Top Days to List Your Home for SaleSome Highlights: ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single-family home and condo sales over the past eight years
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A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing MarketThe housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are
With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in
Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs LessIn a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage
Why Getting A PreApproval Should Always Be Your First StepIn our current market, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers homes for sale. This has led to a
The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement PlanningWe often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the
Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even repeat or experienced
Thinking of Selling Your Home? Get Ready to Negotiate!Now that the market has shown signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the
The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your HomeWhen a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the.
Why Is There So Much Paperwork to Sign to Get a Mortgage?We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems
5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling!Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced
If you're selling your home, make sure that it's pet-friendly!One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your
Top Ten Best Reasons to Relocate to Baldwin County Alabama (Part 1 of 2) :Hi folks! Mark DeSeno with Gulf Winds Realty & Development, LLC here to highlight the top ten reasons to buy in,
If You're Looking to Buy in Today's Market, You Have to be Ready!Remember all of those baby boomers who were in the news before the Millennials or Generation X or Y or whatever letter is attached?
Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or
Buying a Home is 35% Less Expensive than Renting!In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year
Baldwin County condo sales prices up in February from a year agoClick here for a Complete List of Current Available Condos in Gulf Shores & Orange BeachThe Baldwin condo market continues to reduce
By Adriana VelezPublished February 07, 2017You may have seen them in bathrooms during trips abroad: a second porcelain trough, next to the toilet, that looks like a cross between a
Making your home more appealing to buyers in today's market.If you're considering selling your home, you may want to take a moment and "be the buyer", meaning, that you should try to look at
HECM Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Offer Guidelines And Submission Info For AgentsOur hope is that the following info may answer some questions and take some of the mystery out of Home
Do you like the neutral colors of this master bedroom or do you prefer something a little more colorful?Whether you're looking for something with a neutral palate like this or something
Supercharge the removal of old, ugly popcorn ceilings with this great technique shown below. Almost no mess or dust.How can you do this yourself? Glad you asked!Pick up a Porter-Cable 7800
The real estate market in the Foley area continues to remain positive with a healthy and steady growth.Numbers from the Foley single-family housing market showed positive increases across the board
Mobile, Al offers many different home styles of living. From Dauphin Island, to West Mobile neighborhoods, to Midtown walking distance to restaurants and entertainment.... to
Daphne, Alabama - Sellers are wanting to move ON - it's your chance to MOVE IN -- for LESS. I know the Eastern Shore market well. Call me when you see something
Sellers are getting more realistic as we see more price reductions in baldwin county. Take a look, give me a call and start packing. Click here to view.
One thing about living in lower Mobile or Baldwin County --- you're never far from the Gulf. Irvington, AL is still a little country jewel close to Bayou La Batre . The
There are several tax benefits, incentives, and deductions to consider when owning a home. As we look forward to a NEW YEAR , let's make sure we don't forget these: HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION in
Gulf Winds Realty & Development is proud and excited to welcome Jerrie Mills to our team! Jerrie has been a leader in the local real estate community for many years and brings a wealth of
How MANY times do you see something and think "Why didn't I think of that?" I just watch a video featured online on the San Francisco Globe that says to share so I'm sharing because some
The season is upon us! No matter where you live in Baldwin County, the Holiday Spirit abounds. Below is a link to the most comprehensive list - city by city - so when you're out
Don't allow this one to slip away! This is the lowest price 3 bedroom home on the market in South Baldwin County!!! Located in Foley and less than a block away from the Foley Middle School. This 3/1
New property coming soon in Foley!510 Carolyn Avenue Foley, AL 36535 This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home is located less than a block from Foley Middle School and all of the great
New property coming soon in River Trace Subdivision!1901 Nile Court Foley, AL 36535 This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located in the heart of Foley and is in great condition.
New property just listed in Amelia Woods Subdivision!12295 John Arthur Drive Foley, AL 36535 This home has lot's to offer, including 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, tile flooring, upgraded kitchen
Get ready as this one won't last!This 4 bedroom, 2 bath brick home is located in Dalewood subdivision in Robertsdale and will be a great opportunity! Offering a split floor
Hurry... Blink and you'll miss this one!This 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home in the heart of Robertsdale is just too good to pass up! You'll find the floor plan sure to please and the
Great new listing coming soon in Amelia Woods Subdivision! This home has lot's to offer, including 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, tile flooring, upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless
Coming soon... another great property from Gulf Winds Realty & Development, LLC!3 bedrooms, 2 bath, brick/wood construction featuring 1738 square feet of living space. Large, level .84
If you've ever had to take a long road trip with kids then you know how stressful it can be for all involved. Many people have either built-in or portable DVD players in their automobiles . With;
Including rental history to a credit score could make all the difference for potential homeowners, according to an article in Businessweek.Experian published an analysis of almost 20
This method is so easy and is a real time saver. No need to shuck or de-silk the ears of corn first.Share it with your friends and family & have a great! :)
There often seems to be a lot of confusion as to the actual living area square footage of a room with slanted or angled walls and/or a low ceiling such as a converted attic or
Are you wasting time working with unqualified buyers? Yes, absolutely!To show properties to unqualified buyers is akin to shopping without a wallet! You wouldn't go to the market and shop
Is your current real estate company sending you solid leads and providing you with a proven lead management system that allows you more time to build your business and make money?YES?Great!
Enjoy the charm of this 1910 cottage style home with the convenience and energy savings of many modern updates throughout! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a wonderful front porch for those lazy afternoons
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Relax on the porches or gather around the pool! This stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has lot's to offer, including a nice 3 acre +/- lot, pool, dual fireplaces for inside and
This amazing executive property has so much to offer! Located on 2.63 acres +/- so there's no crowded feeling of living in a regular subdivision yet you have the benefit of being;
Here's a sleeper! Don't miss out on this great home featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautiful hardwood flooring throughout, large living room with fireplace, formal dining room, large kitchen,
Quiet country living awaits you! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home offers peace and quiet on 4 acres +/- and is great for commuters to Mobile and/or Pensacola due to being only a couple
WOW! This one is going to sell F-A-S-T! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, split floor plan with lot's of charm. Fenced rear yard with nice wood deck on rear of the home that's perfect
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features low maintenance brick and vinyl construction with a dimensional shingle roof. Large, split floor plan with lots of room for your family. Master
Awesome location! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in Canterbury Place Subdivision and has a lot to offer! Featuring a 2 car attached garage, fenced rear yard, pool, hot tub,
For those of you looking for the song from the Corona Extra Commercial with the "flying shoes" here you!
Great location! Great potential! This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the heart of Elberta is almost ready for market and won't last long at the anticipated price! This one will need
Here comes another great opportunity from Gulf Winds Realty & Development! This beautiful 1.5 story home located in Austinbrook Subdivision is a sight to behold. Featuring 4
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,705 sf contemporary home features quiet living surrounded by undeveloped nature area, yet is within minutes of downtown shopping, dining and recreational facilities!
Great value and lot's of potential! Don't miss out on this gen located right in the heart of Summerdale. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, low maintenance concrete block construction with a
Great new property coming soon at 268 Royal Lane Fairhope, AL 36532. Located in desirable Idlewild Subdivision and only minutes to all the great shopping and dining that Fairhope has to. &
WOW! There's an expectation for a mortgage holder to keep their mortgage current but doing so after death is bizarre! This is evidently the case when a woman’s “mummified”
More than 200 vendors and artists from around the country will display and sell their artwork on the streets of Fairhope next week as the 62nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival kicks off March 14-16
Stuff that works!This morning I awoke to find that my flapper valve on one one of my toilets had finally given up the ghost and needed replacement. I had this happen last year with another
Understanding Functional Obsolescence In Valuing Your Home(fireplug in driveway)Functional obsolescence in Real Estate can be defined as a property not complying with normal utility or current
Looking for a great way to store seasonal or extra sheet sets and keep them all together? Here's a quick and easy tip-Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and!
Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling over! Easy and.
Great stocking stuffers while they last!SLPower 7 Snowlizard portable battery for charging your devices. It can charge 2 tablets or smart phones at the same time or one iPhone 3 times due to it's
Important First Look™ Update:Effective January 2, 2014, the First Look™ period is being extended from 15 to 20 days with the exception of Nevada which will remain at 30 days. Eligible
When: Friday, December 6, 2013Where: Heritage Park -125 E Laurel Avenue Foley, AL 36535Come out to hear Christmas carols, sip hot cocoa, enjoy the lighting of the Christmas tree ~and~
Fairhope’s Annual Magical Christmas ParadeWhen: Friday, December 6, 2013Where: Downtown FairhopeThe Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade is a wonderful event for the entire family! Come line the
Baldwin County residential sales in September rose 21.1 percent from the same period in 2012. There were 362 residential closings in September reflecting an increase of 63 units over 2012.
Interesting info on residential home sales in Baldwin County, Alabama during the past quarter. Here's how people bought their new homes:46% used Conventional Financing27% Paid Cash10%
For those hoping to buy a home again after a short sale or foreclosure, the wait may be over.The Federal Housing Authority has announced it is shortening the mandatory waiting periods for homeowners
Look no further!If you're looking for some room to grow, then this is it! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Robertsdale, AL is situated on a beautiful 2.5 acre lot! This property offers
Recently updated and ready for you! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home in Spring Run Place subdivision in Fairhope, AL has completely new flooring, interior paint, fixtures and Whirlpool
Attention Agents working with Buyers on Fannie Mae HomePath Properties...A new tool to assist you in preparing for the offer process is now available. Please take a moment to check it out and
Hurry... Blink and you'll miss this one!This 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home in Candlestick Estates subdivision is just too good to pass up! You'll find the floorplan sure to please and
Gulf Winds Realty & Development has just listed a new REO Foreclosure located at 4029 Kendallbrooke Loop in Foley, AL 36535.This 3/2 bath home in Kendallbrooke subdivision is a fantastic deal
I was just taking a look through the local MLS system and thought it might be fun to give you some links to the"biggest" houses by square footage in Baldwin county. 7000 Square Feet - :/