walton county: 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)

walton county: Real Estate Sales Activity - 06/17/13 12:40 AM
Walton County Trend Report shows that we are way up in sales in this county.  Walton County is located in the Panhandle of Florida beginnning at the Alabama Line down to the Gulf of Mexico.
New Home sales were up 15 % in the month of May over last year and for the year to date figure new home sales are up a whopping 28% over 2012 figures.
Resale of Single Family Homes were up 32% over May of last year and for the year up 13%.
In the category of condos and townhomes in the resale category they were up … (0 comments)

walton county: 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.


walton county: Can I shoot off fireworks at the beach? - 02/11/13 01:31 AM
South Walton County has the following ordinance on the books concerning fireworks at the beach.  Fireworks desplays south of the Choctawhatchee Bay shall require a permit from thw South Walton Fire Department (SWFD), and may only be issued to a person or company maintaining a valid, current Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Explosive (BATFE) license.  At a minimum this shall be a Low Explosive License.


walton county: 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)

walton county: 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)

walton county: July 2012 Walton County Florida Sales Report - 08/10/12 12:11 AM
New home sales are up over 98% in Walton County Year-to-Date 2012 over Year-to-Date 2011 figures. DR HORTON has contributed to this increase with 13 new communities in South Walton County alone. To view, go to www.drhorton.com
Resale of Detached Single Family homes remain stagnant. Why buy used when you can buy new for less and get a home warranty?
Walton County does not really have any new condos to offer for sale so this number is almost 70% down over last year's figure. It makes sense for this to happen. Land is at an all time premium, thus we have … (1 comments)

walton county: July Sales 2012 - 08/09/12 12:30 AM
In my targeted sales area, there were 395 sales in the month of July.  The average sales price was $368,829 and the average price per square foot was $179.35 per square foot.  On average listings are staying on the market 190 days.
School is right around the corner and with kids and parents all rushing to end their summer vacations, sales generally slow a bit in the month of August and will pick up again in September.
We have had a lot of rain in the Panhandle this year.  We are no longer in a drought. 


walton county: Walton County Real Estate Sales Activity for May 2012 - 06/12/12 10:31 PM
What is going on in Walton County Florida? 
Let's take a look.  May experienced a jump in Single Family Homes sales.  Up 19% for the year and 14% over May of 2011.  Lower interest rates and affordable homes are making a difference.
Condo and Townhome sales were only up slighty by 9.28% for the month of May and down overall slightly for the year by -.44%.  Condo and townhome loans are more difficult to obtain.  You must have excellent credit and at least 25-30% cash down.  On top of that, the condo association cannot have more than 15% deliquencies of non-paying … (1 comments)

walton county: DR Horton Reduces Incentives - 06/04/12 12:11 AM
DR Horton is one of America‘s largest home builders. They are in my local market building a lot of new homes. They have taken over defaulting neighborhoods and making them whole again. Up until June 1st, they were paying up to $7,500 in buyer‘s closing costs for most communities. Now they have reduced this amount to just $4,000. The prices of their homes also are going up by about 1-2% per month as they are having a difficult time in keeping up with inventory demands.
They used to also allow a buyer to use a local approved mortgage company who was … (0 comments)

walton county: Walton County Real Estate Sales Activity Report -- March 2012 - 04/09/12 01:44 AM
What has been happening in Walton County Florida lately? 
Single Family New Home Sales are up 205% over March of 2011 and for the year they are up 168.63%.
DR Horton seems to be the trend leader in this category.  They have more building permits than any other builder in Walton County at this time and new construction can be seen everywhere in the county from Mussett Bayou Estates, Santa Rosa Golf Villas, Peach Creek, Sacred Oaks, Driftwood Estates, Whispering Lakes, Water Oaks, and Windsor Estates.  It has put a lot of people back to work and you can catch positive … (0 comments)

walton county: 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)

walton county: 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)

walton county: 30A Condo Market - 03/01/11 03:52 AM
The 30A condo market shows the following results in the area of Absorption Rate.
Total number of condos on the market today in Areas 17 and 18 which is basically the 30A corridor is 331 condos for sale.  
Total number of condos that have sold in the last 30 days is 21.  
Take the number sold 21 x 12 months and this equals 252.  
Divide 252 by 52 weeks = 4.84 units per week are now selling.  
Active listings equal 331 divided by the number per week that will sell equals 68 weeks to … (0 comments)

walton county: Santa Rosa Beach, FL December Sales Report - 01/06/11 03:09 AM
The Real Trend Report in Walton, County Florida
Real Estate Sales Activity
Total Single Family Home Sales
December 2010 = 117 compared to December 2009 = 127.  Down 7.87% for the month.
YTD 2010 = 1381 compared to December 2009 = 1,278.  Increase of 8.06% for the YEAR!
Great news for the local economy.  Home sales are UP.
Total Condos and Townhome Sales
December 2010 = 62 compared to December 2009 = 74.  Down 16.22% for the month.
YTD 2010 = 840 compared to December 2009 = 756.  Increase of 11.11% for the YEAR!
Great news for the local economy and … (0 comments)

walton 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)

walton county: Thanksgiving at the Beach - 11/23/10 12:37 AM
It seems to be warmer than normal this Thanksgiving.  In my area, there will be plenty of visitors at the beach, on the golf course, boating and fishing.  Red Snapper and Triggerfish are abundant at this time of the year in the Gulf of Mexico.
My nail technician yesterday commented that the house is going to be so warm this year when her family comes to visit that they may even have to run their air conditioning.  This is highly unusual in late November.
It is already evident that the visitors are in town and occupancy rates are way up.  It … (2 comments)

walton county: Three Top Choices for Thanksgiving Dinner - 11/22/10 03:05 AM
Santa Rosa Beach Club Thanksgiving Buffet
Location: Dune Allen Beach, FloridaDetails: Open from 11am - 3pm.  More coming soon.Menu: Coming soon.Cost: Adults/$29; Children 6 and up/$12; Children 5 and under free.Reservations: Required.Contact: Christine at 850-267-1240
Stinky's Fish Camp Thanksgiving Dinner
Location: Dune Allen BeachDetails: Three Course Turkey DinnerMenu: Call for menuCost: $24.95 per person (Children's Turkey Plate $10.95)Reservations: NoContact: (850) 267-3053
Wine World at WaterColor Thanksgiving
Location: WaterColorDetails: Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 11AM - 5PMMenu: VIEWCost: $16.99/Adults; Kids under 12 $9.99; Kids under 4 eat freeReservations: RecommendedContact: (850) 231-1323

walton county: Demographics of Santa Rosa Beach - 11/16/10 04:25 AM
I live in a place called Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. 
This is located in the Panhandle of Florida, specifically Walton County.  Walton County covers 65,000 square miles of space.  This is considered to be a large county.  It stretches to the Gulf of Mexico up to the Alabama line to the North.  Santa Rosa Beach now has 7,016 residents which works out to 108 residents per square mile.  All of Walton County has 48,279 residents.  There is still plenty of room to roam here and getting around is easy.  The Median Age is 42 and the Median House Value is $174,198.  … (1 comments)

walton county: Classes are Key to Success - 10/14/10 01:47 AM
Have you taken a real estate class lately?  How about a class on social media or blogging or using Facebook for business?  Have you been to a recent Ethics Class or Fair Housing Class.  What about a new Contracts Class?  All of these classes are offered by my local Association.  In fact, I think that my local Association, the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors is the best on Earth.  They are very proactive and offer more training and classes than one can possibly take all in one year, but offer alternatives too.  For example, there is a four day cruise at … (3 comments)

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