Gulf Coast Real Estate Blog

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Andy Andrews Feature Article

The sugar-white shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast hold a special place for many people that have dipped their toes in the Gulf of Mexico and made lifetime memories with family and friends.  When looking to the experts about the area, there is no one better than the Kaiser family that understands how special this slice of paradise is, as they have been a part of the vacation rental, real estate development, and sales for over 40 years.  

Someone else we consider an ambassador for the beaches on the Gulf Coast of Alabama...New York Times Best Selling Author, Andy Andrews.  Andy has written 3 New York Times Best Selling books.  The Noticer and The Noticer Returns highlight the Alabama Gulf Coast as the backdrop for his stories.  He crafts a narrative

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The Park is open daily for summer beginning June 5! OWA is excited to safely open The Park for you and your family, and look forward to welcoming for you back.

OWA Park

For more information about the OWA Park, please visit the official OWA website at https://visitowa.com.

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The adjusted paid and owner occupancy rate is the number of nights filled per nights available, removing nights held for maintenance. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 2020 adjusted paid and owner occupancy rate that is similar to 2019 is an indicator of recovery. Recent bookings have improved the short-term occupancy forecast for areas that have reopened, but have not greatly impacted July and August occupancy rates.

Market Report

How to interpret the graphs:

  • The charts show the difference between 2020 and 2019 adjusted paid and owner occupancy rate, as of two different dates. 
  • The blue line is the difference in pacing between 2020 and 2019 as of May 20. The black line is the difference in pacing between 2020 and 2019 as of two weeks ago on
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Feb 2020 Market Trends

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – As the total number of properties sold in February 2020 for both Resort Area and Traditional Residential properties increased, the market saw an increase in sales price as well. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports February’s median sales price for Resort Area increased to $367,875, compared to $358,750 in 2019. Additionally, February’s median sales price for Traditional Residential increased to $225,900, compared to $205,000 in 2019. 

For Resort Area, a total of 160 properties sold last month, compared to 154 in February 2019. Listings moved off the market at nearly the same pace in February 2020, spending an average of 99 days in active status compared to 94 days in February 2019.

 For Traditional

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Bushwacker Drink

The Bushwacker was invented at the Ship's Store/Sapphire Pub in Sapphire Village, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands in the spring of 1975 by bartender Angie Conigliaro (cousin to Tony of the Boston Red Sox) and Tom Brokamp the restaurant's manager. It was promptly named after a visiting guest's dog, Bushwack, an Afghan Hound. The dog's owners were flight attendants and rarely traveled without their 4-legged companion. The invention was soon brought back stateside by Linda Murphy, the owner of the Sandshaker Beach Bar on busy Pensacola Beach, FL, where she experimented with the recipe creating her own version and doing much to popularize it there.

Pensacola Bushwacker Drink Recipe

  • 4 ounces coconut cream
  • 2 ounces Kahlua
  • 1 ounce Bacardi
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Baldwin County January 2020 Real Estate Housing Report

As the total number of properties sold in January 2020 increased by 26.8% compared to January 2019, the sales volume did the same, yielding a 34.9% increase. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports the total amount of residential active inventory in January 2020 was 2,793 properties compared to 3,027 in 2019.

A total of 492 properties sold last month, compared to 388 in January 2019. Additionally, listings moved off the market faster spending an average of 89 days in active status, compared to 94 days in January 2019.

 January’s total sales volume increased almost 35% this year, totaling $158,035,680, compared to $117,184,277 in January 2019. The average sales price of residential properties in Baldwin County increased more than

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From a sleepy little fishing village to a robust beach destination, Orange Beach is rich with culture, great food, beautiful beaches and activities for the whole family.  New York Times bestseller, Andy Andrews narrates the history of Orange Beach and how this best-kept secret has quickly become a favorite to visitors of the area.  

 

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