Gulf Shores, AL Real Estate News

By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
  Are you wishing that you could just get away? Smell the salty air and nap to the sound of crashing waves? MY BLUE HEAVEN is a beachfront paradise in Gulf Shores/ Fort Morgan Alabama available for vacation rentals year around. My Blue Heaven has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. There are two kings, four sets of fulls, and queen sleeper sofas. You cannot get any closer to the beach than this! We have posted the rates below and you can book the house on our website Http://www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com   Time Period Min. Stay Daily Weekly Monthly Fall/Winter 09/01/08 - 02/28/09 3 Nights $200.00 $1,200.00 $0.00 Spring 03/01/09 - 05/23/09 7 Nights $350.00 $2,500.00 $0.00 Summer 05/24/09 - 08/15/09 7 Nights $475.00 $3,200.00 $0.00   Nightly Rate for other dates: $300.00 N/A N/A
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
For information about the beaches and Vacation Rentals in Fort Morgan Alabama. Please visit our website www.FortMorganVacationRentals.Net Fort Morgan Alabama has some of the most beautiful beaches along the Gulf Coast. If you have stayed in Florida then you know what our beaches look like! The sand is white and the waters are turquoise. Fort Morgan is a hidden jewel among beach lovers. It is still quiet, serene and uncommercialized. There are plenty of local places to stop and eat fresh seafood but the crowds are magically not here! Our website www.FortMorganVacationRentals.Net features information, pictures, and vacation rentals in Fort Morgan Alabama. We have large beach homes and condos for rent in Fort Morgan.   Prickett Properties LLC Fort Morgan Vacation Rentals Fort Morgan Condos...
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By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
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 year-round,” Mrs. Hattox said, “and I wanted to be on some type of water.”  The couple were living in Atlanta when they began their search 10 years ago. They visited many spots, including Hilton Head, S.C., where they had lived in the 1970s, and various waterfront sites in Florida. When Mr. Hattox’s younger brother suggested Gulf Shores, Ala., Mrs. Hattox turned to the map. “I didn’t realize Alabama had a coastline,” she said. She learned that Alabama does in fact have 32 miles of shoreline, th...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Visit our website www.IndiesBeachRentals.com for Indies Condo Rentals and Sales The Indies is a family oriented Beachside Resort in the Fort Morgan area. The deeded beach access is only a couple hundred yards from the condominium plus there is no road to cross to get to the beach! The Indies is renowned for uncrowded beaches and uncommercialized location. It sits at the Tip of the Fort Morgan Peninsula and is encompassed by the gulf and the bay. The balcony features expansive ocean front views while the bay is just across the street. You can even enjoy an evening stroll to Tacky Jacks for a relaxed bay front dinner. Tacky Jacks is located at the Gulf Shores Marina where you can enjoy a fishing charter or launch your own boat for a small fee.   Don't be fooled by the Indies remote locat...
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By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
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, vice president of HMC, Home Mortgage Co., in Fairhope. He said the Federal Reserve appears determined to "drive rates down and bring the housing market back, which will bring the economy back." The Fed last week cut its funds rate from 1 percent to a target range of zero to 0.25 percent and pledged to keep funneling money into the market for mortgage investments. Local and national mortgage brokers reported a surge of calls from borrowers trying to take advantage of the lower rates. Some lenders we...
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Southern Living Travel Reader's Choice Award: "No. 3 Best Beach: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama Readers love this area for its quiet backwaters and powdery white shores." "Best Festival/Fair: No. 7 Annual National Shrimp Festival Gulf Shores, AL October of each year. People come from all over to enjoy this unique festival and taste the flavors of the south with different dishes of seafood along with great entertainment as well as arts and crafts. "Best Family Destination- No. 4 Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama We have something for everyone here. White powdery sand beaches, crystal clear water, fine dining for any taste, shopping, amphitheater, mini golf courses, and of course Golf courses for the pro-golfers to enjoy or the amateur. Come see what we have to offer! Lots of deals on ...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
I know all of the consumers out there are tired of hearing, "now is the time to buy." With all of the doom and gloom in the media, its hard to listen to good reason. If you stop panicking and think rationally, we all know that this truly is the time to buy whether it be in the stock market or real estate market. Repeat after me...."HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF." The downturn will end and the real estate market will go back up as it has done time and time again. It is TIME TO BUY and there are deals galore out there. There are Foreclosures in almost every building in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama. There are some sweet deals that I have talked about in previous posts. I have some amazing deals on my desk as we speak. In fact, there are several foreclosures at the Bella Luna in Orange Be...
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By Steve Shaw, e-PRO, Gulf Region Properties Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Absolute Auction of 30 Condo units – San Carlos condominiums – Gulf Shores, AL Saturday, February 7th, 2009 at 1:00PM New, Never Before Occupied 2, 3, and 4 Bedroom beachfront condos. Penthouse units are available. All have resort style amenities such as on-site fitness center, sauna, and steam room, large gulf front pool, and conference room Please contact us if you need additional information. Our contact information is listed on the right side of the screen.
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties is proud to announce that it has launched a new website, just for the Indies in Fort Morgan! www.IndiesBeachRentals.com We have launched the website in partnership with our main website www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com in an effort to make the vacation rental search and online booking process easy for our customers. www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com will still host information about the Indies and our guests are still able to book the Indies on the main website. www.Indiesbeachrentals.com is an additional website that Prickett Properties has launched for search engine optimization and for ease of use by our customers. We hope you will visit the website and don't forget that we have many specials at the Indies right now. See below! $99 a night at the Indies Beach Resort in Fort Morgan...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
www.IndiesBeachRentals.com $99 a night at the Indies Beach Resort in Fort Morgan/Gulf Shores Al Vacation Rental Condominiums only $99 a night through 2/28/2009!!! This resort has the following features *Beachside (no road to cross to get to the white sandy gulf coast beaches) *Heated Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub *Roof Top Terrace *Marina Across the Street (Boat Parking Available) *Fitness Center *Internet Access $99 a night through 2/28/2009 at the Indies Beach Resort in Fort Morgan. Please visit our website and book online! www.IndiesBeachRentals.com or http://www.gotothegulfcoast.com/complex_details.cfm?ComplexID=33
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you love the beach? Have you always dreamed of having your own vacation home/condo ? Do you love the idea of rentals paying the costs of the dream vacation home/condo ? If you answered yes to any of these questions, now is the time to buy at the beach. Today, I pulled the local MLS hot sheet and was pleasantly surprised to see several beach condos and homes pending. While it was not great news for the sellers (note: prices were very low), it was great news for the buyer. Prickett Properties LLC owns a property management company and has first hand knowledge of what vacation properties are an excellent deal from a cash flow perspective. There ar...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properites LLC is offering 15% off our already "Best Rate Guarantee" for online booking at www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com Book any of our fabulous condos or homes for travel through 1/1/2009 and receive an additional 15% off. Use promotional code "Holiday." Here is a list of some of our fabulous beach condominium resorts that the Holiday Discount applies: Bella Luna, Orange Beach Alabama The Indies, Gulf Shores, Alabama  Marlin Key, Orange Beach Alabama Turquoise Place, Orange Beach Alabama Please visit our website at www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com for more information and online booking  
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Quite often Prickett Properties LLC gets Rave Reviews from our valued guests. We would like to take the opportunity to brag just a little bit by posting some of the reviews about our company and the Indies in Fort Morgan Al :"Thank you so much for a great stay at the Indies! Our family loved the condo and the little red wagon was perfect for our kids. We had spectacular sunsets on the roof top terrace. We will be back next year!"The Blackshear FamilyBirmingham, Al"We really enjoyed spending July 4th at your Indies condo. The condo was well-equipped and beautifully furnished. Tamala and Daniel were professional, friendly and provided lots of great information about the area. Thanks again."The Wilson FamilyFranklin, Tn"We just returned from our stay at your Indies condo and wanted to tak...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Thanksgiving is over but we are still giving Thanks to all our vacationers!!! Prickett Properties is offering 15% off all Holiday stays (valid through 1/1/2009) There are some great places to stay at some killer prices: For Example: The Bella Luna $546.00 total price for 3 nights! (Use promotional code "Holiday") The Indies $485.00 total price for 3 nights! (Use promotional code "Holiday") You can view more properties and information at my website. Online Booking is available at this website! http://www.gotothegulfcoast.com/rentals.cfm
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www.IndiesBeachRentals.com Prickett Properties LLC provides property management services in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, and Orange Beach Alabama. We have a wide range of beachfront, bay front and beachside condominiums as well as homes available for short term vacation rentals. Among those, we are very proud of the Indies Condominiums in Fort Morgan Alabama. The Indies Condominiums is a small condominium complex at the end of the Fort Morgan Peninsula. The Indies condos are beachside and only about 150 yards to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Here is the link to the Indies in Fort Morgan Al vacation rentals www.IndiesBeachRentals.com You ask why stay here when it is only beachside and not beachfront? First of all, these condos have excellent beach views! The condo complex is o...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC, www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com, has recently closed on a construction loan to build a duplex in the Dunes Subdivision in the Fort Morgan Area. The Dunes is a beautiful, beachside neighborhood that is adjacent to Fort Morgan Alabama (Gulf Shores Alabama). The area has so much to offer in that it is not overbuilt, the beaches are wide, and there is easy access to boating for the beach home owners in the Dunes Subdivision. If you want to experience the beach like yester years, this is the place to go. There are no cheezy t-shirt shops and the likely hood of seeing a group of 20 spring breakers in one condo is slim. Fort Morgan is truly a hidden jewel and Prickett Properties LLC has many vacation rentals in the area. The Indies Condominiums are one of the many buildings t...
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By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
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 weeks later, said Blankinchip, owner of the franchise Showhomes-Mobile/Baldwin County. Staging homes to help them sell has become a hot ticket for builders, real estate agents and their clients, especially in the current market slowdown. Homeowners and Realtors are asking how they can we get an edge in the market, according to Jane Ann Lance, owner of Staged Homes of Mobile, who noticed an uptick in activity six months ago. "It's had a lot to do with the media and people's perception of the eco...
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By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
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 condominium units and are rebuilding their retail store bigger and better on 11th Street and W. Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores. Waves shopping center is under construction on 1.6 acres and will open by the end of the year, according to owners Marty Hoffman, his brother Johnny Hoffman, and builder Greg Kennedy. The Hoffmans bought the property in 1996 and operated Waves Groceries & Beach Apparel, as well as a package store, there for a number of years until Hurricane Ivan destroyed the building in 20...
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By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
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 Park's old fishing pier into artificial reefs. The dredge project, according to a Corps of Engineers public notice, is aimed not only at clearing out sand that blew into the lakes during hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, but also at rebuilding Gulf-front dunes. To achieve these twin goals, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has applied to dredge 44,528 cubic yards of sand - nearly 2,800 dump trucks worth - from a 13.8-acre area in the southern part of Lake Shelby. The sand wo...
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By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
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@yahoo.com and I will send you a weekly list including photos and recent comparable closed sales...  You can also visit our website.   MLS # CMPLXNM UNIT # LIST PR     DOM PR/LVG BD BT HB CITY LVG AREA CNDOFEES APXYRBLT      N135536A  Grand Beach Resort 309 $124,900     119 $191.00 1 1 0 Gulf Shores 652 420 1998       N139150U  Gulfside Townhomes 34 $215,000     34 $179.00 2 2 1 Gulf Shores 1198 150 1981     N136315A  The Beach Club 1102D $289,900     114 $432.00 1 1 1 Gulf Shores 671 282 1998      ...
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