Understanding Commercial Real Estate: What Do You Need to Know?

Most people think of real estate as either commercial or residential. Within commercial real estate, there are several different types. Each is distinct and serves varying purposes in any given community. So, it is important to understand the different types of commercial real estate and what they include as well as important things to consider when investing in commercial real estate. At Talons Commercial, we are passionate about seeing the community around us flourish and thrive, and we pride ourselves on our relationships with local businesses and being a part of these unique transactions.

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Not Only a Realtor, But A Friend: How Talons Group Cares for Its Customers Through Community

Buying a home can prove to be a very difficult process with many hoops to jump through. However, this process can be made smoother with the right realtor as your partner.

At Talons Group, we pride ourselves in having realtors who are not only exceptional at their jobs, but strive to make and keep connections with each and every one of their clients. We are a team who loves the Auburn area as much as you do, and we are incredibly passionate about helping you build a community here.

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What is FSBO? Should you consider it?

FSBO stands for “For Sale By Owner,” and it is a method of selling your home without the aid of a real estate agent. The main idea behind FSBO is that by selling the home by yourself, you save the 6% that would otherwise be given to the real estate agent as commission. This percentage can add a decent amount in savings. While this extra bit of money is what usually entices people into FSBO, most homeowners that pursue FSBO do not end up saving any money. Rougnly 10% of FSBO sellers are successful at selling their homes at all.

Before you consider listing your home as FSBO or purchase a home that is listed as FSBO, there are a number of considerations we, at The Talons Group, believe you should take into consideration.

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Homeowners’ Associations: What are they and What do they do?

There are several factors that influence the decision of buying or renting a home that should be carefully considered. Setting a budget, selecting a location, and choosing the size of your home usually takes precedence over smaller considerations like the home’s aesthetic and finishes. A component that is not often fully considered is the Homeowners’ Association, but ignoring the organization’s regulations in your decision-making process could have a negative impact.

At The Talons Group, we understand that purchasing a new home can be a long and stressful process which is why we want to make it as easy as possible. Our professional realtors are available to answer your questions and assist you in the home buying process. In an effort to make this process easier, we have provided an overview of a Homeowners’ Association, its purpose, and some advantages and disadvantages of joining one.

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Why the Auburn/Opelika Area is a Great Place to Start a Family

Auburn and Opelika are small towns that have a big city feel. Both downtown Auburn and downtown Opelika are always buzzing with things to do. Downtown Opelika has a rustic feel but a rich nightlife with several breweries, restaurants, local shops, and venues. Similarly, downtown Auburn is bustling with local boutiques, restaurants, and bars. These two cities are perfect for families who want to live in an active town without the overwhelming size of a huge city.

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