orange beach real estate: Turquoise Place Condominiums in Orange Beach, Alabama-Units available! - 12/30/13 02:13 AM
 
 
There are still condos available for sale at Turquoise Place Condominiums with "BP inducements”! As of December 9, 2013, there is a current $200,000 BP credit for 3BR units and $300,000 for 4BR units. Don't miss out on this opportunity. We don't know how long the BP inducements will continue to be offered.
Turquoise Place is one of the newest and most lavish complexes in Orange Beach! Turquoise is comprised of two towers that stand 370 feet tall, with 400 total units.  When you step into the lobby, the feeling of luxury is overwhelming. The mix of classic and … (0 comments)

orange beach real estate: Phoenix West II Condominiums in Orange Beach Alabama-Fantastic Deals! - 07/18/13 05:15 AM
Fantastic Deals! Now taking offers and financing is available!
What better way to start your day than taking in a breathtaking view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico shore?  A condo at Phoenix West II Condominiums in Orange Beach Alabama will place you there.  This is the “to be” new place in Orange Beach!  Of course, the spectacular view is only the beginning.
Remember my GOOD NEWSFLASH about Phoenix West II in February? BP inducements in the amount of 37.2 million are allowing discounts to the luxurious condominiums! There are 358 units at Phoenix West II, 28 are north facing … (0 comments)

orange beach real estate: Phoenix West II Condominiums in Orange Beach Alabama - 02/19/13 03:06 AM
 
Fantastic Deals! Opening in March 2013
What better way to start your day than taking in a breathtaking view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico shore?  A condo at Phoenix West II Condominiums in Orange Beach Alabama will place you there.  This is the “to be” new place in Orange Beach!  Of course, the spectacular view is only the beginning.
GOOD NEWSFLASH . . .BP inducements in the amount of 37.2 million are allowing discounts to the luxurious condominiums! There are 358 units at Phoenix West II, 28 are north facing and the rest are Gulf front facing.  The … (1 comments)

orange beach real estate: Turquoise Place Condominiums in Orange Beach, Alabama have only 31 three bedroom units available! - 10/20/12 09:11 AM
 
Remember my GOOD NEWS FLASH about Turquoise Place in July? "BP inducements have allowed developer Larry Wireman to discount luxurious 3 bedroom condominiums to an unheard of $775,000 asking price. The 3 bedroom units originally started at 1.25 million.
The BP inducement did catch buyers' attention - the Turquoise Condominiums are selling very quickly! Sales have been brisk! As of October 8, 2012, only 31 three bedroom units are available for sale.There are 11 four bedroom West end units and 6 four bedroom East units available. Don't miss out on this opportunity. We don't know how long the BP inducements will … (2 comments)

orange beach real estate: Vista Bella condominiums in Orange Beach, Alabama is truly a Beautiful Sight! - 02/06/12 03:47 AM

 
The view from the Ole River, which overlooks Ono Island at Bayou St. John, will conjure up visions of adventure and romance when you spot it from your condo in Vista Bella in Orange Beach.  Rent restriction requires a minimum 30 days of rental, to protect your investment in the beautiful condos here.
Vista Bella condos in Orange Beach, which were built in 2007, has 14 stories, the first of which is for parking.  Floors 2-13 have units with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.  The corner units cover 2,591 sq. ft., and the interior units cover 2,217 sq. ft.  … (0 comments)

orange beach real estate: Regency Isle Condominium in Orange Beach, Alabama – Now You’re Cookin’ With Gas - 01/23/12 07:17 AM
 

One can hardly know where to begin with the amenities available.  The indoor pool is very roomy. This beautiful complex is loaded with wonderful features.  The first thing to mention at Regency Isle Condo is the beautiful view that you can enjoy from your large balcony.  Located on the Gulf of Mexico, in Orange Beach, Alabama it’s a virtual feast for the eyes.  The sand on the shore is the stuff that castles are made of.  
The outdoor pool is fantastic. It’s very large with a lot of lounging and playing room around it.  There is also a … (2 comments)

orange beach real estate: Foreclosures in Orange Beach–Strike While the Iron is Hot! - 11/18/11 09:32 AM
 
 
The Orange Beach foreclosure market is still wide open for business. There are opportunities to invest in right now, just waiting for the right buyer to come and swoop up the bargain. Now is the time—you have a fabulous chance to end up with a magnificent home in a wonderful neighborhood for far less than what it’s actually worth.
When purchasing a foreclosure, it is important to be sure you know what you are getting into regarding repairs and/or improvements to the home. Are there major repairs needed—costing $500 or more—or just minor fixes? And if there are … (1 comments)

orange beach real estate: Orange Beach Offers Fun for Fall! - 10/30/11 06:33 AM
When you think of Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, typically our fabulous beaches would come to mind, but we offer so much more fun for fall. Just a half hour away in Loxley, AL you can visit Barnhill Farms and get lost in the corn mazes along with the many other activities they have planned for you! 
According to Barnhill Farms, it can be quite a challenge to find your way through their corn mazes. They include not only twists and turns, but also dead ends—all cut out of corn stalks on 8 acres. You will need to become a detective … (2 comments)

orange beach real estate: Welcome Home Blue Angels! - 10/22/11 02:34 PM
We are fortunate in Gulf Shores to be near the home base of the incredible U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and soon we welcome them home from their 2011 tour! The homecoming will be held on November 11 & 12 at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL.
The admission is free, the show is super, and there are several other events at the show to enjoy - so pack up the family and plan to attend. If you are interested in reserved seating, those seats can be held for a fee or purchased as available on the show dates. You are … (9 comments)

orange beach real estate: Largest Gathering of Songwriters in the World - Coming to Gulf Shores! - 10/16/11 08:14 AM
The 27th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival will come to the Florida/Alabama Coast on November 10-20. This 11-day festival has been declared the largest gathering of songwriters at one time in the world and voted as one of the 20 best events in the Southeast. Last year's festival had 190 songwriters in 26 venues with 378 separate performances!
The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival is an event developed to support songwriters and musicians from around the world.  New songwriters can have their songs heard and also the attendees can enjoy songs they know, performed by the writers who created the … (4 comments)

orange beach real estate: It's a Gulf Shores Legend! The Elberta German Sausage Festival - October 29 - 10/08/11 09:03 AM
Bring a hearty appetite and get ready to enjoy some of the best German sausage and sauerkraut on the Gulf! The Elberta German Sausage Festival has been held every year since 1978 and draws over 30,000 people who consume about 7,000 pounds of delicious sausage.
This Gulf Coast sausage recipe has changed slightly over the years, but it is still based on the original secret recipe of Alfred Stucki, who managed Elberta’s Locker Plant from 1953 until his death. Other tasty food selections include German-style stuffed cabbage, goulash, potato salad, red beans & rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice … (2 comments)

orange beach real estate: October - Great Month to Visit the Alabama Gulf Coast! - 09/29/11 03:49 PM
October in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach means perfect weather, bountiful fishing, and three major events along with several local events. One of my favorite months here is also a great month for you to visit!
Kick off the month of October with a visit to the 61st annual Baldwin County Fair and continue the fun with at least one major event each week for the rest of the month. Thunder on the Gulf Powerboat Races begin with a welcome party at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5. This event is rated one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast, … (0 comments)

orange beach real estate: Going Strong for 40 Years - Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival - 09/22/11 05:53 PM
Over 300,000 people will head to Gulf Shores, Alabama, this October 13-16 to focus on shrimp- - shrimp prepared in a zillion delicious ways! Along with plenty of shrimp dishes to feast on, the festival features music, arts & crafts, sandcastle/sand sculpting competitions, other festival foods and drink, and a children's village.
One of the most amazing facts about our Annual National Shrimp Festival is that after all these years, it is still FREE. Enjoy four days of fun with no admission charge! The Festival has become one of the nation's premier outdoor festivals. Over 300 vendors participate in the marketplace, … (6 comments)

orange beach real estate: Get Ready for Thunder on the Gulf in Orange Beach, AL - October 6-9 - 09/08/11 01:51 AM
The pristine beaches of Orange Beach will be alive with "thunder” when the Offshore Powerboat Association World Championships begin on October 6. This event is rated as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast according to the Southeast Tourism Society and rated even higher on my list!
The State Park Pavilion becomes Race Village during this event and will be open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  On Saturday, October 8, there will be a boat parade that starts at Race Village and ends at the Orange Beach Event Center. This is a great chance … (0 comments)

orange beach real estate: Come on, Fellow Agents - Let's be Professional About Earnest Money Releases - 09/01/11 09:05 AM
Not all short sales work out, we agents know that. However, it agitates me and the buyer greatly when the listing agent will not make it a priority to get the earnest deposit release signed. I am writing this post in Gulf Shores, while dealing once again with the frustration of a listing agent taking way too much time to get the seller's signature on the earnest deposit release form.
I have lost a client previously over this issue because in the eyes of the client we are holding his earnest deposit, and I should be able to get it back … (26 comments)

orange beach real estate: Sports In Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Bring In Record-Breaking Revenue - 08/23/11 02:30 PM
Revenue from sports in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has skyrocketed this year. Only half-way through 2011, the revenue reported by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is $13.8 million, which exceeds the total 2010 revenue by $1 million.
"When you've got a beach and you can come play ball at the same time, it's hard to compete with that," states Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon at AL.com. Mayor Kennon hopes to see Gulf Shores and Orange Beach become the youth sports capital of the South and possibly the nation.  Families appreciate the fact that the Gulf Shores and … (2 comments)

orange beach real estate: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Support "Get The Trash Out Of The Splash" - 08/17/11 02:41 PM
Since 1987 Alabama has been part of the international efforts to remove marine debris from coastal waters.  According to the Alabama Coastal Cleanup website, volunteers have removed a total of 1,169,844 pounds of debris and cleaned 3,917 miles of coast during this time. The debris is not only removed, but it is studied to determine the causes and sources of debris in a region.
This year the Alabama Coastal Cleanup will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 8:00 a.m. - noon.  Here is contact information to help "Get The Trash Out Of The Splash" in  our local areas:
●     Orange … (0 comments)

orange beach real estate: Luxury Condos Are Hot Auction Items in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach - 08/11/11 04:31 AM
A total of $3.35 million changed hands as bidders got the properties they wanted at the upscale Florencia in PerdidoKey this month. The condo units were sold at absolute auction, and the event attracted 81 registered bidders. Bidders came from 10 states, and each of the bidders had to submit $35,000 by check or certified funds.
Eleven condominium units sold at the auction, including a 6-bedroom penthouse that sold for $550,000. According to  Al.com, William Bone, president of The National Auction Group, stated, "Having this many bidders attend, shows the pent-up demand for high-end GulfCoast condos."  He also commented on how … (2 comments)

orange beach real estate: We're Back! Tourism Breaks All-Time Record In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach - 08/03/11 08:16 AM
Lodging revenue is the best indicator of tourism growth, and this year GulfShoresandOrangeBeach Tourism reported that spring 2011 brought in more than $64.9 million in lodging rentals. That is 13% higher than the record set in 2007!
One of the kick-off events for our spring tourism season is the Hangout Music Fest. (I wrote about the musicfestival in February.) This year Hangout Music Fest  was sold out with crowds of 35,000 daily. The promoter of the festival, local businessman Shaul Zislin, stated that it was, "an absolutely windfall year."
 Gulf Shores Councilman Steve Jones, feels that positive media focusing on GulfShores' … (0 comments)

orange beach real estate: Summertime Fishing in Gulf Shores – Great! Great! Great! - 07/30/11 04:37 PM
The Alabama GulfCoast is a great fishing spot all year, and this summer the reports have been especially good!  Alabama has the largest charter fishing fleet on the Gulf Coast, and anglers can choose from inshore, offshore, or pier fishing.
 Alabama also has the largest artificial reef program in the United States. The reef program started in 1953 in OrangeBeach. In 1987 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to create specific artificial reef areas offshore. Later, the need for inshore artificial reefs was realized, and in 1996 rubble from the replacement of several river bridges was placed inshore … (0 comments)

 
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