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Luxury Golf Course Living At Craft Farms Golf Resort

3682 Cypress Circle

Visitors of 3682 Cypress Circle are greeted by a spectacular two-story great room with cathedral ceilings in this Mediterranean-inspired home. The four-bedroom, three and a half bath beauty overlooks a peaceful pond and the seventh fairway of the Arnold Palmer designed Cotton Creek Course at Craft Farms Golf Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Discriminating buyers will love the gourmet kitchen with custom-designed Pecky Cypress cabinetry, a commercial grade gas stove and oven, granite counter tops, and a spacious island with a built-in wine rack.

Hickory flooring on the second level complements custom wrought iron railing along the open balcony leading to three guest rooms and a large 15×15 media room/library. The hardwoods, custom tile flooring and lighting throughout the home — along with a beautiful fireplace and study looking over the pond and fairway — give this space a warm and inviting “Old World” feel. There’s also a secluded patio that offers a peaceful view of the pond and fairway.

This one-of-a-kind property, close to world-class beaches and entertainment venues, is listed for $539,000. Please call to schedule a showing. Check out the virtual tour of this amazing home.

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Seven Years Strong

Advantage Real Estate marks anniversary with new resort projects and website

Founded in 2012, Advantage Real Estate of Gulf Shores, a locally-owned firm created seven years ago by Baldwin County Realtor and developer Rick Phillips and Realtor Cindy Stewart Phillips, marks seven years in business in 2019 with continued expansion and the development of a new resort project on the Florida Gulf Coast.

With more than 50 years of combined real estate experience among its principals, the family-run company also is launching a new website to better serve those looking to buy or sell a home or relocate to the Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast, purchase investment property such as condominium developments and waterfront homes, subdivision lots and new construction. The new website address is:

A new development led by Advantage Real Estate is Krystal Key Beach Resort in Perdido Key, Fla. Located on 200 feet of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico, the 10-story project will feature 30 four- and five-bedroom units all with direct, unobstructed views of the Gulf. The development is now in the pre-construction phase. The residences range from 2,340 square feet for a four bedroom to 3,909 square feet for the remaining Penthouse. Individual unit sales prices range from $1,395,000 to $2,995,000. Learn more about the project here:

Now is the time to add real estate to your Self Directed IRA

As many investors watch stocks, bonds and retirement plans dwindle, the question often becomes “How can we turn this around?”

One answer is real estate. It’s now possible to add real estate to your retirement portfolio through a self-directed Independent Retirement Account (IRA). And the fact that real estate prices haven’t completely rebounded from a decade ago is actually good news for investors.

Many real estate investments are still undervalued, which makes now the right time to buy. Infact, some of the most depressed real estate markets in the country are reporting an astonishing number of cash purchases. Much of this is coming from IRA owners moving investments into real estate.

Why? Because savvy investors understand real estate investments will increase in value over time at a much higher rate than other investments. While some IRA real estate investments have temporarily lost value, real property will never “vanish” like a failed company. History teaches us that real estate markets eventually bounce back.

Want to know more? Call us today to find the perfect investment property along the Alabama Gulf Coast or in Northwest Florida. With more than 50 years of combined experience in the local real estate market, we can even connect you with the best Self-Directed IRA custodian in the area.