Baldwin County, AL Real Estate News

By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
I inherited the 601 and bought 1602 before it was built. Paid 625k for it and it is now worth about 975k..
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All of the fees and charges that a purchaser and a seller are responsible for paying during settlement, or the closing of a property transaction, are referred to as closing costs. Closing costs are often covered by the buyer, although this isn't always the case. The buyer and seller may bargain, and the former may request that the latter bear some or even all of the closing costs.Depending on the state, the closing costs may range from state to state. While closing costs with taxes in Alabama average $2,370.78, closing costs without taxes come in at $2,141.32.Any prospective home buyer in Fairhope, Alabama, should work with a qualified and knowledgeable real estate agent who can give them an exact idea of the closing costs they may anticipate spending. A real estate agent can also assis...
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By Judd Gillespie, Relationships Built
(Brooke Butler Homes at Mobile Bay Realty)
Phone rings. Zillow Lead. Can I take it? Should I take it? Busy day with the fam - Sunday no less. Do I let my teammate answer? Nah… I am too new and too hungry to let it go. I can apologize later… Meet the client - who will remain unnamed as she is a very private person. We connect. Not surprisingly I have this uncanny way of finding Seven Degrees of Judd Gillespie. She is from a town very close to a town we lived in as a child in Northern Idaho. My sisters were born there. She knows the lake. She knows the streets we used to play on. She rides bikes in the parks I would watch the Broom Hockey League my dad used to coach in. She flew in one day to check out a property and did not love it. Called me and wanted to check out another property. We looked at a home that just hit her deep in ...
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Discover Living in Fairhope, Alabama As the pinnacle of the Gulf Coast lifestyle, Fairhope is difficult to surpass. There are few places more scenic, with antebellum homes, streets lined with live oaks, and a charming, walkable downtown. With a population of about 17,000, Fairhope sits on bluffs that overlook Mobile Bay, so you’re never far from a view of the water. It may not have the white sand beaches of the Florida panhandle, but it has a laid-back vibe that lowers your blood pressure. But how much does it cost to live in Fairhope, Alabama? Well, it's approximately on a level with the national average in most areas. Furthermore, in a few areas, such as healthcare, utilities, and transportation, expenses are lower than the national average. Fairhope provides a lot of bang for your co...
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Bluffs, Fairhope, AL Community and Real Estate InformationThe Bluffs, located in Fairhope, Alabama's northwestern area, is a beautiful and wealthy neighborhood. Gayfer Ct to the north, Mobile Bay to the west, Fairhope Avenue to the south, and N Church St to the east form distinct boundaries. This neighborhood is one of Fairhope's oldest local communities. It is a private historic village that shares the city's history. In 1908, the town had 500 inhabitants who put forth a great deal of effort to preserve and improve the town's facilities. Since then, The Bluffs has established itself as one of the city's most well-known neighborhoods. The Bluffs has a great mix of Craftsman, Traditional, and Ranch architectural homes for rent. The combination of these basic but sophisticated designs hig...
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Fruit and Nut, Fairhope, AL Community and Real Estate InformationFruit and Nut is a wonderful community in Fairhope, Alabama, bordered to the north by Fairhope Avenue, to the west by Mobile Bay, to the south by Laurel Avenue, and the east by S Section Street. It's a must-see neighborhood with streets named after fruits and nuts trees, as well as the town's name. Popular intellectuals and artists have called it home, including Fannie Flagg, Winston Groom, and Upton Sinclair. Today, the community is home to a diverse group of talented and friendly people who appreciate the neighborhood's beautiful facilities and convenience.  Fruit and Nut real estate is surrounded by tall, vibrant Oak trees that perfectly line the neighborhood's scenic and pleasant streets. These homes are usually built ...
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Montrose, Fairhope, AL Community and Real Estate InformationMontrose is a historic neighborhood in Fairhope, Alabama's northern area. Holy Cross Circle to the north, Mobile Bay to the west, Ecor Rouge Lane to the south, and Montrose Woods to the east form the town's boundaries. It was originally known as Sibley City in honor of Cyrus Sibley, a former landowner in the region. This neighborhood, which is designated as a historic district, comprises fifteen historically significant buildings throughout Montrose. It is assisted by a large number of residential residences, as well as the 1890 Montrose Post Office and a range of financial facilities. Hundreds of people now live in the charming community and happily enjoy the excellent low-scale atmosphere. Monterey Mediterranean, Creole Cotta...
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Lakewood Golf Club Estates, Fairhope, AL Community and Real Estate InformationYou can find Lakewood Golf Club Estates, a small golf community in Fairhope on Alabama's southern portion. Twin Beech Road S to the north, Scenic Highway 98 to the west, Polo Ridge Boulevard to the south, and Section Street to the east form a safe boundary. This charming neighborhood is centered on a stunning golf course. Thereby, the whole neighborhood is surrounded by a beautiful setting which you can enjoy. It is, without a doubt, one of Alabama's wealthiest golf course communities. The area is full of upscale homes, tree-lined streets, and a luxurious setting with stunning views. Today, this affluent neighborhood exudes a lovely blend of comfort and serenity. Architectural styles found in Lakewood Golf Clu...
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Silverhill, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationSilverhill is a small town in the central portion of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area in Baldwin County, Alabama. The town is centered at the crossing of Silverhill Avenue and Broad Streets directly west of Robertsdale. This community is a convenient option for families looking to move into the area or buyers interested in an affordable home option. Houses in the neighborhood are primarily ranch-style homes built in the 70s to 80s. Most builds in the community are single-family designs perfect for those looking for a family-friendly neighborhood in the region. There are also lots of vacant lots perfect for those who prefer to build a house from scratch. As there are several employment opportuni...
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Loxley, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationLoxley is a small town in the north-central portion of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area in Baldwin County, Alabama. The town sits north of Robertsdale, centered along Hickory Street. The city's industry is primarily agricultural in nature, with the Summit Landscape Supply serving as a primary employer for the community. As a small rural town, housing in Loxley aims to provide convenient housing options for the many workers and business owners in the region. Homes in Loxley are comprised primarily of single-family homes in cul de sac subdivisions and suburban neighborhoods. These houses offer family-friendly features and are perfect for those looking to move here with their children. If you would li...
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Robertsdale, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationThe town of Robertsdale is a rural community on the eastern portion of Baldwin County, Alabama. The town has been incorporated into the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area and sits conveniently along US Highway 90 between Loxley to the north and Summerdale to the south. The town has kept its strong agricultural roots, with most of the surrounding land area being used as farms. The town itself serves primarily as a bedroom community for the various workers of these farmsteads.Real Estate in Robertsdale is comprised mostly of affordable and mid-priced single-family homes. Several residential developments in the community, including the older colonials built during the early years of the city and many o...
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Lillian, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationLillian is a waterfront town on the eastern edges of Baldwin County, Alabama. The town sits along Route 98 on the western side of the Perdido Bay Bridge. Lillian has a distinctly small-town feel with vast untouched nature preserves, forested lands, and expansive farmsteads. Suburban developments are spread in between, with the older Colonial homes making up many inland properties in the area. However, the highlight of the community are the various waterfront homes lining its coast facing Perdido Bay. These residences feature lovely beach areas and small ports that berth private boats. Fishing and agriculture are normal industries within the community and are an important aspect of Lillian's history and culture. If you w...
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Josephine, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationJosephine is an idyllic town in the southeastern portion of Baldwin County, Alabama. The town of Josephine is a detached community surrounded by undeveloped land areas and farm estates. The community has a long coastline that faces Bay La Launch, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean via Bayou Saint John. As such, most of the coast is lined with small docks used to berth privately owned boats. Boat owners enjoy easy access to the waterways bordering Alabama and Florida with lots of opportunities for fishing and other water activities. There are man-made water features to extend the available coastline to cater to the community's demand for waterfront homes. Further inland, you can find a selection of single-family homes, ...
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Elberta, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationElberta is a small town within the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area in Baldwin County, Alabama. Elberta is a mostly agricultural farm town that offers convenient housing options for the various farmsteads surrounding the community. The town also serves as an excellent bedroom community for the larger city of Foley and features a collection of lovely single-family homes in idyllic suburban settings. The design of the town reflects the old farming village models common during the initial agricultural boom of the region. This means most lots are split into square plots of land with roads having a north-south and east-west orientation. Home builds in the community retain their colonial themes, many of whi...
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Magnolia Springs, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationMagnolia Springs is an inland town surrounding an estuary that leads into Mobile Bay within the south-central portion of Baldwin County, Alabama. The town is a five-minute drive from Foley and about 25 minutes away from Downtown Fairhope. The community serves as an ideal bedroom community for families who prefer to live in a quiet rural setting surrounded by mature trees and water features. The town sits along the similarly named Magnolia River, with the name Magnolia Springs coming from a widening of the river, which pools into a small lake-like body before proceeding into the bay. The community's private setting makes it an attractive option for retirees looking for a more relaxed environment. Properties in t...
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Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationFort Morgan is an unincorporated community occupying the western portion of the southern peninsula of Baldwin County, Alabama. The community sits to the west of Gulf Highlands and serves as a barrier island for Mobile Bay. The town is home to the Fort Morgan State Historic Site and old US Army fort built in 1813. The fort defends the inland coast and has a rich military history and significance during the civil war. Although there's a limited land area on the peninsula, most stable land has been developed into small residential structures. These homes typically are single-family home builds with architecture specifically designed to protect them from storm surges and harsh ocean winds. If you would like...
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Spanish Fort, Eastern Shore, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationSpanish Fort is a city in the northwestern portion of Baldwin County, Alabama. The city sits along Interstate-10 directly north of Daphne, with Mobile Bay occupying its western border. A couple of well-developed shopping centers in Spanish Fort, including the Eastern Shore Centre to its east and the Spanish Fort Center to the west. As for real estate, most real estate in the community is single-family homes within suburban subdivisions, hillside communities, and some waterfront homes along its coastline. The city is also home to the TimberCreek Golf Club, which offers a lovely selection of luxury homes sitting along with the club's beautiful emerald green courses. Home prices in the area range betwee...
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Daphne, Eastern Shore, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationDaphne is one of several cities along the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. The city sits on the northwestern corner of Baldwin County, Alabama, where you'll find two bridge crossings that lead to the city of Mobile. Like other cities in the region, Daphne features various suburban residential developments that stretch outside of the main highways that pass through the community. These highways are typically lined with commercial establishments, including shopping centers, small businesses, office buildings, government offices, and more.Real Estate in Daphne is comprised mostly of single-family homes ranging from around $200,000 to $300,000. There are also some luxury subdivisions and golf communities that have...
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Point Clear Neighborhood PostNeighborhood and Real Estate InformationPoint Clear is a waterfront neighborhood in the southwestern portion section of Downtown Fairhope, Alabama. Mobile Bay borders the neighborhood to the west sitting on a peninsula that juts out of the mainland. A significant portion of the neighborhood is occupied by the Lakewood Golf Club, with waterfront properties along the coast and other suburban developments in other sections. Serving mostly as a luxury real estate submarket, the area offers a lovely collection of property options for buyers looking at getting a new home in the neighborhood. Lakewood Golf Club is perfect for those looking at an enjoy country club living with well-manicured emerald green courses facing their backyard. Coastal properties are lined w...
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Foley, Alabama Community PostCommunity and Real Estate InformationFoley is a city in the central portion of Baldwin County, Alabama. The town enjoys easy access to the various coastal cities to the south and other developed city centers on the county's western side. Unlike the major urban centers and tourist towns in the region, Foley is primarily an agricultural town with many suburban developments offering an affordable bedroom community for other more-developed cities in the region. Property prices in the community range between $200,000 to $300,000, perfect for families looking for a move-up home in the heart of Baldwin County. Buyers interested in a luxury property will also find historic residences, estate homes, and other million-dollar properties closer to the city center. For a...
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