CHANGE OF DATE for Celebrate the Arts!

Mother Nature has spoken! Due to rainy weather predicted for tomorrow, Celebrate the Arts has been postponed until Saturday, April 4th. The silver lining of this rainy cloud is that we will now have more time to get even more prizes and art vendors so mark your calendars to attend. Spread the word, invite your friends and family and help us to make this a grand day for a great cause!

 

Amazing Raffle and Auction items!!! Celebrate The Arts

We have some super amazing prizes, raffle items and auction items at our Event this weekend. The tickets are only 10 dollars and you get 5 raffle tickets. But of course we will let you buy all you want…… so to tempt you here are some of our items. Come to Harley Davidson at 11 till 4:00 and enjoy a day of art and celebration. Proceeds go to Beach Care Services.

· Leather Jacket from Harley

· Kayak from Sunjammer Sports

· 4 Rounds of Golf at Hombre

· Shimmering Seas Jewelry

· Botox from Dr. Ward at Gulf Coast Dermatology ($500 value)

· Wine World Gift Basket

· Beachy Beach Basket (Beach Towels, wine, and other fun beach items) compliments Beachy Beach 30

· Cerulean Interiors Gift Basket

· Dinner for four cooked by Konrad!!!!!

· Dinner & Movie Package: Dinner for four at Panama Pizzaria + 4 Grand Theater movie tickets

· $600 Entertainment Package: 4 rounds of golf at Bay Point ($300 value); dinner at Runaway Bay ($100 value); Panhandle Helicopter ride ($200 value)

· Blue Heron Gift Basket

· Four (4) $25.00 certificates to Jasmine Thai

· Condo Vacation Stay from PCBLP.com (2 BR, 3 nights, off-season: Sept-Feb, last week April and first 2 weeks of May). Condos listed at http://www.pcblp.com

· $30 Gift Certificate at Beef O’Brady’s

· Dusty’s Gift Certificate

· 4 tickets to Gulf World

· Outback Steak House Gift Card

And were just getting started!!!

Garage Sale To Benefit Beach Care Services August 3rd

 

 

Beachy Beach Real Estate is hosting a Garage Sale Saturday August 3rd from 8 am to 2 pm at their old location at 22600 Panama City Beach Parkway, next to Cerulean Interiors, just east of the Publix at Carillon Beach.

All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the work of Beach Care Services, a charitable organization of “locals helping locals” that provides short term emergency assistance to families in need in our area.

Everyone is welcome to come and shop and enjoy some refreshments and FREE goodies from Beachy Beach while supplies last.  If you have any items you would like to donate to the sale, please email: info@beachybeach.com or give the office a call at 850-233-4351.

 

 

Times they are a changing!!! Return to a Sellers market

Existing-home sales inched up again during January, according to a recent report by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). Existing-home sales, which include recently purchased single family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops are on pace to reach 4.92 million annual units, up 9.1 percent compared to January of last year.

Hearing the words Seller’s market can create quite a stir so most of us are cautious of uttering those melodious words that sellers have been longing for.  The market has changed quite markedly in the last year and even more so in the last 6 months. What was once clearly a  Blue Light special for Real Estate has taken a turn.  No longer can a buyer do some of the things they have done for the past 5 or more years due to a drastic reduction in inventory.

Some of the habits of buyers may  not work to their advantage anymore so I thought we could address a few of buyer practices. The first one is those good ole low ball offers.  There was once a time when the seller was so anxious about selling and competing with the short sales and foreclosures that they would bite their lips and counter those low ball offers.  In the past few months I have seen many a seller just not even address the offer. The danger for the buyer is that once you give a disrespectful way below market offer the seller does not take you serious and worst yet while the buyer is angling for a steal of a deal …. a more sincere buyer waltzes in and snags the home.

When the market was flourishing with inventory buyers would have plenty of time to sleep on it and even sleep on it for days, weeks and even months. Thankfully those days are gone because while you are sleeping, someone else is packing up and moving in the house you were secretly loving but hankering for that better deal.  Granted there are many homes that stay on the market for a while but frankly if priced to the market, in a good neighborhood and in good condition the home should sell quite quickly now.

Another buyer mistake that has lost many a home for the would be home owner is flooding the contract with contingencies. The cleaner and neater and without ambiguities the easier for the seller to take the deal. I am a real lover of AS IS contracts ( more on that later) because it takes the guess work out of the deal, you either want it or you don’t.  Of course this is not a hard and fast rule but the less complicated the deal the easier it is to make it to the finish line with everyone’s sanity in tact.

I guess we are really doing this backwards because one of the most important things that a buyer can have ready is their prequalification letter in hand.  House hunting before you are knowledgeable about what you qualify for is a loosing proposition for everyone. Your agent does not want to get you all excited about 300,000 houses if your budget is for 200,000. Most sellers are wanting that letter in hand before they even accept your offer so be ready so you can get the home that you want for the price that you are comfortable with.

So if you have to sum it up so that the happy home owner gets the pick of the litter quite simply  remember do these 4 things:

  1. Make a respectable offer based on the market and condition of the home with the help of your favorite Real Estate agent
  2. Know what you want when  you are looking so that when you find it you can act quickly with inspection periods of course.
  3. Make a clean offer with a minimum period for inspections.
  4. Have your financing in order

Now… Ready… Set …GO….. Call your favorite Real Estate agent after you have visited with your favorite banker and soon you should be loading and unloading boxes and enjoying your new home.  Thanks for letting me share little knowledge and some joy and until next week remember, “The only people we have to get even with are those that have helped us.”

Local Artists Giving their Hearts and Arts this Saturday

 

 

An intimate group of artists from all types of mediums are joining together this weekend for “Celebrate the Arts”, an event that will raise awareness and funds for Beach Care Services and local resident, Aaron Nichols, who is in need of medical equipment.

The artists will gather in front of Beachy Beach Real Estate (22600 Panama City Beach Parkway), Cerulean Interiors and Emerald Coast Family Medicine, a small plaza about a half mile east of Carillon Beach this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The artists will be selling their wares, all locally designed and made and donating a portion of their proceeds back to Beach Care Services.  They will also be providing a piece of their work to be raffled off to help the cause of Aaron Nichols, who after a traumatic car accident in 2007 is still undergoing intense but hopeful rehabilitation.  The pieces they are donating are one of a kind pieces of work, some several hundred dollars in retail value, all yours possibly for the price of a few dollars for a raffle ticket.

Some of the artists that could not participate in this now annual event will still donate to the cause and we will tell you more about them later, but until then…...here is the official artist line up for CTA, this Saturday Nov. 3rd.

 

Original Stained Glass Jewelry – Eve Allgood provides beautiful stained glass jewelry that just “makes you happy” as one customer says. From necklaces to earrings, Eve’s take on somewhat simple design concepts like hearts and crosses, are anything but simple.  Her handcrafted work is highly sought after, especially her famous “Roll Tide” elephant earrings.  Email her: Eveatlarge@gmail.com

Mixed Media and Acrylic Paintings – Sharon Kator, a local favorite, many of her pieces, including those featured on WMBB, Channel 13 last week can be purchased at Cerulean Interiors.  She will be donating her original painting “Summer Beach” for the raffle, which can also be viewed inside Cerulean Interiors on PCB Parkway next to Beachy Beach Real Estate. Look for the unveiling of her website: www.glasseyedseahorse.com or email her at: swkator@bellsouth.net

Sea Inspired Custom Made Jewelry – Constance Snellgrove, Aka Sassy Jewels whose love for not only sea life but life in general, is infectious.  Once you meet her you will never forget her!  Many are familiar with her work in The Blue Giraffe in Watercolor, which is celebrating its’ Two year anniversary this week! Connie utilizes only the best of semi-precious stones, pearls from around the world, crystals and antique glass and sterling silver for her creations. Email her: sassyjewels1@yahoo.com

Reclaimed and Custom Designed Furniture– Linda Shannon of Cottage Collages.   Reclaimed designs are all the rage right now, but this woman has been doing it for over two decades.  She is a master at turning Trash into Treasure.  You have seen her work in magazines, local markets, and area stores from Peaches to Beaches, Retail Therapy and more.  Visit her Facebook page or email her: lindacottagecollages@gmail.com

Whimsical Ceramics– Dianne Register brings us “Fish Pots“.  Fun, colorful, care free, the cute little ceramic fishes by this woman look like they are ready to start a conversation with you.  She hopes you will see her “love for the Gulf Coast in the colors” she chooses. Email her at: fishpotstn@gmail.com or see some of her pictures on our Celebrate the Arts Facebook page.

Jessie Shepherd Photography – Original and Inventive perspective from a local photographer who can shoot anything from a tiger to a toddler in a tiara.  If you want something other than the cliche posed portrait, this is your girl.  Jessica also works at the North West Florida Art Center. Email her: jessieshep@gmail.com

Original and Vintage Jewelry – Fun beaded bracelets donned with vintage gypsy coins she hand picked, Carrie Vitullo also knows the art of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. And you can’t wear just one, many of her bracelets are designed to be mixed and matched.  She also offer the leather and pearl jewelry that is so popular right now. Email her: Carrievitullo@yahoo.com

Beachy signs and Home DecorGallery30A – Local artist Abby Nefe infuses her carefree spirit with her work. She is also new to CTA this year. Email her: gallery30a@gmail.com

Acrylic Paintings and Signs – Susanne Leloup-West provides a fresh, folksy take on sea and animal life of the Emerald Coast with her birds and fish not just showing up on canvas but on fun surfaces like old cabinet drawers.  The best part….the price tag. Suzanne, who showcases some of her work in Retail Therapy off of Hwy 98 in Santa Rosa Beach, offers something for every pocketbook.  Find out more about her: leloupwest@yahoo.com

“Wall Jewelry” as she calls it…PJ Lewis offers colorful and decorative tile pieces and paintings unlike any you have see in our area.  This is PJ’s first year supporting Celebrate the Artists, but she is very involved in our local artist community, also a director at the City Arts CoOP.  Email her: thatmakeuplady@gmail.com

 

Please come out and support this compassionate group of artists as they use their gifts not only to CELEBRATE the ARTS but to CELEBRATE LIFE as they raise funds for two great causes, Beach Care Services and Aaron Nichols.

Celebrate the Arts will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm on the West end of Panama City Beach at 22600 PCB Parkway.

Visit the CTA Facebook page for updates and pictures of some of the artwork as well as info on how you can get involved.

http://www.facebook.com/celebratetheartspcb

You can also order the first ever CTA EVENT Tshirt with proceeds going directly to Aaron Nichols to help him purchase the equipment he needs by visiting: http://www.beachybeach.com/celebratetheartspcb

 

See you Saturday!

 

Event to Benefit Beach Care Services and Aaron Nichols

 

 

Celebrate the Arts to Help PCB Locals

 

2nd Annual  “Celebrate the Arts” Local Artists Market to benefit Beach Care Services will take place this year on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm.

The event co-hosted by  Beachy Beach Real Estate and  Cerulean Interiors unites local artists and craftsmen to share their gifts and “celebrate” art, including its’ power to improve the lives of others.  The event will be located in front of the aforementioned businesses at 22600 Panama City Beach Parkway on the West End of Panama City Beach, just a little bit east of Publix at Carillon.

Co-host, Roy Calvin Eure, Jr , owner of Cerulean Interiors , an artist in his own right, says  “ as a member of the local business community, I think it is important we encourage the creation of art and it’s power as a vehicle for social change.  “

When asked why she was involved with Celebrate the Arts, Karen Smith, Broker of Beachy Beach Real Estate said , “we just try help people with the gifts we are given…when you are blessed, you are called to bless others.  Beach Care Services helps people directly, Roy and I want to be a part of that.”

Celebrate the Arts (CTA) will feature artists and craftsmen from a variety of disciplines, from jewelry to woodworking to photography.  CTA will also feature live music,  door prizes and special giveaways and activities for kids, including a booth just for them hosted by the Beachy Beach Kids Club.

This family friendly event is FREE to attend, but participants are encouraged to bring their pocket books, as all the artists are donating a portion of their profits to Beach Care Services and this year the first ever CTA event T-shirt will be available for sale with all profits going to Aaron Nichols, a local resident and Bay High graduate whose near fatal car accident five years ago left him and his family in dire need of financial help.

This year at the event, there will be an additional booth selling the CTA logo shirt and Beachy Beach merchandise, with all profits going to the Aaron Nichols fund to help him purchase much needed medical equipment to help him learn how to walk again.  Many residents may know Aaron’s father, Gary Nichols who teaches music at Breakfast Point Academy.  To learn more about getting  Aaron back on his feet, visit http://www.giveforward.com/aaronnichols

In addition, if you cannot come to the event but you would like to help in some way, whether it be an item donation, volunteer or whatever your heart moves you please reach out to the Panama City Beach location of the Beachy Beach Real Estate office at 850 233 4351 or email Tammy@beachybeachy.com or Britt@beachybeach.com.   To find out more about  the event  please visit the facebook page, www.facebook.com/celebratetheartspcb.   Beach Care Services, who epitomizes their slogan of “Locals helping Locals”  are  also on Facebook if you would like to learn more about them.  Thanks to the generous support of businesses like Pineapple Willy’s and successful fundraisers like last month’s Duck Races, Beach Care Services has been able to help a large number of local families in need in our area.

 

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.