Opelika, AL Real Estate News

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Five Ways to Discourage BurglarsThere’s more you can do to discourage burglars than an alarm system when you’re away. Burglars look for easy targets, where they can get in and out quickly. They pick a house and watch it to learn your comings and goings and for signs that you’re gone. So what can you do? Make it harder for burglars.Smart Phone Security. Make cameras visible and install them in more places than the front door. You can access your security cameras anytime, anywhere and get alerts when visitors are detected. You can store video clips and recorded audio to the cloud.Neighbors. Meet your neighbors and exchange numbers. Watch their homes when they’re gone and ask them to watch yours for any suspicious activity. Have your neighbor pick up mail, flyers on your door or packages l...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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National Good Neighbors Day- Community Starts at HomeIt’s National Good Neighbors Day. Sounds like reason enough for a backyard BBQ.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Best Places to Raise a FamilyGetting ready for a move? Be sure to look up commute times; healthcare and fitness; public transportation; housing costs; and job growth. Then contact me with any questions so I can assist you in the moving process to make it as seamless and stress-free as possible!Did you know that the average American family moves approximately once every five years? According to MoveBuddha.com, about 15.3 million American households move each year. Most families (40.2%) relocated less than 50 miles from their old home, but 24.7% moved 500 miles or more and 10% moved out of state, according to VerifiedMovers.com.Families move for many reasons, such as wanting a better home; new job or job transfer; finding a cheaper home; buying a first home; to be closer to schools or wor...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Floral Dog Park in Opelika, AL is a really nice place to take your dog to play with other dogs. It is also a great place to meet really nice people. The Floral Dog Park has 2 fenced in areas. One area is for small dogs and the other area is for larger dogs.  Floral Park is one of my dog's favorite places to go. He loves to run and play off-leash which is a great outlet for his overabundant energy.  Location is 600 Floral Street in Opelika, AL.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Rocky Brook Creek in Opelika, AL meanders through  beautiful Opelika Municipal city park making it a perfect picnic destination. The park contains both a shelter and a gazebo with picnic tables. 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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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The Calhoun Tennis Center in Opelika, AL features: Eight hard surfaced courts Four clay courts One pickleball court A state-of-the-art tennis center These well-maintained, lighted courts are surrounded by a tranquil valley of whispering trees and a white water, flat rock creek.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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Miles Thomas Field in Opelika, AL is used for playing soccer. For more information please visit the Opelika Parks and Recreation website.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Caroline Dean Wildflower Trail (CDWT) started as a walking path in 2008 with access from Park Road through the Salem Shotwell Covered Bridge. The figure 8 shaped trail was constructed to honor Ms. Caroline Dean, an Opelika resident. In 2008, she received a National Wetlands Award for advocating for and educating others about native flora and wildflowers in the Southeastern U.S., especially those found in wetlands.The lower part of the trail is a garden filled with native azaleas, Carolina jasmine, Christmas fern, and savannah holly. Native azaleas were transplanted from Ms. Dean’s personal garden and bloom during the months of March, April, and May. Over the years, many groups and individuals have continued to donate native azaleas, oak leaf hydrangea, native ferns, crane flower orc...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Rocky Brook Rocket TrainA vintage miniature train that has been running since July 1955. It's in the "Monkey Park" Municipal Park of Opelika. The park is so named because they used to have caged spider monkeys for the kids to feed until 1981.For historic pictures and more information about the Rocky Brook Rocket please click here.More pictures may also be found on my website listed below.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Salem-Shotwell Covered BridgeThe Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, also known as the Pea Ridge Covered Bridge, is a locally owned wooden covered bridge that spans Rocky Brook in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is located halfway down Park Road at Opelika Municipal Park, which is off North 5th Street in the city of Opelika.During its time over Wacoochee Creek, the Salem-Shotwell Covered bridge is said to be haunted by children that were killing in a car accident. The original bridge was the site of the tragedy when a woman and her two children were crossing it in a car and the bridge collapsed. All three people were killed. Urban legend has it that if you put candy on the edge of it at night, by the light of your car headlights you will see the ghost children come to collect it.Many ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Opelika Municipal Park is such a wonderful park and I have been so lucky to enjoy it for years. When my daughter was younger I would take her to play there quite often. They keep the park up to date and in great condition. It is the perfect spot for the whole family to enjoy.Amenities Rocky Brook Rocket Vintage Train Shelter Gazebo Picnic tables Playgrounds Restrooms  The Rocky Brook Rocket is a train that is so much fun. To learn about the history of the Rocky Brook Rocket click here.The Summer Swing Concerts also take place as this lovely park. Another great event for the entire family to enjoy.More pictures may be found on my website.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale i...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Happy Labor Day!Whether you celebrate #LaborDay or #LabourDay, today we honor those who help build the houses we call 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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
I visited the Botanic today and it was so amazing. I had the Spinach and Feta Cheese Turnover and purchased some Strawberry Blood Orange Marmalade and they were both absolutely delicious. I visited the gardens, garden shop and market and they’re all so fabulous. I plan to go to The Grille on my next visit. Everyone was so friendly and they even had someone to pick you up in the golf cart and take you right to the door. Even enjoyed seeing some roosters. Highly recommend. Bless visit my website for more pictures. #botanic #gardens #gourmetfoodBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Best Realtors in Auburn, Best Realtors in Opelika, Shop Opelika, Shop Localhttps://auburnopelikaalrealestate.com/the-botanic-in-opelika-al/
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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Friendship Month- Hello. Hola. Bonjour. Guten Tag.The month reminds us why friendships are so important — they are the source of joy, companionship, and love.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthToday and every day, we support the Sunshine Kids foundation – a foundation committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for children with cancer.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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Check out the latest real estat news letter to include the following information: Best Places to Raise a Family How NIMBYism Stunts Housing Growth  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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 2022 European Summer Market Report - GreeceI am delighted to share with you Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 2022 European Summer Market Report, which features fascinating insights on each market across the European network. In the report, we explore trends and topics shaping the markets in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.As much of the world enjoys a much-needed vacation in beautiful destinations throughout Europe, Christy Budnick, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, spoke with leaders from our Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and United Kingdom companies to discover more about the emerging trends shaping their respective markets and what experts forecast for the remainder of the year.To read the report, click here.And if you hav...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Real estate and home services counsel - it's what I do.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 Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Don’t Let Them Bug YouThis time of the year is typically the hottest, making it an ideal time to be outside for fresh air and sunshine, but mosquitoes and other flying biting stinging insects can take the fun out of it. You want to enjoy your outdoor spaces, so what can you do? Here are some fun facts and tips about these pestsIn studying how wind affects mosquitoes, researchers found that mosquitoes are attracted to carbon monoxide which humans and pets emit. When you turn on a fan to blow on you, it disperses the concentration of carbon monoxide, which is why fans are such a good deterrent for mosquitoes.Male mosquitoes like nectar, not humans, but the females seek blood to nourish their eggs, using receptors and vision for cues such as body heat, perspiration and skin odor to find a ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Surprising Features Homebuyers Want in 2022It's easy to assume that you know what increases the value of a home. Many popular features aren’t what home sellers may think.Virtual interior designer/home stager Stuccco.com compiled a wish list from numerous online sources that experts say homebuyers want in 2022. Many popular features aren’t what home sellers may think. Before you upgrade your home to sell, consider these top five homebuyer preferences: Laundry rooms  Exterior lighting  Ceiling fans  Patios   Walk-in pantries  Laundry rooms. Homebuyers don’t want to go down to the basement to do laundry, so make room somewhere on the first floor. Include a built-in table for sorting, room for a steamer and drip-dry area.Well-lit outdoor living spaces. Homebuyers want exterior lighting (87%...
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