2 types of energy tax credits to take by year end

In February, the federal tax credit was reinstated for energy efficient home improvements made in 2012 and 2013. A tax credit is a direct reduction of taxes due. It can be better than a tax deduction that only reduces taxable income. The energy tax credit now has a $500 … [Read more...]


Lawn. Mow until the first frost, keeping the length above 2.5". Rake leaves that smother and kill grass. Rake up excess grass clippings using an iron rake or thatch rake. Check with a garden pro whether to aerate and fertilize. Garden. Ask a local expert which plants … [Read more...]

Going Once, Going Twice…Sold! Put Together an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse

Submitting an offer on a home and waiting to hear back is one of the most stressful parts of the home-buying process. Since there is always room to negotiate when it comes to price, you want to be sure to put in an offer that the seller can’t refuse or you risk losing your … [Read more...]

How to Survive Selling Your Home!

Once you've decided to sell your home, your agent should develop a selling strategy that attracts offers and a plan for overcoming the hurdles that can delay your sale. Here are tips to smooth out potential bumps in the road before you even hit them and to make sure … [Read more...]

January – October Market Statistics Fort Walton Beach

Sales and Inventory Report Category - Detached Single FamilyStatistics for Entire MLS from 1/1/2013 - 10/25/2013 Areas:12 Month Year MonthlySales MonthlyVolume Avg List $ Avg Sale $ Avg $/SqFt Median Sold $ Avg DOM Avg CDOM % Sold/List % Sold/Orig. … [Read more...]

How To Stage Your Home For a Fast Sale

Here’s the step-by-step process for staging the INSIDE and OUTSIDE of your home to get it sold fast, and for top dollar…  Step #1:  Assess Your Current Situation We can work together to Identify what improvements need to be made for a speedy sale.  To assess the inside of … [Read more...]

10 Steps To Get The Best Deal On A Home

When it comes to real estate, timing is everything. And if you're buying this year, your timing is perfect.  Interest Rates are still at Historic lows and lenders are starting to loosen up lending criteria.  Below are 10 steps to make the buying process smoother and help … [Read more...]

Tips for Homebuyers & Sellers in 2013!

Tips for Homebuyers & Sellers! In residential real estate, 2013 arrived much the same way that 2012 did: via a rocky road. While more homebuyers are swooping in and picking up great deals, sales are slowly increasing in many markets. While potential buyers are still … [Read more...]