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Come see the new Heritage Brook model home this weekend!

'14 Spring Tour

Come see the new Heritage Brook, by Legacy Homes, model home during this year’s Spring Tour of Homes this weekend. Heritage Brook is located one mile north of Hwy 72 on Old Railroad Bed Road in Madison. We’ll be open from 12-5 on Saturday and Sunday. We’re giving away some great prizes including an iPad Air. In addition to the new model home we also have three other floor plans in different phases on construction ready for you to explore!





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Now Selling! Heritage Brook


Legacy Homes is proud to announce that Heritage Brook is now selling. Heritage Brook is a unique new home community. It features large treed lots that provide excellent back yard privacy as well as a matured landscape look. Heritage Brook is conveniently located a mile north of Hwy 72 on Old Railroad Bed Road. All homes are brick with HardiePlank, shake and exposed timber accents. Home plans utilize a raised foundation that helps them stand apart from other new construction sites and adds an elegant impression to the neighborhood. Plans range from 1900sf to 3000sf and all feature downstairs masters and spacious open concept designs. With prices starting at $219,900 the first phase should sell quickly.

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Happy New Year!


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January 1, 2014 · 7:21 am

Cedar Park Open House – This Weekend

Cedar Park Open House

Stop by this weekend to see most of the 12 floor plans offered on the ground in different stages of construction. Plans and pricing for all 12 designs will be available in the model home on Belltown Drive. We build these homes all over Madison County so if you like a plan but want a different location we can do that as well. Any move-in-ready home purchased this weekend in Cedar Park or Bell Grove Manor will receive a FREE wood fence for the back yard (a $3000 value)!

Directions – South on Memorial Parkway. Right on Hobbs Rd. (At Chick-fil-A). Left on Bell Rd. Cedar Park will be ½ mile on the right

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Huntsville/Madison County Home Sales Up 11.8% in 2012


Huntsville/Madison County residential sales in 2012 grew by 11.8% from prior year. Infograph provided by ACRE. All rights reserved.

Huntsville/Madison County residential sales reached 4.776 units in 2012. There were 504 more housing units sold compared to the prior year. Restated, residential sales improved by 11.8 percent which is only slightly behind Montgomery, Alabama’s top metro market that experienced sales growth of 12.1 percent in 2012.

Click here to read or print the entire report.

Supply: Huntsville housing inventory totaled 2,712 units, an increase of 5.4 percent from last December. The inventory-to-sales ratio in December stood at 7.5 months of housing supply, unfortunately this reflects an increase of 13.3% from 6.6 months in December 2011. This figure still represents the best inventory balance between supply & demand in Alabama. December inventory in Huntsville experienced a 5.1 percent decrease when compared to the prior month. This direction is consistent with historical data trends that indicates December inventory on average (’07-’11) traditionally decreases from the month of November by 6.4 percent.

Demand: Existing single family home sales accounted for 65 percent (compared to 61% in Dec’11) of total sales, new homes sales accounted for 33 percent (down from 35% in Dec’11) while condos were 2 percent of sales (down from 4% in Dec’11).

Residential sales are seasonal, typically peaking during the 2nd quarter(summer) and then gradually trending on a downward slope through the next three quarters. Historical Huntsville data reflects that December sales, on average (’07-’11), declined from the month of November by .3 percent. Huntsville residential sales in December decreased 10.8 percent from the prior month.

Pricing: The Huntsville median selling price in December was $184,000, an increase of 12.2 percent from last December. This figure also represents an increase of 8.3 percent when compared to the prior month. Historical data (’07-’11) indicates that the December median selling price traditionally decreases from the month of November by 1.0 percent so this improvement is favorable news for the market.

Real estate sales are seasonal and the sales pace slows during the winter quarters resulting in a higher degree of statistical volatility. With that said, through November seventy-six percent (19 of 25) of the local housing markets across the State have experienced year-to-date sales growth from 2011 and that is welcome news for Alabama consumers as well our state’s real estate community. As for the latest economic forecast entering the new year, according to Global Insight’s most recent short-term outlook, “The economy still has only weak forward momentum. We expect growth in the 1.5–2.0% range in the fourth quarter. Some underlying fundamentals are improving—most importantly, housing. We expect that the fog of uncertainty (US fiscal policy) will gradually clear during 2013, setting the stage for a broad-based improvement in economic growth in 2014.”

via Huntsville/Madison County Residential Sales Up 11.8% in 2012 | al.com.

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This Month in Real Estate September 2012

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Real Estate Market Strengthens: Homes Sales Rise

With growth forecasts pegged at around 2% for the year, 2012 marks the third consecutive year of slow growth from the steep declines seen in 2008 and 2009.  Growth is expected to pick up some in the second half of the year, but problems in the Euro Zone will likely have a dampening effect on theU.S.recovery.  Despite the anemic outlook for growth, the housing market is expected to continue to strengthen as the glut of unsold inventory is slowly absorbed by rising demand.

Home sales and construction began trending upwards in the middle of 2011.  Housing sales picked up in April after a couple of weak months that were attributed to the push forward effect of an unusually warm winter.  Normally, the season represents the nadir for activity in the market, but there was less of a slowdown than might be expected early in the year which was seen to subtract from the sales in late winter and early spring.  Compounding the problem was concern over the rising price of gas.

Now that gas prices have stabilized or declined, the sales pace for the last three months has settled into a better than 4% increase from the figures of last year.  Housing starts in April were 8% higher than the average number found over the last 12 months.  While multi unit housing is also increasing, the greatest gains have come in single family homes.  The growing numbers of new starts indicates increased levels of confidence among the nation’s home builders.

via Real Estate Market Strengthens: Homes Sales Rise – South Alabama Living Real Estate Team : South Alabama Living Real Estate Team.

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