real-estate

Life On Florida’s Emerald Coast

Life On Florida’s Emerald Coast

Florida’s Emerald Coast

The clear water and distinctive white sand beaches of Panama City Beach provide an attractive backdrop luring residents and visitors worldwide. Incorporated in 1977, the city is located in Bay County, part of Florida’s Great Northwest, stretching across the Florida Panhandle.

The shoreline borders on the Gulf of Mexico offering a variety of year round water activities for all ages. Long considered a favorite vacation destination, the community’s redevelopment and regeneration has created an atmosphere appealing to new business ventures, industries and high-tech companies.

The availability of higher level jobs has ...

Secret Staging Tips

Secret Staging Tips

Secret Staging Tips Buyers Will Love

Do you want all the people who come to the open house to feel like your space is the right size for his or her family? Of course, you do.

Knowing the best ways to stage the most popular room for gathering and having long conversations can help you get top bids for your condo for sale.  

Center your seating area in the room

  Sofas and chairs do not have to sit along the wall. While ...

Hurricane Michael Homeowners Assistance

hurricane assistance for homeowners

Hurricane Assistance for Homeowners

Many families in Bay County Florida are trying to find their footing and get back to their lives after the recent onslaught of Hurricane Michael. As too many Americans have found in recent years, recovering from a natural disaster can be challenging for anyone and finding the right resources for assistance can at times be a daunting task for those still reeling emotional loss of home, property and, in some caves, much more.

Getting Help

Knowing how to access the assistance you need can make the recovery process faster and much less stressful. Here we have put together a quick list of Federal, State and Bay County resources to help you and your family find the assistance you...

Real Estate In Disaster Areas

How Real Estate In Disaster Areas Continues To Thrive

You may have been thinking of purchasing beach side property in a beautiful Gulf of Mexico setting. Panama City Beach is one such location.

However, recently destruction in nearby towns by Hurricane Michael is making you reconsider. Those who already own a home in the area seeiking hurricane assistance and are asking questions regarding the value of their home as well. Real estate is a major investment, and natural disasters bring up many questions.

Things Change

Both Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Florence in North Carolina are showing...

Tips for Homeowners After Hurricane Michael

tips after the storm for PCB homeowners

Tips for Panama City Beach Property Owners Following Hurricane Michael


Hurricane Michael is the most devastating storm to make landfall in the Panama City area of Florida in decades. Although residents of Panama City Beach are no strangers to hurricanes, this storm has had some devistating effects. In addition to the loss of life and obvious property damage, almost all of Panama City Beach’s water, sewer, electric and cell services took a major beating.  

Helpful Tips After the Storm

With the recent devistation, Panama City Beach homeowners and investors are looking for resources for repairs and flood cleanup. Besides homeowners insurance, there are a few other means of help that...

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.

...

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 is...

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 accessories...

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 by Owner...

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 were...

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 more...

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 group...

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 estate...

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 has put...

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

  • ...

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

 investing in condominiums

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 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

 

...

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 integrity...