Opelika, AL Real Estate News

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Happy Halloween!For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area and to experience the magic of this charming town please contact me at (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you find the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.BerkshireHathawayHomeServicesPreferredRealEstate
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Welcome to Opelika, AL! Are you planning to relocate to the Opelika, AL area soon?    You should find all the resources and information needed if you are in the process of buying or selling a home Opelika, Alabama area.  If you are looking for a small town with big city amenities then look no further.  You will find some of the world’s finest golf courses, award winning schools,  and SEC football.   I am thrilled you are interested in joining this vibrant community. Opelika is admired for it’s rich culture and history that are carefully preserved and intertwined with a hip lifestyle that appeals to both newcomers and locals. Individuals, families and businesses find that Opelika is the ideal community. Our residents enjoy an unparalleled quality of life, while our economy and employment...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Relocation Guide Internet & Cable Service Opelika Power Services (334) 705-5570 Motor Vehicle Driver's License – (334) 742-9986 New Resident Vehicle Registration – (334) 737-3655 Tags - Vehicle tags are paid for and issued at the time you register. Automobile Insurance - Motorists are required to carry liability insurance on each motor vehicle. Local Phone Service Opelika Power Services - (334) 705-5570 AT&T -  1-888-757-6500 (residential); 1-866-620-6000 (business) Earthlink - 1-800-239-3000  Charter Communications - 1-877-728-3121 Social Security Administration (334) 745-7052 Utilities Electric Opelika Power Services– (334) 705-5570 Alabama Power 1-800-245-2244 (residential); 1-800-430-5787 (business) Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative (TREC) – (334) 864-9331 Gas - Alagasco – (334...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
If buying a home in Auburn or Opelika is one of your resolutions for the new year, you’ll need to make sure that your credit is in good shape. Since the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates more than once in 2017, mortgage rates may climb. Having an excellent credit score can work in your favor. But having a bad credit score could keep you from buying a house. As you navigate the home-buying process, here are some common mistakes that may keep you from buying a house in Auburn or buying a house in Opelika.Credit Mistakes That May Keep You From Buying a Home in Auburn - OpelikaFor all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you buy the home of your ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Are you planning on selling your house in Auburn or selling your home in Opelika this Spring?  Home sales tend to rise when the weather warms up. That’s good news for anyone who wants to sell a home. But before you put your house on the market, you may need to add some tasks to your to-do list. Giving your house a facelift may be necessary if you want an edge over the competition. Here are six ways to prepare your home for the spring buying season.Ways to Prepare Your Auburn - Opelika Home for the Spring Buying SeasonFor all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you buy the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.  Search for Auburn homes for ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Do you have a house in Auburn or Opelika and are wondering how to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter?  Once the weather turns crisp, before homeowners cozy up to their fireplaces or under their goose-down duvets, there’s something critical they need to tend to first outside: their home’s pipes. Learning how to keep pipes from freezing is one of those essential homeowner skills you definitely don’t want to overlook.Why? Because when water freezes, it expands, which can cause pipes to burst—flooding your basement, ruining your drywall, and costing thousands of dollars in repairs. In fact, the Hartford Insurance Co. reports that the average claim for damage from a frozen pipe is a whopping $18,000, according to its analysis of five years of winter claims data.How to Keep Pipes Fr...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Would you like to stage your home in Auburn or home in Opelika to look more like the store displays?  If so, a good starting place would be to begin staging in  your bedroom. You sleep on your bed every single night, so it’s about time you give it the attention it deserves. You probably have the essentials you’ve used for years: satisfactory blankets, decent pillows, sheets that are perfectly fine. But what if your bed could actually become the sleeping space of your dreams? These Tricks Will Make Your Bed Look Like A Dreamy Store Display For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you buy the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.  Search...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Are you hoping to save money on your Auburn home energy bills during the winter months?  With winter in full bloom, the days getting darker, and the holidays on the way, you’re probably blowing up your energy bill. There are a few simple things you can do to cut that bill down to size. The ideas here are pretty simple, but implementing them can save you a bundle on your bills:Save Money On Your Energy Bill With These Simple Changes Around the HouseFor all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you buy the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.  Search for Auburn homes for sale or Search for Opelika homes for sale here.
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Another year is upon us, and that means out with the old and in with the new — for everything! New trends overtake the old ones for fashion, cars, interior design, and of course kitchen decorating. Last year saw a lot of Pinterest worthy trends that really dominated: lots of dark wood surfaces in the kitchen, copper toned accents throughout, and granite countertops for miles. But 2016 is almost over, and as we say goodbye to year, we also say goodbye to the farmhouse kitchen look, the wide open floor plan kitchen layout, and every single one of those glossy backsplash tiles that look as if they’d be more at home on the walls of a subway station in New York City. Goodbye to all of that!Five Kitchen Decorating Trends to Look for 2017For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
The Village at Hamilton Lakes is a golf course community located in the Auburn - Opelika, AL area.  It is an age-targeted community tailored to the active adult lifestyle. On a pennisula surrounding by the prestigious and private Saugahatchee County Club will sit a forty-eight home development. A variety of floor plans and custom finishes, such as main living, are available to accomodate those that are accustomed to a comfortable, luxurious lifestyle.  Homesite will include waterfront, golf course and interior locations. Residents will enjoy 12 months of membership to the Saugahatchee County Club. Amenities include golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining, boating, fishing and much more. Located at 3300 Stonybrook Road, Opelika, AL.For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika ...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
If you are looking for something exciting to do for Christmas in the Opelika AL area you will want to be sure to take part in the Opelika Victorian Front Porch Tour.  Opelika's Northside Historic District is celebrating Christmas like it's 1899! For five days in early December, 60 historic homes in downtown Opelika are transformed into a colorful, nostalgic reminder of Christmas from a simpler era. The event is a self driving tour except for Saturday night when the streets are closed for visitors to stroll through the neighborhood. The admission to this spectacular production is free.2016 Christmas Tour - December 7, 2016 through December 11, 2016 2016 ScheduleWebsite For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSe...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Date: December 10th, 2016Time: 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Vivian AnthonyCoordinator 334-745-4861  Downtown Opelika South 9th Street , Avenue B Opelika, AL 36801   Downtown Opelika will be buzzing with excitement on December 10, kicking off the holiday's with the Annual Christmas Parade and Grand Marshal: Dr. Don Roberts. Theme: A Magical Christmas December 10, 2016 For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you buy the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.  Search for Auburn homes for sale or Search for Opelika homes for sale here.
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Are you planning to visit the Auburn - Opelika area and are looking for some fun and enjoyable things to do?  If so, you will want to make sure you add the Robert Trent Jones Grand National golf Trail to your list.  Robert Trent Jones  said this trail was the “single greatest site for a golf course” he had ever seen. It is recognized by writers, designers, and players from around the world, Grand National has received accolades for everything from the “world’s prettiest hole” to the “world’s best public course.” Featuring 54 lake-hugging holes open 364 days a year, try your luck at the championship Lakes or Links course, or if you’re pressed for time, 18 holes of one-shotters on the Short Course will still make your heart go pitter-pat.For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Ope...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Date: December 4th - December 31st, 2016Time: 4:30 PM until 10:00 PMJan GunterCommunity RelationsP: 334.705.5136Camelot WayOpelika, AL 36801   The magic of Christmas comes alive throughout Camelot with the many large Christmas Cards, painted under art teacher, Roslyn Stern, by Opelika High art students. The neighborhood lights are adorned with lighted wreaths and all the houses are decorated with the wonders of Christmas. This drive-through event begins at sundown. For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you buy the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.  Search for Auburn homes for sale or Search for Opelika homes for sale here.
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Do you own your home in Auburn or Opelika? Thanks to rising home prices, home owners are getting richer, a new study says. The amount of homeowner equity has doubled in the last five years, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index and HPI Forecast for September 2016."Home equity wealth has doubled during the last five years to $13 trillion, largely because of the recovery in home prices," says Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. "Nationwide during the past year, the average gain in housing wealth was about $11,000 per home owner, but with wide geographic variation."Original ArticleFor all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you bu...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Date: October 22nd, 2016Time: 2:00 PM until 12:00 AM  **Games (Can goods will act as ticket for your participation. All can goods received will go to the food bank of east alabama!)**Kids Corner (Featuring Amy Briggs who also hosted the popular kids corner @ concourse south!)**Blue Ribbon pie contest (Look for the sign up-sheet at the brewery!)**Pumpkin Carving**and so much more! Then as the night falls our costume party will begin! Party starts at 8. No cover to attend but costumes are encouraged since there will be a costume contest and the winner will be invited to join our Mug Club! Music will be provided by Dauphin Boys -- featuring members of Space Kadet! Whether it be day, night, or all day we are sure everyone will be fallin' into fun! go to website »P: 334.737.5409 go tofaceboo...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
On Saturday, October 8, the East Alabama Medical Center Foundation announces the 12th Annual Think Pink Walk will take place at Courthouse Square in downtown Opelika.Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the start of the walk at 9:30 a.m. The walk is one mile.The funds raised will benefit women in our community through the EAMC Breast Health for Underserved Women program. The registration fee is $15 for pre-registration or $20 for day of event registration.The deadline for pre-registration and guaranteed shirt size is Monday, October 3.For more information or to register, call Karen Calton at (334) 528-4370 or visit http://www.eamcfoundation.org/NewsEvents.Date: October 8th, 2016Time: 9:30 AMKaren Caltongo to website »P: 334.528.4370About the FoundationSince 1952, East Alabama Medi...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Come join all the fun at the Lee County Fair that is coming to town from Tuesday, September 27th - Saturday, October 1st.  Fair is being held at the Lee County Fair Grounds located at Lafayette Parkway.For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you buy the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.  Search for Auburn homes for sale or Search for Opelika homes for sale here.Lee County Fair
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
If you happen to live or have a property in the rural areas of the Auburn - Opelika area, you should have an idea of how septic tanks and septic systems work.  One way you will know if it is maintained properly is if you don't smell anything unpleasant coming from it. Now there are a number of crucial do's and don't's to live by to ensure your septic tank will last as long as possible and that your septic system works they way it should.   Here they are.Taking Care of Your Septic SystemFor all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area please contact me at  (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you find the home of your dreams or sell your existing home.
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Do you have a home in the Auburn - Opelika area that you'd like to add creative outdoor lighting?  What better way to create a soft ambiance to your outdoor space than with some lighting. Because they come in a variety of options – from path lights to hanging solar lanterns – you won’t have trouble finding the perfect set for your space. Lighting an outdoor space at nighttime will instantly make your get-together a little more festive and will have your guests never wanting to go inside again. To help your outdoor area come alive this summer we’ve found some of the most creative and unique lighting ideas that will dramatically change your space and transform it into the outdoor oasis you’ve always wanted. Create Outdoor Lighting IdeasFor all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opeli...
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