okaloosa county: 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)

okaloosa county: 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)

okaloosa county: 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)

okaloosa county: Coming Soon ~ New Stores - 12/15/10 03:37 AM
Destin Commons is located where the MidBay Bridge and Hwy. 98 meet in Destin, FL.  There are several new stores that have opened up and about to open up this year.  This will present some new employment opportunities in our area.  Located in Okaloosa County, FL.   If I can help you move to this destination employment city, please feel free to contact me.  I would love to help.
Okaloosa County has the 10th highest job growth rate of the 300 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) across the United States.
High Technology Industry-Cybercity#3 in Florida, 2007American Electronics Association
Best Cities for Doing … (0 comments)

okaloosa county: Condos for Sale in Destin - 10/12/10 03:10 AM
Just looked and there are 234 Gulf Front Condos in Destin having at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms for sale today.  The lowest priced one today is $154,900.  Of the 234 condos there are 3 that are in foreclosure and 23 are short sales.  Condo deals are out there and the time to buy couldn't be better.  Need information broken out by category?  Want to know more about the market place?  I am happy to help.
Call Kelly Klein, Broker/Owner for Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.  Need help to buy a home or rental property on the Emerald Coast of Florida … (0 comments)

okaloosa county: Local Predictions for 2010 - 02/07/10 09:08 AM
Taking a look at all facts of my own backyard I have come up with several predictions for 2010.  My area covers three counties.  These are Okaloosa County, Walton County, and Bay County, Florida.  Located along the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle.  It is simply one of the most beautiful places in the United States to live and work.
In the last 12 months there have been 2,200 jobs lost locally.  This is not as high as the National Average and rates around 8.4% locally.
I see oil prices going up and pump prices to go as high as … (2 comments)

okaloosa county: 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)

okaloosa county: 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)

okaloosa county: Unemployment hitting local market ~ Destin, FL - 11/14/08 01:42 AM
I went recently to the liquidation sale at Linen n' Things and tried to get an ice cream cone at an already closed Brusters in Destin.  I had not even tried the new Royal B Restaurant and it seems they came in as fast as they left the area.  I heard that Wild Birds Unlimited and Dagwood's Sandwich Shop is closing their doors too.  These are all local employers in our Destin market area.
It makes me wonder who will be next.
Hold on for more foreclosures in the upcoming months.  It may be until early of 2010 before we see … (5 comments)

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