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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Emerald Coast of Florida real estate and personal insights.
If you are a local, you probably occasionally travel the Mid-Bay Bridge. If you work in Destin, Miramar Beach or Santa Rosa Beach and live in Niceville or Crestview, you use the Mid-Bay Bridge regularly. If you are an employer in the Destin area, you’ve probably experienced difficulties hiring or...
Recently, I received three offers on Destin Florida area real estate listings that were quite low. In each case, the buyer’s agent attached a comparative market analysis, called a CMA. The only problem was that these so-called analyses only used “price per square foot” as a value determinant. The...
As the listing agent of a home Bluewater Bay, Florida, I was recently asked this question by a buyer’s agent. Her client wanted to know:“Have there been any deaths in the home?”Since it’s almost time for Halloween, I thought this was an appropriate topic for discussion.  I looked up Florida Statu...
I was representing the seller as the listing agent for a Destin Florida condominium. My form of representation was “Transaction Broker”, which according to Florida Statute 475.278, means:2) TRANSACTION BROKER RELATIONSHIP.—A transaction broker provides a limited form of representation to a buyer,...
I couldn’t stand the excitement on Wednesday, waiting for my first opportunity to go to the grand opening of Whole Foods in Destin, Florida! Finally, after a long day of work, I headed out. The parking lot was a challenge, but I luckily found a spot. The entire town of Destin and all its visitors...
See yourself in the penthouse Villa di Mare condominium,  240 SE Brooks St., Unit E401, in Fort Walton Beach Florida near the Brooks Bridge with boat slip.  Soak in the stunning water views of the Choctawhatchee Bay.  Boat out to Crab Island or the Gulf of Mexico from your 16 x 40 boat slip on th...
Lot 4, Chivas Lane is a 30-A gulf view lot for sale in South Walton, Santa Rosa Beach Florida! Located in Walkover Dunes, this half-acre lot is rare in size for the 30-A area!  It is  across the street from the white sandy beach and dunes of the Gulf of Mexico, near Watersound and Rosemary Beach...
You’ve signed your listing agreement!  Your house is cleaned! You followed the list of instructions to get your home ready for photography. The pictures are taken. The “For Sale” sign is in the front yard! Now what?  You sit and wait for showings. Here are some quick hints that might help prepare...
With a market increasingly turning into a seller’s market along the Emerald Coast, a new pricing trend is emerging. Sellers are overvaluing their properties. This is not just a local phenomenon.  According to a recent study quoted in a Seattle Times article “Owners Tend to Overvalue Homes“, the h...
I recently had a Destin Florida condo listing “under appraise”. What does that mean? The buyer applied for a mortgage, and his mortgage lender ordered an appraisal. The appraised value was less than the purchase price. Oh no.An appraisal is an opinion of value using comparable properties making a...

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