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Monthly Archives: January 2016

    Thyme is on the Move | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 28, 2016

      The Realtors at Ashurst & Niemeyer have noticed a few changes going on next door to our downtown office.  We’ve heard some hammering and have seen workers streaming in and out.  We had to find out what was going on – and we did!  It’s Thyme By the Bay’s new location.  Currently, this quaint... Read More

    Hotel High Rise or the Largest Home in the World? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 26, 2016

    This building located in Mumbai, India is a private home – the largest in the world.  It consists of 27 floors reaching 550 feet high. It hosts 400,000 square feet of interior space and boasts of three helipads, six stories of parking deck, and nine elevators.  No two floors are alike. Each level is made of a different combination of materials... Read More

    There’s only one place you can get a “Rum, Forrest, Rum” | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 21, 2016

        There’s only one place in town you can get a “Rum, Forrest, Rum”, or a “The Last of the Mojitos”.  Sound strangely familiar? That’s because these drinks are named after famous works of literature.  You can even try a “Tequila Mockingbird” or a “Are You There God? It’s Me Margarita”.  I could go on... Read More

    It’s Time to Start Looking for Your Summer Vacation-Rental Property | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 19, 2016

    Want to purchase a beach home for the summer? NOW is the time to start your search. It’s hard to think about the beach when you are wrapped up in your winter coat and just took out the Christmas tree a week or so ago. But, it is the perfect time to start looking at and purchasing... Read More

    Mardi Gras – What’s It All About? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 18, 2016

    When you don’t grow up along the Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama gulf coast, you can’t understand what a big deal Mardi Gras is!  When I first moved to the Mississippi gulf coast over 30 years ago, I didn’t get what all the hoopla was about.  There were crazy and loud parades where people threw colored beads and candy at you- how was this... Read More

    Looking for a GREAT cause? – Join Run for Shep | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 14, 2016

    Shepherd Hall was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) two years ago at the age of 3.  Over the past two years he has been a true warrior in fighting this vicious disease.  Shepherd’s parents partnered with USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital and started a 1/2 Mile Fun Run and 5K called Run for Shep.  The proceeds... Read More

    Dave Ramsey says if you want to save money, hire a Realtor | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 13, 2016

    For Sale by Owner or Hire a Realtor? Many people think that by selling your home yourself, you can save thousands of dollars.  The following is an excerpt from an article by financial wizard, Dave Ramsey.  It explains why this is not true. There’s Power in Numbers If you want to sell your home, you’ve got to go... Read More

    They’re Selling Fast – This One Sold in One Week! | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 11, 2016

    Colin McBrearty with Ashurst and Niemeyer Real Estate just sold his first listing of the year in one week.  Priced at $289,500, this beautiful home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms is in a great location – just minutes to downtown Fairhope, The Fairhope Yacht Club, and the bay.  So, the lesson here is –... Read More

    Another Broken Egg Opening Soon in Fairhope! | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 7, 2016

    It’s coming along and very soon Another Broken Egg will be ready to open in downtown Fairhope.  Management tells us that the new restaurant should be open by the last week in February.  AND, if not – it will definitely be open by the first week in March. (We’ve been waiting a year or so, what’s one more week?) Located at... Read More

    “Funny Farm” house is For Sale! | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | January 6, 2016

    Anyone remember the 1988 movie “Funny Farm” starring Chevy Chase?  In case you missed it, it’s a movie about a business man who uproots his family from the city.  They have a try at “farm life” and what ensues is just what you expect – chaos. The home where the movie was filmed is on the... Read More