foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: Walton County Florida Sales Trends - 10/05/12 05:26 AM
Here in the Panhandle there are signs of new construction everywhere.  Walton County had an 88% jump in the new home sales category.  Once again mostly prompted by builders buying up distressed residential lots and building new at very affordable and reasonable prices this close to the beach.
Lot sales were up almost 74% for the year over last year contributing to this growth.
The only category seemingly going down right now are condo sales.  Down overall almost 17%.  Financing for a condo is much more difficult than in days gone by.
Foreclosures have dropped off while Lis Pendens are beginning … (1 comments)

foreclosures: 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. 

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foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: Absorption Rate - What is it? - 04/29/12 11:38 PM
Why is an absorption rate important?  It tracks the number of weeks that the current inventory will take to sell provided that sales are continuing at the same rate as last month.
Here in Walton County and along the 30A Corridor, condos that are south of the corridor or closest to the beach area have only a 22 week supply left.  Why is this important?  Buyers need to keep an eye on this number because anything less than 26 weeks is an indicator that the market is beginning to shift.  Once inventory is absorbed in any particular area or product type … (1 comments)

foreclosures: Florida Panhandle Foreclosures - 04/10/12 01:16 AM
1st Quarter Florida PanhandleResidential Property Pre-Foreclousre Filings
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foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: Beachwood Villas -- Featured Complex - 02/02/12 02:12 AM
Beachwood Villas sits on the North side of Hwy. 30A between Beachcrest Condos and One Seagrove Beach.  It is walking distance to the beach and is conveniently situated near a Tom Thumb convenience store, Cafe 30A Restaurant and Angelinas Pizza.
There are 14 well maintained buildings with 3 floors and 117 units in all.  There are 72 one bedroom units; 10 two bedroom units; and 35 three bedroom units.  There are two pools, BBQ areas, Clubhouse, shuffleboard courts, and tennis courts.  It is a popular destination for snowbirds during the months of January through March.
Today there are 2 one bedroom … (0 comments)

foreclosures: Article 10 Code of Ethics - 01/30/12 02:50 AM
I locally teach Fair Housing Rules to newREALTORS©.  It is a subject near and dear to me.  It is always worth reviewing these rules as written and amended on January 1, 2011.
REALTORS© shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or sexual orientation.  REALTORS© shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin or sexual orientation.

Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.  Broker / Owner
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foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: Walton County Sales Trends Report December 2012 - 01/06/12 06:32 AM
The Walton County Sales Trends Report just came out for the month of December.  Like the unemployment rate going down to 8.5% Nationally, the employment is evident in Walton County Florida.  I am seeing new construction popping up all around me again.  It feels so good to see this positive trend.
Here are the numbers:
Single Family Home sales rose for the month of December by 56.14% over same period last year.
Single Family Home sales for the year rose by 19.58% over 2011 sales.
Condos and Townhomes rose 46.77% for the month of December over same period last year.
Condos … (0 comments)

foreclosures: 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!!!!!!
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foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: 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.
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foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: Where does your business come from? - 10/28/11 11:25 PM
Where does your business come from?  Most of my business comes from past clients and referrals.  The Internet also provides leads with people that I have never met before.  Networking with others occassionally will produce a referral or a new client, but that five minute touch usually does not end up meaningful. 
Listening to another and keeping your mouth shut more often than you speak can be extremely useful and using your new aquaintance's name frequently while speaking to them can help ease you into deeper topics and a more profound connection with the person in front of you.
Print advertising … (37 comments)

foreclosures: 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)

foreclosures: What to do? I am late on payments - 03/04/11 02:04 AM
Many times homeowners ask me what should I do, I can't afford to make my home mortgage payments any longer.
First and foremost, pick up the phone and talk to your Mortgage Lender about a possible Modification of your Loan.  Perhaps they can help you through a tough period.
If they cannot help you, then by all means talk to the short sale department at your bank and also your Realtor!  You Realtor can help you determine the fair market price for your home and list it for you for a quick sale.  Short sales take time and the deal is … (1 comments)

foreclosures: 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)

 
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