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100,000 TUNA

f0923acb-b6cc-4b91-9ab4-59f71cf81cd5widec1PREMIUM TUNA FECTHES 100,000 AT AUCTION

Prized bluefish tuna is shared between two bidders at Tokyo market

TOKYO – Two sushi bar owners paid more than $100,000 for a Japanese bluefin tuna at a Tokyo fish auction, several times the average price and the highest in nearly a decade, market officials said.

The 282-pound (128-kilogram) premium tuna caught off the northern coast of Oma fetched 9.63 million yen ($104,700), the highest since 2001, when another Japanese bluefin tuna brought an all-time record of 20 million yen, market official Takashi Yoshida said.

Yoshida said the extravagant purchase — about $370 per pound — went to a Hong Kong sushi bar owner and his Japanese competitor who reached a peaceful settlement to share the big fish. The Hong Kong buyer also paid the highest price at last year’s new year event at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the world’s largest fish seller, which holds near-daily auctions.

A slightly bigger imported bluefin caught off the eastern United States sold for $15,400 in Monday’s auction.

“It was the best tuna of the day, but the price shot up because of the shortage of domestic bluefin,” Yoshida said, citing rough weather at the end of December. Buyers vied for only three Oma bluefin tuna Monday, compared to 41 last year.

Typical tuna prices at Tokyo fish markets are less than $25 per pound. But bluefin tuna is considered by gourmets to be the best, and when sliced up into small pieces and served on rice it goes for very high prices in restaurants.

Premium fish — sometimes sliced up while the customers watch — also have advertising value, underscoring a restaurant’s quality, like a rare wine.  And like fine wine, Orange Beach, Alabama, offers the best fishing and boating on the Gulf of Mexico.  Often referred to as the “boating captial” of the United States, the fleet of deep sea fishing boats that depart Orange Beach provide a wonderful adventure for fisherman of all ages.    





January 22, 2009 Posted by | alabama, boating, fishing, gulf of mexico, Hong Kong, orange beach, Tokyo, tuna | , , , , | 1 Comment

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Alabama 2009 MARKET UPDATE

Gulf Shores / Orange Beach / Fort Morgan, Alabama
Condos – Homes – Land – Commercial Property
  • Steady Price Decline
  • Increase in Foreclosures
  • Some “Short Sales”……
  • End of New Construction
  • High Percentage of Cash Buyers
  • Some Developments are Close to Bottom
  • Limited New Construction for 4-5 Years
  • Selling at Less Than Replacement Costs
  • Condo’s Starting to Get “Picked Over”
  • Newer Beachfront at 255 – 285 sq ft
  • Low Interest Rates Attracting Buyers
  • Nice Beachfront 1/2’s …..190k+
  • Newer Beachfront 2/2’s ……290k+
  • Newer Beachfront 3/3’s…….380k+
  • Continued Foreclosure Values
  • Limited Developer Inventory
  • Buyer’s Looking at Price AND Quality
  • Let Us Know Your Criteria
  • Focus on One or Two Developments
  • Visit and Preview Units
  • Have Financing in Place
  • Be Prepared to Move Quickly
  • Units Sell at Certain Price Points
  • List/Sold Price Spread Now Closer
  • Clean Contract…..Quick Close
  • Have a GAME PLAN
  • Contact Us by Email or Phone
  • Fast Response to Your Questions
  • Take Advantage of Value Opportunities
  • We Represent YOU in the Transaction
  • Looking for BEST VALUE?
  • Know  WHAT YOU WANT?
  • Are you prepared to make a QUICK OFFER?
  • The BEST PRICED properties go first.
  • The GOOD FORECLOSURES go fast.
  • Send an email and get on our “HOT LIST”.
  • We will contact you and MATCH YOUR CRITERIA.
Thanks – look forward to working with you.
Des Gatti
The Team
Keller Williams Realty Alabama Gulf Coast
Direct (251) 233-9825 Fax 251-217-9375

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Gulf Shores
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January 6, 2009 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Beach Real Estate, fort morgan, Gulf Coast, Gulf Shores, orange beach, real estate | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

17328 Burwick Loop Fairhope AL – THE MEADOWS OF POINT CLEAR

17328 Burwick Loop Fairhope Al - THE MEADOWS OF POINT CLEAR

17328 Burwick Loop Fairhope Al – THE MEADOWS OF POINT CLEAR

17328 Burwick Loop Fairhope AL – THE MEADOWS OF POINT CLEAR

SELLER SAYS BRING AN OFFER! WILL CONSIDER HOLDING SECOND MORTGAGE IF REQUIRED! This impeccably built house has so many details to it! A full list can be obtained from the listing agent. Imagine sitting at your dining room table and looking out to the beautiful community fountain and pond as you have your holiday dinners. Fabulous kitchen appliance package, plasma TV, ISOKERN fireplace, loads of storage!

17328 Burwick Loop Fairhope Al
Fairhope AL Real Estate
Point Clear AL Homes

November 26, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, real estate | , , , | 2 Comments

What happened to the Real Estate market, how it happened, and where we are now!

What happened to the Real Estate market?

I have posted a great video on what happened to cause the Perfect Storm in the Real Estate market, how it happened, and where we are now.  I encourage everyone to go check it out, knowing where we are makes it easier to cope even though we all wish we were in a healthier environment – 

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November 19, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Gulf Shores, real estate | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bella Luna Condos in Orange Beach, Alabama

Bella Luna Condominiums

Bella Luna Condos Orange Beach AL

Bella Luna Condos Orange Beach AL

See all of the Bella Luna Condos listed on the MLS!   See Bella Luna unit 501 now!

Beautiful Views – Spacious with lots of natural light – Extremely well appointed – Contemporary Furnishings – Overlooks Ole River and back bays of Perdido Bay with a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico and  white sandy beaches – Amazing development with 4 pools – 2 Spas – Sauna – Owner’s Lounge with Movie Theatre -Terrific Work Out Facility – Marina – Boat Slips Available – Dog Walk for Owner’s Pets and Private Security with Security Gate and On site Management.

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November 3, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Coast, gulf of mexico, orange beach, perdido bay, real estate | , , , | 5 Comments

Rob Smith reports the redfish are biting!

Had a good weekend of fishing in Weeks Bay. We also gave 4 fish away to a small boy fishing on the peir nest to us.  The fishing has been great and those Red’s are fun to catch.

Rob Smith – Your Full Service Mortgage Banker!

Rob and Renee Smith
Loan Officers
1535B Schillinger Road S
Mobile, AL 36695

Rob: (251) 243-0254
Rob eFax: (877) 603-8117
Renee: (251) 243-0249
Renee eFax: (877) 623-0142

For mortage lending, financing, and loan services in Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope, Point Clear, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and other areas of Baldwin County, AL contact Rob Smith with Home Mortgages Company.

November 3, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Bon Secour Bay, Fairhope, Gulf Coast, gulf of mexico, Mobile Bay, Point Clear, real estate | , , , , | 1 Comment



October 16, 2008

Good morning to all our friends.  I offer this update as a means to keep you abreast of what is happening in our industry.  Many of you have asked about the direction of mortgage rates and housing in general.  To say we have been in a state of industry slowdown is an understatement.  While our elected officials have been dealing with legislation to open up the credit markets and get institutions lending again we have seen our equity markets decline and corporate earnings depressed.

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October 16, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Daphne, Fairhope, fort morgan, orange beach, Point Clear, real estate, Spanish Fort | , , , | Leave a comment

GA Luxury Homes and Country Club Homes

GA Luxury Homes and Country Club Homes for the affluent buyer!

If you are an executive that has managed to make it through the last few weeks with your portfolio intact maybe one of these homes is for you – GA Executive Homes.  Perhaps there aren’t many of you ready to commit to one of those at the moment, but keep us in mind.

Perhaps we should shoot for buyers from the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, or maybe a Rock and Roll Star.  These GA Luxury Homes should fit the bill for you whether it is your primary home or just a home base in the Atlanta Metro area.

For the professional Golfer perhaps one of these GA Country Club Homes is more appropriate.

When you get settled in and are ready for a little rest and relaxation then one of these Orange Beach properties is in order – Ono Island Homes or Orange Beach Condos.

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October 10, 2008 Posted by | alabama, atlanta, Baldwin County, georgia, lake lanier, orange beach, real estate | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Real Estate | Homes for Sale | Land | Lots | Keller Williams Realty

Real Estate | Homes for Sale | Land | Lots | Keller Williams Realty

Keller Williams Realty Gulf States Region - Real Estate, Luxury Homes, Commercial Property

Keller Williams Realty Gulf States Region - Real Estate, Luxury Homes, Commercial Property

So what do you do if you are looking to relocate?

Try going to Keller Williams Realty for your property search.  You can search for Real Estate across the country or around the block.  You can also search for specific offices and agents. From the office or agent websites you can do extensive searches of properties listed in the MLS areas of those offices and agents.

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September 14, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Gulf Coast, real estate | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

GO ZONE Accelerated Depreciation Deduction – Time is running out!

GO ZONE Information

Wednesday, September 17th, 6pm PST (9pm EST)

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September 11, 2008 Posted by | alabama, Baldwin County, Beach Real Estate, Daphne, Fairhope, fort morgan, GO ZONE, GOZONE, Gulf Coast, Gulf Shores, Mobile Bay, orange beach, Point Clear, real estate, Spanish Fort | , , | Leave a comment