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Fairhope, Alabama 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom homes having waterfrontage or access to a tributary were available for all individual and family budgets based on 30 MLS online sold records since the start of this 2016 year. Homes, with varying actual ages, ranging from 1200 ft.² to 3544 ft.² with a median of 1865 ft.² have sold values ranging from $163,900-$1,550,000 with a median of $289,700. Individuals and families had choices along Mobile Bay, creeks and Fish River.

Currently, there are approximately 11 active waterfront, and access to waterfront, 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom homes with list prices ranging from $398,500-$2,250,000 with a median list price of $545,000. The square footage ranges from 1470 ft.² to 5856 ft.² for these 11 homes.

Call Al Cheney, Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser, 251-533-2424, to discuss your residential appraisal requirements when selling your home, settling an estate, property taxes and or any legal requirement involving real estate.


Al Cheney is your home advisor in regards to a credible residential valuation opinion report when thinking about buying or selling or fulfilling any other personal necessary reason. Al Cheney has over 35 years’ experience in the Mobile Bay Metro Area, Baldwin County & Mobile County of Alabama. Call Al Cheney at 251-533-2424 to discuss your particular residential property as well as the very appealing appraisal fees depending on complexity, location and satisfying your necessary personal requirements.

Al Cheney is a Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser licensed within the State of Alabama. Al Cheney has very appealing and competitive home appraisal fees for individuals from $225-$275 depending primarily on location. If your residential property has more complex and unique characteristics, Al Cheney will have to quote on a case-by-case basis. Let Al Cheney be your home advisor in regards to completing a residential real property appraisal on your home by calling him today at 251-533-2424! Please visit to read additional information about him and some of our neighborhoods as well as other information about our Mobile Bay Metro Area.CHENEY C-LION LOGO 170x170


Al Cheney covers all of Baldwin County and Mobile County of Alabama for clients requiring real estate appraisal reports on undeveloped land and homes.

Call Al Cheney at 251-533-2424 to discuss your real estate appraisal assignment today and the low nonfinancial appraisal fees. Please also visit

Al CheneyA Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser in Alabama, is very familiar with many different residential neighborhoods in both counties, i.e. Blakeley Oaks, Bromley Woods, Charleston Oaks, Crestview, Darby Creek, Inverness, Madison Place, Maryknoll, Newman Crossing, OakRidge, Raleigh, River Mill, Greythorne, Charlanda Estates, Florence Place, Lake Woods, Eagle Creek, Deer Trail, Parish Lakes, Falls Church, Garrison Ridge, Woodlands, Spanish Fort Estates, Bridgewood Estates, The Lakes, Saluda Ridge, Tealwood and so many other neighborhoods within communities, such as, Chickasaw, Daphne, Dauphin Island, Fairhope, Grand Bay, Gulf Shores, Loxley, Orange Beach, Theodore.

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To quote an old saying, “You can’t take it with you!”  Since this fact is true, a person should always consider having a Will, a Last Will And Testament, in order to lessen the complications in settling the estate for their bereaving family.

     A person’s death has an affect on their family emotionally and financially as well as with any unforeseen future personal or legal issues when settling the estate.  Having a Will allows the decedent, deceased person, to efficiently outline their wishes in detail and properly distributes the estate, personal property and any real property owned, at the time of their death. 

     Therefore, settling an estate efficiently is important and, in some cases, can be very stressful depending on its complexity and the number of heirs.  As an executor, or personal representative, you have been entrusted in carrying out the decedent’s wishes as exactly outlined within the Will and as quickly as possible.

     When it comes to settling an estate with real property, Al Cheney, Cheney Appraisal Services, can provide a “Certified,” detailed and timely appraisal opinion report while, at the same time, understanding the family’s bereavement and any sensitive issues associated with the decedent’s Will.

     As for accountants and attorneys, they can rely on Al Cheney’s knowledge, over 30 years, in the real estate industry of the Mobile Bay Metro Area.  Al Cheney always has a primary goal of providing detailed estate appraisal reports with reliable and supported derived value opinion conclusions (Fair Market Value estimates).  As an Alabama Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser, Al Cheney, provides professional appraisal opinion reports which gives accountants, attorneys, and personal representatives solid facts and figures, in order to fulfill IRS and the State of Alabama requirements as well as the courts within Baldwin or Mobile County and any other local agencies.

     Additionally, the date of death often differs from the date of the requested appraisal assignment.  Al Cheney is familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal assignment with an effective date and a Fair Market Value opinion estimate as of the date of death.  Furthermore, contracting an appraisal assignment with Al Cheney is a fiduciary relationship ensuring the fullest degree of discretion, confidentiality binding, as outlined within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) under the ethics provision.

     In conclusion, many times, people do not fully appreciate their need in having detailed real estate appraisal opinion reports which supports the facts and figures.  Settling an estate efficiently, properly and timely are paramount when completing and submitting the necessary documents, including all real property appraisal reports, to the IRS, Baldwin or Mobile County courts, and other revenue authorities.  Having “Certified,” detailed and professional appraisal opinion reports with supporting local marketplace information demonstrates credence and should facilitate the legal process when settling estates.  Al Cheney, Cheney Appraisal Services, is ready to assist accountants, attorneys and individuals requiring estate appraisal value opinion reports!  

Albert Marshall Cheney, Cheney Appraisal Services, Mobile, Alabama, is ready to assist you with all your “Certified” estate appraisal report requirements!  Call (251) 533-2424 today!

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