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Agent Alisha’s Weekly Real Estate Deals in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach (2.16.18)


24993 Pompano Dr, Elberta, AL 36530

Maybe it’s because it is my listing and perhaps I am a bit biased, but in my opinion this Mobile Home on Miflin Creek is a great deal!  While there are 2 true bedrooms in this home, there is also a bonus room and a fantastic sun room overlooking the water and your shared dock.  This property is only a short boat trip to Wolf Bay!

While getting the property ready to list, neighbors that have come by to chat with me have told me stories of how Mama dolphin bring their babies into this little cove off the creek, and pelicans put on quite the show dive bombing into the water to capture their next meal.

Ready to have a place at the beach where you can bring your boat?  Don’t want to spend thousands of dollars a week for beach prices?  This property is for you, listed at $119,500.  The owner has rented this property for $1100 per month- so it is also a great investment potential.  Full Listing info HERE.

Listing provided by Elite at the Gulf

Homes in Gulf Shores Under $100k

Looking to relocate to Gulf Shores?  There are currently 3 Mobile homes for sale in Gulf Shores for just under $100,000.  These are located on Lemontree Lane and are 3 beds and 2 bath homes.  These homes are currently your lowest priced housing option for sale in the city of Gulf Shores.

However, financing is often tough to obtain for Mobile homes.  It is very likely these would need to be cash deals. (But we will need to check with the seller to find out for sure).  If the properties are on a permanent foundation, there are financing possibilities.

To check out these properties, click HERE.

Listings provided by Doug Jacobs Real Estate and RE/MAX of Gulf Shores


Over 6 Acres for Sale in Gulf Shores- Calling all Flip Investors!

My next Real Estate deal in Gulf Shores is the property listed for sale at 23130 Russian Road.  This 3 bedroom 2 bath fixer upper located on 6.6 Acres is something you don’t see in Gulf Shores very often!  Don’t get me wrong there are many acreages in Gulf Shores, but generally these are Estate Homes and will COST YOU!  HERE are the only other 2 properties currently listed in Gulf Shores with 5-10 Acres.

While this listing does state that there are some major repairs needed, for the right buyer- This property could bring a great ROI with a current list price of : $156,000.  Fix this property up and add on and VOILA! Check out this listing (For Inspiration) also on Russian Road on 3 Acres with a $699,000 price tag.   Click HERE for full Listing info on this Gulf Shores deal.


Listing provided by Avast Realty Orange Beach

Lowest Priced Move- In Ready Home in Gulf Shores (Not Mobile Home)

Not looking for a fixer upper or a property that needs work before move in?  Just wanting to move to Gulf Shores and looking for the best deal?  This home located north of the Intra-Coastal Waterway at 3705 Highland St, in Gulf Shores is currently the lowest priced home for sale that is not a fixer upper and not needing work.  This home is 3 beds and 2 baths, 1477 sq.ft and listed for $174,900.

If you are wanting to relocate to Gulf Shores, this may be a good fit for you.  Check out full listing info HERE.

Listing Provided by Kaiser Sothebys Intl

New Construction in Gulf Shores Under 200k

Also North of the ICW in Gulf Shores, there is new construction homes available in the Granite Cove subdivision.  This neighborhood is conveniently located off of Co Rd 8 and close to the Hwy 59 main thoroughfare.

These brand new Adams homes may be a great deal for you if you don’t want to have to worry about maintenance issues- (10 year builder warranty).  These homes (as well as many locations in Gulf Shores) are USDA eligible which will allow you to potentially qualify for a zero money down loan- if you qualify.

Currently, there are 4 homes listed as move in ready in Granite Cove, listed between $196,900 and $216,900.  These homes are ranging from 1600-1900 sq ft.  You can find listing information on those homes HERE.

Listings provided by Adams Homes

Subscribe below to receive email notification of new weekly blogs as they are posted!  Next week, I will be digging up the homes and condos listed for sale in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that have had the largest price reductions!  When the prices are drastically slashed, it usually means the seller is MOTIVATED an ready to sell, sometimes becoming a great deal for you!

Can’t wait til next week?  Give me a call, text or email- I’ll pull those properties for you now!

Agent Alisha



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Sales Soar in 2017 for Property Valued Over 1 Million in Baldwin County

Million Dollar Property Sales, Last Five Years | Orange Beach | Gulf Shores | Eastern Shore  Alabama  {11.1.17}

Million Dollar Property Sales in Lower Alabama, specifically Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Eastern Shore and surrounding area is showing a dramatic increase in demand and closed sales in 2017.

While demand is up for average priced homes and condos along the Alabama Gulf Coast- is the Million dollar real estate market up? Below are the closings for Million + Dollar Property in Baldwin County Alabama since 2012.

Below are a list of sales in Baldwin County Alabama over 1 Million Dollars- for the Last 5 years.

  • 2012:  87 Homes or Condos Sold over the $1,000,000 price.  The median days on the Market were: 58.  The total dollar amount sold was $114,000,000.  Making the average sales price: $1.3M.  

Drilling these numbers down further, I can tell you- the Million dollar real estate market in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for 2012, 2013 and 2014 are skewed.  I discussed the amazing discounts that were given by the developer of Turquoise Place during those years in a past post.  Of the numbers referenced above- 57 of the 87 Million dollar and above closings- were from Turquoise Place Condo in Orange Beach.  Without these closings- there would have only been 30 Homes and Condos to sell in Lower Alabama over the million dollar mark in 2012.

  • 2013: 78 Homes or Condos Sold in Baldwin County Alabama over the Million dollar price tag. The median days on the market were 64, and the total combined sales amount was $ 95 Million dollars.  The average sales price: $1.2 Million.

Once again, in 2013 the numbers are not an accurate reflection with 50 of the 78 closings over 1 Million Dollars belonging to Turquoise Place Condos in Orange Beach.

  • 2014: 64 Total Sales over 1 Million Dollars, Median Days on the Market : 86 and a total combined sales amount of $81 Million Dollars.  (40 of the 64 Closings that year were from Turquoise Place.) Average Sales Price: $1.3M
  • 2015: 60 Total Sales over $1 Million Dollars. Median Days on the Market: 257. Total combines sales of: $80 Million Dollars.  (Only 10 of the 60 closings are reflected by TP in this year, which also explains the larger Days on the Market Median number). Average Sales Price: $1.3M
  • 2016: 65 Total Sales over $1 Million Dollars. Median Days on the Market: 190. Total combined sales: $91 Million. (Again 10 TP Sales this year) Average Sales Price: $1.4M
  • 2017: (As of 10/30/2017- A whole year is not yet reflected in these numbers).  So far already 92 Properties selling Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Eastern Shore and surrounding areas in Baldwin County Alabama over the 1 Million dollar price tag.  The Median DOM: 147, with the combined sales total of $125 Million dollars so far in 2017!  Average Sales Price: $1.4 Million

UPDATED {03/01/2018}  After 2017 closed out- the total number of Million dollar homes or condos that sold in Baldwin County Alabama was: 108, almost as many as the previous two years combined.  So far in 2018- there have been 21 Million Dollar + Properties to close.  If the market follows this same momentum for the remaining 10 months of 2018, we will be on track to close 126 Million dollar listings! 

While the average sales price has remained steady over the last 5 years for property sales over 1 Million dollars, the total number of sales has been steadily increasing over the last several years with a much more dramatic increase in 2017 suggesting an increase in overall consumer confidence.

If you have a property in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Surrounding Baldwin County that is valued over 1 million dollars, now may be the time to consider putting that property on the market.  I have a very detailed plan for listing luxury and high dollar properties.  The high end buyer isn’t just sitting around searching Zillow.  Putting a luxury listing on the MLS and wishing it luck just isn’t going to cut it.  I would love to go over the professional marketing tactics and strategies I will put in to place for your high end home. The market and demographic is much different when seeking out the Million dollar buyer and cannot be handled the same as an average priced property.

Let me put my decade of real estate marketing to work for you!

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Fall is the Season for SOLD


Summer is gone- Have you missed the “sell boat”?

Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that’s far from the truth! Although it’s not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall, and you don’t want to miss these buyers! They are ready to make a move, today! And selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That’s a misconception that home owners have based on untrue data that floats around. With the right agent, and your home being priced correctly, you can get a great deal selling your home during the fall season. And might actually prefer it. Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.

1. Serious Buyers

– Let’s be honest, if buyers are out during the busy season, looking for homes, they are serious and ready to buy. Although the summer brings in a large crowd, that crowd contains a lot of people that are excited by the season, and fall into the “trend” of house hunting. These people end up not really being serious about the process, and tend to hold off for another time. If people are investing time to look during the fall season, they are more likely to be interested in actually buying your home, instead of touring it.

2. Less Competition

– Selling in the fall isn’t something many families can accomplish due to personal schedules. That’s why a significant amount of homes get listed during the summer season. Which means that summer time brings in a lot of competition. Selling in the fall means the potential house next door that has slightly more perks that may have been listed during the summer, doesn’t make your home sit stagnant, since everyone wanted your neighbor’s house. It also doesn’t devalue your home because of the house that could go up next door that could be under-priced in your neighborhood, and draw all of the attention.

With a slower season, you get dedicated attention to your property, which increases the chance of a sale.

3. Easier to Find Your Dream Home

– Not only do you get to benefit from a slower season during the selling process, but you can also benefit on the buying side. With less competition on your dream house, you can get a better deal. The summer brings a lot of missed opportunities for buyers on their dream homes, because they go off the market instantly. This will give you the opportunity to get your home on the market and take your time to find the right one to resize into. A much calmer pace to the transaction will make it less stressful, and everyone all around happier. Don’t feel rushed into buying a home overnight during the summer, it could turn into a headache. If you want a far more peaceful transaction, that has calmer pace, then selling during the fall is perfect for you.