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A Few Featured Listings

Today’s blog features three unique Gulf Coast properties with locations and amenities that will appeal to very different buyers! Each has distinct characteristics that set it apart from other communities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and each will appeal to that certain someone! 

Parkview 202-C

Parkview 202-C

The first stand-out development is Parkview Condominiums. Parkview occupies a spot in the beating heart of the community of Gulf Shores. Its location across the street from the Bodenhamer Recreation Center and Johnny Sims Park gives this condominium complex its name. Within walking distance of this spacious second-floor, two-bedroom condo, one will find the Gulf Shores museum, the public library and other municipal buildings…

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Phoenix Gulf Shores

Phoenix Gulf Shores

Plans for the exciting new Phoenix Gulf Shores condominium development are reportedly moving along steadily. As of the latest October update on the official website for the project, it was reported that, following the site plan approval, piling and foundation work is slated to begin shortly. This is great news as Gulf Shores anticipates welcoming its first luxury Phoenix building next year. The development is a sign of continued optimism and growth in our coastal Alabama community. 

Phoenix Gulf Shores promises to be the most elegant of all of the Phoenix condos so far. With just eighty units total, each of the four choices of floor plans features Gulf-front master bedroom suites and expansive balconies at nearly three…

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Condo Buying Tips

If you're planning to buy a condo in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, Alabama, there are certainly many fantastic options to choose from! Each building will have a different combination of recreational amenities and features, its own unique views, and various degrees of waterfront and beach access. If you are downsizing or retiring, or maybe buying a condo as a rental investment property, here are a few important things to know and review as a smart condo buyer! 

1. The most important thing when buying a condo is to read and understand the condo association by-laws, covenants, restrictions, and regulations. You will be provided a copy of the "condo docs" to review as a buyer. These are the be-all and end-all when it comes to life in a…

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2013 in Gulf Coast sandDespite a very cold winter, I am happy to report that 2013 was a great year for our beautiful island! The local business community is enjoying yet another year of record sales as more and more people discover our beautiful Gulf Coast.

2013 Highlights

  • Meyer Real Estate and other management companies reporting 10% + growth in rental income for the 3rd year in a row
  • RE/MAX Sales increased 40% in 2013
  • Average buyer spending $350,000 vs. $250,000 in 2012
  • Average property appreciation was 3% vs. 2.6% in 2012 – Some developments are seeing much higher appreciation
  • New Construction is popping up all over the Island in the form of Single Family Beach Homes, Condo Developments, Restaurants, and Shops
  • Record Sales to Permanent Residents 30%…

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