4 Things to Know About Buying Real Estate Today

I have had a hard time focusing on what I want to discuss with you this week so I decided to share from one of my favorite Real Estate gurus, Barbara Corcoran who is a regular on The Today Show. I love her on so many levels but mostly because after making about straight D’s in high school and having over 20 jobs by age 23 she found her niche!!! I just love stories like that because it proves what I believe: that we all have a gift and how fun it is when we find it and share it. I guess I got a little side tracked with my happy talk so lets get to the Real Estate myths according to Barbara.

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State of Emergency – Tropical Storm Ida and Panama City Beach

Tropical Storm Ida, quickly making her way through the Gulf of Mexico is set to give Mobile and Pensacola a near direct hit tomorrow morning.  Panama City Beach has been overcast with Ida’s girth since early this morning, and we’ve seen wind gusts of up to 20 mph.  We were out on the new Russell-Fields Pier this morning and captured dozens of surfers sharing the huge waves that came in nice even sets with smooth breaks in between.

Read on for video, tips on hurricane preparedness, and info on closings tomorrow, etc.

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Taste of The Beach FLA HUGE Success

Friday night, the second annual Taste of The Beach Panama City Beach edition (properly known as Taste of The Bay) was packed out with wet palettes, hungry bellies and super fancy diggs.  With literally hundreds in attendance, the main boardwalk area of Pier Park was closed off to cars and rang entertainingly with smooth music and relaxed conversational banter.  We gave away 8 tickets and hundreds more were sold online.

Read on for the numbers.

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11/7/2009 – Ironman Florida

For the 11th year in a row, Ironman Florida brings the race back to the warm Gulf waters of Panama City Beach.  Last year’s event was a blast with many walking (or limping) away with personal best records and Bella Bayliss walking away with the trophy.  This year’s event will start out in the Gulf behind Boardwalk Beach Resort and the final runners at the end of the race will finish their day at Spinnaker Beach club.

Read on for all the details.

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Episode #29 – 2 Bed Gulf-front Condo $223/foot

This week’s features:

  • Deal 1 – Gulf-front 2 Bedroom Condo END UNIT only $256k
  • Deal 2 – Sweet Lullwater Home only $185k
  • Deal 3 – Super Fixer-upper for only $119,900

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Pending Home Sales Rise

The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that the September Pending Home Sales Index jumped 6.1% t0 110.1 after a 6.4% rise in August. The big rise far surpassed analysts’ expectations who anticipated a more modest rise of 1.2%. Most economists contributed the large increase to the estimated 200,000 to 400,000 first-time homebuyers rushing to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit set to expire on November 30th. To that end, many analysts are anticipating a drop in pending home sales after November 30th. The NAR report helped offset a Commerce Department report last Thursday that showed new home sales fell unexpectedly on September after rising for five straight months. Commerce said new home sales fell 3.6% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 402,000. It was the first decline since March. Ironically, the drop was also attributed in part to the expiring first-time buyer credit. Go figure.
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8 FREE TICKETS – Taste of the Bay Giveaway, worth $50 per Ticket

Wet your lips and prepare your palette for a unique blend of rich flavors of local food, wine, and flare.  The Taste of The Beach is coming to Panama City Beach for Taste of The Bay at Pier Park Friday night.

Proceeds from the tasting go to benefit various local charities dedicated to helping underprivileged children, and the event runs from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

This year we’re giving away 8 tickets, with each ticket valued at $50 a piece.  This is what we are going to do to spice things up a little:

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