Category Archives: Real Estate News

From the eyes of a buyer in Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties, Florida covering Destin, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, and Panama City Beach, FL

Walton County Florida Sales Trends

The month of October brought an increase in the number of home sales in Walton County Florida.  It is now up 25.71% over 2011 same period.  It is incredible to see builders excited again and consumer confidence up.  Inventory is … Continue reading

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Walton County Sales Trends for August 2012 – Took a Dip

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 … Continue reading

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Amendment 4 Matters

On this November 6th Election Ballot there will be a vote on Amendment 4.  This Amendment will address several property tax inequities here in the State of Florida.  It will help the first-time home buyers and attract job-creating business investments.  … Continue reading

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July 2012 Sales Report — Walton County, Florida

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 http://www.drhorton.com Resale of Detached … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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You Had Me At…. I Am a Cash Buyer

Real Estate has become harder and harder to get financing on.  Now with Bank of America‘s credit score being reduced along with some other top banks, the lending will get even tighter.  The banks need to keep their own credit … Continue reading

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Walton County Florida May Real Estate Sales Trends

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 … Continue reading

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DR Horton reducing Incentives

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 … Continue reading

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Walton County Florida April Sales Report

Total Number of Single Family Homes that have sold in the month of April were 193.  Sales have been brisk.  Out of the 193 homes that have sold, 130 of them were new.  This means that we see a lot … Continue reading

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Where have all the For Sale Signs Gone?

Okaloosa County – April Sales Trends Report Okaloosa County has approximately 181,000 people living in 930.25 square miles of space.  Towns include Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Valparaiso, Mary Esther, Eglin AFB, and Hurlburt Field. There were … Continue reading

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