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Alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Shore, Orange Beach, Ft. Morgan, Perdido Key, homes for sale, real estate, resort homes, condominiums, waterfront homes, second home, realtor, real estate agent, relocation, moving, intercoastal highway, beachfront property, foreclosures, short sales, ReMax Paradise, Lance Steffek
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Headlines tell us that foreclosures are dropping, and local real estate agents agree. According to RealtyTrac’s latest report, Alabama saw a 17% drop in foreclosure filings in the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2010. The same report shows that the number of foreclosure fili...
07/22/2011
The Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area is great for many reasons – beach, beautiful gulf waters, and other natural beauty. Another benefit of this location is the opportunity to watch the incredible U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice overhead.  The U.S. Navy Flight Exhibition Team, the Blue Angels, is mad...
07/16/2011
Now that the fire no longer burns in Gulf State Park near Gulf Shores, one of the stories that emerges from the week is that of "saving mama gator and her babies".  During the wildfire a family of alligators took cover in a mud hole while the area around them burned to ash. When Conservation Offi...
07/07/2011
  Remember my GOOD NEWS FLASH about Turquoise Place earlier this spring? "BP inducements have allowed developer Larry Wireman to discount luxurious condominiums on the 13th floor and below to an unheard of $775,000 asking price. The 3 bedroom units originally started at 1.25 million. The BP induc...
06/30/2011
Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd - - it's time to enjoy three fun baseball tournaments in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Alabama USSSA is an active state division of The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA). Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are enthusiastic hosts ...
06/22/2011
It's totally unscientific research, but it does make sense.  In order to "measure" the numbers of tourists enjoying our beaches and hospitality, the tourism leaders count cars in the parking lots.  A check of license plates shows where visitors are from and how far they have traveled to Gulf Shor...
06/16/2011
There are plenty of attractions in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and within an hour's drive this expands to include such notable stops as The National Museum of Naval Aviation.  This museum along with the chance to see The Blue Angels practice over the Naval Air Station Pensacola is a great way t...
06/09/2011
  The 7th annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held June 17-19 at the Foley Sportspark (about 12 miles north of Gulf Shores on Highway 98). The weekend is filled with colorful hot air balloons, music, special events in The Children’s Village, and shows performed by the Disc-Connect...
06/03/2011
Although Memorial Weekend may be the undeclared "first weekend of summer", and brings more visitors and vacationers to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, it is important to remember WHY we have this long weekend to relax and enjoy the events.  Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Mon...
05/25/2011
  In years past, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores may have been the recipients of aid when dealing with the effects of hurricanes or the oil spill.  Residents and visitors alike rallied to come to the aid of Alabama neighbors dealing with the devastation of the April 27 tornadoes. The generosity of p...
05/19/2011
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