Updated On: October 23, 2014
|Sold Price History in 36542|
Homes for Sale in Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Alabama
Gulf Shores is a flourishing beach city located within the Mobile metro area in Baldwin County, Alabama. Located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast on the southern side of the state, Gulf Shores is known for its large, sugary white beaches where the powder-like sand meets the clear emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
As one of the three seaside resorts in the state of Alabama, most of the beachside community is devoted to the tourism and real estate sustainable economy, boasting beachfront hotels, condominiums and vacation homes. Residents are able to enjoy the luxury of the large housing inventory in the Gulf Shores, including waterfront homes or modest homes on large lots further inland. With a population of approximately 5,000 residents, the population expands during the year to accommodate vacationers and second home owners. Families, retirees and investors can choose from subdivision homes with ample lots to waterfront properties with beach access.
Less than an hour from Mobile and Pensacola, residents are offered a short commute to neighboring metro hubs. Further, Gulf Shores is served by Jack Edwards Airport located on the north side of town. Gulf Shores offers a laid-back beach lifestyle with plenty of recreational opportunities on hand. Residents can visit championship golf courses, hike wildlife trails, learn about local history, or visit exciting area events. As a centrally located beach city that enjoys small-town safety and charm with the conveniences of nearby metro hubs, Gulf Shores offers a friendly and family oriented resort lifestyle for every budget.
| Gulf Shores City Guide |
Gulf Shores Real Estate Market: Price Range of Gulf Shores Houses for Sale
A large inventory of homes can be found in Gulf Shores at a variety of price points. Residents can choose from Ranch, Traditional, Craftsman, Mediterranean and contemporary custom homes. Gulf front homes, water access and stunning views beckon residents, where the white sands serve as your welcome mat. Prices for homes in Gulf Shores range from $80,000 to $3 million for exclusive amenities and sprawling estates with water access. A large inventory of condominiums and townhomes are also available in Gulf Shores from the low $100,000s to $1.5 million for luxury properties on prime beach locations.
| "Brian Harris and Debra Wood : Your Real Estate Expert in Gulf Shores, Alabama"|
Brian Harris and Debra Wood
Harris Properties Management, Inc.
1544 W. 2nd Street - Suite 106
Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
Brian Harris and Debra Wood: BRIAN HARRIS AND DEBRA WOOD: Harris Properties Management—helping you find your perfect spot in the sand since 1983!
You could say that Brian has always been a part of his family's real estate business for most of his life. His parents purchased their first residential rental property before he was around and their first vacation property in 1983 shortly after he was born. That first home, called Catalina, is still a part of their investment portfolio. He received his Realtor® license in 2010 and his Broker license two years later. He opened Harris Properties Management in 2013 starting with 18 vacation rentals and has now grown to managing 33 properties.
"We pride ourselves on being an owner-first management company, which is easy for us to do because we are owners ourselves. We know what owners want, what they need."
Being an investor and owner allows Brian to bring a unique point of view to the table as well as letting him understand his clients' needs when they're looking for a particular type of property. Additionally, his MBA helps him better analyze the financial aspects of any particular investment his clients may be considering.
Before he opened Harris Properties Management, Brian had the opportunity to play semi-pro baseball in Europe after graduating from college. He has lived in both Germany and France and appreciates the time he spent living abroad.
Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude from Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL and received his MBA from Auburn University. He is currently working toward completing the Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) designation as certified by the National Association of Realtors®.
Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, Ava. He is active in his local church, the USA Children's & Women's Hospital in Mobile, and the Fairhope High School Golf Team.
Debra has been an active real estate investor for over 10 years. Thanks to her investment experiences, Debra has first-hand knowledge on how to secure a successful transaction between the buyer and seller, and you can count on her to make it happen as quickly as possible!
"I just have a knack for putting the right people together. It is one of the favorite parts of my job."
Debra has a natural ability to understand what her clients are looking for and creating solutions to get them what they want. Most of her clients are repeat customers primarily because she's worked with them as an investor or when they've rented one of her beach vacation properties along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She and her husband also have a few projects located in Florida as well.
Prior to real estate, Debra worked in the insurance business with her father back in Texas and then moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast with her husband, David, where she started A Sea of Services, a maintenance company working mostly with the vacation rental industry. She and David have lived along the Gulf Coast for 10 years where they love the white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and the people.
Gulf Shores Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of October 20th, 2014: homes priced around $383,975 compared to $383,904 the previous week, for a slight increase of less than +1%. For Wednesday, October 22nd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.94%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.04%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.47%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.01%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Gulf Shores AL. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Gulf Shores to help you find the best home!