sales: Destin Florida March Sales Report - 04/05/13 11:55 PM
My, My, My........Construction is everywhere in Destin, FL.  Signs of a rebuilding and strong economy abound.
Foreclosures and Lis Pendens are way down and inventory is disappearing.
280 Total Single Family Homes sold in March in Okaloosa County.  This is up almost 20% over same period last year.
110 Condos were purchased in the month of March. 
65 Residential Lots purchased in the month of March.
New Average Days on Market is now 197.
Destin Average Sales Price for all Residential is now at $437,530


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sales: 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)

sales: Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Step RIGHT UP - 06/06/12 11:01 PM
Better hurry, my last research shows that in my area of the beach there is a 25 week supply of inventory left in the Detached Single Family Home Category.  Interest rates remain low.  Don't wait to buy.  You are going to miss your best opportunity to purchase a property at the beach then you will all be complaining that you shoulda, woulda, coulda, ....but didn't.
A 26 week supply means that the market is leveling between buyers and sellers.  Sellers are now gaining ground a bit and two things will happen as a result.  Sellers will not be coming down … (1 comments)

sales: 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)

sales: 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)

sales: 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)

sales: 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)

sales: 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)

sales: Quote of Day - 01/10/11 12:48 AM
"EXCELLENCE is achieved by those who CARE more than others think they should,RISK more than others think is safe, DREAM more than others think is practical, and TRY HARDER than others think is necessary."
Craig Proctor

sales: Have you planned ahead? - 11/29/10 04:04 AM
I spent most of today gathering all of my statistics for 2010 and comparing them to 2009.  Despite a down economy, my personal production and numbers were better.  I had a plan and I succeeded in obtaining my numbers this year.  Does it take hard work?  Yes, but it has been very rewarding.
I am in business for myself and work for me, myself, and I.  I am broker/owner of Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. a company I opened in December of 2009.  I still only have myself and one admin working for me and I like it this way.  My responsibilities … (1 comments)

sales: Walton County Market Trends Report is Out - 11/05/10 02:40 AM
Single Family Sales Category
Total New Sales October 2010 (26) vs October 2009 (25)  Year to date 2010 (222) vs 2009 (197) UP 12.69%
Total Resales October 2010 (107) vs October 2009 (92)  Year to date 2010 (931 vs 2009 (835) UP 11.50%
Condo and Townhome Sales Category
Total New Sales 2010 (1) vs October 2009 (6)  Year to date 2010 (25) vs 2009 (61) Down 59.02%
Total Resales October 2010 (72 vs October 2009 (54)  Year to date 2010 (682) vs 2009 (551) UP 23.77%
October 2010 (134) vs October 2009 (133)  Year to date 2010 (1,399) vs 2009 … (1 comments)

sales: Foreclosures in the Panhandle this Week - 05/04/09 12:50 AM

Altough I cannot officially put the links of the foreclosures in this post because someone got mad I was advertising their listings without their permission, I can give you the raw numbers and then you can email me for the lists.  My email is  I will place you on my distribution list of buyers who have an interest in this type of purchase.
This reminds me of an old saying, "Just Give me the Facts"  Well, here they are.
Sales are up in our area … (2 comments)

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