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Condo Buying Tips

Condo Buying Tips You Need To Know

Tips for Buying a Condo

Purchasing a Condominium is a great way to create long term wealth as well as get your piece of the American Dream.  Unfortunately, even experienced home buyers can run into costly issues that could otherwise be avoided.

We have outlined the steps to buying a condo to insure that your home purchase goes smoothly. Buying a Condo can be exciting and intimidating at the same time.. If you are a first time home buyer, you will need details on what it takes to buy a Condo, how to get qualified for your mortgage, get the proper H06...

The Value in Hiring a Professional Panama City Beach FL Real Estate Agent

The Panama City Beach FL region has some of the most beautiful houses in all the country. A stones throw to the beaches and plenty of things to do for any age group, people from all over the world are flocking to this part of Florida to call it home. Regardless what time of year, the housing market is always booming, good if you are selling your home but bad for the potential buyers.

Without the help of skilled local Panama City Beach FL real estate agents, your dream house could be gobbled up before you make an offer. Here are a few reasons to be working with an agent when buying a home in this area.

 

Narrowing Down the Search Much Faster

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5 Tips to Finding the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your House

Selling Your Condo

Life is full of changes and now one of them has made you decide that it’s time to sell your condo. Now, the next big question is how to find the best real estate agent to handle the sale. Some sellers might consider trying to sell their condo themselves, known as an FSBO. But in many cases they will end up hiring an agent in the end when they find that selling a condo in today’s competitive market isn’t as simple as putting a sign in the yard and signing a contract.

An experienced local real estate agent is worth their weight in gold, literally. They will be able to lay out a sales and marketing plan and will have the skills needed to close the deal when the time come and above...

5 Tips For Buying a Vacation Condo in Panama City Beach

5 Tips For Buying a Vacation Condo in Panama City Beach

With the strength of the real estate market in Panama City Beach, there has not been a better time to buy a vacation condo or investment property.  A vacation condo doesn't need to stay vacant until until you are ready for a vacation.  

For many PCB homeowners, your beachfront condo can make you some extra cash to help offset some of your investment.  There is no reason your vacation property should not be generating cash-flow  while your long term investment matures. Real Estate has proven to be a very solid investment move. There are more millionaires made every year in real estate than even the technology boom. 

Over the long term, it has been proven time over time that real estate investments outpace...

8 Tips For Selling Your Home

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Eight Important Considerations To Make When Selling Your Home

Selling your first home in Panama City Beach can be a real challenge especially if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of real estate. Indeed, you can find a real estate agent to help you sort it out, but it does not mean that your shouldn't have some basic knowledge yourself. You must have information about what is going on in the Panama City Beach real estate market and carefully analyse the situation before making that decision. Otherwise, you can end up having regrets about selling your home.

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Is Panama City Beach a Good Place To Buy Real Estate?

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What You Should Know About Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach is a city  in Florida and has a population of 36,877 people. The current median home price in this city is $185,000, while the median household income is $45,620. The rate of unemployment in Panama City is 5.5 percent, while the one-year appreciation rate stands at 14.2%. On the other hand, the one-year job growth rate is at 2.4%. Panama City Beach is know for the massive influx of people that come to visit the sandy beaches and beachfront condos during Spring Break.  Because PCB is a vacation destination, many people buy condos for sale in Panama City Beach...

Waterfront Condo Sales Surge

Tips For Waterfront Buyers

Buyers are flocking to seaside condominiums these days. With the current tax incentives, mortgage options and surplus of property along the coast, Panama City Beach Condo's are attracting buyers from all over.

If you are one of those interested in living the "Jimmy Buffett lifestyle", here are a few things you should know in advance to wash away the waterfront buying woes.  We also have some tips for buying a condo for you.  ...

Things You Should Know Before Buying a Waterfront Home

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Waterfront Homes

Are you thinking of living in a waterfront home or condo, away from civilization, in a serene location, waking up to the sounds of nature? Well, if this is your plan then congratulations; not many people can afford this celebrity-like lifestyle. But, buyer beware, buying a waterfront home is a different ball game altogether and can be way more complicated than purchasing a home located on a street in the suburbs.  

However, not to worry, you have come to the right place because here are some great ...

REALTOR vs Real Estate Agent - What's The Difference?

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Time to Sell Your Home?

It is time to sell your home, and you made the right choice to list with a professional in the real estate industry. As you begin interviewing prospective sales agents in your market, be sure to ask them if they are a Licensed REALTOR® or a Licensed Real Estate Agent.

Will this make a difference to you in the selling of your home? Let's compare it to the choice between using a Medical Doctor, MD versus a Nurse Practitioner, NP, for your healthcare.

They both may be able to order tests and write prescriptions for you, which depending on your illness, both would suffice. The difference would be in the training, experience and the extent of care they are able to provide.

The same goes for using a REALTOR® versus a...

Advantages of Buying a Second Home

Buying a Second Home

So...you have some equity built up or finished paying for your primary residence and you are wondering whether it makes sense to buy a second home. Many people who buy a second home use it as a vacation spot but there are several other advantages that come with owning a second home.

Second Home as an Investment

The first is that it is an excellent form of investment. Stocks and other such assets fluctuate in value all the time and you can never be sure that you will make a profit. A home, however, is an investment that you can rely on to increase in value over time.

If you have a long term project, such as sending your kids to coledge, you can buy a second home so that when the time comes you can cash in for the necessary funds.

As a Source of Extra Income

A second home is also an...

How Color Makes A Difference When Selling Your Condo

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Choosing Colors When Selling Your Home

The color of the paint you choose can make a huge differnece on how much your condo in PCB will sell for.  In the most extreeme situations, it can even play a role in a condo not selling at all.

Choosing Paint Colors When Selling

Choosing the paint colors when you’re getting ready to put your condominium on the market is a more important...

Need Roof Work? Read This First!

Choosing a Roofer

With all of the recent hurricanes and storms, there will be thousands of new roofs and roof repairs done over the next six months.

Combating the Elements

Even if a storm didn’t produce a torrent of rain or volley of hail, wind alone can cause enough damage to your roof to warrant repair or replacement. According to the National Weather Service every thunderstorm has a straight-line burst of wind and at 50 to 60 mph, you will start seeing damage to homes such as trees toppling, downed power lines and debris blown from other homes that can cause enormous damage to your home.

Roof Damage From Storms

After a storm, check your roof for any damage...

5 Things First Time Condo Buyers Need To Know

5 Things First-Time Condominium Buyer’s Should Know

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Condominium Confusion 

 

When Buyers are looking to buy their first condo in Panama City Beach, whether you are downsizing, moving a child to college, or just want to own that perfect beach getaway, are certain things you NEED to know.  

Many buyers...

Strategies For Selling Your Panama City Beach Home

Selling Your Panama City Beach Home

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Make Your Home Stand Out

The Panama City Beach housing market is full of homes for sale and the competition is allowing homebuyers to be a bit more choosy in the homes they buy. Although there are a lot of DIYers out there just looking for a fixer upper, the majority of homebuyers want a finished product.

Buyers are looking for the best and you could easily be missing a large number of your market if your home is not in pristine condition when you put the for sale...

Tips For Selling a Home in #PCB

Tips For Selling a Home in Panama City Beach

Whether you are looking to upgrade to a luxury beachfront condo, downsizing because the children have went off to school or just because...if you are thinking about selling your home in #PCB, we have some tips to get you started!

Getting an Idea of Your Home's Value

The first step in selling your home or condo in #PCB is to get an idea on the value of your property.  Property values change all the time and for a variety of reasons.  Because of that, even if you have had an apprasal done last year, you need to get your NEW value.

For many, the first step in...

9 Tips For Buying a Condo in Panama City Beach

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Buying a Condo

Have you ever imagined selling your home and starting a venture in a new city? What about living ocean-side in Panama City Beach, Florida?

It’s a much easier thing to accomplish than imagined! 

Purchasing one of the condos for sale in Panama City Beach, whether it be for the first time or the fifth time, is such an exciting experience! But with a new terrain, there are a few things you need to make sure you acknowledge before settling down on your location.

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Panama City Beach Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rentals in Panama City Beach

With vacation rentals, guests can plan their ideal getaway by selecting a home away from home that has everything provided in a location that suits them.

Many Condominiums in Panama City Beach become rented out as vacation rentals.  Many of these are waterfront properties often provide more space, privacy and convenience than even the most luxurious hotels on the beach.

Panama City Beach has over...

Edgewater Beach Resort - Directory of Security Retires

Edgewater Beach Resort - Director of Security Retires


Edgewater Beach Resort - Directory of Security Retires

Jack Vitello retires as Edgewater Beach Resorts' Director of Security after 33 years. Jack has been an asset to everyone that owns a condo at Edgewater. Jack was tough when required but he was also generous, sincere, and all-around a great person. We're going to miss you Jack!  

The position will be filled by Tim Lane. Tim is a seasoned veteran of the Spring Break Wars, having...

Panama City Beach Condo Financing.

                

           When you’re looking for Panama City Beach Condos, there are many things to contemplate. The process of finding the right condo for you can get tedious, or time consuming. You come to Panama City Beach on vaction to look at condos. After considering all of your options, you finally decide on a resort you want. It’s perfect for you. You are about to write an offer, and you even tell your family back home about the condo that’s soon-to-be yours. The next day, your Realtor calls. He says that financing at the condo you’ve been looking at for the past four days isn’t even an option. What? Why are you just now finding out about this? You could have been looking at other condos the last few...