condos for sale: Real Estate Sales Activity - 06/17/13 12:40 AM
Walton County Trend Report shows that we are way up in sales in this county.  Walton County is located in the Panhandle of Florida beginnning at the Alabama Line down to the Gulf of Mexico.
New Home sales were up 15 % in the month of May over last year and for the year to date figure new home sales are up a whopping 28% over 2012 figures.
Resale of Single Family Homes were up 32% over May of last year and for the year up 13%.
In the category of condos and townhomes in the resale category they were up … (0 comments)

condos for sale: Walton County Real Estate Sales Activity for May 2012 - 06/12/12 10:31 PM
What is going on in Walton County Florida? 
Let's take a look.  May experienced a jump in Single Family Homes sales.  Up 19% for the year and 14% over May of 2011.  Lower interest rates and affordable homes are making a difference.
Condo and Townhome sales were only up slighty by 9.28% for the month of May and down overall slightly for the year by -.44%.  Condo and townhome loans are more difficult to obtain.  You must have excellent credit and at least 25-30% cash down.  On top of that, the condo association cannot have more than 15% deliquencies of non-paying … (1 comments)

condos for sale: Walton County Sales Trends for November 2011 - 12/07/11 01:06 AM
The report in Walton County just came out and for the month of November sales are up 5.41% in the Single Family Homes category and up 16.25% year to date overall.
Sales of condos and townhomes were slightly down for the month of November, but still way up at 33.55% for the year.
Residentail Lots in Walton County are selling and were up 10.19% for the month aand up 18.04% for the year.
The good news is that the number of Foreclosures filed fell 34.98% and the number of new filings or Lis Pendens fell 49.29%. 
With foreclosures, short sales, REOs … (2 comments)

condos for sale: I've lost my MOJO - 11/29/11 01:57 AM
I have lost my MOJO.  Not in real estate, but volunteerism.  I have been a student and champion of my chosen field since 2003.  I have fully dedicated myself to helping others, volunteering for projects, special events, fund raising, you name it.  I am just tired.  I can't remember how many times I have had to rearrange a client appointment just to make time for a meeting or other event.  Well, my 2012 business plan has cut way back on these moments in my business that are not making me any money.  I find that many don't even appreciate all that … (4 comments)

condos for sale: October Sales Report - Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (STRONG) - 11/18/11 01:54 AM
Total Units Sold
Sales statistics are generated on approximately the 10th of each month. These statistics include information recorded in the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR)MLS system by ECAR MLS participants and subscribers, and do not include information entered by other Associations or "for sale by owner" properties. The ECAR coverage area is primarily Okaloosa and Walton counties, but may also include parts of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Bay counties. Sales information is based on existing homes only; new construction is not included.

condos for sale: 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 for sale: Destin, FL Condo Sales July 2011 - 08/03/11 05:39 AM
Absorption Rate for all condos in Destin
Active listings today = 1,134
Number of Sold last Month = 16
16 sold times 12 months = 192
192 divided by 52 weeks in the year = 3.60 units
1,134 divided by 3.60 = 315 weeks of inventory in the market place today
Absorption Rate for Waterfront Condos in Destin
Active listings today = 431
Number of Sold Last Month = 13
13 sold times 12 months = 156
156 divided by 52 weeks in the year = 3.00
431 divided by 3.00 = 143.6 weeks of inventory for Waterfront Condos in … (3 comments)

condos for sale: Area 17 - 03/30/11 02:45 AM
Every MLS has a map that divides the larger geographical area into Main and SubAreas for means of searching for a property.  Let's take Area 17 where I live which is in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and more commonly known as areas like Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, and Grayton Beach.  I looked this morning being bored as the rain and lightning passed through and found out we only have 94 condos for sale in this area as of this morning.  Then I ran the calculation for absorption rate and found out that Area 17 has a 12 month … (0 comments)

condos for sale: Adagio Condos in Blue Mt. Beach - 03/15/11 02:18 AM
The Adagio Complex is located at the curve in Blue Mountain Beach along the beautiful scenic 30A corridor.  This is one of the area's highest elevations above sea level along this route. 
Adagio defined by Websters Dictionary means a slow tempo or direction of music.  That is what you can expect at Adagio.  A slower way of life where you can spend the afternoons by the Gulf of Mexico or play in the 8,000 waterfall pool area.  Just relax.  You will want to stay awhile.  There is also an onsite fitness center or you can rent a bike and be among the … (2 comments)

condos for sale: Walton County Real Estate Sales Activity for January 2011 - 02/04/11 03:55 AM
Total Single Family Home Sales were up 18% for the month of Jnauary.
118 Homes Sold in Jan. 2011 compared to 100 in Janaury 2010.
Total Condo and Townhome Sales  were up 21% for the month of January.
73 Condos and Townhomes sold in Jan. 2011 compared to 60 in Jan. 2010.
Residential Lots are down 25% for the month of January.
97 Lots Sold in Jan. 2011 compared to 131 in January 2010.
Taxes remain to be low in Walton, County were you can figure .0096% of the sales price is a good estimate of our real estate taxes.
Kelly Klein, … (0 comments)

condos for sale: Gulf Place - 02/02/11 12:12 AM
Gulf Place is located at the corner of Hwy. 393 and Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  It is a wonderful community with a mixture of condos, homes, and townhomes.  It also offers owners a pizza parlor called Amore Pizza, Miss Lucille's Beach Bar and Gossip Parlor, the Naked Grape Wine Bar, Torugas Breakfast and Lunch Cafe, a Pharmacy, The Smiling Fish Cafe, and the Artists of Gulf Place.  You will also find clothing stores and bike rentals.  Other businesses inclued Furry Fanantics Pet Store and April Loves Grooming.  Gulf Place is a pet friendly and well maintained community.  You … (3 comments)

condos for sale: Oh Canada - 01/31/11 07:50 AM
I say Oh Canada, because my Canadian Friends, where are you? 
Canadian dollars are currently trade very close a what we call "pair" meaning 1 US dollar for 1 Canadian dollar. This is great news for you.  On our last forex updated , the CAD was trading around 0.9992.
Inventory levels are still good.  Prices are still low and you can own a beautiful resort property along the Emerald Waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  I welcome you my friends.
Kelly Klein
Buyer's Representative
Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. 
Destin, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach, FLORIDA

condos for sale: Gone in One Day! - 01/28/11 12:40 AM
OMG, the market is back here in the Panhandle of Florida.  Deals that your REALTOR know about can be yours.  Make sure you work with a REALTOR who is plugged in to prices and how to negotiate and what to offer.  Yes, sometimes you may have to pay more than what the list price is.  Why?  Because your REALTOR will know that a property accidentally was listed far below the fair market value.  When this happens there are usually multiple offers on the property.  When owned by a bank such as a bank foreclosure it will sell quickly.  Yes, in ONE … (4 comments)

condos for sale: FHA Financing - 01/25/11 01:27 AM
FHA Financing - Advantages and Disadvantages ADVANTAGES:
The downpayment required on FHA loans Is usually lower than on conventional loans and the buyer's closing costs are generally lower on FHA loans than conventional loans. The FHA buyers may make a cash investment as low as 3% of the sale price in some instances. FAVORABLE INTEREST RATES
Traditionally, FHA interest rates were lower than conventional rates, but with today's "floating interest rate" the rate can be negotiated between the buyer and the lender. Also, 30 year fixed mortgages are widely available through FHA lenders, when some conventional lenders only … (3 comments)

condos for sale: Condos for Sale -- We have plenty - 01/24/11 07:50 AM
We still have an overabundance of condos for sale in the Panhandle.
Just in Destin alone there is an 80 week supply of them on the market currently.  That is over a year's worth of supply.  Average days on the market are 301 and you can expect to get a 10% discount out the door.
Need to know which projects are safe while others are not?  Use a Buyer's Representative to help you sort through them.
Kelly Klein, ABR, CRS
Broker / Owner of Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.

condos for sale: Sources of Mortgage Money - 01/18/11 03:19 AM
Source of Mortgage Money Discussion

There are two separate but equally important sources of mortgage money for residential home loans. There is the primary market, which consists of the lenders who will actually make the mortgage loan to your buyers and are responsible to collect the monthly payments from them. There is also the secondary market, which supplies mortgage funds to the lenders by purchasing loans from lenders, enabling the primary lenders to replenish their mortgage funds. These mortgage loans are usually sold to investors and the original lender services the loan (collects payments), and earns an income for doing … (2 comments)

condos for sale: The Realtor Code of Ethics - 01/08/11 09:14 AM
For many years the Code has assured the public that REALTORS would not deny any person equal professional services based on their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.  This year added to this language was No Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  Article 10 Standards of Practice 10-3 were amended to add sexual orientation to this category.

condos for sale: Does your phone ring prior to Christmas? - 12/07/10 09:53 AM
My phone has stopped ringing.  It is very quiet except for invites to Holiday parties and Banquet Installations, etc.  Tis the season to be social.  Don't worry. . . this time counts as networking too.  Don't drink too much or make a fool of yourself and please watch your manners.  Have fun and your phone will be ringing off the hook come January!
Happy Holidays!
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Broker / Owner

condos for sale: Do you take a vacation? - 12/04/10 12:50 AM
Here it is Saturday morning.  I just got back from the gym.  I am lining up listings for viewings today and tomorrow as well.  I work 7 days a week.  You might wonder if I take a vacation?  It is difficult when you work for yourself to do so.  I refer business out to other Realtors in my market area that I trust and respect when I am away.  I usually am the passenger in a car when traveling.  I hate flying and even avoid it more now.  I am not one to take a cruise ship either.  So you might … (7 comments)

condos for sale: Panama City Beach Condos - 12/01/10 06:01 AM
This month in Panama City Beach, FL there are 1,110 condos avaiilable for sale.  Wow, that is a lot of inventory.  Of these the lowest priced condo is $37,900 for 480 square foot of space and the highest price condo in Panama City Beach today is $1,400,000.
Of these 1,110 condos for sale there are 738 of them that are directly on the Gulf of Mexico.  The lowest priced Gulf Front condo is $62,000 and the highest priced condo is $1,400,000.
If you are looking for a condo in Panama City Beach, know this.......not only must you qualify for a mortgage … (0 comments)

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Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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