panama city beach: 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)

panama city 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

panama city beach: How to get from Zero to $100,000 quickly - 11/02/11 02:54 AM
Well, you first have to have a plan. 
I can't believe how many Realtors sit and wait for the business to come to them.  Like somehow magically it will appear.  Or the Realtor who expects to be handed the business by their brokerage firm.  Come on now, you are an Independent Contractor and responsible for your own destiny.  That is exactly why I work for myself.  I take no orders, do my own thing, work as hard as I want, plan my own schedule, etc.
Well, then just how do you get there?
These weekly activities will help.
Meaningful prospecting calls … (11 comments)

panama city beach: Panama City, FL Real Estate Sales August 2011 - 09/08/11 09:59 AM
Single Family Homes in the month of August were up 30.68% over August of 2010.  For the year, real estate sales of single family homes are up 21.58% for the year over last year.
Condos and Townhomes are significantly up.  They were 59.38% up over August of 2010 and for the year are up 35.80%.  In fact, inventory is dropping so significantly right now in Panama City Beach that really great buys on condos are slowing disappearing.  This is great news.
The only category that dropped in sales were Residential Lots.  They fell off by 4.05% for the month over same … (0 comments)

panama city beach: Thought for the day - 08/31/11 10:25 AM
“The significant problems we face
cannot be solved
at the same level of thinking
we were at
when we created them.”
Albert Einstein
Kelly Klein
Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Buyer's Representative Panama City Beach, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

panama city beach: 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)

panama city beach: Saving you Money - 06/02/11 01:40 AM
In my local market area, I am beginning to see some incredible price increases overnight.  From prices like $860,000 up to $995,000 with agent notes that state that the seller is FIRM.  What?  They weren't FIRM just yesterday?  This is nuts.  This is why it is a very good reason to work with an Exclusive Buyer's Representative like myself.  I will help you discover prices yesterday and today and disclose to you what you need to know to make a good buying decision that will help you save thousands of dollars.
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Broker / Owner / … (4 comments)

panama city beach: Post Memorial Day - 05/31/11 02:12 AM
Well, the weather was hot, hot, hot this past weekend and there were no signs of people NOT having fun.  The beaches were full and people in general seemed extremely happy.  There were local sightings of Kenny Chesney at Bud and Alley's in Seaside as well as the RED BAR on the same evening.  Other sightings were of the Manning boys who own a home in Watercolor.  Eli Manning is frequentlyy seen at the Watercolor gym.
Walton County does an excellent job of informing beach visitors of surf conditions.  This year added to this campaign was the ability to text.  An … (4 comments)

panama city beach: Tornado Preparedness - 04/28/11 08:21 AM
The recent tornado outbreak has affected a lot of lives.  People in the hardest hit states are still in a search and rescue plan.  Power outages and homes and business have been destroyed.   May and June are normally the peak months for tornadoes.  This most recent activity may very well exceed the 1974 outbreak when we had 148 tornadoes with 300 lives lost in a 13 state wide path.
Tornado Facts are below:
Average number of tornadoes per year (1950-2004): 910State with highest number of tornadoes per year (1950-1994): Texas (avg. 125) Top 5 states with highest incidence of tornadoes … (1 comments)

panama city beach: FREE iPhone APP - 04/14/11 02:36 AM
Introducing to users is my newest tool of the trade.  If you are an iPhone owner, please download my free APP by doing a search using my name.  Kelly Klein
Enjoy looking at properties along the Panhandle while still being mobile. 
The Android OS system will soon be out.  I will announce this as well as soon as it is ready.
Enjoy your day! 
Below is a photo from our State's Capitol in Tallahassee, FL.  Dolphins represent our area well.
Warmly yours,
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Destin, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Dune Allen … (4 comments)

panama city beach: Panama City Beach - 03/29/11 07:38 AM
Spring Break brought a ton of visitors to the area.  Spring Break weekend of March 19th was 100% occupancy at the beach.  The clubs and restaurants, the grocery stores and WalMart were all over capacity with people and running low on supplies.  Traffic was nearly at a stand still on Front Beach Rd. as I tried to show Gulf Front Condos.  I went about 3 miles in 1 hour and was entertained along the way.  Why so busy?  Spring Breakers love Panama City Beach and why not?  Our beautiful white sandy beaches are among the best in the world.  The temperatures … (2 comments)

panama city beach: Activity at the Emerald Coast - 03/21/11 07:21 AM
There are currently 6,595 properties available for sale in the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors MLS system.
There are 1,692 properties currently under contract waiting for a closing.
There have been 2,743 sales in the last six months.  21 of these sales were foreclosures which is less than 1% of all sales.  582 of the total sales were short sales or 21% of all sales were short sales that successfully closed.  The majority of the sales were well priced properties with a motivated seller and a qualified buyer.
There is still plenty of inventory and buyers are flooding the market again … (0 comments)

panama city beach: Bay County Florida Real Estate Sales Activity -- February 2011 - 03/09/11 12:14 AM
Total Single Family Home Sales are up 40.23% over same year-to-date period over 2010
Total Condos and Townhomes Sales are up 26.09% over same year-to-date period over 2010
Total Mobile Home Sales are down 16.67% over same year-to-date period over 2010
Total Residential Lot Sales are way up over same period as last year.  264% up !
Foreclosure filings are down.
Here is what I can share with you.  As a real estate practioner, my phone is ringing off the hook for requests to see properties.  Buyers have flooded the market again.  Consumer confidence is up and most are paying cash … (2 comments)

panama city beach: 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)

panama city beach: What's in your FICO Score? - 03/03/11 03:31 AM
Where do the numbers come from to create my FICO score?  What is the highest FICO score possible?
The numbers are pulled from the following sources:
Payment History makes up 35% of your FICO score.
Amounts Owed makes up 30% of your FICO score.
Length of Credit History makes up 15% of your score.
New Credit makes up 10% of your FICO Score.
Types of Credit Use makes up 10% of your FICO Score.
So what is a perfect score?  850 points.
You can get a FREE credit report once a year at
Kelly Klein
Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.

panama city beach: Website Links - 02/28/11 08:57 AM
In Real Estate we are always coming across different websites of interest.  Here are a few of interest that I ran across recently.
Hope you enjoy this month's selectioins.
Kelly Klein
Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Make the most exciting investment in Real Estate In Destin FL, Santa Rosa Beach FL, Waterfront Properties, and Panama City Beach FL Real Estate or purchase a Niceville FL Home For Sale, it will be a satisfactory and rewarding experience for you. Feel free to browse through our listings of the finest Panama City Beach FL Homes For Sale today!
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panama city beach: 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)

panama city beach: Condos are HOT in Florida - 02/01/11 12:44 PM
I just checked the statistics for the month of January and I only looked at condo sales from Destin to the end of Hwy. 30A ending in Rosemary Beach and there have been 63 sales with 45 more pending just in the first month of January 2011.  On average these are selling for 90% of list price overall.  I have not had to say this for some time, but you better hurry while prices are low and inventory is still available.  Florida is heating up!  Could it be that the cold winters in the North have made us more appealing again?

panama city beach: 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)

panama city beach: 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)

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Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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