title Insurance. Below is

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2016 Housing Forecast

With 2015 coming to an end many are staring to make their predictions for 2016.  There are many interesting factors that could contribute to the 2016 housing market.  One of the biggest

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The Closing Table

Our friend Thomas Williams with Johnston, Moore & Thompson is here to explain the closing and the process...Purchasing or refinancing your home can be a stressful time. You are faced with so many

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Seller Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine my homes worth?A Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) can be prepared by a licensed Realtor. They will evaluate what has sold and what is currently on the market to calculate a

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Buyer Frequently Asked Questions

As a buyer, what is my first step?The best first step of any buyer is to talk with a lender and get qualified or pre-approved. This does two things. First it allows a lender to check your credit

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What Is Keeping You Out Of The Game

As interest rates continue to stay historically low many buyers are still sitting on the fence. First-time and move-up buyers still have some obstacles to overcome when it comes to buying a home

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Buying Vs Renting

Is it better to buy or rent a home? At some point in our lives we all face this question. In today’s world many potential buyers rent because it is easy and allows them the luxury of making a

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Palmer Place Madison AL

Looking for a unique, one of a kind home? Check out the Signature Homes community, Palmer Place. It is conveniently located on Palmer Road across from the park and joining the Madison Greenway.

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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

There are many ways to protect our home’s value. Performing regular maintenance and making regular inspections is a way to do that. Here are just a few summer items to help get you started

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Is Housing Still A Good Investment

As far back as I can remember, I was taught that buying a house was the best investment you can make. I vividly remember talking with my parents shortly after I graduated college. I remember them

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Dinners Drive Ins And Disappointments Part 2

So, how do you define good service!? Honestly, that is hard to do because it is different for all of us. I was once teaching a seminar at a conference and asked that very question. I ask, “Can

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Dinners Drive Ins And Disappointments

As with anything there are certain things that make your personal experiences pleasant or unpleasant. Some things you have control over and others you do not. I recently had arranged to meet

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The Stage Is Set

Home Staging Do’s and Don’tsWhen selling or showing real estate you have just a split second to make an impression. Most buyers are not looking for reasons to buy a property; they are looking

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Things To Do In Huntsville And Madison This Christmas

It is hard to believe we are just a week away from Christmas this Year. We have had such a great and blessed year this year and we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!If you

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Halloween is past us and the consistent cool air is upon us. The trees are beginning to change and temperatures in the evening are beginning to dip down to some chilly numbers. So, because of the

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Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure

The foreclosure market has cooled off in the last year, but there are still many deals to be found. The process for buying a foreclosed home can be very different from the process of buying a

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New 400 Million Dollar Town Madison Project Underway

Last month the new 700 acre Town Madison project broke ground and work began. The project is promised to bring $1.8 million in tax revenue per year to Madison City, Madison County and Huntsville

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Top 10 Reasons To Use A Realtor

I hear all kinds of reason why people feel they do not need a Realtor to buy or sell a home, most of it centers on money. Think of it this way, how much money do you stand to lose by not hiring a

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124 Morning Vista Drive Madison AL 35758

Beautiful home conveniently located next to Horizon Elem. in the lovely Windstone community. This 5BR, 4BA home is sure to please with amenities galore! The spacious rooms offer plenty of space for

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Things To Do This Summer In The The Rocket City Part 3

One of the neatest things to do this summer in Huntsville is to check out the food trucks once a month.  Each month downtown Huntsville has been hosting a food truck event, based on a

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Monrovia High School

According to local reports, the board has voted to begin the purchase of land for the new Monrovia High School. This school will alleviate the overcrowding of Sparkman High School and ease traffic

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Things To Do This Summer In The Rocket City Part 2

One of the many things we love to do as a family is to play golf. My daughter, brother-in-law, father-in-law and myself all enjoy playing. Huntsville is a great place to play and offers many

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FIFA WORLD CUP FOLLOWERS IN MADISON AL

We, like a large portion of America, are tuned in to closely follow the happenings of the World Cup 2014! Tonight, the USA Men's team takes on Ghana in what is sure to be a close match. it has

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Things To Do This Summer In The Rocket City

Well the summer is in full swing in our household. The kids are out of school, the temperatures are on the rise and the pool is open for business. We have been working in the yard and trying to

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6 Great Reasons To Buy A Home NOW

1) PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP - A home is the biggest purchase most people ever make. But deciding when and what to buy is not always a financial decision alone. Pride of ownership is the number one

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9 Steps To Your New Home

Buying a new home does not need to be an overwhelming experience. Here are the simple steps to acquiring your new home.1.      Pre approval – Even before your search

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Who Said Pizza Is Only For Dinner

OK, if you are anything like me and my family we watch very little TV. But when we do watch TV it is likely to be the Cooking Channel. I don’t know about you, but Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,

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What Is Right For You

With many different mortgages available these days buyers ask…”What type of mortgage is best?” Well, I wish I knew the answer to that question. What is right really depends on you! Today

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Huntsville Among Top Places For Home Ownership

Which Alabama cities are the best places for homeownership? 2 state metros make national list(Written by Lucy Berry – The Huntsville Times/al.com)Financial literacy and consumer advocacy site

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AL Vs LSU Is Another Opportunity To Be Great

If you live in the state of Alabama, you most likely know that LSU is coming to T-Town this Saturday. The traffic will be fierce, tailgating legendary and the walk out of the stadium either jubilant

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Another Huntsville Win

Torch Technologies, GaN, nLogic and The Pinnacle Schools, all located in Huntsville grab a spot on Inc Magazine's Hire Power awards list. Read more here: http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf

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Friday Night Football

Who's ready for Friday night football?? Click the link below for this evening's lineup.http://highschoolsports.al.com/news/article/6855487838489882228/football-a-look-at-huntsvilles-key...

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Huntsville Is A Great Place To Live Play And Work

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Mayor Battle speak and was encouraged by his enthusiasm. With so much hanging in the balance with the government shut down, it was a breathe of fresh air to

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So You Want To Buy A House

Not any house, but a house that you can call home. Home means many things to many people. To me it means a place where I can retreat from the outside world and enjoy my personal oasis. There are

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