About Katherine Duke
I was born and raised in Cullman, then moved away for a few years while my first husband served our country in the military, before returning to Cullman to get back to the friendly southern charm of my hometown.
I absolutely love Cullman! Ours is a small town where everybody knows everybody. We’ve been blessed with great schools, which is a big part of what makes Cullman such a great place to raise children. In short, Cullman is home.
After graduating from Good Hope High School where I was a cheerleader for 4 years, I got married. Because my husband was in the military, we went where Uncle Sam sent us—a year in Illinois, then San Diego.
We spent 2 years in San Diego, during which I began what became a nearly 30-year career in the banking industry.
After returning to Cullman, I found that quite a bit had changed, except for the core of what makes Cullman great: the friendly southern charm of its people. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a front row seat in seeing many positive changes in Cullman through my work in the banking industry.
Working first for Regions Bank for 17 years—followed by 10 years with Peoples Bank—helped keep my finger on the pulse of the local economy. As a commercial, consumer, and residential loan officer, I could always tell the relative health of the local economy based on how many people were seeking financing. Based on what I’ve seen, Cullman has a great economic outlook!
In my spare time I like to go antiquing and watching Alabama football with my wonderful husband of 15 years, read, spend time with my puppy (I think she’s spoiled rotten) and visit Louisiana as often as possible so I can see my amazing grandkids. I also like getting together with 5 ladies I grew up with. We enjoy taking frequent beach trips and enjoy the chance to catch some rays while catching up with each other.
After 29 years in the banking industry, I decided that the time was right to begin working as a real estate agent for Happy Homes. I thoroughly enjoy working with clients who are in the market for new homes or who are ready to sell their existing homes.
If you’re in the market for the home of your dreams, I’d love the chance to help you find it. If you aren’t preapproved for financing, I can help. I know most of the lenders in Cullman, what they’re looking for, and the steps you’ll need to take to get approved. And if you’re ready to sell your home to begin the next phase of your life, I look forward to the challenge of exceeding your expectations.
You deserve a detail-oriented professional who will help you find the home of your dreams or to help you maximize the value of your existing home. Give me a call now at (256) 636-1547!