Archives for November 2015

October 2015: Real Estate Sales Dip Across the Emerald Coast

Single family home sales, condo sales, and townhouse sales dipped across the Emerald Coast and Okaloosa County in October. Walton County single family home sales remained strong, although condo sales were weak. All sales statistics below compare October 2015 to October … [Read more...]

Do Dogs Have GPS?

Did you hear the story about Ole, the Welsh Corgi who survived an avalanche in Montana and then, days later, found his way back to the motel where his owners had been staying? While science has yet to prove that dogs and other animals possess an inherent homing device, there … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving, Emerald Coast!

While we should all be more thankful every day of the year, the time when we focus on it the most is here. Thanksgiving Day - a time for family, friends, fellowship, and lots of food. I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has been a part of Rising Star Real … [Read more...]

3 Scams to Watch Out for If You Want to Buy a Home When You Have Bad Credit

Ever heard the expression, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”? When you have bad credit but want to buy a home, it's easy to think that claims of paying a fee to have your credit score increased will help solve the problem.   Think … [Read more...]

Avoid Roof Mishaps

Keeping your roof up to par is probably one of the most important things a homeowner can do. Your roof could be considered your home’s biggest investment, and although they only need to be replaced every 20-25 years, it is important to properly maintain your roof to lengthen … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day 2015: The Community Gives Thanks

Veteran's Day is Wednesday, November 11 and on behalf of all of us at Rising Star Real Estate, I would like to thank every military member, active-duty and retired, that have helped keep our country safe, as well as the military families that keep everything running when … [Read more...]

7 Can’t-Miss Events Around the Emerald Coast in November and December

November and December are hectic months, between Thanksgiving turkey and gift-buying and giving in December. That doesn't mean you shouldn't take advantage of the extra time with your family and find something fun to do to get you through the crazy holiday months. Check out … [Read more...]