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Old 01-13-2019, 05:54 PM
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Anyone have a place in Orange Beach, thinking of buying something over there and would like input on places to stay away from and any recommendations I can get .
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:32 PM
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Lots of good places. Just depends on if you want beach or bay. If you want both, then Ole River are would be idea.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Swcarpenter View Post
Lots of good places. Just depends on if you want beach or bay. If you want both, then Ole River are would be idea.


Can't say I could identify an area to avoid. However, I have only been a resident (4/12 months of year) for 8 years.
Such a variety throughout the island. Tranquil area with hardly any seasonal traffic and access to community boat ramp in the bay/intercoastal?
Front row to beach and across road to bay, or vice/versa with lift for a sportfish, but with heavy seasonal traffic?
Obviously budget will factor as to location. Condo, single family?
Hard to provide specific suggestions without disclosing more information. Not trying to pry into your business though.
I suppose an analogy would be someone asking which boat to buy for the Gulf.
Best of luck!
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Most likely looking at condo's but will look at houses as well. I would like dockage for a 35' center console but not required.
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you will have to find something on the bay side or Ono Island to dock I would think.

Condos, make sure the association is solid............money in the bank, owners paid up on fees, officers have served multiple years and have more to go............
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From a boat owner's perspective, I believe these are far and away the best bang for the buck. Not frilly. Low association fees. Ramp on site with lots of great dock space. 10 minute idle to the pass. https://www.condoinvestment.com/cott...e-beach-al.php
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you will have to find something on the bay side or Ono Island to dock I would think.

Condos, make sure the association is solid............money in the bank, owners paid up on fees, officers have served multiple years and have more to go............
That is what concerns me about condos so when I said places to stay away from that is what I meant. If someone has information that will keep me from wasting time, that would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
From a boat owner's perspective, I believe these are far and away the best bang for the buck. Not frilly. Low association fees. Ramp on site with lots of great dock space. 10 minute idle to the pass. https://www.condoinvestment.com/cott...e-beach-al.php
Thanks Paul, I will look into them.
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I owned a condo at Walker Key for a few years. All of the units come with a deed boat slip. Overall, we were happy with the complex, and the HOA dues were reasonable.
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That is what concerns me about condos so when I said places to stay away from that is what I meant. If someone has information that will keep me from wasting time, that would be appreciated.
Port Del Sol is a good option. Deeded slips. Great HOA. 5 minutes to the bridge. Walk to restaurants. Deeded beach access. PM with any questions.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:40 PM
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Harbour Pointe
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Don't do it. There's drugs and hookers and meth-heads everywhere. Can't even drive slow or your tires get stolen. My credit card info was stolen just driving through McDonalds.

Just kidding, Great place to live. If I were buying I'd look at (no kidding) Ono Island Canal properties. On the big water (Old River or North Ono) is crazy expensive. But canal lots are reasonable.

But you are looking in an up market so if you can be patient, wait until the Democraps are back in office. Values will plummet and you will get a deal.
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Port Del Sol is a good option. Deeded slips. Great HOA. 5 minutes to the bridge. Walk to restaurants. Deeded beach access. PM with any questions.
Really nice place. I'm across the street at Grand Point............
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:30 PM
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POB2 on the bay with boat slips
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If you are looking at purchasing a house and want something with less boat traffic and without a lot of current Terry Cove is a great place. Terry Cove Harbor is like a protected lake with nice homes.
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I'm also looking into getting a place out there using a 1031 Exchange for a Multifamily that I plan on selling. I'd have to hold it as an investment for 2 years without using it for personal vacations, but after the two years is up it's mine and Uncle Sam keeps his hands out of my pocket.

Anyone have insight on Portside condos? Has gulf access and deeded boat slips.
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I'm also looking into getting a place out there using a 1031 Exchange for a Multifamily that I plan on selling. I'd have to hold it as an investment for 2 years without using it for personal vacations, but after the two years is up it's mine and Uncle Sam keeps his hands out of my pocket.

Anyone have insight on Portside condos? Has gulf access and deeded boat slips.
I have owned condo at Portside for little over 3 years now, and have been very satisfied with the complex. I would expect Portside is the least expensive complex in OB with assigned boat slip. Currently, there are only 3 units that rent in the complex.
Feel free to PM me with any question about the complex
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We are at Phoenix on the Bay. 1800+ SF condo & a 40-foot deeded boat slip with a lift. 10 minute idle to the pass
Solid HOA, reasonable when you consider that you don't have to buy insurance or pay for any utilities except power.
Only "negative" is that there is a HUGE rental demand there, so the summer is mostly renters and it gets pretty loud sometimes. I can see where this would be an issue if you lived there full time, but we don't. And they don't bother me when I'm on the boat anyway
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Originally Posted by gapier View Post
I'm also looking into getting a place out there using a 1031 Exchange for a Multifamily that I plan on selling. I'd have to hold it as an investment for 2 years without using it for personal vacations, but after the two years is up it's mine and Uncle Sam keeps his hands out of my pocket.

Anyone have insight on Portside condos? Has gulf access and deeded boat slips.
Am I reading you right, in that, if I own a vacation home now, selling it. If I buy another vacation home, use it strictly as a rental for 2 years, then I can sell it and not have capital gains taxes?

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Angelo DePaola......he has munerous listing like what you are looking for..super nice guy very knowledgeable
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