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September 5th, 2013 10:14 PM
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$1,800.00
4492 Luke Ave.
Crystal Beach
Destin, FL 32541



Beds: 3 Rooms: 8
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1400
Garage: 0 Built: 1995
 

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$429,000.00
4471 Clipper Cove

Destin, FL 32541



Beds: 3 Rooms: 10
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 1958
Garage: 1 Built: 1996
 

Crystal Beach Home Destin, FL
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listing online to see more
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about this property or
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please feel free to call.

Steve Brown
BuyInDestin.com / Keller Williams Realty
8503764761
www.buyindestin.com



 
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December 9th, 2009 9:28 AM
Area beaches make Frommer’s top 12

By DUSTY RICKETTS Northwest Florida Daily News 315-4448 | dustyr@nwfdailynews.com



    Northwest Florida residents who want to visit one of the top tourist destinations in the world for 2010 need only to step outside.

    Frommer’s Travel Guide, one of the best-selling travel guides in the world with more than 75 million books sold, recently named the Florida Panhandle beaches as one of its top 12 travel destinations for next year.

    Other areas that made Frommer’s list are Tunisia in North Africa; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Melbourne, Australia. The only other American locale that made the list was Hawaii’s Big Island.

    “I think it’s great. Anytime you can get national recognition is a feather in your cap,” said Tracy Louthain, director of public relations for the Beaches of South Walton Tourist Development Council. “It really gets people to pay attention to you. I think the timing is good with the opening of the new airport in Panama City in 2010. There are a lot of reasons to focus on this region of the state right now.”

    Northwest Florida has been suggested for inclusion in the list of top destination choices in the past, but this was the first year it made the final cut, said David Lytle, editorial director of frommers.com.

    “It fit our list for the year,” Lytle said. “It’s an American destination; part of it is overlooked oftentimes; it’s got some economical choices. A family can still afford to take a vacation to the Florida Panhandle.

    “It’s a gorgeous part of the country,” he added. “People tend to think of Florida, and they either think of the theme parks or they think of southern Florida. We want to give another part of the state its due as well.”

    Frommer’s list of the top tourist destinations for next year will be seen by people from all over the world and will help draw new visitors to the area, said Darrel Jones, executive director of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council.

    “It’s a great thing for opening this area up to the world,” Jones said. “Advertising like this, you couldn’t pay for.”

    Both tourist organizations plan to use the recognition from Frommer’s in their upcoming publicity measures, including updating their Web sites to include information on the list.

    “With the economy, I think that’s important that people understand you can come to this area and have a great time, great vacation and not cost you






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February 26th, 2009 1:54 AM

Great Article from Local Mortgage Consultant, Leisa Hess on why now is the time to seize opportunities in the Real Estate Market.

Just as Warren Buffet says, "A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful." - See Below


Leisa Hess
Mortgage Consultant
Residential Loan Centers of America
(850) 654-1900 or 888-235-8122
lhess_4@hotmail.com
 

An Opportunity of a Lifetime

Warren Buffet says, "A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful." While Mr. Buffet was writing about buying stocks, the same can be said for housing today.

Housing issues have permeated the economy both locally and nationally. This week, one index that tracks housing prices, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, indicated home values fell the most since 1968, declining 18.5% in December from the year before.

Looked at from a different perspective, this means home prices have fallen to levels not seen in six to twelve years, depending on individual markets. Following the Case-Schiller report was the report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently. The NAR reported that home prices for the month of January fell by 14.8%.

The bright spot though in contrast was that the number of homes sold in December increased. Home buyers from coast-to-coast have been buying distressed properties at the rate of 45% of total sales.

Recognizing that now is the time to buy, everyone – from those looking to purchase their first home to seasoned real estate investors – is buying homes today. Bruce Norris, the head of an investment group in Southern California, expects to buy at least 100 homes this year as, "This is the buying opportunity of our lifetime."

Fundamentals Point to Strength
The basic fundamentals of the housing market point to higher prices ahead. Almost half of the properties being sold today are existing homes that are either owned by banks or homes on which banks are accepting short sales, allowing them to be sold for less than what is owed.

New homes or homes under construction are near all-time lows. The country's demographics point to more potential buyers coming into the housing market than projected inventory in coming years. This all points to higher prices on the horizon as demand will be greater than supply. This is supported by the fact that the inventory of unsold homes fell 2.7% in January.

Why Buy Now?
Three very important reasons to buy now are:

  • Interest rates are near all time lows;
  • Home prices have declined to levels not seen in years; and
  • Qualified first-time home buyers are now eligible for up to an $8,000 tax credit.

Lower Prices Don't Always Equate to Lower Payments
One final point to consider. Even if you believe that home prices will continue to decline, it's very difficult to believe that interest rates will remain at these low levels.

Did you know that even if home prices were to decline 10% but also during that time, interest rates available for home loans were to increase by 1.00%, your monthly principal and interest payment would actually be higher? It's true. So, if you are thinking of buying or the end of your lease is near, get busy and get in the game. To quote Mr. Buffet again, "If you wait for the robins, spring will be over."

Call me and we can discuss the best options for you today.

 


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