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Emerald Coast of Florida real estate and personal insights.
I turned away two Destin Florida real estate buyers this week. Not intentionally. But I told them the truth. Each was an out-of-state purchaser looking to get a “deal”. One wanted to expand his rental holdings and another wanted to buy a tear down.I told them they would not get a deal. There are ...
If you are looking for a mortgage to buy an Emerald Grande condo in Destin Florida, you may have a bit of difficulty.  You cannot go to any lender and get a loan for a unit in the Emerald Grande condominium complex.   Mortgage lenders who are not restricted to selling their loans to Fannie Mae (F...
Grande Pointe Lot 83, short sale, in Inlet Beach, off 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, just sold for $90,000. This was a Regions Bank short sale.  WHAT? A short sale in today’s market? It doesn’t happen often, but there are still some cases along the Emerald Coast of Florida where prices have n...
Pleasant or not. Giving or condescending. Friendly or dull. It's a lot easier working with another real estate agent who does not act like a computer or a director. I've recently experienced both, as the listing agent and the buyer's agent.  Charm school they did not attend. Realtors primarily co...
You’ve signed the listing agreement. You’ve filled out your property disclosure. The photographer has taken photos and your pictures are ready. All the details of your home have been researched, a fantastic description has been written, and your Multiple Listing Service entry is ready to go live....
One common mistake in writing an offer in this competitive market, or any real estate market, is that your agent does not speak with the listing agent first.  Much valuable information can be garnered to help you and your agent to write a better offer (i.e. WIN the contract), by asking these ques...
Even though I’ve been selling real estate for (gulp) thirty years, I’m in daily awe of this market.  Prices are going up, inventory is low, and homes are selling fast. There are plenty of statistics to prove it, but I take a random sample of the marketplace daily. I regularly review sold listings...
Just Listed – 1415 Baytowne Ci. E., Miramar Beach, Baytowne Avenue East, Raven Oaks, Sandestin, Florida 32550Voluminous spaces are punctuated by beautiful design elements in this stately Sandestin home in Miramar Beach, Florida. This 2935 square foot residence has three bedrooms and three full ba...
You are buying a house in Miramar Beach, 30A, or Destin, Florida, and it comes with a golf cart – or does it?  I just sold two houses in Walton County that included “golf carts”.  However, one of them was really a “low speed vehicle” (LSV). What’s the difference?  In Florida, a golf cart is desig...
I’ve seen it happen again and again. A buyer is out-of-state and has their eye on a piece of property for sale in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville or Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  Not being in town, they are at a disadvantage compared with local buyers who are lined up to personally view homes ...

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Author Bio: Wendy Rulnick, Rulnick Realty, Real Estate Broker in Destin Florida and all surrounding towns

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