santa rosa beach: Walton County Sales Trends for November 2011 - 12/07/11 01:06 AM
The report in Walton County just came out and for the month of November sales are up 5.41% in the Single Family Homes category and up 16.25% year to date overall.
Sales of condos and townhomes were slightly down for the month of November, but still way up at 33.55% for the year.
Residentail Lots in Walton County are selling and were up 10.19% for the month aand up 18.04% for the year.
The good news is that the number of Foreclosures filed fell 34.98% and the number of new filings or Lis Pendens fell 49.29%. 
With foreclosures, short sales, REOs … (2 comments)

santa rosa beach: Bella Vita - 12/05/11 02:27 AM
Featured complex this week is Bella Vita.  Just like the name about a good life, life is good at Bella Vita.  It is one of my most favorite complexes located off of 30A in the Blue Mountain Beach area.  It is a beautiful complex built at one of the highest points along the coast.  Built in 2003, it is a Mediterranean architecture with lushly landscaped grounds.  There are two outdoor pools (one heated) with views of the Gulf of Mexico.  The oversized balconies some with 3 sliding glass doors bring the outside in.  There are European style archways and columns with … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: I've lost my MOJO - 11/29/11 01:57 AM
I have lost my MOJO.  Not in real estate, but volunteerism.  I have been a student and champion of my chosen field since 2003.  I have fully dedicated myself to helping others, volunteering for projects, special events, fund raising, you name it.  I am just tired.  I can't remember how many times I have had to rearrange a client appointment just to make time for a meeting or other event.  Well, my 2012 business plan has cut way back on these moments in my business that are not making me any money.  I find that many don't even appreciate all that … (4 comments)

santa rosa beach: Beachside Villas - 11/26/11 01:06 AM
Feautured Complex today is the Beachside Villas located at 11 Beachside Drive, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
This complex features 120 units.  The buildings are no taller than 3 stories tall.  There are 48 two bedroom units and 72 three bedroom units.  Built back in 1993.  The grounds feature a secluded area of Seagrove Beach easily accessible via a boardwalk with a foot shower available after spending the day at the beach.  They have 2 outdoor pools (one heated during the winter months) and two tennis courts, BBQ areas, shuffleboard courts, and washer and dryers.  Popular with the Snow Birds, events like … (2 comments)

santa rosa beach: Hot Buys - 11/15/11 05:29 AM
Hot buys do exist in this market area.  You just have to know where to find them.  One just came across my desk a moment ago.  It is a two bedroom, two bathroom condo that originally sold for $635,000 and now is on sale as a bank foreclosure for $179,000.  It is super clean inside and only needs a washer, dryer, and refrigerator.  You can furnish it for as little as $8,000 fully with everything in a designer fashion and then use it as a vacation rental or long term rental or choose not to rent it at all.
If you … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: Beachcrest - 10/26/11 02:48 AM
Beachcrest is located off of the 30A corridor at 3768 Scenic Hwy 30-A, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459.
Walton County has a building and zoning rule along this scenic highway of no more than 4 stories high, but this 1985 built 12 floor building was grandfathered in.  It has 70 units and 200 feet of gulf frontage.  All 70 units are 2 bedroom units and approximately 1,000 sqaure feet each.  They have an outdoor heated pool, gazebo and BBQ area, and washer and dryers.  There is also an on-site rental office for ease of guests.
Today there are only 3 units avaiable … (2 comments)

santa rosa beach: 30A Foreclosure - 10/25/11 05:19 AM
Back on the market......I found a listing today that is a bank foreclosure along the 30A Corridor for $199,000.  It is a great condo in a small 10 residential unit building.  The original owner paid $635,000 for this unit when it was purchased.  This is such a great deal.  It has 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms and is a dog friendly community too.  It backs up to the north to a State Forest Preserve.  The front balcony is very large and over looks trees and grass.  The community has two pools (one heated), two tennis courts, deeded beach access and very … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: Maybe this is Effective - 09/30/11 02:13 AM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, morning walk on the beach.  Want to join me?
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.

santa rosa beach: Monarch Butterflys - 09/16/11 06:25 AM
The Monarch Butterfly has been arriving over the last week.  More and more noticeable as I walk along the hiking paths of Santa Rosa Beach.
This past week was also a full moon and the locals gather behind the Red Bar in Grayton Beach to howl at the MOON.  It is a fun thing to do if you live here.  The weather has been just awesome lately.  Perfect blue skys and cooler temperatures.  I just love the fall here.  You can read more about how the Monarch Butterflys migrate on their way to Mexico for the winter.  Not far behind … (3 comments)

santa rosa beach: Weathering the Storm - 09/06/11 04:36 AM
Yesterday we have wind gusts of up to 70 mph in the area at times.  Rain was everywhere, but the day after is the best.  I woke up to 65 degree dry weather and clear blue skies.  Absolutely stunning across the area this morning. 
One local home in the Blue Mt. Beach Area had some roof damage and we had some downed trees, but overall we weathered the storm.
On Sunday night I got to see a performance by the RETURN.  They are a Beatles Reunion Band that have the style and music of the Beatles down pat.  What fun.  Yes, … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Walton County Florida - 08/21/11 07:11 AM
Walton County, Florida
Walton County is located in the Northwest quad section of the Panhandle of Florida.  It reaches from the Alabama State line to the Gulf of Mexico and to the county line to the West in Okaloosa County and to the county line to the East in Bay County.  The highest point in Walton County is Britton Hill which is 345 feet above sea level.  Along the 30A corridor in South Walton the highest point is Blue Mountain Beach.
The County is 1,238 square miles and includes 180 square miles of water.  Eglin Air Force Base covers 20 percent … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Accept Credit Card Payments on your Mobile Phone - 08/16/11 03:59 AM
Accept Credit Card Payments on your Mobile Phone Posted on August 16, 2011 by Kelly Klein <!-- .entry-meta -->
Has technology gone too far or would you feel comfortable?  There is a scanner that plugs into your mobile phone and mobile application that allows you to accept credit card payments for merchandise using your mobile phone. 
Do you hold your own Escrow Accounts?  You can actually accept a credit card payment via a mobile phone for say $5,000 earnest money deposit for a home.  How do you feel about this?  Would you be comfortable using this technology?  Would your customers like … (1 comments)

santa rosa beach: How I got my Life Back ! - 08/14/11 03:08 AM
I killed Facebook.  I feel so liberated.  I got my life back.  I found I was spending as much as 2 hours a day of precious business time doing really silly stuff.  Not only do I feel liberated, but I can now concentrate on more face to face activities to build my business. 
It isn't easy killing off your Facebook account.  You can easily deactivate it which is what I did.  I don't feel like deleting every post and photo that I have ever posted.  Can you imagine how time consuming that would be?  So I am a deactivated user.  Facebook … (8 comments)

santa rosa beach: Getting to the Closing Table - 08/14/11 02:59 AM
Over the last few months getting buyers and sellers to the closing table has gotten harder.  It is almost as bad as watching our current fiascal in Washington between both parties.  Too stubborn to play nice.  Things that used to be considered simple have taken on a new tone of their own.  Buyers who make uncompromising demands and sellers who can't meet deadlines.  I am not sure why it has gotten worse over the past few months in comparison to other months or years gone by, but it has.
It is time for it to STOP.  STOP IT RIGHT NOW.  Whatever … (3 comments)

santa rosa beach: Blue Mountain Beach - 08/05/11 01:03 AM

This view could be your view if you lived in Blue Mountain Beach.  Blue Mountain Beach is located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.  On this same road there are homes built in 1950 out of cinderblock that have withstood the tests of time and then there are brand new homes built out of ICF or Insulated Concrete Foam.  The newest house on Blue Mountain Rd is x-Governor and Fox News Reporter Mike Huckabee who calls this area home.  More likely to run into on this road are some of the area's most interesting locals. 
Blue Mountain Beach is home … (6 comments)

santa rosa beach: Home Security - 08/04/11 02:28 AM
Home Security Cameras: Peace of Mind While You’re Away Easy-to-install security cameras let you keep an eye on your home from afar, ensuring safety and security for you and your family. Read
Do-It-Yourself Home Security: Windows May Leave You Vulnerable Protecting your home from break-ins starts with a do-it-yourself home security check to indicate whether your windows are an open invitation to criminals. Read
Do-It-Yourself Home Security Check: Doors are First Line of Defense Protect against break-ins with a security check that shows where the entrances to your house—your doors—are vulnerable. Read
Home Security Check The first step toward protecting your … (0 comments)

santa rosa beach: Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative or HAFA - 07/12/11 04:32 AM
Under the HAFA program, there are several requirements, such as (1) you have to live in the house (or have lived there) in the last 12 months; (2) you have a documented financial hardship; (3) your first mortgage is less than $729,750; and (4) you obtained your loan on or before Jan. 1, 2009.
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santa rosa beach: June Sales Report for the Emerald Coast Association - 07/01/11 02:29 AM

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santa rosa beach: Map of the United States Distressed Properties - 06/30/11 01:08 AM
Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. specializes in helping buyers with all types of residential property purchases, including the distressed properties.  A look at this map across the US shows that we have plenty yet in inventory to sell across the state.  It shows that Florida had 46% in the month of February of 2011.  This number is dropping as buyers have come back into the market buying them quickly.
If you are looking to buy an REO/BOP, Foreclosure, or short sale, use an Accredited Buyer's Representative who also holds the SFR designatioin to help guide you through the process.  Although these properties … (3 comments)

santa rosa 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)

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