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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
 Exciting News Alert! Yesterday, Auburn University unveiled the stunning Aubie statue, celebrating our beloved mascot’s legacy!  As an Auburn enthusiast and as an award winning Realtor in the area, I couldn’t be more thrilled to witness this momentous occasion!If you want to stay in the loop with all things Auburn and ensure you’re up-to-date on the latest happenings, make sure to follow me! Whether you’re a die-hard Auburn fan looking for the perfect home near campus or considering selling your current property, I’m here to help make your real estate dreams a reality. Don’t miss out on any of the excitement – hit that follow button today! Feel free to reach out anytime to discuss your real estate needs. War Eagle!  #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #AuburnUniversity #Au...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Top Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels in Auburn-Opelika, ALWelcome to Auburn-Opelika, Alabama, where Southern hospitality meets quaint charm. Whether you're visiting for business or leisure, finding the perfect accommodation can elevate your experience. Here's a roundup of the best bed and breakfasts and hotels in the area that promise an unforgettable stay: The Crenshaw Guest Houses Nestled in the heart of Auburn, The Crenshaw Guest Houses offer a unique blend of historic elegance and modern comfort. Each guesthouse is impeccably decorated and equipped with all the amenities you need for a cozy stay. The serene atmosphere and personalized service make it a top choice for travelers seeking a peaceful retreat. #CrenshawGuestHouses #HistoricCharm Fountainview Mansion Experience luxury at its ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
How to make your home more safe and secure:Exterior Security: Install outdoor lighting around entry points, pathways, and the perimeter of your property. Trim bushes and trees near windows to eliminate hiding spots for potential intruders. Install sturdy doors made of solid materials, and consider reinforced frames and hinges. Use deadbolt locks on exterior doors for added security. Install a peephole in your front door to see who is outside before opening the door. Windows: Install window locks to make it more difficult for intruders to gain entry. Consider reinforcing glass windows with security film to make them more resistant to break-ins. Use curtains or blinds to prevent people from easily seeing into your home. Home Security System: Invest in a reliable home security system that ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Is the Housing Market Turning?The potential for a soft landing in 2024 amidst economic shifts and housing trends is explored in this recent #GTK blog post. Discover insights into housing inventory, inflation nuances, and other driving factors behind the projected growth in housing sales.The U.S. avoided a recession in 2023, and some say it will have a soft landing in 2024. Inflation has hovered in the 3% range for many months—higher than the central bank would prefer, but at 2.6% for personal consumption expenditures (PCE), it’s closer to the target range of 2% and far from the double-digit highs since the pandemic began. Most sources cite the “core” PCE, which excludes volatile energy and food prices which sat at 3.2% by year’s end—the lowest level since March 2021.Meanwhile, existing ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Alabama Supreme Court at the Gogue Performorning Arts CenterI saw the following event scheduled at the Gogue and thought it would be very interesting and fun and wanted to let you know about it.“Auburn University’s campus will host a working courtroom on March 14, 2024, when members of the Alabama Supreme Court convene in the Gogue Performing Arts Center, creating a historic moment in the university’s history and offering a rare opportunity.Open to the public, the proceedings mark the second time Auburn’s campus has hosted an oral argument, offering a live session of the Court’s proceedings before an audience of faculty, students, staff, and residents of the broader Auburn and Opelika communities.During its session, the justices will hear arguments in a medical malpractice case, SC-2023...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Blooms and Beyond: The Flower Store – A 40-Year Auburn TraditionThe Flower Store, an Auburn institution for over four decades, has blossomed into the premier florist in the Auburn/Opelika area, thanks to the passion and vision of its founder, Stanley Sistrunk.A Floral LegacyWith roots that run deep in the Auburn soil, The Flower Store has been gracing special occasions and everyday moments with its enchanting blooms for more than 40 years. Stanley Sistrunk, the visionary behind this floral haven, started The Flower Store out of his profound love for all things beautiful. His dedication and commitment to providing unparalleled floral experiences have turned The Flower Store into a cherished community gem.Beyond BloomsWhat sets The Flower Store apart is not just its stunning arrangements ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Happy Valentine’s DayLove at first sight? Find a home that steals your heart this Valentine’s Day! Ready to make a move? Let’s talk!#berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #HomeSweetHome #BHHS #HappyValentinesDay #ForEveryone #ValentinesDay
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By Karen Harrison, Who You Work With Matters
(Remax Alliance - Huntsville)
In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, selling a home in today's market can be a daunting task. With challenges ranging from fierce competition to shifting buyer preferences, homeowners in Madison, Alabama, need a trusted partner who can navigate these complexities with finesse and expertise. Enter Karen Harrison and her dedicated team of real estate professionals.With a proven track record of success, Karen Harrison brings unparalleled insight and unwavering dedication to each client she serves. As a Certified Listing Professional, Certified Negotiation Expert, and Broker Associate, Karen stands out as a leader in her field, equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide sellers through every step of the process.One of the key advantages of partnering with the Karen Harrison R...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Importance of Decluttering When Selling Your Home: Enhances Visual Appeal: A clutter-free home appears more spacious and inviting, making it visually appealing to potential buyers. Highlights Key Features: Decluttering allows prospective buyers to focus on the architectural features and layout of your home, rather than being distracted by personal belongings. Creates a Neutral Canvas: A minimalistic and depersonalized space helps buyers envision themselves in the home, making it easier for them to picture their own belongings in the space. Facilitates Easier Cleaning: A clutter-free home is easier to clean and maintain, ensuring that your property is always ready for last-minute showings. Fosters a Positive First Impression: First impressions are crucial in real estate. A tidy and well-...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
How Important is a Large Home To You?House sizes have come a long way from 1973 when the average home was 1,660 square feet. The average in 2015 was 2,687 square feet, and since then home sizes have fluctuated, according to the economy, mortgage interest rates, and overall affordability. The question is – how much space do you really need?Automobiles with luxuries like 360 degree back-up cameras, lane change assists and tail-gating prevention have accelerated in price, and so have homes equipped with smart features, walk-in closets, en suite baths, and other can’t-live-without amenities. Homes are larger and come with more bedrooms – most homebuyers want at least three to four so they can use the extra rooms as offices, guest rooms, craft rooms and nurseries.To help you decide how much ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Hamiltons Restaurant in Auburn, AL has 2 locations. One location is off of Ogletree Road and the other one is in historic downtown Auburn on Magnolia Avenue. They both are fabulous and they are always a treat to visit.Hamilton’s offers an intimate and casual, neighborhood atmosphere that has made it a destination in historic downtown Auburn, one block from Toomer’s Corner. Appetizers, salads and sandwiches are available throughout the day. The menu consists of diverse contemporary American selections which include beef, pork, fish and chicken of the finest quality. Their chef’s entrees are prepared daily and creatively presented. Whether dining for pleasure or business, hosting a special party or family event, your meal at Hamilton’s is sure to make a lasting impression. Patio dining is...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Depot restaurant in Auburn, AL is one of my favorite restuarants in Auburn, AL.  The Depot is a modern grilled gulf-coastal brasserie in Auburn’s Historic Train Depot. With a globally inspired menu by Executive Chef & Co­-Owner, Scott Simpson, The Depot is elevating the cuisine in Auburn. The Depot is  the first restaurant in the State of Alabama to receive the prestigious James Beard Smart Catch Leader Award for their commitment to serve sustainable and responsibly harvested seafood. Six year winner of the Wine Spectator Excellence award, The Depot features an internationally recognized wine program featuring award-winning varieties from around the globe. The food echoes from the past also honoring Alabama’s southern heritage and is cooked simply and spectacularly. Simple and spect...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Coffee Shop in historic Opelika, Alabama is a quaint coffee shop that captures the essence of warmth and community. As I stepped into the cozy atmosphere of this charming spot, I was greeted by the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Opting for their signature Yeti blend, I was met with a burst of rich flavors that danced on my palate, leaving me craving more with each sip. What truly sets this place apart, however, is not just its exceptional coffee but also its impeccable service. The staff exudes genuine warmth and hospitality, making every visit a delight. Beautiful artwork adorns the walls and this coffee shop provides not only a caffeine fix but also a feast for the eyes. Whether you’re seeking a quiet corner to work or simply longing for a cozy spot to unwind, this Op...
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I recently made the decision to join RE/MAX Patriot Realtors in Dodge City, Alabama. This move will allow me to join the team at RE/MAX Patriot where we will provide our customer's and client's with an enhanced level of customer service. Being situated close to the lake will add convenience for prospective buyers. Our marketing systems are both "state of the art" as well as comprehensive. Imagine, our promotional materials can include the following; aerial photos of a property listed with RE/MAX Patriot. Yard signs which provide some listed property details. State of the art photographic shots detailing all aspects of a property, including dimensional specifications.Come visit RE/MAX Patriot Realtor's website or stop by our office located on Alabama State Highway 69 just west of Dodge C...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Indulge in Artistry: Exploring Cakeitecture Bakery in OpelikaCakeitecture Bakery is located in historic Opelika, AL and fuses culinary expertise and artistic mastery. This quaint bakery is more than just a place to satisfy your sweet tooth – it’s a destination where cakes transcend into edible works of art.At Cakeitecture Bakery, every confection begins from scratch, ensuring that each bite is imbued with freshness and flavor. From the initial mixing of ingredients to the final decorative flourish, meticulous attention to detail is evident in every step of the baking process.One notable aspect of Cakeitecture Bakery is its affiliation with Auburn University Collegiate Licensing, allowing them to craft custom cakes adorned with the iconic symbols and colors of the university. These creat...
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By Karen Harrison, Who You Work With Matters
(Remax Alliance - Huntsville)
🏡 Looking to sell your home in Huntsville, Alabama? 🚀 Let Karen Harrison, your trusted veteran realtor and certified listing professional, guide you through the process and maximize your profit! 💰Seller's Guide Huntsville Al Real EstateIn the competitive Huntsville Alabama real estate market, having an experienced realtor like Karen on your side can make all the difference. Here's why using a realtor will net you more money in your pocket:Find Homes in Huntsville AlYou will most likely net more money using a realtor. Google listed the median national home sold price for those who sold their home themselves in 2023 at $305,000 but the median home sold price for those using a realtor sold at $410,000.  Huge difference. Get more exposure for your listing.  The mls is a powerful tool for at...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Breezeway Restaurant in Opelika, ALThe Breezeway restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring a vast selection of freshly prepared appetizers, including Wings, Chicken Fingers, Salads, and Seafood options. The atmosphere is inviting, and the service is top-notch. During my visit, I indulged in their mouthwatering Rueben sandwich paired with perfectly crispy fries, and it was absolutely delicious. Whether you’re craving classic comfort food or seafood delights, Breezeway has something for everyone. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #OpelikaEats #SouthernHospitality #ComfortFoodFor more information please visit my website.
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Jefferson’s Restaurant in Opelika, AL, is a delightful restaurant offering a diverse menu to satisfy every craving. From succulent wings to mouthwatering burgers and fresh oysters, there’s something for everyone. During my visit, I enjoyed their delectable grilled shrimp and fries lunch, which was absolutely delicious.  Jefferson’s is undoubtedly a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking a memorable dining experience. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate #JeffersonsOpelika #SouthernEats #GrilledShrimp #FoodieFavesFor more information please click here.
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By Karen Harrison, Who You Work With Matters
(Remax Alliance - Huntsville)
Are you in search of the perfect place to call home in the Huntsville area? Wondering about the real estate market and the vibrant community atmosphere in one of the city's premier neighborhoods? Look no further than McMullen Cove. Nestled just 15 minutes from downtown Huntsville, McMullen Cove offers a picturesque mountainous setting, complete with breathtaking views, walking trails, and an array of amenities that make it a standout choice for those seeking a unique and natural living experience.The community's connection to its natural surroundings is unparalleled, making it an ideal destination for individuals and families considering a move to the area. Whether you're drawn to the tranquility of the mountains or the allure of well-maintained walking trails, McMullen Cove offers a li...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Southside Center for the Arts and East Alabama ArtsThe mission of The Arts Association of East Alabama is to provide rewarding and exciting experiences for the citizens of this area by developing innovative programming that will stimulate interest in the arts, eagerness to learn through the arts, and broader participation in and support of the arts. Founded in 1965 as the Opelika Arts Association, that amateur painting club has evolved through more than four decades into a fully professional presenting and arts education organization and was renamed The Arts Association of East Alabama in 2007 to reflect its larger service area.The Southside Center for the Arts is a longtime dream come true in one of Opelika’s oldest neighborhoods.  Innovatively designed as a school building by Southern...
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