May 2013

There are 3 blog entries for May 2013.

So, you're thinking about selling your house. If you're like me, you've been watching a lot of HGTV to get ideas on how to get your home ready for showings. I don't know about you, but when I'm watching those shows, I'm adding up the cost of everything they do and thinking to myself there has to be a cheaper way to sell your house!

Renovations can be very expensive, especially if your going to turn right around and sell the house. You want to be sure that you can recoup your investment, which often is not the case with major renovations. Keeping that in mind, I compiled a list of things you can do very inexpensively with a little elbow grease.

  1. De-personalize: It's best to pack away personal items, like family photos and personal keepsakes. You

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The real estate market in Fairhope, Daphne, and Spanish Fort continues to show signs of improvement.

The average sales price for April 2013 is $239,596, which is 7.77% higher than it was in April 2012. The median sales price rose 8.5%, to $216,990. The number of sales increased by 18.69%, to 127 sales, and the average days on market decreased 16.15% to 161 days.

Inventory is much lower this year than it was last year. On April 30, 2013, there were 770 active listings in Daphne, Spanish Fort, and Fairhope. That is a 10.88% decrease in the number of homes for sale. Based on the sales over the past 12 onths, we have about 7 months of inventory on the market. That is drastically lower than the 9.44 months of inventory we had at this time last year.

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The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay offers several great local restaurants to appeal to almost any craving.

25740009_120I am sure you will find something on my list that will please your palate! This list includes restaurants in Daphne, Fairhope, and Mobile, and is in no particular order.



  1. East Shore Cafe - 1506 Main St. Daphne, AL - Casual dining inside ot outside with excellent service. Quaint little cafe with a cozy atmosphere. I recommend their crab cake sandwich.
  2. Master Joe's - 21 North Section St. Fairhope, AL - Fresh, delicious sushi. One of my favorite menu items is the Lost in Translation, it offers a little bit of everything for people like myself who have a hard time picking just one thing.
  3. The Original Oyster House - 3733A Battleship Pkwy.
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