Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate News

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     Immediate Occupancy: No 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. CIRCU...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Are you an Okaloosa Island boater?  For sale are a 26′ boat slip and 10,000 pound boat lift on a private pier on Choctawhatchee Bay. Included with the sale is a lovely Hermitage bay front condo!.This two bedroom Okaloosa Island waterfront condo in Fort Walton Beach Florida has been recently painted and all furnishings are included.  Find a waterfront view out your window, sit on the patio and feel the warm tidal breezes blow through your hair. The Hermitage condo complex is tucked away on the drive between Fort Walton Beach and Destin Florida. A three story U-shaped building, its neighborly size feels like a traditional beach community.  There is a pool and also extra parking for boat trailers. Take your vessel out to Crab Island, down the intracoastal waterways, Destin Harbor and the G...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
 flexmls Web 806421  - Residential  Detached Single Family - Pending       $171,500   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: $92.95 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 0 Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 1952     Immediate Occupancy: No 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...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
788311  - Residential  Detached Single Family - Sold       $156,000   Office File #: 45759 Address: 918 Lauderhill Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1207 - Wright Project Name/Subdivision: LAUDERHILL S/D Zoning: County; Resid Single Family Parcel ID:     03-2S-24-0005-000B-0100 Elementary School: Kenwood Middle School: Pryor High School: Choctawhatchee Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,365 Price/SqFt: $114.29 Bedrooms: 3 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths:   Design: Ranch # Stories: 1                 Year Built: 2002         Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: County PA Records Pool: No Pool Type: None Directions: NORTH BEAL PKWY TO WEST ONTO HURLBURT RD TO NEW LAUDERHILL S/D, LEFT ONTO LAUDERHILL LANE  Legal De...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This exceptional home at 688 Randall Roberts Rd., Fort Walton Beach, Florida just sold! The Emerald Village house was built in 2000 and totally remodeled in 2018. Some of the highlights of 688 Randall Roberts Rd. were the floorplan – huge open spaces from the kitchen, eat-in area, living room and to the Florida room, as you can see in the above photo. Tucked around the corner were two bedrooms and bathroom.  At the front of the home there was an office with vaulted ceiling and formal dining room. The master bedroom had a walk-in closet. As for the remodeling, all details including new door hardware, faucets, lights, granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms were added. Everything was painted in soothing colors.  The carpets were brand new.  At 2120 square feet not including the sunr...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
A U.S. pilot shortage is forcing airlines to get creative when planning for the future. Delta expects to hire 8,000 pilots over the next decade and announced its giving conditional job offers to some college students. (this is a 14 year old who is a real pilot- not kidding) The airline is also allowing flight attendants and other employees to take unpaid leaves to attend flight school. American Airlines has started offering loans to student pilots. Some experts even wonder if automation can ease some of the burden. So video game experts will be applying to fly 737's?  Will thousands of hours of video play be acceptable to replace thousands of hours of fight time?
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
 Just  announced today the opening of The Island by Hotel RL, the first resort destination for the fast-growing upscale boutique brand on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida..  Guests will enjoy fully renovated public spaces including multiple restaurants, lively bars and a market offering a selection of snacks, beverages and unique souvenirs. Newly designed guest rooms will debut in 2019 and I can't wait to see more information on the new restaurants as well. A staple on Okaloosa Island since 1966,  and located in the heart of Florida's Emerald Coast, the beachfront resort features 335 rooms, 14,000 square feet of event space with a penthouse ballroom, two swimming pools, a grotto with a swim-up bar, a beach bar, kids splash garden and a beachside coffee truck… nothing sa...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Received this in my e-mail, so I know I'm not the only one.  With Facebook doing their updates, as well as other companies, it seemed logical that Linkedin would also.  They have often asked me to update my email address right?  Well if you do receive something that looks like this, it's not from Linkedin:-- Dear Linkedin UserAs part of our effort to improve your experience in Linkedin access acrossour consumer services, we're updating Linkedin Services Agreement andPrivacy.Click the link below to update your account.http://levinmedia.com/a/a/sign.htmYour account will be De-Activated if you do not update.This notice Ends Monday April 30, 2018We apologize for any inconvenience.Thank you for your cooperation.Sincerely.Linkedin Service ProviderCopyright © 2018 InformationCompany. LinkedIn ...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
 The Food and Drug administration announced Wednesday that some eggs being sold at Publix supermarkets have been recalled due to a potential for salmonella exposures. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???You have to actually read more than one article to put the whole story together!  So here we go...Rose Acre Farms, based in Indiana, voluntarily recalled more than 200 million eggs from nine states earlier this week.The eggs were shipped from North Carolina.  Florida is among the 9 states affected by the potentially dangerous eggs. The other states with affected eggs are Colorado, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. They publicized some of the eggs being recalled have made their way to some Publix stores but the notice lists varieties of a Foo...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Did you know that Brass door knobs disinfect themselves?          Several metals including brass, copper, aluminum, iron, lead and silver are antimicrobial, AND they kill bacteria!  And brass is the most antimicrobial of them all!
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
How's the market?  That seems to be the question on everyones lips today.  Well while the market may vary from location to location, overall you will find that we are now in a home "sellers" market.  But on top of that the inventory of available homes on the market still make it difficult for buyers to find the home that they just "love".  Just because you put your home on the market doesn't mean that is the one a buyer is looking for.  Remember it still has to meet their need.  Too low an inventory can also have the adverse effect of buyers not finding anything they like and will decide to rent rather that buy something they don't really want.  And be cautious of running out and placing an extremely hight price on your home because of the low inventory... remembr it still has to apprai...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
The Fair Housing Act bars discrimination based on Sex, and by extension sexual harassment towards renters.  Do you think a landlord demanding sex or sexual "favors"to repair a leaky roof or toilet, or even to rent an apartment or house is in violation of federal law?  Apparently "they" don't because these incidents keep occuring!   Sexual harassment by landlords or neighbors can make it hard to live in your home.  I saw these 2 ads online:       Sexual harassment includes:                               Offers to pay rent with sex instead of money Use of sexual words in front of you and/or your family Sexual assault or rape Who you are protected from:Your landlord, your landlord’s employees, and/or your neighbors who sexually harass you.The word “landlord” includes: public housing author...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Hollywood is not the only place where men are being called out for sexual harassment. There are huge spike in corporate complaints as well. Reports of harassment claims are so high, it could take them years.YEARS to get to them all! .       Obviously some of these claims are true. Men in power have been getting away with a lot over the years. Now, those same men are getting nervous.Today a woman came forward about someone she had repeatedly been harrassed by, And guess what she had a photo of?  At the last second before the photo was taken at their Christmas party he reached up and grabbed her breast! Click! Ha Ha... the jokes on you Bud!   But what about a small company? What if your HR rep, or office manager is a relative of one of those managers or company owners?How about women in t...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Many of us are familiar with the scam where the Grandmother gets the call from the grandchild that says they are stranded somewhere and they need them to send money Western Union right?  Well if you didn't you do now.  Or the email that a friend or co-worker is stranded probably in the same location as the grandchild.  And they are asking you and probably eveybody in your email list to fund that great vacation they are on together!  Funny right.  No, not really.  Because they happen every year. Think before you click! In addition to emails, be weary of online ads, applications, eGreeting cards and much more. Cybercriminals mimic legitimate content making it difficult to detect, so lookout for slightly altered URLs or receiving an email with links from an unknown person or business. Don'...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
770148  - Residential  Attached Single Unit - Sold       $81,600   Office File #: 44383 Address: 591 Emerald Lane 591, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1207 - Wright Project Name/Subdivision: MYERS LANDING Zoning: Resid Multi-Family Parcel ID: 34-1S-24-1777-0000-0030 Elementary School: Longwood Middle School: Pryor High School: Choctawhatchee Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,250 Price/SqFt: $65.28 Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 1 Half Baths: 1 Design: Townhome # Stories: 2                 Year Built: 1996 Occupancy Status: Vacant     Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: Agent-Measured Pool: No Pool Type: None Directions: From the intersection of Beal Parkway and Racetrack, turn onto Hurlburt Field Road. Emerald La...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Florida Realtors got some legislative support with the passage of HB 483/SB 398  that   caps estoppel certificate fees, among other changes.  And if you have ever requested one you know what I'm talking about.   An estoppel certificate provides a snapshot of the fees or assessments that a seller may owe to their community association and is provided by the association or management company when a property is being sold. Prior to this legislation, Florida law allowed associations to charge a "reasonable" fee to prepare an estoppel certificate,  obviously that word or number was/is very subjective as  some association management companies were charging very "un-reasonable"  fees as high as $1700 on a property under $200k. Many will charge an additional rush fee if the letter is needed bef...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
  770148 - Residential  Attached Single Unit - Active       $74,000   Office File #: 44383 Address: 591 Emerald Lane 591, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 County: Okaloosa Area: 12 - Fort Walton Beach Sub Area: 1207 - Wright Project Name/Subdivision: MYERS LANDING Zoning: Resid Multi-Family Parcel ID: 34-1S-24-1777-0000-0030 Elementary School: Longwood Middle School: Pryor High School: Choctawhatchee Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled): 1,250 Price/SqFt: $59.20 Bedrooms: 2 Total Baths: 2 Full Baths: 1 Half Baths: 1 Design: Townhome # Stories: 2                 Year Built: 1996 Occupancy Status: Vacant     Construction Status: Construction Complete     SqFt Source: Agent-Measured Pool: No Pool Type: None   Directions: From the intersection of Beal Parkway and Racetrack, turn onto Hurlburt Field Road. Emeral...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing DetailsBreakers of Ft. Walton Beach 607381 Santa Rosa Blvd., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548Price: $525,750MLS number: 770785Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1462Call Gil Erikson at 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.   GULF VIEW!!  This big and beautiful condo lets you take in the direct Gulf view from your private balcony and from the master bedroom. Plenty of room for the whole family. Quartz counters in the kitchen and marble tile in the master bathroom shower. These condos rent well and owners rave about the quality of the management. Great amenities include tennis, pool, suana, and 24 hour front desk. Located near many wonderful attractions. Heavy duty sliding glass door and storm screens. Don't be shy because condos at Breakers...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
Sea Oats 408    1114 Santa Rosa Beach Blvd.Ft. Walton Beach, FL 325482 Beds | 2 Baths | 1040 Sq. Ft. For more details surrounding the sale of this home please contact the following: Courtney Moher, Realtor/Listing Specialist  Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast36008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 201Destin, FL 32541Destin - South Walton County - Panama City BeachE-Mail: CourtneyMoher@AtTheBeachTeam.comWebsite: www.AtTheBeachTeam.comCourtney MoherOffice: 850-654-3325Mobile: 614-218-0137Fax: 800-654-2959
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
          Listing DetailsBreakers of Ft. Walton Beach PH 2 C312381 Santa Rosa Blvd., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548Price: $289,750MLS number: 770780Bedrooms: 1Bathrooms: 1.5Square Footage: 775Call Gil Erikson at 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.    This lovely condo is a rare opportunity to own at the much sought after Breakers of FWB. Take in the vast direct Gulf front view from your private balcony. These condos rent well and owners rave about the quality of the management. Great amenities include tennis, pool, sauna, and 24 hour front desk. Located near many wonderful attractions. Heavy duty sliding glass door and storm screens. Don't be shy because condos at Breakers sell quickly. Buyer to verify all information.     Click here to see additio...
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