As usually happens this time of year, things are quieting down around here and we had a relatively slow week, with just one sale and two new contracts, four new listings, and two price changes. Our inventory inched up by six, closing the week at 388, with 99 homes and 289 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.
Down on the south side of the Cape our solo sale is a bay front lot in Eventide, which sold as a bank-owned lot just two months ago in mid-October for $12,000. The bank had it listed then for $20,000. That buyer flipped it back on to the market with a $39,900 price tage and sold it Tuesday for $30,000 cash. The county’s going to have a lot of adjusting to do with this sale as they still have it valued at $40,000.
The first of our two new contracts is on a bank-owned first tier 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 1,830 square foot home at Indian Pass. This home was builit in 2003 and last sold in January 2006 for $1M. It has been on the market since October of that year when it was originally listed for $949,000. Suntrust took it back this summer and listed it for $349,900, a good bit above the county’s assessed value of $277,454.
Our second new contract is on this gorgeous 60′ wide gulf front lot on Sweetwater Drive at Money Bayou which went under contract on Tuesday with a list price of $299,000, well above the county’s assessed value of $175,000. A similar lot near this one sold last year for $200,000. The sellers have owned it since mid-1999 when they purchased it for $120,000, and first put it on the market in January 2008 with a $565,000 price tag.
With just four new listings and two price changes I’m not going with Picks of the Week this week, so we’ll wait to see if Santa beings us a couple of goodies next week. Only eight more shopping days ’til Christmas, so if you have coastal paradise properties on your shopping list be sure to get in touch with me this week. Call or text me at 850-227-5197, or send me an email to [email protected]. In all the hustle and bustle this week, with last minute shopping, decorating and wrapping gifts, be sure to take time to take note of the gifts you already have, your family, pets, and friends, and give them the gift of letting them know just how much they mean to you. Have fun, keep warm, and thanks so much for stopping by today.