Destin, FL Real Estate News

Destin, Florida: Old South 1031 Exchange Services, LLC, a nationwide 1031 Qualified Intermediary announces that Andrew Gustafson, a principal of the firm, is one of twelve business professionals in the state of Florida and less than two hundred nationally to earn the Certified Exchange Specialist (CES) designation, after meeting the examination and work-experience criteria established by the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA). The FEA is a non-profit trade organization with a nationwide network of certified professionals accountants, attorneys, real estate brokers, and others to help investors handle the requirements of Section 1031 transactions. Section 1031 Exchanges are complex transactions that permit investors to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of certain types of bus...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
As a company founded on technology, ERA Real Estate has always embraced the idea of turning innovative thinking into a competitive advantage for its agents and customers. With that in mind, I am glad to announce a unique marketing initative we have established with Google, the internet search leader, to provide increased online exposure for our sellers' property listings.We have become the first real estate network to make all of its national residential listings available through Google. This new service that allows content providers to submit detailed information to be incorporated into Google search results. This initative makes it easier for prospective buyers to discover your listings online and is an excellent example of how listings with ERA can help sellers best market their hom...
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By Michelle DuVall
(Bank of America)
Hello again!  I hope you all found some time to do a little self-assessment in order to determine if you are really ready to buy a new home.  If you spent a great deal of time doing so and you know that you are in the starter blocks ready to run, so to speak, I am going to provide you with some additional information that will be helpful throughout the process.First of all, let's talk about the down payment.  For a first time homebuyer, the thought of having to save a large down payment and enough money for closing costs before buying your home can be quite intimidating.  Your savings account is probably your main source.  The misconception is that you have to have quite a bit of money saved.  That is not completely true.  Even with the tightening restrictions of our ever-changing marke...
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By Michelle DuVall
(Bank of America)
I am going to address some of the basics of homeownership in hopes that I am able to help some of the first time homebuyers out there.  We all know you are out there, waiting for the prices to go down so that you too can make your dreams of becoming a homeowner a reality.  Let's face it, the rates are still good, and for goodness sakes, the inventory is there, but are the prices right yet?  There are many things to consider when you are trying to decide if this is the right time for you to buy.  I would like to dedicate my blog to demystifying and uncovering some of the fears and common concerns that you as a potential homeowner may have.  From preparing to become a home owner, to shopping for a home and a mortgage, to your closing and future life as a homeowner, I am going to help you ...
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By DELETE MY ACCOUNT DELETE ACCOUNT
(Red Hot Realty)
Please email me at amyleemyers@yahoo.com for more detailed reports....Category - Detached Single Family HomesStatistics for Entire MLS for 2005 to 2007Comparison of number of Listings SoldJANFEB2005 S4144652007 S258245%Diff S-60.47%-89.80%Dollar Volume of Sold Listings200520052007DifferenceJAN$151,213,680$80,646,349-70,567,331-87.50%FEB$139,236,336$73,402,045-65,834,291-89.69%MAR$12,377,118$0-12,377,1180.00%All information in this listing, including but not limited to square footage, room dimensions and lot size is approximate and not exact. Buyers are expected to verify any specific information prior to signing and contract. Neither the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors nor any Realtor is liable for any inaccuracies herein. Copyright: 2007 by the Emerald Coast Association of Realto...
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By DELETE MY ACCOUNT DELETE ACCOUNT
(Red Hot Realty)
The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors has produced a web site that lists all properties that are in the local Multiple Listing Service database, specifically Walton and Okaloosa County cities including Destin, South Walton, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach and more.  Users can search for vacant land, homes and condominiums and narrow that search by several different factors including subdivisions, price, size, etc...  Most importantly, the database allows buyers to create an account in which they can log in to.  This log in allows you to view properties have been recently put on the market, check for price changes and much more.  It's important that you click on "Your Account" and create a new account so that you can access all information to be able to make the best informed decision p...
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