Even with the cooler wintery weather settling in (daily highs in the 50s and 60s) and folks concentrating on Christmas shopping, we had a pretty good week in our real estate market for December, managing two sales, three new contracts, three new listings and put on four new price tags. Our inventory slimmed down by four, closing the week at 382, with 98 homes and 284 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.
I’m going to brag on our small company just a bit as I’m proud of the fact that both of this week’s sales were in-house sales for Boardwalk Realty, the first of which is a beautiful 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 3,042 square foot gulf front home in Indian Summer at Indian Pass listed as a short sale for $790,000. We listed it in mid-March, put it under contract on September 19, and closed it on Friday for $675,000. Phenomonally fast closing for such a high end property. My colleagues and the negotiating team we had working with us did a super job. Our second sale is a quarter-acre second tier lot nestled among the pines and palms at the Cottages at Indian Summer near Indian Pass along the C-30 Corridor. It went under contract with a list price of $27,500. The owners have had it since late 2003 when they picked it up for $50,000. They initially listed it in early 2008 for $229,000. The county’s assessment is way above list at $73,600, but they describe it as a first tier rather than a second tier, so that error may be the discrepency. On Tuesday the happy new owners claimed the lot for their future home on the coast for the list price of $27,500.
All three of our new contracts are on single family homes on the Cape, beginning with this road-front, gulf view 4-bedroom, 4-bath 2,120 square foot home built is 2002. It goes under contract with a list price of $349,000, $46K below the $395,000 it sold for in early 2002. The county has it valued at $271,352.
Just a few blocks south our second contract is on a handsome 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 2,726 square foot gulf front home built in 2008 which goes under contract with a list price of $798,000. It’s not listed as a short sale even though the lot alone sold for $749,900 in mid-2005. The county has this one pegged at $524,950.
Our third and final new contract is on one of my former Price Change Picks of the Week. It is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 1,618 square foot gulf view “X” zone home on the south side of the Cape in Two Palms on which sellers slashed the price just recently from $399,000 to $299,000.
It has pretty gulf views from the spacious decks and porches, and even has a screened in-ground pool.
Here are the MLS details:
Spacious and airy 3 bedroom 3 bath fully furnished home located in the X flood zone. The home was designed with an open floor plan to take advantage of the beautiful Gulf views. The living areas open onto the covered porches creating a large entertaining space. The upgraded kitchen features ceramic tile countertops and floors, with stainless steel appliances. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the porches on both upper levels that span the entire length of the home. As an added bonus, the home also includes its own swimming pool, covered by screened enclosure! The natural setting of Two Palms creates a feeling of seclusion and privacy. This home is currently on a rental program. Rental income for 2008 was $40,000, and for 2009, $49,500. Owner is willing to sell Half Interest in property.
All three of our new listings and four price changes are worth taking a look at, so I’m not singling out just one for a Pick of the Week, which means that wraps it up for another week. Prices are looking better and better all the time, so much so that I’m starting to hear from people who say they’re ready to make an offer on a particular property only to find out it’s already gone under contract, so if you’ve had your eye on a particular house or lot, you may want to step up to the plate before someone else beats you to it. Let me know what you’re interested in and I’ll be glad to help you get it. Call or text me at 850-227-5197 or shoot me an email to [email protected]. Have a great week, enjoy all those Christmas parties, and keep warm. Hope to see you back here next weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by today.