Gulf Shores has some of the finest direct gulf view condos for sale on the gulf coast and the beaches are some of the finest quality in the world. There are some areas of West Beach, where the shoreline has narrowed, with the more central condominium developments enjoying the widest portions of the fine white powder sand. This central location puts you in walking distance to shops, restaurants and the annual festivals and concert events. The popular developments in this area are Island Tower, Lighthouse, San Carlos and Seawind.
There are amazing deals to be had on direct gulf view condos in Gulf Shores and owners are willing to negotiate as much as $50,000 off of list price, in order to move their unit in this economy. Cash is king in the world of real estate negotiating, as many condo developments are finding themselves on the "no lend" list. If paying cash for a condo is not an option, prospective buyers should be prepared to put as much as 30% down.
To get the most bang for your buck, direct gulf view condo hunters should look for units that are sold completely furnished, as this could be a savings of $25,000 or more, depending on the quality of decor and electronics. Buyers should note that the hazard insurance is covered in the monthly condo fee and the contents policy remains the responsibility of the unit owner. Be sure to research the most recent association minutes and look for assessments that may have been recently voted on or may be coming due.