Archives for July 2014

Be Up Front about Your Home

When selling your home, it is important to be upfront and honest with potential buyers. Doing so can prevent any potential lawsuits or unexpected price negotiations. You don’t have to disclose all information, but when it comes to major problems with your home, it’s the … [Read more...]

Emerald Coast Single Family Home Sales in June

Emerald Coast Single Family Home Sales in June Image via Flickr from Mark Moose This week, let's look at single family home sales along the Emerald Coast and in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Whether you're a buyer or a seller, there's good news to be found in this … [Read more...]

5 reasons to buy a house in the next 5 months!

A combination of market factors may make you think you're getting priced out of the home market. But one observer believes first-time homebuyers might want to consider making a move. "I know it's hard to face rising interest rates and rising home prices at the same time," … [Read more...]

7 Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling

Follow these seven strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel. Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride. A significant … [Read more...]

Our Secret is Out – The Emerald Coast is Getting Noticed!

The world is beginning to take notice of the Emerald Coast as a great place to live and visit. In the past year or so, several towns in both Okaloosa and Walton counties have been named as the best town, best beach, and even safest town. The recognition is long overdue and … [Read more...]

Read This Before Painting…

If you’re painting a room, or your entire house, use this handy checklist to avoid common mistakes and make it look amazing: Buy sample sizes to try out the color before you buy a gallon. To determine how much paint to buy, use the paint calculator at … [Read more...]

Prepare Now for Possible Hurricanes

Living in Florida comes with great perks – beautiful weather, flip-flops, warm weather most of the time, the water, the sun, the lifestyle. I could go on and on. No place is perfect, and in Florida, we face hurricane season from June 1 through November 30 every year. And we … [Read more...]

5 Things to Do on the Emerald Coast After the Beach

Whether you're looking for a new adventure or you need a reminder about what Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and the surrounding areas have to offer, here are five other things to do when you're done at the beach. There's something for everyone in the list below. Get Out on … [Read more...]

Bathroom Renovation: 4 Tips to Enhance Your Everyday Lifestyle

Whether you’re getting ready to put your home on the market or you’ve been stashing away money to finally redo that outdated bathroom that just doesn’t work for your family anymore, updating or remodeling your bathroom is a great way to not only add value to your home, but … [Read more...]

A Look at the Local Housing Market: May Single Family Home Sales

Whether sitting down with a client to discuss their housing goals or standing around at the beach, hanging out with friends, the most common question every Realtor® gets is, “How's the market?” According to statistics from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR) … [Read more...]