Author Archives: Alice Maxwell
The Alice Maxwell Team LOVES hydrangeas! Their color varieties, fullness of blooms, and expansive size all work to make them one of the most perfect plants. The downside? The Alabama sun. However, with proper planting in areas of morning sun and ample moisture, this vintage plant can flourish in the Southern heat waves and become... Read More
Record Low Home Listings in May 2021
The numbers are in for the May 2021 Tuscaloosa housing market and just when you thought neither our Alabama summer or the real estate market could heat up any more, both tick up the thermometer. According to ACRE (Alabama Center for Real Estate), the Tuscaloosa housing market for May 2021 was record setting with a... Read More
Spring Tablescape Ideas
Spring and entertaining go hand-in-hand, especially in the South. We Southerners do not fair well in the slightest bit of cold weather and often take to hibernating as soon as the temperatures drop below 50 degrees. All the more reason that Spring breathes new life and fresh promises to our psyches as soon as the... Read More
5 Spring Spruce-Up Tips
Green grass and a blooming array of color announces yet another spring has sprung in the South. With the first crank of the lawnmower also comes a reminder of a few home maintenance to-do’s before you head outside for some fresh air chores. Change the interior air conditioner filter. These filters should be changed every... Read More
To Stage or Not to Stage? That Is the Real Estate Question!
To stage or not to stage? That is the true real estate question. Yes, you can pay someone or a company to stage your home when you are getting it prepared for the market; however, with a few simple steps, you can stage a gorgeous home for your future buyers. Remember you are preparing a... Read More
Who’s Ready for Color? Behr’s 2021 Color Palette Announced!
Out with the grays and in with the rays of earthy tones! Behr’s Canyon Dusk S210-4 expresses warmth and comfort in a time when we need it the most. This nod to a terracotta hue exudes coziness and “expresses a unifying desire to find solid footing on life’s journey, metaphorically connecting to the Earth, to re-establish... Read More
5 A-Team Tips for Getting Your Home Market Ready!
1.THINK mailbox! That is where your home’s showing to potential buyers really begins! How does the driveway or sidewalk in front of your home look? A simple pressure wash along with fresh mulch and plantings can work wonders to improve the curb appeal of your property. This simple step not only adds attractive value but... Read More
Tuscaloosa Real Estate is on FIRE!! How to Be a Competitive Buyer with the A-Team!
NO DOUBT the housing market is hopping! With the inventory and interest rates at an all-time low, Tuscaloosa residents are on the move. In fact, the current multiple listings inventory for residential homes is only 330! To put this number into perspective, just two years ago the market consistently held strong at 1,000 plus residential... Read More
Tuscaloosa Over Covid
Well, we did it! We have made it through something not many have experienced or will experience again in their lifetime. The unknown was somewhat scary but watching our community of Tuscaloosa come together in positivity and kindness has been a truly beautiful thing to watch. As we anxiously await the return of our regular... Read More
Spring Cleaning Success
7 Tips for Successful Spring Cleaning The days are longer and spring is almost upon us. That means it’s time for that yearly tradition that either fills you with excitement, dread, or a combination of both- Spring Cleaning! Don’t let spring cleaning overwhelm you this year. Use these tips for a successful experience. ... Read More