We are loving the gorgeous Spring weather March has brought us! Clear skies and warm rays invite us to get out and play. We are beginning to see the first Spring Break groups coming down to enjoy our lovely area. There is so much to do in our outdoor playland, from fishing and boating, to horse riding and nature walks, to shelling and shopping. Our local restaurants are showing their flair with the freshest seafood on the Forgotten Coast. Our local artisans are show casing their works in the downtown shops and bi-weekly farmer’s markets. Spring has sprung and our area is alive with activity. Come see what all the excitement is about!
With all this gem of an area has to offer, it is no wonder we are seeing steady sales locally. In February, there were 15 properties sold in the Port St. Joe Real Estate Markets and the Wewahitchka Real Estate Markets. There were 8 Port St. Joe Homes sold, 3 Port St. Joe Vacant Lots sold, 3 Wewahitchka Homes sold, and 1 Wewahitchka Vacant Lot sold! There was one Bank Owned Home sold, one Bank Owned Vacant Lot sold, and one home which sold under a Short Sale situation. SEVEN of these sales were CASH purchases. That is nearly half of the total sales for the month! This is a wonderful market to be a part of!
Of course, not every one prefers to use cash to acquire Real Estate Assets. For those who wish to use a traditional lender, the rates are very competitive right now. Bankrate.com shows us that the current 30-year fixed mortgage rate is @ 3.71%, while the current 15-year fixed mortgage rate is @ 2.82%. Talk to your local mortgage expert to see what kind of deals are available for you!
One of my favorite homes in Port St. Joe recently sold. This Tudor style Bay View home is loaded with custom touches and luxury amenities. The large kitchen has a TON of countertop space for working as well as cabinet space to hold everything a culinary-lover needs. The property is lavishly landscaped to make the most of the spectacular bay views as well as the covered in-ground pool! The 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom home is made for hosting guests while pampering the home owners in the fabulous Master Suite and Bathroom. There are so many reasons to love this home, it is no wonder it lasted on the market only 130 days. The asking price on this home was $394,900, however the final selling price was an amazing $375,000! What a deal!
Another wonderful home in Port St. Joe which recently sold was this adorable 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home in a quiet neighborhood only two blocks from the Bay! With beautiful hardwood floors, lots of natural lighting, a Florida Room, and an updated kitchen, this is a wonderful home for any family. An outdoor Bar-B-Que area and Gazebo in the fenced back yard makes this a great area for enjoying the outdoors. This home sold for $160,750 in February. So much home for such an amazing price! This same home sold in 2007 for $194,000!
This home in the popular Barefoot Cottages Community also sold in February, after being listed only 8 days! The 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom home provides access to the many amenities and spectacular location of this community. Two pools, a hot tub, multiple playgrounds and grilling areas, a fitness center, and a community center, along with grounds keeping, make this a lovely area to be a part of. The home was listed for a very fair $149,900. However, the CASH buyer purchased the home for only $137,000! With all of the included appliances and this home’s wonderful layout with private bathrooms and balcony access for each bedroom, this was truly a wonderful deal.
To the North, we find some wonderful deals made in neighboring Wewahitchka. This home, for example, sold out of a Short Sale situation. After being on the market for 64 days, this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home sitting on 5 Acres sold for only $162,000. This ranch style home has everything you need for the quiet country life. The covered front porch is a picturesque Southern setting and the many fruit trees on the property invite you to enjoy nature’s bounty.
This next home is only 12 miles from the white sand beaches of Mexico Beach, but is located in a serene county setting. The secluded home sits on a half acre lot and has a great floor plan. The property also has a LARGE detached garage and workspace for storage, toys, and projects! The property was obviously a great find, as it lasted on the market only 6 days! Although the asking price on this home was $96,000, the CASH buyer paid only $89,100!
This last home was a Bank Owned Property. Sitting on half an acre and only minutes from a boat landing, this is a very desirable location. The home was left in very good shape, needing only a few rooms painted, some quick landscaping, and a pressure wash to bring it back to life. The new owner did well to find this home, which sold for a remarkable $56,000! The 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home has great potential to the right visionary. Give us a call to find similar Bank Owned Properties with amazing potential!
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