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Posted By - Keith - 09/21/2011 4 comments
Fort Mitchell is a quiet little southern town where the ole timers meet for coffee in the morning at the local gas station.  But, there is so much to do in the area.


By Cheryl Rodewig   The Bayonet... 
 
You may have heard the buzz - BRAC: To the Future! is coming.
 
A celebration of Armor and Infantry, the festival begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 and closes with fireworks at 9:30. The location is York Field, facing the recently renovated Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters (Building 4).
 
Pictures with a tank, live music, more than 20 inflatables, military demonstrations and prizes are just a few of the items the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has planned for the day. And it's all free, said Bridgett Siter, DFMWR marketing specialist.
 
So how do you get an invitation to this extravaganza?
 
A welcome is extended to all Soldiers, retirees and civilian employees of the Fort Benning community and their families, Siter said.
 
"All these groups have patiently endured this lengthy construction process," she said. "They've embraced change and heartily welcomed all the new folks. Many of them have been uprooted and replanted far from home and family and all that was familiar to them. Mostly, these are the civilian employees who brought their skills and institutional knowledge - and families - to Fort Benning to make this transition a success."
 
The event highlights both the Congress-mandated end of Base Realignment and Closure Sept. 15 and the "future" that's just starting here on post between the Infantry and Armor units.
 
"It's a celebration (of) the beginning of a beautiful relationship between the Army's mightiest fighting forces," Siter said. "This event will combine all the best elements of an open house and a street fair. It will be fun and informative. I think it will make our annual Independence Celebration look like a backyard barbecue."
 
Guests can touch a tank, jump with a harness from a 34-foot tower, see the Silver Wings drop in from the sky and watch the airborne Ranger SPIES and FRIES demonstration. DFMWR patrons 18 and older can pass the time with mechanical bull rides, sumo wrestling, airbrush tattoos, caricatures, cornhole and party pong - all courtesy of the BOSS program.
 
"A number of community agencies, civic organizations and schools will be present to help us celebrate," Siter said. "Entertainment will include Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Natalie Stoval, Appetite for Disaster, a Guns & Roses tribute band, and our very own MCoE Band, which will accompany the fireworks show that will cap the event at 9:30 p.m."
 
Military ID cardholders can register to win a Kia Soul, a Masterbuilt electric smoker or turkey fryer, diamonds, a big-screen TV, bikes and more online at www.benningmwr.com . Winners must be present to receive their prizes.
 
If you work up an appetite, food and refreshments are available. Tokens to purchase food will be sold onsite and in advance at DFMWR headquarters in Building 2783. Tokens are $1 each and unused tokens can be redeemed for full value.
 
Officials will be directing traffic the day of the event. Handicap parking will be available on the west side of Building 4. Parking on the grass is prohibited.
 
One last word of advice: "Don't forget your sunblock, lawnchairs, cameras and comfortable shoes, but please leave your four-legged friends at home," Siter said.



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Posted By - Keith - 09/13/2011 8 comments

Fort Mitchell Fall Inventory Clearance

 

SAVE BIG

$$$$$$$$$

 

Maple Leaf Community in Fort Mitchell AL, is have Fall Inventory Clearance.   We have four homes that have been reduced   up to $10,500 below the standard pricing.   Maple Leaf is a Cozy Planned Community that will have only 48 lucky home owners.   They will full access to the planned amenities of a playground and a swimming pool.  

 

These homes come standard with exteriors of Fiber Cement Boards for durability, stone accents for a welcoming appearance, covered front porch for drinking sweet tea(per plan), flood lights in the back so the kids can play at night, grill pad, and a covered patio to enjoy coffee in the morning.   The interior will include standards such as granite counter top, stainless steel appliances, Sherwin Williams paint, Coffered Ceilings(per plan), amazing custom ceiling in the master bedroom, and so much much more.  

 

Come on out to Fort Mitchell AL and Visit these fantastic homes.   Open Daily.


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Posted By - Keith - 09/02/2011 9 comments
Fall is starting to sneak in to Fort Mitchell.  I was sitting on the front porch the other evening reading my kindle enjoying the cool breeze that was blowing by.  Yes it was late.  The days are still hot. But still fall brings in one of my favorite times of the year.  Hunting Season!   Dove season opens tomorrow.  A southern tradition.  Shot guns will be going off all over the county.

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Don't worry, Dove's are safe around me.  I am far from a good shot with a shot gun.  What I enjoy about dove hunting is getting together with good friends.  Many big lies are told, many stories get bigger than they were last year.  It's just a great time.  I am lucky that I get to do my dove hunting right here in Fort Mitchell.  The field is close to Maple Leaf, where I will be holding open house Saturday and Sunday.  When not at the Model home, I will be here!  

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Posted By - Keith - 08/30/2011 9 comments

Thank you ACRE for this Great New!

Alabama Residential Sales Increase 28.7% in July


  Alabama's July residential sales experienced a 28.7 percent increase when compared to July 2010. The last time our state's real estate market experienced positive sales growth in July when compared to the previous year was July 2007. While this is favorable news, the market must keep in mind that last July was the first month after the expiration of the home buyer tax credit and the comparative sales volume hit a cyclical low of 2,885 units.
 
July sales were again bolstered by a rebound in closed transactions from local markets that were previously disrupted by the natural disasters of April 27th. The relocation of displaced homeowners and the continuation of delayed closings from late April continued into July. The bounce back is apparent when reviewing sales percent change from last July in these impacted areas:  Tuscaloosa (sales up 73%), Walker County (up 71%), Athens-Limestone County (up  41%), Cullman (up 37%),  Decatur-Morgan County (30%), Huntsville (up 24%), and  Marshall County (up 9%).
 
In July, Alabama residential sales outperformed the US market, which showed an increase of 21.0 percent from July 2010, according to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). NAR also reported that the South region experienced an increase of 19.5 percent from last year. 

Demand: Residential sales are seasonal and typically peak in June and as anticipated, July statewide residential sales were 1.4 percent down from the prior month (June 2011). However, this movement still reflects an improvement when compared to historical data indicating that July sales, on average ('06-'10), traditionally decrease from the month of June by 6.1 percent.

 

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In comparison, US sales were off 3.5 percent while the South region reflected a 1.6 percent decline from June 2011.

 
Year-to-date through July, Alabama residential sales were 6.2 percent off last year's pace. In June, this figure was 11.3 percent and the year-over-year percent change is expected to narrow even further during the 4th quarter.
 
Lake Martin (up 11%), Muscle Shoals (up 9%) and Calhoun County (up 5%) experienced sales improvement versus the prior month. Baldwin County leads Alabama and its midsize market peer group in YTD sales growth of 19.6 percent from last year, while Selma (up 32%) leads the rural markets. Post-disaster sales surged in Tuscaloosa and this market now leads the state's metro markets with Mobile County closely behind in 2nd place.
 
Supply: Statewide housing inventory totaled 38,590 units, a decline of 8.5 percent from last July. July inventory in Alabama experienced a .5 percent increase when compared to the prior month.  Historical data indicates that July inventory on average ('06-'10) traditionally increases from the month of June by 2.8 percent.
 
Pricing: The statewide median selling price in July was $121,236, a decrease of 5.9 percent from last July. This figure also represents a decrease of 3.6 percent when compared to the prior month.  Historical data ('06-'10) indicates that the July median selling price traditionally increases from the month of June by 2.0 percent. 
 
Encouraging news continued from the Gulf Coast. Baldwin County condo sales in July increased by 65 percent when compared to July 2010. Year-to-date, condo sales are up 25 percent from 2010.
 
As we move forward into the 2nd half of 2011, statistical volatility is anticipated. However, the volatility may represent more favorable percentage changes as figures will begin to be compared to last year's dismal numbers (July-Dec) that materialized as soon as the tax-credit expired on June 30, 2010.

Year-to-date, the sales pace of the 2011 Alabama real market market mirrors 2009, the period prior to the bulk of the home buyer tax credit incentives:

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Posted By - Keith - 08/23/2011 9 comments

Homes are Selling in Fort Mitchell AL

I have been here working on numbers for the Fort Mitchell AL, housing market for a builder that I represent, so he can decide what price range and size of home he would like to build next.  Watch my featured listings to see what he decided.  I have been doing research on the under construction and new homes only. Below you will see the numbers for the homes that are currently on the market, currently under contract and the number of sold homes for the last six months.   I am very happy with the numbers that I have found.  My single source for these numbers is the Phenix City Board of Realtors MLS.

Currently there are 139 under construction or new homes listed in the Phenix City Board of Realtor MLS.  There are multiple new communities that have floorplans they can build for buyers that are not in the MLS. Some builders can have a home completed as soon as 45 days.  These homes range from 1313 sq ft to 5568 sq ft.  They are priced from $122,700 to $400,000 dollars. I do not know how many of these homes are completed and move in ready.

As of today there are 58 under construction or new homes under contract.  Most of these homes seem to have 4 bedrooms or more, two car garages, fire place, and are in a new community.  These homes range in size from 1901 sq ft to 5568 sq ft.  They were listed anywhere from $149,700 to $312,700 dollars.  The final sales price or seller paid closing cost has not been reported.  

In the last six months 152 closings of under construction or new homes have been reported to the Phenix City Board of Realtors.  That is as of today about lunch time.  These homes range from 1303 sq ft to the highest of 5568 sq ft.  They have closed at a price of $124,900 to $297,715 dollars. These homes seem to have at least 4 bedrooms, 2 car garage, a fireplace, and are in a new community.

Fort Mitchell AL is a small area just outside the east gate of Fort Benning GA.  Many of our military and civilians that work on Fort Benning, but not limited to, have been buying these homes because of the amount of home for the dollar, low property taxes, and the short commute to work.  With a current inventory of only 139 under construction or new homes on the market we will be out of homes soon.




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Posted By - Keith - 08/21/2011 9 comments
I have had this thought over and over so I am going to make a first run at putting it down here on this blog.  Today's mortgage rates are Awesome.  But will they stay that way?  I don't think so.  So what is the big deal.   Somebody in your income bracket will not be able to afford your home when you decide to sell.   Let me try to put all this together.

For Example:  a $200,000.00 loan at a 4.125 has a P&I payment of only $972.44 a month. 

Now if the interest rates go up just 2% in the next 3 years the payment on the same value house will be greatly change.

New Loan:  a $200,000.00 loan at 6.125 has a P&I payment of $1218.72 a month.

$1218.72 minus $972.44 equals $246.28.

It seems that many home buyers are getting as much house as they can afford in today's market place.  If a home buyer does this and the interest rates go up, the group of available buyer's for the property  will be greatly decreased by the jump in the interest rates.

OK, to try to round up my confusion.  If you are purchasing a home and are planning on selling in just a hand full of years, you may want to think before you buy.  You will want to purchase a home that is easier to sell in the future.

This will most likely be re-written in the future.  But, please leave your comments.

These numbers may be wrong, I used the mortgage calculator on my phone. 



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Posted By - Keith - 08/15/2011 9 comments
Fort Benning revises BRAC numbers down...

Some would say that is a bad thing for Fort Mitchell home builders and the surrounding area.  There are still an estimated 22,000 people that will be here by Sept 15 of 2011.  That is a lot of roofs needed.  The home builders will have a time keeping up with that number of people. 

With today's rates and the amount of home you can get in the Fort Mitchell area, homes are still selling.



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Posted By - Keith - 08/10/2011 9 comments


From the Bayonett.

FORT BENNING, Ga. - The final shipment of Armor artifacts made it to Fort Benning last week. Sometime this decade, the U.S. Army’s National Armor and Cavalry Museum will open near the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. But post officials said a showcase building is secondary to the organization’s main purpose.

“Museums are primarily a training and heritage facility for the Army,” said MCoE Museum Division chief Stephen Allie. “And, oh by the way, the public is invited to visit and see the artifacts. The training of Soldiers is why the Army spends money to maintain these collections.”

The Armor museum assortment was packaged with the Armor School’s relocation from Fort Knox, Ky., to the Maneuver Center of Excellence, he said. The Army has more than 60 museums worldwide connected to a unit or schoolhouse; when that branch moves, the museums and collections come along.

National Armor and Cavalry Museum director Len Dyer said 280 macro artifacts were delivered to Fort Benning. They include old German and Soviet tanks, historic military vehicles, anti-tank guns and artillery pieces. Some weigh up to 95 tons.

The last vehicle to depart Fort Knox was the “Cobra King,” an M4A3E2 Sherman “Jumbo” tank famed for being the first to reach besieged American troops defending Bastogne from the Germans’ counterattack during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, he said. It arrived Aug. 2 at the Transportation Management Pool on Main Post.

Dyer said the “Cobra King” is among about 65 “combat veterans” in the Armor and Cavalry Museum inventory.

A platoon from the 233rd Transportation Company brought the initial 11-vehicle batch here via convoy in March 2010. Landstar, a commercial heavy equipment transport operator, moved the remaining pieces by rail and truck.

Dyer, who served as an Armor officer in the Marine Corps and spent three years on Fort Knox, said his entire staff is now at Fort Benning. All the equipment and maintenance elements came down this summer.

“Our primary job is to support training of the Soldiers " Armor, Cavalry and even some Infantry guys,” he said. “We demonstrate how the vehicles functioned back in the day and show how they’ve developed over time. They need working knowledge on how they operate. Some are still out there in potential enemy hands.”

He said older Sherman and Stuart tank variations remain in use by second- and third-world countries in South America, Africa and Asia. It’s possible American Soldiers could encounter them someday in battle.

About 40 artifacts were left on display around Fort Knox as a lasting symbol of the installation’s long history with Armor. Control was transferred to the Patton Museum.

Of the 280 objects sent here, 128 vehicles are stored at the TMP, Dyer said. About 20 will be exhibited outside Armor School facilities at Harmony Church, while the two display pads on Benning Boulevard next to Access Control Point 2 feature an M4 Sherman tank from the Korean War and M1 Abrams tank restored to 24th Infantry Division Desert Storm specifications. Some smaller effects will sit in the National Infantry Museum basement until the Armor and Cavalry facility opens. The rest of the shipment is in storage at the Sand Hill railway facility, where vehicles await some restoration work. Dyer said that’s an ongoing process, and the maintenance staff completes three or four major vehicle upgrades a year.

“We try to bring it back to that original state and focus on historical accuracy,” he said.

He said the museum collection is always expanding as it stays current with what the Army uses and acquires more artifacts from different installations.

“We’re growing,” he said. “If you become stagnant, you’re letting history slip through your fingers and not doing your job.”

While museum construction is privately funded, Allie said the inventory is owned and controlled by the Army. The National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation is trying to generate funding for the project here. Dyer said construction could begin in 2015 on the future National Armor and Cavalry Museum. 


Great News for Fort Benning.  Many Fort Mitchell homeowners will be visiting this museum.




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Posted By - Keith - 08/04/2011 9 comments

Thank you again ACRE for the Great New!   Alabama is coming back!



Alabama New Home Sales in June Increase 15.5%
June new home sales in Alabama's five metro markets that represent approximately seventy percent of all statewide transactions experienced a 15.5 percent increase from the prior month. The spike in sales was primarily the result of transactions associated with relocating displaced homeowners from their destroyed homes and the continuation of delayed closings from late April finally taking place in June as well as the month of May.
 
 These two events are apparent when reviewing sales percent change from prior month in these impacted areas: Tuscaloosa (up 64% from May) and Huntsville (up 31%).

 In June, Alabama new home sales outperformed the US market, which showed declines of 1.0 percent from the prior month, according to the US Census Bureau & HUD. The release also reported that the South region experienced an increase of 3.5 percent from the prior month.


 Demand: June new home sales were 44.0 percent below June 2010 when sales were surging to beat the deadline for the home buyer tax credit, thus skewing this traditional and much followed barometer of new construction activity. In contrast, US new home sales reflected an increase of 1.6% percent increase from June 2010.
Year-to-date through June, Alabama metro market new home sales are 30.1 percent off last year's pace.
Montgomery again led metro areas that were not impacted by disaster in sales improvement from the prior month posting a 7.9 percent gain (41 sales vs 38 in May). These figures remain below the 54 sales in June 2010.
Year-to-date, the Huntsville/Madison County area continues to lead the state despite its unfavorable year-over-year sales change of 12.7 percent.
 
Supply: Statewide new construction inventory has declined by approximately 27 percent from last June. All metro markets have experienced double-digit percent reductions in inventory since June 2010 with Mobile leading the state with an 36 percent decline in supply. In fact, Alabama's metro markets in June reflect 5.0 months of new home supply which is a significant move in the right direction.  According to the National  Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the US inventory of new homes for sale reached another all-time record low (records go back to 1963) at 164,000 homes or 6.2 months' supply.

Pricing: Alabama's metro market's median price in June was $199,050, an increase of 5.0 percent from May 2011 and an increase of 5.9 percent from June 2010.  

New Home Pipeline (see graph): June statewide housing starts retreated by 7.0 percent from the prior month and 25.3 percent below June 2010. Year-to-date through June, housing starts for new homes sales are 25.3 percent off last year's pace. In contrast and for the 2nd consecutive month, June
statewide building permits increased by 20.2 percent from the prior month and only 1.5 percent below June 2010. Year-to-date through June, housing permits for new homes sales are 22.7 percent off last year's pace.
 
Residential Contract Values: According to McGraw-Hill, June residential contract values increased by 20.7 percent to $251.2 million, when compared to June 2010 values. This figure represents a pace last experienced in June 2009 ($248.8 million). June's 10-year contract values average is $326.4 million or 23.1 percent higher than the June 2011.

Residential Construction Employment: According to the Alabama Dept. of Industrial Relations, statewide residential construction employment was up .4 percent (300 jobs) to 70,300 from last month but remains down 4.9 percent or 3,600 workers from June 2010. Moving forward, this figure will improve as reconstruction commences across the State in response to the April 27th disaster.
 
Local Results: 14 out of the 27 home builder associations (52 percent) reported gains in building permits from the prior month (May '11) while 12 associations (44% - up from 26%) reported gains in housing starts.

Challenges & Opportunities: Market challenges remain, including elevated level of unemployment, lower consumer sentiment, competition from distressed existing home inventory, tight credit, and the slow growth of economy. On the other hand, the destruction resulting from the tragic April 27th tornadoes will require a massive response and moving forward will favorably aid the recovery of our statewide construction industry.




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Posted By - Keith - 08/04/2011 9 comments

Good News!   This is a copy of a email that I just recived that Alabama Home Sales are up!

Thank you ACRE, Alabam Caenter for Real Estate and the University of Alabama for passing on such Great News!



Alabama Residential Sales
Increase 11.9% in June
  June residential sales in Alabama experienced an 11.9 percent increase from the prior month. This favorable movement is also an improvement when compared to historical data indicating that June sales, on average ('06-'10), traditionally increase from the month of May by 3.9 percent.
 
 June sales were again bolstered by transactions associated with relocating displaced homeowners from their destroyed homes and the continuation of delayed closings from late April finally taking place in June. These two occurences are apparent when reviewing sales percent change from prior month in these impacted areas: Walker County (sales up 114%), Tuscaloosa (up 37%), Cullman (up 28%),  Marshall County (11%), Huntsville (up 10%), and Athens/Limestone (up 9%).
 
 In June, Alabama residential sales outperformed the US market which showed a decline of .8 percent from the prior month, according to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). NAR also reported that the South region experienced a small increase of .5 percent from the prior month.

 Demand: As anticipated, June statewide residential sales were 6.9 precent below June 2010 when sales were surging to beat the deadline for the home buyer tax credit, thus skewing this traditional and much followed barometer of housing activity. 

 

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However, the unfavorable percentage change continues to narrow and there remains a possibility that this variance could return to positive territory in the 2nd half of the year as the comparative figures from last year declined immediately after the expiration of the homebuyer tax-credit.
 
 In comparison, US sales were off 8.8 percent while the South region reflected a 5.6 percent decline from June 2010.
 
 Year-to-date through June, Alabama residential sales were 11.3 percent off last year's pace.
 
 Gadsden (up 43%), Lake Martin (up 41%), Phenix City (up 32%) and Montgomery (up 18%) experienced significant improvement versus the prior month. Baldwin County leads Alabama and its midsize market peer group in YTD sales growth of 16.7 percent from last year while Selma (up 30%) leads the rural markets. Mobile County leads the state's metro markets.
 
 Supply: Statewide housing inventory totaled 38,384 units, a decline of 10.1 percent from last June. June inventory in Alabama also experienced a 1.1 percent decrease when compared to the prior month.  Historical data indicates that June inventory on average ('06-'10) traditionally increases from the month of May by 1.6 percent.
 
 Pricing: The statewide median selling price in June was $125,755, a decrease of 4.2 percent from last June. This figure represents an increase of 1.3 percent when compared to the prior month.  Historical data ('06-'10) indicates that the June median selling price traditionally increases from the month of May by 1.8 percent.
 
 Local Results: 19 out of the 25 local reporting associations (76%) reflect sales gains from the prior month (May '11) while 12 (48%, this is up from 20% last month) associations reported sales gains versus June 2010. Year to date, sales in mid-size markets (down .3%) have outperformed both metro markets (down 17%) and rural areas (down 8%).
 
Encouraging news continued from the Gulf Coast. Baldwin County condo sales in June increased by 45 percent when compared to June 2010. Year-to-date, condo sales are up 21 percent from 2010.
 
 As we move forward into the 2nd half of 2011, statistical volatility is anticipated. However, the volatility may represent more favorable percentage changes as figures will begin to be compared to last year's dismal numbers (July-Dec) that materialized as soon as the tax-credit expired on June 30, 2010. 
 
AREC 




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Posted By - Keith - 07/21/2011 10 comments
One of the activities I like to do in Fort Mitchell is get up in the morning and go up to the local gas station and have coffee with some of the locals.   Fort Mitchell is a very friendly town, people tend to say "Hello" to those they pass.  Coffee with the locals has helped me become familiar with the area so much faster.  I feel that it has raised my value to anybody looking to buy a home in Fort Mitchell.


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Posted By - Keith - 07/14/2011 10 comments
Wow!  There are so many choices on what to look for when buying a new or resale home in Fort Mitchell or any other housing market.  From time to time I will post information about different types of new home construction in the Fort Mitchell area.  So read a long, look at the video's and tell me what you think.

I have started this because of a video I saw on www.youtube.com the other day. 

When buying a new home in Fort Mitchell you will notice that there are many choices in the type of siding that home can have on the exterior.  There is the tried and proven brick, that is the most costly for the builder, thus running up the price of the home.  There is vinyl, the least expensive for the builder, thus keep the price of the home down and enabling the buyer to gain as much square feet for the price as possible.  Then there is a siding call Fiber Cement Siding,there are many other names for it, the most common being a brand name called Hardy Board.  Fiber Cement Siding is priced between Brick and Vinyl.  After watching this video you may think that the smaller about that you pay for a Fiber cement siding verses a vinyl will be worth it.

Here you go:   Fire Test Page

What do you think of the demonstration?  Please leave a comment.

I will talk more about this type of siding in a later Blog



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