Auburn, AL Real Estate News

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
Auburn AL Real Estate - This is a great opportunity for first-time homebuyers, at a bank-owned, foreclosure price. Newer home in very good condition, with a lovely, partially fenced backyard that has a patio, a firepit and some woods. Appliances include refrigerator. Ceiling fans and crown molding;This house is wired for security and audio systems, too!  Contact me to view this or similar properties at WIMBERLY STATION!       Mara Hawks | First Realty | 334-524-2220 255 Deerfield Drive, Auburn, AL Bank owned, very good condition & great price! 3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $144,000 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 1,421 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .21 acres HOA/Maint $9 per month DESCRIPTION WELL-DESIGNED, OPEN FLOORPLAN WITH LARGE ...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
I discovered THE VILLAGER a few years ago, shortly after relocating to Auburn, Alabama from Colorado.  If you've ever moved to a new area, you might understand the feeling that can seem like little pieces of you are missing in the new landscape. For me it was the height of mountains and crystal clear streams, colors captured in waterfalls & rocks, animated forests & forms and the seeming magic of changing seasons and skies... Pablo Picasso once said that Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. One day (and many thereafter) I walked through the door of THE VILLAGER and found breathing room, or, as some might call it, 'a breath of fresh air'... I slowly turn the pages of surroundings and impressions that tend to trigger a soulful resonance, listening to everyday words in forms of...
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By Darina Dymova
(Belbay)
Spacious home with open floor plan on main level great for family or for entertaining. Large kitchen with cherry cabinets. Lots of architectural details throughout home from built-in bookcases in den and bonus room to extensive crown molding throughout house. HOUSE PRICED AT $105 PER SQUARE FOOT! BEST DEAL IN HIGHLY DESIRED GROVE HILL SUBDIVISION! To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/alabama-buy-single-family-home-11647516.html
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! AUBURN celebrates 4th of July and YOU ARE WELCOME to Celebrate Independence Day with the Auburn Community and Auburn Parks and Recreation, behind the Home side of the Duck Samford Football Stadium. Gates Open at 6 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m.  Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Enjoy great food, live special musical entertainment and the best fireworks display in the entire area!    Active in Alabama, Mara Hawks, REALTOR with FIRST REALTY of Auburn, AL, #1 Real Estate Team in Lee County, THE LEADER in professional real estate services in Auburn, Opelika & Lee County for over 3 decades! Committed to INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE. CLICK ON CART TO SHOP FOR HOMES IN AUBURN-OPELIKA, ALABAMA    Disclaimer: All information provided by this author is is not guaranteed, m...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
The following report is calculated by the Alabama Center of Real Estate. This report, along with more detailed information, can be found on their website: http://arerec.cba.ua.edu/  Are you considering a move into or out of Lee County Alabama? If you would like to receive these monthly reports, emailed directly to you, along with other local area information, feel free to contact me with a request.                              BENEFIT FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS - The Tax Credit Advantage Active in Alabama, Mara Hawks, REALTOR with FIRST REALTY of Auburn, AL, #1 Real Estate Team in Lee County, THE LEADER in professional real estate services in Auburn, Opelika & Lee County for over 3 decades! Committed to INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE. CLICK ON CART TO SHOP FOR HOMES IN AUBURN-OPELIKA, AL...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
In their breaking news this week, U.S.NEWS & World Report listed Auburn, Alabama as one of the TOP TEN places to live in America. The biggest deciding factors for the poll were: Affordable Living Strong Economy Plenty of things to do  Here is the complete list from the report: You can read the full report HERE! Active in Alabama, Mara Hawks, REALTOR with FIRST REALTY of Auburn, AL, #1 Real Estate Team in Lee County, THE LEADER in professional real estate services in Auburn, Opelika & Lee County for over 3 decades! Committed to INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE. CLICK ON CART TO SHOP FOR HOMES IN AUBURN-OPELIKA, ALABAMA    Disclaimer: All information provided by this author is is not guaranteed, may be based on information collected from several sources, which may or may not be deemed relia...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
 On this MEMORIAL DAY, May 25th, everyone is invited to the Auburn Mayor's Memorial Day BREAKFAST at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. This traditioanl event, now in its 11th year, honors our country's servicemen---the REAL American Idols...the unsung heroes who fought unflinchingly for our freedoms, the soldiers who sacrificed their lives, and the veterans who carry on the legacy with their lives, contributing their voice of remembrance and reason to their communities. Tickets can be purchased for $20 each.  All proceeds will be contributed to the Auburn Veteran's Memorial fund. Following the breakfast that begins at 10:00 a.m., everyone is invited to attend a wreath ceremony at the Auburn Veteran's Memorial Monument, located at the corner of Ross and Glenn Av...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
I attended the recent Commencement exercise of Auburn University graduates, as it included my daughter. The Commencement Address was given by former pro athlete and an AU alumnus, Vincent "BO" Jackson. It was a touching moment when he had all of the graduates stand, look towards where their family might be sitting in the bleachers, and say "THANK YOU" to their moms. The graduation also happend to be on Mother's Day weekend.As for my daughter, I couldn't be more proud of this young woman's perseverence, fortitude and poetic heart of worldly compassion. As any parent knows that has attended a college graduation, it's a moving on for you, too, as you witness your child moving into yet a larger realm of challenges and opportunities. While her college diploma can hold a matter-of-factness, t...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
PAWS on SATURDAY, MAY 16th, from 9:00 - noon, and visit the Lee County Humane Society's PUPPY ADOPTION EXTRAVAGANZA. This fun-filled event is a wonderful opportunity for puppies looking for people with a home to share. Many litters of puppies that are otherwise going to spend the summer months at the shelter, get to receive special attention on this day...and some lucky dog just might notice you and you will get that feeling of PUPPY LOVE.     The Humane Society plans to have kennels all set up outside, and will have adoption counseling sessions ongoing. If you have been thinking about adopting a dog, bring along these 3 documents: 1.  A copy of your current pet(s) vaccination records 2. A copy of your lease or proof that a pet will be allowed (if you are renting) 3.  A driver's license...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
  Just wanted to share a neighborhhod that may appeal to those looking for a more mature group of residents.  Whether you are new to the Auburn, Alabama area or just moving within the city you may want to consider what Homewood Subdivision has to offer.  For details on the neighborhood please visit their website below: http://www.homewoodsubdivison.webs.com/    
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
It’s a bright and beautiful clear sky in Auburn, today, but come sunset (7:19 p.m.), stargazers will gather at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest for a STAR PARTY. The event, which is normally scheduled on weekends that coincide with the new moon, is organized by the Auburn Astronomical Society and the staff of the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve.  Whether you are a serious astronomer or a simple stargazer--- or just looking for something really interesting to do this evening, there is fascination and fun for everyone (although not recommended for children under 5.). Jennifer Lolley, Administrator of the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve in Auburn, tells us that this evening’s program will include a brief presentation ‘on stars, planets and telescopes, a space movie, c...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
It's been nearly 40 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, it was established as a time for communities the world over, to recognize our deeper responsibility by minding our ways in caring for our natural resources. It was intended as a global reminder that The Earth is, essentially, our home... so let's all pitch in and do our part to promote clean and economical uses of energy and preserve our irreplaceable, natural resources. I don't think it's enough to simply think about recycling trash. It might be more to think about the freedoms we have here in this country to make the choices and make a difference--- even to the point of recycling some of our habitual ways of thinking. While recycling office equipment, plastics, glass and pape...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
 The following report is calculated by the Alabama Center of Real Estate. This report, along with more detailed information, can be found on their website: http://arerec.cba.ua.edu/  Are you considering a move into or out of Lee County Alabama? If you would like to receive these monthly reports, emailed directly to you, along with other local area information, feel free to contact me with a request.           LEE COUNTY HOUSING STATISTICS February 2009 and February 2008 Active in Alabama, Mara Hawks, REALTOR with FIRST REALTY of Auburn, AL, #1 Real Estate Team in Lee County, THE LEADER in professional real estate services in Auburn, Opelika & Lee County for over 3 decades! Committed to INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE. CLICK ON CART TO SHOP FOR HOMES IN AUBURN-OPELIKA, ALABAMA Disclaimer:...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
The founding purpose of International Kiwanis Clubs is to serve the needs of children around the world. “ONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” is not only a belief, but a practice in providing opportunities to help and care. Kiwanians are passionate about encouraging The Golden Rule and promoting their works of goodwill with the highest of social and professional standards.  Their selfless efforts continue to sustain and strengthen our communities.  Your participation reaches much farther than the purchase of a plant. If you haven’t already stopped by, they are set up on the northwest corner of Opelika Road and University Drive, across from the mall. The local division here in Lee County, covers Auburn, Opelika and Phenix City and surrounding areas. For more info on Kiwanis Club in Lee County, vis...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
    Be a part of the 2009 Arbor Day Tree Giveaway scheduled for March 7, 2009.  During this time the City of Auburn Tree Commission's annual Arbor Day Celebration is scheduled to take place from 9 am. - noon at  Kroger on Dean Road, Wal-Mart on South College Street, and the Corner Market on Martin Luther King Jr Drive/Highway 14.  During this time, members of the Tree Commission will distribute Shumard Oak and Dogwood seedlings to citizens free of charge while supplies last at these locations. Planting instructions will be included with the seedlings. The Auburn Tree Commission is a citizen group which advises the City on proper tree care and planting, and is committed to the growth and preservation of the urban tree canopy. For more information, please contact the City of Auburn Parks ...
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
When what to my wondering eyes did appear... A SNOWFALL is a rare occurance in this part of the south. Being a native northerner, it was like waking up to a surprise holiday with beautiful, snowy views of Auburn-Opelika. I headed out with my camera at 6:30 a.m. to take in the magic of A WINTER DAY in Auburn! CLICK HERE for SNOWY SLIDESHOW of Auburn-Opelika, AL on March 1, 2009  CLICK HERE to see SNOWMEN of ALABAMA!   © Copyright 2009 - This posting and the contents written here, except where noted, are the property of Mara Hawks, All Rights Reserved Active in Alabama, Mara Hawks, REALTOR with FIRST REALTY of Auburn, AL, #1 Real Estate Team in Lee County, THE LEADER in professional real estate services in Auburn, Opelika & Lee County for over 3 decades! Committed to INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Senator Richard Shelby will be visiting Auburn, Alabama on Tuesday, February 17th at 4:30 pm.  The meeting will take place at the Auburn City Council Chambers located at 141 North Ross Street.  The meeting is open to the public.  At this time, residents may ask the Senator any questions they have for him as well as listen to his upcoming agenda.  What a great way to be a part of the community and learn what our Senator is doing for us.  For more information, contact the Office of the City Manager at 501-7260
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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
The following report is calculated by the Alabama Center of Real Estate. This report, along with more detailed information, can be found on their website: http://arerec.cba.ua.edu/  Are you considering a move into or out of Lee County Alabama? If you would like to receive these monthly reports, emailed directly to you, along with other local area information, feel free to contact me with a request.           Active in Alabama, Mara Hawks, REALTOR with FIRST REALTY of Auburn, AL, #1 Real Estate Team in Lee County, THE LEADER in professional real estate services in Auburn, Opelika & Lee County for over 3 decades! Committed to INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE. SEARCH FOR HOMES IN AUBURN-OPELIKA, ALABAMA at www.marahawks.com Disclaimer:  All information provided by this author is not guarant...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Tired of the long lines and lengthly trip to the court house when renewing your vehicle's tag?  Auburn residents may have some relief soon with the new satellite office that is being built in Auburn, Alabama.  Other services to be provided by this office include buying certain licenses, paying property taxes, applying for passports and conducting certain other types of governmental transactions.  The new Satellite office is expected to be completed by Summer 2009.  The new office will be located in Auburn on Mall Blvd. across from the Colonial University Mall and just in front of the Jameson Inn.  The following is an artists rendering of the new building.   To see pictures of the current progress please visit the below website: http://www.leeco.us/index.html
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
 You could be incurring the cost of flood insurance if your property is located on the new flood maps for Lee County, Alabama.  However, if you obtain insurance now as opposed to waiting until February 2010 when the maps are to become effective your rate will be substantially less.  The new maps will double the number of residents from 800 to 1600 that are considered to be in the flood plains.  For detailed information and to see if your property will be listed on the new flood maps for Lee County please visit the city's website at www.auburnalabama.org.  
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