Tag: Sandra Nickel

Renovators’ Open House Wins Preservation Award

Renovators’ Open House Wins Preservation Award

I am proud to plead guilty to the charge of being an “hysterical preservationist,” as some cynics insist on calling those of us who value our history, architecture and timeless resources. As such, I am deeply involved with our local historic preservation organization, Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery. You may never have heard of Landmarks. But […]

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In Praise of the Fearless Few

In Praise of the Fearless Few

If you are like me, you’re fascinated with the idea of buying a wonderful old home and making it like new or better again. The popularity of make-over TV shows, which you find all over cable, confirms that there are a lot of us. The reality, however, is the majority of the homebuying public is […]

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The Needs of the Patient Come First

The Needs of the Patient Come First

By on 7 November, 2018 in City Living, Sandra Nickel with 1 Comment

In August I learned that I needed some pretty serious surgery to correct cervical spinal stenosis that threatened to rob me of the use of my extremities. Because my REALTOR training taught me always to find the best at whatever I sought, I turned to the internet. That in turn lead me to the provider […]

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Life in the Land of Plenty

Life in the Land of Plenty

By on 10 October, 2018 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Yesterday, I spent a good part of the afternoon at our gorgeous new listing, 1827 Ridge Ave Unit 7. For those of you who don’t know Old Cloverdale like the back of your hand, that address boasts 6 lovely condominiums in the main building plus a detached unit across the courtyard. As I gazed out […]

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Getting on the Ladder to Homeownership

Getting on the Ladder to Homeownership

By on 6 August, 2018 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Recently I read a blog post about Millenials and their being largely absent from the ranks of homeownership. It delved pretty deeply into the factors that might contribute to that situation. “Settling down is being pushed further out,” the article observed. And that made me think of my two youngest nieces, Emily and Lilly, the […]

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Fixer-Upper TV Shows and the Unrealistic Expectations They’ve Created

Fixer-Upper TV Shows and the Unrealistic Expectations They’ve Created

By on 3 July, 2018 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Chances are you’ve seen, and may be a fan of, Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop and a host of other fix-up shows classified as “reality TV.” And like the Bachelor, Pawn Stars, Hell’s Kitchen and so many other iterations of reality television, very little “reality” is included in these highly scripted and edited […]

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Home Improvements: Know When to Stop

Home Improvements: Know When to Stop

By on 6 June, 2018 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

If you’re like a lot of folks in Midtown Montgomery, you spent last weekend—or plan to spend this weekend—visiting all the lovely properties open during the Greater Montgomery Homebuilders 2018 Showcase of Homes. And to do so may see you looking at your current home through slightly different eyes, eyes that focus on improvements you […]

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Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

WACV, a local FM talk radio station, has periodically on its morning show a segment called “Did You Know…” Today on Midtown Montgomery Living we’re going to play that game. What do the (soon-to-be a boutique hotel) Murphy House, the train shed on the Montgomery riverfront, and the warehouses-now-office-buildings along Commerce Street have in common? (Cue […]

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What Price Progress?

What Price Progress?

By on 11 April, 2018 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Recently the City of Montgomery and ALDOT hosted a Public Involvement Meeting regarding the planned conversion of East Fairview Avenue from four to three lanes and the addition of sidewalks where there are none from South Court Street all the way to Narrow Lane Road. What on its face appears a simple and straightforward upgrade […]

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Finally … The Seats!

Finally … The Seats!

By on 7 March, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

As I watched the Oscars this past Sunday, it occurred to me that—for the first time in many, many years—I had seen almost all the nominees for the major awards. Yes, I had seen two while visiting my brother in Dallas. Frank sees virtually every movie released! But many of the others had been screened […]

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