Summerdale AL Home For Sale with Fish River Gated Access

Etta Smith Rd. | Summerdale Homes | Fish River Homes | Fairhope Area Homes

If you are looking for a superb home with water access, boat launch, boat storage, & recreation area take a look at this Robinson Branch home located at 13183 Etta Smith Rd., Summerdale AL 36580 which is adjacent to Fairhope AL. Private access to Fish River leads to Magnolia River (which interestingly enough has the only remaining river route mail delivery in the continental United States), and the Gulf of Mexico. Great fishing and water sports abound. Nearby Big Daddy’s restaurant can be accessed by car or boat and is a local favorite. Call Kathy Coate today to see this great home in person 251-454-8741.

13183 Etta Smith Rd., Summerdale AL 36580



Move-Up Home Buyers Rejoice!

If you do the math, you may discover you can buy more house than you could have previously afforded in 2006. This first graphic explains how just a 20% loss in values allows you to purchase a home and gain more value in the ‘move-up’ home. In this example you see a $50,000 gain.

When values rise again, you may appreciate and even greater gain as demonstrated in the table below. In this example, you see a total gain of $90,000.

In our final demonstration, you can see that waiting to make your decision can greatly impact your monthly payment and affordability if you consider today’s interest rates compared to what they may be in the future. If interest rates rise even modestly, you will see a significant increase in your payments. Maybe you want more square footage in your Daphne, Fairhope or Spanish Fort home. Opportunity may be knocking.

If you have been toying with the idea of buying a luxury home, a home with a pool or golf course home, but think now is not the time, think again! Now may be your best opportunity ever to get the DREAM HOME! Why don’t you contact us if you think this makes sense for you. No pressure, but we can certainly discuss your circumstances.

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We Are Selling A Lot Of Real Estate!

Everyone knows it is a buyer’s market. It has been tough out there and home sellers have taken quite a beating. If you need to sell, you really need a good plan. The competing inventory is extensive and new homes are desirable & easy to come by, so it is more important than ever for your property to stand out from the rest.

The Tia Stanley Team specializes in just that. Our plan is exclusive and distinctive. It is precise and targeted. We make a financial investment in every listing and we expect it to sell. We are able to triple the number of buyers looking at your property.

Pictures are of extreme importance. Buyers are drawn to photos, especially good ones. We are taking our already very good wide-angle photos to the next level. We have invested in the best camera equipment, lighting, tripods, and have taken some classes to hone those skills. We do not do average. When we list your house, it should be picture ready. Clear the counters, take the art off of the refrigerator. Remove the bathroom rugs, and hide the shampoo bottles. We want to put your best features on display. Depending on your square footage and the features you have, we take 100 – 200 photos of each property and choose the best shots.


What Are The Odds of Your Property Selling?

Everyone focuses on sold prices and competing prices. Why? Because this is vital information when pricing your home. You need to know what homes around you are selling for and this also comes into play with the appraisal. Even if someone gives you the price you want, it still has to appraise.

The other factor is competing homes. If you are the highest priced home, even with really great features, chances are that you will not be the first to sell. Buyers are looking for low prices and figure they can upgrade over time any features that are not to their liking.

Lets talk about the much-overlooked but vital tool in analyzing your property and the odds of it selling. In any given market, in any given time, only so many properties will sell. This is known as ‘Absorption Rate’. In other words, how many months of inventory is available? Let me provide a simplified example, although there is more precision involved when evaluating a property:

Lets say if in 6 months 5112 properties sold in your county. That would be an average of 852 properties sold per month. If you then take the current active listings, lets use 7333 and divide it by the average homes sold per month, you would have a 8.6 month inventory. If no other properties come on the market, it would take 8.6 months to sell everything. Lets go further. Take those 5112 properties sold in 6 months and divide that by the number of closed, active, expired, withdrawn listings in the same 6 months and you would come up with a 29% probability of selling your property.

How does this impact you? It helps you determine how you are going to price your property to get it sold. If you price it too high, the probability of your property selling soon is unlikely. Your agent is in charge of the process. You, the seller, are in charge of the decisions and how competitive you are going to be.


24 Speckle Trout Route Spanish Fort AL Home For Sale

Speckle Trout Route | Spanish Fort AL | Spanish Fort Homes

Spanish Fort AL is a very desirable place to call home, especially if you live at 24 Speckle Trout Route in Spanish Fort Estates. This home is one of those spectacular homes that buyers (and agents) oooo and ahhh over. It has everything and the pool and backyard is incredible. If you are searching for Spanish Fort homes, make sure to check this one out. It have been priced very well. We predict a quick sale on this one.

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Quail Creek Subdivision & Golf Community in Fairhope AL

Located just minutes from the downtown village area and bay front recreation area, Quail Creek Golf Course CommunityQuail Creek Subdivision is a long-established neighborhood built adjacent to the public Quail Creek Golf Course.

Quail Creek residents are a wonderfully diverse cross-section of all ages, interests, and life styles. Nearby shopping, medical services, recreation, churches and schools add to Quail Creek’s appeal.

There many lovely residences, some fronting the golf courses, a villa section which features patio style homes, as well as available lots. Sales price in the Estates section have ranged from $165,000-$375,000 in the past. In the Villas have recently sold around $240,000. If you want to know more about Quail Creek homes for sale contact The Tia Stanley Team.

Thursday December 8, 2011 is the Quail Creek Christmas Walk. Residents line the streets with luminaries at sundown to enjoy a quaint walk or drive, and to enjoy the neighborhood decorations. Here and there refreshments are offered as a gathering place to say hello to neighbors or friends. This is one of several annual organized activities planned by volunteer residents.

For the golfers, the City of Fairhope has a comprehensive website for the Quail Creek Golf Course.

The entrance to Quail Creek is located on Hwy. 181 just south of the intersection of County Rd. 48, also known as Fairhope Ave.



Brand Advertising Matters to Home Sellers

RE/MAX | Top Real Estate Company | Daphne  AL | Fairhope AL | Spanish Fort AL

As a home seller in Daphne, Fairhope or Spanish Fort AL, you will want to hire the top real estate company to sell your house or property. It is important to consider marketing and brand awareness as part of that equation. RE/MAX International has surged ahead of our competitors in maintaining and increasing market presence and visibility. While others have pulled back on the advertising dollars during these tough economic times, RE/MAX has taken a long view and invested accordingly. When people think of buying or selling real estate, RE/MAX is to top brand that comes to mind. RE/MAX agents sell more real estate, and that’s not just a slogan.


Under Contract in Robertsdale AL

Tia Stanley Team | Home Under Contract | Robertsdale AL

The Tia Stanley Team with RE/MAX BY THE BAY has another home under contract. This is a great property located in Robertsdale, AL that has just over an acre and terrific layout, that includes a complete upstairs suite. Check it out here:

20459 Hwy. 90 Robertsdale AL 36567

Beautiful home with over an acre and a pond.


Home For Sale in Spanish Fort AL – Just Listed!

Spanish Fort AL Home For Sale | The Woodlands of Spanish Fort | Spanish Fort

Ideally located and well maintained in The Woodlands of Spanish Fort. This home has a fabulous layout that includes a spacious and cheerful sunroom overlooking a lovely patio. Check out the property website: to see all the photos, maps, school info and more. Spanish Fort is a great place to live and offers convenient access to I-10 for those working across the bay in Mobile.


Home For Sale in Fairfield Place, Fairhope AL

Fairhope AL Home For Sale | Fairhope AL Real Estate | Fairfield Place Subdivision

Check out this amazing Fairhope AL home for sale in Fairfield Place subdivision. This home has many, many upgraded features including Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) exterior walls that provides maximum storm protection and impressive energy efficiency. ICF offers other benefits that have been referenced on the property website Other features include gorgeous saltwater pool, whole house lighting system, sprinkler system, custom gourmet kitchen with GE Monogram appliances including warming drawer and trash compactor. See over 40 pictures on the website.