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Home Buying in Gulf Shores : Real Estate Advice

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Janel Smith, Real Estate Pro in orange Beach, AL
Thu Jul 9, 2015
Janel Smith answered:
I am a Realtor so I cannot answer that but I would love to email you some lenders I like to use and they may be able to answer that for you if you would like?
janelasmith@gmail.com if you would like to receive some info of lenders in the area! ... more
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Dakota Murdo…, Real Estate Pro in Bon Secour, AL
Wed Mar 4, 2015
Dakota Murdock answered:
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David & Angie…, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Thu Feb 12, 2015
David & Angie Swiger answered:
The Gulf Shores/Orange Beach market can be a challenge for appraisers. Appraisers typically explore the comps in the building or surrounding area and determine the fair market value for the unit compared to those comparables. Seems simple enough as long as the market is stable; however, as appraiser usually doesn't take into account a rising or falling market, so he/she may not be able to appraise a property to meet the rising selling prices or desirability of the building.

For this reason, if an appraiser is able to justify the contract price, they will typically appraise the property at that value since fair market value is what a buyer is willing to pay for the property.
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David & Angie…, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Thu Feb 12, 2015
David & Angie Swiger answered:
The last person to sign an AL purchase agreement could be the buyer or the seller, depending on the negotiating process. Once Buyer and Seller come to an agreement and both parties sign, the contract is considered executed. ... more
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David & Angie…, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Thu Feb 12, 2015
David & Angie Swiger answered:
Although some Sellers may be more inclined to reduce their selling price after the summer season, you will probably not see any drastic price reductions during the shoulder season. You may, however, have more to choose from as a buyer since many Sellers wait until after the season to put their properties on the market. ... more
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Wed Dec 10, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
I believe you would need to close in 2014 to have the sale count for 2014. Not sure what "deductions" you would benefit from except for the closing costs of the loan. You will not have any real interest deductions. Best to talk to your accountant on this one. ... more
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Brian Harris, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Mon Sep 22, 2014
Brian Harris answered:
I can see your concern but there are enough variety in the communities down here that you can find what you are looking for. One question you need to consider is whether or not you would be okay with a condo or do you specifically want a single family home. There are several condo developments that came to mind when I was reading your post: The Enclave, Emerald Greens. And a condo could give you the community and amenities you are looking for without all of the maintenance needed from a single family home.

Good luck in your search and remember, I am here to help if you need me!
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David & Angie…, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Mon Mar 24, 2014
David & Angie Swiger answered:
Prospective buyers need an agent who can walk them through the buying process from start to finish. We not only help our buyers find that perfect property to fit their needs, but also put them with local reputable experts for home inspections, lending services, insurance quotes, etc. New to the area? We're happy to help you get settled with suggestions for everything from a local doctor to the best restaurants!

Welcome to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!
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Kay and Gary…, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Mon Mar 17, 2014
Kay and Gary Gilpin answered:
Home Owners Association fees....when you live in a condo development or some subdivisions, there will be an association you are required to belong to....this association managed the property, takes care of all the common elements like entrance ways, pools and other recreational facilities, and typically pays for common area utilities and insurance. You are assessed a percentage of those costs based on a formula agreed to by the association. ... more
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Taylor Means, Real Estate Pro in Orange Beach, AL
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Taylor Means answered:
Hi Daniel. What is the address of the property that you are inquiring about? I maintain a current list of announced local real estate auctions which include both third party auctions and courthouse step auctions (ie: foreclosure notices) and would be glad to assist you. ... more
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Steve Jones, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Tue Feb 4, 2014
Steve Jones answered:
Not just any library; a library of excellence! The Thomas B. Norton Public Library in Gulf Shores was the only statewide public library to receive the Gold Star Standards Achievement Award in 2012, presented by the Alabama Library Association (ALLA). It has been awarded this designation five times in recent years. You can learn about this and all other City and community sponsored events at www.gulfshoresal.gov. There is also an excellent community calendar on the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber website at www.mygulfcoastchamber.com.

I stand ready to assist you with your property search and get you started living the great life on the Alabama Gulf Coast.!
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Valerie Head, Real Estate Pro in Fairhope, AL
Sat Dec 28, 2013
Valerie Head answered:
In Gulf Shores on County Road 6 at ANDHURST WALK the HOA's are $25 monthly.
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Valerie Head, Real Estate Pro in Fairhope, AL
Sat Dec 28, 2013
Valerie Head answered:
ANDHURST WALK on County Road 6 in Gulf Shores is not in a flood zone and there are 114 homesites. 16 houses are now occupied, 7 new houses are available, from 1700 sqft to 2900. Call Valerie Head 251-423-3109 for more information. ... more
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Joe Snapp, Real Estate Pro in Bainbridge Island, WA
Sun Dec 22, 2013
Joe Snapp answered:
Hello Mkvtax, better than flood maps, try our new www.FloodBuddy.com and get exactly what you asked for and instantly "find flood zone maps for Gulf Shores". We are a new type of national flood insurance agency built online to help all USA property owners figure out and purchase flood insurance ASAP, and free.

There's no quicker or easier way to get a flood insurance rate zone or a flood policy.
Joe Snapp, Licensed Founding Agent, CEO
FloodBuddy Insurance LLC
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John Bobe, Real Estate Pro in Gulf Shores, AL
Sat Nov 9, 2013
John Bobe answered:
Tom Martin is great builder for our area! he has built two for me and I will use him again!
The per foot price varies greatly when you upgrade fixtures, granite and change building plans during the process. Tom typically gives a budget per item so you have an idea when your are decking out your beach house! This helped us a lot! ... more
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Mary McNair, Real Estate Pro in Fairhope, AL
Mon Oct 14, 2013
Mary McNair answered:
Are you considering buying property in Gulf Shores, but have a connection to Biloxi?

Let me know if you need any help researching and exploring your options in the Gulf Shores market. I can set you up for automatic property updates when properties are new or back on the market, or have a price change. This will help you to not miss an opportunity.

I look forward to assisting you in any way I can.
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Mary McNair, Real Estate Pro in Fairhope, AL
Fri Sep 20, 2013
Mary McNair answered:
I recommend you search for that specific community, then ask your question there. You're more likely to get an answer.
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karen.llewel…, Other/Just Looking in Gulf Shores, AL
Thu Jun 13, 2013
karen.llewellyn answered:
Hello 143tigers,

Please give me a call and I'll be happy to sit down with you. I have 24 yrs of experience as a mortgage loan officer and will be happy to help you prepare to purchase a home.

Karen Llewellyn
Supreme Lending
(251) 228-0117
karen.llewellyn@supremelending.com
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Virginia & D…, Real Estate Pro in Orange Beach, AL
Wed May 1, 2013
Virginia & David Coate answered:
There are 4 Government Subs in Baldwin County. Typically this was land owned by 1 or more departments of the federal government. The land was subdivided and the subdivision process requires a legal name to be recorded. Rather that create unique names that an individual would, the federal government just calls it "Government Subdivision ....", their will usually be a range and township number after that to differentiate the different Government Subdivisions. The ones in our area are down Fort Morgan Road. Some of the subdivisions have been sold to private individuals, some are still retained by Fish and Wildlife Services or the General Services Administration (GSA). ... more
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