Baldwin County Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from Baldwin and Mobile local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Jan. 21, 2018

Mary Ann's Deli in Fairhope

Mary Ann's Deli in Fairhope, AL

Mary Ann’s Deli and Catering located in Downtown Fairhope, Alabama. A great place to get together and have lunch. I visit Mary Ann’s Deli all the time with friends and family when traveling to Fairhope. Delicious food to choose from, sandwiches, soup, salads, fresh fruit and so much more with a friendly atmosphere.

Mary Ann's Restaurant has been serving great food since 1994. Featured in Mobile Bay Monthly.  Build your own sandwich and of course order one of the local favorites.  For the little one's, take a look at the kids menu served with chips. Don't forget those homemade deserts. 

Be sure to check out Mary Ann's menu and stop by when you are looking for a place to have lunch in Fairhope.

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Posted in Community Events
Jan. 14, 2018

Great Layout and Curb Appeal at Hawthorne Subdivision

Firethorne Subdivision in Fairhope

Firethorne Subdivision is a Must See!

The Firethorne Subdivision in Fairhope off Hwy 181 is a new development where you can build your dream home. There are two developments within Firethorne Subdivision named Greenbrier at Firethorne and Silverleaf at Firethorne.  

Homes for sale in Firethorne Subdivision are ranging from 2,000 to over 3,000 square feet in size. Prices start from $300,000 and up. These beautiful homes are built by DR Horton and Truland Homes.  This Community features a Clubhouse with a large spa and pool, a pavilion with a fireplace and grilling. A basketball court and a tennis court coming soon. Children’s play area and space for family get together with friends. 

This subdivision is located in Fairhope's great School District. Fairhope School Systems have received great reviews. Fairhope High School, "Pirates". Fairhope Middle School Larry Newton School, Fairhope Intermediate School and Fairhope Elementary School. Bayshore Christian School to name a few. Also, view Great SchoolsCoastal Alabama Community College and the University of South Alabama.

Firethorne Subdivision in Fairhope is a great place to build your new home.  There are still homes available for sale in this community or you can choose a new home that is also called a spec home which would be almost completed and you pick your options, such as colors, flooring, kitchen upgrades, counter tops, etc. or maybe a house completed with upgrades and ready to move in.

Firethorne is close to downtown Fairhope, shopping, dining, events, pier and approximately 15 minutes from the I-10 to travel West to Mobile or East to Florida. Ready for your new home construction? Call me today and let’s go view the homes that are available. Get your new home before it's gone!

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. ValPointe Real Estate & Development  |  251.288.3039 |  Professional. Trusted. Innovative.

Posted in Local Markets
Jan. 6, 2018

Tips For Buying Your First Home

Let's find your new Home Together

Buying your first home in Baldwin County Alabama

Buying your first home or condo doesn’t have to be stressful. Now that you are thinking about buying your first home, it’s time to start looking. Here are a few simple steps to get ready.

  1. Start by checking your credit score to make sure your finances are in order to purchase a home. If you find your credit score is below 700 you will need to start paying down your credit cards and pay your bills on time to raise your credit score so we can find that perfect house.
  2.  Have money set aside for your future investment which could be as much as a 20 percent down payment.  You can still purchase a home without putting down 20 percent.  I can set you up with a Lender who can help you with your loan package and answer any questions you may have during the process.
  3. Make adjustments to your budget because this is a long-term expense. There will be a mortgage, interest, insurance, property taxes, and homeowner association fees, if any. Will there be more utilities to pay? These are things you need to plan for when buying your first home. One thing to remember is that you will get a return on your investment and a tax write off every year.
  4. Start preparing your paperwork for the Lender to review such as your Federal Income Tax Returns from the past 2 years and 3 months of your most recent bank statements. You will also need your most recent paycheck stubs, cancelled checks for rent, utility bill payments, credit cards, and if you have student loans or other debts.
  5. We can start searching which neighborhood you would like to live in and if you have kids, which schools you want them to attend. We can get you neighborhood and school statistics for anywhere in Baldwin County.
  6. Home Ownership Matters!

ORANGE BEACH | GULF SHORES CONDOS FOR SALE $200,000 AND UP!

BALDWIN COUNTY Alabama HOMES FOR SALE UNDER $150,000

BALDWIN COUNTY ALABAMA HOMES FOR SALE $250,000 AND UP!

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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Posted in Local Markets
Jan. 5, 2018

Fairhope Art Walk

Fairhope Art Walk Valpointe Real Estate

Fairhope Art Walk Tonight

Fairhope's Art Walk is being held in Downtown Fairhope this First Friday at 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Visit the shops in downtown Fairhope, or dine at a restaurant, maybe grab a cup of coffee with friends and family.

Our local artist put together arts and crafts, sculptures, paintings, all for your viewing to purchase. Chat with artist and see how they were inspired to complete their work. Come and enjoy Fairhope's First Friday Artwork of our community and enjoy Downtown and all the beauty it has to offer.

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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Posted in Community Events
Jan. 2, 2018

New Home Sales in Baldwin County AL

Why buy a New Construction Home?

New Home Sales in Baldwin County with D.R. Horton offers Fortified Gold designated Homes with various Move-In Packages which are available with blinds, washer/dryer, and refrigerator. D.R. Horton has homes that are currently available in Churchill Subdivision - Spanish Fort, The Reserve Subdivision - Daphne, Dunmore Subdivision - Daphne, Valamour Subdivision - Loxley, to name a few that are available RIGHT NOW or you can purchase a Lot available to build your new home. 

When purchasing a new home, you get to pick out your lot and floor plan with a Builder of your choice, pick your colors, kitchen cabinets, countertop, bath countertop and flooring, interior and exterior design and more. You can also choose from a Spec home, which is a home completed or near completion and you can pick your options such as upgrades that have not been already added.

Most of the Builders build Fortified Construction Homes, which means they are Gold (like DR Horton), Silver or Bronze Level for the best protection on your home. Your new home comes with a one year warranty, depending on the Builder and up to 10 years for structural items. Energy efficiency is common which saves you money year after year. A new home can reflect the way you and your family want to live.

There are many D.R. Horton Subdivisions available in Baldwin County. If this is your first home, you will be in good hands with ValPointe Real Estate & Development. When buying a new home, you need a skilled real estate agent to represent you and protect your interests. Any agent representing the builder DOES NOT represent you - they work for the builder. However, we will exclusively represent you and ONLY you! We will protect you and get you the best deal and terms possible with the builder.

We will assist you throughout the entire transaction from the moment we start looking at new homes and models, the loan pre-approval process and walk you through all of the paperwork when you are ready to sign the purchase contract. Our agents will keep in constant contact and help you at each step of the process from the beginning through the closing. We are here to answer any and all of your questions about the process promptly; no matter when you need an answer - evenings, weekends, and holidays. We are always available for you.

We are an experienced team of professionals who regularly work with DR Horton and our representation of you is absolutely FREE. There is no cost to represent you, D.R. Horton pays our fees and commissions with no additional cost to you. Give us a call at (251) 644-8201 and we can start immediately and find you the right New Home Today. You will be completely satisfied - We guarantee it!

 Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

ValPointe Real Estate & Development  |  251.288.3039 |  Professional. Trusted. Innovative.

Posted in Market Updates
Dec. 31, 2017

Happy New Year 2018

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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Posted in Community Events
Dec. 30, 2017

Pre-Approval Benefits

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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Posted in Local Markets
Dec. 28, 2017

New Year's Street Party at The Wharf

Reelin’ In The New Year at The Wharf in Orange Beach, this Sunday, December 31st. The 2018 celebration begins at 5:00 p.m., for everyone to enjoy, DJ entertainment, live bands, and more during this street party in Orange Beach. Creativity Bank starts at 9:00 p.m.  Fireworks and Marlin drop begins at midnight. View the link above for more information. Bring the family and enjoy Reelin’ In The New Year at the Wharf.

Happy New Year!

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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Posted in Community Events
Dec. 27, 2017

New Year's Celebration in Fairhope, AL

 

The City of Fairhope New Year’s Eve Celebration Sunday, December 31st in the streets of Downtown Fairhope starting at Fairhope Avenue and Church Street. The Celebration starts at 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. So bring your family and friends and enjoy the evening with a DJ and music. You will be dancing in the streets with a live band, enjoy face painting, watch the ball drop and see fireworks at Fairhope's New Year's Eve Celebration.  View the link above for more information.

Happy New Year!

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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Posted in Community Events
Dec. 27, 2017

New Year's Eve in Mobile, AL

Mobile’s New Year Celebration 2018 is ringing in the new year with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on Sunday Night starting at 8:00 p.m. downtown. At 8:30 it's time to cut the world’s largest MoonPie.

Followed by a parade you can join in, music, local restaurants will be open for your enjoyment. Ring in the New Year with live music, and at midnight fireworks, laser lights and our 600 pound electric spectacular MoonPie Drop. See the link above for Mobile’s New Year Celebration in downtown Mobile this weekend.

Enjoy the new year's Celebration and stay safe out there.

Happy New Year!

Selling Real Estate is what we do every day, let us find or sell your next home on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

ValPointe Real Estate & Development  |  251.288.3039 |  Professional. Trusted. Innovative.

Posted in Community Events