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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Dedra Lipscomb answered:
I am so sorry that I haven't answered you sooner. For some reason, I am no longer getting question notifications.....
At any rate, it is doubtful. While there are a couple of properties in that range, they are not 3/2 and would probably not suit your needs. However, at the southeast corner of the Fruit and Nut Section is Covered B ridge Estates, and you could definitely get into that area in your price range. Nice homes there, and you should definitely take a look. ... more
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no local answers yet--any local agent can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Tulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
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Mon Apr 26, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Sometimes.

Sometimes the builder is able to line up especially good financing. Then, if you use that particular lender--and you qualify financially--you may get very attractive financing. But always shop and compare.

Also, recognize that a lot of "extras" that builders sell (fireplace, finished basement, certain upgrades) cost the builder far less than he's charging you. So, sometimes, if a builder wants to move some houses, he can throw in those extras for nothing, or at a very reduced cost.

One other tip: Use a Realtor even when buying from a builder. It won't cost you any more, and the Realtor may be able to negotiate some things for you that you wouldn't be able to get on your own.

Another tip: Have a home inspection, even on a new home.

Hope that helps.
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Mon Apr 5, 2010
Destiny Parks answered:
Yes it is. The MLS # is 159669. If you have any questions about this listing I can be reached at (251) 786-5200 or by email at destinyparks@mchsi.com.
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Wed Oct 6, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
A local realtor could keep their eye out for you. I would be happy to refer you to someone if you're not familiar with the area or don't have a realtor already. Good luck!

Ralph Windschuh
Certified Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Associate Broker
Century 21 Princeton Properties
631-467-0009
rwindschuh@c21princetonproperties.com
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Sun Feb 28, 2010
Amy Jones answered:
Found 4 houses on Bay Dr. One in Lillian and three in Orange Beach. All Great houses, none 33015. If you would like a showing or further assistance, Please feel free to contact me.

Amy Jones, Realtor with ERA Class.Com
ajoneshomes@hotmail.com
251-424-7664
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Mon Dec 21, 2009
Dedra Lipscomb answered:
Hi James,
In the state of Alabama, Law requires that when a property is foreclosed by a lender, that the property owner be allowed a period of time to redeem the property. In Alabama, that right lasts one full year from the date of foreclosure, wherein the original owner can pay the lender off and get their property back.
To get a complete explanation of these rights, you should consult an attorney.
Good question. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to send me a private email or call.
Warm regards,
Dedra Lipscomb
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
Cindy Goldman answered:
Hi Missy,

I live in Daphne, Alabama, and would be happy to send you school information for Daphne and Fairhope.
If I can help you with any of your real estate needs, please contact me at goldmancindyr@gmail.com ... more
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Elena Sivak answered:
Actually, we got a Notice about increase of land value for tax propose in 2013 by $10,000.00( in 2012 was $50,000.00, in 2013 will be $60,000.00).
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Dave Heck answered:
I am pretty certain this "Green thing" is here to stay! I would also say it's one of the biggest waves of the future. Obviously, if it is affordable you are looking to build and sell, then it best be affordable. I would figure out what a home will cost to build and sell, and compare it to the local market. If you can offer a green solution at a great price, you have a winner! ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Dottie Studt answered:
Yes, there are some many foreclosures, short sales that it is affecting the appraisals...
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Sat Aug 22, 2009
Joshua Hanoud answered:
Just an FYI - We've got gulf-front condos in my area starting at about that...directly on the gulf...
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Sat Aug 22, 2009
Dottie Studt answered:
Condo prices are continuing to drop. If you want a list of current solds. Call me or email
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Sun Jul 19, 2009
Tia Stanley answered:
Based on the 58 homes that sold in Robertsdale in the last 6 months, the average sold price was 96.09 % of the list price. The average sold price was $107,410. Now that is an average from lowest to highest. The average sold price per square foot was $71.30 with average days on market of 139.

The median sold price was 98.47% of the list price. **Median means that of the 58 listings, half sold above the median, and half sold below the median. The median sold price was $102,000.

I hope this helps, but real estate is very specific. If I can help further please call me at 251-406-2859.
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Wed May 5, 2010
Emily Mitchell answered:
Several "Average Joes" purchased property at the auction. Unfortunately the auction was over a year ago so that opportunity is gone. Check out our website www.seamitchell.com and you can view our current listings in the building. We have two bedroom units listed for 400500, and 1 bedrooms listed for 142000. The one bedrooms don't have a balcony, but they rent really well and you can still enjoy all the amenities that Escapes has to offer. Let me know if I can help you further. ... more
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Karen Harrison answered:
I hope we have seen the low price in some buildings already. For example San Carlos sold for much lower 6 months ago than more recently. You can still find buildings that haven't had sales in a long time and when you look at the pricing there it is just not market price. We are finding many listings getting multiple offers. As mortgages get even harder to come by and with more notices of default still being sent out there may still be some lower pricing to come this fall. I would hope that would be the last price drop if we do in fact see another price drop then. There are more cash buyers than ever before. Paying cash is best and will definately help you to cash flow mortgages are difficult but not impossible. ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Michael Emery answered:
Prices may drop in the fall but depending on where you live, inventory all begins to drop off as well. In Minnesota listings begin to drop after early to mid October and are put back on the market in spring. Many sellers discover that low ball offers start coming out of the woodwork late in the fall, so they pull off for the winter and hope that prices will rise again. ... more
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Katherine Manush answered:
I can refer you to someone in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach are through my company, RealtySouth. I have had several clients that were looking for much the same information when they purchased in the area. Most resale agents can give you the information you want in order to make an informed decision. Let me know if that would be a help to you. ... more
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
DEDRA LIPSCOMB, GRI answered:
Hi Shane, I expect that what you will find is that it is disclosed as an IBHS home. After all, it has gone through the rigors of making it safe, according to the standards of the Institute for for home safety. If it isn't disclosed, just ask the listing agent.
I hope this helps.
Warm regards,
Dedra Lipscomb
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