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Monthly Archives: April 2016

    Have you outgrown your house? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 27, 2016

    Are you making excuses for your house that has just gotten too small?  It may be time to upsize!  The Eastern Shore is seeing a boom in new construction.  Houses are going up everywhere. New Construction in Spanish Fort New Construction in Daphne New Construction in Fairhope Want to know what your house is worth? ... Read More -Top 10 Laziest Cities | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 26, 2016 decided to analyze cities across the United States to see which were the laziest.  They used the following criteria: Number of restaurants that offer delivery Number of day spas and massage therapy centers The percentage of homes that have a hot tub, sauna, or steam room Average hours of sleep Average work hours per week Average cost... Read More

    Check it out! New in Fairhope – Soul Bowlz | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 21, 2016

      On my way to grab a heavily caloric muffin a few days ago as a splurge, instead I decided to try a new place in town called Soul Bowlz.  I had planned on featuring it for several weeks, but just hadn’t made it in yet.  With a few minutes on my hands, I decided it was... Read More

    Looking for a place to build your dream home? | Ashurst Goup

    By Laine Lucas | April 19, 2016

    Sometimes, we know what we want and it’s very specific.  Sometimes, that doesn’t exist in a home that is currently on the market.  The best solution can be to build what you want.  Right now there are some great lots on the market, from bayfront to wooded to rolling to flat to golf course to... Read More

    Yes, Really! A Roller Coaster Tour of a Home | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 14, 2016

      Realtors are always thinking of new ways to market a listing, but I think this one takes the cake.  A real estate company in Germany built a rollercoaster through one of the homes they had listed.  They hoped the added attention and excitement would help sell the house quickly.  Click here to see full... Read More

    Looking for Acreage? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 12, 2016

    Want to walk through these houses without making an appointment? Check out our new 3D Tour and you can walk through the entire house – just follow the circles on the floor! 6740 Poulsen Lane – 3D Tour 8910 Oldenberg Drive – 3D Tour This week we are featuring two homes.  Both houses are on 5+/- acres. ... Read More

    TBT – A Blast from the Past | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 7, 2016

      You know the saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by it’s cover’?  From the outside, it is hard to tell that this house is a true throwback to the groovy days of the 60’s.  The interior has not been changed since 1969.  This Palm Springs, CA home is in desperate need of Joanna Gaines…. or is it???? You... Read More

    Can I Afford A Bay Front Home? | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 5, 2016

    A lot of people walk in our office asking about bay front homes.  Sometimes, we sense that they really don’t think they can afford one, but they want to ask, ……just in case.  They are pleasantly surprised when we show them the number of homes that are actually affordable.  Bay front homes on the eastern shore range... Read More

    How to Handle a Bidding War – Our Best Tips | Ashurst Group

    By Laine Lucas | April 4, 2016

    In a real estate market where supply is low and demand is high, bidding wars aren’t uncommon.  The Realtors are seeing these frequently in the Fairhope/Daphne/Spanish Fort housing market. While there’s really no such thing as a “winner” in a bidding war (except the seller), there are a few tips to consider when you are in this situation. Before... Read More