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A review of real estate market conditions and postings of general interest to buyers, sellers, investors and property owners along the Alabama Gulf Coast including Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan
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Cary Jobe for The New York Times ON THE WATER The marina at the Wharf, a development of condos, stores and restaurants in Orange Beach, Ala. By JOE SAMUEL STARNES Published: December 23, 2008 DEBBIE AND BROCK HATTOX started their hunt for a second home with two conditions. “He wanted to play golf...
12/29/2008
Local lenders hope low rates spur buyers Sunday, December 21, 2008 By KATHY JUMPER Real Estate Editor How low can they go? Mortgage lenders hope the answer is low enough to spur potential home buyers to get off the fence and buy. The 4.5 to 5 percent rates are "mighty good," said Ken Cramton, vic...
12/21/2008
By Tinsley Myrick, RE/MAX of Orange Beach, December 17, 2008 After a very busy and active real estate year in 2008, it's been a little quiet on the Alabama Gulf Coast for the last couple of months.  We don't anticipate this to last long.  In the meantime, Scott and I have taken advantage of the d...
12/17/2008
Fishermen report orcas galore in Gulf of Mexico Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico are understandably excited by a recent sighting of what may have been a "superpod" of more than 200 killer whales - all swimming relatively close together and apparently fishing for tuna. Up until the sighting earlier...
12/16/2008
Staging offers edge for sellers Sunday, October 12, 2008 By KATHY JUMPER Real Estate Editor Angela Blankinchip took a vacant house that had been on the market for nine months and turned it into an attractive, furnished home that brought an offer three days later. The house sold for list price two...
10/13/2008
Developers ditch condos, ride commercial Waves Gulf Shores businessmen whose project is one of nine with extensions expiring in October opt to build shopping center instead Sunday, September 28, 2008 By KATHY JUMPER Real Estate Editor Three Gulf Shores businessmen dropped plans to develop 67 cond...
09/28/2008
Gulf State Park officials seek to dredge lakes, sink reefs Monday, September 08, 2008 By RYAN DEZEMBER Staff Reporter GULF SHORES - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on proposals from state officials to dredge parts of Shelby and Middle lakes as well as to turn Gulf State P...
09/08/2008
The following is a list of "Bank Owned" condos showing active in our local MLS.  The following condos are either direct Gulf front or across the street from the beach.  If you are interested in owning a beach front condo in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama, send me an email at scottmyrick@yah...
09/02/2008
Local condo boards hold their own in foreclosure crisis Sunday, August 31, 2008 By KATHY JUMPER Real Estate Editor Foreclosures haven't hit local condominium associations as much as their peers in some states, but that may change as new assessments are sent out to help pay for insurance. Condo fo...
09/02/2008
Key beach investor Jim Mattei: 'I like finding the next idea' When local developers couldn't keep up the payments on a $100 million financing package for 15.8 acres of beachfront in Orange Beach, the largest lender, Jim Mattei, ended up with 5 acres in the middle of the property. "I had no intent...
08/24/2008
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