Cape San Blas, FL Real Estate News

By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Turtle season is here and runs from May 1 to October 31.  The Cape San Blas beaches are prime nesting grounds for Loggerhead and Greenback turtles.  During the first have of the season, pregnant sea turtles drag themselves up on the Gulf County beaches to lay their eggs.  During the second half of the season, thousands of tiny hatchlings hatch and make their way to the Gulf of Mexico!  If you see a square area marked off by warning tape, it's a turtle next!  Please stay clear and keep your dog clear!  If you take a walk in the evening or early morning, you might be lucky enough to see some!
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
This is my good friend Johnny Stone and his son J.P Stone of Stone's House Movers in Sneads, Florida.  He is an expert House Mover.  He has moved three houses for me over the years.  They just moved the lighthouse keeper quarters in Cape San Blas Florida this past week.  There were two keepers quarters and an oil house.  The houses were threatened by the erosion and have been moved back for the time being awaiting their new location.   
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By Johnny Stone, Stone's House Movers Inc.
(Stone's House Movers Inc)
Johnny Stone and J.P. Stone of Stone's House Movers Inc. will be moving the Cape San Blas Lighthouse Keeper houses in Cape San Blas, Florida.  The two lighthouse keeper houses are identical two story houses that won't be at the mercy of the Gulfs erosion for long.  Stone's House Movers will be moving the two lighthouse keeper houses out of harms way to a new location.  Johnny Stone of Stone's House Movers Inc. is located in Sneads, Florida and serves Gulf County, Florida and Bay County, Florida raising and moving houses and all types of structures.  Johnny Stone has moved several houses in Port St. Joe Florida, Cape Sand Blas and Indian Pass.  Stone's House Movers has over 37 years of experience moving and leveling houses, doing foundation repairs and new foundation construction.
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By Johnny Stone, Stone's House Movers Inc.
(Stone's House Movers Inc)
This House was moved at Cape San Blas, FL inward from the coast.  As you can see, the house was in jeopardy of collapsing. Stone's House Movers was able to save it without any damage.  We rolled it through the air aproximately 45 feet toward the front of the property onto new concrete pilings. To give you an idea of how high this house was, If you will look closely, that is Johnny Stone, owner, standing beneath the structure after it was stabilized.   
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
If no news is good news, then we've had a very good week as there is still no oil and now no Bonnie. We've also had another good week in real estate, with two sales, four new contracts, five new listings, and eight price changes.  No change in our inventory, though,  hanging steady at 415, with 164 houses and 251 lots listed for sale in the MLS in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, and C-30 Corridor market. Both of our sales were on the Cape, starting with a short sale on this  4-bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, 3,789 square feet home in Seagrass built in 2005 which went under contract with a list price of $449,900.  What I don't understand is the county having this one assessed at $498,852 which seems pretty high based on sales we've been seeing lately.  It appears the sellers gave $385,000 for the l...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
It is good to see so many visitors enjoying their summer vacations here at the beach as we've been worried that people would stay away because of all the fear mongering from the media.  Thankfully, for now at least, our coast remains clear.  Folks weren't all just soaking up rays, either; six of them picked up the title to their own little piece of paradise while they were here.  No new contracts this week, but we added a dozen new listings to the menu, moving our total inventory back up to 415, with 162 homes and 253 lots listed in the MLS in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 market. Only six sellers decided to try new price tags.   All the sales action was in land as all six of our sales were lots, and four of those were in Ovation on the Cape, with three on the bayside and one ...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
Another great week here on the Cape with clear skies, clean beaches, happy vacationers and folks shopping for real estate. We had one person go to closing, two new contracts, thirteen new listings, and seven price changes.  Our inventory shot up over three per cent, unfortunately, gaining 13 over last week, with 405 active MLS listings in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market, with 161 homes and 244 lots. Let's see what buyers are up to. Our solo sale of the week is a gulf-front home on the Cape in Tucker Shores which is that micro-subdivision of six homes just past the rocks at Stumphole.  This one's a bit unusual in that it last sold just this past January for $433,000, and they then put it back on the market several months later with a list price of $699,000, or a 6...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
Our beaches were busy this morning with crews of turtle patrol volunteers, representatives from NOAA, The Interior Department, National Fish and Wildlife,  Florida Fish and Wildlife, news crews from CNN and the AP, FED EX PR guys and curious onlookers.  The assembled were all there to either participate in or just watch loggerhead turtle eggs being removed from nests and carefully placed into styrofoam containers to prepare them for travelling via special climate controlled FED EX Custom Critical delivery vans to an incubator at Cape Canaveral on the east coast of Florida. Onlookers and Turtle Patrol Volunteers watched as eggs were removed from the nest located on the southern end of Cape San Blas across from Scallop Cove.   They were huddled around the nest to try and keep as much sunl...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
The watching and waiting continue as we still remain mercifully untouched by the oil. There are small armies of BP contractors patroling the beaches daily even though the nearest oil reported is all the way over on the western edge of Panama City Beach. So our beaches are still beautiful and property managers are very nearly sold out for the holiday weekend.  On the sale side we had a bit busier week this week and managed to have three sales and one new contract,  five new listings and two price changes. A number of listings expired on the 30th so our inventory takes a nice dip, coming in below 400 at 392, down a healthy 15 from last week, with 157 homes and 235 lots listed for sale in the MLS in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.  Let's see what changed hands at t...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
.What a difference a week makes - much quieter this week, with somewhat slower sales activity compared with what we've been seeing recently, with only one sale and one new contract, and just four new listings and three price changes. As a result, our inventory is virtually unchanged, up just three to 407 with 158 homes and 249 lots for sale  in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market. Before we get started,  I know the first thing everyone wants to know is how are the beaches?  I'm happy to report our beaches are still clean and gorgeous and open for fun in the sun.  Here's a shot from my neighborhod yesterday afternoon. And that's where you'll find me later this afternoon. OK, now down to business. Our solo sale of the week was the quartershare 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath tow...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
OK - by Cape standards, summer officially began, Saturday, June 19, because it was the first day of the 2010 Scallop Season. The governor decided to move the date up by nearly two weeks to encourage visitors to come down early. Our beaches are still beautiful and open for business, and several visitors this were so impressed with our waterfront properties they bought some for themselves.  Sales remained strong with three closings, and two new contracts, while three new listings entered the competition and eight sellers opted for new price tags.  Our inventory remains unchanged from last week, at 404, with 155 homes and 249 lots for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor markets. Let's see who went to closing. The first of our three sales is this elegant bay front home ...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
The headlines haven't scared off buyers but seem to actually be fueling increased interest in real estate around here as sales remain strong. We had a better than average week, with three sales and three new contracts, eight each new listings and new price tags. Not much change in our inventory, closing down just two from last week, to 404, with 155 homes and 249 lots for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor markets. Let's see what caught buyers' attention. We'll head out along the C-30 Corridor where the first of our three sales is this Key West-style second tier gulf view home in Money Bayou. It's a cozy 758 square foot 2-bedroom, 2-bath beach retreat which last sold in May 2004 for $340,000.  It's not listed as a short sale even though it went under contract with...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
Tourists may be looking elsewhere for their summer vacations but buyer interest has definitely stayed focused on the Cape with temptingly low prices on quality coastal properties.  Only one closing, but we have an impressive  six new contracts. We added five new listings to the mix, and four sellers lowered their prices.  All that activity brought our inventory down by four to 406, with 158 homes and 248 lots listed for sale in the MLS in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.  Lots to look at today so let's get started. The first of our six new contracts is a spacious 3,368 square foot, 6-bedroom, 4-bath first tier home on Cabo San Lucas, about a quarter mile north of Scallop Cove. Since it was built in 2002 it and the two gulf front homes in front of it have been a v...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
WOW! You might think it was the 4th of July instead of Memorial Day with all the figurative fireworks going on around here.  I think we set a sales activity record this week: we had five closings and four new contracts. That's a lot of real estate changing hands.  In other activity we added ten new listings to the menu, and marked down eleven other properties.  Our inventory swelled by four, coming in at 410, with 160 houses and 250 lots listed in the MLS for the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market. We have a lot of territory to cover today so let's jump right in.  Our five sales included one house and four lots. We'll start with the house, which is this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,129 spec home located up in Sunset Pointe on the Cape just outside the state park. It's a lovely...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
I am hearing from a lot of people who are torn over whether they should plan on visiting or cancel their vacations here at the Cape as a result of the oil spill.  So far the Forgotten Coast has been blessed and it continues to look as if the spill will stay away from the Florida coastline for some time. Right now the only oil on our beaches is sun tan oil so come on down! For links to pertinent sites with current information go to my Oil Spill Update Post.
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
Somebody flipped the switch from winter to summer this week and it has been hot hot hot. Luckily our real estate market hasn't cooled off much either, as we had another good week with one closing, two new contracts, eight new listings, and a dozen price changes. Our inventory of properties continues to hover around the 400 mark, coming in this week at 406, down three from last week, with 157 homes and 249 lots listed in the MLS  for the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.  Let's jump right in and see what buyers are shopping for. Our solo sale of the week is like a trip back in time to around 1995 when I first started selling real estate here, in that it sported a price tag of only $14,900 which is for what it sold on Thursday. That's basically what C-30 lots were going...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
 Another gorgeous week in paradise with crystal blue skies, cool breezes and so far not a drop of oil in sight.  The headlines haven't kept the buyers at bay and we remain busy in the real estate business with buyers taking advantage of some of the great investment opportunities around. Nobody went to closing this week, but we managed to write six new contracts so there are closings in the pipeline.  We added nine new listings to the mix and have six new price tags to consider. Our inventory is basically stuck around 409, up one from last week, with 157 homes and 252 lots listed for sale in the MLS for the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 markets.   We have an even mix of houses and lots in our six new contracts, with three of each. We'll start at the north end of the Cape in Sunset...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Friends from college are spending the week down at Cape San Blas, so my family and I are spending Monday and Tuesday down at the beach, and I am going to take a day off from the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog. Having spent more than 5 hours out on the beach yesterday, I can tell you that conditions are still excellent. As a matter of fact, we are taking the time to point out to our young children that these are possibly the nicest beaches in the world. I snapped a few pictures this morning (around 7:00 a.m.) with my iphone to show that conditions are how they have been since I was a child. Of course, from the back porch, I’m not so sure you could have seen any oil if it were there anyway. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Has Not Reached Cape San Blas One of the greatest concerns my friends fr...
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By Sherri Dodsworth, PA
(Boardwalk Realty of NW FL)
 While much of our focus this week has been on keeping an eye on the oil spill, buyers haven't been deterred from shopping  for real estate and we had a good week with two sales, two new contracts, thirteen new listings and six price changes.  All that activity added to our inventory which comes in today at 408, up seven from last week with 159 homes and 249 lots listed for sale in the MLS in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.  Let's get underway by seeing who went to closing. The first of our two sales is one I was beginning to think I would never see  here in the "Sold" section as long as it took to get it closed, but we finally made it to the finish line on Friday.  This was a short so we had to get approval from Bank of America who just took forever to do thing...
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