Destin, FL Real Estate News

By Casey Joiner, Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
(Scenic Sotheby's International Realty www.caseyjoiner.com)
  Events abound all summer long on the Emerald Coast. There is so much to do, taste, & see, you won’t want to miss a beat!   The Big Dig Sandestin Beach July 3 @ 7AM In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most peope buried in the sand simultaneously, the Hilton Sandestin will begin burying it’s guests at 8:30AM.   Registration is from 7AM – 8AM.   This will be one for the records books!   Fourth of July Bike Parade & Carnival WaterColor July 3 @ 10AM Kick off the Fourth with a bike decorating contest and parade in Cerulean park with a Carnival following in Marina Park.   Easy on 30A Benefit Concert WaterColor July 3rd @ 6PM Join us at WaterColor’s Marina Park to see Tim Jackson, Ike Bartley & Band, Matt Miller, Jimmy Ward and The Forrest Williams Band.   Over 70 prize...
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
Search For Destin Miramar Beach Homes and Condos On the Gulf   Destin Gulf Front Houses  Destin Waterfront Condos 100,000-300,000 Destin Waterfront Condos 300,000-600,000 Destin Waterfront Condos 600,000-1,000,000 Destin Waterfront Condos 1,000,000 Plus Destin Waterfront Condos Forclosure,Short Sales Reo Aegean Avalon Dunes Breakers East Cresent Crystal Dunes  Destin Gulfgate Destin on The Gulf Destin Towers Dunes Of Crystal beach Empress Edgewater Emerald Towers Holiday Surf and Raquet Inn at Crystal Beach Islander Inlet Reef Mainsail Majestic Sun Oceania Pelican Beach Regency Towers Signature Beach Silver Beach Towers Sterling Sands Sterling Shores Sundestin Tops'l Beach Manor Villa Coyoba   Sandestin  Beachside   SouthWinds I,II,III Westwind Beachside I&II    
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
June -- 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Rowlett Real Estate School is having a Pre Sales Associate License Class in Destin Florida. Get your Real Estate License in Destin Florida Online with Rowlett Real Estate School.  Our Pre License Real Estate Course is the best in Florida.  Our passing rate for the Florida Real Estate Exam is among the highest in the State. Our 63 hour pre sales associate class is available online. Get your real estate license in Destin Florida in as little as a few weeks.  We also have the Florida State Exam Prep Online to help you pass your Real Estate Exam.Our courses are affordable and we are available 24/7 to help you with any questions or problems you may have.  Feel free to call Captain Wayne Rowlett.  He will be happy to talk to you about how to get a real estate lice...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This Sandpiper Cove Destin Florida condo Unit 1009 is now a pending sale!  This is a popular one bedroom floor plan which overlooks the pool. Sandpiper Cove is an attractive rental condo, as there is an on-site restaurant called Louisiana Lagniappe, tennis, and the beach across the street.  This Sandpiper Cove unit is a Bank of America and Suntrust short sale. This condo was sold due to its MLS presentation, online marketing, and spot-on pricing. This short sale approval process can take about 120 days. Once approved, I will post a helpful summary of how to negotiate a Suntrust and Bank of America short sale. Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty 850-650-7883 ext 204. It's Wendy! Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc. Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204 Ema...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This Emerald Lakes home in Destin Florida went under contract in 20 days! Listed as a Bank of America  COOP short sale with a suggested price, it is part of the Bank of America cooperative short sale program (coop program). In addition, Emerald Lakes is  a beautiful gated subdivision in Destin, with tennis, pools, playground and walking trails. It is located right off Highway 98, Emerald Coast Parkway. Emerald Lakes is in Okaloosa County, but on the border of Walton County.  Marvelous shopping options are nearby – Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard, Baytowne Wharf and more. One of the frustrating things about Bank of America COOP program is the delays in processing.  We waited six weeks for Bank of America to allow up to upload the contract. They had to do a new valuation first. It myster...
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By Johnny Stone, Stone's House Movers Inc.
(Stone's House Movers Inc)
We move houses in Destin Florida.  Give us a call if you are planning on moving a house in Destin or if you would like to have a house moved to your property.  Stone's House Movers has houses for sale to be moved to your property to suit your needs.  Give us a call.
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By Kelly Klein, "Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Pen Fed Realty)
My, My, My........Construction is everywhere in Destin, FL.  Signs of a rebuilding and strong economy abound. Foreclosures and Lis Pendens are way down and inventory is disappearing. 280 Total Single Family Homes sold in March in Okaloosa County.  This is up almost 20% over same period last year. 110 Condos were purchased in the month of March.  65 Residential Lots purchased in the month of March. New Average Days on Market is now 197. Destin Average Sales Price for all Residential is now at $437,530
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
In Destin, Florida, Rowlett Real Estate School can help you get your Florida Real Estate License with our online Pre Sales Associate License Course.  Our passing rate for the Florida Real Estate Exam is among the highest in the state.  In just a few short weeks you can have your Real Estate License and begin selling real estate in Destin.  Check out our online courses for sales associates and brokers at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com Our classroom course is located in Panama City Beach Florida and in Destin Florida.  Check out our website for locations and prices. www.rowlettrealestateschool.com
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
    Destin Bank Owned Condos   Destin Bank Owned Houses Destin Bank Owned Attached Single Units Destin Bank Owned Lots Miramar Beach Bank Owned Condos Miramar BeachBank Owned Houses Miramar Beach Bank Owned Attached Single Units Miramar Beach Bank Owned Lots Sandestin Resort Bank Owned Condos  Santa Rosa Beach Bank Owned Condos Santa Rosa Beach Bank Owned Houses Santa Rosa Beach Bank Owned Attached Single Units Santa Rosa Beach Bank Owned Lots East South Walton Bank Owned Condos East South Walton Bank Owned Houses East South Walton Bank Owned Attached Units East South Walton Bank Owned Lots       606 Lagoon Holiday Isle Bank Owned 5648 sqft 5 Bed/4.5 Bath          Contact Me About Bank Owned Property   captpat1013@gmail.com 850.217.8414
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By Patrick Wilson, Experienced Realtor Destin 30A Area
(Mainsail Realty Company)
  Here is a Easy Way to Search Destin Gulffront    Destin  Sandestin  Gulf Front Condos & Homes On The Gulf      Destin Gulf Front Houses  Destin Waterfront Condos 100,000-300,000 Destin Waterfront Condos 300,000-600,000 Destin Waterfront Condos 600,000-1,000,000 Destin Waterfront Condos 1,000,000 Plus Destin Waterfront Condos Forclosure,Short Sales Reo Aegean Avalon Dunes Breakers East Cresent Crystal Dunes  Destin Gulfgate Destin on The Gulf Destin Towers Dunes Of Crystal beach Empress Edgewater Emerald Towers Holiday Surf and Raquet Inn at Crystal Beach Islander Inlet Reef Mainsail Majestic Sun Oceania Pelican Beach Regency Towers Signature Beach Silver Beach Towers Sterling Sands Sterling Shores Sundestin Tops'l Beach Manor Villa Coyoba   Sandestin  Beachside   SouthWinds I,II,III W...
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By Clayton Bonjean, Broker | Owner | MBA
(Mainsail Realty Company)
Destin Bank Owned Home - JUST SOLD!  - Destin Foreclosures   To Seach Destin FL Foreclosures, Please click the Link Below.DESTIN FORECLOSURE SEARCH     I just sold another Bank Owned home in Destin Florida.  I represented the buyers in this transaction and they are very happy with their purchase.  This one did come down to a multiple offer situation and we won by bidding a little bit over the asking price.  This was a great move because the property appraised well over the purchase price.     Below are the details of the transaction. Property Address - 506 Third Avenue, Destin, FL  32541 Asking Price - $139,900 Purchase Price - $141,500 Date Sold - March 19th, 2013 Square Footage - 1162 Number of Bedrooms - 2 Sold Price Per Square Foot - $121.77     I would love to help you find a great...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
What a great pre sales associate class we are having this go around.  Panama City Beach is so beautiful this time of year and the Spring Breakers are getting geared up.  The class was larger than I expected and the students are excited and eager to learn.  It didn't take long for everyone to loosen up.  We are now mid way through the course and everything is going great.  I enjoy teaching, meeting new people from all walks of life and making new friends.  We have a Continuing Education class coming up next week in Destin, FL and my beautiful wife will be joining me. 
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
I have two openings for real estate agents in my Destin Florida real estate office.  My ad has been on craigslist for a few weeks.  I got a call about a week ago from an agent. She had just moved to Florida from a northern state, and had experience selling homes.   She lives two towns away from my office, Rulnick Realty.  After a pleasant phone conversation, she made an appointment for an in-person interview the following Monday.  On Sunday I received an email – “Gas costs too much. I don’t want to drive.” We don’t just cover Destin Florida at my office, Rulnick Realty. We do cover the Emerald Coast, from Santa Rosa Beach, Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, all the way to Navarre Beach and ways north. My office is technically in Miramar Beach, so it’s a good central point, a couple miles from...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Panama City Beach Florida Real Estate License Pre Sales Associate Class location is at the Commerce Center at 309 Richard Jackson Blvd.  Panama City Beach, Florida.  Our classroom hours are from 8:30 to 5:30 pm.  Check out our website for a complete list of Classroom courses in Panama City Beach FL and in Destin for Sales Associates and Brokers.  Rowlett Real Estate School is #1 in Florida Real Estate Schools and has a passing rate among the highest in the state.  We have a fantastic Florida State Exam Prep course in Panama City Beach every month that is FREE to our students with unlimited attendance for up to one year!  Check our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com Captain Wayne teaches our 63 hour pre sales associate license course, Florida Real Estate Principals Practices and...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
It was an interesting run to "APPROVED" and "SOLD" for this Amalfi Coast Unit B114 short sale condo in Destin, Florida.  The condo had one Bank of America mortgage and the investor on the mortgage was Fannie Mae. Initially, the property was enrolled by Bank of America into their cooperative short sale program with a set list price. After I received a good offer that become a "contract" just 60 days later, I found out that it had mistakenly been entered into the "Coop" program.  Bank of America had delegated the servicing of this loan to a third party company, REDC, with whom I did the negotiating.  I got a terse "rejection" on the file even after some counter offering of price and a request for seller contribution.  I could not get a good explanation as to "why" the file was rejected s...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
  Deciding to Move - A Realtor's Story- Part 1 Should We Sell or Buy First - A Realtor's Story - Part 2 The Search for a New Home - A Realtor's Story - Part 3 Writing the Offer – A Realtor’s Story – Part 4 This is the last of a five part series. As a Destin real estate Broker with over 20 years experience, I recently went through the home buying and selling process myself. It was a “moving” experience. Having found the perfect home in Bluewater Bay, now it was time to sell my house in Destin Florida. (For explanation of why I did this in reverse, see Should We Sell or Buy First? ). I decided the best way to “show” my home was without us living in there. Plus, I have three precious cats, what a nightmare to round them up prior to any showing! My husband and I decided to move most of our...
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By Judy Rowlett, Rowlett Real Estate School
(Rowlett Real Estate School LLC)
Rowlett Real Estate School has an upcoming Florida Pre Sales Associate Class in Destin Florida.  Check our schedule page for current dates and times at  http://www.rowlettrealestateschool.com/fl-schedule.htm . If you are thinking about a career in Real Estate and live in Destin, Florida, give us a call and Captain Wayne Rowlett will be happy to walk you through the Florida Real Estate License process.  We have links on our website for online applications and more.  Rowlett Real Estate School also has Florida online real estate courses for those who can't make it to class.  As a special bonus to our students, We now offer for free in with our Pre Sales Class, our Florida State Exam Prep Course.  This course follows the Classroom course about a week after and includes the latest edition F...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Second in a Five Part Series. Previous story: Deciding to Move - A Realtor's Story Having made the decision to leave our Destin Florida home, I had another decision to make with my husband. "Should we list and sell our Destin home before buying or building another one, or should we find something we really wanted first, then sell?" First, of course, we had to get “qualified” for a new mortgage, either way. Would it even be possible for us to get another loan without selling? Knowing the amount of paperwork we would face to apply for a mortgage, I took the first step. I contacted a handful of mortgage lenders. The difference in style and knowledge was apparent. We ended up working with Joe Pelter of First Federal Bank of Florida. The instant I spoke with him on the phone, I knew he was ...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
First in a Series: Deciding to Move - A Realtor's Story I want to tell you about my personal journey and the decision to sell my home and buy a new one. As a Destin Realtor with over 20 years experience, it’s good to go through the home buying and selling process once in a while. It has helped me really empathize with my customers – both buyers and sellers. A similar journey is shared by many and was poignantly felt by me. Background. I had lived in Destin Florida for many years, about 15. The home I owned had been custom built and designed for me by my good friends and excellent builders, Beukenkamp Building Group. The architect even studied Feng Shui for me to really make the home mine. It was beautiful. I had found the perfect lot for the home by mailing everyone in a three street r...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Citi Mortgage just approved this Cherokee Bend, Crestview Florida VA Compromise Sale.  An interesting and long process, we ended up selling this property to the second buyer. This Crestview Florida VA Compromise Sale took about four months to be assigned to a VA negotiator at Citi.  Countless documents were requested to be faxed and re-faxed. For example, seller pay stubs, bank statements and Citi’s “Workable Solutions Package” (their standard financial worksheet) had to be sent in multiple times. Citi would take days to acknowledge receiving the documents, or not. They were sent in by both my office and the seller, sometimes to Citi’s short sale email, which is host.citilinkdocs@citi.com.  Unfortunately, the initial buyer purchased another home during this short sale process.  Fortuna...
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