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Auburn, AL Real Estate News

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Is Renting-to-Own a Good Idea? Unlock the door to homeownership with the intriguing concept of rent-to-own. Delve into option fees, escrow accounts, and the potential benefits and pitfalls for both buyers and sellers. Rent-to-own, or lease purchase, is a legal means of buying a home with a future closing date, usually one to five years from the date of the rent-to-own contract. Until then, the homebuyer rents the home before applying for a mortgage to buy the home. The concept can benefit both homebuyers and home sellers, but there is loss potential, too. Here’s how it works: The renter pays the homeowner a non-refundable option fee of 1% to 7% of the purchase price of the home. The renter also pays a rent premium above the rental amount, and the rent premiums plus the option fee go int...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Boost Your Home Buying Fund with HYSAsLearn about the secrets to fast-tracking your down payment for a mortgage. Discover smart strategies, explore the impact of inflation, and delve into the realm of high-yield savings accounts for enhanced financial growth.As a first-time homebuyer, you may be racking your brains trying to figure out how to make more money quickly for a down payment to qualify for a mortgage loan. You need to have cash tucked away that’s hopefully building interest, yet it also needs to be accessible in case the right home comes along and you need to act fast.Thanks to low interest rates for over a decade (that disappeared with the rise in inflation after the pandemic), it’s been easy to put savings accounts out of your mind. Who cares about a yield of .03%? But as in...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Rev up your engines, Auburn! Today’s Downtown Cruise-In Car Show was an absolute blast! With over 100 gleaming vehicles on display, the streets were alive with the roar of engines and the shine of chrome. But that’s not all – the excitement reached fever pitch with a thrilling boxwood derby race, giveaways, and more!As one of the top realtors in Auburn, AL, I’ve got my finger on the pulse of this vibrant community, including all the coolest events like today’s car show. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, properties in Auburn, trust me to guide you through the process with expertise and care.Ready to make your move in Auburn?  Don’t miss out on the excitement this city has to offer! Contact me today for all your real estate needs. Let’s find your dream home together!#berkshirehathaw...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Don’t waste your investment on these low-return rooms when updating your home: Utility Room: While necessary, utility rooms typically don’t add significant value to a home. Upgrades here won’t impress buyers as much as improvements in other areas. Home Office: With the rise of remote work, home offices are becoming more common, but they often don’t yield a high return on investment. Buyers have diverse needs for this space, making it challenging to predict what will appeal. Personalized Spaces: Rooms customized for specific hobbies or interests may not resonate with potential buyers who have different preferences. These rooms can be a tough sell and may not recoup your investment. As an award-winning realtor, I can guide you through smart home updates that maximize your investment. Let’...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
 Discover Augusta, the Premier Golfing Neighborhood in Auburn, AL! Experience luxury living at its finest in Augusta, a prestigious neighborhood built by Dilworth Development. Nestled within the renowned Auburn University Club and just a short 3.1-mile distance from Jordan-Hare Stadium, this community places you right in the heart of it all. City of Auburn School Zones. Whether you’re searching for your forever home or a seasonal retreat, Augusta offers the perfect solution. Say goodbye to the hassle of lawn and exterior building care, as we take care of it all, allowing you to relax and indulge in the fantastic amenities of the Auburn University Club. Enjoy the perks of award-winning schools, convenient shopping options, exquisite dining experiences, a refreshing swimming pool, sprawli...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Looking to maximize your home’s value? Update these key rooms for the highest return on your investment: Kitchen: Renovating the kitchen can yield significant returns as it’s often considered the heart of the home. Modernizing with new appliances, countertops, and cabinetry can attract buyers and increase resale value. Bathroom: Upgrading bathrooms, particularly the master bath, can greatly enhance a home’s appeal. Adding luxury features like a walk-in shower or a soaking tub can make a big impact. Curb Appeal: Enhancing the exterior of your home can make a lasting impression. Invest in landscaping, fresh paint, and modernized entryways to boost curb appeal and draw in potential buyers. As an award-winning realtor, I specialize in maximizing the value of your home. Let me help you navig...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Grove Hill Subdivision Home for Sale in Auburn, AL – 1723 VFW Rd. – MLS: 169402 – $409,000Welcome to your dream home in desired Grove Hill Subdivision! This stunning property boasts almost all-wood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Enjoy a private backyard, sunroom, and gas log fireplace. With 4 bedrooms, 3 baths on one level, plus a split floor plan, comfort and convenience abound. Entertain on the awesome deck with gas grill hook up, or take advantage of the neighborhood amenities including 2 pools, park, and sidewalks. Wired for security, with an irrigation system and privacy fence, this home offers both luxury and practicality. New interior paint. Don’t miss out on this gem!Directions: Turn into Grove Hill Road to Stanton, Stanton to VFW Rd. ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
🏡 Discover the Perfect Home in Brentwood Subdivision in Auburn, AL! 🌳🏠 Hey there, fellow home seekers! Discover the Perfect Home in Brentwood Subdivision in Auburn, AL! Hey there, fellow home seekers!  Are you on the hunt for your dream home nestled in the heart of Auburn? Look no further because I’ve got some exciting news for you!  As an award-winning agent specializing in the Auburn-Opelika, AL area, I am thrilled to introduce you to Brentwood, the epitome of community living at its finest! Nestled just south of I-85 off Bent Creek Rd on Champions Blvd, Brentwood welcomes you with open arms to a stunning new home community boasting 60 meticulously crafted, new construction single-family homes and lots for sale.  Whether you’re eyeing a cozy single-story abode or envisioning the grand...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Welcome to Auburn University Club – your premier destination for golfing excellence in Auburn, AL! Established in 1999, they take immense pride in their locally owned private establishment nestled amidst the serene beauty of rolling hills and woodlands spanning 225 acres.Their 18-hole championship golf course is meticulously designed on a picturesque terrain, featuring the stunning 25-acre Yarbrough Lake and Saugahatchee Creek meandering through several holes, offering a challenging yet captivating experience for golf enthusiasts of all levels.Driven by their passion for promoting golfing excellence, they provide their members and guests with top-notch facilities, including a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse and pool. Their commitment to creating an unparalleled experience extends to their ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Discover the Allure of Quail Chase: Auburn’s Premier Neighborhood for Southern Charm and Spacious LivingAre you in search of a picturesque neighborhood that epitomizes the essence of Southern living? Look no further than Quail Chase in Auburn, Alabama. Nestled in North Auburn, Quail Chase beckons with its promise of classic Southern charm and expansive estates, offering residents the perfect blend of tranquility and luxury.Imagine a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where the rustling of leaves and the gentle chirping of birds replace the sounds of traffic. Here at Quail Chase, residents enjoy the luxury of “room to roam” on spacious estates tucked away on private wooded lots.One of the most enticing aspects of Quail Chase is its commitment to preserving...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
 Discover Your Dream Home in Grove Hill, Auburn, AL! Are you on the hunt for the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and community spirit in Auburn, Alabama? Look no further than Grove Hill—the jewel of Auburn’s neighborhoods. Nestled amidst a canopy of majestic oak trees, Grove Hill offers an unparalleled living experience since its establishment in 1994.Picture this: tranquil sidewalks shaded by sprawling oak trees, creating a serene ambiance as you stroll through the neighborhood. Whether you’re exploring the established dwellings or the newest constructions, each home exudes an elegant and inviting character that reflects the essence of Grove Hill.What truly sets Grove Hill apart is its remarkable array of amenities, earning it the title of having the “best amenities of any neigh...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
White Oaks Subdivsion in Auburn, AL – Southern Charm and Luxury Living Welcome to the epitome of Southern charm and luxury living in Auburn, AL – White Oaks subdivision in the heart of the prestigious Bent Creek area! Nestled within this idyllic neighborhood, families are greeted with the timeless allure of Southern hospitality fused with meticulously landscaped surroundings. At White Oaks, living comes naturally, promising an unparalleled residential experience where every moment feels like a celebration. About White Oaks Established in 2007, White Oaks stands as a beacon of elegance with its array of single-family executive estates and cozy cottage homes. Each residence boasts its own unique character, adorned with captivating exteriors and lavish interiors that exude sophistication a...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Looking to purchase your dream home in Auburn? Look no further! As one of the top Auburn realtors, I’m here to guide you through every step of the home buying process. Contact me today for personalized suggestions on the best lenders in the area, ensuring you get the most competitive rates for your home loan. Let’s work together to get you pre-approved and one step closer to owning your ideal home! Don’t let this opportunity slip away. #AuburnRealEstate #HomeBuyers #DreamHome #PreApproval #ContactMeNow #preapproval #homebuying #homebuyingtips #bestrealtors #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate https://auburnopelikaalrealestate.com/looking-to-purchase-your-dream-home-in-auburn/
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Let’s unlock the door to your next chapter!As I step into my yard, a sight of unexpected beauty greets me – irises, finally blooming after years of patience. Their vibrant petals nod gracefully in the breeze, a testament to perseverance and the power of resilience. For seasons, these flowers remained dormant, yet I never gave up hope. Their sudden burst of life serves as a powerful reminder: even in the quietest moments, growth is happening beneath the surface. As one of the area’s top realtors, I understand the importance of perseverance and faith. Just as these irises flourished unexpectedly, so too can your dreams and aspirations. If you’re seeking a new beginning, whether buying or selling a home, trust in the process and never give up. Together, let’s unlock the door to your next c...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Escape to tranquility with a home overlooking a serene lake! Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of water lapping against the shore and the sight of birds gracefully gliding over the tranquil surface. Whether it's enjoying morning coffee on your deck or unwinding with a sunset view, living by a lake offers unparalleled peace and natural beauty. As an award-winning agent in the Auburn-Opelika, AL area, I know the neighborhoods with stunning lakefront properties waiting for you to call home. Let me help you find your perfect oasis by the water. Contact me today to start your journey to lakeside living! Hope you enjoy the pictures and videos I took of one of the neighborhoods in the area with a beautiful lake view. #LakesideLiving #SereneViews #DreamHome #homebuying #bestauburnrealtor...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Setting the right price for your home is crucial in today’s competitive real estate market. Pricing it according to suggested market data ensures that you attract the right buyers and maximize your chances of selling quickly and at a fair value. As an award-winning realtor serving the Auburn-Opelika, AL area, I understand the significance of accurate pricing in real estate transactions.Overpricing your home can lead to numerous pitfalls. Firstly, it can deter potential buyers who may see your property as out of their budget range. This can result in your home sitting on the market for an extended period, leading to stale listing syndrome and potentially lower offers down the line. Moreover, overpricing may cause your property to appraise lower than the listed price, leading to financing...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
North College Street Historic DistrictStep into the enchanting ambiance of the North College Historic District in Auburn, AL, where history whispers through the  streets and architectural treasures. Each home in this district boasts its own unique story, with picturesque facades exuding character and charm at every turn. As one of the best Auburn realtors deeply acquainted with the city’s rich tapestry, I invite you to explore these timeless residences. From quaint cottages to elegant estates, there’s a dwelling here to match every dream. Whether you’re seeking a cozy nest or a grand abode, let me guide you through the wonders of Auburn’s real estate landscape. Contact me for all your real estate needs, and together, we’ll make your dreams a reality. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicesprefer...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Which Remodels Will—and Won’t—Pay for Themselves  The 4 Remodeling Projects that Pay for Themselves When it comes to return on investment, not all remodeling projects are created equal. While many homeowners are deciding to stay put and upgrade their existing residence during this market unpredictability, only 4 types of projects bring a positive return on the money spent. Discover what these projects are plus many more insights in the 2024 Real Estate Report from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Head to BerkshireHathawayHS.com today to read your copy. For more tips on remodeling, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.   #BHHS #BHHSRealEstate #RealEstateReport #HomeRemodeling #ReturnOnInvestment #berkshirehathawayhomeservicespreferredrealestate  www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Wishing you a joyful Easter filled with hope, renewal, and the spirit of growth. May this season bring fresh opportunities, prosperity, and success to your endeavors. Happy Easter!#Easter #HappyEaster #BHHS #ForeverBrand www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
 Hey there, home seekers and sellers! Ever wondered if a realtor would take on just anyone as a client? Well, the short answer is no. Let’s delve into why that is!While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes the potential client and the realtor’s thought processes just don’t align, and they wouldn’t be a good fit for each other. Take for instance a scenario where a homeowner wants to overprice their home. Now, you might think, “What’s wrong with aiming high?” Well, setting an unrealistic price for your home can lead to it languishing on the market for longer periods.  And here’s where the misalignment with the realtor can happen: Market Realities: Realtors are seasoned experts in understanding market dynamics. They know what price range attracts buyers and what doesn’t. Overpricing can dete...
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