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Monday, November 16, 2009

Another gorgeous weekend in Mexico Beach, Florida! The only thing I don't really like about this time of year, is giving up the flip flops. But its okay, its only for a little while!!! I can actually still wear them in the middle of the day, but I don't always have the luxury of changing outfits in the middle of the day!!!

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I talked to a friend this morning who caught 8 very good size grouper Saturday. Of course, he had to go out 80 miles but............YUM!

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Speaking of fishing, please keep informed about the new fishing regulations that are about to take effect. These new regulations will severely limit recreational fishing as well as commercial fishing. We may soon be buying all our fish from overseas! It will have a trickle down effect to thousands of fishing related jobs and industries.



If you are concerned about this issue and want to stay informed and voice your opinion, send me a quick email and I'll put you on that database and keep you up to date!!!

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On a very positive note:

The new Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe is coming along quickly! This facility will not only provide some desperately needed services in this area but will also become a much needed employer!!!



There will also be additional doctors offices and related medical industries alongside the actual hospital.

We are so looking forward to this!!!!



Sacred Heart Hospital is having a job fair December 5th 10:00-2:00 at Gulf Coast Community College in Port St. Joe.

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On the Real Estate Front:

Five properties were put under contract in the last 4 days.

  • TWO beachside older homes. One is 3 bed/1.5 bath, 1100 sq ft, listed at $339,000. The othere is 1532 sq ft, 3 bed/1 bath, listed at $275,000.
  • A gulf front lot, bank owned, 60 feet on the water by 264 ft deep. Listed at $300,000!!
  • Another Windmark Beach House went under contract. 2,568 Sq ft, 4 bed/4 bath, listed at $536,000.

Closings in the last 4 days:

  • Teeny gulf front cottage, 572 sq ft. 48 X 275 ft lot, sold for $318,000. It was on the market a couple of days!
  • Canal front and beach side house, built in 1973 with 1651 sq ft sold for $591,400.

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It always tickles me when people ask me "so is ANYTHING selling?" And they do emphasize ANYTHING! They are shocked when I say YES! We are putting things under contract and closing properties all the time.

THERE ARE BUYERS OUT THERE AND THEY ARE BUYING!!! It comes down to the three things it has always come down to:

  • Location
  • Condition
  • Price

Our location is AWESOME! Literally every house in Mexico Beach/St. Joe beach is within a mile and a half from the water. Walkable, bikable, golf cart rideable.

The condition: If there is something that needs work. Buyers will deduct that from the price no matter what price you have it listed.

Price: How close you are to the water, how much of a view, should be reflected n the price. You MUST be listed at very close to what the home would appraise for to get any action. You MUST get your listing price from the most recent sales in order to get any action. Other wise you are a house with a sign in the yard.

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Please let me know if I can help you with anything, call me anytime!!!

Have a great week and remember: " Words that soak into your ears are whispered.....not yelled."


Mary

850-896-5222

www.maryblackburn.com

Sundance Realty

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