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Come For The Beaches, Stay For The Real Estate

Panama City Real Estate & Beach Life

 

If you have ever thought of owning beachfront property, now may be just the perfect time.  Panama City Beach is an area that extends for a robust 27 miles all up and down the sun-kissed North Florida panhandle coast.

Excellent deals on all variety of real property can be found here. Depending on what you are looking for, you can easily purchase a condo to suit your personal desires.

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Panama City Beach Living

Living In Panama City Beach Florida

Panama City Beach extends for 27 miles captivating its residents and tourists with its emerald-green water. It's well-known for their Southern hospitality, fabulous dining, and 4-star dining. The day-in and day-out aspects of this city make it a great place to buy a home.

Real Estate

Fewer foreclosures and an improved job market have caused the growth of new construction in Panama City Beach. The west end of the beachfront is abundant with condominiums for sale with an average price of $350,000.

Located one mile from the Gulf, Wild Heron is a gated community that feels like a weekend escape. The golf community spans over 600 acres of living and is home to Greg Norman's Shark's Tooth Golf Club. Its focal point...

The New Real Estate Concept - 'White-Boxing'

Staging and White-Boxing

Staged real estate properties are fast becoming a thing of the past. Staging meant that if you were selling a property, you would furnish it, repaint, conduct repairs, etc. to make it marketable. Today, luxury sellers and buyers, both on the East Coast and the West Coast, are doing the opposite of staging, what they are calling “white-boxing.”  

A few years ago, to buy or to sell a home, buyers and sellers normally would like to see a home in a lived-in condition which is why staging was always so popular. Staging seemed to perpetuate the idea that sellers would get more money from marketing their property in a fashionable manner.  

Now there is an alternative. White-boxing is about the stark reality of showing bare walls, bare floors, and bare ceilings. What remains after fringe...

The Cost of Selling Without a Realtor

Selling Without a Realtor and The Cost 

The first thing many homeowners think of when the idea of selling their home comes up is which Realtor they should use. However, when you decide not to list your home with a real estate agent, this could mean more money in your pocket. Because the housing market is on the rise, this may sound appealing. However, is it the best decision? Ultimately, homeowners would like to see as much profit as possible when they sell a home. With such a large volume of houses going on the market regularly, raising prices isn't reasonable. It's at that point that the idea of paying a sales commission doesn't sound palatable.  

Understanding For Sale...

A Look Back: Architecture And Design

A Look Back: Architecture And Design Single Family Living

  Houses have changed immensely over the last hundred years. Due to variations in style, additions of indoor plumbing, heating and cooling systems, and construction materials, many different factors have played a role in the preparation of the homes we have sold and lived in. The structure of our homes affects our family size, our relationships, and ultimately, the way we all relate to each other as we step outside to begin our day. Let's take a look at how American homes over the last century have helped shape us historically as a country and as a society.

Adapting To The New World

The first North American homes were small one-room homes built to stand the harsh conditions of an unsettled territory. Local materials...

Bitcoin and Real Estate

Hot Trend: Bitcoin and Real Estate

Back in 2013, a seller in Long Island, NY listed his home with an interesting side note. He was willing to accept Bitcoins for the $800,000 property. He was hoping to appeal to international and younger buyers by giving them another option to purchase his property. This was a time when Bitcoin was more of a fascination for geeks and financial tycoons so the real estate industry was taken by surprise by the odd offer made by the seller. With the recent wide adoption of Bitcoin around the globe, the real estate industry is no longer a stranger to the cryptocurrency. Does the future of real estate center on this creative financing when it comes time to buy a home? This question is brewing in the industry circles and we are going to explore it for you right here.

What is Bitcoin?

The first line of business is to explain a little...

What is a Real Estate “Bidding War”? How YOU Can WIN!

How YOU Can WIN Your “Bidding War”? And What it is

  Real estate has long been one of the least friendly markets out there, and it's not getting any better. If you're trying to buy a home or condo in today's market, you're forced to deal with a rapidly dwindling supply, and a rapidly expanding number of people buying them up. This recent trend has started to choke the market and has lead to inflated prices and bidding wars. Bidding wars can be a massive problem for prospective buyers, and a lot of it stems from simple misinformation.  

Outside of the Auction House

When you hear the term "bidding war," you might think of a...

How Virtual Reality Is Changing Real Estate

How Virtual Reality Is Changing Real Estate

When it comes time to buy a home, it has always been left up to the imagination of the buyers to dream about how the house would look with their own furniture and decorations. Real estate agents can tell you, it can sometimes be a hard thing to do. Not all buyers can easily imagine a space as their own, and more often than not, the buyers will pass on a house if the property is not staged in a manner they find attractive or appealing. This is one reason a seller and their real estate agent will spend countless hours discussing how the property presents itself to buyers. Staging companies have been very successful in making homes sparkle for the non-imaginative buyer mind, but there is always a factor of chance. Real...

How To Prepare Your Home To Sell

Preparing a Home to Sell

Selling a house can be a windfall or a terrible loss. The price you get for your home when you sell it can vary wildly depending on the way you prepare your home before putting it on the market. Home staging and making important repairs prior to selling can add thousands of dollars to your selling price. Real estate has its ups and downs, but one thing any seller can bet on is that they will get a higher price for their home if they prepare it strategically to command top dollar. By thinking like a potential buyer, it is easier to imagine what a seller can do to get a better price. Try and see your home with fresh eyes as a buyer as you follow the advice that...

Preparing For Your Home Appraisal

Getting Ready for Your Home Appraisal

Getting your home ready to show off the best side is what homeowners want when you have yourself a ready and willing buyer, and the next step to getting to the closing table is the appraisal. 

  • Where do you focus your efforts?
  • What is the best place to spend your money when fixing things?
  • How do you prepare for an appraisal?

We have a few ideas and expert tips about ways that you can get your house in tip-top shape so that you can get the best property appraisal so that you can successfully get to the act of sale. 

Upgrades

  • Install new hardware in kitchens and baths

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Purchasing Investment Property in Your 30s - Why Condos Can Be a Great Option

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Why Purchasing Condos is a Great Investment Property

If you are thirty-something, chances are you are thinking about owning a home as a good investment option. Purchasing the right condo can be the best investment you can make at this time in your life.

You have reached the point in your life when you want to start investing your money. Real estate is considered one of the best investments possible. Today, many people find that condos make excellent investments and provide easy lifestyles. However, purchasing the right real estate property is key. What do you need to look for when purchasing a condo for investment?...

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...

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 all else they will have the professional...

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...

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.

Find the Right Selling...

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 for investment purchases.  It is not uncommon...

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.  

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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 tips...