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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
What is the best way to finalize a home remodel?In our experience as certified residential Forever AgentSM Remodeling Advisors, we’ve learned that no remodeling project should begin without a homeowner finalizing every detail of what’s about to happen.But what are those critical details that need finalizing?Here are just a few: Review estimates, bids and costs, so you know exactly what’s included—and what’s not included—in the bids you received Finalize the scope of work, drawings and specifications Secure final contractor bids and total costs Review the Remodeling Value Analysis™ Final remodeling, budget and financing Schedule the project and sign the contracts Pull any necessary permits and let the construction begin! If you’re thinking about a home remodeling, don’t go through the pr...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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Your Dream NeighborhoodGarland is an inviting community offering a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle in Alabama. The neighborhood boasts cul-de-sac streets, ensuring a safe and peaceful environment for residents. There is a mix of well-maintained homes from the 1970s, complete with cozy wood-burning fireplaces and new constructions with modern touches, such as granite counters and stainless steel appliances. If you have a passion for renovations and flips, the area offers exciting potential, with a few residences requiring a little creativity and remodeling to unleash their full beauty. One thing they all share in common is the generous parcels of land and large yards allowing families to spread out and create their dream outdoor oasis, like the addition of a swimming pool. Select prope...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Talking Real Estate - September 2023 Articles: Avoid these 3 Big Mistakes During the New Home Boom Choosing the Right Size for Your New Home Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Avoid these 3 Big Mistakes During The New Home BoomNew construction homes are in high demand, but for those looking to snap up a pristine property, there are 3 major mistakes you should be aware of before making any decisions. ⚠Discover what these mistakes are in the latest #GTK post.As housing affordability improves and the shortage in existing homes continues, homebuyers are turning to new construction. As a homebuyer, you may be tempted to jump on the first available new home that suits your family, but before you do, there are three major mistakes you should be aware of.Don’t visit builders alone. If you visit builders on your own, they have no obligation to deal with your real estate agent, and you will have lost the opportunity to have an advocate. Make sure you sign the builder’s...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
 Will Your HOA Allow Your Home Business? Looking to start a home business but not sure if your HOA will allow it? Understand what kinds of home businesses are usually prohibited and how to determine your HOA’s rules in this latest #GTK post.Homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are formed by the owners of units within a community to manage, maintain and improve quality of life for residents and increase their property values. And there are four things all HOAs hate—strangers, traffic, safety issues, and anything that might cause declines in property values, such as home-based businesses.Out of 32.5 million small businesses, about 19 million are home-based or began at home, according to The U.S. Small Business Association. Following the pandemic, many workers found that they want to be their o...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Choose the Right Size For Your Next HomeIt’s not just inflation that’s driving up house prices—we are also seeking larger homes, which of course affects what you pay for a property.Homebuyers are feeling the sticker shock of higher prices, but it’s not just inflation. They want bigger homes. In 1949, the average size of a new single-family home was 909 square feet, while homes grew to 2,480 square feet by 2021. Homebuyers want more than they had before, including more space, energy-efficient appliances, and smart home technologies, all of which is making homes more expensive. But how much living space does a family really need? According to the National Association of REALTORS®, a typical home purchased recently is 1,800 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and was built in...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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Choosing the Perfect NeighborhoodNestled east of the scenic Tensaw River in Alabama lies Bromley, a serene community covered in tranquility. Nature takes center stage here, as lush preserves embrace picturesque water basins and meandering creeks, creating an idyllic setting for relaxation and a profound connection with the natural world. Bromley's homes embody a range of charming brick designs, often featuring open-concept layouts that seamlessly integrate living spaces, kitchens, and dining areas. This design fosters a warm and inviting environment for family gatherings and hosting friends. The lots, abundant in size, offer expansive canvases for your creative vision to unfold. Whether envisaging a gym, an artist's studio, or a versatile workshop, these spacious lots accommodate your a...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
What Is the One Percent RuleLooking for a formula that helps assure success in property investment? Then look no further than the 1% rule. Find out all about it in this latest #GTK post.Who wants to make an investment that doesn’t yield a return? Certainly not real estate investors. They have formulas to assure their success as much as possible. One favorite is the one percent rule.Rocketmortgage.com explains that the one percent rule “measures the price of the investment property against the gross income it will generate.” That means that an investment must generate at least 1% or more in rental income based on the original purchase price. The rule continues as the investment property appreciates in value, which means the potential for profit in the form of higher rent is even greater....
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Consider Home ConcessionsIf you find the perfect-buyer except they may be a little short on the money required to secure the home, there are several seller concessions available that allow you to contriubute a portion of the buyer's closing costs or other fees. This can help speed up the home selling process and ensure that your property is sold to the right buyer.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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The Allure of Tillmans Corner, Mobile, ALEscape to the tranquility of Tillmans Corner, located in the heart of Mobile County, Alabama—an unincorporated community and census-designated place. Here, you'll immerse yourself in the serenity of country living, surrounded by flourishing green landscapes and abundant trees that paint the region with a natural and vibrant palette. The entire area boasts a park-like ambiance, with pockets of untouched nature reserves tucked around every corner. The housing market in Tillmans Corner offers an assortment of charming brick ranch-style homes, carefully crafted with open-concept designs and sprawling yards. These homes encapsulate tremendous value, providing both comfortable and practical living spaces. Amidst the greenery, you'll also discover a ran...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Hans’ Perfect Pool Day at Samford Pool in Auburn, AL!What better way to beat the summer heat than with a day of fun in the sun at the Samford Pool in Auburn, AL? Recently, I had the pleasure of accompanying my furry friend, Hans, to this fantastic event, and it was nothing short of a day filled with laughter, splashes, and wagging tails. More pictures are on my website.Swimming AdventuresHans, the water-loving canine, wasted no time in taking a plunge into the refreshing pool waters. It was heartwarming to see him paddle around with such enthusiasm, clearly in his element. The smiles and laughter of the other pool-goers were evidence enough that Hans’ joy was contagious.We left Samford Pool with hearts full of gratitude, thankful for the chance to be a part of such a wonderful event.Ber...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Declutter Your HomeSelling a house is the perfect time to take a good look at your belongings to see if anything could be sold, donated, recycled or thrown out. Not only does a decluttered home look more inviting to potential buyers, but come moving day, you'll only be transporting the items you really want to keep.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Make Improvements that Would Come Up in a Home InspectionTo improve the chances of the home sale process running smoothly, carry out a home inspection and make any recommended fixes before putting your property on the market.  These improvements may increase your home's value and will greatly reduce the chances of a potential buyer finding an issue later.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Patti Lupone in Concert at the Gogue Performing Arts CenterWhen Patti LuPone takes the stage, it unequivocally belongs to her. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway great delivered a quintessential bravura performance of her touring show “Don’t Monkey with Broadway.” It was a significant honor to see her in concert last night.  She even threw her drink on me…lol. Such a great show with great company! #PattiLuPone #gogueperformingartscenter #gogue #broadwaymusicals #tonyawardwinner #TonyAwards  #broadwayIf you have a chance to attend a performance at the Gogue Performing Arts Center I encourage you to do so. More pictures are on my website.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Don't overvalue your propertyIt's a common misconception that opting for a listing price abve what's recommended will result in a higher sale price for your property. Instead, this will likely cause your home to sit on the market for longer, causing stress and delays to your moving plans.  Work closely with your real estate agent to ensure that your home is listed at the optimum price for the current market conditions of your area.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Discovering Opelika: A Journey Through Time and TraditionWelcome to the 2023-2024 edition of Opelika Explore Magazine! In these pages, we invite you to embark on a journey through the heart of Opelika, a city steeped in history, vibrant culture, and a sense of community that sets it apart. Whether you're a long-time resident or new to the area, this magazine is your passport to unlocking the best that Opelika has to offer.The Iconic Opelika Murals: Where Art Meets HistoryOpelika's streets are adorned with a treasure trove of murals, each telling a unique story of the city's past and present. From the vivid depiction of the cotton industry's heyday to the portrayal of Opelika's flourishing arts scene, these murals are more than just paintings—they are living testaments to the spirit of t...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Flooring TexturesTexture is also important in floors-like the charming uneven texture of Mexican tiles made of terra cotta. The technique of tile-making has been in use for centuries. Go for detailed shapes.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Textures: TileTile is making a huge comback as it's pretty, versatile, and colorful. Say goodbye to the subway tiles of the last 10 years and hello to textured clay, stone, glass and porcelain tiles that come in a myriad of shapes, colors and finishes. It can make a strong statement.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Textures: PlantsSustainable plants and grasses like rattan and cane offer a ready texture for furniture that looks great with leaf and flower patterns with tropical colors.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Patti Lupone - Don't Monkey with Broadway at The Gogue Performing Arts Center and I am so excited that I have tickets to the performance. Make sure you secure your tickets soon as there is limited availability.  Date: September 21st, 2023Time: 7:00 PM Spend an evening with a true Broadway legend as three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone performs her concert Don’t Monkey with Broadway. #SeasonSaturday #PattiLupone #GogueCenter In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, LuPone explores—through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin—how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and the unpredictability of the Great White Way!  Purchase ...
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