Explore Gulf Shores, AL

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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    Residents in the Gulf Shores and surrounding areas, and even those just visiting, you are going to want to mark your calendars! With the holidays sneaking right up on us, be sure to make time to celebrate and enjoy the season. The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 26t...

By Kristy Doggett
(RE/MAX of Gulf Shores)
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New Zoo and Waterpark in Gulf Shores   If you have been to Gulf Shores recently, you have probably noticed the sign on Highway 59 announcing the location of our “New Zoo.”   The very exciting project has been underway for a little while now, and people are surely getting anxious.  The project pro...

By Kristy Doggett
(RE/MAX of Gulf Shores)
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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach travel and tourism brings in record revenues! 2007 was the top revenue year for our Gulf Coast community, but not anymore!  Gulf Shores and Orange Beach banded together to boost their travel and tourism efforts with marketing dollars and new campaigns to see that 2011...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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We are fortunate in Gulf Shores to be near the home base of the incredible U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and soon we welcome them home from their 2011 tour! The homecoming will be held on November 11 & 12 at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL. The admission is free, the show is super, and there are ...
The 27th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival will come to the Florida/Alabama Coast on November 10-20. This 11-day festival has been declared the largest gathering of songwriters at one time in the world and voted as one of the 20 best events in the Southeast. Last year's festiv...
Bring a hearty appetite and get ready to enjoy some of the best German sausage and sauerkraut on the Gulf! The Elberta German Sausage Festival has been held every year since 1978 and draws over 30,000 people who consume about 7,000 pounds of delicious sausage. This Gulf Coast sausage recipe has c...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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October in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach means perfect weather, bountiful fishing, and three major events along with several local events. One of my favorite months here is also a great month for you to visit! Kick off the month of October with a visit to the 61st annual Baldwin County Fair and co...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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Over 300,000 people will head to Gulf Shores, Alabama, this October 13-16 to focus on shrimp- - shrimp prepared in a zillion delicious ways! Along with plenty of shrimp dishes to feast on, the festival features music, arts & crafts, sandcastle/sand sculpting competitions, other festival foods and...

By Kristy Doggett
(RE/MAX of Gulf Shores)
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I have decided to repost this information that was blogged on al.com in the real estate section.  This is the same information that we walked away with last week at our monthly RE/MAX of Gulf Shores sales meeting.  It's nice to see that it's being reiterrated here as well. -Kristy www.kristydogg...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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The pristine beaches of Orange Beach will be alive with "thunder” when the Offshore Powerboat Association World Championships begin on October 6. This event is rated as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast according to the Southeast Tourism Society and rated even higher on my list! The State...
Not all short sales work out, we agents know that. However, it agitates me and the buyer greatly when the listing agent will not make it a priority to get the earnest deposit release signed. I am writing this post in Gulf Shores, while dealing once again with the frustration of a listing agent t...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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Revenue from sports in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has skyrocketed this year. Only half-way through 2011, the revenue reported by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is $13.8 million, which exceeds the total 2010 revenue by $1 million. "When you've got a beach and you can come play...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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Since 1987 Alabama has been part of the international efforts to remove marine debris from coastal waters.  According to the Alabama Coastal Cleanup website, volunteers have removed a total of 1,169,844 pounds of debris and cleaned 3,917 miles of coast during this time. The debris is not only rem...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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A total of $3.35 million changed hands as bidders got the properties they wanted at the upscale Florencia in PerdidoKey this month. The condo units were sold at absolute auction, and the event attracted 81 registered bidders. Bidders came from 10 states, and each of the bidders had to submit $35,...
Lodging revenue is the best indicator of tourism growth, and this year GulfShoresandOrangeBeach Tourism reported that spring 2011 brought in more than $64.9 million in lodging rentals. That is 13% higher than the record set in 2007! One of the kick-off events for our spring tourism season is the ...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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The Alabama GulfCoast is a great fishing spot all year, and this summer the reports have been especially good!  Alabama has the largest charter fishing fleet on the Gulf Coast, and anglers can choose from inshore, offshore, or pier fishing.  Alabama also has the largest artificial reef program in...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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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...
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...

By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
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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...
  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...

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