Oct 20 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review – Oct. 14-20, 2017

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For Sale Sold SignOctober may just be my favorite month of the year here on the Forgotten Coast. The air is cool, the humidity low, and the skies crystal clear. It just puts you in a good mood. Seems a lot of folks were feeling pretty good about the area this week, too, as a number of them staked a claim on some beach paradise to call their very own. They closed five sales and wrote two new contracts. We added eight new listings (one of which is already under contract), and marked down four others. Our inventory grew by two, closing the week at 292, with 81 homes and 211 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market. Let’s take a look at what’s gone on since last we met.

Cape San Blas Gulf Front Home with 200+ of gulf frontage under contract August 2017 with list price of $1.7M

We’ll kick off our review of this week’s five sales way up on the north end of the Cape in Secluded Dunes where sellers handed over the keys to their exquisitely designed 6-bedroom, 4-bath, 3,626 square foot gulf front home.  This contemporary beauty is situated on over 200′ of secluded gulf front property in a gated community.  It was listed for $1.7M and sold on Thursday for $1.6M cash.

Interior Lot at Cape San Blas Under Contract Sep. 2017 with List Price of $55,000

Sale number two is on Labrador Lane in Park Point where a month ago buyers had their offer accepted on this 80′ by 145′, quarter-acre lot. The seller bought it in late 2004 for $299,000; the MLS states the Seller stipulated that the buyer would pay closing costs. They had it listed for $55,000 and signed over the title on Thursday for $50,000. Park Point is a pretty, secluded little neighborhood with low HOA fees of less than $100 per month and all lots include deeded gulf access.

Newly Built Gulf Front Home On Cape San Blas Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $959,000

We’ll travel about three miles south on the Cape to Clipper Way where the owners of this newly built, 4-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath, 2,600 square foot gulf front home accepted a contract on the home 30 days ago with a list price of $959,000. The group of sellers include the builder/listing agent, other licensed Realtors and family members.  According to the MLS copy, this home offers many nice features:   “Custom designed home with all 4 bedrooms facing the beach with their own private bathrooms. The living room and kitchen also face the water and there are 3 separate beach side decks. This home has many upgraded features including core-tech flooring, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, 4-stop elevator and more”.  They bought the vacant lot in January 2016 for $235,000, built the home and sold it on Friday for $910,000 cash.

Cape San Blas Home Near Gulf Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $395,000

Our fourth sale takes us to the south side of the Cape to Boardwalk Avenue where this 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,296 square foot circa 1990 home went under contract three weeks ago with a list price of $395,000. According to county records, the 75′ by 100′, 0.17-acre, X-zone lot on which it sits sold for $138,600 way back in 1986. Wow. The Boardwalk subdivision has a lovely community pool overlooking the gulf. The new owners took title on Thursday for $340,000 cash.

Lot Overlooking St. Joe Bay Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $99,000

We’ll leave the Cape for the first time today turning left off of Cape San Blas Road to travel to this half-acre, 100′ by 220′ lot overlooking St. Joe Bay listed for $99,000, a far cry from the $27,000 it went for as recently as March 2015.  There are no HOA fees associated with this property, and it is a FEMA flood insurance eligible area.  On Monday, the sellers moved way off that list price accepting $60,000 cash for the lot at closing.

Cape San Blas Bay Front Acreage Under Contract October 2017 with List Price of $500,000

The first of our two new contracts is a 3.75-acre parcel with 207′ of bay frontage on Cape San Blas just north of Seagrass subdivision.  The family has owned the property for many years and so there is no recent sales data.  They have it listed for $500,000 and on Tuesday accepted an offer on it.

Gulf Front Home Under Contract October 2017 with List Price of $674,900

Our other new contract is on this 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,517-square foot gulf front home in Gulf Pines listed for $674,900.  This neighborhood is FEMA eligible, has no HOA, and voluntary HOA fees of just $200 annually.  The sellers purchased the home with 100′ of water frontage in late 2002 for $665,000.

That’s a wrap for today. I enjoy meeting and working with so many of you – it’s a great feeling helping people realize their dream of having a coastal retreat of their own. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, I’d love to hear from you. Please try me on my cell at 850-227-5197 or shoot me an email to sherri@sherridodsworth.com. Have a great week, and if you’re in the area this weekend be sure to catch The Blast on the Bay, featuring great performances all along the Forgotten Coast by over forty of Nashville’s finest songwriters. I go to this event each year and it truly is a blast! Hope to see you there.

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Oct 14 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review – Oct. 7-13, 2017

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For Sale Sold SignReal estate has been very quiet around here this week and I can’t pinpoint any specific reason as to why that may be the case. Rentals seem to be strong, the weather is good, and interest rates are unchanged. Nonetheless, we only managed two sales and one new contract. Sellers added five new listings, and changed prices on five others.

Cape San Blas 2nd Tier Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Prie of $189,000

The first of our two sales is this second tier, gulf view lot in The Preserve at the Cape, a new little subdivision adjacent to the north end of Seagrass. This 75′ by 112′, 0.19-acre property listed for $189,000 seemed like the perfect homesite for buyers who had their offer accepted in late August.   They were able to take title on Tuesday for $179,000.

Our second sale is over on Indian Pass where a vintage Lagoon front 4-bedroom, 2-bath, 2,138 square foot home that was built in 1923 went under contract recently with a list price of $449,900. The walls are pecky cypress, there are inviting porches all around, and a screened in-ground pool. It has been in the family for quite some time, so I found no significant sales history in the county records.  The parties agreed to close on Friday for $325,000 cash.

Cape San Blas First Tier Gulf View Home Under Contract July 20107 with List Price of $499,000

Now to our one new contract on the north side of the Cape in Peninsula Estates where buyers had their offer accepted on this 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,388 square foot first tier gulf view home sporting a $499,000 price tag. If this looks familiar it may be because it was under contract once before back in July but subsequently fell out of contract. The circa 1995 vacation rental home is situated on a corner “X” zone lot, and features an in-ground pool. All of the properties in this neighborhood include deeded gulf and bay access. Peninsula Estates has recorded covenants, but no HOA nor HOA fees.  The sellers have owned the home for some time, purchasing it in 1998 for $174,000.

That’s a wrap for this week. If you’re interested in seeing what you might be able to find along the coast for your self while prices are so low, or if you’re thinking of selling, I’d love to hear from you. I’ll be glad to help you either way. Try me on my cell at 850-227-5197 or shoot me an email to sherri@sherridodsworth.com . Have a terrific weekend and thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 06 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review Sep. 30-Oct. 6, 2017

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For Sale Sold SignWe had lots of visitors around the Cape this week, with some areas in Georgia reportedly on Fall break.  Property managers were busy, but the out-of-towners apparently were here to soak up the sun and surf rather than snapping up properties as none of them wrote up new contracts.  We managed to close four sales, while sellers added two new listings,  and changed prices on three others.   Our inventory took a nice dip, shedding ten, closing the week at 290, with 83 homes and 207 lots listed for sales in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, and C-30 Corridor MLS market.  Let’s see who went to the closing table.

Cape San Blas 1st Tier Lot on South Side of Cape Under Contract July 2017 with List Price of $109,900

Let’s take a look at our four closings, three of which are lots on the south side of the Cape, beginning with this 50′ by 239′, quarter-acre first tier lot on Mercury Lane in Surfside Estates listed for $109,900. In early 2004 this lot sold for $345,000. The sellers bought it in April of last year for $58,000, and sold it on Monday for $84,500. Not a bad return for holding it roughly 18 months.

Cape San Blas First Tier Gulf View Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $89,000

In nearby Pine Bluff, sale number two is a first tier, gulf view lot listed for $89,000.   It’s conveniently located right next to the pool and the deeded gulf access walkway to the beach.  The sellers purchased the 55′ by 265′, third-of-an-acre property in 2011 for $85,000 and sold it on Monday for $82,000.

Gulf View Lots on Cape San Blas Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $69,000

Our third lot sale is in the Cape Dunes, one of the earliest of all subdivisions on the Cape, with most of the existing homes built prior to implementation of CBRA in October 1982. Consequently, many are grandfathered and eligible to purchase FEMA flood insurance. The structures were grandfathered but not lots, so the new owners of today’s purchase will have to go into the private market if they want flood coverage. This sale actually consists of two adjacent lots, measuring together 60′ by 140′, or about 0.20 acres.  They last sold in 1992 for $68,800, or $120,400 in today’s inflation adjusted dollars.  Twenty five years later this week, they went for $52,500.

Money Bayou Gulf View Home Under Contract Sep 2017

Our fourth and final sale is over in Money Bayou where this Key West style cutie caught a buyer’s eye in early September. It’s a 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,101 gulf view home on a third tier, 36′ by 90′ lot listed for $284,900. The sellers bought it In mid-2014 for $231,400, and handed over the keys to the happy new owners on Friday for $281,600.

As I write this on Friday evening, we’re keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Nate to see what his weekend plans are. At the moment, it looks as if he’ll bring us a good bit of rain, but I’m hoping it doesn’t arrive til later in the day as we’re looking forward to enjoying the Scallop and Music Festival in Port St. Joe on Saturday.  If you’re in the area and interested in learning more about our coastal real estate, whether you’re buying or selling, I’ll be glad to help. Simply call or text me at 850-227-5197 or drop me a note to sherri@sherridodsworth.com. Whatever your plans, I hope you have a great weekend, and I thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to stop by today.

 

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Sep 29 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review – Sep. 23-29, 2017

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For Sale Sold SignOur real estate market returned to a more normal pace during the first full week of autumn, turning in three sales and six new contracts. Sellers added five new listings, and tried price adjustments on four others.  Our inventory barely changed, shedding only one, closing the week at 300 total, with 90 homes and 210 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor MLS market.

Seacliffs Unit Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $319,000

The first of our three sales is a 4-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath townhouse on the north end of the Cape in Seacliffs that went under contract in early August with a list price of $319,000. The sellers bought it in early 2013 for $220,000 and sold it on Monday for $310,000. The 1,944 square foot unit was built in 2001.

Cape San Blas Commercial Lot Sold Sep. 2017 for $150,000

This second sale is a property that was not listed in the MLS but was entered this week for comparable sale purposes when it sold. It is a commercial lot behind the Trading Post, the owners of which decided to buy this parcel for additional space for $150,000.

Cape San Blas Bay Front Cottage Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $374,900

Our third and final sale is a circa-1983, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 1,064 square-foot bay front home with dock listed for $374,900.  It’s located on a 94′ by 750′, 1.79-acre lot located 200′ north of Scallop Cove.  She’s in need of some TLC but is a great little bay retreat to feed your fishing, kayaking and scalloping habit.  The lot itself offers several investor possibilities – the first 300′ of depth from Cape San Blas Road can be used for commercial, and there’s enough density to allow for two more lots to be platted from the parent tract.   The buyers picked up the keys at closing on Thursday for $332,000.

Interior Lot at Cape San Blas Under Contract Sep. 2017 with List Price of $55,000

OK, now on to our six new contracts, kicking things off on the north end of the Cape on Labrador Lane in Park Point where buyers had their offer accepted on this 80′ by 145′, quarter-acre lot listed for $55,000. The seller bought it in late 2004 for $299,000; the MLS states the Seller stipulates that the buyer will pay closing costs. Park Point is a pretty, secluded little neighborhood with low HOA fees of less than $100 per month and all lots include deeded gulf access.

Cape San Blas Gulf Side Lot Under Contract Sep. 2017 with List Price of $499,000

A little bit further down the road just past Coneheads Restaurant, our second contract is on a newly built 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath, 1,739 square-foot home on Bamba Lane listed for $499,000. The sellers bought the quarter-acre X zone lot on which it is situated in May 2016 for $120,000.

Cape San Blas Bay Front Lock with New Dock & Boat Lift Under Contract Sep. 2017 with List Price of $479,000

Contract number three is on a 100′ by 965′, 2.2-acre by front lot listed for $479,000. The sellers bought the property in mid-2014 for $255,000. In 2016 they added a dock and boat lift.

Cape San Blas Home Near Gulf Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $395,000

Our fourth contract takes us to the south side of the Cape to Boardwalk Avenue where this 2-bedroom, 2- bath, 1,296 square foot circa 1990 home went under contract on Friday with a list price of $395,000. According to county records, the 75′ by 100′, 0.17-acre, X-zone lot on which it sits sold for $138,600 way back in 1986. Wow. The Boardwalk subdivision has a lovely community pool overlooking the gulf.

Lot Overlooking St. Joe Bay Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $99,000

We’ll leave the Cape for the first time today turning left off of Cape San Blas Road to travel to this half-acre, 100′ by 220′ lot overlooking St. Joe Bay listed for $99,000, a far cry from the $27,000 it went for as recently as March 2015.  There are no HOA fees associated with this property, and it is a FEMA flood insurance eligible area.

Indian Pass Interior Lot Under Contract Sep. 2017 with List Price of $93,900

We’ll wrap things up today on Neptune Drive over on Indian Pass where buyers were happy to have their offer accepted on this 106′ by 146′, 0.33-acre lot listed for $93,900.  I didn’t find any sales history on the property appraiser’s site for the property.  Neptune is located in Indian Pass Beach Subdivision, a little community platted and recorded in the early 1950’s. All of the lots here have deeded gulf and lagoon access and are grandfathered for FEMA flood insurance eligibility.

While the building boom in our area hasn’t let up in the past year I’ve keeping an eye on our seemingly slow down in sales activity the past few weeks, but it appears we are back on track again. Competition for quality properties remains strong so whether you’re buying or selling it’s still time to get in the game.  I’ll be glad to help you, so please feel free to call or text me at 850-227-5197 or drop me a line at sherri@sherridodsowrth.com.  I hope to hear from you soon, and as always, appreciate so much your taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by today.

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Sep 22 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review – Sep. 16-22, 2017

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For Sale Sold SignThe Cape got some great news this week – we’re going to have a scallop season after all!  Albeit only for 16 days, beginning today, September 23, and running through and including October 8.  By starting the season this late in the year, the scallops should be pretty good size.  And speaking of pretty good size, our inventory continues to growing, closing for the first time in a long time above 300.  We gained six over last week, closing at 301 with 88 homes and 213 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor.  Sales were slow as well, with no closings and just three new contracts.  Sellers added nine new listings and changed prices on twelve others.

Newly Built Gulf Front Home On Cape San Blas Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $959,000

Our review of this week’s three new contracts starts off on the Cape on Clipper Way where the owners of this newly built, 4-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath, 2,600 square foot gulf front home went under contract on Thursday with a list price of $959,000. The group of sellers include the builder/listing agent, other licensed Realtors and family members.  According to the MLS copy, this home offers many nice features:   “Custom designed home with all 4 bedrooms facing the beach with their own private bathrooms. The living room and kitchen also face the water and there are 3 separate beach side decks. This home has many upgraded features including core-tech flooring, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, 4-stop elevator and more”.  They bought the vacant lot in January 2016 for $235,000.

Gulf View Lots on Cape San Blas Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $69,000

Our other two new contracts were both on lots, the first of which is on the south side of the Cape in the Cape Dunes subdivision.   This is one of the earliest of all subdivisions on the Cape, with most of the existing homes built prior to implementation of CBRA in October 1982. Consequently, many are grandfathered and eligible to purchase FEMA flood insurance. The structures were grandfathered but not lots, so the new owners of today’s lot purchase will have to go into the private market if they want flood coverage.

Bank-Owned Lagoon Front Lot Under Contract September 2017 with List Price of $24,500

We’ll wrap things up today out on C-30 shortly past the Indian Pass Raw Bar, where buyers had their offer accepted on a 155′ by 465′, 1.69 acre, lagoon front, bank-owned lot listed for $24,500.  The county records show it last changed hands privately in May of 2008 when it was quit-claimed for $45,000. The bank acquired it in late 2014.

Scallop in the sand And that does it for today. If your plans include visiting our area in the next week or so, be sure to take some time to harvest some tasty scallops.  While you’re here, if you’d like to get together to discuss a little real estate, call or text me at 850-227-5197 or shoot me an email to sherri@sherridodsworth.com and we’ll get started.  Whatever your plans, have a great week, I hope to see you back here soon, and thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by today.

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Sep 16 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review – Sep. 9-15, 2017

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For Sale Sold SignFlorida experienced a historical week. From the northernmost regions of our state in deluged Jacksonville to our southernmost points in devastated Key West, to the hard-hit southwest Naples/Fort Myers region, so many areas are reeling in the destruction left in Irma’s wake. The sheer geographical magnitude of the storm was unprecedented as she wreaked some degree of havoc in virtually all parts of our state. As she drifted slightly to the west early Saturday morning, Gulf County local officials were justifiably concerned about the possible impact to our area if the storm spun back out into the Gulf, regained strength and very possibly might have hit our area as a minimal Cat 3 storm. Accordingly, on Saturday morning, they issued a mandatory evacuation for everyone north of the rocks at Stumphole. Visitors were required to leave; residents strongly encouraged to do so. Our area dodged a bullet when the storm eventually drifted back eastward mid-day on Saturday for which we are eternally grateful, though our community would never wish this storm on anyone.

When there are named storms in the Gulf, insurance companies can’t issue policies on homes, so it’s not surprising that we only had one closing this week and that was on a lot. With a large portion of our visitors forced to leave last Saturday, there weren’t a lot of folks out shopping for property either, but even so, we did manage to have one new contract. Owners listed nine new properties, but held firm on prices with no changes.  With all those listings and so little other action, it’s no surprise that our inventory swelled by four, with 87 homes and 208 lots for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, and C-30 Corridor market.

Indian Pass First Tier Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $150,000

Both of this week’s transactions were over on Indian Pass. The only folks who went to closing were the parties with the contract on this quarter-acre first tier lot carved out from a 75′ by 562′ gulf front parcel the sellers bought in early 2015 for $285,000.  They did the minor re-plat, and listed the first tier portion for $150,000. On Thursday, the new owners took title for $140,00.

Indian Pass Gulf Front Lot Under Contract Sep. 2017 with List Prie of $279,000

Our one and only new contract is on a gulf front lot on Indian Pass Road. We saw this property not too long ago when the seller bought the 100′ wide parent parcel in mid-June for $481,000. He did a minor re-plat shortly thereafter subdividing it into two 50′ lots and now has one under contract with a list price of $279,000. Do the math. Nice profit.

I hope you and your loved ones escaped Irma’s wrath and are safe and sound.  These events remind us never to take the comforts and abundance in our lives for granted and to live each day with a grateful spirit. Our community pulled together in preparation for the storm caring for one another like the family that we are. For us, everything is back to normal. If you’d like to join us, please call or text me at 850-227-5197 or send a note to sherri@sherridodsworth.com and we’ll get started.  Take care, and thank you so much for taking time to stop by today.

 

 

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Sep 08 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Review Week of Sept. 2-8, 2017

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For Sale Sold Sign All focus has been on Hurricane Irma this week and as I write this we’re keeping our eye on its track, trying to estimate just what impact we can expect here.  All the talk of storms didn’t deter folks from finding their piece of paradise along our coast, though, as we had three closings and wrote up two new contracts. Sellers added only one new listing, and changed prices on three others.  We managed to trim our inventory by six, closing the week at 291, with 88 homes and 203 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Market.  Let’s see what caught buyers’ attention.

Cape San Blas Gulf View Home with Pool Under Contract May 2017 with List Price of $639,900

The first of our three sales is a second tier home on Tobago Drive, the street on the north side of The Cape Tradin’ Post.  This one may seem familiar as it was briefly under contract once before in mid-May. In early July, the owners accepted a new offer on their 5-bedroom, 4-1/2-bath, 1,866 square foot home listed for $639,900. That’s just a smidgen more than the $635,000 they paid for it ten years ago in the summer of 2007.  The new owners took title last Friday for $625,000.

Gulf Pines First Tier Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $154,900

On the corner of C-30 and Gulf Pines Drive, our second sale is a 90′ by 268′, half-acre first tier lot listed for $154,900. The Gulf Pines neighborhood has minimal HOA fees of just $200 per year, and is a FEMA eligible area.  If the lot looks familiar, it may be because we saw it here a mere 3 months ago when the sellers bought it for $145,000.  On Tuesday they sold it for $150,000.

Indian Pass Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $94,500

Our third and final sale is located on Oak Street in Indian Pass Beach Subdivision, a neighborhood near the east end of the peninsula platted back in 1952.  Since it was platted before the Coastal Barrier Resource Act went into effect in 1982, all of the properties here are grandfathered for FEMA flood insurance. A little over a week ago, buyers had their offer accepted on this 84′ by 114′, 0.2 acre lot listed for $94,500.  It’s not listed as a short sale even though county records indicate it last sold in early 2004 for $425,000, roughly $550,700 in 2017 inflation-adjusted dollars.  On Tuesday the new owners took title for $93,000.

Gulf Front Home on C-30 Under Contract Sep 2017 with List Price of $425,000

Both of our two new contracts are out along the C-30 Corridor between the Cape and Indian Pass, starting with this 3-bedroom, 4-bath, 1,702 square foot gulf front home listed for $425,000. It’s located in an 8-home cluster of homes known as Brighton by the Sea. Owners enjoy great views of and easy access to the beach and a community pool. The sellers bought this home in the summer of 2001 for $394,000.

Money Bayou Gulf View Home Under Contract Sep 2017

Our other new contract is down the road a bit in Money Bayou where this Key West style cutie caught a buyer’s eye last Saturday and their offer was accepted. It’s a 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,101 gulf view home on a third tier, 36′ by 90′ lot listed for $284,900. In mid-2014 they bought it for $231,400.

It’s shaping up to be an interesting week with many question marks as to what Irma may bring our way. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page depending on how long our power lasts.  I’ll help you with any questions I can so don’t hesitate to call or text me at 850-227-5197 or send a note to sherri@sherridodsworth.com.  If you’re in the path of this storm, stay safe.  As always, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop by today.

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Sep 01 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review – Aug. 26 – Sep. 1, 2017

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For Sale Sold SignAs we head into the Labor Day Weekend, summer may officially be coming to a close, but luckily buyers didn’t get that memo as they were still here snapping up great real estate deals.  After several quiet weeks, we seem to be back on track, closing four sales and adding four new contracts.  Sellers added ten new listings and and changed prices on seven others.   Our inventory stood steady at 297, closing out the week with 91 homes and 206 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.  Let’s take a look at what’s moving.

Cape San Blas Gulf View Lot Under contract August 2017 with List Price of $550,000

The first of our four sales is a third-of-an-acre first tier, gulf view lot in Hibiscus Gulf listed for $550,000. If that seems a bit rich for a first tier, that’s because this is not your typical first tier setting. The sliver of land seaward of it is part of Rish Park, a State of Florida property, so it will never be built on, thereby affording this lot a guaranteed unobstructed gulf view. The sellers bought the “X” zone lot in late 2006 for $695,000. This pretty subdivision includes deeded gulf and bay access for all property owners, with a dock on the bay, community pool on the gulf side, and a walkover to the beach with a lovely gazebo. The new owners took title on Wednesday for $513,000.

Cape San Blas Gulf View Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $129,900

Half a mile or so down the road our second sale is a third tier, gulf view, X zone lot in Seagrass listed for $129,900. This wasn’t listed as a sort sale despite the sellers having paid $430,000 for it in early 2004; on Monday they let it go for $120,000. Seagrass is a nice beach community with deeded gulf access and a community pool. Most of the properties are X zone as well.

Cape San Blas Gulf View Condo Under Contract with List Price of $249,000

Next up is an upstairs unit in a first-tier condo quadplex with straight on views of the gulf. Built in 1984, it is 1,300 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and spacious open decks across the front and back, providing both gulf and bay views. The sellers bought it back in 1993 for $59,000, and had it listed for $249,000. She’s in need of some TLC at his point, but she’s a true diamond in the rough ready for a beauty makeover to return her to her former beach retreat glory. The buyer ready to take on this renovation project has been waiting patiently since July of last year to close, but had to wait out myriad probate issues in order for the sale to close. On Friday the last of the details were finally wrapped up, and he picked up the keys at closing for $215,000 cash. Once again, good things come to he who is willing to wait.

Bay Front Lot at Marnie's Island Preserve Under Contract July 2017 with List Price of $37,900

Immediately after you turn left off of Cape San Blas Road heading towards town, you pass by Marnie’s Preserve, a small gated bay-front community with an impressive bridge over the marshlands leading out to the homesites.  In mid-August, buyers had their offer accepted on this 0.15-acre bay view lot listed for $37,900. According to the MLS notes,

“Property is adjacent to dock/ canoe-kayak launch and boardwalk with the walkway to the launch on the east side of the lot. A scalloper’s and fisherman’s dream as one can walk, kayak, or canoe via one of the creeks that flow into the bay. Lot has underground power and phone. Sewer tap with stub out is paid ($5,000.00 +/-), Dock connection and proximity ($15,000.00 +/- value). Platted with recent survey on file ($750.00 value)”.

The new owner took title for $22,000.

Cape San Blas 2nd Tier Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Prie of $189,000

Now on to our four new contracts, kicking off with this second tier, gulf view lot in The Preserve at the Cape, a new little subdivision adjacent to the north end of Seagrass. This 75′ by 112′, 0.19-acre property listed for $189,000 seemed like the perfect homesite for buyers who had their offer accepted on Monday.

Cape San Blas Bay Front Cottage Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $374,900

Our second contract is a circa-1983 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 1,064 square-foot bay front home with dock listed for $374,900.  It’s located on a 94′ by 750′, 1.79-acre lot located 200′ north of Scallop Cove.  She’s in need of some TLC but is a great little bay retreat to feed your fishing, kayaking and scalloping habit.  The lot itself offers several investor possibilities – the first 300′ of depth from Cape San Blas Road can be used for commercial, and there’s enough density to allow for two more lots to be platted from the parent tract.

Indian Pass First Tier Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $150,000

We’re heading over to Indian Pass for our final two contracts, starting with this quarter-acre first tier lot. It was carved out from a 75′ by 562′ gulf front parcel the sellers bought it early 2015 for $285,000.  They did the minor replat, and listed the first tier portion for $150,000.

Indian Pass Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $94,500

Our fourth and final new contract is located on Oak Street in Indian Pass Beach Subdivision, a neighborhood near the east end of the peninsula platted back in 1952.  Since it was platted before the Coastal Barrier Resource Act went into effect in 1982, all of the properties here are grandfathered for FEMA flood insurance.  On Tuesday, buyers had their offer accepted on this 84′ by 114′, 0.2 acre lot listed for $94,500.  It’s not listed as a short sale even though county records indicate it last sold in early 2004 for $425,000, roughly $550,700 in 2017 inflation-adjusted dollars.

That’s a wrap for this week. If you’re browsing through listings and find some you’d like more info on I hope you’ll give me a call at at 850-227-5197 or write me at Sherri@SherriDodsworth.com. Things are moving well so if you’re considering selling, I’d love to work with you and will be glad to provide you with a comparative market analysis to help you get an idea of what your property might bring in the current market.

Have a safe and fun-filled Labor Day weekend. Hope to see you back here soon. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Aug 29 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging

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Today marks the 10-year anniversary of my first blog post. Back in August 2007 there wasn’t much real estate activity at all and I knew I had to get real creative on how to generate business without spending a lot on traditional advertising. I knew a bit about web design, have always enjoyed writing, and so Cape San Blas Blog was born. I wasn’t sure exactly what format I wanted it to take – real estate news? Local news? Market data? So I just started posting as thoughts occurred to me.  Here is the first post:

Ever wonder what’s the latest news from Cape San Blas? I know I did before I was able to move here full time in 1994.

I’ve set up this blog to be your eyes and ears on the Cape to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings in real estate, local issues, and maybe even a smidgen of gossip from time to time. Feel free to let me know if there are specific issues you’d like me to address or if you have suggestions for improving this blog.

Enjoy!

Sherri

It eventually evolved into a weekly report which readers responded to strongly, and so I went with that.  Our inventory has certainly improved since my first weekly report when we had a total of 575 active listings in the MLS, with 209 homes and 366 lots for sale. We’ve cut that in half since then.

I’ve made so many friends through this blog and still absolutely love working on it.  I truly appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedules to read it.  So I raise a toast of gratitude to you, and embark on the next ten years.

 

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Aug 26 2017

Cape San Blas Real Estate Week in Review – August 19-25, 2017

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For Sale Sold Sign  I know two weeks does not a trend make, but we have yet another slow week, with three closings and only one new contract. Sellers added seventeen new listings and changed prices on six others. Our inventory grew by fifteen, ending the week at 297, with 87 houses and 210 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor MLS.

Cape San Blas Bay Front Lot in Hibiscus Under Contract July 2017 with List Price of $250,000

The first of our three sales is in Hibiscus Bay, where the parties shook hands on this half-acre bay font lot listed for $250,000 featuring 80′ of gorgeous waterfront. The seller is the developer who held the property in private ownership until just recently.  This attractive subdivision spans from bay to gulf, with a dock over the bay, gated gulf side homes with a community pool, and a gazebo overlooking the gulf.  Late Friday afternoon, the happy new owners took title for $240,000.

Cape San Blas Gulf Front Acreage Under Contract April 2017 with List Price of $2.3M

Nestled between Paradise Gulf and San Dunes subdivisions lies a 4.3-acre parcel of land with 210′ of gulf front spanning 893′ from the gulf back to Cape San Blas Road.   A quick check of the county records seems to indicate it has been in the family for some time as I found no significant sales date. They were asking $2.3M for it, and on Tuesday signed it over to the new owners for $1.75M.  This is the site of Monarch Beach, a newly listed subdivision we’ll talk about under new contracts.

Cape San Blas Gulf Front Home Under Contract July 2017 with List Price o $839,900

On the south side of the Cape on Crescent Palms Drive in Pine Bluff, the parties closed on this 3-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath, 2,114 square foot home listed for $839,900. It was built in 2012 on a nearly full acre lot featuring 55′ of gulf frontage. The lot alone sold in 2010 for $215,000. On Monday, the new owners picked up the keys at closing for $790,000.

 

 

Cape San Blas First Tier Lot Under Contract August 2017 with List Price of $269,000

Our sole new contract is on a first tier lot in a brand new subdivision that debuted in MLS this week. Monarch Beach has eleven lots and includes deeded gulf access for all owners. A 0.19-acre first tier lot was snapped up immediately with a list price of $269,000.

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you’re enjoying the final few weeks of summer as we wind down from another busy tourist season here on the Cape. If you’re interested in finding out more about sales opportunities for coastal properties, call or text me at 850-227-5197 or shoot me an email to sherri@sherridodsworth.com . Have a terrific week, and thanks so much for taking time out to stop by today.

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