ft walton beach: You want me to do what? - 04/25/13 07:25 AM
You want me to meet you at a vacant home with a lockbox on it in a bad part of town and I don't know who you are and you at first tell me you are a cash buyer.  So I ask to see Proof of Cash Funds in the way of a letter on your bank's letterhead or financial advisor's letterhead.  Oh you can't do that?  Oh, I see you are pre-approved and not really a cash buyer.  Okay, then I ask you to show me a copy of your preapproval letter.  You won't do that until you make an … (4 comments)

ft walton beach: Median Home Prices - 02/09/12 01:28 AM
Emerald Coast
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc
Broker / Owner / Sales/ Buyer's Representative

ft walton beach: Okaloosa County, FL ~ December 2011 Sales Activity - 01/11/12 12:59 AM
More good news along the Panhandle.

Okaloosa covers cities like Ft. Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville, and Destin, FL.
In the month of December Total Single Family Home sales were up 16.83% over December 2011.  For the year, Home Sales were up by 20,56% for the year.  To top this news, NEW HOME SALES were up 41.48% for the year and this is great news for our local economy.  Home building and related services feed the employment numbers in the County.
In the condo/townhome category for the month of December sales were slightly down by 6.19% as compared with December of … (2 comments)

ft walton beach: Linda Coiro Joins Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. - 12/16/11 03:22 AM
Kelly Klein, Broker of Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Linda Coiro.  Linda has been practicing real estate in the Destin and surrounding areas since May 2003.
You can find Linda at http://emeraldcoasthomesonline.com/lindacoiro
Linda brings with her a strong background in customer service, marketing and real estate knowledge.  Having worked in the airline industry, Linda's customer service ability was certainly put to the test, but her care and attitude towards her customers has never faltered.  Linda also spent many years in the advertising industry in and helped to grow many large national accounts.  She's been able to … (1 comments)

ft walton beach: Real Estate Sales Activity July 2010 - 08/08/11 02:34 AM
This report covers all of Okaloosa County.  Okaloosa County is home to cities like Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Crestview, and Niceville and surrounding areas.  It is a market filled with military men and women stationed at either Eglin or Hurlburt Field operations.
For the month of July there were 305 Total Single Family Homes sold.  This was an increase of 22.49% over last July.  For the year-to-date figure, Okaloosa County is up 17.70% overall.
Condo sales have taken off again as well and there were 99 condos that sold in the month of July.  This compares to only 55 last July.  … (1 comments)

ft walton beach: May Ending Sales Report for the Emerald Coast Associaiton of Realtors - 06/28/11 02:45 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.
*Navarre sales statistics are generated using data from both ECAR and the Navarre Area Board … (0 comments)

ft walton beach: January 2011 Okaloosa County Real Estate Sales Activity Report - 02/03/11 07:50 AM
Total Single Family Homes were up 35.88% over Janaury of 2010.
There were 178 homes that closed in January 2011 compared to 131 in January of 2010 in Okaloosa County.
Condos and Townhomes were up 41.38% over January of 2010.
There were 82 condos and townhomes that closed in the month of January compared to 58 in January of 2010.
Residential Lots
Lots were up 121% over January of 2010.
There were 93 lots that closed compared to only 42 in January of 2010.
There is a steady increase in buyer traffic being seen.  Okaloosa County Florida covers Mary Esther, … (1 comments)

ft walton beach: Destin Florida December Home Sales Results - 01/05/11 05:05 AM
Okaloosa County which is more than just Destin includes the following cities:  Ft. Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Valparaiso, Mary Esther, Eglin AFB, and Hurlburt Field.
Total Single Family Homes that sold in December 2010 were 206 compared to 254 in December of 2009.
However, year to date there were 2,671 homes that sold compared to 2,605 homes that sold in 2009.
This is an increase of 2.53% and good news for the local market.
Total condos and townhomes that sold in December 2010 were 99 compared to 91 in December … (1 comments)

ft walton beach: Attention All Shoppers - 12/23/10 06:00 AM
Attention all buyers, your Holiday Wishes can come true.  Want a condo for Christmas?  Look no further.  I have plenty in inventory.  In fact, in the Panhandle today there are 2,403 condos for sale today in my local MLS.  Of these, 971 of these are Gulf Front condos.  Put it on your wish list!  I am here to help you determine which condos make an excellent purchase or great investment.  I am here to keep you informed of insurance costs, hurricane vunerability, and flood possibilities.  I am here to guide you with your financing options.  I am here for you when … (0 comments)

ft walton beach: Gulf Front Condo Pricing in my Area - 10/16/10 08:56 AM
October 2010 Gulf Front Pricing Chart
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Area 12 - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Lowest priced one bedroom is Nautilus Condo for $149,900
Lowest priced two bedroom is Sea Oats for $155,000
Lowest priced three bedroom is Breakers of Ft Walton Beach for $224,900
Area 14 - Destin, FL
Lowest priced one bedroom is Jetty East for $109,700
Lowest priced two bedroom is Holiday Surf and Racquet for $190,000
Lowest priced three bedroom is Inlet Reef Condo for $300,000
Area 15 - Miramar Beach, FL
Lowest priced one bedroom is Windancer for $199,000
Lowest … (1 comments)

ft walton beach: F35 Lightning - 05/04/09 11:08 PM
No not lightning as in a storm of some type, but just plain accurate and fast.  The F-35 is planned to come to Eglin AFB and replace the current 33rd Fihter Wing's 1900 personanel and their families providing the area with a net gain of 740 citizens.  I am in favor of this move by our Defense Support Initiative to bring our military F-35 Aircrafts to Eglin AFB.  First plane is scheduled to arrive by 2010. 
The plan will bring 134 pilot instructors, 66 maintainer instructors, 109 student pilots, 436 maintainer students, 30 government civilians, 150 contractors, 1,076 aircraft maintainers and … (5 comments)

ft walton beach: Eglin's F35 Strike Force coming to Okaloosa County, FL - 03/14/09 03:23 AM
Yesterday I attended a rally in support of the new F35's coming to our area in Okaloosa County.  I signed the billboard that will be placed in Okaloosa County.  Not that anyone will see my signature, but to show support of our military families coming into the area.  This will be a great boost to our economy here.  I took some photos while there.  Enjoy them.

That is me on the right.  The billboard is behind me.

The high school band played some old time favorites.  The drummer was excellent!  Way to go!

Chris Hughes Supporter.  Okaloosa County … (0 comments)

ft walton beach: Ponzi, Uh? What does it all mean? - 12/17/08 12:18 AM
Am I the only Realtor out here who had to look up the definition of a Ponzi Scheme? 
I don't usually deal with this type of investment.  Amazing that it even works.  I run as fast as I can when I smell a pyramid scheme which this basically was.  Do you remember the days when you bought triangles (I never did) but saw it presented to me in the late 70s.  The person at the top got all of the money or at least most of it.  I feel badly for those who trusted this guy with a lot of money.  … (3 comments)

ft walton beach: Ft. Walton Beach Florida - 12/10/08 12:24 AM
A local Air Conditioning Company let go 30 employees here locally.  The owner stated that he holds 1 million dollars in real estate assets but is no longer able to borrow money against them to keep his business going.  The lack of credit in the market place and the unwillingness of the banks to make these loans are causing small business owners like this one to shut their doors.
The trickle down economy does not work as being evidence now in all sectors.  The rich simply got richer and the middle class are now among the poor. 
What's your thoughts?
Kelly … (0 comments)

ft walton beach: Plastic Surgery Ad -- Bikinis and US Flag? - 12/04/08 11:00 PM
I live in Destin home to the military with Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field.  This ad was at the entrance to the base.    What is your thoughts?
Just so you know, it was taken down.
Kelly Klein
Santa Rosa Beach FL Homes For Sale
Are you looking to buy one of the beautiful Santa Rosa Beach FL Waterfront Properties? If you need any help, allow us to be your guide. Our real estate services cover Santa Rosa Beach and the surrounding communities, as well as the Rosemary Beach Florida Real Estate area. Our team of agents work hard … (8 comments)

ft walton beach: Santa Stolen in Shalimar near Ft. Walton Beach, FL - 11/19/08 11:43 PM
In Fort Walton Beach there was a very heavy statue of Santa stolen on Friday night from a family's front porch.  This Santa was first discovered to be stolen by the Granddaughter of the owners who spotted it missing first.  A local police officer did see a Jeep Cherokee with a Santa strapped to the top of it going north towards Crestview on the night it was stolen.  The search is now on for the stolen Santa and the family just wants it back.  It had to take two people in the kidnapping because this Santa weighed a lot.  Solid concrete … (3 comments)

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"Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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