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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I Love This Weather!

Our weather has been gorgeous! Cool enough to even turn off the AC at night! I love this time of year! Makes me want to work in the yard all day!!!! Its still been pretty warm in the middle of the day but isn't THAT WHY I MOVED HERE!!

I just want to remind everybody about the Mexico Beach Annual Art and Wine Festival this weekend-the 20th! $10 per person at the Driftwood Inn right on the beach. Definitely a good time showcasing many local artists. There is a silent auction as well! This has become one of the most popular events, so stop by if you have a chance!

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As for real estate in the area..................

We are back to 2004 prices! The average sales price in 2004 was $359K, in 2005 $542K, in 2006 $411K and now in 2007 $366K!!!!!

For some reason people are under the assumption that properties are not selling here. There have been 91 residential sales thus far in 2007 in just the Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach area. That doesn't include vacant lots. We still have a couple of months to go! There were only 44 residential sales all year last year!

We have put several properties under contract in the last few days alone! The buyers are slowly but surely coming back!! We are not knocking any socks off but we are definitely selling in the Mexico Beach area.

We will always sell property here----look what we have. Virtually no traffic, no high rises, just beautiful beaches, and peace and quiet. People will always be drawn to this area!

I hear from Panama City and Destin folks every week that Mexico Beach is a refreshing step back in time!

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There are some awesome deals out here right now. Sellers are really motivated and you have to be a little gutsy to make some low offers-----quick clean contracts are getting the best deals of course. For instance, a fixer upper mobile home just 3 blocks from the beach at $135,000.
It needs a lot of work but there are folks out there who, if they can do it themselves, can have a place at the beach for an affordable price. I'd make an offer of $100K cash and who knows!!!!!

On the other pricing scale: A 5 bed gulf front home listed at $985K. He might be willing to take off at least $100K off that!!!!!!!!!!

There's a gulf front 3 bed condo---stunning views, elevator, pool listed at $599K. I'd be willing to bet you could get it for $500K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I email what I consider to be some great prices to my database almost every day! If you want to be included on that database, just send me a quick email. If you could, please give me some kind of idea as to what you are looking for. I don't just send out my listings. I send out good deals!

I honestly think there is something here for just about every price range!!!!!

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As always, check out my website, send me a quick email!!
And.......................go to church this Sunday!!!

Mary

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