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Relocating to the Baldwin County Alabama Gulf Coast? 

There is so much to see and discover in Beautiful Baldwin County in Southern Alabama. You are probably asking yourself, should I buy a new or pre-existing home on the market? What is the education system like? What fun and exciting adventures can I take my kids on? What about my pets? What are the best restaurants to take my family to or just an evening out for the two of us? We are here to answer any questions you may have about relocating to Baldwin County and any of its surrounding cities. Southern Hospitality and friendly faces with a smile are what you will get here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Whether you are just visiting or thinking about relocating to Baldwin or Mobile County, we will make it an easy move and you're going to love it here!

  • One organization that is friendly with newcomers relocating to the area is "Welcome Friends". 
  • Baldwin County Schools System is one reason people move here. It's an opportunity for a great public school and private school education for everyone.

Top Things we love about Baldwin County:

People love our white sand beaches, fishing, and watersports. Hangout Festival in May, The Wharf in Orange Beach, Fairhope Pier and downtown, Mardi Gras in February, 28 Golf Courses to choose from, shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, Eastern Shore Centre Mall in Spanish Fort. Restaurants are plentiful, we enjoy Lulu's, Dragon Fly, Aother Broken Egg, Fish River Grill, Stix, Master Joe's Fairhope, Master Joe's Orange Beach, Sea-N-Suds on the Beach in Gulf Shores, Tamara's Downtown Fairhope, Lambert's "Throwed-rolls", Big Daddy's Grill, Mary Ann's, Panini Pete's, Sunset Pointe, The Original Oyster House, The Warehouse Bakery and Donuts and so many awesome restaurants with great food! Enjoy our beautiful parks, the Gulf and Mobile Bay, and many more incredible places to explore, eat out or dine-in, enjoy family adventures in local parks, on the beach, and in the water. We are known for Alabama & Auburn Football and Friday Night's Lights with our great High Schools Football!

Chamber of Commerce Offices for Relocating to Baldwin County:

  • Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, 327 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532   

          (251.928.6387) eschamber.com

  • Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, 3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

          (251.968.7200)  mygulfcoastchamber.com

  • South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, 112 W. Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535

          (251.943.3291)  southbaldwinchamber.com

  • Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, 23150 Hwy 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567      

          (251.947.2626)  centralbaldwin.com

In the City of Fairhope during the month of November is the Fairhope Film Festival. The event happens for 4 days at the beautiful and historic bayside city in Fairhope with 5 festival venues all within walking distance. These great award-winning films are notable feature films, short-story and documentaries you must see. To view upcoming film events, be sure to check out Fairhope Film Festival.org. Downtown Fairhope you can take in a movie, have lunch or dinner, walk along the streets and do some shopping. After the movie or dinner, enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the nightlife.

The City of Fairhope has the Arts and Crafts Festival in the month of March. This event takes place over a three-day weekend with over 200 vendors, food, entertainment, music, and over 230 exhibitors from all over. The Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts takes place on the streets of downtown Fairhope.

Our latest attraction is OWA Amusement Park in Foley. OWA is great for your family to enjoy a day of fun. 21 dazzling amusement park thrill rides, kiddie rides, and family-friendly rides to enjoy. Special Events happen all year round so be sure to check the event schedule online. Stay at the nearby hotel, enjoy shopping, dining and so much more coming to OWA. Eat, drink and shop for the whole family.

Should I Buy a New Construction Home?

If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, you get to pick out your Lot and floor plan with a Builder of your choice, you can pick your colors, kitchen, number of baths, flooring, interior, and exterior design, and more. You can also choose a spec home, a home just completed or almost completed and you can pick a few options or upgrades that have not been added yet. Most of the Builders build Fortified Construction Homes which means they are Gold, Silver, or Bronze level for the best protection of your new 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 want to live. 

New Construction Home is a fantastic opportunity for home Buyers in Baldwin County. In Baldwin County we have several popular Builders to choose from: D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, Truland Homes, Adams Homes, and DSLD Homes to mention a few. Each of these Home Builders offers different and unique bonuses, upgrades and financing when purchasing a new home. Buying new construction usually requires a small down payment, just like other home purchases. If you need help with getting pre-approved for your new home, we can connect you with a local trusted lender. We are experienced in working with these New Home Builders and it is FREE to represent you. We will help you find the right New Home Builder for your next house.

Maybe I should Buy an Existing Home For Sale?

If you are looking to buy an existing home on the market, you will be generally looking at established Neighborhoods. There will be HOA (Home Owner Association) which may have fewer restrictions in subdivisions that have been existing over time. Once you find the right home to purchase, you will make an offer on an existing home and you will likely close within 30 to 45 days. Many home buyers are looking for a good deal and may consider making an offer on a fixer-upper or a home that may need a little TLC or a few repairs to save time and money on their investment. In older and established homes, you will find unique features you may not find in newer homes. You need a Realtor who can negotiate the best price for your budget and get the home you want. That's where we come in. And the best part is that the Seller pays for our commission; Not You!

When relocating to Baldwin County and if you choose to buy a New Home Construction or an existing house is what you are looking for, let's get together and we can answer any questions you may have about purchasing your next home.

ValPointe Real Estate is in the business of helping people reach their goal of buying and selling Real Estate in Baldwin County and Mobile County. Together our agents have over 35 years as a Realtor and we are dedicated to making your home buying experience easy and provide our clients and customers with professional service. We assist regional, national, and International companies with executive relocation services. We pride ourselves on being the best real estate agents in Alabama.

Snowbirds come to the Gulf Coast

Snowbirds come from the North relocating to the Gulf Coast to get away from the cold and snow. The Snowbird Festival 2021 is coming up again in January 2021. Whether you are deciding to move closer to family or on your own, it is always a pleasure to have visitors from out of town enjoying our great weather during the Winter. ValPointe Real Estate is ready to help you find your new vacation home or permanent home here in Baldwin County and enjoy living in Alabama.

Our website features the best real estate search for homes, condos, new construction, land and foreclosure properties available. It is the only site you will ever need! It is easy-to-use and updated by the official Realtor’s database every 15 minutes. 

 

 

Be sure to check our ValPointe Real Estate site to find your next home. You can save searches, and get daily email alerts of new listings, price changes, sold data, and market reports. Our Interactive Map Search allows you to view properties on a map or refine your search by drawing the boundaries around the area you desire. 

Curious about what’s happening in your neighborhood? You can create a custom market report to see what’s active, under contract, and sold in your neighborhood! 

Considering selling or refinancing your home? Get an INSTANT property valuation now!

Contact us today to find out how we can be of assistance to you and make this experience your best move ever to the Gulf Coast!

 

Properties to View!

$750,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 337357 MLS
Enter Paradise. You are going to fall in love with this remodeled 1,822 sq ft 3 bed / 2 bath Coastal Cottage with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views and 89.5' of Bay frontage and a bulkhead. Open floor plan with lots of natural light, natural hardwoods, LVP, custom white cabinetry, shiplap accent walls, marble, walk-in-shower and tub. Attic has spray foam insulation & is partially floored for storage. No HOA. Short term rentals allowed. Enjoy deeded canal access and the private community boat launch just across the street. All you have to do is schedule a showing and claim the lifestyle you're dreaming of. From your raised deck you'll see herons patrolling the banks of the island. Pelicans dive headfirst into the blue waters fishing for food, Eagles will occasionally soar above you, Shrimp Boats and Kayakers will cross your view as the local dolphins splash and play. Amazing Sunsets and Sunrises await. Plash Island offers the best of both worlds—a serene island lifestyle with no tourist traffic and fast access to our famous Sugar Sand Beaches, boutiques, shops, restaurants, events, and attractions in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Bon Secour Bay (which means “safe harbor”) can be your back yard. Minutes away from everything by boat: Gulf of Mexico, Intercoastal, Mobile Bay - 10+-minutes to LuLu’s, 25+- Pirates Coves and 35+-Robinson Island. With its rock piled perimeter and nearby islands, Plash Island and the surrounding area offers a built-in fishing structure that is a fertile hunting ground for local fishermen. There is a mixture of fresh water coming in from Magnolia Springs and Bon Secour River and seawater coming in from Mobile Bay. Fishermen and boaters can venture into Bon Secour Bay to the opening of Mobile Bay—where Fort Morgan meets Dauphin Island—and see the distinct line where the fresh water meets the saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico. Buyer and/or Buyers Agent to verify all information.

16217 Bon Bay Drive, Gulf Shores

$275,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 337353 MLS
This well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath home is the definition of MOVE-IN READY! As you walk in you will be surprised by the beautiful open concept living/dining room, vaulted ceiling and the luxury vinyl flooring. There is an electric fireplace to enjoy the mild winters down south and enough natural lighting to enjoy the view of palm trees and sunshine. This floorplan also includes an EXTRA ROOM in the primary bedroom. This is the perfect space for an office, sitting room or nursery. In addition, the primary and guest bedroom are very spacious! This home is like new without the new construction prices! The owners have made many improvements to this house to make it stand out from the rest! They had a new roof installed in late 2020. Other major improvements include NEW: HVAC, plumbing, LVP waterproof flooring, ceiling insulation, all ceiling sheetrock has been replaced, OSB was installed behind the hardie board siding, new hardie board on the exterior, light fixtures, water heater, garage door opener, patio cover with gutters, interior paint and other small details. The stove, refrigerator and microwave are stainless steel and purchased 2 years ago. NEW Privacy fence was installed and built to withstand high winds. The spacious backyard includes a covered patio with tons of privacy. This house is located right off the beach express for quick access to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. It's just minutes away from the Tropic Falls amusement park, restaurants, shopping and entertainment! Don't miss your opportunity, schedule your showing TODAY!

1322 Dominoe Trail, Foley

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