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Thu Nov 4, 2010
Shawn Norris, Realtor answered:
There is a big picture to all of this expansion, I have included a link for you to click on or you may have to cut and paste it to your browser but it has lots of pictures and explains how all the roads will connect and how it will bypass niceville when its all complete. This bypass will be a definite plus to the niceville community it will releave a lot of the congestion that is all ways a problem in peak season when the tourist are coming in. If you are concidering purchasing a new home now is definitly a good time to buy a lot of our inventory that has been sitting is now starting to disappear real quick with homw buyers using the tax credit that expires in april, so if you are thinking of purchasing in the bluewater, niceville area this road expansion is a good thing and everyone will benefit from it. If you have any questions abour your next home purchase feel free to contact me im Shawn Norris with ResortQuest Real Estate, shawn@shawnnorrisrealestate.com is my email. Good Luck and the link I have attached at the beginning again should answer all your questions about the new bypass at mid-bay bridge. Here is the link: http://www.mid-bay.com/pdfs/CIP03-02-07.pdf ... more
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Myke Atwater answered:
Hurricane insurance is just one part of your insurance here in Florida. There is a different deductible--the big question is flood insurance depending on whether the home you choose is in a flood plane. Generally on a 300,000 home, your insurance would probably be between 1500 and 2000--if you carry flood insurance in a zone that is not flood, the additional premium is about 300. Other things come into consideration such as the type of construction, the outcome of wind mitigation study, the type and age of roof you have (hip or gable). What I normally do is when someone has identified a home they are interested in I call my insurance rep and get a quote to share with my buyer.

I hope this information helps--If you would like more assistance, please contact me at:
MykeSaysSold@aol.com, or call me at 850-305-6256 anytime.

Myke Triebold, GRI
www.DestinHomeRealtor.com
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Sun Dec 6, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Mrs. h

This is most certainly a legal issue that should be referred to an attorney. If there is a will in place it should be relatively clear. On the other hand, without a will, it could require some unraveling by an attorney.

Good luck
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Sun Dec 6, 2009
Jeff K answered:
It's hard to follow you. The house was left to your wife, right? But it sounds like the asset wasn't transferred properly to your wife as the new owner? And there are things that you are not talking about, because you seem to be worried about losing the house, right? So, I can't say that we actually know everything that's going on.

Has anyone been paying the Property Tax on the house while you have been living there? I really hope so!

You should IMMEDIATELY go down to your city hall and talk to someone there. Also try writing out everything - and PLEASE use nice short sentences with periods and commas. It's a real pain to follow you with one long run-on stream of words.
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Lyn Woods answered:
I am NOT an attorney, so do NOT construe this as legal advice, but my understanding is that the seller may be liable if he both knew about the plumbing problems AND did not disclose them to you and you can prove it.

You should go through your file of the contract and closing to see if there is a seller's disclosure. If you can not find it contact the broker that your agent worked for. It is the broker that is the record keeper, not the agent and the broker maybe able to provide you a copy of the transaction file.

Did your next door neighbors know the seller? You may want to casually ask your neighbors if the seller had plumbing problems when they lived there. I say casually because if they liked their neighbor, they may not be as forcoming with information.
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Myke Atwater answered:
I have no idea what the price range of the home is that you are living in. It may be that the rental agency's contract covers this situation, and the owner might very well owe them the commission regardless of what you do at this point. This gets very "sticky"--procuring cause is taken very seriously by the emerald coast board of realtors. Your friend could find themselves in difficulty if they try to take the sale away on a property that you have already made an offer with. Essentially, you have already used the services of a realtor to make the original offer on this property, and that realtor has a good reason to believe that they have earned the commission if you indeed eventually purchase the property. ... more
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Thu Dec 31, 2009
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hello Patrick, and thanks for your post.

I'm assuming that you mean that you showed 10 homes today to your client, printed out the listings, and gave a set to your client and now want to know what to do?

All along the way, during the showings, you (as the agent) need to ask question. How does your client like this location? the second floor of the building? the view? the amenities? Ask her what she likes about the home and doesn't like about the home. What would she do to improve the home? Your job is to find homes that meet her parameters and by that I don't just mean the "price" and "number of room," but also the overall "feel" of the property. Further, you need to know by a series of conversations what is the most important to the least important item that should be in the home. If you can't answer those questions for me right now, well, you did not engage your client enough today.

The next time you both go out, get as much feedback from your client about the home as possible. There are tips that your broker can give you regarding how to show homes and the order to place the homes in, but I will refer you to the broker as your teacher. Remember, anyone with a key can open the front door to a listed property, but only a real seasoned salesperson can sell someone a home.

Sincerely,
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
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Mon Sep 7, 2009
Michael Henderson answered:
Yes, 404 PRIMROSE CIR a 3bedroom 2bath 1,345 square foot $198,000 sales price year built 1985
You can visit www.destincondosandhomes.com to view all homes in Destin for sale. I you would like to view the home call me 850-259-7805 ... more
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Clayton Bonjean answered:
I would be happy to keep you updated on properties in this price range. Please call me at 8505851284 or email me at Clayton@mainsailrealtycompany.com. I know of a specific property that may be perfect.

Clayton Bonjean, broker
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Niki Noblin answered:
I noticed you aren't getting a lot of answers to your question. The reason why is that real estate is very local in nature and most agents in the Destin, FL area don't have accurate rental income stats for outside areas. Your best bet is to chose a good realtor who is willing to do some research in all three areas and compare. Rental income changes from unit to unit and building to building even within the same city, so it is a lot to keep up with. Let me know if you need additional help.

Niki Noblin
Remax Southern Realty
850-496-4454
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Mon Jul 27, 2009
Phil Moody answered:
Example: $400,000. condo, 4 owners, each gets it 13 weeks a year, every 4th week for $100,000. Each owner pays 1/4 of the monthly HOA's and taxes. Could also be each owner gets 3 months a year.
That is fractional ownership.
Hope that helps

Phil Moody
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Wed Aug 26, 2009
Susan Rood answered:
I will be happy to assist you, please call me on my cell at 850-855-7411 and we can get started.
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Sd,

Consider reviewing this important website. It may provide you with the information you are seeking and more.......

www.shopandcomparerates.com

Best wishes
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Thu May 28, 2009
Shawn Norris, Realtor answered:
Hello Laurent,

Im Shawn Norris, realtor with Re/max Southern Realty in Destin. To answer your question I will have to say that knowledge is power in any industry and especially in today's real estate market. I don't want to speak for everyone, but if you ask any realtor they will tell you that you only need to work with one agent and to work with them and that is true. You really should only work with one agent, but before you work with just one do a little investigating on them see what they are about, there history, and experience. Most agents should have a personel website and in there website they should have a bio or about me page giving anyone shopping for a realtor a good idea about there experience. Lots of times the agent may be very experienced but there personality clashes with yours and you may not work together well, so after reading up on there Bio I would also speak to them over the phone or in person to see if you personaly like the agent and that he/she would best fit your needs and wants.
I was born and raised here and come from a family of realtors and developers so I grew up in the business and have become successfull myself in it. You can learn all about me by visiting my website at www.shawnnorrisrealestate.com . I look forward to your interview.
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Michael Henderson answered:
Sandestin is a full Golf and Beach resort with many amenities and great lifestyle
homes cost are generally higher per square foot and higher owner dues

Destin more house for the money and you can drive short distance to do the same things

If you want high amenties and easy access(bike , golf cart or shuttle) golfing tennis beach shopping
Sandestin
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Wed Jan 7, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
Bill you need to click on the contact us link on teh bottom under partners to contact trulia direct. They may not see your post her right away. Trulia has different agreements with different sites. I think it is always best to upload and maintain my own so they are done right and donbe quicker than waiting for a feed. The feed must be crossed somewhere. Trulia will be able to point you int the right direction, they are good about that. ... more
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Mon Nov 17, 2008
Wendy Rulnick answered:
Charlie, Foreclosures and pre-foreclosures are typically listed by Realtors. This is because it is the best route for a bank to sell its properties, to get the most exposure. Please contact my office and we can get you a complete list of foreclosures and an automatic notification when a new foreclosure comes on the market. 877-487-9639 Wendy Rulnick ... more
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Thu Mar 5, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Vad,

Would you consider other coastal areas a little further south...Sarasota, Venice, Englewood? We would be happy to foreward you a "foreclosure list."

Good luck
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
billeckler@michaelsaunders.com
941-408-5363
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Thu Jul 24, 2008
Susan Rood answered:
Kaitlyn,

Don't go on the average, call and get an insurance quote on the property in Destin before making any offer. Insurance in Destin can be very costly and there are several factors involved to determine the price. You should have the property print out report when calling for your quote. My clients have had success with Term Brokers Insurance in Fort Walton Beach and Niceville Insurance Agency in Niceville. Good Luck ... more
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Fri Apr 17, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
Tina,
I would be happy to refer you to someone that can help you.
You can contact me via my profile or call 1-888-284-2056.
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