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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Emerald Coast of Florida real estate and personal insights.
I am a little behind the times, given that a lot of people have been cleaning and organizing since the inception of the Florida Stay-at-Home order. After three weeks, it finally got to me. It has been a time of accounting and personal reflection, and it manifested in ordering and upgrading. What ...
 What are the predictions for the Destin, Emerald Coast of Florida real estate market? How is the COVID-19 crisis going to affect home sales in the coming months? This I was asked by one of my good clients. Here is what I told him.February and March home sales were strong, and better than a year ...
If Bank of America is your mortgage servicer and your ability to make your Destin, Florida mortgage payments has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, be careful asking them for assistance.  Bank of America, one of the biggest U.S. mortgage servicers, recently changed their home borrower website ...
 The sign above is posted at my Destin, Florida real estate office along with “No Admittance if You Are Sick”. Am I paranoid? Maybe. But I don’t think so. Even though Florida real estate is a deemed an essential service, I usually don’t have walk-in customers. I have a few tenants who don’t, eith...
I made home-made hand sanitizer. I am not crafty. I am not a geek. I am not mechanical. But I did it!  Unable to find hand sanitizer in stores after multiple attempts and seeing exorbitant prices online, I gave up.  Over the last few years, hand sanitizer was a popular gift from mortgage lenders ...
If you are having trouble paying your mortgage and are facing foreclosure in the Destin, Niceville and Fort Walton Beach areas, relief is available. There is now a moratorium on Florida foreclosures from April 2 through May 17, 2020, per order of Governor Ron DeSantis. Executive order 20-94 state...
Florida’s “Stay-At-Home” order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, limits many Destin, Niceville and Emerald Coast business activities, but allows real estate sales to continue.  Governor Ron DeSantis’ state-wide mandate requires Florida residents to  restrict their “movements and personal interac...
How could the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic affect real estate transactions in Florida?  Could there be delays in closing and inspections?  Possibly. Therefore, Florida Realtors created a new contract addendum which can extend specific deadlines of the transaction.  The COVID-19 addendum says: “T...
 It dawned on me today driving across the Mid-Bay Bridge that I end up in a reverie each time I drive it.  During my morning or evening commute from Bluewater Bay to Destin, I go through a similar mental routine.  First, my eyes gaze at the water of Choctawhatchee Bay. Is it dark and grey, like t...
We all know that it’s best to return a text with a text, a phone call with a call, and an email with an email. Whichever is your customer’s preferred method of communication is the guide. However, when a request is made for the “dreaded” phone call, to what extent will a business go to avoid it?I...


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Author Bio: Wendy Rulnick, Rulnick Realty, Real Estate Broker in Destin Florida and all surrounding towns

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