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Posted on 05/12/2021
DIY: Fix Your Windows & Door Screens
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 05/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 0 Palmetto Dr, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
100 x 200 lot in Surfside Shores community comes with deeded beach access. Conveniently located near multiple World Class Golf courses, Fort Morgan Marina, Mobile Bay Ferry & Historic Fort...
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Posted on 05/05/2021
How Does Corporate Success Impact the Housing Market
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
The Perks of Buying a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 210 Orleans Drive, Fairhope, AL 36532
Beautifully well maintained brick craftsman home in the desirable Idlewild neighborhood of Fairhope. Recently updated and move in ready, this 3 bedroom 2 bath has all of the upgrades you desire including Chicago Brick tile in the kitchen and hall, new carpet in the bedrooms, new fixtures, sinks, hardware, appliances and painting throughout! The spacious split bedroom floorplan includes a private office, 3 car garage and whole house generator. Private fenced backyard and mature landscaping make for relaxing afternoons on the back porch. Neighborhood amenities include a community pool, multiple large greenspaces, 2 ponds and sidewalks galore. ...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
Lighten Up: How a Garden Window Can Boost More Than Your Home Value
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels If you're searching for a simple home upgrade that is cost effective and will boost your resale value and your mood, we have the solution. Consider adding a garden window to your new or existing home. Garden windows are designed to help houseplants flourish by bringing in more natural light, but they...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
Small-Scale Bathroom Remodeling Projects
Photo by Christian Mackie on Unsplash Fixing up your bathroom can add considerable value to your home, which is important to keep in mind if you plan on selling in the near future. If you would rather avoid having to make major changes to your bathroom, there are several minor remodeling projects to consider instead. The following remodeling...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Should You Cosign on a Mortgage?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Video Tour - 428 Colony Drive, Fairhope, AL 36532
PARADISE IS WAITING! This incredible 2 story home with double covered porches overlooking the 22 acre Sweetwater Lake is located in the desired Battles Trace Neighborhood at the Colony. It is near the community gardens and surrounded by walking trails and the finest southern outdoor living. The home is equipped with an elevator, high tech smart speakers on both levels, marble countertops throughout, wolf gas range, built-in refrigerator, smart home technology, and wet bar on both floors with a pellet ice maker. Master bedroom has electric blinds for your privacy, balcony entrance, huge en suite with attached walk-in closet which is...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
428 Colony Drive, Fairhope, AL 36532 is now new to the market!
PARADISE IS WAITING! This incredible 2 story home with double covered porches overlooking the 22 acre Sweetwater Lake is located in the desired Battles Trace Neighborhood at the Colony. It is near the community gardens and surrounded by walking trails and the finest southern outdoor living. The home is equipped with an elevator, high tech smart speakers on both levels, marble countertops throughout, wolf gas range, built-in refrigerator, smart home technology, and wet bar on both floors with a pellet ice maker. Master bedroom has electric blinds for your privacy, balcony entrance, huge en suite with attached walk-in closet which is...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
3 Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Smart Home Device
Smart home devices enable property owners to automate a wide range of everyday tasks – everything from cleaning each bedroom in a residence to securing a house against burglaries and other threats. Yet not all smart house gadgets are identical. And if a homeowner fails to plan ahead for smart home technology investments, they risk spending money on smart...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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