Post Hurricane Michael

You may be asking what is going on Post Hurricane Michael?  Well, real estate is crawling to a halt in the Panama City Beach market.  There are homeless people in tents, campers, all in need of rentals.  Most of the business is shifting to the West in areas like Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, and Destin.  Many are still without power, no internet and only sketchy cell phone services.  The newer buildings are doing the best.  In 2005, Florida building codes were strengthened with tougher standards on how to attach a roof to a home, hurricane strength rated hurricane windows and doors and higher lips for sliding glass doors.  With this came some stronger and better built buildings.  So when thinking of buying a home, a townhome, or condo, you will want to keep these items in mind.  Look for purchases built after 2005 or newer.  One home in Mexico Beach is still standing because that owner demanded on even higher than the basic standard codes.  His home had poured concrete walls and windows rated up to 220 mph force winds and a higher elevated ground floor to avoid flooding.  The higher costs paid off and that home is still standing.  However, it will be a long time for his community to rebound.  No power, no internet, and no supporting businesses makes for a lonely way to live.  Most humans are kind and try to help and assist others in need.  Then you have people that are mean no matter what and try to take advantage of others in times of need.  That is why a curfew, the national guard, and extra police come in to protect what belongings are still there.  I believe most people are good and we will bounce back.  If you are still in the market for a home or a condo along the Gulf Coast, there are some very desirable ones still available to the west of of Panama City Beach, FL.  If I can help, please do not hesitate to contact me at 850-420-2480 or do a proactive search at

Warmly yours,



About Kelly Klein

Buyers and Listing specialist. Whether it is a condo, a home, a townhome, a duplex, or a lot, I am here to help. You can find me at Broker Associate / Sales Professional Berkshire Hathaway Home Services | Pen Fed Realty
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