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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Sharon K Lavender answered:
Yes, please visit:
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Hi Richard, You really should contact and insurer or insurers to get the answers about rates and whether east of 181 would be less than west of 181.
Personally, I think decent rates can be found based on lots of different issues - age of the property for example.
Good luck...
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Julie Achimon answered:
I might have something that would work for you if you want to give me a call. 251-786-5324. Julie Achimon, Cottage Properties
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Rob Davis answered:
There may be some very good qualities of a DR Horton home, as there are with other area "box" builders. For instance, you do get a lot of square feet for the $ per sqft sales price. However, there should be no confusing a "box" or "production" builder with a true custom builder. My company, Monarch Homes, is a custom builder. We design and build your home just as you want it from the beginning. We nurture our relationships with our Owners to form a partnership in the construction of your new home. Our Owners are involved in every phase of construction, working hand in hand to build your "home"....not just a house. Typically, with a "box" builder, you sit down at the beginning with a sales rep, pick out the options and upgrades that they offer to their limited existing plans, sign the deal and then come back when the home is finished to close.
For more info on Custom Builder please contact me directly. Thanks.

Rob Davis
Fairhope Realty Group
Monarch Homes
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Peter Mohylsky answered:
DR Horton builds a very good home that is perfect for first time buyers or people who might need to move in several years. They buy lots in quantity in today's market at lower prices, they buy materials in quantity and build several homes in a row. This is a cost savings they pass on to the buyer. They are not custom home builders but will modify their plans if you get them at the right time. If you really want to build a dream home to live in for a longer period of time, it makes sense to deal with a builder who can take your dreams and make it into reality. ... more
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Nope. Most sellers want to sell to move on. Most know the rent to own market is a ripoff and the renters almost always fail to purchase and the owner is stuck having to resell the property when the renter defaults and leaves the house worse than when they moved in because they knew they would not be able to buy it and that they were going to lose the deposit and extra option money paid each month.

Just rent and buy when you can.
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Mary McNair asked:
Not only is he dreaming about renting that property for that much, it's a scam! This property is listed with our company for sale only. It already has a tenant. DON'T SEND A DEPOSIT or ...
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Mary McNair answered:
Another critical thing to be aware of when buying a foreclosure is that you don't get clear title until the one-year anniversary of the property being sold on the courthouse steps (i.e. foreclosure sale).

You'd have to keep detailed records of everything you did to the house to make it safe to occupy. Things like changing out functional countertops with granite may not be considered a reimbursable expense if it was a preference change. But fixing the roof, replacing appliances that weren't working or unsafe, replacing carpet that was beyond salvage, etc., are examples of things that should be reimbursable, but you have to prove it was necessary. So take lots of pictures of the before to back up your case.

The longer a property has been on the market, the less likely you would have to give up your home. But it does happen, although very rarely. You basically have to ask yourself if you are willing to risk being one of the very few that it does happen to.

Also, don't assume foreclosures are the best deals. It can be worth paying a little more to own it with a clear title from day one.

Give me a call if I can help you with your home search.
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Beverly Michie answered:
Yes there are some available. Are you talking short term vacation rental orang term?

Beverly Michie
Better Homes and Land
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
Mary McNair answered:
I can help you with that. I have search capabilities via the MLS system that the general public doesn't have. If you aren't already working with an agent to do this for you, give me a call and I'll be glad to get all the information I need to find you options. We have one listing on Danne Road that has a pool and which is shown under my Trulia listings. ... more
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Mary McNair answered:
It doesn't show as being listed with a Realtor. What has you asking?

Are you working with a Realtor yet to help you find something that is available that would be a good match for you? If not, I'd appreciate being considered to represent you at no cost to you. Read the recommendations posted to my provide to determine if I sound like the right agent for you.

Please give me a call to tell me what you are looking for and I'll get some listing details e-mailed for your consideration.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Julie Martin answered:
According to the Baldwin County MLS 154 houses have sold and closed so far in 2012. 34 were foreclosures. 6 were short sales. 20 were new construction. So 94 were existing, non foreclosure, non short sale properties. I don't know how that compares to the rest of the state, but with less than 25% of the sales being foreclosures I think that is pretty good. ... more
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Hi Jill, You would probably be looking at Gulf Shores or Orange Beach. While I consider Fairhope to be close to the gulf beaches, (thirty minute drive most days), I think you would be more interested in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.
I have lived in Fairhope my whole life, and I love Point Clear and Fairhope. All the amenities you list are there, as well as down by the beach. I consider Fairhope and Point Clear, well heck the whole eastern shore, to fit your bill and be close. Depends on what you prefer. The Eastern Shore has tons of water activities, and if you have a boat, then all these communities are boater friendly, with public access, free launching and convenience.

If you want to chat, please feel free to call anytime.

Warm regards,
Dedra Lipscomb
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Daphne
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
I am on the beach but here in North Carolina. Living 150 ft from the ocean has many pros and cons. What exactly is your question?
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Fred Glick answered:
Have him go to and go through all three credit bureaus and dispute the charge.

If the creditor does not answer in 30 days, it will be removed. They usually do not have anyone assigned to do this at small companies.

It will take some time, but it's the only way to do it and it is free! That website is provided by the 3 credit bureaus by the government so that all Americans can check their credit once a year.

Do NOT go to a credit cleaner-upper. This is a small thing to get done and he does not have to pay money to do it.

Good luck,

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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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Thu Jul 8, 2010
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 Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
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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 ... more
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