It’s been a rainy, foggy week with even more promised for the weekend, and it was enough to finally dampen our market a bit as we had our first slow week in some time, managing just two sales and two new contracts, seven new listings and thirteen price changes. Unfortunately, that means our inventory continues its slow upward climb again, closing at 380, up three from last week, with 94 homes and 286 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market. Let’s take a look at what went on.
The first of our two sales is also one of our two new contracts having gone under contract and sold for cash in a mere matter of days. This is one of the original townhouses at Barrier Dunes, built back in 1984. It’s a 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath gulf front home with a somewhat obstructed gulf view from the main living area due to the large dune centered in front of it. She has definitely seen better times, and needs a little TLC at this point to spruce her up. In 1995 it sold for $163,642, and resold in 1998 for $189,500. That family first put it on the market in December 2008 asking $625,000. It went under contract Monday with a far more modest list price of $274,900, and sold by the end of the week for $225,000. When adjusted for inflation, that $142,500 1989 sale price equals $260,470 in today’s dollars, for a real loss of over $35,000, which is pretty staggering to realize a gulf front property could lose that much value in 23 years.
We’ll head out on to the C-30 Corridor for our other sale, heading north towards Port St. Joe. This one’s a bay view lot in Treasure Bay measuring 101′ x 290′, or about 0.67 of an acre, listed for $38,500. Here’s another one with an interesting sales history. In early 2001 it sold for $14,000, resold in December 2003 for $89,000, then again just the following summer in July 2004 for $162,500. The county’s somewhere between those 2001 and 2003 prices, having it valued at $25,000, which is exactly what it sold for on Valentine’s Day.
Our one contract other than the Barrier dunes townhouse which already closed, takes us down to the southern end of the Cape San Blas Peninsula to just before the rocks at Stumphole, where this 4-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath, spacious 3,618 square foot gulf front home went under contact on Monday with a list price of $699,000. Built in 2002, the sellers bought it the following year for $888,000 and have been marketing it since late 2006, initially listing it for $1.399M. The county currently has it assessed for $428,515.
That’s a wrap for now. Quite a change of pace from the past few weeks.We’ve been seeing a lot of activity for this time of year, so if you’re interested in finding a great deal of your own, let me know. You can always reach me by either calling or texting to 850-227-5197 or sending me an email to [email protected] . Have a great week, and thanks so much for taking time to stop by today.