Selling Your Home

Bay County Real Estate Sales Improve

According to the Bay County Association of Realtors (BCAR), real estate sales have continued to improve in 2014, with a 16.4 percent increase in closed sales for the first quarter of 2014 while the second quarter showed a 6.8 percent increase. In June of 2014, closed sales were up 11.7 percent followed by a 25.5 percent increase in July. The average days on market for listings is down; another important indicator of the overall strength of the Panama City Beach real estate market.

If you are looking to sell your home or condo and have questions, feel free to contact us. And, if you would like to find the estimated value of your Panama City Beach home or condo, click here for a Competative Market Analysis (CMA).

Tips to Save Energy and Add Value

When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.

1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.

If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset. 

2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.

And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges. 

3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Flourescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.