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As Alabama's coastal population booms, schools in the area are becoming more and more crowded in the Gulf Shores area. Recently, a 200-acre parcel of land was purchased and there are plans to build a huge educational complex, including a brand new high school. The complex, known as the Coastal Alabama Center for Educational Excellence, will be the site of numerous educational facilities new to the area, but one of the most exciting additions to this complex, however, is a $12 million Auburn University satellite campus. Sitting right on the corner of County Road 8 and the Foley Beach Express, this huge building is planned to measure in at 25,000 square feet over 26 acres. Although there will be classes for several of Auburn's programs, the

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Fourth of July from Gulf Shores Lighthouse condoBustling crowds of residents and visitors thronged the beaches and emerald waters at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this Fourth of July. As temperatures soared up into the 90s all weekend, everyone seemed to be taking advantage of the sunny weather to go swimming, sunbathing, or sailing around Robinson Island and off the coast of Orange Beach. The beachside condos that line the famous white-sand beaches were all full of visitors ready to enjoy a weekend of picnics, fishing, barbecues, swimming, and a number of other Independence Day activities that took place all weekend.
The events started on Saturday in Orange Beach with their Independence Day Street Party at The Wharf. Starting at 5:00 p.m. there were plenty of activities for the whole family to take part

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 The Gulf of Mexico is known for being one of the best spots for fishing in the world. The warm, tropical waters of the Gulf make an ideal climate for a number of snappers, tuna, mackerel, jacks, and many other species of salt-water fish. Perdido Pass, which separates Alabama Point from Florida Point, is popular with both residents and visitors who want to spend the day or even a weekend out fishing. Whether it’s from the pier or the beach or on a charter boat, a fishing trip in this area will not leave you disappointed.

            There are several species of fish that can be caught around Orange Beach and Perdido Pass all year long, including speckled trout, redfish, and sheepshead. Other species, such as southern flounders and king mackerels, are

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We have added a UAV, or unmanned aerial vehicle, to our repertoire and have been using it to gather HD video of gulf front condos and other pieces of real estate in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL with plans to move East in the upcoming weeks and gathering video of condos and gulf front properties in Pensacola Beach and Destin and Fort Walton, Florida..  The drone is a great tool that records footage in amazing 4K resolution and allows for great and unique aerial perspectives of the beautiful beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast.  Most of the videos are taken of condos for sale in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and include the actual condo, as well as, adjacent condos and proximity to various area attractions.  It's nice to see a property of interest and

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Aerial view of Caribe condos in Orange Beach ALThe Caribe Resort is by far one of the top condominiums on the Gulf Coast. Consisting of three towers and situated over-looking the beautiful Old River, the Pass and the Gulf. This resort has something for everyone! From the many outdoor and indoor pools, water slides, lazy river, tennis courts and putting green you will never be bored! The resort also has a marina. With large boat slips available, boaters can motor to the Gulf of Mexico within a matter of minutes;  Caribe is the closest condo to Perdido Pass and the entrance to the gulf.  If deep sea fishing is not your idea of fun, take your boat to Robinson Island, the locals favorite, which is located just before the Pass. If boating and water slides are not your thing, walk to the beach to put your

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Phoenix West II is 32 stories and almost 2 million square feet.  This makes the condominium the largest residential building in Alabama.  The project cost an estimated $245 million and sits directly on the Gulf of Mexico in West Orange Beach, AL.

Some owner's are currently furnishing their respective units even though some of the building's amenities are incomplete.  The indoor pool, outdoor lazy river and lobby furnishing are a few of the unfinished items on the punch list.

Complications began to bombard the condo in 2005 after its construction was approved by the Orange Beach city council.  First, the construction company's piling supplier in Pass Christian, MS was destroyed by hurricane Katrina.  This effectively pushed the opening date from mid

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There are many condos in Gulf Shores, AL that rent well.  There are condos on Little Lagoon and condos in West Beach.  There are condos on Lake Shelby and condos in the middle of town.  There are condos on golf courses and condos in Northern Gulf Shores.  There are condos with beach access and condos at the end of Fort Morgan road.  The point is that Gulf Shores, AL is full of all types of condominiums and we'll discuss the basics in this article.

We're going to start with the condos North of the Intracoastal bridge with no water frontage.  These are the most inexpensive and can range in price due to location and the amenities in the actual complex.  Typically the properties North of the bridge are not considered investment properties, but offer a

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Under the qualified mortgage rule, from the Dodd- Frank legislation, mortgage lenders face greater legal liability if they make loans without ensuring the borrowers’ ability to repay.  Mortgage lenders who originate “qualified mortgages” enjoy greater legal protections should those mortgages default.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are already requiring more documentation of income and credit history of our borrowers due to the pressure of the pending QM.  Bottom line, if the lender closes a loan that falls outside the parameters of QM, they are left with no protection from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
A few examples of the pending changes for QM:
-     Loans cannot exceed 43% debt to income ratio (this effects how we calculate income)
-    Loans must be fully

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According to CoreLogic, home prices rose 3.3% statewide compared to 2012. This trend continued across the state with a few exceptions during the month of September. Prices fell in Mobile along with four other metro areas that include Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Aurburn-Opelika and Dothan.

Distressed sales and foreclosures are dragging prices down in these areas, with the exception of Aurburn. In Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Dothan home prices would have increased if these short sales and foreclosures would have been excluded from the analysis.

According to Grayson Glaze, the executive director of the Alabama Center for Real Estate, he is optimistic regarding the home prices. He states “overall fundamentals in that market remain resilient,” with the

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The family firm of Walcot Adams Verneuille was chosen as the group to redesign the community park, Clay Adams didn't take it lightly.  Adam's was part of the wellspring community action and fundraising established almost twenty years ago.  The park sprawls over 2 acres and is located on Church st. in downtown Fairhope, AL.

Over the past several years, the coastal air has not been kind to the equipment and the three playground area's need to be replaced with modern equipment.  The patrons who attend the park generally come in from either Daphne or Thomas Hospital because the Fairhope equipment hands out splinters than no one wants.

To pay for the renovation, Fairhope has been granted access to leftover funds in the amount of $429,000 from the BP oil

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