Real Estate At The Beach
BRRRRRRR! We've had unusually cold weather last week-----okay, I can handle a day or two of chilly weather, I don't complain when I have to cover up my plants for a night once in awhile, But this is lasting tooooo long! It's supposed to be very cold every night this week!
When the high is only in the upper 40's ---its just too cold! However, I know its all relative. I showed property to a woman from Indiana over the weekend and although I thought it was COLD, she was in flip flops!
This morning, I saw two people walking on the beach, obviously from up north! It was in the mid 30's and the wind was really howling. So I guess I shouldn't complain. I've never had to scrape ice off my winshield!
We are all showing quite a bit of property! This is encouraging. Not a lot of contracts but the first step is showing people around. There has been quite a surge of new customers finding out about the area and falling in love!
We've had 3 properties go under contract in January so far, all in Mexico Beach.
- A beach side newer townhouse--listed at $343k and advertised as a short sale. I believe its going to sell for under $300,000. This townhouse was purchase pre-construction for $395,000 in 2005!
- A single family home across from dedicated beach, so unobstructed gulf view. Listed at $550,000. I believe the selling price is not too far from the listing price. This will be a great profit for the sellers who are the original owners!
- A gulf front condo, newer, fully furnished listed at $325,000. I believe this is selling pretty close to the list price as well! This condo was purchased pre-construction for $349,600 in 2006!
There are some negotiations going back and forth for some commercial property but no hard facts yet.
Just to let you know, I've added a calendar to my website. The page is still under construction but you can access it. I am going to put all events scheduled for the area. I am going to include events in Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Apalachicola, St. George Island as well as Mexico Beach.
Congratulations to President Obama. I pray that he makes wise decisions for our country!
As always, have a fantastic week. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have ANY questions about buying or selling in Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Windmark Beach!