condos: Walton County Trends - 10/17/13 05:12 AM
Walton County Florida is located in the Panhandle and sits between Destin, FL and Panama City Beach, FL.
The report just came out today from September.
New Home Sales are up 18.73% for the year.
Condo and Townhome Sales are up 5.41% for the year.
Lot sales are down 14.57% for the year.
Total Foreclosures are down by 9.15% for the year.
New filings for Foreclosures are down by 35% for the year.
Inventory levels have dropped creating a new demand for new home builders and signs of activity can be seen everywhere.  Prices are up with inventory dropping.  … (0 comments)

condos: July 2012 Walton County Florida Sales Report - 08/10/12 12:11 AM
New home sales are up over 98% in Walton County Year-to-Date 2012 over Year-to-Date 2011 figures. DR HORTON has contributed to this increase with 13 new communities in South Walton County alone. To view, go to
Resale of Detached Single Family homes remain stagnant. Why buy used when you can buy new for less and get a home warranty?
Walton County does not really have any new condos to offer for sale so this number is almost 70% down over last year's figure. It makes sense for this to happen. Land is at an all time premium, thus we have … (1 comments)

condos: July Sales 2012 - 08/09/12 12:30 AM
In my targeted sales area, there were 395 sales in the month of July.  The average sales price was $368,829 and the average price per square foot was $179.35 per square foot.  On average listings are staying on the market 190 days.
School is right around the corner and with kids and parents all rushing to end their summer vacations, sales generally slow a bit in the month of August and will pick up again in September.
We have had a lot of rain in the Panhandle this year.  We are no longer in a drought. 


condos: June Sales Figures Out -- Walton, County Florida - 07/12/12 01:41 AM
While lot sales soared in the month of June, it is mainly due to DR Horton buying failed subdivisions that are just hitting the market as distressed properties.  DR just closed on 68 lots in Cypress Breeze Planatation.  Talk about a great place to build.  They will be soon selling homes in there from the low $200,000 to the mid $300,000 and it is only a mile to the beaches of S. Walton.  Looking for a buyer's agent to help you through this?  Look no further.  I can assist you with the process and make sure that your interests are protected.

condos: April Walton County Florida Sales Activity Report Just Out - 05/08/12 12:13 AM
Total Number of Single Family Homes that have sold in the month of April were 193.  Sales have been brisk.  Out of the 193 homes that have sold, 130 of them were new.  This means that we see a lot of construction activity again and the market is recovering nicely putting a lot of folks back to work.
Total Number of Condos that sold in April were 97.  This is actually slightly down from a year ago.  However, the condo market has been hit hard in the mortgage area.  If you can't pay cash, then it is extremely difficult to finance … (0 comments)

condos: Walton County Real Estate Sales Activity Report -- March 2012 - 04/09/12 01:44 AM
What has been happening in Walton County Florida lately? 
Single Family New Home Sales are up 205% over March of 2011 and for the year they are up 168.63%.
DR Horton seems to be the trend leader in this category.  They have more building permits than any other builder in Walton County at this time and new construction can be seen everywhere in the county from Mussett Bayou Estates, Santa Rosa Golf Villas, Peach Creek, Sacred Oaks, Driftwood Estates, Whispering Lakes, Water Oaks, and Windsor Estates.  It has put a lot of people back to work and you can catch positive … (0 comments)

condos: All Fridays are Good, Aren't They? - 04/06/12 12:15 AM
Today is a day called Good Friday, but to me all Fridays are Good.  They always have been for as long as I can remember.  I always looked forward to the day called Friday.  How can you not love a Friday.  TGIF !


condos: Destin Condo Market is HOT - 03/30/12 12:16 AM
One way to decipher a market is to analyze it.  I love to do this in all categories.  I am a bit of a real estate nerd and love to watch the numbers so I understand what is going on.
In my Investment Market, Condos under the $175,000 price range the numbers came as below:
Number of Condos in the Market in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach having at least one bedroom , one bathroom and less than $75,000 in price = 140 total
Number of Condos in the Market in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach having at least … (0 comments)

condos: Featured Complex - Emerald Hill Townhomes - 02/29/12 03:53 AM
Today I am featuring the Emerald Hill Townhomes located at 3722 East Hwy 30A, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
This complex has 3 floors offering 36 total units.  There are 7 Studio Units, 8 one bedroom units, 11 two bedroom units and 10 3 bedroom units.  Unit numbers 1-16 are Gulf Front.  There are private garages and an open parking lot as well.  They own 100 Feet of Dedicated Beach. 
Located in the heart of Seagrove Beach near shopping, bicycle rentals, and restauranta.  It has an outdoor pool area, BBQ grills, and washer and dryers.
There have been two recent sales both … (0 comments)

condos: Buyers have returned - 02/07/12 09:04 AM
In record numbers, I am seeing license plates from the following states:  Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Ontario, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois.  Seems like there are record number of visitors in the area this year.  Why not?  Temperatures have been unseasonally warmer this year and we offer a lot of sunshine most year round.  It has even been more difficult getting a tee time on my favorite golf course, the Santa Rosa Golf course.  It's all good though.  I have shown property for now a full week everyday in a row.  I am also seeing a record number of … (1 comments)

condos: Bay County Florida ~ Ends Year with Sales UP - 01/12/12 03:18 AM
What a great way to end the year.  Bay County Florida is home to Tyndall Airforce Base located in Panama City Beach, FL.  Sales Trends are showing signs of growth.
Total Single Family Homes were up 16.62% for the year over last year's numbers.
Condo Sales were way up with an increase of 23.68% for the year.
Lot Sales were up slightly at 3.78%.
The best news is that the number of foreclosures are dropping significantly and were down 39.44% for the year over last year.
With inventory depleting, rising prices will surely follow. 
I work exclusidvely for buyers like yourself … (1 comments)

condos: Beautiful Last Day of the Year - 12/31/11 02:20 AM
Ah, I couldn't have asked for more.  It is just beautiful here today.  I hope your last day of your year is spent reflecting on all of the good that you had this past year.  We all have so many things to be thankful for.  Even the smallest things, like my fingers that are typing this note right now, or my eyes that are reading this.  Take time to reflect on the good and wish for more good in the year to come.  Happy New Year from Lifeguard Real Estate !

Planes over the Destin Harbor.  Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!!

condos: Beachside Villas - 11/26/11 01:06 AM
Feautured Complex today is the Beachside Villas located at 11 Beachside Drive, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
This complex features 120 units.  The buildings are no taller than 3 stories tall.  There are 48 two bedroom units and 72 three bedroom units.  Built back in 1993.  The grounds feature a secluded area of Seagrove Beach easily accessible via a boardwalk with a foot shower available after spending the day at the beach.  They have 2 outdoor pools (one heated during the winter months) and two tennis courts, BBQ areas, shuffleboard courts, and washer and dryers.  Popular with the Snow Birds, events like … (2 comments)

condos: Water's Edge - 11/16/11 12:27 AM
Water's Edge is my featured complex today.  Located at 520 Santa Rosa Blvd. in Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548.
It has 6 floors and 106 units.  There are 40 one bedroom units, 42 two bedroom units and 24 3 bedroom units.  There is covered and non-covered parking available.  Today there are a total of 14 active listings in this complex.  Two are one bedroom units, 5 are two bedroom units and the rest are 3 bedroom units.  Listing prices range from $211,900 to a high of $525,000.
The complex is directly on the Gulf of Mexico with 410 feet of dedicated … (1 comments)

condos: Does College Football put a Slow Down on your Saturdays? - 10/29/11 11:58 PM
I am wondering if the college football season affects your business at all.  I notice that on Saturdays when college football is on, my phone is not ringing.  Funny, it doesn't happen during NFL football on Sundays, just quieter on Saturdays.  Tell me, did you watch football yesterday?  I hope your team won.
I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and Adrian, Michigan was just up the highway so I grew up loving to go to Adrian, Michigan for the University of Michigan games.  I did not graduate from this school, but sure wish that I did.  My friends in Ohio all … (3 comments)

condos: Blue Mountain Beach - 08/05/11 01:03 AM

This view could be your view if you lived in Blue Mountain Beach.  Blue Mountain Beach is located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.  On this same road there are homes built in 1950 out of cinderblock that have withstood the tests of time and then there are brand new homes built out of ICF or Insulated Concrete Foam.  The newest house on Blue Mountain Rd is x-Governor and Fox News Reporter Mike Huckabee who calls this area home.  More likely to run into on this road are some of the area's most interesting locals. 
Blue Mountain Beach is home … (6 comments)

condos: Investor Units in Panama City Beach, FL - 07/07/11 03:29 AM
I work with a lot of investors who love to buy multi-units or attached type styled properties.  This morning I was curious as to what was going on with all of the inventory in Panama City Beach, FL concerning this type of property.  I found out that the favorite price point of under $100,000 is shrinking quickly.  There are currently only 17 listings in this category.  There have been 6 sales in the last month.  At this rate we will run out of inventory completely in just 12.3 weeks.
It has been for a long time a buyer's market, but I … (1 comments)

condos: Walton County Sales Report -- April 2011 - 05/10/11 08:15 AM
How can you not love this area? 
Emerald Green Waters and Coastal Dune Lakes.  Lake above is Oyster Lake.  I love Oysters!  You can find them for .25 cents a piece during happy hour at the Hurricane Oyster Bar.  $2 Beers.  Love it, Love it, Love it.
Well this past month in Walton County there were 142 homes that sold during the month of April.  This was a year to date increase of 10.22 percent.
There were 105 condos that sold and that was a year to date increase of 21.40%.
182 Residential Lots sold and signs of building is … (0 comments)

condos: March Sales Report for Okaloosa County - 04/08/11 06:06 AM
Okaloosa County -- 24 Miles of White Sugar Shoreline.  Destin, Florida considered the luckiest fishing village in Florida.  Award winning beaches.
263 Homes sold in Okaloossa County in the month of March.  This is an increase of 15% over same period last year.  Year to date totals show that there have been 646 home sales in the county which is a year to date increase of 21%.  Home sales are brisk with the increased presence of our military men and woman relocating to our area at Eglin Airforce Base and Hurlburt Field.
92 Condos/Townhomes sold in the month of March compared … (0 comments)

condos: Activity at the Emerald Coast - 03/21/11 07:21 AM
There are currently 6,595 properties available for sale in the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors MLS system.
There are 1,692 properties currently under contract waiting for a closing.
There have been 2,743 sales in the last six months.  21 of these sales were foreclosures which is less than 1% of all sales.  582 of the total sales were short sales or 21% of all sales were short sales that successfully closed.  The majority of the sales were well priced properties with a motivated seller and a qualified buyer.
There is still plenty of inventory and buyers are flooding the market again … (0 comments)

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