Area Happenings, Food, Fun & Tips!

You’ll find my blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local activities to what's happening along the Gulf Coast. That’s because I care about our community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. I’d love to talk with you!


April 26, 2018

Gulf Eats!

The Hangout Hospitality Group is growing again! 

Adding TWO NEW RESTAURANTS in Gulf Shores: The Sunliner Diner and Picnic Beach! These two restaurants bring even more options for food and fun to the beach!

Sunliner Diner rolls back the hands of time to the days of poodle skirts and bobby socks! This 50's style Diner will be spinning out hamburgers, shakes and rock n' roll music! Complete your visit by renting one of their convertibles parked right out front! You'll never forget this truly American experience! 


Picnic Beach offers up refreshing smoothies, cold press juices, organic cocktails and a menu of acai/ protein bowls as well as fresh salads, smoked meat sandwiches & some of the best BBQ you will find anywhere! Dine in at the child friendly indoor/outdoor facilities or take your food to the beach in expertly packed food boxes!

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Visit their other two hugely popular restaurants:

The Hangout is located on 2.5 acres of white sandy beach in Gulf Shores! Great food, ton-of-fun sand pile, retail shops, games and live music! There's always something fun to do and great food to eat at the Hangout. Check out their music and events by clicking below!

The Gulf is a casual seaside hideaway where you can enjoy lunch or dinner with your toes in the sand and watch the boats cruising thru the pass in Orange Beach. The ever-changing seasonal menu is prepared from the freshest local ingredients. Come here for a casual laid back chic atmosphere while taking in the salty air.

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Are you ready to come enjoy all of the treasures of the Gulf Coast!? Call me today at 251.424.7449 to find out more about owning your piece of paradise in the Panhandle! 





Posted in Gulf Eats!
March 12, 2018

Why You Should Offer a Home Warranty when Selling a House

Peace of Mind for Home Sellers and Buyers

Many of my clients are surprised when I recommend they consider purchasing a home warranty during the listing period. Here are some of the reasons it can be very beneficial:

  • Coverage while you're listed for sale - Seller receives the protection during the listing period which provides the confidence and comfort of knowing your investment is protected from costly repairs while it is on the market. 
  • Powerful marketing tool - Who doesn't like something for free? Having a home warranty in place helps to create a positive impression for potential buyers and adds value to your listing. The peace of mind afforded by a home warranty can attract potential buyers by easing some of the worries associated with the purchase of a home.
  • Help prevent post sale disputes - If costly unforeseen repairs become necessary after the sale is complete, buyers will turn to the warranty company and not to you. It's more common than you might think for a disgruntled buyer to expect a previous owner to pay when an appliance or HVAC breaks shortly after the sale closes.
  • NO MONEY is due until the home closes and is simply deducted at closing from your net proceeds.

You can order these warranties on your own or let your real estate agent handle the paperwork for you. It's easy, quick and painless!


Here are some of the highly ranked companies to purchase your home warranty in no particular order:

Posted in Home Warranty
Feb. 16, 2018

Considering remodeling a bathroom?

Here are some great tips:


Flow of layout and spacing

Designing a beautiful bathroom requires a lot of thought and planning especially when considering functionality. Just because you feel you should include something into the design does not mean it will function properly in that space. 

An example would be if you select a shower door which requires opening, you should have ample space for the door to fully open without the possibility of hitting a counter or wall. This also applies to cabinet doors and drawers as well.


Proper air flow and ventilation are essential in a bathroom. Without this, moisture can become trapped, leading to an unnecessary build up of potentially hazardous mold and mildew, as well as expensive repairs later down the road. A humid, stuffy bathroom can be uncomfortable to dress for the day. 

Consider adding a window to the bathroom for those nice spring and fall days when you can add fresh air to circulate thru the bathroom. During cold winter months, you can even select a combo ventilator fan that produces warm air making stepping out of the shower more bearable. 

Storage space

Have you ever heard complaints of having too much storage space? When showing property, this is one of the first comments I hear from clients that there's not enough storage. Many times, this is a deal breaker even for those looking at secondary or vacation homes.

Keep in mind the size of the home, how many bedrooms, baths and design of your bathroom to accommodate the number of people who will be using it. Floating shelves are a very nice feature aesthetically but you still need a private place for toiletries to hide away and look less cluttered.

Choose the right materials

Bathrooms not only contain more moisture than other rooms in the home but also more bacteria. Homeowners use the strongest cleaning products in the bathroom which can damage surfaces. Stay away from porous materials that will hold moisture and allow mold to grow as well as products that will warp, swell or distort from high humidity.

Selecting proper lighting

Lighting is an extremely important feature of your bathroom since this is the room where you will be getting ready for your day. Before starting your remodel on a bathroom, you should have an idea of how much lighting you need, what style and how it will best accommodate that space. 

Some things to keep in mind: Recessed lighting can provide a nice glow but without additional lighting at the mirror it will cast shadows making it difficult to see your face while applying make-up or shaving. Make sure that you have selected good bright lighting above the mirror.

Select your lighting before and make adjustments as needed because it will be much easier than waiting until the final completion of the project. Knowing where you want the lighting to be as well as plugs and outlets will save the frustration and expense of having an electrician make changes later.

Tip for the ladies:

Have your electrician add a plug behind or inside a drawer where you dress. You can then keep your hair dryer and curling iron inside the drawer for quick easy access without the hassle of cords!

Happy Remodeling!

Posted in Bathroom Remodel