Orange Beach, AL Real Estate News

By Scott & Tinsley Myrick, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
There are two primary factors that influence the sale of a home in the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama real estate market: price and exposure. If your home is priced above current market values, you'll find it difficult to make the sale. If your home is priced below current market values, others may question if your home has hidden defects. Calculating a fair, but profitable, price for your home within the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama real estate market requires special consideration. Once we have priced your home, I will implement my broad marketing strategies. After all, regardless of the asking price, if no one knows your home is for sale, it will be difficult to achieve your goals. It is important that I, market your home to the largest possible buyers' pool.Contact me ...
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By Tom Sinclair
(About the House - Home Inspections)
I had a call today from a client I worked for several years ago. Back then, he was concerned about his house and asked me to take a look. I made several recommendations and actually recommended several qualified contractors. That was the last I heard of it... until today.Apparently, he had listed and sold his house, only to have it fail a home inspection (by a different firm, not mine). Serious problems were found. He had a contractor review the problems. The contractor has recommended an extensive and expensive repair process. The home owner called me to confirm the contractor's findings and recommendation (smart move!).Apparently, way back when, the home owner decided to hire a cheaper contractor than the ones I had recommended, and, you guessed it... he didn't even get what he paid f...
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By Doug Grantham
(RE/MAX of Orange Beach)
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By Cal Carter
(Keller Williams Realty Alabama Gulf Coast)
For those of you who have friends, family, or clients looking for a great condo or home on the beach, be sure to visit www.gulfshoreslife.com .  We cover Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan Beach, Bay, and Canal properties.  Please note that there is new Tax Legislation that lets qualified investors  buying qualified "new" properties in the Hurricane damaged areas of AL, MS, LA, and parts of TX take a whopping first year depreciation of 50%.  See our GO Zone page for more info from the Internal Revenue Service .  Do your due diligence in regards to the Go Zone and seek the advice of your tax advisor.We have white sandy beaches, fishing, great food, and lots of good music with no cover charges.  It is the old stomping ground of Jimmy Buffett and home of his sisters restaurant "Lul...
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