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    LOCAL GOV’T UPDATE APRIL 2024

    By Judd Gillespie | May 14, 2024

    Local Government Update โ€“ April 2024 ๐Ÿ“ Fairhope ๐Ÿ”„ Klump PUD Update: Ownership transfer of a 75-acre parcel at Hwy. 181 & Fairhope Ave. New mixed-use walkable neighborhood with diverse amenities (hotels, residences, green spaces) planned by 68Ventures and Nequette. Formal application forthcoming. ๐Ÿ“ Spanish Fort โœ… Parking Amendment: City Council revised parking requirements for... Read More

    Discover the Wonders of Gulf State Park

    By Judd Gillespie | January 29, 2024

    Whether you're a seasoned angler, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a family-friendly vacation spot, this park offers an array of activities that cater to all. Read More

    Why Now is Still a Great Time to Sell Your House

    By Judd Gillespie | December 18, 2023

    If you were worried buyer demand disappeared when mortgage rates went up, the data shows there are plenty of interested buyers still out there. The housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the โ€˜unicornโ€™ years when buyer demand was through the roof, mortgage rates were historically low, and home values rose like weโ€™ve never seen before. But that doesnโ€™t mean... Read More

    Balancing Work, Family, and Fun During the Holidays

    By Judd Gillespie | November 27, 2023

    Balancing Work, Family, and Fun During the Holidays Hey there, Fairhope friends and neighbors! As we dive into the festive season, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of work, family commitments, and holiday preparations. But fear not! I’ve got some tips to help you balance it all, ensuring you enjoy this magical... Read More

    Why is My Buyer’s Agent So Pushy?

    By Judd Gillespie | November 20, 2023

    Why is My Buyer’s Agent So Pushy? Understanding the Fast-Paced Real Estate Market ๐Ÿก In the bustling real estate market of Baldwin County, Alabama, finding your dream home can be both exciting and overwhelming. You might sometimes wonder, “Why does my buyer’s agent seem so eager?” It’s a common feeling, especially when you’re about to... Read More

    Judd Gillespie Earns ABR Designation

    By Judd Gillespie | November 8, 2023

    Elevating Your Home-Buying Experience with ABRยฎ Designation In the ever-evolving real estate market, buyers are on a constant lookout for advocates who can navigate them through the complexities of home-buying with expertise and ease. This is where an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABRยฎ) designation from the National Association of Realtorsยฎ becomes a game-changer. Let’s dive into... Read More

    Holiday DIY Projects for the Home

    By Judd Gillespie | October 23, 2023

    Holiday Home Improvement Projects to Boost Your Home’s Appeal ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽ„ Hey there! The holiday season is around the corner, and you might be thinking, “What better way to celebrate than giving my home a little festive makeover?” I’ve got you covered with some fantastic home improvement ideas that not only add charm but also value... Read More

    Baldwin County Real Estate Update: September 2023

    By Judd Gillespie | October 10, 2023

    Baldwin County Real Estate Update: September 2023 ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ“‰ Baldwin County Real Estate Update ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ–๏ธ The Baldwin County real estate market is taking its time, just like a leisurely stroll on the beach! ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ September 2023 brings some interesting stats: ๐Ÿ“† Average Days on Market (DOM) are up, giving homes a chance to soak in that... Read More

    Civic Pulse – Commission and Council Updates

    By Judd Gillespie | October 2, 2023

    ๐Ÿ“ข Local Government Update ๐Ÿ“ข October 2023 ๐Ÿ“… ๐Ÿ—๏ธ **Baldwin County Planning Commission** – ๐Ÿก Highlands at Fish River: 138-lot subdivision approved. – ๐ŸŒณ Elizabeth Gardens: 260-lot approval; D.R. Horton as developer. – ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Mill Creek: Additional 180 lots approved. – ๐Ÿšซ Lillian Re-Zoning: Denied; sent for County Commission review. ๐ŸŒŠ **Orange Beach City Council**... Read More

    ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ DIY vs. ๐Ÿ’ผ Hiring Pros: Making Smart Home Improvement Choices

    By Judd Gillespie | August 23, 2023

    ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ DIY vs. ๐Ÿ’ผ Hiring Pros: Making Smart Home Improvement Choices Embarking on a journey to enhance your home’s appeal and value is an exciting endeavor! However, when it comes to making those improvements, you’ll face a crucial decision: tackle the projects yourself or enlist the expertise of professionals? Let’s weigh the pros and cons... Read More

    Real Estate Myths

    By Brooke Butler | August 12, 2023

    Real Estate Myths Real estate myths can be widespread, and debunking them is essential for making informed decisions. Here are some common ones we’ve encountered: Myth 1: Real estate is always a safe investment. Debunk: While real estate can be a profitable investment, it is not immune to market fluctuations. The value of a property... Read More

    Spring Home Maintenance

    By Brooke Butler | June 5, 2023

    Spring is a great time to get some of those much needed home maintenance items done! Below are some tips to help you keep your property in excellent condition: Inspect and clean gutters: Remove debris and leaves from the gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water drainage and prevent water damage to your home’s foundation.... Read More

    First Time Buyer Checklist

    By Judd Gillespie | March 20, 2023

    The Ultimate Guide to Navigating the First-Time Home Buying Process Buying a home for the first time can be intimidating and at times overwhelming. Thereโ€™s so much to consider – from determining how much house you can afford to finding a realtor, making an offer, hiring a home inspector and closing on the deal. But... Read More

    Understanding the Closing Process: What Every Homebuyer Should Know

    By Brooke Butler | April 23, 2024

    Buying a home is a significant milestone in life, marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with possibilities and dreams. However, amidst the excitement, there's a critical phase that every homebuyer must navigate: the closing process. Often shrouded in mystery and complexity, understanding this phase is essential for a smooth transition from aspiring homeowner to proud property owner. In this guide, we'll demystify the closing process, shedding light on its key components and emphasizing the importance of using a real estate agent. Read More

    10 Essential Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Brooke Butler | March 15, 2024

    10 Essential Tips for First-Time Homebuyers Are you considering purchasing your first home? Congratulations! Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, but it can also feel overwhelming with so many factors to consider. To help make the process smoother and more manageable, we’ve compiled a list of 10 essential tips for first-time homebuyers. Whether... Read More

    The Hidden Value: How Regular Maintenance Boosts Your Home’s Worth

    By Brooke Butler | February 2, 2024

    Homeownership is a journey filled with joy and responsibility. While choosing the perfect paint colors and furniture is undoubtedly exciting, don't overlook the crucial role that regular maintenance plays in preserving and enhancing your home's value. In this blog post, we'll delve into how consistent upkeep can impact your home's overall value, both in the short term and over the long haul. Read More

    The Little Park That Could

    By Judd Gillespie | January 25, 2024

    Let’s dive into the charming allure of Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama โ€“ a gem for outdoor enthusiasts and a delightful spot for a family getaway. Fishing and Piers: Meaher State Park is a paradise for anglers. Nestled at the northern tip of Mobile Bay, it boasts abundant freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities.... Read More

    The Power of Collaboration in Finding Your Dream Home

    By Judd Gillespie | January 17, 2024

    ๐Ÿก The Power of Collaboration in Finding Your Dream Home ๐Ÿก I recently had the privilege of working with a wonderful couple, both Coast Guard veterans, who were on the hunt for their dream home coming from California. Fate smiled upon us when we discovered an off-market property that seemed like a perfect fit. But... Read More

    Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

    By Veronica Bishop | January 3, 2024

    On The Bluff Blog, Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast Read More

    Top Renovations to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

    By Brooke Butler | January 3, 2024

    Top Renovations to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value Whether you’re planning to sell your home shortly or just looking to increase its market value, strategic renovations can make a significant impact. Investing in the right upgrades not only enhances your living space but also attracts potential buyers. In this guide, we’ll explore the top renovations... Read More