Seahaven Auction at Origin

WHAT:    The auction of 29 large and beautifully-designed waterfront condominiums directly on the Gulf of Mexico.

WHERE:    Panama City Beach, FL

WHEN:    Saturday, December 13th.  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.; the auction at 1:00 p.m.

WHO:    The auction will be conducted by The National Auction Group, Inc. ( of Gadsden, Alabama, one of the country’s top commercial and trophy property auctioneers.

The 17-story Origin at Seahaven community is brand new and located near Pier Park.     Waterfront views are tantalizing and are close to the most popular beach restaurants,     attractions and night spots.  All are crafted from the finest materials and with painstaking     attention to the smallest details. The wide array of offerings includes studio units as well     as spacious one, two and three bedroom units, and one four-bedroom penthouse condo.     All have to be seen to fully appreciate.

The Origin tower is one of the first phases of the carefully planned Towne of Seahaven,     a 53-acre pedestrian village with 1,400 +/- feet directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Expected     facets include hotels, homes, a town hall and a Main Street marketplace, an events plaza     and a water park. In other words, the value of the luxurious condos will surely escalate     over the next few years.

All of the condos feature attractive African mahogany two-panel doors; kitchens with     Whirlpool appliances, granite and porcelain countertops and custom cabinets; ceiling fans     in both the living areas and master bedrooms and washers and dryers in the two-bedroom     and larger units. Included in the purchase are electronics, linens, window treatments,     kitchenware, accessories and high speed internet access.

Bidders will be required to bring $7,500 in personal check, business check or certified     funds to bid on the studio units; $10,000 for the one-bedroom units; $12,500 for the two-    bedroom condos; $15,000 for the three-bedroom units and $20,000 for the four-bedroom     penthouse condos.  Closing will be within 30 days. The auctions will take place at Origin at     Seahaven which is at 15100 Front Beach Road.

Directions:   From Panama City, follow Highway 98 to south on Highway 79. Turn left on Front Beach Road.  Drive 1.7 miles to property on left at 15100 Front Beach Road.

Marina Landing Auction – CANCELED

After selling two 3 bedroom and two 2 bedroom condos, the Marina Landing auction was canceled.

The anticipated selling prices were surely higher than what the market was commanding right now.

The place was packed – over 500 people were crowded outside in various locations on a balcony and downstairs around the auctioneer. The event was outside, so everyone was sweating in the 90+ degree heat and fighting for a spot in the shade. All of the seats were taken and people were standing wherever they could hear and be seen. The parking lot was so full that parking was bleeding into the Woodlawn subdivision. People were hiking across the field.

Check after the break for the SOLD prices.

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Marina Landing Condos up for Auction

Marina Landing, a new condo development at the foot of the Hathaway Bridge in Panama City Beach will be auctioning off 25 new condos Thursday June 26th, 2008.

Marina Landing is a 16 story, 87 unit marina condominium development with stainless steel appliances, window walls and 10 foot ceilings. The marina has 41 slips that are available for lease to the residents.

The building was released to the market almost one year ago and has seen little activity. With pricing ranging from $534,500 to $2.09 million, less than half have closed.

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My Safe Florida Home Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 14, 2008 – The My Safe Florida Home (MSFH) program will achieve its goal of 35,000 grants to homeowners by the end of this month, and the first-come, first- served program will stop accepting grant applications.

The MSFH program will transition to an inspection-focused program beginning June 2008, offering free wind inspections for eligible homeowners until it reaches the Legislature’s goal of performing 400,000 inspections or until the program sunsets in June 2009.

“With hurricane season less than one month away, I encourage Floridians to sign up for a free wind inspection to learn how to harden their homes against hurricane damage,” says Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. “The response from homeowners has been overwhelming, and I thank the Legislature for creating this program and allowing us to enable more than 35,000 Floridians to make their homes more storm-resistant.”

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