ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The pace of the real estate market in Baldwin County continues to operate at a slower speed than recent years. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports a year-over-year increase for September 2023 in Average Days on Market (DOM) and a decrease in the number of Closed Sales for both Traditional Residential and Resort/Island-based properties in the county. Additionally, the Traditional Residential properties in the county continued to see slight Average Sales Price increases, while the Resort/Island-based properties experienced a minor dip in sold prices.


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ypically, Magnolia Springs’ backroads are serenely quiet. Farms, both great and small, residential homes and open fields greet the casual observer. Rick Burmeister is not a casual observer. He is a dove hunter. 

This morning near Fairhope is just one illustration of that fact. “There’s one,” Burmeister says, acknowledging a mourning dove perched on a powerline parallel to County Road 12. “There’s another,” he says. At bird number seven, the outdoorsman summarizes the scene with experience handed down through family generations. “This is a good place to hunt doves.”

Burmeister’s grandfather farmed Fairhope in the early 1900s. Later, his father, the late Fritz Burmeister, and uncle, Willie Burmeister, tilled Baldwin County acreage for over 50…

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