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New Website Explores Logic of Homeownership at Gulf Shores - 02/28/10 12:25 PM
Looking for a comprehensive consumer website to assist you in making smart decisions to maintain, protect, and increase the value of your Gulf Shore beach property? HouseLogic.com, a new offering by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® (NAR) will help show consumers how to grow with their home, the biggest investment of their lives. The website provides resources and insight of NAR and its REALTOR® members. The ultimate goal of NAR is to collaborate with consumers to ensure that you are making the most out of home ownership. HouseLogic.com is a great tool to help a consumer with any questions you may have (2 comments)
Hangin' Out on the Gulf Shore - 02/28/10 10:41 AM
Ah, the Gulf Coast life. Can you imagine a better combination of things than the awesome beach, the sea breezes, a beverage, and – MUSIC? The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival is coming to Gulf Shores, May 14-16, 2010. Don’t miss the first major Gulf Shores music festival that will be happening for three days with non-stop concerts on four stages. There will be some amazing bands playing from noon to 11 p.m. on every scheduled day. There will be an estimated 60 bands playing so I am sure you will find several of your favorites. Following are just a few (2 comments)
PMI Index Changes Bode Well for Gulf Shores Buyers? - 02/27/10 10:57 PM
One of the most credible forecasters of housing value trends has released some very valuable data that bodes well for potential Gulf Shores buyers. According to a recent story in Realty Times, the national PMI index, for the first time in a year it has determined that "overall risk has decreased" in the 384 metropolitan markets. The PMI Index predicts where home values are headed by examining local employment, household income, economic growth and demographic changes. The PMI Risk index is produced quarterly by the private mortgage insurance organization PMI Group. PMI's risk index was one of the first predictors of (2 comments)
Overall Fourth Quarter Home Sales Increase 13.9% - 02/27/10 12:06 PM
The fourth quarter of 2009 showed some very promising signs that the real estate market is on its way to recovery with double-digit gains in some states for existing home sales. Year-over-year sales were higher across the board in 49 states, while all but three states had double-digit annual increases for an overall total 13.9% gain in sales. With many potential beach condo bargains coming up in 2010, along with low mortgage rates and home sales activity picking up, the outlook for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is looking very good. The driving force behind the surge of home sales was (0 comments)
See All There is to "Sea" at the Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab - 02/18/10 08:11 PM
There's a lot more to soak up at Gulf Shores than the sun.and sea For a chance to gain an indepth knowledge of the natural wonders of the area, The Estuarium, a public aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, offers interactive exhibits that unlock the four ecosystems of the Mobile Estuary system. A short drive away on Dauphin Island via State Road 182 and the Mobile Bay Ferry, the Estuarium has, in the words of a local real estate sage, "all there is to sea!" The ecosystems are the habitant of local marine and plant life: The Delta The Mobile-Tensaw (0 comments)
The beauty of Alabama's Gulf Coastline attracts thousands of visitors each year but like any beach area, you must respect the forces of nature and proceed carefully while enjoying the water. You can just be swimming along when suddenly you are pulled into a rip current. A rip current is defined by a strong current or stream of water that knocks you off balance and carries you AWAY from the shore. What should you do if you are caught in a rip current? STAY CALM and DO NOT fight the current. Even strong swimmers cannot swim against these currents. Escape (0 comments)
Family fishing trips are very popular in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores during the months from March to October. Over 100 seasoned captains operate charter fishing fleets along the coast. You and your family can enjoy a wonderful Orange Beach or Gulf Shores fishing trip without having a care in the world. Many of the deep sea fishing charters offer educational information about the fish you will be catching. Consider it Finding Nemo - Live! This provides a wonderful experience for your children! The charters last a minimum of six hours, because it takes that much time to get far (0 comments)
Alligator Alley is Waiting for You! - 02/10/10 10:48 PM
If you are considering a trip to Orange Beach, you need to allow time to visit Alligator Alley located a short distance away in Summerdale. Alligator Alley has a very famous resident named "Captain Crunch", who would love to meet you. Captain Crunch is the largest gator ever recorded at 13'2" long and over 800 lbs! All of the gators living in Alligator Alley have been rescued from places that they were unable to survive in. Alligator Ally transports the animals from unnatural areas to the farm which is designed to give them a natural environment. Feeding time is 11AM, 1PM (6 comments)
Lance is the area expert on Gulf Shore, AL and Orange Beach, AL condos. Read his blog for insights in the local market:
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