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Are you an airman PCSing from Eglin AFB or Hurlburt Field? Are you upside down in your mortgage and owe more than your current property value? If so, you may know I have been checking the HAP website daily for the last several months. As I have previously reported, the site was taken down at one point, and all information was removed. Today, the site has changed and information is posted that may be useful to relocating military who might qualify for the government assistance to cover some of the loss. 1. Qualifications include: PCSing more than 50 (5 comments)
Two weeks ago, my life changed. I finally got rid of my four year old, push-to-talk Nextel flip phone. It was literally cracked, peeling and had glue on it. But it still worked. Even though it shut off as soon as it was turned on, and had to always be turned on twice. You see, I keep equipment for a long time. I run computers to the ground for years. I am not a “trade-up” type of girl. My philosophy is “If it works, don’t replace it”. But my Nextel phone was about to die. (27 comments)
This refined Santa Rosa Beach Florida short sale home, adjacent to Redfish Village in the Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach, is a wonderful design by a renowned architect. The first floor living area has warm wood flooring and old-fashioned built-ins. The breakfast bar is a mile-long custom slab of black granite with furniture spindle supports. Kitchen cooking beckons the gourmand in you with Jennaire stove and rows of bead-board cabinets, many open to display your wares. There is a built-in wine cuvee ready for your cabernets. You can either cozy up to the fireplace in the living room or share your (9 comments)
I am president of my commercial condo association in Destin Florida. My real estate office, Rulnick Realty, is in a strip mall with a variety of businesses- restaurants, jewelers, bank, boutique, flooring and more. A few days ago I got a call slip with a message from our association manager: “Our plaza has won the lotto! Check for $30,000 received in the mail”. What!? Huh?!! I scrambled for the phone to find out what was going on. The association manager says there was a short note from an attorney that stated, “Partial settlement from EMINENT DOMAIN lawsuit” and a check for $30,000. (11 comments)
“I could sell ice to an Eskimo”, the young agent said, as he sat with me in my office. He was about to join my sales team at Rulnick Realty in Destin, Florida, and this was our first real talk. Here are the bullet points of our conversation:1. Does the Eskimo want ice? You don’t “sell” people. You help them see what they want. The best definition of salesmanship I ever learned was from the original trainer, Tom Hopkins. He said “Salesmanship is crystallizing someone’s thinking.” You help them buy what THEY want.2. “You talk to men (10 comments)
Come home to Destin Florida! Your Amalfi Coast short sale condo, in Miramar Beach is gorgeous and spacious! Great furnishings, full size bedrooms. Unit overlooks lavish grounds, pool, and tree-top view of gulf. Walk to private beach across the street on the Gulf of Mexico. Sprawling eight-acre complex with two pools, one heated, two tennis courts, pond, bridge, covered parking. Amalfi condos have easy access to Silver Sands shopping, Baytowne Wharf, Destin Commons and excellent restaurants. Short Sale. Offered at $297,700.
It's Wendy! Wendy Rulnick, Broker, CRP, CRS, GRI, ABR Rulnick Realty, Inc. Destin FL Real Estate Destin (6 comments)
Curious what your credit score will drop when you do a short sale? You’ll often read on the internet 80-100 points, sometimes less. Guess what? Sometimes it is more. I just received this email from one of my Santa Rosa Beach Florida short sale sellers. I sold his home a few months ago. I had asked him to check his credit score before and after the short sale. Here is his email: “Checked on my credit score with Transunion and went from 780 (Excellent top 2 percent) to 633 (Rated poor to good). I was anticipating somewhere around 680 (12 comments)
I just got an approval on a $30,000 short sale in Crestview Florida. The listing side of the commission is $900, less a 25% referral fee, so that totals $675. To top it off, this is the second contract I had to work on the property. The short sale lender, ASC, rejected the first offer of $30,000 six months ago. This time they took it. But it was the same amount of work, two times over. And we all know that short sales are about five times as much effort as a traditional sale. “Wow”, you say, “How (23 comments)
As a Destin Florida short sale listing specialist, I've seen almost every crazy thing that can happen waiting for an approval. This week was no exception. Here are the top short sale lender goofs of the week: 1. Bank of America: File Erroneously Declined in India. Destin short sale appraisal in March was $950,000. “Drive By BPO” done in August was 1.5 million, $100,000 higher! File was then declined as “insufficient” offer. After I pointed out the minor discrepancy (our market is still declining, not going up 10%), the negotiator is re-opening. She said the decision to close the file was (21 comments)
ZZZZzzzzz…. I studied all weekend for my Florida Broker license renewal, due in two weeks (why wait?). The reading material started out as a snore-- rules, regulations, fines and statutes. But I woke up and learned some interesting, unusual and cool facts about real estate: Did you know? 1. Benjamin Franklin started the first insurance company in the United States in 1752. He formed the Philadelphia Contribution for the Insurances of Houses from Loss by Fire. He was a really smart man! 2. Only 58% of real estate companies have Errors and Omissions Insurance to cover negligent acts of their agents (14 comments)
Via Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc: Hi folks. I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day. Today I want to talk about Short Sales. Big surprise right? More specifically I want to talk about the tools available to help you if you choose to handle Short Sales.Whether you are on the listing side or the selling side you need to understand how Short Sales work. You need to have “insider“ information and support from your peers if you want to weed through the jungle that is Short Sales.I’ve been debating with Richard Weisser on his recent post. His post (6 comments)
This great Crestview Florida short sale home at 232 Limestone Circle is south of I-10 in the Redstone subdivision. Striking cathedral, plant ledges and open floor plan! Walk into this inviting brick home and see a huge open area that includes a large formal dining area on your left, which separates the master from the guest rooms. To your right is a large kitchen with an island and breakfast bar, which is open to the living area. There are many and well placed windows, giving natural light. The master bath has a double vanity and garden tub with shower. Excellent commuting from (4 comments)
Luau 6501/6503, Sandestin Short Sale Crisp Sandestin condo with Scandinavian flair, gulf views! Your Luau condo is close to Finz restaurant and a quick walk to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico! Enjoy the property's expansive rooftop observation deck for sunset cocktails, workout center, huge saltwater pool with a exotic waterfall, hot tub, kid's pool, more. Nearby shopping at Market Shoppes, Baytowne Wharf, Destin Commons and Grand Boulevard. This unit can be 2 bedrooms or one bedroom with lock-out and grosses about $25,000 without a winter renter. Sandestin Florida is an amazing gated resort lifestyle center with gorgeous landscaping, restaurants, pools, tennis, (3 comments)
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