You see them advertised everywhere in the Destin Florida real estate market– “Coming Soon! New Listing!” But, what does that mean, exactly? The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors is guided by rules regarding entering listings into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). “Coming Soon” is a special category for listings that are not quite ready to be […]
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What are terms and conditions of a real estate sale, and why are they important to know? When a listing “closes” in the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors MLS in Florida, a field is required where an agent enters “sales notes”. The requirement is as follows: “Listings changed to a Closed status must include any […]
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Do you want that house? You can bet others do, too. Chances are that when you make an offer on a Destin, Emerald Coast of Florida, house or condo, there will be at least one competitor trying to outbid you. If you had your agent ask the right questions first, you could only hope that […]
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So, I have a Zen page-a-day calendar that I am trying this year. It gives me something to ponder and maybe a way to grow. Some of the Zen quotes are long, and I am too impatient to study them. Sometimes I cheat and look ahead. And some quotes stick with me. Those are the […]
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Being a Food Network addict, I got excited watching the “Kitchen” where celebrity chef Jet Tila was demonstrating his easy stir-fry recipe. It looked incredible, so I gave it a try, and also bought his book “101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die”. Now, we end up making a couple of meals […]
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I just got an amazing approval on a Crestview Florida VA Compromise Sale from BB&T! You know the Veterans Administration requirement that the net proceeds of the sale be no less tham 88.13% of the appraised value? And the requirment that the VA Compromise Sale appraisal is firm for six months? This was a breakthrough approval…Continue
I finally broke down and responded to an automated Bank of America email survey. The email was titled "Help Us Improve Our Process." I received the email because one of my Destin short sales was declined in Equator. Why? Our seller was a day late getting us newly requested documents. We had to re-initiate the short sale a few days later.…Continue