Something Wild about Wild Heron

There’s something wild about
Wild Heron…
three fabulous new offerings in one of the most pristine communities in Panama City Beach.


Deal 1 is a  3/3.5 Wild Heron Tennis Villa for only $289,000
PRISTINE and amazing condition…. looks like new in this over 2500 square foot home
Gourmet kitchen, top of the line appliances, wine cooler,  exquisite cabinetry and commercial grade dishwasher
Coastal Craftsman style and finishes with upgraded lighting and white oak wood flooring throughout!!!
Attached garage and amazing community amenities such as pool, walking and fitness trails, gated community with guard and boat house with kayaks and canoes for your use.
Deal #2 is a Bungalow style 3 bedroom home for $339,000
Over 2500 square feet with a double detached garage
Brazillian cherry floors
Gourmet open kitchen and dining and living area all open
Large bedrooms with a master down stairs
adorable front patio for nice afternoons and right down from the community pool
Deal #3 is a 4 bedroom bungalow for $374,000
Over 2600 square feet and double attached garage
Gorgeous granite with Master down and extra large master bath.
Darling front porch with open feel to the living area.
Precious balcony off of one of the bedrooms


Holy Sanctuary Secret – The Beach Show’s Amazing Homes This Week

Holy cow, this week on The Beach Show we have some really amazing homes in a super secret and super charming area, Sanctuary Beach.  This area was originally envisioned as a high-end coastal craftsman community and some of the homes that were developed are on the foreclosure block at drop-dead amazing prices.

You have to check out these homes.

30A Sales Activity

What’s Going On in the 30A Real Estate Market?

Are statistics exciting or what? To some, me included, it is like watching grass grow, unless it happens to be about a subject dear to my heart or perhaps my wallet.

Recently there has been a lot of buzz in the area about how the market is going up and the doom and gloom is over. With that in mind I decided it was time to just take a look at the facts and see where things stand.

The area that I am concentrating on is the roughly 18 miles of the Hwy. 30A corridor. I am comparing the first 2 quarters of 2012 to the same period in 2011 (January 1 to June 30th). These numbers were generated from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and do not include properties that were handled outside of that format.

These are simply the facts and I will let you draw your own conclusions, but I do have a couple of observations.

It is apparent that sales activity is up as far as single family homes and residential land is concerned. Prices are also up in those 2 categories with 5.6% in price per square foot for homes and 10% for residential land. Time will tell if these increases are sustainable. Condominiums are a different matter, while sales have gone down the prices have gone up 7.3%. It’s possible sales have been affected by the financial market. Condominium mortgages continue to be problematic.

Well, the grass has grown a little since you’ve been contemplating this information. I hope you find it useful and welcome any suggestions you may have for additional research on this topic that affects all of our wallets.

*Statistics were compiled by Hugh Smith using data provided by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.

Beachy Beach Real Estate  850-233-4351

The Beach Show – 132

Show notes.

Hot Deal 1

  • Foreclosure for $208k
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms at 2516 sf
  • Less than half block from the beach
  • Gulf views from the balcony

Hot Deal 2

  • Just reduced to $221,500!
  • Tons of cute character and charm
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms completely updated
  • Beautiful kitchen with grant countertops
  • Manicured yard, one street off of Front Beach Road

Hot Deal 3

  • Gulf front town house for $649,900
  • 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms at 2846 sf
  • Incredible deck and entertaining space
  • Adjacent to dedicated beach


The Beach Show – Episode 127

First, let me be the first to welcome The Beach Show back to  This was where it was founded and it’s glad to have it back home.

The Beach Show is part of our Real Estate category where we talk a bit about real estate in the Panama City Beach area. This post originally appeared on The Beach Show which airs a new episode of super hot real estate deals each week.

The Beach Show hits 100 EPISODES!!

The Beach Show has a long history with  I founded it more than two years ago with Karen Smith of Beachy Beach.  If you ask her, she’ll tell you The Beach Show has played a huge role in the growth of her business.

The Beach Show’s origin.

The whole idea behind The Beach Show was to bring you the best real estate deals to be had in Panama City Beach, each week.  Over the last two years, we’ve only missed a small handful of weeks and have increased the real estate exposure of the Panama City Beach area dramatically.  Tons of people have copied the idea and some have stood the test of time, but none have created the same amount of Buzz.

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Karen’s career as she’s done The Beach Show

When her and I first started doing The Beach Show back in April 2009, she was an agent at Beachy Beach Real Estate.  At the time, it was owned by it’s original founder, a good friend of mine, Gabriel Stephani.  As she grew the brand of Beachy Beach with her natural pizzazz, she realized how much a part of her it really was.  She ultimately ended up purchasing it from Stephani in 2010 and began a quick and strategic growth.  Stephani went on to found Pineapple Properties and Karen now has several agents working for her and is having the best summer of her career.

The 100’th Episode of The Beach Show

Gulf Front 3 Bedroom for Less Than $250k

The Beach Show is part of our Real Estate category where we talk a bit about real estate in the Panama City Beach area. This post originally appeared on The Beach Show which airs a new episode of super hot real estate deals each Wednesday morning.

You know, it never ceases to amaze me the kinds of real estate deals you can find out there.  This is definitely a buyer’s market.  A buddy of mine just closed on a fantastic little beach cottage in Laguna Beach for less than $60k – bank owned, one block from the beach.  The place is already rented, he had to do nothing to it!  Instant positive cash-flow is what it’s all about.

You may be a Realtor, you may be working with a Realtor, or you may not and still be looking to buy something.  But, you’ve got to keep an eye on these girls, they’re always coming up with some great deals.  And if you have the cash and good credit to be buying right now, that’s exactly what you should be doing.