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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Destin real estate and surrounding towns of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, Watercolor, Rosemary Beach, Bluewater Bay and all of the Emerald Coast of Florida.



  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 a...
    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 eq...
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 o...
    The “gentleman” from GC Services, started out saintly and well-mannered.  But by the time we were through, he had ordered me to “Acknowledge” him when he spoke and "give him my money". Here is my story.....I received approval from Wells Fargo, the senior lien, for a Destin area short sale.  T...
                                                                                                                         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, jewe...
    “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” peo...
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-acr...
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 h...
    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 $...
    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 apprai...

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