ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – September proved to be another hot month in real estate for Baldwin County with increases across the board in Average Sales Price, New Listings, and Total Sales. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports a year-over-year increase of 78.9% in total sales revenue from September 2020 and an increase of 69% in new listings. Average Days on Market (DOM) also continue to be at record lows with just 23 DOM for the Traditional Residential area of Baldwin County and 25 DOM for the Resort/Island-based area. This means the overall average days a listing sits “Active” in Baldwin County is less than one month.

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Few things are as intriguing as a wooden shipwreck half-buried in white sand beside emerald waters. Thoughts turn to old salts and peg legs, tall tales and ratlines, exotic ports and loquacious parrots. Alabama’s most famous example, the Rachel, lies five miles east of Fort Morgan between a stilted vacation house and the wrack line, easily visible to beachgoers. This wonderful artifact especially fascinates children and adults from landlocked states. As one Kentuckian told an Associated Press reporter, “We don’t ever see anything like this.”

Speculation as to the vessel’s identity runs the gamut. Was she a pirate ship? A Civil War blockade runner? A rum runner? None of these guesses is unreasonable; all of these vessels are known to have once…

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