Tag: Midtown Montgomery

Gratitude

Gratitude

By on 13 February, 2015 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Earlier this week the Hat Team was privileged to host dozens of our favorite people at a client appreciation event at the Cloverdale Playhouse. We call our guests “Champions of Midtown” because they love where they live and they have been instrumental in our success. It was a fun evening but, more importantly, it was […]

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Taking It On The Chimney

Taking It On The Chimney

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you know the deal. We’re interested in historic preservation and home repair projects here. Why? Well, it’s simple. Living in Midtown Montgomery means that odds are better than decent that you have a historic home, or at least something other than brand new construction. […]

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Halloween skills: Two contests (with prizes!)

Halloween skills: Two contests (with prizes!)

By on 14 October, 2013 in Art, Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Pets with 0 Comments

There’s more to Halloween than just costumes, trick or treating, and scaring friends and strangers. Sure, there are great haunted houses within driving distance. But what about your house? Home decorations are a classic American way of celebrating Halloween. You want to spread the spirit to neighbors and passers-by, as well as create the right […]

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Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin’

By on 1 October, 2013 in Legal Issues, Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 3 Comments

So a lot of federal employees are out of work as of today. “I’m not headed to a National Park,” you may say, “so it matters not to me.” Or perhaps your response is that you think a lot fewer federal worker bees is really a good idea. Chances are, you see little (if any) […]

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Midtown: A Beacon of Diversity

Midtown: A Beacon of Diversity

By on 31 July, 2013 in Historic Midtown, Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 1 Comment

It happened again this past weekend. I got a call from a friend who had another friend that needed advice about whether to stay in her Midtown neighborhood or move elsewhere. I don’t know for sure, but I imagine there were those pressing her to move to a part of the city that is less […]

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Chophouse Vintage Year

Chophouse Vintage Year

By on 29 July, 2013 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

For my birthday this week, my mom took me out to dinner and the result was one of the best meals I have had since moving to Montgomery. I’m not sure why we hadn’t been to The Chophouse Vintage Year. Maybe it’s because it’s weird for the restaurant to have two names. A steakhouse called […]

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Driving Down Electricity Bills

Driving Down Electricity Bills

By on 26 July, 2013 in Carole King, Historic Midtown with 0 Comments

We’re nearly into August and temperatures long ago began to soar. For months now, we have been looking for ways to stay comfortable. Surprisingly to many, living in an old house is one of the best ways to do that. I corresponded with Tracy Nelson of the Preservation Resource Center in New Orleans. She has […]

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Old House Expo Month

Old House Expo Month

By on 24 April, 2013 in Carole King, Historic Midtown, Real Estate with 1 Comment

For those of us die-hard Midtown Montgomery residents, the first Sunday afternoon in May of each year is permanently marked on our calendars for Old House Expo. The Expo was the 1985 brainchild of historic preservationist Marilyn Sullivan, who wanted to showcase the plight of the Brittan-Dennis House located at 507 Columbus Street. The Brittan […]

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So … How’s the Market?

So … How’s the Market?

By on 6 March, 2013 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Whether I’m in line at the grocery or drugstore or at a breakfast downtown or at a charity function or wherever, the question I’m always asked remains the same: “So, how’s the real estate market?” The best answer I can give is: It all depends. If you want to buy a home in Midtown Montgomery, […]

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Real Estate: a Fair Weather Business

Real Estate: a Fair Weather Business

By on 20 February, 2013 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

If you live anywhere near Midtown Montgomery, you know that the first five days of last week (through Wednesday) were abysmal! Rain, thunder, angry clouds and low light. Just downright gloomy. Fairview Avenue, our location, was deserted save the occasional brave soul seeking the comfort of a delicious pizza from Tomatino’s or a hot authentic […]

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