Niceville, FL Real Estate News

By Coldwell Banker United
(Coldwell Banker United Niceville)
  Text your zip code to home (4663)     Engaging Consumers Online and Offline for Better Results In 2009, Coldwell Banker is taking a multi-screen approach to our advertising strategy so that we can reach consumers on their terms in the media outlets they go to for news, information and entertainment.  Whether they're watching TV, surfing the web, enjoying digital video content or using their Smartphones, Coldwell Banker will have a presence. Campaign Highlights Two new commercials will make their debut this year.  Both spots incorporate the Portraits, but they are used in an entirely different way. In addition to running on cable television, the spots will run as pre-roll on Hulu.com, a Web site that offers commercial-supported streaming video of TV shows like Heroes, 24 and The Offic...
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By Coldwell Banker United
(Coldwell Banker United Niceville)
There are 3884 residential real estate listings for sale in Okaloosa.There are 774 commercial real estate listings for sale in Okaloosa.There are 1043 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Okaloosa.     Crestview Laurel Hill Fort Walton Beach Destin Niceville/Valparaiso Baker Holt   There are 818 residential real estate listings for sale in Crestview.There are 146 commercial real estate listings for sale in Crestview.There are 382 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Crestview.   There are 34 residential real estate listings for sale in Laurel Hill.There are 4 commercial real estate listings for sale in Laurel Hill.There are 65 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Laurel Hill.   There are 56 residential real estate listings for sale in Baker.There are 3 commercia...
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By Coldwell Banker United
(Coldwell Banker United Niceville)
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By Coldwell Banker United
(Coldwell Banker United Niceville)
History of Niceville/ValparaisoEvidence shows that perhaps up to 10,000 years ago Native Americans were living in the area now occupied by the City of Niceville. A number of projectile points have been found and burial mounds dot the area offering mute proof of times long past. Conflict arose between these native populations and the European explorers who began arriving in the area around 1500-1700. This was a time of proud Native Americans, conquering Spanish conquistadors, and thieving pirates. By the early 1800s the new American government had settled in, and established its own systems of politics, religion, and trade, much the same way the Native Americans had done centuries earlier. During these times the fishing industry thrived on mullet caught in the sandy-bottomed bays of the ...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
Tucked away in Blue Pine Village. Great location and this home offers many upgrades some of the kitchen upgrades tumbled-stone countertops,New appliances in the kitchen include Fridge,Stove,Dishwasher.Custom landscaping and beautiful stone-faced fireplace. This home offers a privacy fenced backyard and sprinkler sys & well. Master BR has private door to patio and large walk-in closet. Dining room offers custom sliding glass door to the back to the patio. Guest bath has a cheerful leaded-glass window. All ceiling fans in the home are new ,Roof replaced within the last 5 years, New windows just installed,Vinyl siding covers exterior walls offering low maintenance. Home Warranty is being offfered. $8,000 First time Homebuyer US TAX CREDIT! follow me on Twitter click the twitter image.Brand...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
Archaeological evidence suggests that American Indians lived on the land where Niceville currently resides as far back as ten thousand years ago. Many arrowheads and burial mounds have been located around the area silently telling the story of years past. The native peoples clashed with European settlers who arrived on these shores in the 16th century, a time of Spanish conquistadors, proud Indians, and devious pirates. The early 19th century saw the rise of America's government and its systems of religion, trade, and politics, mirroring the rise of Native Americans centuries before. In this era the early fishing business depended on mullet, who made their homes in the sandy floors of local bays. One of these bays came to be called Boggy Bayou because of a large peat deposit at Juniper ...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
LOST PET Betsy 04/02/2009 Cat DSH Female 8 lbs. White Tabby 0 years, 11 months old. Last seen at the home address Date Palm Circle Zip: 32578 4A2B440034 chip number   If found call Call: 1-888-466-3242 Home again  > follow me on Twitter click the twitter image. Brandon Jordan's ProfileAdd me to your Facebook
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By Kelly Klein, "Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Pen Fed Realty)
I love it when you have a buyer who has it all together.  What a pleasant couple I closed with yesterday.  An example to all young people on how to handle your finances and reach your dream.  This young couple not only owns one home, but now two.  They have their act together.  How wonderful and richly rewarding.  I love this job!   Call Kelly Klein, Destin Real Estate Agent for Red Hot Realty, to list and sell your home or condo or help you buy a home or rental property on the Emerald Coast of Florida in Walton, Okaloosa and Bay Counties-  Blue Mountain Beach, Bluewater Bay, Destin, Eglin AFB, Grayton Beach, Hurlburt Field, Highway 30A, Niceville, Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seacrest Beach, Seagrove Beach, Seaside, Watercolor.   Kelly is a buyer's representativ...
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By Coldwell Banker United
(Coldwell Banker United Niceville)
The Bulls Were Off and Running!IBC - DAY 1 RECAP   The 2009 Coldwell Banker International Business Conference opened Sunday night with a Welcome Reception to honor the 2008 Coldwell Banker Award Winners. The mood was upbeat as many sales professionals started their three days of networking opportunity by sharing stories about market conditions and how they are working to get sellers to price correctly and get buyers "off the fence." Yesterday began with a General Session where Jim Gillespie, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, kicked off the meeting with his traditional, rousing "Hellooooooo Coldwell Banker!" welcome.  In his address, Gillespie challenged attendees to do what they could to improve consumer confidence.  He told the audience that it i...
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By Coldwell Banker United
(Coldwell Banker United Niceville)
       Welcome to the Day 2 Recap of the Coldwell Banker® International Business Conference One of the most important discussions of yesterday's General Session came when Jim Gillespie, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, moderated a panel with Richard A. Smith, president and chief executive officer of Realogy, Alex Perriello, chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group,  and our special guest, Marc Becker, a partner with Apollo Management. So much has been written and said recently about the future of the Coldwell Banker brand, Realogy and Apollo.  It was time to set the record straight and Gillespie represented the agent, manager and broker/owner population in asking questions. Smith said that while competitors are hoping for Realogy's dem...
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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
(Coldwell Banker United Niceville)
COLDWELL BANKER® NAMES GRAND-PRIZE WINNERS OF NATIONAL "MY HOME: THE AMERICAN DREAM" CONTEST        PARSIPPANY, N.J., (Mar. 2, 2009) --Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, in collaboration  with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the three grand-prize winners in the fourth consecutive My Home: The American Dream contest. Fausto Rojas, a second-grade student from Downey, Calif., Alyssa Menko, a fourth-grade student from Kulpmont, Pa., and Emily Williams, a seventh-grade student from Vandalia, Ohio, will each be awarded $2,000 for their contest submissions. Also being recognized as the "classroom" winner for their exceptional group effort and receiving a $2,000 prize is Melissa Lanin's first grade class from Lafayette Regional School in ...
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By Marlene "Myke" Atwater, GRI, ABR, SFR, Military Spec.
(REI (Real Estate International, Inc.))
The details of the housing bill were a disappointment for most people in the housing industry.  It does very little to keep home values from falling or stimulate home purchases.  Seems to be a whole lot smarter to support home values so that those in trouble can sell their homes instead of having to be "bailed out'.  If home values were not falling and there were more buyers we would not have a foreclosure crisis.  Two things make a foreclosures 1. economic hardship on the borrower (loss of income) 2. inability to sell the house for more than what is owed on it."Toxic assets" is a moving target.  As more people lose their jobs and home values continue to fall, more and more of the assets become "toxic."  The "value" of real estate is not a set number.  It moves as the "supply and demand...
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By Marlene "Myke" Atwater, GRI, ABR, SFR, Military Spec.
(REI (Real Estate International, Inc.))
Lenders are required to give a buyer a good-faith estimate of their closing costs within three days after they apply for a loan. Some will give such an estimate even before they apply if asked. Even if it is no guarantee, this written estimate will give an idea of what kind of fees the buyer can expect to pay, as well as an opportunity to negotiate for a better deal. If the buyer is a good credit borrower they can challenge fees if they seem excessive.  Lenders don't control many fees that show up on the statement. Keep in mind that the good faith estimate doesn't include such out-of-pocket costs as state mortgage taxes, homeowners insurance and property taxes, which the buyer may be expected to pay at the time of closing. In fact, the total tab at closing could be several times more th...
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By Christine von dem Bach
(Engel & Völkers)
Dear PetRescuer: Please be on the lookout for the pet listed below.   Critical Information:   Pet name: Koda Species: Dog Breed: Other Primary color: Beige and white Secondary color: Other characteristics: one brown eye and one blue eye Sex: M Weight: 50 lbs. Birth date: 3/15/2006 Microchip number: 4943682206 Area last seen: Range Road Niceville Fl: Zip: 32578 Day last seen: 1/31/2009   Click on the link below to access the Lost Pet Poster for this pet, with photo, if available.http://www.homeagain.com/homeagain/downloadPoster.do?microchipId=4943682206&fileType=pdf If you think that you have seen this pet, please call our 24/7 recovery center at 1 888 HomeAgain (1 888 466 3242) immediately! Our member guide, below, contains a few quick and easy steps you can take to ensure the safety an...
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By Christine von dem Bach
(Engel & Völkers)
Please   add to your address book to ensure our emails reach your inbox. Not already a member?Sign up here Dear PetRescuer: Please be on the lookout for the pet listed below.   Critical Information:   Pet name: Fedoux Species: Dog Breed: Other Primary color: black Seconda ry color: Other characteristics: Sex: M Weight: 50 lbs. Birth date: 2/14/2005 Microchip number: 4763027945 Area last seen: Range Road Niceville Fl: Zip: 32578 Day last seen: 1/31/2009   Click on the link below to access the Lost Pet Poster for this pet, with photo, if available.http://www.homeagain.com/homeagain/downloadPoster.do?microchipId=4763027945&fileType=pdf If you think that you have seen this pet, please call our 24/7 recovery center at 1 888 HomeAgain (1 888 466 3242) immedi...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Hi Wendy, I'm a First Time Homebuyer in Niceville Florida (or rather am seeking to become one) and my wife and I found a house that is a short sale.I've been researching the ins and out of buying a short sale but there are of course more questions then answers :) The information I was given was a BPO of 290K, the home is listed at 230K, with an offer of 200K. This information was given freely by the listing agent. The home is beautiful but it has since been vacated. No utilities, the home has since been broken into and vandalized, the refrigerator is tainted with an unholy smell and must be replaced, and the owner left a ton of debris behind when he/she moved out.  Is this common in a short sale? Is this really a foreclosure? From what I have been reading it seems like people continue ...
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By Kelly Klein, "Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Pen Fed Realty)
With the economy struggling, apparently Home Depot sees room for improvement as they plan to put a new Home Depot over the bridge in the city of Niceville with construction to begin next year.  Destin has a Home Depot but it is the only one around for miles unless you want to drive to Panama City.  The new Home Depot according to sources say that it will be located in Niceville off of the John Sims Parkway near Rocky Bayou Drive.  This is great news for the economy of Niceville and should help to bring some much needed jobs to the area.  This should also bring people to the area in need of housing and help our real estate sales in our area.
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
Today I received an email from an attorney in the Niceville and Destin Florida area regarding helping homeowners facing foreclosure.  The attorney, Mark A. Violette, noted that there are several federal laws that will protect the homeowner, notably the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  He said that lenders are required to provide a copy of a loan history report to the borrower upon request.  Most mortgage lenders use loan servicing companies, and these companies are unable to comply with such a request.  The good news is that if the lender does not provide the report, collection efforts and the impending foreclosure are halted.  Attorney Violette kindly provided the following example: Step One: Lender files a Foreclosure Complaint. Attached to the Complaint is a Notice Pursuant to th...
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By Kerry Veach
(RE/MAX Southern Realty, Southern Resort)
One of the South's most celebrated festivals. The mullet is a fish that inhabits our local waters.  Mullet are a vegeritian fish, they think they can fly always jumping and they are the only fish that have a gizzard like a chicken.  Local fisherman catch them with cast net's.  Fresh fried they are delicious.  The seafood festival starts on Oct 17-19. More than 40,000 hungry mullet fans will consume up to 10 tons of this humble fish this weekend.  There will be all types of food including seafood, international, Cajun, good old country cooking and my favorite boiled peanuts.  The festival caters to families with great shopping, hand crafts, youngsters entertainment, clowns, Army Ranger reptile exhibit and Big name entertainment. Headliners this year are Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, and Jas...
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