santa rosa beach: 2012 Home Size Fact - 10/18/13 06:01 AM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau the Median home size in the U.S. in 2012 was 2,306 square feet of space and the number one biggest regret was not buying a bigger house.
My local market has 1,316 homes for sale that fit this category today.

Would you like to own a piece of Paradise?
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.

santa rosa beach: Walton County Trends - 10/17/13 05:12 AM
Walton County Florida is located in the Panhandle and sits between Destin, FL and Panama City Beach, FL.
The report just came out today from September.
New Home Sales are up 18.73% for the year.
Condo and Townhome Sales are up 5.41% for the year.
Lot sales are down 14.57% for the year.
Total Foreclosures are down by 9.15% for the year.
New filings for Foreclosures are down by 35% for the year.
Inventory levels have dropped creating a new demand for new home builders and signs of activity can be seen everywhere.  Prices are up with inventory dropping.  … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Train your Dog to Do Your Housework - 03/11/13 09:50 PM
I found this on You Tube and it reminds me how we can train our dogs to help around the house.  I hope you enjoy it.


santa rosa beach: Walton County Boat Complaints - 03/07/13 10:32 PM
In Walton County if any person wishing to use a public boat ramp in the county comes upon a boat docked or anchored which is hampering access or causing a hazard, he should call the Code Enforcement or Sheriff's office.  After a complaint is received, the appropriate agency will be notified.


santa rosa beach: Can I ride my horse on the beach? Can I walk my dog? - 01/31/13 09:56 PM
A lot of people ask if they can ride their horse on the beaches of S. Walton and the answer is no. 
More people ask if they can have their dog at the beach and the answer is, it depends.
Section 22-31 of the South Walton Ordinances state the following:
(a) No person owning or having charge, care, custody or control of any horse shall cause, permit or allo the animal onto or upon any public beaches in the county.
(b) All dogs shall be prohibited from public beaches in Walton County except:
     (1) Dogs assisting those who are sight … (4 comments)

santa rosa beach: Took a Dip in August - 09/12/12 11:57 PM
Walton County Florida Sales Report is out for August.  Thank goodness it was just not me that felt the drop in sales activity.  The entire area had a slight drop over July figures.  This can sometimes be attributed to the fact that parents are busy wrapping up the summer and getting their children prepared for school.
Let's take a look at the numbers:
Total Single Family Home Sales gained slightly in August by almost 20% over same period last year.
However, Condo Sales were way off the mark.  They were down 15% from the month of July and down over 20% … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: June Sales Figures Out -- Walton, County Florida - 07/12/12 01:41 AM
While lot sales soared in the month of June, it is mainly due to DR Horton buying failed subdivisions that are just hitting the market as distressed properties.  DR just closed on 68 lots in Cypress Breeze Planatation.  Talk about a great place to build.  They will be soon selling homes in there from the low $200,000 to the mid $300,000 and it is only a mile to the beaches of S. Walton.  Looking for a buyer's agent to help you through this?  Look no further.  I can assist you with the process and make sure that your interests are protected.

santa rosa beach: Hurricane Preparedness - 06/23/12 03:46 AM
Debbie is out there in the Gulf of Mexico and now is a good time to remind everyone about hurricane preparedness.
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
Recommended Supplies List (PDF)Recommended Supplies List (Text)
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both Flashlight and extra batteries First aid kit Whistle to signal for help Dust … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: 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)

santa rosa beach: 1031 Tax Exchange -- Turning Rental into Primary - 05/16/12 10:25 PM
1031 Exchange – Converting your Rental into a Primary Residence
Under the normal Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, code regulations you are required to pay capital gains taxes when you sell a property and realize a profit. Although the rate at which capital gains are taxed fluctuates, it is typically rather high given federal, possibly state capital gains and recaptured depreciation taxes. This tax can quickly eat away at the gain you realized on the sale of an investment. One option that allows you to defer the payment of capital gains taxes is to enter into a … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: Absorption Rate - What is it? - 04/29/12 11:38 PM
Why is an absorption rate important?  It tracks the number of weeks that the current inventory will take to sell provided that sales are continuing at the same rate as last month.
Here in Walton County and along the 30A Corridor, condos that are south of the corridor or closest to the beach area have only a 22 week supply left.  Why is this important?  Buyers need to keep an eye on this number because anything less than 26 weeks is an indicator that the market is beginning to shift.  Once inventory is absorbed in any particular area or product type … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: All Fridays are Good, Aren't They? - 04/06/12 12:15 AM
Today is a day called Good Friday, but to me all Fridays are Good.  They always have been for as long as I can remember.  I always looked forward to the day called Friday.  How can you not love a Friday.  TGIF !


santa rosa beach: Destin Condo Market is HOT - 03/30/12 12:16 AM
One way to decipher a market is to analyze it.  I love to do this in all categories.  I am a bit of a real estate nerd and love to watch the numbers so I understand what is going on.
In my Investment Market, Condos under the $175,000 price range the numbers came as below:
Number of Condos in the Market in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach having at least one bedroom , one bathroom and less than $75,000 in price = 140 total
Number of Condos in the Market in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach having at least … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Buyers have returned - 02/07/12 09:04 AM
In record numbers, I am seeing license plates from the following states:  Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Ontario, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois.  Seems like there are record number of visitors in the area this year.  Why not?  Temperatures have been unseasonally warmer this year and we offer a lot of sunshine most year round.  It has even been more difficult getting a tee time on my favorite golf course, the Santa Rosa Golf course.  It's all good though.  I have shown property for now a full week everyday in a row.  I am also seeing a record number of … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: Beachwood Villas -- Featured Complex - 02/02/12 02:12 AM
Beachwood Villas sits on the North side of Hwy. 30A between Beachcrest Condos and One Seagrove Beach.  It is walking distance to the beach and is conveniently situated near a Tom Thumb convenience store, Cafe 30A Restaurant and Angelinas Pizza.
There are 14 well maintained buildings with 3 floors and 117 units in all.  There are 72 one bedroom units; 10 two bedroom units; and 35 three bedroom units.  There are two pools, BBQ areas, Clubhouse, shuffleboard courts, and tennis courts.  It is a popular destination for snowbirds during the months of January through March.
Today there are 2 one bedroom … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Beautiful Last Day of the Year - 12/31/11 02:20 AM
Ah, I couldn't have asked for more.  It is just beautiful here today.  I hope your last day of your year is spent reflecting on all of the good that you had this past year.  We all have so many things to be thankful for.  Even the smallest things, like my fingers that are typing this note right now, or my eyes that are reading this.  Take time to reflect on the good and wish for more good in the year to come.  Happy New Year from Lifeguard Real Estate !

Planes over the Destin Harbor.  Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!!

santa rosa beach: Serious Buyers are READY - 12/27/11 05:14 AM
The market has picked up considerably in my area.  I am running into multiple offers on properties and shorter days on the market overall.  Inventory is shrinking and it appears that if 2012 is going to be a banner year for sales.  Even signs of all new subdivisions are going in.  Some by DR Horton and others, but they are selling.  The demand for these new homes is up.  In fact, I have seen prices on the same product rise by over $20,000 in just 3 months time.  It is always about supply and demand.
Serious buyers come to me with … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Dunes of Seagrove -- Featured Complex - 12/17/11 04:06 AM
The Dunes of Seagrove were built in 2002.  It offers a 7,500 square foot split level pool with a waterfall.  There are 4 floors in 3 buildings offering 81 total units.  It has 400 feet of dedicated beach front privacy for the owners and guests.  There is an on-site office and management, exercise room with Nautilus equipment, steam room and sauna.  Building A and B have 9' ceilings, with 10' ceilings on the 4th floor.  Building A has 40 units total with 24 of these being 2 bedrooms and 16 of them being 3 bedroom units.  Building B has 20 units … (0 comments)

santa rosa 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
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)

santa rosa 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

Kelly Klein, "Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow" (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Pen Fed Realty)

Kelly Klein

"Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Pen Fed Realty

Address: 207 Betty Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459

Mobile: (850) 420-2480

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