Joyce Kendall

REALTOR®

Joyce Kendall’s Newsletter    RE/MAX Orange Beach        Summer, 2018                                                                    

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Joyce’s Message 

2018 is shaping up to be a very active year.  With the decrease in inventory, prices will rise.  Buyers, please don’t wait until you are priced out of the market.  Call me for current, up to date information.  Rentals seem to be booking a little slower this year, but hopefully that is just people being unsure of their dates.  Please, whatever you do, don’t book your vacation with VRBO or other sites that take all the choices out of the owners’ hands and charge renters huge fees.  Check out these local rental sites: www.alabamavacationhomerentals.com/   www.ECBYO.com or other local sites to book your vacation.

 New listing coming soon 

New construction on Perdido Bay – brick 1910 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath home is Gold Fortified and handicap assessible, it has granite counter tops, stainless appliances, 2-car garage.  Also, master bath with glass surround, double sinks & walk in closet.  Lot is 81’ on the bay & approx. 300’ deep.  It is in the new Elberta High School district.   $525,000  MLS 266758.  Completion  June  or July, 2018.  Call me.

OWA in Foley

The OWA in Foley opened its doors the end of July last year, but are running on a limited schedule during the winter.  The Poach Band of Creek Indians with the City of Foley have formed a joint venture for this park, which features 21 rides, Groovy Goat Restaurant, Wahlburgers’ Restaurant & Hershey Ice Cream Parlor plus a large lake.  Also, in the park is the Marriott Towne Place Suites.  More stores, restaurants & features will be added in 2018.

 Locals Only

Gulf Shores plans to break away from the Baldwin County School System and form their own system. A board has been nominated and a new Superintendent has been named.  Orange Beach will remain with the Baldwin County Public Schools.  There is lots to be discussed, including where Orange Beach students will attend during the transition.  Orange Beach has already announced the construction of a new middle school on Canal Rd where the old sewer plant was located, but it will not be completed until 2019.  They also plan to build a new high school just north of the intercoastal waterway off the Toll Road.  One of our realtors, Norma Lynch, was just appointed to fill a vacancy on the Baldwin County School Board.  We are all proud of her, and she will do a great job, as she is a retired teacher & principal.

 

 Calendar of Events  

7/10 to 7/15/18 Blue Marlin Grand Championship

7/26/18   Jason Aldean with Luke Combs & Lauren Alaina at the Wharf

8/2/18  The Bandwagon Tour with Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town at the Amphiteater

8/25/18 Keith Uran Graffiti U World Tour 2018 at the Amphiteater

9/30/18  NeedtoBreathe Forever on Your Side at the Wharf

Lots more to do.  Go to the gulfshores.com website for more ideas

 

Sporting  Events

I am sure you will find lots of sporting events, whether you want to participate, or just watch.   There are a lot of golf courses in the area, plus tennis, beach volleyball & runs.  This area has become popular with youth sports.  Here are two of the area’s complexes.

Foley Sports Complex – soccer, softball & baseball

 http://www.foleysports.com

Gulf Shores Sportsplex – CR 6 – football, baseball, soccer, softball & track

http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Gulf-Shores-Sportsplex-40

 

Other Interesting Places

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuse – Hwy 180 Gulf Shores   http://www.fws.gov/bonsecour

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Fairhope http://wwwweeksbayreserve.com

Ft Morgan Historic Site – Ft Morgan

http://www.ft-morgan.com

Dauphin Island Sea Lab – Dauphin Island

http://www.sealabestuarium.org

National Museum of Naval Aviation – Pensacola

http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org

Bellingrath Gardens – Mobile

http://www.bellingrath.org

Tanger Outlet Mall – 140 stores – in Foley

http://www.tangeroutlet.com/foley

    

Helpful Links        

Flora Bama  http://florabama.com

City of Gulf Shores www.GulfShoresAL.gov

 Orange Beach  www.cityoforangebeach.com

Tourism & Convention www.GulfShores.com

Baldwin County taxes  www.co.baldwin.al.us

The Wharf  www.amphitheateratthewharf.com

Perdido Chamber  http://visitPerdido.com

Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley www.tangeroutlet.com 

The Hangout in Gulf Shores www.thehangoutal.com

The Hangout Music Festival  hangoutmusicfest.com

  

Pick the location where you want to buy and call me for the best deals.

 

                  Hope to see you soon.

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