Destin, FL Real Estate News

By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Rowlett Real Estate School is offering FREE to our Veterans in Florida, our upcoming 63 hr. Pre Sales Associate Class in Destin Florida December 3rd through the 9th. 2012.  This $359 value is FREE for our Veterans and applies only to our next upcoming classroom course in Destin Florida in honor of Veterans Day.  This is a one time Free Offer for our December 2012 Destin Classroom Course only.  The Course Book is not included in this Free Offer and must be purchased on our website.  To take advantage of this Free one time offer, go to our website and register for our destin class by selecting to pay the military deposit of $59.  This registration and deposit will cover the cost of your course book plus shipping. Rowlett Real Estate School offers a regular 10% discount for all Military Ve...
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
Wonderful home in the heart of Destin in Bayview Manor. Pool and a big screened porch to enjoy it outdoor living! 2 fireplaces in home - 1 electric and 1 gas. Master Bath has Jacuzzi tub and a huge walk in closet. Nearby - Joe's Bayou to launch your boat or bring your fishing pole. 600 SF Family Room addition. 3 Bed /2 Bath 1836 sqft Listed for 199,000 Sold 190,000 I represented the Buyer House Appraised by Lender for 209,000  www.patrickwilsonrealestate.com 
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
    Recent articles about short sale strategic default of vacation home and investment properties, like those in Destin Florida, have caused a stir. An October 2012 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) report stated that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are enterprises it oversees, don’t uniformly pursue collection of short sale deficiencies. A deficiency is the balance of the mortgage note that was not paid after a short sale or foreclosure. The audit, FHFA’s Oversight of the Enterprises’ Efforts to Recover Losses from Foreclosure Sales addressed “strategic default”, which is when a borrower allows a foreclosure to occur (walks away) or perhaps does a short sale without a true hardship.  In these cases, there could be better collection efforts and recoveries of deficiency balances, ...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Join Captain Wayne Rowlett for this dynamic Florida Real Estate Exam Prep Course in Panama City Beach Florida for Sales Associates and Brokers.  Rowlett Real Estate School is a great place to start with your Florida Real Estate License Course.  Our Pre Sales Associate Course is on PowerPoint and designed to enhance your learning as well as increase comprehension.  Check out our website for our current classroom dates and prices at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com or give Captain Wayne Rowlett a call at 850-547-1333. f
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
  I just hung up the phone with an upcoming Destin Florida short sale seller. She told me she had a Bank of America mortgage. Her husband had lost his job, and that was making it difficult for them to keep up with their payments. She said they only had a few hundred dollars, and they were starting to incur credit card debt of several thousands of dollars to keep paying the mortgage. Since they could not refinance, they wanted to short sale. At one point in the conversation, this Destin seller said she read she should stop making her mortgage payments to do a short sale. I acknowledged it must be hard for them to pay basic expenses without incurring more credit card debt. She immediately said “OK, that’s what I thought – I’ll stop making mortgage payments to Bank of America.” I correcte...
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
  Destin Harbor House It is Very Rare For A House That Is Directly on the Destin Harbor is For Sale !! Absolutely gorgeous harbor front home on Holiday Isle! This three story home is great for entertaining! with expansive views of the harbor and tons of outdoor living space. The ground floor is perfect for guests and consists of two bedrooms, one bath and a family room complete with small kitchen. Also on the first level out back is a gorgeous heated pool and spa and a large covered patio, All overlooking the Destin Harbor. The second level also boasts great outdoor living space with a large balcony for taking in the gorgeous views. Also on the second level are the living and dining rooms, a large kitchen and two additional bedrooms and one and a half baths. The living and dining rooms ...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
  Windows CD-ROM ....Pre Sales Associate Interactive Questions and Answers to Help You Pass Your Sales Associate Exam Edward O'Donnell developed this WONDERFUL review tool for the sales associate. This is a new version from the ground up, based on customer and student feedback. It is designed specifically to help you pass the Florida real estate exam such as the multiple choice exam administered by Promissor. Review course material on your PC as you complete various sections of your real estate course and be prepared to pass your course final exam, as well as the state of Florida real estate exam. For more Information on this CD-Rom. click here. Price:  $64.95   Windows CD-ROM .....Pre Broker Interactive Questions and Answers to Help You Pass Your Broker Exam Edward O'Donnell developed ...
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By Clayton Bonjean, Broker | Owner | MBA
(Mainsail Realty Company)
Silver Shells Condos For Sale | St. Barth | St. Croix | St. Thomas | St. Maarten   Search All Silver Shells Condos For Sale in Destin FL   Silver Shells is a luxury condominium project in Destin Florida.  There are four buidings in Silver Shells;  St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Croix and St. Barth.  St Thomas and St. Croix are Rental Restriced but St Barth and St. Maarten do allow short term rentals.  You can search by building by clickin the links below.   St. Thomas in Silver Shells Condos For Sale St. Barth in Silver Shells Condos For Sale St. Maarten in Silver Shells Conods For Sale St. Croix in Silver Shells Condos For Sale St. Lucia in Silver Shells Condos For Sale   Silver Shells in Destin Florida is one of the most popular condo projects on the Emerald Coast.  The property feature...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Rowlett Real Estate School would like to extend our 14 Hour at home open book exam CE program to Sales Associates and Brokers in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Destin.  You can complete your CE course right at home and fax in your test.  We will mail you the newest edition course book for Continuing Education for Florida Real Estate Professionals that contains valuable update information on many important laws and real estate trends. We will include a final examination with the answer sheet to help you complete the course. Please keep the following in mind as you complete the course: This is an open-book examination. You may use the textbook while taking the final examination. The index may be helpful in locating subject matter. Read the directions included The final examination has ...
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
  JUST SOLD   3/2 1765 sqft Va Funded Sold for 222,000  The Buyers Currently Stationed at Eglin AFB Rented The House for 2 years and Purchased ... Worked out Great For Everybody!! Buyer and Seller Are Happy Happy Happy!! Search Destin Properties For Sale  Search Destin Harbor Real Estate Search Destin Gulf Front  Search Destin Foreclosures and Short Sales  Search Destin Bank Owned 
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
This Saturday is our Florida Real Estate Exam Prep course in Panama City Beach, Florida.  Captain Wayne is in the process of setting up Exam prep classes in Destin as well as Fort Walton Beach.  If you are looking to brush up on your Pre Sales Associate and Broker course before taking your Florida Real Estate Exam, give Captain Wayne a call at 850-547-1333 or check out our website at http://www.rowlettrealestateschool.com . Not all students comprehend the same. Rowlett Real Estate School uses special training techniques to reach each students learning potential. Our custom PowerPoint is designed to increase comprehension and understanding through visual animations and more.  Don't miss out on our test taking tips and strategies.  This is a great Exam Prep Course in Panama City Beach eve...
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
No Admission Charge - Donations Accepted at the Door34th Annual Destin Seafood Festival October 5th - 7th, 2012 Welcome to the 34th annual Destin Seafood Festival. The Seafood Festival is hosted along the beautiful Destin Harbor and the Harbor Boardwalk. With the action of the Destin Fishing Rodeo right in the heart of the Festival, there is lots of excitement along the docks. This is so much more than a festival to us- It is a tribute to the rich history of the Destin Harbor and the Fishing community.. The Festival was started by the Destin Charter Boat Association's Women's Auxiliary in 1978 as a fund raiser for the local fishing fleet and to help bring people to Destin in the fall. Today the Destin Charter Boat Association has teamed up with the local business community and Destin R...
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By Casey Joiner, Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
(Scenic Sotheby's International Realty www.caseyjoiner.com)
4720 Ocean Blvd   We have the pleasure to announce we have just completed the sale of this gorgeous 7 bedroom home on Destiny By The Sea’s Gulf front for $3,000,000. Destiny by The Sea is Destin Florida’s premier gated gulf front community and provides gulf front living at it’s finest. This 2009 home has become an absolute rental machine in just 3 short years….producing annual rental revenue amount exceeding $300k!! One of the key features’ and attractions of this home is the rooftop pool and patio area. Extremely unique to Destin and provides the most panoramic views possible. Great opportunity for this buyer….call me for more details!
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Oct -- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 -- in Destin Florida at the Palms of Destin Resort, Captain Wayne Rowlett will be teaching a Pre Sales Associate Classroom course.  For more information and pricing or To Register, click below Rowlett Real Estate School is a full service Florida Real Estate School serving Destin Florida with the finest in Real Estate Education.For all your licensing needs, give us a call at 850-547-1333 or check out our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com    
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
  This home in Kelly Plantation, Destin Florida has been approved as a Bank of America HAFA short sale.  What is HAFA? It's the U.S. Treasury's “Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program”.  Kelly Plantation, Destin Florida short sale sellers might also be eligible for HAFA and Bank of America cash incentive paid to them at closing of several thousand dollars.   ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? You might be eligible for HAFA if your lender, like Bank of America, participates in the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), and your mortgage is not underwritten by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. (Fannie Mae HAFA and Freddie Mac HAFA have separate guidelines.) HAMP offers you the opportunity for assistance by lowering your payments or delaying payments to keep you in your home. You must meet the HA...
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
Hurricanes National Hurricane Center Hurricanes, Tropical Storms Are a Fact of Life In A Southern Coastal Beach Town Resort Area I Like To Call Home In Northwest Florida Every Couple Years We Get Hit . Best Thing To Do Is Be Prepared!! Have a Plan! Sometimes Power Can Take 3 Weeks To Get Restored,Roads Washout,Etc   Be Ready Watch The Weather I Put Together a Hurricane Info Page on My Website For People To Get The Information Easily ! Please Check It  Out Surf Around And  Find Something You Like  !
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
63-Hour Pre Sales Associate     Aug --- 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 -- Destin Sept -- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 -- Panama City Beach Oct -- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 -- Destin Nov -- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-- Panama City Beach Dec -- 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 -- Destin Jan -- 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 -- Panama City Beach 2013 STANDARD COURSE PACKAGE: $299.0063 hr.Pre Sales Course with Text BookPREMIUM COURSE PACKAGE: $479.00 (Save $40.95)63 hr. Pre Sales course w/book -- $299.00, PLUSour State Exam Prep Class w/book. -- $99.00 PLUSthe interactive Exam Q&A CD-ROM, -- $65.00 PLUSthe 2 CD "AUDIO" Key Point Review -- $39.00 * Bonus * State Test Handbook with Math -- $16.95 ( $519.00 VALUE FOR ONLY $479.00 ) Get your real estate license in Destin Florida with Rowlett Real Estate School.  We have a real estate class i...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
  1137 Bay Court, Bayview Manor, Destin Florida, was just approved as a VA Compromise Sale.  The VA Compromise Sale program is helpful for homeowners who have a VA mortgage, and fall into financial hardship.  Like a short sale, it allows the borrower to sell their property when the market value is less than the remaining loan balance.  Here are the details of this Destin Florida VA Compromise Sale: Mortgage holder: Bank of America Original VA Mortgage: $262,000 appr Current Market Value: $238,000 appr Time for Approval: 80 days Short Sale Deficiency: none Bank of America's processing of VA Compromise Sales can take longer than other short sales. Why? They have fewer "negotiators" who can handle these type of files. VA short sales are not processed through Equator, which Bank of America ...
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By Casey Joiner, Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
(Scenic Sotheby's International Realty www.caseyjoiner.com)
  This gorgeous 3 bedroom gulf front renovation is now under contract!  Amazing views and one of the best values in the price point anywhere on the Gulf in Destin Florida.  The owners paid great attention to detail with renovations in 2009 that helped this condo stand out from the competition.  Click to the right —–> to view all Destin Florida condos for sale.  Thank you!
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By Clayton Bonjean, Broker | Owner | MBA
(Mainsail Realty Company)
Destin and 30A Income Generating Real Estate We enjoy working with Real Estate Investors in Destin, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach and 30A.  The Emerald Coast of Florida still has incredible investment opportunities.  We are seeing major growth in the rental revenues and many properties offer positive cash flow and generous cap rates.  We enjoy working with investors and have helped many achieve success.Destin Investment Real Estate - 30A investment PropertyMost experienced real estate investors in Destin and 30A require specific info before purchasing.  Below are some of the items of major importance when purchasing income generating/investment properties on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Total Cost Break Down - This includes management fees, utilities, insurance, debt servi...
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