Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
In just under 60 years, the population of Fort Walton Beach, Florida has swelled from 90 to 175,000, enjoying growth in many quarters. Undiscovered by tourists for years, Fort Walton Beach is home to small and large businesses, beautifully kept residential communities, sophisticated condiminiums, an energetic and clean light industrial park, and a plethora of recreational activities. A large auditorium, city council offices, library compound, and beautiful parks grace the city. Fort Walton Beach has a large number of upscale restaurants and entertainment venues. The education system, one of the best in Florida, provides education from kidergarten all the way to graduate studies. Fort Walton Beach has a vibrant spiritual presence, plus many clubs and civic groups. Located on the Emerald ...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
Detached Single Family . MLS#: 515546 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $235,000 Status: Active ApproxSF: 1,832 BG:0 Address: 678 RANDALL ROBERTS RD $/Sqft: $128.27   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 3 Zip: 32547 Baths Full/Half: 2/0 County: OKALOOSA Stories: 1 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 2000 SubArea: 05 OVERBROOK/PINEDALE OccStat: Occupied Subdiv: EMERALD VILLAGE S/D ImmOcc? N ParcelID: 09-2S-24-1222 ConstrStat: ConstrCmplt ElemSch: NEW HEIGHTS Middle: BRUNER High: FORT WALTON BEACH Dir: Go down Martin Luther King Boulevard. Turn left by the Tom Thumb Food Store just before getting to Freedom Way (back gate of Hurlburt). Take a right onto Randall Roberts Road. Follow around the curve until you get to 678. There is a white bench in the front yard. Back up to wooded area. Legal: Eme...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
Detached Single Family . MLS#: 514510 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $175,000 Status: Active ApproxSF: 1,274 BG: Address: 1010 HIGH GROVE CT $/Sqft: $137.36   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 3 Zip: 32547 Baths Full/Half: 2/ County: OKALOOSA Stories: 1 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 1995 SubArea: 07 WRIGHT OccStat: Occupied Subdiv: HIGH GROVE PLANTATION ImmOcc?   ParcelID: 03-2S-24-1220-0000-0160 ConstrStat: ConstrCmplt ElemSch: WRIGHT Middle: PRYOR High: CHOCTAWHATCHEE Dir: From Beal Parkway to Carmel, west on Carmel turn right on Hart continue around curve to Vickie Leigh turn left on High Grove Ct. Legal: HIGH GROVE PLANTATION LOT 16 Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in nice neighborhood. Inside you will find new paint, new light fixtures, and new hardware on all the doors. The guest b...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
Detached Single Family . MLS#: 513541 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $169,000 Status: Active ApproxSF: 1,408 BG: Address: 206 WATSON DR $/Sqft: $120.02   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 3 Zip: 32548 Baths Full/Half: 2/ County: OKALOOSA Stories: 1 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 1956 SubArea: 03 WEST FORT WALTON BEACH OccStat: Occupied Subdiv: VESTA HEIGHTS ImmOcc? N ParcelID: 11-2S-24-258A-0004-0070 ConstrStat: ConstrCmplt ElemSch: EDWINS Middle: BRUNER High: FORT WALTON BEACH Dir: From Beal Parkway, go west on Memorial; Then left on Watson, house will be on the right. Coming from Hwy 98, go north on Memorial. Turn right on Watson; house will be on the right. Legal: Vesta Heights Add Lot 7 Blk 4 THIS GREAT HOUSE HAS BEEN RENOVATED WITH GOOD TASTE AND CARE. THE HARDWOOD FLOORS HAVE B...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
Detached Single Family . MLS#: 509960 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $145,000 Status: Active ApproxSF: 1,264 BG: Address: 1151 PATRIOT CT $/Sqft: $114.71   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 3 Zip: 32547 Baths Full/Half: 2/1 County: OKALOOSA Stories: 2 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 1994 SubArea: 07 WRIGHT OccStat: Occupied Subdiv: HERITAGE ImmOcc? N ParcelID: 33-1S-24-113B-0000-0080 ConstrStat: ConstrCmplt ElemSch: KENWOOD Middle: PRYOR High: CHOCTAWHATCHEE Dir: West on Green Acres Rd, Right on Green Acres Blvd then Right on Schneider Dr. 1st Right(immediate)is Patriot Ct. 1st House on Left. Legal: Heritage PH II Lot 8 This is a nice 3BR/2.5BA home on a corner lot on a cul-de-sac. The square footage feels larger with a roomy eat-in kitchen and a large living area. The 3 bedrooms are ...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
Detached Single Family . MLS#: 512071 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $124,900 Status: Active ApproxSF: 1,060 BG: Address: 329 DAVENPORT RD $/Sqft: $117.83   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 3 Zip: 32547 Baths Full/Half: 2/ County: OKALOOSA Stories: 1 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 1987 SubArea: 06 OCEAN CITY OccStat: Vacant Subdiv: TAYLOR OAKS ImmOcc? Y ParcelID: 01-2S-24-2495-0000-0030 ConstrStat: ConstrCmplt ElemSch: OCEAN CITY Middle: MEIGS High: CHOCTAWHATCHEE Dir: From Eglin Pkwy, go west on South Ave, right on Taylor Cir(by coin laundry), right on Davenport, first house on left side, corner house Legal: TAYLOR OAKS LOT 3 Great starter home or rental property. Corner property right in the heart of Ft Walton Beach. Updated throughout the house, with new carpets in the bedrooms,n...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
Detached Single Family . MLS#: 509779 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $124,500 Status: Active ApproxSF: 1,155 BG: Address: 1313 EDENFIELD DR $/Sqft: $107.79   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 3 Zip: 32547 Baths Full/Half: 2/ County: OKALOOSA Stories: 1 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 1981 SubArea: 07 WRIGHT OccStat: Vacant Subdiv: PINE MEADOWS ImmOcc? Y ParcelID: 33-1S-24-2062-000C-0200 ConstrStat: ConstrCmplt ElemSch: KENWOOD Middle: PRYOR High: CHOCTAWHATCHEE Dir: From green Acres Rd., travel North on Freen Acres Blvd. Take 1st left on Meadow Lane, then follow as it curves, then right on same Meadow Ln. Right on 5th right turn which is Edenfield Dr. House on the right. Legal: PINE MEADOWS ADD #2 LOT 20 BLOCK C Come see this 3BR/2BA home with new paint & wainscoting. This home is upd...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
While the housing market is going through a period of correction, the news media would have you believe the sky is falling.  While great for generating news bites, the fact is, if you follow the timeline of property values over the past few years, you will notice a modest increase in property values somewhere around 6 percent.  When the housing market spiked in 2005-2006, it wasn't possible for the market to sustain that type of spike at those prices. Basically people were buying their future equity in the home, and thereby leaving it unable to gain additional equity.  The result is a market correction.  While I don't mean to over-simplify, I'm not trying to write a dissertation either. So if you followed the timeline from 2000 on, you may find that we are right about where we should b...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
University prepares for an influx thanks to GI Bill.   If you serve or served in the military, the University of West Florida wants to serve you. UWF has ramped up its efforts to make education accessible to veterans and active-duty military in Northwest Florida.  UWF is preparing for a possible influx of veteran students related to changes extending the benefits of the Montgomery GI Bill and the return of soldiers from Iraq. The school is preparing for a significant increase in active-military students in the next few years as a result of the relocation of the Army's 7th Special Forces Group from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to a new facility north of Eglin Air Force Base. The complex is slated for completion in Sept. 2011 and will bring more than 6,000 military members and civilians as...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
From a population of 90 in 1940 to over 175,000 in 2002, the Greater Fort Walton Beach area has enjoyed growth in many areas. Undiscovered for many years, the area abounds with both large and small businesses, beautiful residential neighborhoods, sophisticated condominium complexes, an active industrial park engaged in light, clean industry, and many opportunities for outdoor sports and activities. A civic auditorium, council chambers, library complex, and attractive parks give the city its core of activity. Fort Walton Beach has an unusual number of fine restaurants and entertainment facilities. A top rated educational system provides students with the opportunity of a kindergarten through graduate school education. The city has many churches of every denomination as well as numerous c...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Gear up for new HUD-1 Settlement Statements and GFEs. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finalized its new rulings on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Acts (RESPA). What does RESPA reform mean to you?Whether you help consumers find, purchase, finance or close the sale on a home, you can expect some significant changes in process and paperwork. The reforms include two new forms: a firmer Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and a new HUD-1 Settlement Statement. New rulings go into effect January 1, 2010. New forms, more disclosure-HUD’s goal was to make it easier for borrowers to shop and compare prices among loan originators. Today, many borrowers must first pay a fee to the loan originator before they are allowed to see estimated settlement costs on the GFE – and actual se...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
According to a recent national survey, Real Estate professionals are seeing younger retirees (ages 60 and under) looking to purchase homes. Furthermore, sales associates and brokers surveyed believe market and economic conditions may cause an increase in demand for retiree homes in their areas throughout the next year. Over the past couple of years, since home prices have declined significantly in what is known as markets with traditional appeal to retirees, such as Florida, Arizona or Texas. Younger retirees are taking advantage of these more affordable prices and turning the economic downturn into an opportunity. While the survey indicates that this is emerging trend across the country, driving factors seem to vary regionally.  For example, Coldwell Banker real estate professionals i...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Governor Crist signed SB 2860 requiring that beginning in 2010 houses insured by Citizens Property Insurance for more than $500,000 in the wind borne debris region MUST disclose the home's windstorm rating at the real estate closing.  This means these homeowners HAVE to complete the windstorm mitigation inspection prior to selling their homes.And... Starting in 2011, ALL homes in windborne debris regions (ALL VALUES and ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS) MUST disclose this rating at closing. http://www.weaverprecast.com/florida/downloads/wind-borne_debris_region_map.pdf In the map link below, scroll over or click the approximate location of your house. This will display the appropriate wind speed, terrain, and click here to view windborne debris region for your area. http://www.floridadisaster.org...
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By Kelly Klein, "Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Pen Fed Realty)
Yesterday I attended a rally in support of the new F35's coming to our area in Okaloosa County.  I signed the billboard that will be placed in Okaloosa County.  Not that anyone will see my signature, but to show support of our military families coming into the area.  This will be a great boost to our economy here.  I took some photos while there.  Enjoy them. That is me on the right.  The billboard is behind me. The high school band played some old time favorites.  The drummer was excellent!  Way to go! Chris Hughes Supporter.  Okaloosa County Tax Collector Chris Hughes Friends of mine that I spotted at the Rally.  Also, Realtors in the area.  Cerenna and Donna Why we fight for our Freedom !  I Pledge Alligence to the Flag of the United States of America Call Kelly Klein, Destin Real Es...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
COLDWELL BANKER AGAIN LEADS REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY NOW WITH INNOVATIVE USE OF MICROSOFT SURFACE TO ENHANCE THE HOME SEARCH EXPERIENCE        Dynamic, Interactive Interface Allows for ‘Hands-On' Engagement in All Aspects of Home Search Process     SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, - March 3, 2009 - Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today announced the launch of their customized real estate application developed for Microsoft SurfaceTM, unveiled at the Coldwell Banker® International Business Conference being held this week in San Antonio, Texas. It's new Microsoft Surface home search application allows users to interact with home listings, mapping and other www.coldwellbanker.com features in a way that is familiar, by using simple hand gestures. Similar to the intuitive technology featured in the futuristi...
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By Coldwell Banker, United Realtors FWB
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors Fort Walton Beach)
In 2009, Coldwell Banker will drive traffic to coldwellbanker.com through the use of online advertising on mass reach sites, advertising networks, content sites and search engine marketing efforts. Mass Reach SitesBanner advertising on will run on the following mass reach sites: msn:        March - June; Aug.  - Oct. Yahoo!:            April  AOL:             March Behavioral targeting on these sites will drive qualified traffic by serving Coldwell Banker ads to users who have shown interest in real estate within the last 48 hours.In addition, through a direct response effort on MSN, our display ads will appear throughout the entire msn network on a cost per click basisContent Sites & Ad NetworksPreviously, we identified several, key life triggers that signal our target audience is prep...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
  Going thru Fort Walton Beach area uptown station today on the way to a BPO I  took a few pictures of some of the new construction in the area there are signs up for lease spaces available and many commercial spaces growing in this area I have also noticed other building signs for coming soon poping up around the area too.      
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
COLDWELL BANKER AGAIN IS LEADING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY NOW WITH INNOVATIVE USE OF MICROSOFT SURFACE TO ENHANCE THE HOME SEARCH EXPERIENCE   (If you aren't familiar with Microsoft Surface, I've included a sample video of how it works for you.)  http://www.microsoft.com/SURFACE/videos.html#gid=demos&vid=d2    Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today announced the launch of their customized real estate application developed for Microsoft Surface™, unveiled at the Coldwell Banker® International Business Conference being held this week in San Antonio, Texas. It’s new Microsoft Surface home search application allows users to interact with home listings, mapping and other www.coldwellbanker.com features in a way that is familiar, by using simple hand gestures. Similar to the intuitive technolo...
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By Jim Whatley
(Uber Realty)
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