Fort Walton Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
MLS#: 591184 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $84,000 Status: Sold ApproxSF: 1,096 BG:0 Address: 1103 GREENTREE CT $/Sqft: $76.65   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 3 Zip: 32547 Baths Full/Half: 2/0 County: OKALOOSA Stories: 1 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 1983 SubArea: 07 WRIGHT OccStat: Vacant Subdiv: PINE MEADOWS ImmOcc?   ParcelID: 33-1S-24-2060-000B-0510 ConstrStat: Construction Complete ElemSch: KENWOOD Middle: PRYOR High: CHOCTAWHATCHEE Dir: GREENACRES BLVD TO MEADOW LANE...AT STOP SIGN TURN RIGHT TO GREENTREE COURT (3RD ST)...TURN RIGHT...HOUSE ON RIGHT... Legal: PINE MEADOWS LOT 51 BLK B CUSTOM BUILT FP AND SUNKEN GREAT ROOM HIGHLIGHTS THE COZY ATMOSPHERE OF THIS GREAT STARTER HOME IN POPULAR PINE MEADOWS..BAYWINDOW IN DINING ROOM..OAK KITCHEN CABINETS WITH BUILT-IN MICROWAV...
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By Kelly Klein, "Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Pen Fed Realty)
You want me to meet you at a vacant home with a lockbox on it in a bad part of town and I don't know who you are and you at first tell me you are a cash buyer.  So I ask to see Proof of Cash Funds in the way of a letter on your bank's letterhead or financial advisor's letterhead.  Oh you can't do that?  Oh, I see you are pre-approved and not really a cash buyer.  Okay, then I ask you to show me a copy of your preapproval letter.  You won't do that until you make an offer on a home.  Really, like I want to go to a vacant home and meet with you when you won't even do me the courtesy of showing me that you can afford to buy the property.  No thanks, NEXT.   Proceeds of sales go to http://www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
MLS#: 591189 OfficeFile#: ListPrice: $46,000 Status: Sold ApproxSF: 925 BG: Address: 709 BOB SIKES BLVD $/Sqft: $49.72   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Bedrooms: 2 Zip: 32547 Baths Full/Half: 1/ County: OKALOOSA Stories: 1 MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach YearBuilt: 1956 SubArea: 06 OCEAN CITY OccStat: Vacant Subdiv: SUMMER TREE ImmOcc?   ParcelID: 02-2S-24-213A-000G-0030 ConstrStat: Construction Complete ElemSch: WRIGHT Middle: PRYOR High: CHOCTAWHATCHEE Dir: Take Racetrack road to truxton ave which dead ends into Bob sikes and 709 Bob Sikes. Legal: RACE TRACK ROAD S/D LOT 3 BLK G Bank owned property, great location close to everything. Single story family home with additional building previously used for a horticulture business.Cement block home with some TLC would be a great starter home or in...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
In order to get credit for completing a Florida Online Real Estate Course, you must complete all the lessons in the course and fax or mail in your "Student Affidavit" attesting to the fact that you personally completed the course yourself. In addition, some courses require a final exam. When you see the course selection list, it will indicate whether a final exam is required for a given course.  For more information on our Florida Online Real Estate Courses visit our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com Today was the first day of our Continuing Education Class in Destin Florida.  We finished up our core law before we let out for lunch and covered a few more chapters of the specialty courses before the end of the day.  Rowlett Real Estate School had a great turn out for the class. ...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This luxury water view condo unit at Sailwatch Landing, Fort Walton Beach Florida is almost sold.  Under contract in less than 90 days, this luxury condo has incredible water views from two sides. See Santa Rosa Sound and Choctawhatchee Bay, Brooks Bridge, sailboats and sand. The living room has two walls of windows to take it all in and corner gas fireplace. Walk out onto your full length balcony and enjoy the breeze. The kitchen is finished in granite counters and stainless steel appliances with an open view to living room and the water. There is a soundside pool and boat dock. This Sailwatch Landing unit is a short sale with SPS and E Trade, which is serviced by PNC.  The short sale approval time will be between 60 – 120 days. Check out the views at Sailwatch Landing, Fort Walton Be...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Becoming a Florida Sales Associate is a great choice for a career.  Real estate brokers and sales agents help people to buy, sell, and rent properties. If you have good people skills and enjoy working with the public, a career in Real Estate may be just the thing for you. You can choose to make it a full time career or a part time career after becoming licensed.If you are interested in becoming a Florida licensed Sales Associate and live in the Panama City, Fort Walton Beach and Destin Flroida area join one of our Real Estate Classes.  We also have great prices on our On line Real Estate Courses.  Check out our website at http://www.rowlettrealestateschool.com for a complete line up of Florida Real Estate Courses for Brokers and Sales Associates. Give Captain Wayne Rowlett a call for mo...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This Citi Bank VA Compromise Sale in the Kenwood area of Fort Walton Beach Florida is now under contract.  641 Country Club should be sold and closed in about four months.  VA Compromise Sales with Citi Bank are processed like all other lenders. Citi Bank is the servicer of the Veterans Administration mortgage, so abides by VA Compromise Sale guidelines. Here are guidelines for a VA Compromise Sale: 1. You may only sell the home for fair market value. 2. The closing costs must be “reasonable and customary”. 3. You must have a valid financial hardship such as loss of income, relocation, death of breadwinner, PCS etc. 4. There should not be a second mortgage on your property, unless it is “insignificant”. If so, you might ask the junior lienholder to release the lien and convert it to a ...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This home at 2718 Willow Grove, in the Willow Bend area of Fort Walton Beach Florida is a Bank of America VA Compromise short sale.  On its way to sold, the home is now under contract.  VA Compromise Sales don’t get processed through Equator , which is Bank of America’s online short sale platform. All documents are faxed to them.   This Fort Walton Beach Willow Bend short sale fax will include a copy of the contract with “live” or “wet” signatures, as government investors do not currently accept electronically signed documents.  In addition, we will fax a preliminary settlement statement and a copy of the VA Relocation Circularwhich states the seller is entitled to a $1500 relocation credit.  If you don’t ask for this incentive, don’t expect to get it, by the way.  By including this ci...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Our next Destin FL Real Estate School License Course is scheduled for February  4th through the 10th of 2013. We also offer the Pre Sales licensing class in Panama City Beach.  With Rowlett Real Estate School you can have your Florida Real Estate License in just a few short weeks.  Check out our website and classroom schedule for Destin and Panama City Beach Florida.  www.rowlettrealestateschool.com  Captain Wayne is also proud to serve Fort Walton Beach Florida with the best FL real estate School. Our passing rate is among the highest in the State of Florida.
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This Sailwatch Landing Fort Walton Beach short sale condo, #A502 at 187 Brooks St., puts YOU in the postcard. From the top floor, the water views on two sides with windows from the floor are dramatic and enticing. See Santa Rosa Sound and Choctawhatchee Bay, Brooks Bridge, sailboats and sand, from your Sailwatch Landing three bedroom condo. The living room has two walls of windows to take it all in and corner gas fireplace. Walk out onto your full length balcony and enjoy the breeze. The master bedroom has a fantastic water view with grand windows, two closets. Master bathroom has luxurious oversized shower and separate tub. The kitchen is finished in granite counters and stainless steel appliances with an open view to living room and the water. Work out in the waterview exercise room....
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Are you thinking of getting a part time job in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to supplement your income?  Get your Florida Real Estate License in a few short weeks and start a part time job selling real estate in Fort Walton Beach Florida.  Check out our website classroom schedule of classes in Panama City Beach and in Destin Florida at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com We also have online courses at great prices.  What are you waiting for?  A part time job in Fort Walton Beach, FL selling real estate is just a mouse click away!
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This home at 119 Mooney Rd., in the Kenwood area of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, was just approved for short sale.  Here are the details: Senior Lien: Bank of America Balance: $400,000 appr Junior Lien: Coastal Bank and Trust (formerly Vanguard Bank) Balance: Cross Collateral loan Current Market Value: $283,000 appr Cash Required from Seller: -0- Short Sale Deficiency: none This Kenwood area Bank of America short sale was approved in about two and a half months.  The investor on the loan was Fannie Mae. Bank of America agreed to pay the junior lien, Coastal Bank and Trust (formerly Vanguard Bank) $3000 to release its lien. The property was a primary residence. The seller was not asked to contribute to the loss by either a cash contribution or promissory note. The rights to a deficiency ...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Our passing rate is among the highest in the State.  The majority of our students pass their State Exam on the first attempt.  Our secret is knowing what is important to the regulators and presenting that knowledge to our students.   Rowlett Real Estate School is first in providing our students with the newest edition course books and up-to-date information. Our classes are all on PowerPoint and designed to increase your understanding and knowledge.   Not everyone comprehends reading straight from the book.  Captain Wayne’s custom PowerPoint and teaching techniques enhance your learning experience with visualization and classroom interaction.Exclusive to our students is our Test Taking Tips and Strategies along with a free booklet of vital information you need to know before taking your...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Students in Fort Walton Beach that are ready to begin a new career in Real Estate are welcome to join us in Destin Florida for our December Real Estate Pre Sales Associate Licensing course beginning December -- 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 -- in Destin, Florida at the Palms of Destin Resort. For more information and pricing or To Register, click below Rowlett Real Estate School is a full service Florida Real Estate School serving Destin Florida with the finest in Real Estate Education.For all your licensing needs, give us a call at 850-547-1333 or check out our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Let Captain Wayne Rowlett prepare you to take your Florida Real Estate Exam. We provide you with the latest books and up-to-date information to prepare you for your Florida Real Estate Exam with confidence. Captain Wayne also teaches an excellent one day Exam Prep Course for Brokers and Sales Associates with unlimited class attendance. Exam Prep & Review -- $99.00For Sales Associates & Brokers Our Previous Students Pay Only $79.00 for their Discount August -- 18 -- 2012 November -- 24 --2012 September -- 15 -- 2012 December -- 15 -- 2012 October -- 20 -- 2012 January -- 21 -- 2013
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
While many people are not quite familiar with the USDA loan programs, they are very useful for rural areas and financing. And thier locations are all across the US. They often have a lower interest rate, with 100% financing and are lifesavers for those families with decent credit, but are in lower paying jobs. Regular lenders are oftentimes unable to these folks because they typically charge a higher interest rate.  No this is not for the 1%ers out there, it's for the hard working folks that don't make over a certain amount, whose home purchase price isn't over a certain purchase price, located in rural areas, and it's not for investors. The rural areas in my location are: NAVARRE     CRESTVIEW     MARY ESTHER (west of Hurlburt Field)     NICEVILLE     and  DESTIN (believe it or not) In...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
This home at 3021 Yorktown Circle, Fort Walton Beach Florida was just approved for Bank of America short sale.  Located in the Willow Bend area of Wright, near Eglin Air Force Base, it is being sold as an investment property.  The Bank of America approval time was lengthy, but the results successful. Here are the details: First Mortgage: Bank of AmericaFirst Mortgage Balance: $83,000 appr Second Mortgage: Bank of America Second Mortgage Balance: $60,000 appr Current Market Value: $80,000 appr Mortgage Types: Conventional Short Sale Deficiency: Waived Seller Contributions: None Notes: The approval time for this Willow Bend Bank of America short sale was almost four months. Why so long? Bank of America originally tried to process this file as a HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternati...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
I recently came across this cool gadget, and no I don’t have one in my shower... yet! The Steam Shower Sound System from Amerec is designed for use in the high-moisture environment of a steam bath. The system features a waterproof FM radio with iPod interface, pre-amp outlet,  2-way remote control and two waterproof 6" flush-mount two-way speakers! The iPod Docking Station includes a waterproof enclosure with connection port for iPod or iPhone and a 3.5 mm jack for other MP3 devices.  I don’t know who else is making them, and I’m wondering if it has to be included in the shower as part of the building process of if it can be installed after market.  (like my shower)  Hmm, I found one price at around $1000, but I’ll have to do some more research to let you know what I come up with.
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
I live in a military community, and after a recent visit to a military clinic, they gave me a prescription.  But when I took it to the pharmacy, they told me they were out of that medicine but would mail it to me in a couple of days.  So after giving my Scooby Doo head to the side look, I said mail?  Really?  Apparently so. Veterans and those eligible for TRICARE beneficiaries have several pharmacy options, including military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and 56,000 network pharmacies.  Military treatment facility (MTF) pharmacies fill prescriptions free of charge. Eligible beneficiaries who have internet access can use the TRICARE Formulary Search Tool to find out if a medication is available at their local MTF pharmacy.  That way when your doctor has prescribed medication...
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By Karen Butler, Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
  The Transportation Security Administration is expanding a program that’s designed to provide faster processing for traveling service members passing through the nation’s airports. TSA began testing the system in November 2011 at the Monterey Peninsula Airport in California, and has been expanded to Reagan-National Airport in Washington, D.C., and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington State. Although it is not in the Fort Walton Beach area as yet, You may be able to contact your regular airport down the road to see when or if they will be adopting the policy prior to your next departure. The PreCheck system is an expansion of legislation passed last year. The Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act. Under the program, service members -- in uniform...
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