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9 Reasons to Buy a New Construction Home in Auburn, AL

Today, many Alabama home buyers who want to escape the hustle-and-bustle of busy metropolitan areas are finding Auburn, Alabama to be a welcome alternative. Located just 60 miles from Montgomery, Auburn is a thriving college town, home to Auburn University, offers plenty of things to do and is a great value for the money. Lowder…

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New Home Buyers Guide to Auburn University

Auburn University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Alabama, with an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students each year. Considering Auburn has a population of only 65,000, it stands to reason that affordable housing is a commodity here. If you’re relocating to take a job at the university as a professor,…

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What to Expect When Relocating to Maxwell AFB

If you’re planning a military relocation to Alabama’s River Region, it may help to learn a little bit about the area and how to prepare. Here’s what you can expect when relocating to Montgomery, Alabama and Maxwell AFB. Welcome to Montgomery, Alabama As the state capital of Alabama, Montgomery is home to just over 200,000…

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What to Know Before Buying a New Construction Home

These days, rather than scope out existing homes with a real estate agent, many veteran homeowners and first-time home buyers alike prefer buying new construction homes directly from a builder like Lowder New Homes. That said, the home buying process is a bit different with a new construction home than with an existing resale home….

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Alabama Real Estate Market Remains Strong in Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. in the early part of 2020, it sent a wave of uncertainty across the country. With entire states going into lockdowns, the economy grinding to a halt, and millions of people thrown temporarily out of work, many people wondered what impact the pandemic would have on the real…

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Grand National Golf Course, Opelika, Alabama

What to Do in Opelika, Alabama — The Locals’ Guide

Located just 15 minutes northeast of Auburn, the growing city of Opelika, Alabama is home to approximately 30,000 people, offering a unique blend of historic charm, modern convenience, forward thinking, and southern hospitality. At Lowder New Homes, we understand the challenges involved with settling into a new community, especially figuring out what to do with…

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Auburn University in Auburn, Alabam

What to Do in Auburn, Alabama — The Locals’ Guide

Whenever you move to a new town or city, it naturally takes some time to learn your way around. What is there to enjoy when you’re off work? Where do you go for a day of fun with the family? Where can you go for cultural inspiration or to enjoy the outdoors? At Lowder New…

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Downtown Opelika Historic District

5 Tips for Finding Opelika Homes for Sale

Located in eastern Alabama, the community of Opelika offers residents a laid-back, small-town alternative to the neighboring city of Auburn. With a gorgeous historic downtown, state-of-the-art schools and loads of green space, there is plenty to love about Opelika — which is why so many people are seeking to make a home here. But even…

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How to Prepare Finances for Buying an Alabama Home

Once you have found your dream, new home construction, and have put in an offer, the last thing you want is the disappointment of having the lender deny your loan application. Buying a new construction home is not only a huge investment — it’s also a complex financial transaction. You can streamline the process and…

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Farmhouse-style Homes for Sale in Auburn, Alabama

As one of the fastest-growing communities in the south, the city of Auburn, Alabama is known among homebuyers for having the perfect blend of modern conveniences, small-town charm, and laid-back country living. As new neighborhoods spring up around the area, Lowder New Homes and other area builders are taking their cue from Auburn’s rural feel…

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