Orange Beach, AL Real Estate News

By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
I teach Sunday School at my neighborhood chapel and had lunch this afternoon at the clubhouse afterwards. Everyone knows that Daniel and I are in real estate. We often get those "I am so sorry" looks when the subject of the local real estate market becomes the topic of conversation. As is often, the subject of real estate came up between our table and the one next to us. Interestingly, people don't even bother to ask how condos and beach homes are selling in and around Orange Beach Alabama. If you open up the Mobile Press Register, you know! The headline of the real estate section today was..."A dismal outlook for 2009" or something along those lines. In place of questioning real estate, everyone seems interested in whether vacation rentals are up or down. I am one of those "honest to a...
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Hello everyone and HAPPY 2009! I hope that we all enjoy a year together full of happiness, health and success! I want to give you a quick update and also let you know that my full analysis will be available in the next few days! In the meantime, I want to share a few quick numbers with you: Total number of gulf front condo closed sales from 12/1/2007 to 12/31/2007: 23 Total number of gulf front condo closed sales from 12/1/2008 to 12/31/2008: 71!!!! THE TREND CONTINUES! I can not wait to finish my analysis for the 4th quarter of 2008! This December was one of the most active December months that I have experienced since I began working with my father at RE/MAX in 1999! I feel like we are continuing to see positive change in our market. A change that I have been reporting on now for almo...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Http://www.BellaLunaRentals.com The Bella Luna is a waterfront complex that has a marina and outstanding views (see website). The deeded beach access is also just across the street and you can see the beach as well from most units. The Bella Luna redefines upscale. This is your chance to live in the lap of luxury. There are 4 brilliantly designed pools, including 1 heated indoor pool and 1 heated outdoor pool. The fitness center is like none other with individual flat screens for each piece of cardio equipment. Each of our condos have breathtaking views of Ole River and Wolf Bay, impressing for even the die hard beach front lover. Not that the beach is far away, it is just across the street and there are beautiful views of the gulf as well (Its just a plus). We "almost" guarantee that y...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
WOW, there are some great deals on Bella Luna condos for sale in Orange Beach Alabama. If you visit our website at www.BellaLunaRentals.com there is a link on the home page to every condo for sale in the Bella Luna and it is updated hourly so you won't miss out on the latest listings. If you are interested in condos for sale at the Bella Luna then we are the people to call. We are there every weekend showing properties and also sit on the board of directors. You can also visit our main website at www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com for access to the local MLS. Like I said, the easiest way to see the updated MLS listings of all condos in the Bella Luna for sale is visiting our website at www.BellaLunaRentals.com Check out the units for sale at Bella Luna in Orange Beach, Alabama    
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC has launched a new website www.OrangeBeachVacationRentals.net Orange Beach Alabama has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Alabama and has become a resort destination. Prickett Properties has many luxury condo rentals at condominiums such as Turquoise Place, Bella Luna, Marlin Key and Dolphin Harbor. OrangeBeachVacationRentals.Net is a great place for you to start your search for condo rentals in Orange Beach as well as general information about Orange Beach Alabama. The website has updated event information, things to do, as well as pictures of the Orange Beach area. There are some great shopping and dining recommendations and summer camp information for your kids. Visit www.OrangeBeachVacationRentals.Net for vacation rentals in Orange Beach Alabama   Pric...
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Recently I traveled to New York City to a Trump Convention. I had never been to one of these,  so I decided if I was going to go why not participate. The costs were already there, plane, lodging, and food, so for a little more money I could actually promote myself and the wonderful beach the Alabama coast has to offer. The overwhelming question that I received was "where in Florida are you located"? I had pictures of the Alabama Gulf Coast all throughout the booth, and people could not believe their eyes. I guess when you look at a map the Alabama coast looks so small compared to Florida, it gets lost. We actually have 32 miles of pristine, white sandy beaches. We have huge sand dunes, natural scrub oaks and pines, and wonderful sea oats. I have started a new website www.orangebeachvaca...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC is proud to announce it has launched a new website www.OrangeBeachVacationRentals.Net We have created this subsidiary website in an effort to help our guests find our vacation rentals specifically located in Orange Beach Alabama. We have vacation rentals in the following condominium complexes in Orange Beach Al: Turquoise Place Bella Luna Marlin Key Dolphin Harbor Visit www.OrangeBeachVacationRentals.net !!!!   Prickett Properties LLC www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com  
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com for Foreclosure Listings and Information in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama If you are looking for a list of foreclosures in Orange Beach Alabama and Gulf Shores Alabama, we have the information you are looking for. We know of several bank-owned properties. You can get a sweet deal by working with the right people. Contact us today for current AND upcoming forclosure listings. Don't be fooled by short sales. They are unpredicatable, unreliable and often a HUGE waste of time. You want to find bank owned properties already in foreclosure. The banks want to get these properties off their books and will often sell them at a huge discount. There are numerous foreclosures in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama. Also, visit our website at www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Marlin Key in Orange Beach Alabama is a low-density, gulf front condominium. The condo itself has three bedrooms and three baths. The master bedroom has a beautiful gulf view as you can see above. Also, there is a huge master bath with a separate tub and shower. The other two bedrooms have queen beds with their own televisons for rest and relaxation. Marlin Key has a beautiful outdoor pool and grilling area. The beach is literally steps from your condo. This is the perfect beach front location for your next trip to Orange Beach Alabama. You can check dates, rates and book online at our website www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com Here is a direct link to view Marlin Key unit 2G in Orange Beach Alabama CLICK HERE TO VIEW AVAILABILITY, PICTURES, RATES and TO BOOK ONLINE : http://www.gotothegulfcoast...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Turquoise Place is a fabulous new, GULF FRONT property in Orange Beach Alabama. I can't think of a better way to ring in the new year. We have four units for sale and as of today, Dec 22nd, we have ONE left. Of course, you may be interested in making an advace reservation for spring or summer, and we encourage you to visit our website at www.TurquoisePlaceRental.com to see what all Turquoise Place has to offer in Orange Beach Al.  The amenities fabulous. See a brief list below: 1- Private hot tub over looking the ocean 3- Gas Fireplace in Kitchen 4- Outdoor Kitchen 5- Large Indoor pool with sauna and steam room 6- Gulf Front Fitness Room 7- Gulf Front Property with every condo having a direct gulf view All of this can be yours at www.TurquoisePlaceRental.com, just click and book it onli...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
The fact that the real estate market has turned for the worse, is not news to those of us who have been working as sales agents and investors in this market. In fact, the writing was clearly on the wall around 2006. Starting in 2006, things started to fall and agents started belly-aching that the sales were down. It has been almost 3 years since we started the cycle downturn. Fast forward to 2008/2009, foreclosures and absolute auctions are widespread and quickly eliminating inventory. The projections of the future are all doom and gloom. However, I have to ask those who are predicting the future of the market if they predicting the downturn accurately. It seems not long ago, that a lot of the same people were buying up condos and thought they could not lose! At that time, sellers were...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC has launched a new website  for Turquoise Place Vacation Rentals in Orange Beach Alabama at www.TurquoisePlaceRental.com www.TurquoisePlaceRental.com was created for ease of use by customers and search engine optimazation. We want everyone to find Turquoise Place! It is Orange Beach Alabama's new premier beachfront resort. Turquoise Place sits directly on the beach in Orange Beach Alabama and has fabulous amenities for the esquisite traveler. The condo itself has high-end finishings with name brands such as Wolf, Sub Zero, and Duravit. The kitchen is fit for the chef in your family with a gas range and huge Sub Zero refrigerator. The living room has a large flat screen TV and a gas fireplace. Each balcony at Turquoise Place has a private hot tub overlooking the o...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC has launched a new website for its vacation rentals in the Bella Luna, www.BellaLunaRentals.com www.BellaLunaRentals.com is a sister website to our main website www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com and our customers will still find all of the Bella Luna information on the main website. Prickett Properties LLC launched www.BellaLunaRentals.com for ease of use for our customers and search engine optimazation. Don't forget that we have tons of winter specials at the Bella Luna in Orange Beach Alabama. The vacation rentals at the Bella Luna are as low as $135.00 a night until 2/28/2009 so visit our website at www.BellaLunaRentals.com to book your vacation rental at the Bella Luna in Orange Beach Alabama. The website has tons of information about location, amenities, and the area...
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By Anita Elisar
(Surf Song Realty LLC)
Hey Everybody...I am new to AciveRain.  My good friend Debbie introduced me to the site and I am excited to be here.  I thought it might be good to get started by writing about my trip to Vegas.  I am headed there tomorrow.  I am very excited.  I love Vegas.  I love to gamble.  I guess all realtors are gamblers in a sense - don't you agree? I have been very busy with real estate along the Alabama Gulf Coast.  I am licensed in Alabama and Florida so I stay pretty active.  Yes, we are like the rest of the country - we have seen a slow down.  But the good news is that - we at least have some buyers and some construction. There are some great deals at the beach right now!!!  Tell everyone to come see!!! It has been a crazy few months for me.  I had 6 closings in 30 days and I am presently w...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC offers Beach Front Rentals in Turquoise Place. Turquoise Place is Orange Beach Alabama's premier new beach front resort. Visit our website at www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com to book online Update!!! We have launched an new website for Turquoise Place Rentals at www.TurquoisePlaceRental.com Turquoise Place is a beachfront, luxury high rise in Orange Beach Al. Each condomimium home features 3 bedroom and 3 full baths with a state of the art kitchen for the chef in your family! The amenities are a luxurious treat for the distinguished traveler. * Indoor Pool and Indoor Hot Tubs (*Underwater Speakers) * Steam Room and Dry Sauna * Beachfront Fitness Center * Subzero and Wolf Appliances * Private Hot Tub on every balcony * Outdoor Kitchen on every balcony Visit our website at...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC professionally manages several vacation rentals at the Bella Luna in Orange Beach Alabama. We have recently added a spectacular property to our inventory at the Bella Luna, Bella Luna PentHouse 10. We have online booking at www.BellaLunaRentals.com or www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com The Penthouse 10 at the Bella Luna is a perfect location for a special retreat such as a honeymoon, wedding, bachlorette party, or family reunion. The penthouse views are phenomenal (see pictures), and the accommodations can be found no where else.   Please note that this condo comes with a boat slip. The boat slip is large enough to fit a 14 foot beam.   The kitchen is state of the art with a double Sub Zero refrigerator and dining room fit for a king. There are two master suites, both faci...
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By Daniel Prickett
(Prickett Properties LLC)
You did read right. After many budget meetings and careful consideration, the board of Directors was able to lower the condo fees on average 17%. The lower fees are expected to boost property values, as well as, give owners a much needed break in light of the current financial situation the country is in. If you haven't already seen this building it is breathtaking. Check it out at www.BellaLunaRentals.Com . Give me Daniel Prickett with Prickett Properties LLC a call and Ill be happy to give you a tour!!   Prickett Properties www.GoToTheGulfCoast.com
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC is proud to announce that it professionally manages vacation rentals in the Bella Luna in Orange Beach Alabama. You can view our condos and book them online at http://www.gotothegulfcoast.com/complex_details.cfm?ComplexID=34 or www.BellaLunaRentals.com The Bella Luna is a waterfront complex that has a marina and outstanding views (*see (pictures). The deeded beach access is also just across the street and you can see the beach as well from most units. The Bella Luna redefines upscale. This is your chance to live in the lap of luxury. There are 4 brilliantly designed pools, including 1 heated indoor pool and 1 heated outdoor pool. The fitness center is like none other with individual flat screens for each piece of cardio equipment. Each of our condos have breatht...
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Last night we attended "The Grand Christmas Tree Lighting"  at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama! It was a very nice event, with Santa Clause arriving on the Orange Beach firetruck coming down Main Street with his cheery voice shouting "Merry Christmas" to all the children! There was a large crowd that filled the streets and everyone joined in the countdown as the switch was pulled and the very tall and beautiful tree burst into an array of bright  twinkling white lights! All of the children were then invited to visit with Santa on his sleigh and have their annual Santa photos made.  And just between you and me, even at my age, I can still remember how exciting that moment is - to climb up on Santa's knee and share with him what a good little boy or girl you have been all year..... an...
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By Tamala Prickett
(Prickett Properties Vacation Rentals and Real Estate)
Prickett Properties LLC provides property management services for beachfront and bayfront properties in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Fort Morgan Al. Additionally, our company sells these same properties to second home buyers. We have noticed an interesting phenomenon over the past couple of years. Rentors, or as we like to say "Guests," prefer to stay directly on the beach. We get the same phone call over and over..."Do you have a place directly on the beach?" While we love the beach too, we often try to educate them on other properties such as the Bella Luna in Orange Beach Al and why they should give it a try. The Bella Luna is a gorgeous bayfront resort. The resort is a contemporary masterpiece directly on the bay in Orange Beach Alabama. The amenities are phenomenal with features...
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