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Find Your Escape in The Beach Club Cottages

8654 Greenwich Court in The Beach ClubAre you dreaming of a coastal retreat where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the finer things in life on the Alabama Gulf Coast? Look no further than 8654 Greenwich Court, the Sea La Vie Cottage in The Beach Club Cottages. A standout feature of this property is quite simply its access to all of the award-winning Beach Club Resort and Spa amenities. Imagine spending your days lounging by the Clubhouse pool, shopping at the Village Mercantile, indulging in a spa treatment, playing an evening game of tennis, and then enjoying world-class dining at The Coast restaurant, all just steps away from your front door. The Beach Club offers a truly unparalleled lifestyle that is sure to impress! Situated on 86 acres of…

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12 Wildlife Court: Elegance and Nature in Harmony in Gulf Shores, Alabama

12 Wildlife CourtThere is no shortage of impressive Gulf Coast golf course communities along our shores. From the natural sand dunes of Kiva Dunes to the classic downtown Gulf Shores Golf Club, there is a course with unique features here for everyone. One of our most popular options is the 27-hole course at The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club. The Peninsula is comprised of three Earl Stone-designed courses, the Cypress, Marsh, and Lakes, that boast natural water features, lush native landscaping, and top-notch amenities. In fact, the Peninsula is a full-bodied recreational attraction over and above the golf course with a racquet and tennis club, bar & grill, pro shop, indoor and outdoor pools,…

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The Links

 

Calling all golfers!  Are you looking for that perfect getaway overlooking one of the most pristine courses in lower Alabama?  Look no further than The Links.  Situated in the heart of The Peninsula, this development offers spacious condos with beautiful golf course views and incredible community amenities.  Peninsula is a gated community with security guards to ensure all guests are registered prior to entry.  Amenities include a popular and well-maintained golf course; an outdoor pool; tennis courts; and a fitness center.  If you are looking for the perfect place to plant your roots or for an upscale investment property, look no further!


Golfer's Getaway

Unit A-201 is a top-floor condo which means tall ceilings and no noise…

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laguna bella--coastal luxury

Are you considering buying a beach condo in Gulf Shores Alabama on the Alabama Gulf Coast?  Let me introduce you to Laguna Bella located on West Beach.  Situated between the Little Lagoon and the Gulf of Mexico, this development has direct lagoon views and gulf views across Beach Blvd.  Built as a townhouse-style condo complex, each condo is two stories with no upstairs neighbors to interrupt your vacation with noise.  Every condo has additional outdoor storage and covered parking with outdoor space large enough for a grill or a seating area.  The community amenities are second to none for the outdoorsman or the fisherman.  The community dock and fishing pier was recently replaced and upgraded with flow-through decking,…

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Lakewood Villas-Conveniently Located

If you have ever considered moving to the beach or becoming a part-time resident by owning a second home, now is your chance to own a piece of paradise right in the heart of Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Located only two miles from the white sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast, Lakewood Villas is a townhouse development aimed at delivering the freedom to enjoy the beach lifestyle.  Built in the 1980s, this complex was developed as a planned unit development that gives owners a greater amount of autonomy than a condo complex and fewer responsibilities than owning a home, such as the need to do yard work.  Each townhouse belongs completely to the owner rather than the studs-in approach of a condo.  If you are looking…

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Gulf Coast Market Coffee Break

Mortgage 101 with The Gatti Team

Join us for a leisurely coffee break with The Gatti Team, RE/MAX of Orange Beach, and our special guest, Maureen Young of Barr Group Mortgage. In this video on the dock at Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores, we chat with Maureen about the basics, tips, and the timeline of applying for and getting approved for a loan in our Gulf Coast market. A quick market snapshot can be found at the end.

Enjoy! 

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Thoughts about The Market

Predictions are flying about what to expect from the 2022 housing market. Here is a concise article from Bankrate on the 2022 National Market Outlook and anticipated trends. The five summary points in the article are: 

1) Interest rates will be going up

2) Price appreciation may be slowing in some areas and some markets

3) Affordability remains a challenge nationally

4) iBuyers continue but not as aggressive

5) Latino home buying gains momentum

Our Gulf Coast market typically behaves a bit differently than the national market because we are a destination and resort market with many second homes and coastal vacation rental investments. However, it's always good to watch the national trends and compare them to…

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Whether you're improving your home for your own interests, or you're beginning the long process of getting ready to sell, selecting which upgrades to make can be a tough choice. You don't want to spend too much, but you don't want to spend too little either. You're excited to see the possibilities of your finished product, but you're worried buyers won't see the value of your investment. Granted, there's no way to guarantee that your renovations will secure you a better price for your property, but if your home is in need of some TLC, there are a few enhancements with which you're more likely to see a return on your investment. Even if you don't profit from your remodeling work, upgrades can certainly give your home an edge on the market. Before you even…

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It's something we've all thought about, but only a lucky few actually go through with it. Now that summer's rolling around, the thought of investing in a vacation home has probably crossed your mind yet again. Maybe you wish you could drop everything and head to the beach without planning your accommodations. Maybe you're looking for another source of income — but you're limited on time. Or perhaps you're thinking of retiring in a few years and want to save up so you can relocate to a stunning coastal location. Whatever your reason, you should know that buying a second home doesn't have to be a far-off dream. That being said, you should be informed before making the decision, and you should conduct your home search equipped with the right knowledge —…

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Resort Living at The Beach Club

Our featured listing spotlight today is an immaculate fourteenth-floor, two-bedroom, two-bath condominium at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores. 

This spacious condo occupies the club-level fourteenth floor of the Catalina Tower, and the views fromLivingRoomBeachClub the large balcony, with access from both the living area and the Gulf-front primary bedroom, are truly breathtaking! This unit has been a non-rental, so it is in pristine condition. Fully furnished in coastal colors and decor, special features of this unit include new stainless appliances, brushed nickel light fixtures and track lighting, Hunter ceiling fans, a jetted tub, and custom window treatments.

The condo is also equipped with new flatscreen televisions in the living…

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