By Gail Pelto (a twist on Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore) ‘‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas along the Emerald Coast, Home Buyers and Sellers were busy making toasts. Offers had been made, negotiated by all. Everyone happy, no closing was stalled! It’s been a great year in real estate…interest rates...
By Gail Pelto Florida case law provides that, with some exceptions, a home seller must disclose any facts or conditions about the property that have a substantial impact on its value or desirability, and that others cannot easily see for themselves. In order to assist sellers, the Florida Association of Realtors...
By Gail Pelto Home inspections are one of the privileges that a home buyer has when purchasing a home and are initiated once you have a contract in place. There are two purposes to have them done: one is to let you know what you are buying and the second...
By Gail Pelto Normally, I give you an update about the real estate market in January, a review of the prior year. However, since 2021 has been such a crazy year, I felt you might want to know how it’s been year-to-date and where the real estate market looks to...
By Gail Pelto There’s a whole lotta stuff you need to know before you jump into the home buying process—a BUNCH of “do’s and don’ts.” One of those is how to go about getting financing for a mortgage, how to choose a lender, and the best practices on communication with...
By Gail Pelto I’m getting this question more and more frequently these days as I look for listings for my buyers: “Gail, I’d love to sell in this market and get top dollar for my home. But then I’ll have to buy something else and pay top dollar for it....
By Gail Pelto You have just completed one of the biggest financial transactions of your life and can now call yourself a “homeowner.” With the help of a realtor, like me, you purchased your first home, you’ve signed all the necessary paperwork and are about to walk up to your...
By Gail Pelto As of today, March 29th, the day that I’m penning this article, there are only 1147 residential properties for sale in our entire Multiple Listing Service, and that’s pretty much everything in between Panama City Beach and Pensacola; last year at this time it was closer to...
By Gail Pelto Have you thought about selling your home in the near future? Then I am here to tell you, “don’t wait!” Right now, sellers are garnering top dollar for their property, but how long will it last? Wish I could tell you a specific date. However, my crystal...
Kolter Homes, a leader in developing master-planned communities in the Southeast, reported 55 sales generated during the VIP Preview of its latest new home community in Walton County. Interested home shoppers who registered as a VIP on Kolter Homes’ interest list were invited to preview NatureWalk at the Watersound...

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