Alabama Beaches Have Got It Goin’ On
When most people think of purchasing a beach house, Alabama usually isn’t on the radar but perhaps they should. As it turns out, Alabama is home to some stunning beachfront properties available at lakefront prices. Of course, it’s all relative, but compared to other coastal real estate plays, Alabama’s beachfront scene is a real pearl.
The Appeal of Alabama’s Gulf Shore
With its sugar-white beaches, diverse cuisine, rich history, and lower costs, Alabama’s beaches are some of America’s best-kept secrets. For those who love military history, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park lets visitors get up close and personal with some of WWII’s most decorated war machines. Meanwhile, nature lovers can explore the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail or indulge in some of the world’s best deep-sea fishing. Of course, if the goal is to just sit and read a book while the hot sun and cool drinks help you shed your stress, that’s perfectly fine too.
Should you or your clients choose to make beach therapy a regular occurrence, perhaps one of these properties could hook you.
Vacation Homes Worth Considering in Alabama
This 1675-sq.-ft. 2 bed, 3 bath abode listed for $485k is perfect for the buyer looking to customize a beachfront property with their own unique renovation. They may even be happy to leave the decor as is — the surrounding ocean views are plenty good. This Dauphin Island property is also great for those who might be looking to rent their place out to help offset some of the costs of life on the beach.
Don’t let the closed storm shutters fool you; this 1,450-sq.-ft. property boasts a beautifully renovated interior with plenty of room for friends and family — all for an asking price of $525k. Best of all, it’s just a few steps from the beach.
This 4 bed, 4 bath beach house might be listed at $795k, but for that price, the buyer gets a beautiful beach home in a gated community. What’s more, it sits high on an elevated lot — not in the floodplain — while offering access to a deeded beach and community pool. For perspective, a similar property in Florida might require five times the $795k asking price.
If you were to ask someone how much an 18 bed, 20 bath home on a beach costs, what do you think they would guess? $5 million? $10 million? Not so in Alabama. This behemoth, which is actually a duplex, is listed for $3.5 million, and it’s perfect for that one person we all know who likes to throw exceptionally extravagant parties.
Regardless of the buyer, there’s something for everyone on Alabama’s gulf shores. Even if you or your client isn’t ready to purchase beachfront property quite yet, it’s still worth a visit. Of course, you could just call your trip “market research” if you’re looking to make selling vacation homes your new niche.
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