Alabama has a population of slightly over 5 million, with 17.3% of that total seniors aged 65 and older. Alabama is an increasingly popular destination for seniors. Its year-round warm climate is attractive, and the state does not tax income received from Social Security or pensions, so seniors here have more money to pay for assisted living.

In our Senior Living Report 2022, Alabama ranked 38th overall but 8th in senior housing and 9th in community involvement. However, it ranked last in quality of life and 33rd in affordability. Several excellent hospitals operate in the state, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, nationally ranked in eight specialties, and the Huntsville Hospital.

Alabama offers three kinds of…

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Compared to the wild seller’s market that was 2021, Baldwin County real estate experienced fewer sales with higher prices in 2022. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports the total number of properties sold in 2022 decreased by 14.4% from the year prior; but, thanks to a 15.3% increase in the annual average sales price, the total sales volume of 2022 only saw a slight decrease. Click here for more details 

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The Baldwin County housing market operated at a slower pace in December 2022, according to statistics reported by Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Both new inventory and closed sales decreased in comparison with December 2021 data, and properties stayed available on the market for more days than the year prior.  Click here for more details

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Kaiser Sotheby's International Realty and Kaiser Vacation Rentals, well-known names in Gulf Shores/ Orange beach real estate sales and rentals for more than 40 years, recently announced their relocation to 2001 West First Street in Gulf Shores. Leonard Kaiser, Founder and Owner of the real estate sales/vacation rental businesses and the Kaiser Building on Hwy. 59 said, “We are excited to share the news that Wealth Hospitality Inc., a resort lodging development group, has purchased the Kaiser Building and has plans to introduce a small upscale boutique hotel. This is a perfect complement to the Midtown development and will be a positive asset to the commercial center of Gulf Shores.”

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