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By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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PAUMEanyone? Did you know that paume, the French work for palm, was a court* game in 12th century France, whereby a ball was volleyed back and forth, using the palm of the hand? As the game grew in polularity, so did the name, which became jeu de paume, and rackets were introduced. This game, beg...

By Chris McDonald
(WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP.)
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The foreclosure process varies in every state and it's imperative that homeowners understand this process. One this is for sure, time is NOT on your side. But, an educated consumer is always an informed consumer who can make a "good" decision based on facts. Learn everything you can because this ...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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As Auburn continues to grow its population and expand its city limits, the north section is seeing a good measure of exciting developments. 2007 saw the long-awaited completion of Richland Road (August), whereby a narrow, low access road was transformed into a 35-foot wide city street, with curbs...

By Jay Knorr, Auburn Al Properties
(Prudential Preferred Real Estate)
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My son has been enrolled at the Auburn Academy of Martial Arts for a few months now. Wow! What an improvement. You can see the confidence in his face, his walk, his talk, and his general persona. It is a Tae Kwon Do school which is a Korean form of karate. I love this logo!Tae kwon do is more on ...

By Chris McDonald
(WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP.)
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Monday's bond market has opened in negative territory following early stock gains and stronger than expected housing news. The Dow is currently up 94 points while the Nasdaq has gained 15 points. The bond market is currently down 18/32, which will likely push this morning's mortgage rates higher...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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The JULE COLLINS SMITH MUSEUM opened in Auburn in 2003. The modern architectural style proclaims a 40,000 square foot building. I get motivated to visit because I also like their gift shop and delicious menu and urban ambiance at the cafe, seating you alongside a wall of windows, bordering the te...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Great news for those traveling from the Auburn - Opelika area by plane.  Plans have started to make dramatic improvements to the Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts airport. The terminal was built in 1950, and is  currently experiencing peeling paint and chronic leaks. "We've got great use out of it...

By Chris McDonald
(WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP.)
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There are only three economic reports worth watching this week that are likely to affect mortgage rates. Two of them are scheduled for release the same day, meaning we may see a relatively calm week for mortgage rates. The financial markets are closed tomorrow in observance of the President's Day...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Just wanted to share the following information with parents of school aged children.  The Jule Collins Smith Museum offers tours for school groups.  For those interested, please email the museum at JCSMtours@auburn.edu or call the tour scheduler at (334) 844-3486.  I have taken my daughter to as ...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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Call me for more info or to set up a free consultation for a beautiful, customized home in Auburn. The is something new and very exciting in Auburn. Let me tell you about the development and the master plan. This is where I want to be living! (c) Copyright of photos and content, 2008. Mara Hawks,...

By Chris McDonald
(WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP.)
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The letter, issued Wednesday, reiterates concerns about the terms of the deal that the Cayman Island-based hedge fund expressed Feb. 1. Run by former UBS trader Jon Wood, SRM claims that the book value for Countrywide, as of December, was around $20 a share. In January, Bank of America agreed to ...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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Finding a good hairdresser is one of the top transitional moments for many women moving to a new area. The search can be downright agonizing (AND time & cost consuming) if you go it alone. Like all good services, A REFERRAL can put your mind at ease and alter your outlook. In Auburn, the VOGUE AN...

By Chris McDonald
(WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP.)
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Float or Lock" (edit/delete) There is no relevant economic news scheduled for release today or tomorrow. There are only four pieces of economic data scheduled to be posted the rest of the week along with an after-hours congressional testimony by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The first report comes e...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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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, ...

By Chris McDonald
(WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP.)
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Out of the office today. Please email @ chris.mcdonald@hometownlendersllc.com or call my cell @ 770-757-6481 if you need my immediate attention.  Have a Great Day!!!

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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www. Forbes.com has named the Auburn-Opelika metro area as one of the 6th fastest growing small metro areas in the nation this week.According to the U.S. Census (http://www.census.gov/), Auburn's 2006 estimated population was 51,906, and Opelika's was 24,563. The total 2006 population estimate fo...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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  Traditionally, the naming of land has always been of great importance to its people, since it bears some recollection of the legacy or story behind it.  THE COTSWOLDS in Auburn, Alabama is so named as the Development aspires to recreate an authentic ambiance, inspired by countryside on the outs...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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http://www.forbes.com/2008/01/30/economy-cities-alabama-biz-cx_bw_0130econcities_slide_17.html?thisSpeed=25000 If the thought has even crossed your mind ONCE in recent months to move to the South, specifically the Auburn-Opelika area, NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO MOVE! The area is growing &  developing...

By Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
(First Realty Auburn )
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Telling stories or listening to others' tales, we come to know the varied shapes of experience, and grow rich in our own perspective. Chilly winter evenings are wonderful times for storytelling, especially for children. And for a child who might, on occasion, not be very interested in listening t...

By Chris McDonald
(WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP.)
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Hey mortgage industry, fear not... pricing gets better. The first FOMC meeting of the year has adjourned with news of another cut to key short-term interest rates. In addition to last week's surprise .750 reduction, the Fed dropped them another .50 of a discount point at this meeting. The move di...

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