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Monthly Archives: March 2016

    Curse of the Zestimate – Why You Need a Trusted Realtor | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 31, 2016

    Erroneous Zestimates – Zillow’s wildy off online price estimates hamper sales March 01, 2015 By Kenneth Harney Spencer Rascoff When “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell asked the CEO of Zillow recently about the accuracy of the website’s automated property value estimates, known as “Zestimates,” she touched on one of the most sensitive perception gaps... Read More

    What’s For Sale in Rock Creek? 25+ Houses!!! | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 29, 2016

    Did you know that right now there are 25 houses ranging from $267,000 to $1,100,000 available in Rock Creek right now? Our featured listing this week is 108 Sandy Shoal Loop in Rock Creek.  This fabulous 2900 square foot house house features 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, hard wood floors, plantation shutters and 10 ft.... Read More

    Do you wonder what you could sell your house for? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 28, 2016

    Sometimes I think it would just be easier to buy a new house than to fix all the things I want to change with my house.  Know the feeling? Well if you’d like to get a good estimate of what your house would list for, click here.  Then, if you’d like to speak to a knowledgeable realtor,... Read More

    Ugly Houses | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 24, 2016

      Looking for a house that rocks?  We found one!  This house was built between two giant boulders in Portugal. It is completely fireproof and windproof.  The walls are formed of mortared masonry and the roof is concrete tile.  This one should seriously qualify for some reduced homeowners insurance! Remember the story of the little old woman who... Read More

    What’s New in Oldfield? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 23, 2016

    This week’s featured house is a fabulous four bedroom home on a corner lot in Oldfield, AND it’s just been reduced!  This house is just two years old and has so many wonderful features.  Beautiful hardwood floors, granite countertops, double tray ceilings in the living room and master as well as upgraded light fixtures really make... Read More

    #4 There’s More than just the Purchase Price in Buying a House | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 22, 2016

    If you’re a first time home buyer, you need to realize there are a lot of expenses that come with purchasing a house.  Your monthly house payment will include three things – your mortgage payment, home owners insurance, and real estate taxes.  Make sure you get your lender to let you know what that total will... Read More

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 17, 2016

    From all of us at Ashurst Group – hope you have a great day! #stpatricksday, Read More

    Refuge Coffee, a New Taste in Coffee | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 16, 2016

    Several months ago, I heard that a new coffee house was opening in downtown Fairhope called Refuge Coffee.  I love trying new things, so one day last fall I tried it out.  I got coffee and homemade biscotti for under $5.00.  I was shocked and hooked at the same time.  While I do like a reasonably priced... Read More

    What’s available in the Fruit & Nut District? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 15, 2016

    A commonly sought after neighborhood in Fairhope is the Fruit and Nut District.  It gets its name due to the fact that most of the streets in that area are named after fruits or nuts (Pecan Ave., Orange Ave. , Kumquat St., etc.) The reason it is so desirable is that most of the neighborhood is walking distance to downtown... Read More

    #3 Use a Trusted Realtor | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | March 14, 2016

    A common misconception in real estate is that if you don’t use a realtor to buy a house, you can save paying the realtor commission and therefore, save money buying a house.  Remember, only the seller pays the commission, not the buyer.  You are going to pay the same price for a house that is... Read More