Gulf Shores, AL Real Estate News

By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
Craft Farms Golf Community Craft Farms put Gulf Shores, AL on the map as a golf course destination, an area known primarily for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.  The course consists of two 18 hole, Arnold Palmer designed courses, Cotton Creek & Cypress Bend.  These courses are hugely popular among golf enthusiasts, who appreciate both the signature design and the challenge they pose to any skill level. Search Craft Farms Subdivision Homes for Sale in Gulf Shores, AL Craft Farms is an established community of elegant homes and homeowners who take great pride in the attractiveness of their community.  I especially love the many mature palm trees that line the streets and fan out over the well groomed lawns.  If you are looking for distressed property deals, Craft...
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By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
The Associated Press • July 15, 2010 NEW ORLEANS — A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to control one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said at a news briefing that oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25 p.m. CDT after engineers gradually dialed down the amount of crude escaping through the last of three valves in the 75-ton cap. "I am very pleased that there's no oil going into the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, I'm really excited there's no oil going into the Gulf of Mexico," Wells said. The stoppage came 85 days...
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By Alice Broadway, Real Estate Broker
( IXL Real Estate )
In Gulf Shores AL Foreclosures are the hottest properties on the market right now. Along the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores AL., are hundreds of skyline condominiums. The real estate market has taken a turn, and is now flooded with foreclosures. Now is the time to buy! but with foreclosures the buying process is different. The foreclosure properties are bank owned, and they request that every offer be accompanied by a letter of credit from your lender, and if your lucky enough to be paying cash, the bank still wants a proof of funds letter showing the funds. Foreclosures properties in gulf shores are sold AS-IS, the banks will not do any repairs. There are new foreclosure properties listed daily, so REGISTER on my website to receive daily listings  or contact your  real estate profess...
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By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
Gulf Shores, Alabama remains a top vacation spot for beach-goers across the nation and is revered for its powder white sandy beaches and amazing condo deals! Search Gulf Front Condos for Sale in Gulf Shores, AL 200-500K Coming up with a list of my Top 5 gulf front condos in Gulf Shores is not an easy task, as there are several that have the potential to make the list.  For instance, Oceania is the premiere low density condo development in Gulf Shores, featuring one luxury unit per floor and 360 degree views its picturesque surroundings.  Oceania's luxurious design and amenities come with a price tag that only a small percentage of our audience can afford, so it is featured as an honorable mention only.  Some of the criteria for my Top 5 list, were location, value, amenities(complex & un...
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By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
Little Lagoon is a small body of water to the west of Gulf Shores Parkway.  It stretches about 10 miles in length and about a 1/2 mile wide.  Gulf access is available to smaller boats from the lagoon through a small pass under the low lying Lee Callaway Bridge, toward the far end of West Beach Blvd.   Search Lagoon Front Homes for Sale in Gulf Shores, AL  If you have never seen the sun set over Little Lagoon, I suggest you book a unit at Compass Point condos with a balcony facing west.  Compass Point is also an ideal condo development for boaters, with a marina and private boat launch on-site.  Laguna Key offers upscale residential living on the Alabama Gulf Coast, with access to both the gulf beach and Little Lagoon.  Laguna Key may have the best location of any single family home deve...
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By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
  The hotlinks below will provide you with the most up to date MLS information on several of the most popular gulf front condos in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Search Gulf Front Condos for Sale in Gulf Shores, AL Customize your own condo search here!        
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
There’s always fun in Gulf Shores! Gulf Shores not only has beautiful beaches, spectacular shores and wonderful blue skies, but it has many fun-packed events taking place all year round. Following you will find a list of just a few events you can take in during the summer: SummerTide Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeDate: 6/4/2010 - 7/2/2010George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center in Gulf ShoresPrice: Tickets are $17.00 for adults and $10.00 for children (12 and under).Phone: 251-968-6721Website: http://www.summertide.orgPerformances Tuesday-Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Six young people in the throes of their teenage years, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make ...
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
  When you hear Gulf Shores, Alabama, you think of white sandy beaches, beautiful blue skies and emerald green water. All of this is so true, but there is even more behind the beauty and beyond the beaches of Gulf Shores. The list of activities in the surrounding Gulf Shores area is full of endless fun with Alligator Alley and the Biophilia Nature Center, Mobile Bay Ferry, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and much more. If you are a history buff, take a trip back in time with Baldwin County's rich history that dates back to 1809, located at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum in Elberta. You will find buildings that resemble turn-of-the-century barns, as well as a working windmill and several outdoor agricultural exhibits. To the north lies Historic Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort. You will f...
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With the great success of The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival, it looks like the festival will become an annual event. There will be more upcoming Gulf Shores Events that I am sure you would love to attend. I am an expert in getting great rates for lodging, so feel free to contact me at Contact Lance Steffek at (251) 981-2225 for assistance. Hangout owner Shaul Zislin paid for the festival’s multimillion-dollar bill, and it appears to be likely he will do it again next year.    It has been estimated that about 40,000 people attended the festival.   Zislin went all out to make sure the event was a success with his spare-no-expense approach to the festival. When Jakob Dylan, one of the major performers, ran into flight problems, Zislin offered to send his own plane.   At the beginn...
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
Baldwin County was anticipating the 2010 tourist season to be one of the very best on record with an 8 percent increase in tourism until the Deepwater Horizon oil spill took place.But Baldwin County is winning the fight against the oil spill. Safeguards have been taken to help ensure 2010 to be a productive year by letting visitors know that the beaches are still safe, clean and attractive. This will be done by Baldwin County getting the message out that all visitors will be guaranteed an event-free, leisurely vacation. There will be two television commercials that will air showing that the local beaches in the area are as desirable as ever. In addition, print advertisements will also start circulating to help the cause. The sky is still a beautiful blue, the beaches are still white, t...
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
Aside from being a great place to relax, the Gulf Shore/ Orange Beach area offers lovely entertainment each and every week.  Here are two of the exciting musical events coming to the area in May. Both events sound like a great time, especially since you will be spending the day on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival Dates: 5/14-5/16 Gulf Shores Public Beach 101 East Beach Blvd. Price: Tickets for all ages: 3-Day Pass Friday-Sunday $159.00, General Admission Day Pass $79.00 Website: www.hangoutmusicfest.com Daily from Noon to 11:00 p.m. More than 60 bands to be announced performing on four stages. Day passes available and more artists added! Though “hanging out” is always a fun thing to do at Gulf Shores, the festival is actually n...
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
    News of the catastrophic explosion that caused an oil spill from a BP offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been a hot topic in the Orange Beach/ Gulf Shore area this week.  Fears are high the oil will reach the shoreline.  The leak is currently releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day. This oil spill is looking like it may be the worst oil spill in history, even more so than the Exxon Valdez tanker that spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound in 1989. The most unfortunate part is that BP's rig is tapped into an underwater oil well and could pump more oil into the ocean until the leak is plugged. Fortunately, no oil has reached the beaches of Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, according to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration), which  is m...
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
  Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 290 animals that have many tall tales to tell us all.  The majority of the residents of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo were either rescued from the possibility of extinction or they have completed a long journey from an exotic locale and now call the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo home. During Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis, and Katrina, all animal residents needed to be evacuated from the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.  This was never done by a zoo before in the United States. With all of the attention from local and national media, Animal Planet produced a 13-part television series Animal Planet entitled "The Little Zoo that Could that profiled the amazing things that happen at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo." The zoo is located in a low-lying area just a mile from the Gul...
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This is Emily from The Seamitchell Team at http://www.seamitchell.com to talk with you about investing in Alabama and Florida's Gulf Coast. These are some simple steps you should take to make sure you find the right property.   Before you take these steps, contact us to be your Realtors at the Beach! 1st GET PRE-QUALIFIED. Why? The bottom feeders are out there and they are scooping up the "steals" faster than you can imagine. Financing is obtainable, but sometimes can take longer to get then it did a few years ago. If you are pre-qualified you have taken a very important step toward establishing a relationship with your lender AND you know what you can spend. It may be fun to look at 2 million dollar condos, but if you can only afford something in the 200k range, you may miss the right ...
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
  The Alabama Gulf Coast is home to some of the loveliest beaches in the world. Now is the time of year to remember to keep our beaches clean by recycling trash. On Thursday, April 22nd at the Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores, the 2nd Annual Clean Coast Expo comes to town and is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The expo will be hosted by The Clean Coast Partnership and is a collaborative effort by the city, state, business and individual resources. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, along with the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Alabama Coastal Foundation joined forces to form the Clean Coast Partnership. The Clean Coast Partnership was formed to find ways to make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach an ...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
  Beach Club Alabama Rentals are 20% off the Summer Rates!!! Prickett Properties is offering 20% off Summer Rates at the Beach Club in Gulf Shores with promo code Summer when booking on our website Http://www.BeachClubAlabama.com The Beach Club in Gulf Shores is a fabulous BEACH FRONT resort with mulitple pools, onsite restaurants, a full serive European Spa and Fitness Center. RENT THE BEACH CLUB AT 20% OFF WITH PROMO CODE SUMMER!!! Prickett Properties LLC Http://www.BeachClubAlabama.com 1-800-210-7914  
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By Lance Steffek
(Re/Max Paradise)
  The sun is shining and the warm breezes are whispering your name, so now is the time to take a trip to Gulf Shores. There are so many activities in the Gulf Shores area so be sure to plan to your stay, so you have the mix of low-key and high adventure day to make your trip relaxing yet memorable. Perhaps your starting point will be a relaxing afternoon on the beach. Before you get too comfortable, you may want to grab some lunch; if you do not feel like driving anywhere, you can walk to any of the following places for a wonderful light meal. Check out Bruster's for Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. Bruster’s is located at East Beach Blvd., across the street from Gulf Shores Public Beach. You can find cheeseburgers, loaded nachos, chili cheese fries and more at the Pink Pony Pub, located at 22...
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By Erelopro Out of Business, Relocation Professionals are out of business
(erelopro)
It's amazing how bombarded we have become over the last few months with prospective home buyers wanting to contact us in regards to purchasing homes in the Gulf Shores area. We all know that the Home Buyers Credit is due to expire very soon, and due to this a lot of people are scrambling to get in contact with an aggressive buyers agent. A good amount of these people need assistance now, to be able to buy their homes as soon as possible. These people truly need an agent whom has the time and experience to respond to these inquiries. We have learned that persistence has proven to pay dividends with these inquiring families and individuals. If you are serious about having the ability to increase the amount of prospective home buyers you contact each month, we would love the chance to tal...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
The Beach Club Alabama Http://www.BeachClubAlabama.com The Beach Club Resort in Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan Alabama is a gulf front rental with numerous on-site amenities. The Beach Club Resort features two restaurants, an ice cream and coffee shop, six pools, full-service European health spa, private gulf-front club, tennis club, gift shops, playground, numerous recreational activities, and of course the white sandy beaches of the gulf of Mexico. The Beach Club 901 Avalon is a 4 bedroom gulf front condo with fabulous views from the oversized balcony. 901A is a corner unit with some of the best views at the Beach Club. The condo has a King, Queen, 2 Twins, Daybed with trundle, and sleeper sofa for a total sleeping capacity of 10. RESERVE THE BEACH CLUB CONDO ONLINE Offered exclusively by Pr...
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