Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Just sold! Two condos in Palm Court Yacht Club - Unit 208 and another unit (to be named upon closing) on the penthouse level at 321 Bream Ave, Okaloosa Island, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida!Palm Court Yacht Club is a little known waterfront condo complex on Okaloosa Island. To get there, you must drive by the quintessential older buildings on Bluefish Dr. and Barracuda Ave. Prepare to be surprised when you see the more modern Palm Court Yacht Club at the end of the street at 321 Bream Ave., directly on the Santa Rosa Sound.  I didn’t even know it was there, and neither did my clients, long time residents of Fort Walton Beach.My buyers purchased two units in this complex, which is a prize catch! All the condos in Palm Court Yacht Club have boat slips. They are of various sizes and locati...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Sometimes it’s good to pre-scout what properties you are showing buyers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  I recently sold a Palm Court Yacht Club condo on Okaloosa Island, but I hadn’t seen it yet. The buyers, long time clients of mine, knew of the building and when a tempting listing came on the market, they made an offer based on the photos. It got accepted and is now “pending”. Since they are coming into town, they wanted to see the unit in person, and I’d never been there. I’ve sold a lot of condos and houses on Okaloosa Island, but not in this complex. So, I decided to take a look to get the lay of the land and be prepared for my buyers when I actually showed them. As I approached the Palm Court Yacht Club complex, I noticed was there were two ways to enter.  One was up a very high r...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Fort Walton Beach FloridaIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which sav...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
713 Overbrook Dr Fort Walton Beach FL VA REO now sold   844956  – Residential  Detached Single Family – Sold      $289,000   Office File #: 49524 Address: 713 Overbrook Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 – Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1205 – Overbrook/Pinedale Project Name/Subdivision: OVERBROOK Zoning: Resid Single Family Parcel ID: 10-2S-24-3030-000A-0140 Elementary School: Wright Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 2,650 Price/SqFt: $109.06 Bedrooms: 4 Total Baths: 3 Full Baths: 3 Half Baths:   Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1976         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: No Pool Type: None   Directions: From Beal Parkway, turn left onto Manring, be...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
We just sold another house on Okaloosa Island!763 Sailfish Dr., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 just sold! This delightful, remodeled home had two quick offers and went under contract the day after listing!  And why not? Extensively updated, this classic beach house had all the important upgrades done. There was a new kitchen with granite counters, new cabinets, appliances, completely updated bathrooms, new light fixtures, hardware, faucets, switch plates. There was all new copper wiring, new porcelain wood-look floors, new closet organizers. The covered outdoor space on this Okaloosa Island home included a huge patio 33 feet long, plus covered front porch, 24 feet long, and rear patio. There was a new storage shed.  The fun outdoors also had a private courtyard with s...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
840690  - Residential  Detached Single Family - Sold       $181,000   Office File #: 48980 Address: 319 NW Sikes Circle, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1203 - West Fort Walton Beach Project Name/Subdivision: VICTORIA GARDENS Zoning: Resid Single Family Parcel ID: 15-2S-24-259C-000C-0130 Elementary School: Edwins Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,485 Price/SqFt: $121.89 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths:   Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1974         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: Yes Pool Type: Private Directions: North on Memorial pkwy, turn left (WEST) onto Victoria, left to Sikes Cir.  Legal Desc...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Have you ever heard the word Forbearance?Forbearance is when your mortgage servicer or lender allows you to temporarily pay your mortgage at a lower payment or pause paying your mortgage.  You are not off the hook for the payment you will have to repay any missed payments, the payment reduction or the paused payments back later. Mortgage forbearance can last one month, a few months or even up to 12 months, depending on your situation, your mortgage and what your lender allows.Can having a Forbearance hurt your credit?Here is the short answer.  A lender can report a forbearance to the credit companies, but typically it will agree not to report any missed payments as long as you follow the terms you agreed to with the lender. The forbearance shouldn't affect your credit score and would ce...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
824704  - Residential  Detached Single Family - Sold       $127,300   Office File #: 48633 Address: 322 Friar Tuck Road, Mary Esther, FL 32569 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1212 - Mary Esther/West of Hurlburt Project Name/Subdivision: Seashore Village Zoning: Resid Single Family Parcel ID: 15-2S-25-0000-0027-0000 Elementary School: Florosa Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,132 Price/SqFt: $112.46 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths:   Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1964         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: No Pool Type: None Directions: Hwy 98 West pass Fire Station to 2nd Skylark Rd, turn right. At the stop sign, turn right...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
806421 - Residential  Detached Single Family - Sold       $190,000   Office File #:   Address: 190 NW Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1203 - West Fort Walton Beach Project Name/Subdivision: BAYOU S/D Zoning: Resid Single Family Parcel ID: 11-2S-24-0110-0007-013A Elementary School: Edwins Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,845 Price/SqFt: $102.98 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 0 Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1952         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: No Pool Type: None Directions: HOME IS LOCATED ON BEAL PKWY BETWEEN YACHT CLUB AND MARY ESTHER CUT-OFF. CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY FOR EASY AC...
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840690 - Residential  Detached Single Family - Active       $175,000   Office File #: 48980 Address: 319 NW Sikes Circle, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1203 - West Fort Walton Beach Project Name/Subdivision: VICTORIA GARDENS Zoning: Resid Single Family Parcel ID: 15-2S-24-259C-000C-0130 Elementary School: Edwins Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,485 Price/SqFt: $117.85 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths:   Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1974         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: Yes Pool Type: Private Directions: North on Memorial pkwy, turn left (WEST) onto Victoria, left to Sikes Cir.  Legal Des...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
          I know this is a late post but better late than never. This is some pictures of the Okaloosa Democarts Holiday Party.Held at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Fort Walton Beach location Sunday Dec 8th, 2019.There were games that were held to find the most people with certain items, to get to know each other, after the get to know each other, there was a DJ and dance floor.I met a few memebers of the LGBTQ Caucus at the Holiday party showing support as well for Democrats of Okaloosa county. This is a nice location for the event, this is close to the Gulf Island National Seashore.     
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
832961  - Residential  Detached Single Family - Sold       $180,510   Office File #: 49209 Address: 715 Revere Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1206 - Ocean City Project Name/Subdivision: COLONY ESTATES 3RD ADDN Zoning: Resid Single Family Parcel ID: 02-2S-24-0502-000H-0340 Elementary School: Edwins Middle School: Pryor High School: Choctawhatchee Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,722 Price/SqFt: $104.83 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 0 Design: Country # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1966         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: No Pool Type: None Directions: From Beal Pkwy, turn onto Lewis St which turns into Mayflower. Continue about a mile and turn right...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
826459 - Residential  Attached Single Unit - Sold       $90,000   Office File #: 48772 Address: 413 NW Odin Lane C, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1203 - West Fort Walton Beach Project Name/Subdivision: CANTERBURY WOODS Zoning: Resid Multi-Family Parcel ID: 15-2S-24-0322-000B-0110 Elementary School: Edwins Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,050 Price/SqFt: $85.71 Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths:   Design: Townhome # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1985         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: No Pool Type: None Directions: Off Hollywood turn right on viking to end to Odin  Legal Description: CANTERBURY WOODS LOT 11 ...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
601 Pelican Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida is an enchanting Okaloosa Island home abutting dedicated Sound access and yards away from the Gulf of Mexico beach. The 100 foot wide accessway borders the rear of the property.   This fabulous private compound on .38 acres has substantial outdoor areas, mature plantings, garden spaces, patios, covered and enclosed porches and an in-ground pool.  A mere 300 feet to the public beach directly across the street and 450 feet to Santa Rosa Sound, this home puts island benefits within reach, yet offers a feeling of sanctuary with its secluded courtyard.  Consider remodeling this 1976 continually maintained home and add a second floor for gulf and sound views. Extra spaces include large workshop/storage room adjacent to finished lavatory off garage...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
You've probably heard that phrase more than once.  A contingency is like having a "what if scenario": What if I made an offer and my other house doesn't sell, I can't afford 2 mortgage payments?  What if the house doesn't appraise for the contract price? What if I find out there is a leak in the foundation after I've already signed the contract?  What if the interest rate goes higher than I can afford Don't panic...That's what a contingency is for.  It is a clause in the contract that says if for example You find out the house is really a money pit during your home inspection, you can walk away from that contract and not lose any earnest money you may have put down on that contract.  The contingency is an insurance policy of sorts that protects you for the just in case you are most conc...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This Elliotts Point home at 118 Ferry Rd., NE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida was approved as a VA Compromise Short Sale. This was not an easy property to sell, even though the short sale approval was easy! The home had multiple active roof leaks and and the roof was covered with tarp and sand bags. The roof design was itself defective. There was aluminum and cloth-covered wiring.  The costs to repair the roof and electrical system were about $16,000.  The home needed other repairs. The only straightforward way to ensure a buyer could close after short sale approval, was to get a cash buyer.  Sure, there are mortgages available for homes that need repair, such as FHA 203K, but they are complex and closing is not guaranteed, especially with a fast time line and closing requirement after shor...
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By Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY, BRIX REALTY -DESTIN
(Miramar Beach, Florida )
Condos for Sale on Okaloosa Island, The Seacrest, Fort Walton Beach, Fl. Seacrest CondoWhy Do People Buy  here? Location, Location, Location ANDThe Beach.  Seacrest is in a great location with a large beach right behind the complex on the beach and access to much more just a short walk to the west.  Basically at the end of Okaloosa Island, it has the wide open government beaches to the west with just a little caution.   Looking for a Condo on Okaloosa Island?  Okaloosa Island has a variety of complexes available, What are your top issues when you stay on the beach?  Do you like a fitness facility, an in house cafe?  pool complex?  They are all available if that is what you really want.   What's Going on Nearby The Seacrest Neighborhood?  Smaller complex next to a great beach, at the end...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
809914  - Residential  Condominium - Sold       $42,000   Office File #: 47242 Address: 405 Marshall Court 1, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1203 - West Fort Walton Beach Project Name/Subdivision: SPANISH VILLAS CONDO Zoning:   Parcel ID:     15-2S-24-187A-0405-0010 Elementary School: Edwins Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,000 Price/SqFt: $42.00 Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths:   Design: N/A # Stories: 1     Units Above Ground: 2 Stories in Building: 2 Stories In Unit: 1 Year Built: 1974         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: No Pool Type: None Directions: From Hwy 98 turn onto Mary Esther Blvd go right on Wright Park...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
810647 Full Agent Report - Residential  Detached Single Family - Sold       $187,000   Office File #: 47243 Address: 746 Overbrook Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1205 - Overbrook/Pinedale Project Name/Subdivision: OVERBROOK Zoning: Resid Single Family Parcel ID:     09-2S-24-3031-000A-0040 Elementary School: Wright Middle School: Bruner High School: Fort Walton Beach Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,663 Price/SqFt: $112.45 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths:   Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1986         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: Yes Pool Type: Private Directions: FROM BEAL PARKWAY, GO WEST AT TO MANRING DR. AT THE ''T'' TURN LEFT ON OVERB...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
The prize waterfront lot of Elliott Point at 338 Brooks Street, Fort Walton Beach, Florida has become available for purchase. Own this rare 1.56 acre deep water piece to build the ultimate estate in this coveted, established Fort Walton Beach neighborhood. The professionally landscaped manor-like yard with full privacy hedge has a meandering 360′ pier to the waterway and a 125′ dock. The deep, deep water off Santa Rosa Sound and Choctawhatchee Bay is suitable to berth a 50′-60′ vessel. There is a possibility to split the lot into four to six parcels, or consider subdividing off one or two lots to sell while building a superlative waterfront residence. There is a seawall and two boat lifts. This remarkable lot on the Sound, Bay and intercoastal is the consummate setting to create an uneq...
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