Resources for home buyers

11 Steps to Buying a Home – Here’s an easy to read breakdown of the steps to buying a home in Baldwin County.

Search at a Glance – This is a great page to search for homes.  When most people go online to look at properties, they have to put in their own search criteria – all of the details of what they’re looking for in a house.  “Search at a Glance” has just about every category already set up for you.  All you have to do is point and click.  Now, of course, you still have the Advanced Search window pane that you can use but you may find this helpful.

Here are some of the categories that you can choose from:

  • City
  • Town
  • Unincorporated areas
  • Condo communities
  • Neighborhoods
  • Condos by price
  • Single family homes by price
  • Most expensive single family homes
  • Least expensive single family homes
  • Quick navigation for condos in Orange Beach
  • Land for sale
  • Condos with boat slips
  • Luxury homes
  • and a bunch of miscellaneous searches

    Just Condos – Find information that is dedicated to condos in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach including rental income, stats, real estate articles, and more.

    New Construction in Baldwin County – Huge resource for those who are considering buying or building a new construction home in the area.  You’ll find contact information for contractors, a guide to buying new construction, featured neighborhoods, and articles about new construction.

    Real Estate Articles for Buyers – I’ve written dozens of articles over the years that hit on just about every issue a buyer would run across while buying a home.  Here they are, all in one place.  This page is constantly being updated and added on to.

    Moving to Baldwin County – Here’s your resource guide for moving to our wonderful area.  You’ll find extensive community guides, movers, self storage, rental truck companies, helpful phone numbers, city websites, and utility companies.

    Ultimate Condo Buying Guide – Check out this comprehensive resource for buying a condo, specifically in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.  This article covers just about everything.

    Ultimate Home Buying Guide – The guide is a huge resource for home buyers covering everything from getting your financing in order to what to expect at closing.  If you’re a first time buyer or you’ve sat at 5 closing tables there should be something here to benefit you.

    Preferred Vendors – So you’re buying a house and have no clue who to use for landscaping.  Here’s a list of the vendors and contractors I use all the time.  Many of these folks are also used by my colleagues so the vendors are time tested and vetted.

    Mortgage Calculators – You’ll find 15 calculators that have everything to do with preparing for home ownership and all the different mortgage programs.