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Appraised Value - 09/30/09 03:10 PM
Mark Cross "Professional Real Estate Results"
What is Appraised Value?
•· Appraisals provide an objective opinion of value, but it's not an exact science so appraisals may differ. •· For buying and selling purposes, appraisals are usually based on market value - what the property could probably be sold for. Other types of value include insurance value, replacement value, and assessed value for property tax purposes. •· Appraised value is not a constant number. Changes in market conditions can dramatically alter appraised value. •· Appraised value doesn't take into account special considerations, like the need to sell rapidly. (0 comments)
Beautiful picture of The Dauphin Island Light House. I was showing property yesterday along Fort Morgan Road. My clients commented on the beautiful view of the Dauphin Island Light House and it inspired me to dig this picture up and post for all to enjoy. (2 comments)
Stunning Water-View Drives - 09/30/09 07:51 AM
(Press-Register/John David Mercer)The sun sets along Mobile Bay Thursday July 30, 2009 in Fairhope, Ala. A magazine named the drive from Mobile to New Orleans the fifth-best water-view drive in the country.(via the Newark Star-Ledger) Coastal Living magazine's September issue names its choices for the Top 10 most stunning, water-view drives in North America. The magazine's list and its descriptions: 1. Mendocino, Calif.: This pastoral coast spans 96 miles of California's Highway 1 from Jenner to Fort Bragg. Its sublime scenery is complemented by minimal cell reception and the humble towns nearby. Stop at the Point Arena Lighthouse for some of (1 comments)
US Home Prices Continue To Rebound - 09/29/09 04:06 PM
US Home Prices Continue To Rebound U.S. home prices rose in July from a month earlier, according to the S&P Case-Shiller home-price indexes, with just two of 20 metropolitan areas showing declines.They were Las Vegas, one of the nation's most-battered markets, and Seattle. By contrast, 13 of the top 20 markets measured have had price gains for at least three straight months.David M. Blitzer, chairman of S&P's index committee, said the rate of annual decline in home price values continues to decelerate, "and we now seem to be witnessing some sustained monthly increases across many of the markets."Fourteen of 20 major (1 comments)
Course Layout The course, designed by former U.S. Champion Jerry Pate, was rated by GolfDigest® as the 5th best new private course in the country when opened. The vistas are spectacular, especially the 6 holes bordering the lake. With no two fairways alike, and with four sets of tees on each hole, the course combines challenge and versatility that will appeal to players at every level.
Ladies and couples are encouraged to play whenever they want. Tee times are seldom a problem. For a tour of all homes available call Mark Cross 251-401-4698 (0 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/27/09 09:42 PM
What a great time we had today at the Steelwood Open House. Over 50 cars came through the gate at Steelwood Country Club to view a wide variety of property. We have several listing inside the gated community and it was really fun meeting everyone and talking about the many amenities offered at Steelwood. You can play golf on the world class course, you can fish in the 200 acre stocked lake, play tennis, get a massage, hunt, bird watch, bike ride on the nature trails and enjoy a Fine dining experience. Secluded, gated, safe and secure. The lifestyle you have always dreamed of. For a (0 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/27/09 08:39 PM
Open house set at gated Steelwood- al.com Sep 26, 2009 ... Local Realtors are hoping some of the 125 new members of Steelwood Country Club will want to buy a home in the gated residential community ... http://www.al.com/business We had a great turnout!!! For more information or to tour the homes available call Mark Cross 251-491-4698 or email me MyGulfCoast@yahoo.com and of course my blog at www.TheBestGulfCoast.com . (0 comments)
Steelwood Property Map - 09/25/09 09:56 PM
Call Mark Cross for a personal tour of all Properties Available in Steelwood. We work hard to give you the lifestyle you have always wanted. (1 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/25/09 08:15 AM
Steelwood Country Club is holding an open house. I have been working on the Steelwood Country Club open house for a couple of months and this Sunday (Sept. 27) all available properties will be open to the public from 1-4 pm. We held a Realtor open house a few months back and had a great turn out. Kathy Jumper with the Mobile Press Register has agreed to run a notice in the newspaper. I am holding open a wonderful Villa that sits above the 18th fairway and Lake Steelwood. My wife Michelle is holding open a 2300 sq.ft. home on the (1 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/24/09 10:28 AM
Area Attractions near Steelwood Country Club Steelwood Country Club is located conveniently located just off highway 59, 4 miles north of I-10 and 20 miles south of I-65 in Loxley, Alabama. Your list of things-to-do can consist of never leaving the property or visiting a new destination everyday. Whether your list is brief and relaxing or full and charged. Here is a sampling of some of the best ways to spend your time. The Eastern Shore Centre is a shopping paradise sure to please any sophisticated shopper. Located just one exit West of Steelwood, the lifestyle centre is home to retail (0 comments)
Land For Sale - 09/24/09 08:09 AM
Approximately 80 acre tract of rolling, moderately timbered property with deeded access. Located less than 1 mile from Old Citronelle Hwy. Great Investment property. Motivated seller. Motivated Seller. Priced to sale. Under $2000.00 per acre $159,000.00 Call for more information. (1 comments)
Designed by Birmingham architect, Alex Krumdieck. The Circle at Steelwood is a lifestyle concept designed for rest and recreation. Large Screened Upper Porch with outdoor fireplace. Wet Bar. Fully Equipped Kitchen with granite counter tops. Covered Parking Garage. View of the 10th, 12th and 13th holes at Steelwood's golf course. Seller is a licensed agent in the state of Alabama. 32760 Steelwood Ridge Road, Loxley, Al. 36551 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Furnishings Negotiable per Seller $435,000.00 Directions: Exit I10 at H-59 North to Truck Route 17 to Gatehouse. Must have an apointment to show property. (0 comments)
307 St. Charles Court Fairhope Al. 36532 - 09/23/09 10:37 AM
Beautiful Brick Home in great family neighborhood. Features include granite counter-tops, split floor plan, gas log fireplace, hardwood, slate and tile flooring. Wonderful master suit, attached double garage, beautifully landscaped and fenced back yard. Enjoy the community pool! Great home for entertaining. Directions: Hwy 98 Fairhope, East on Fairhope Ave, Right on Idlewild Blvd. Left on Royal Lane, Right on Saint Charles Court, 4th house on left. Must have appointment to show. Coded Lockbox. List Price: $298,500.00 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2301 sq.ft. (1 comments)
4023 River Road - 09/23/09 09:51 AM
Great Investment opportunity or fisherman's paradise. Currently rented for $1100.00 per month per seller. Approximately 90 feet on deep water canal that leads directly fo Fowl River. Covered boat dock and lift. Large master bedroomleads out to deck. Nice kitchen, large workshop, fish cleaning station. Must See!!! Direction: South on D.I.P. to Right on River Road (at Baudeans's Restaurant) approximately one mile on left. On coded lockbox. Must have apointment. 1650 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms $169,500.00 Motivated Seller says bring all offers! (1 comments)
Steelwood Fish Camp - 09/23/09 09:22 AM
The Steelwood Fish Camp and Lake Steelwood is one of the if not the best lakes in Alabama for bass and bream. At the Steelwood Fish camp the accommodating staff caters to you every need. The Steelwood Lake is so pristene partly because only electric power boats are allowed on the lake. I love fishing on this 200-acre lake and have many fond fishing memories including the "one that got away". You can call ahead and have your boat waiting for you stocked with food, fishing gear and your favorite beverage. Also Steelwood Fish Camp can clean all your fish and (0 comments)
Enjoy casual elegant living. On the wood-line at hole 11 of Steelwood's world-class golf course. Great room leads out to beautiful brick porch. Master leads out to large private balcony. Heart of Pine floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, wet bar, inside and outdoor fireplaces. Tastefully decorated and offered fully furnished! The Lifestyle you've always dreamed of. List price $495,000.00 2300 sq.ft 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms On coded Lockbox. Must have apointment to show. (1 comments)
Designed and situated to take full advantage of Steelwood's natural beauty. On the ridge of Steelwood's pristine world-class golf course and 200 acre Lake Steelwood. Enjoy the outdoor fireplace and take in the view. Hardwood floors, GE monogram stainless steel appliances, outdoor cooking station, built-in wine center. Tastefully decorated with furnishings negotiable per seller. On coded Lockbox. Must have apointment to show. 32793A Waterview Drive $550,000.00 1605 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Steelwood Country Club - 09/21/09 12:33 PM
Steelwood Country Club Championship and AJGA play had several compliments: Steelwood Country Club is beautiful/number 5 ate my lunch/provides a tough challenge/the course is amazing/I look forward to coming back next year/the staff is friendly and helpful/the course is in perfect shape The Steelwood Country Club offers endless fun for a day or a lifetime. "We are blessed to live in Steelwood," is a common theme here. I would be happy to assist you in learning more about us or scheduling a tour. Finding the Lifestyle You've Always Dreamed of can be a reality. Steelwood is just a short drive to the (1 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/21/09 11:58 AM
Steelwood Country Club offers many reasons for my decision to move here. As a native of Mobile, Al. and playing golf at the Mobile Country Club I had heard of Steelwood Country Club and of the great golf it offered. I did not know much else. When my wife Michelle and I decided to move to the Eastern Shore we became frustrated finding the right property the right location and the right price. Finally, a friend said, "why don't you go checkout Steelwood Country Club?' I did and I have never looked back. I can golf of course but also play (0 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/21/09 11:20 AM
Steelwood Country Club offers Tips & Myths from the Pros. -The short game is about feel. Scott suggests practicing short putts and chips with eyes closed. Try to feel your body staying still and let the big muscles in your arms and shoulders control the length of your pendulum and not your hands. -Distance is not achieved solely by swinging hard. Woody feels that good swing execution of all swing fundamentals, not just speed, will provide the maximum distance a person can obtain. -Woody says that repeated swings without stopping allow you to not only feel a position, but also learn to (1 comments)
Eastern Shore - 09/21/09 06:56 AM
As I enjoy my first cup of coffee this morning I'm looking over the 10, 11 and 12 fairway of Steelwood's world-class golf course. Planning my day of previewing condos along the Gulf of Mexico. There is a lot of property for sale in Baldwin County and I have my hands full along the Eastern Shore staying up to date on the market trends. It's a great time to buy and I want to make sure I am aware of the best deals out there to keep my customers up on the latest. Turquoise Place in Orange Beach will be our (0 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/20/09 03:28 PM
My hats off to Noelle for doing such a wonderful job with the new steelwood events newsletter. Great to know that the bar area in the Clubhouse stays open for SEC football games on Saturday afternoons. The Bar stays open until midnight if members are present. It is such a beautiful place to live. The golf course is excellent on so many levels. (0 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/20/09 03:00 PM
Steelwood has hired 3 assistant professionals to run the outside operations. The "outside guys" did a tremendous job for us over the years and we thank them. With this change, Steelwood will maintain a high level of service and eliminate a large number of non-member rounds played on the course. (0 comments)
Baldwin County Homes For Sale - 09/20/09 02:28 PM
Most home buyers in today's market begin their search online. That's old news. What is important for me as a Realtor is to make sure I have a strong online presence. To assist a home buyer I have to be in the forefront of his online searches. When working with sellers, I would not be doing my job or marketing their property effectively if their home is not prominently displayed on the Internet. The Eastern Shore of Alabama is a wonderful place to work and live. I love the Gulf Coast and I am proud to call it home. If you (0 comments)
Steelwood's Chef Kevin - 09/20/09 10:54 AM
Thank you Chef Kevin for making some of the best dining experiences I have had in my life. Chef Kevin Peters has moved on from Steelwood to start a new career in sales and marketing. To view Chef Kevin's recipe for Ahi Poke and to access archived recipes, visit www.steelwood.us/lifestyle/cuisine.asp For a personal tour of Steelwood's homes for sale. Call Mark Cross 251-401-4698 or email MyGulfCoast@yahoo.com (0 comments)
Baldwin County Homes For Sale - 09/20/09 10:43 AM
Selling a home is a major step and involves many important decisions. When the time is right, I am here to help you make informed choices and guide you through the entire selling experience. My goal is to ensure you get the most value out of my services by facilitating a smooth selling process and getting you top dollar. Feel free to visit my website daily for updated content and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions or concerns. I would be more than happy to provide an in home evaluation if you are interested. (0 comments)
Steelwood Clubhouse - 09/20/09 09:44 AM
Clubhouse The Clubhouse is the vibrant heart of Steelwood and the social gathering place for the entire community. Elegantly comfortable, this is the site for the Dining Room which serves some of the most creative cuisine in the entire Southeast, along with an excellent selection of fine wines. Impeccable personal care is a Steelwood signature and the Dining Room is no exception. After dinner, or any time, members gather for cocktails and lively conversation in The Lounge or outside on the Veranda where they enjoy the cozy outdoor fireplace and take in wonderful views of the 200-acre lake.
The Clubhouse (0 comments)
Steelwood Thanks You - 09/20/09 08:11 AM
The Steelwood community offers Carol and Richard Miller a well-deserved thank you. They lived and breathed Steelwood for the past sixteen years through the planning, construction and operational phases of the development of our club and property, as their vision became a reality. The story of Steelwood continues to the next chapter as the ownership transferred on July 1st. For more information call Mark Cross 251-401-4698 or email MyGulfCoast@yahoo.com (0 comments)
Steelwood - 09/17/09 11:30 AM
Come to Steelwood for a quiet game of bridge, an afternoon of college football, a hike or bike ride, an expertly prepared meal, or a golf game. Check the Website and shadow boxes on property for new events, updates and the weekend dinner menus. www.steelwood.us For more information call Mark Cross 251-401-4698 or email Mark at MyGulfCoast@yahoo.com. (0 comments)
Steelwood Country Club - 09/17/09 08:25 AM
Only at Steelwood can you stroll through the neighborhood, walk our nature trails, fish in the 200-acre Lake Steelwood or let your children play and explore without security worries. Drop by the clubhouse and pick up dinner to go. Or stay and enjoy a 4-star meal at the Dining Room. The Lounge is a great place to gather for cocktails and lively conversation or sit outside on the Veranda and enjoy the outdoor fireplace and take in the view! For more information call Mark Cross 251-401-4698 or email MyGulfCoast@yahoo.com (0 comments)
Steelwood - 09/17/09 08:13 AM
Offering majestic views and thoughtful conveniences, The Circle at Steelwood is a distinctive concept and setting for your home away from home. Nestled on the woodline ridge at holes 10, 12 and 13 of Steelwood's pristine world-class course, they have designed each of the eight cottages with large indoor and outdoor living spaces. Comfort and convenience are just the beginning of what you'll find here. With amenities and appointments designed for entertaining, you'll feel right at home whether hosting a weekend of golf or simply getting away from it all. To learn more about Steelwood email me at MyGulfCoast@yahoo.com or visit (2 comments)
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