fort walton beach: Where have all the For Sale Signs Gone? - 05/07/12 01:58 AM
Okaloosa County - April Sales Trends Report
Okaloosa County has approximately 181,000 people living in 930.25 square miles of space.  Towns include Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Valparaiso, Mary Esther, Eglin AFB, and Hurlburt Field.
There were 273 homes sold in the month of April in Okaloosa County.  For the year it is up slightly by 2.88%.
There were 112 condos and townhomes sold in the month of April.  For the year this number is up 19.44%.
Residentail Lots saw a decline in sales activity.  Only 65 sold in the month of April and down 13.37% for the … (2 comments)

fort walton beach: November Sales Numbers - 12/14/11 01:46 AM
November Sales StatisticsIn an effort to help members communicate more effectively about the real estate market along the Emerald Coast, ECAR has put together basic statistics to be used by ECAR members in customer/client communication and other marketing efforts.  This is not intended to replace any other statistical analysis ECAR members may use each month. 
Total Units Sold
 Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Broker / Owner 850-420-2480

fort walton beach: 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)

fort walton beach: Okaloosa County October Sales Results - 11/04/11 07:50 AM
Inventory is dropping. . . Buyers did you hear that?  Not too late, but getting better for sellers as we move this inventory out of the way.
Okaloosa Single Family Home Sales for the Month of October were up almost 16% and for the year we are up 20% in this category alone.
Condos and Townhomes were up 8.75% for the month and up 43% for the year.  Wow, condos are selling again.  Cash buyers seem to have come out of the woodwork and are back.  No oil in these waters, except suntan oil.
Residential lot sales were down for the month … (0 comments)

fort walton beach: Local August Sales Report - 10/04/11 02:10 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.

fort walton beach: Okaloosa County Florida Sales Report - August 2011 - 09/09/11 08:29 AM
I just heard a speaker yesterday from Eglin Airforce Base, Col. Sal Nodjomian.  Sal told us that there is a real need for military housing.  Most of the pilots who will be relocating to our area will not want to buy.  They will want to rent for a year.  These pilots make excellent renters with excellent credit scores and the ability to pay.  They get a housing allowance of $1,250 per month making the Okaloosa Rental Market extra attractive where monthly rents usually are less than this per month.  As rentals become more in demand then rent prices will go up.  … (1 comments)

fort walton beach: Walton County FL June Ending Sales Report - 07/09/11 02:06 AM
The Real Trend Report for Walton County Florida and Real Estate Sales Activity just came out.  I love this statistical overview of the county I live and work in.  It is eye opening and usually is so true of what my own personal business is doing.
Surprising this month is the number of new home sales that occured in June.  There were 29 of them as compared with June of 2010 when there were just 20.  This is a one month increase of 45% for this one month comparison.  It is evident too.  I see new homes starting to go up … (1 comments)

fort walton beach: Okaloosa Real Estate Sales Activity - February 2011 - 03/06/11 01:21 AM
Single Family Home Sales
Single Family Home Sales were up 25.57% over same year-to-date period as compared to 2010
Condos and Townhomes
Condo and Townhomes were up 32.46% over same year-to-date period as compared to 2010
Mobile and Manufactured Homes were down 53.85% over same year-to-date period as compared to 2010.
Residential Lots
Residential lot sales were up 138.46% over same year-to-date period as compared to 2010.
Total sales are up in Okaloosa County by 37.87% in all categories
Okaloosa County is home to the following cities:
Cinco BayouCrestviewDestinFort Walton BeachMary EstherNicevilleShalimarValparaiso


fort walton beach: VA Maximum Loan Amounts - 01/24/11 12:21 AM
VA Certificates of Eligibility/Maximum Loan Amounts
While the Veterans Administration sets no maximum VA loan amount, most private lenders have adopted a policy to loan only four times as much as the maximum guarantee from VA with zero down. With a loan guaranty of $60,000, which was the maximum loan guaranty until December 10, 2004, most VA lenders limited the zero down loan to $240,000. (But in December 2004, VA adopted a policy of increasing the loan guaranty to be 25% of the FNMA/FHLMC maximum loan amount, so that it would not take an act of … (4 comments)

fort walton beach: VA Financing - 01/21/11 03:30 AM
VA Financing - Advantages and DisadvantagesADVANTAGES:
Veteran buyers who have not previously used their home loan benefits may obtain loans up to $417,000 with nothing down. They may purchase homes greater than $417,000 by making down payments on top of the $417,000 VA loan. Some lenders only require 25% down on the sale price over $417,000. The seller or builder may pay the veteran's closing costs or prepaid Items. This feature makes it possible to purchase homes with no out of pocket cash outlay. Lenders may also pay the veterans closing costs and pre-paid items, in exchange … (0 comments)

fort walton beach: Classes are Key to Success - 10/14/10 01:47 AM
Have you taken a real estate class lately?  How about a class on social media or blogging or using Facebook for business?  Have you been to a recent Ethics Class or Fair Housing Class.  What about a new Contracts Class?  All of these classes are offered by my local Association.  In fact, I think that my local Association, the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors is the best on Earth.  They are very proactive and offer more training and classes than one can possibly take all in one year, but offer alternatives too.  For example, there is a four day cruise at … (3 comments)

fort walton beach: Local Upcoming Events - 02/02/09 07:47 AM
 Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Island with the parade at 11am, Festival at The Boardwalk from noon - 5pm, and the "Mardi Gras by the Sea" Ball - February 7, 2009 2/7/2009 Saturday 11:00a.m.Fort Walton Beach FL Vicious Valentine: Roses are black, bruises are blue Check out the first home bout for the Beach Brawl SK8R Dolls! The area's first-ever women's flat track roller derby team will be taking on the ladies of Baton Rouge.  2/7/2009 Saturday 7:00p.m.
Fort Walton Beach FL 
Mardi Gras by the Sea Ball at Santa Rosa Mall, February 7 - Taste of Mardi Gras, featuring over … (0 comments)

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