Lighthouse Condos

The Lighthouse condos in Gulf Shores, AL are probably the best investment condos in the area. The rental incomes compared to the current sales prices make for a solid gulf front condo investment. Click the "GO" link under this description to view cur... Read More

Total Listings 12 Average Price $518,908
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AL Gulf Coast | Northwest FL Coast

This website has over 1,200 pages and displays every piece of real estate for sale from Gulf Shores, AL to Destin, FL;  including Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach FL.  We've combined this site with condo-sites and social media to create a huge network designed for marketing condos and homes along the Gulf of Mexico.  Analytics shows thousands of vacationers are using our sites daily as well.  Understanding that VRBO is the most used website in our areas, we simply forward targeted-traffic from our network directly to client landing pages, like VRBO, containing availability calendars and booking tools.  Whether booking reservations themselves or paying someone, its efficient and effective.  The last thing anyone wants is unnecessary phone calls and emails!  This is a great tool and its free to our clients.

We've been in business here since 2000 and wrote every word on this website ourselves.  Large websites like Realtor dot com send your info to multiple agents that paid for the leads.  No telling who you'll get or how many phone calls from different agents.  We've been on these same beaches dealing with a lot of the same great people for a long time.  If you have a question, send us an email or give us a call.

Why buy your condo with us?  We use our real estate network to help with rental revenue.  Click here to read about this condo network and the free inclusion we offer our clients.   Thinking of selling?  Click here to read about the power of Social Media in creating exposure and how we use this alongside our real estate network to market your property.


Looking for aerial videos?  Visit our Youtube channel to view aerial  Gulf Coast real estate videos.




Facebook & Social Media Helps........A lot!

Facebook is a very popular method of doing a variety of things on line.  We use Facebook pages for most of the condos on the Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores, AL to Destin, FL.  Every time someone likes, or uses the check-in feature for a condo, we're able to post info that is seen in their news feed;  a great example is our Turquoise Place Facebook page.  As of 7/4/16, we had 3,800 likes and this number is growing exponentially.  An article on boating in Orange Beach, including aerial video of Perdido Pass and Robinson Island, was posted and seen by many of this group.  It's easy to see value in social media when explained this way.  Basically, everyone who has liked the Turquoise Place page may see rental info, new listings, price changes or interesting / helpful stories we post.  This is just one of the ways we use Facebook to target those who have been to and "liked" Turquoise Place.  We do this for most condos in our area.  These pages are a great way for us to maximize exposure for our sellers and condo owners.  We use Facebook to help expose listings, provide info to potential buyers and also help to maximize occupancy percentages for our condo owners. If you own a condo and want more rentals, click here for details on how we can help improve your occupancy rates.



CondoInvestment.Com is an online real estate directory serving the Alabama Gulf Coast, Northwest Florida Gulf Coast, Eastern Shore area along Mobile Bay and all other areas of Baldwin County and South Alabama.  All real estate properties for sale in Baldwin County and parts of Pensacola, FL including Perdido Key, FL are listed on this website along with current listings, maps, pictures and property details making property research easy. CondoInvestment.Com is the most comprehensive online real estate search portal in these areas and includes a wide range of real estate info for second homes, primary residences and also investment property.  Answers to just about any questions concerning local real estate can be found on this website, but we are always available to help.  Call us at 251-Area-Pro (251-273-2776) or email with questions, to schedule viewings or to request any real estate related info.  Thanks for stopping by.



Recent Client Reviews

We entered the Gulf Coast market with a very specific set of requirements and limitations.  Mike provided us with the tools to do extensive on line research then he filled in our knowledge gaps and guided us in making the best choice for our situation.  He was able to quickly determine our preferences and streamlined the process showing us only properties that fit our criteria and personal taste.  I would certainly recommend Mike Cranston as a Gulf Coast Realtor with extensive knowledge and experience in the rental markets.
-S. & K. F.

Mike was great.  He knew the area very well, and his years of experience guided us to the best buildings and locations.  He continued to send us new listings and called us when the Silver Beach unit went on the market so we were able to get in right away and make an early offer, which resulted in us getting the unit.
Mike also connected us with a lender that worked well with us and kept the process flowing. We wouldn't hesitate to use Mike again to find another condo in the beach area.

In March of 2013, our family came down to Gulf Shores for Spring Break and had already decided that we wanted to buy a condo.  We contacted Mike Cranston who eagerly took our call, and over the course of a couple of days showed us several condo’s before we headed back home.  He also helped us look at what the financials might be as we definitely wanted to cover cash flow as quickly as possible.  Although we had seen a unit in Crystal Shores, we never saw the unit we bought until we came back in May for our closing.  We trusted Mike to look at the unit and help us make a good decision on the right property for us.  Since then, we have become personal friends with Mike and enjoy a meal or a beverage with him when we are in the area.  We highly recommend this team and look forward to continuing our working relationship as well as our friendship!




Vision of Tomorrow - Future of Gulf Shores AL


A vision of Tomorrow is a comprehensive plan to change the face of downtown Gulf Shores and the infrastructure.  Plans to alter the flow of traffic are but one of the numerous goals to make Gulf Shores even more accommodating for residents and guests in the near future.  Click here for renderings and key points from the current plan for the future of Gulf Shores, AL.




Gulf Coast Beach Growth | Gulf Shores, AL to Destin, FL

This graph shows significant growth prior to the economic damage from hurricane Katrina. This tremendous growth was an effort to provide adequate accommodations for the Summer months. Even after all of this development, the average occupancy rates for rental condos is just under 90% annually. The development of the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico is often referred to as pre construction and is described below.  Our team is beginning the initial ground work to offer these investments in the near future. Sign up here to receive notifications.





What is Pre Construction? In a Nutshell

Pre Construction investing is the chance to buy a condo not yet built. The condo developer usually needs 20% of the total construction cost to secure a loan; this money is raised through investors in exchange for discounted costs. The benefit for the buyer / investor is that the price is locked in. Construction typically takes 2 or 2.5 years and the condos value continues to increase during construction. A popular option is assigning the contract prior to completion or flipping the condo. Proceeds are payed when the end user closes on the condo after the occupancy certificate is awarded. If you're looking for the best way to buy a new condo at the lowest price possible, this is how that's accomplished. Click here for more info and to sign up for notifications.

Current Gulf Shores Pre Construction Project

Phoenix Gulf Shores is currently pre selling and has been approved making it the newest condo development in Gulf Shores, AL since the collaborative efforts of Katrina and BP put the local real estate market on hold.  Things are back to normal on the Alabama Gulf Coast and the real estate market's strong rebound, coupled with plans for several new developments is an indication that now is a great time to consider that beach getaway.  The new Phoenix project is slated for construction in the popular West Beach area of Gulf Shores, AL next to the Island Royale condominium.  Amenities will include an indoor heated pool, exercise room, gulf front pool, meeting rooms, covered entry and parking, whirlpool, on-site management, BBQ area and a beach walkover.  Please click here to view more info on the Phoenix Gulf Shores project.

Current Orange Beach Pre Construction Project


Phoenix Orange Beach AL

Phoenix Orange Beach is under construction.  The developers are selling units now.  Phoenix Orange Beach is located across from the Publix shopping center in the heart of downtown Orange Beach.  For sales info on Phoenix OB, including current listings, aerial video and pictures, renderings, floor plans, amenities and other helpful sales info, click Phoenix Orange Beach AL Pre Construction Condos For Sale

Also, click here for info on other local, current pre construction condos along the Gulf Coast.



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Click here for webcams in Gulf Shores, AL with links for webcams in other areas including Perdido Key, FL and the Eastern Shore or Daphne, Fairhope and Spanish Fort, AL.



About Our Area Gulf Coast

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a 32-mile stretch of sugar-white sand beaches and home to a variety of communities bordering the Gulf of Mexico such as: Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Perdido Key. Mobile Bay is surrounded by Fairhope, Point Clear, Spanish Fort and Daphne, AL. Currently there are condos and homes for sale in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores including foreclosures, short-sales and traditional listings. The market suffered slow real estate sales after hurricane Katrina in these markets, but also, the connecting communities of Robertsdale, Foley and Elberta.

A positive has been the areas condo rentals were the highest on record and will likely increase this year to set the next bar. Slow real estate movement post Katrina has caused prices everywhere to drop. The prices are essentially where they were in 2003 and a cash-flow scenario is definitely possible, especially with our help (Click here for details). In 2011, one half of the inventory for Gulf Shores condominiums sold. Real estate sales in Gulf Shores has shown steady improvement since 2008 and due to the current low prices and high rental numbers which are expected in 2012, this year should be even better. Read more.



The properties below are listed from highest to lowest in Baldwin County AL


All Gulf Coast Real Estate Listings

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
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We provide years of experience and real estate knowledge of the Alabama / Florida Gulf Coast. Whether your real estate needs in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or surrounding areas are primary residence or secondary home or investment minded, you're making an extremely important decision. We have put together a team of agents for South Alabama and Northwest Florida to make sure we provide familiarity. In other words, you won't see us using a GPS to show you around. Whether you're looking for subdivisions in Gulf Shores, a Gulf Shores condo or beach house in Orange Beach, helping find the Gulf Coast real estate or condos for sale along the Gulf Coast right for you at the right price is what we do. All condos for sale in Gulf Shores are available for viewing on our Gulf Shores Condos page, while all gulf front condos for sale in Orange Beach are available here on our Orange Beach Condos page.

This site offers detailed information for every gulf front condo for sale in Gulf Shores and all condos for sale in Orange Beach. We have information on beach homes and other water front property for sale along the Alabama Gulf Coast and will promptly answer any questions you may have concerning local real estate. Please feel free to email me criteria-related comments and in return we can forward lists of real estate options for you to review at your convenience. With every Gulf front condo listed along with specific info, it's easy to find the property you are searching for. There are pictures of the condo itself, pictures of the amenities and brief descriptions of each building on their respective pages. Please let us know if there are any questions you have by calling 251-Area-Pro (251-273-2776) for immediate service. Also, please let us know if you have suggestions on how we can improve this site.

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a 1st class resort vacation area that offers championship golf, deep sea fishing, boating, water sports, amusement & water parks, a zoo, fresh gulf seafood restaurants, numerous nightclubs, plenty of shopping and the many historical parks and nature preserves, make it one of the finest resort areas on the Gulf Coast. There are over 10,000 condo units in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan areas. A higher than usual percentage of condos for sale in Gulf Shores is fueling the buyer's market investors are currently enjoying.


Gulf Shores Orange Beach Condo Investing

Gulf Coast vacation condo investing was a very attractive and popular alternative to the stock market in 2004. Gulf Shores rapid growth and the need for vacation rentals caused a huge development spurt and the number of condominium projects skyrocketed in 2004. Gulf front construction prices went from $300 per foot to $600 in a 2 year period, that's a 100% increase over 2 years. (The chart below expresses the growth percentage for the last decade.)
There are a lot less condos for sale in Gulf Shores now than a year a go. The cost of buying a condo is back to comparable prices of 2003 and they are selling again. Orange Beach has sold 1/2 of the condos for sale also. In 2004 buyers were hard pressed to even find something to buy and when they did they were often competing with other buyers; a bad situation for a buyer. We are again in a neutral market.



Updated from Taxable Rental Revenue News Release

The busy season for the beaches along the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast seems to be consuming more and more of the year.  For the past 3 - 4 years, taxable rental revenue has increased and broken the previous year's record-setting income totals.  The real estate market has been very strong and over half of the gulf front inventory has sold from a year ago.  We have been keeping our customers updated using this and other real estate websites, periodic newsletters and our blog.  Click here to view our blog.



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The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes from the Baldwin County Association Of REALTORS®. The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.