Niceville, FL Real Estate News

By Pat Perrotta, CSP
(Keller Williams Emerald Clast)
Niceville is a Family Oriented small town in the Panhandle of Florida just across the bridge from famous Destin and the world's most beautiful beacheswith Great restaurants like Ruth Chris's Steak House, Wolfgang Puck, Bonefish Grill etc.  The nightlife is great too.  Living in Niceville gives you the best of both worlds.  The schools are some of the best in the State.  To let you know how our market is:There are 371 houses currently listed in Niceville ranging in price from $60,000 to $5,100,000.  The average days on the market is presently 1702 New listings were posted today1 was put back on the market5 Houses went "pending" that is they are now under contract3 were soldand 3 expiredIf you would like more information about Niceville or the surrounding area, please call me, Pat Perrott...
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By Jean Floyd
(Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast)
Home Owners Insurance for homes in Florida is becoming a challenge, but it is not impossible.  Expense is the biggest concern for property owners and potential buyers.  A Real Estate Agents may have several contacts that people can call to get quotes for the property or buyers or homeowners can call the Company they normally use.  The Insurance agent will have questions about the age of the home, the size of the home, what type construction (wood, brick or vinyl), where the nearest fire department is etc., so be ready to answer some questions. Also, in Florida there is a new state law that entitles homeowners to a Free Windstorm Inspection that you send your homeowners insurance policy holder the results of and most of the time, they will decrease your premium.  In the panhandle you can...
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By Erica Wright
(Platinum Real Estate Associates of RE/MAX Southern Realty)
 The Niceville Chamber of Commerce is one of the best ways to get involved in the community, especially if you have a small business. We are dedicated to growing our community by the people who get involved. Whether you just moved here or have been here for a while, get involved. There are several committees to get you started. When I first became a member, I started with the Ambassador's Committee which is the face of the chamber. I also got involved with the Buy the Bayou Auction, the Mid-Bay Bridge Run, and the Membership committee. Check out their website for more information!    www.nicevillechamber.org 
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By Jean Floyd
(Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast)
For anyone looking into Real Estate in the Panhandle of Florida, we have a great secret here in Okaloosa County.  We are growing, but a lot of people still think Disney World when they think Florida.  Niceville is across the Choctawhatchee Bay from Destin, Florida and residential neighborhoods abound.  Okaloosa County schools rank tops in the state.  Niceville is great for families, retired folks and any combination.  Minutes from the beaches, but close to marinas for launching sail boats or large leisure crafts.  This is a great place to call home. I am the specialists in the area, stay tune for more details in future blogs.
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By Dana Topel, Broker/Owner
(NextHome Cornerstone Realty)
Inventory as of 3/09/2008 for Niceville FLThere are currently 386 Residential Properties For Sale ranging from $84,500 - $5.1 Million.There are 33 Condo's on the market from $64,900 - $470,000.2 Residential (Single Family) have Sold in Niceville $250,000-$395,000.There are already 32 Residential Single Family Homes that are PENDING!
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By Bethany Little
(Whitworth Builders Realty, Inc.)
There is nothing I like better than helping a young family purchase their first house.  It's right up there with finding a home that is a fantastic deal.  And when I have the opportunity to put the two together, it reinforces why I got into real estate in the first place.   However, more often than not when I walk into a home and smell "equity!".  My buyers smell "dog".  They see grass that needs to be cut, a tub that needs to be scrubbed,  spots on the carpet, an ugly front door, and my all time favorite "a dead bird on the deck".  I have the hardest time convincing my buyers to open their eyes and see past that house that doesn't show well.  Give those good bones some credit!Buy the worst house in the best neighborhood.  This may seem like an odd concept.  Why would you want to buy th...
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By Christine von dem Bach
(Engel & Völkers)
 Web Site: http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/plew/   Address: 220 Pine Avenue                   Niceville, FL 32578 Grade Report School Improvement FCAT Reading/Math Results Attendance Zone Description    Location Number: 0571      Phone Number: (850) 833-4100    Fax Number: (850) 833-4103
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By Christine von dem Bach
(Engel & Völkers)
Map Email    Web Site: http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/edge/   Address: 300 Hwy 85, North                   Niceville, FL 32578 Grade Report School Improvement FCAT Reading/Math Results Attendance Zone Description    Location Number: 0151      Phone Number: (850) 833-4138    Fax Number: (850) 833-3496
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By Christine von dem Bach
(Engel & Völkers)
Map    Web Site: http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/bluewater/   Address: 4545 Range Road                   Niceville, FL 32578 Grade Report School Improvement FCAT Reading/Math Results Attendance Zone Description    Location Number: 0741      Phone Number: (850) 833-4240    Fax Number: (850) 833-4232
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By Christine von dem Bach
(Engel & Völkers)
After months of intense preparation and fundraising, the Niceville High School Eagle Pride Band greeted 2008 with a march through Pasadena, CA in the 119th Tournament of Roses Parade. The band's performance was televised on NBC, ABC, Univision, HGTV, Discovery HD and the Travel Channel. Band Director Dan Wooten received dozens of text messages from friends and colleagues around the US, congratulating the band for its stellar performance. "I'm not sure words can describe what it felt like going down the parade," he said. "I felt a rush of huge pride and I felt blessed to preside over a group as good as ours. When we got to the grandstands where about 250-300 chaperones and boosters all in Niceville maroon leapt to their feet and started screaming, there were a number of kids in the band ...
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In the midst of Niceville High School's A+ award ceremony, senior Jennica Hagberg was called up to the podium, where a representative from Wendy's informed her that she is one of six female finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. The award is given to student athletes who excel academically and devote themselves to community service. Over 32,000 students applied for the honor this year."I was very surprised. I knew I was a state finalist, but I had no idea about the rest," stated Hagberg after the ceremony. Her mother and volleyball coach, Kris Hagberg, learned about her award Tuesday, but kept it a secret from her high achieving daughter, who is in the top 1% of her graduating class. Jennica is planning to attend Stetson University on a full volleyball scholarship next yea...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
  http://www.nicevillehighschool.org Niceville Senior High School (Also known as NHS) is a public high school in the city of Niceville, Florida. The school is SACS-accredited and considered to be the top high school within its high performing district. In 1996 NHS was selected as one of 226 secondary schools (private and public) to be designated as a Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence. NHS was also named a New American High School in 2001, one of only 13 in the nation to earn that honor. The State of Florida Department of Education rated the school an A+ in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. [2] The school also received a rating of 10 for its restrooms in 2006[1]Contrary to popular belief, the current location of NHS atop a hill running parallel to John Sims Parkway was not the original...
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By Bethany Little
(Whitworth Builders Realty, Inc.)
       Are you wondering how Niceville Florida real estate fared for 2007?  Below is a market analysis of homes sold in Niceville, Florida by area.  If you are ready to sell your home, this will give you a good idea of what you can expect your house to sell for in your area.  If you are interested in purchasing a home, this market analysis will give you an idea of which areas of Niceville Florida best fit your budget.  Of course real estate prices change often, so for a complete assessment of your real estate situation, please contact me at (850) 543-8617 or visit my website at www.thinkbeth.com .  Niceville Real EstateMarket Analysis of Sales by Area - 2007  Valparaiso North and South of Tom's Bayou  Listing CategoryLowest Price Highest PriceAverage PriceAvg. Price/SqFtSold$113,000$555...
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By Bethany Little
(Whitworth Builders Realty, Inc.)
Located in the heart of Niceville, Florida is a very popular series of neighborhoods collectively called The Rocky Bayou area.  So named because of it's close proximity to Rocky Bayou, which is a basin bayou that leads out to Choctawhatchee Bay.  For anyone looking to purchase real estate in the $250,000 range on up, this is an area of Niceville, Florida that you should consider.  Some of the subdivision's like Huntington and Edgewater are situated directly on beautiful Rocky Bayou which opens out to Choctawhatchee Bay.View Larger MapOther subdivisions, like Rocky Bayou Country Club Estates, are located on or near the eighteen hole Rocky Bayou Golf Course at the Rocky Bayou Country Club facility.  View Larger MapThere are still other subdivisions located on or near Lakes Amick, Henderso...
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By Bethany Little
(Whitworth Builders Realty, Inc.)
Niceville, Florida is a community located in the Florida Panhandle of Northwest Florida. Sitting on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, it is located just across the Mid-Bay Bridge from Destin, Florida and is centrally located to Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Crestview, Florida.  Eglin, AFB is also located in Niceville, and therefore we have a large proportion of Military Families who relocate to this area.  The mild winters and close proximity to the shopping and beaches of Destin Florida, also make this area a popular real estate destination for second homeowners wishing to escape the harsh winters of their permanent residence.  While there are many indoor and outdoor activities to recommend to anyone contemplating a move to the Niceville Florida area, I chose what I considered the top...
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By Christine von dem Bach
(Engel & Völkers)
    Airlines             at Okaloosa Regional Airport The Okaloosa Regional Airport (*VPS), open daily at 4:00 AM and situated on Eglin Air Force Base, provides essential scheduled commercial air passenger service for a large proportion of the Northwest Florida area. It does not provide service for private aircraft, due to its location on Eglin Air Force Base. The Airport currently serves over 520,000 passengers each year with direct service to Atlanta (Delta / Comair), Dallas (American Eagle), Houston (Continental), St. Louis (American Eagle),Memphis (Northwest) and Tampa(Gulfstream). For questions or comments, please contact Airport Administration by e-mail or by phone American Eagle (800) 433-7300 http://www.aa.com/ Provides non-stop service to Dallas, TX. Call toll-free for reservat...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
I am now teaming up with another associate Christine Von dem Bach in our Coldwell Banker Crestview office she was also with me at the ERA Crestview office and joined coldwell the same time as I did. I look forward to working with her you can find her on active rain here as well. I joined the Niceville Chamber to try to promote ourselves to our Military Niceville Area as she is looking to work  with Military families as she was a Military brat and is looking forward to working with people coming to us from our site EglinFlorida.com and we can now better inform anyone we are going to work with as we can send one of our on hand relocation packages out as soon as we receive the request. Florida Real Estate with Brandon Jordan, your Northwest Florida Realtor and ActiveRain featured Realtor f...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
Jennifer in here weekly tips from countrywide sent this over If anyone is ever searching for the information on having there water tested this sounds like a good idea.  On a property which is not connected to public or city water, you will need to get a water test and a septic inspection.   The water test can be done for about $30 very quickly by picking up a water kit from Analytical Services Corp in Niceville  (678-5313).  You can take the kit, test your water and return it to Analytical Services and they will have an answer within 24-48 hours. The septic inspection runs about $225 and can be obtained through almost any septic company. Florida Real Estate with Brandon Jordan, your Northwest Florida Realtor and ActiveRain featured Realtor for Okaloosa County since 2007. We provide this...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
http://nicevillefloridainvestments.blogspot.com  Niceville Florida Investments Blogspot my new website ERA American Realty of Northwest Florida was founded in 1981 by Gloria K. Frazier, Broker Realtor. The company has served communities along the Florida panhandle for over 25 years and has expanded to 5 office locations covering a 3-county area, open 7 days a week. They provide their investors the following: Personalized attention Expert real estate advice Market overviews Property searches National Military Relocation Brokers NetworkComprehensive area information including Corporate Relocation services Community involvement including: Economic Development Council Tourism Development Council HAAS Small Business Development Ctr.A full-time, fully-staffed administration and training progr...
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