Mar 03 2012
Your calendar may still say winter but mine says today is the official first day of Spring as my beloved Atlanta Braves take to the field for the first time in Spring Training Grapefruit League play in sunny Central Florida. We also had a good number of players step up to the plate locally as we scored two sales and penned one new contract, entered seven new listings and shaved nine prices. The week ends up 7 from last week closing at 387, with 94 homes and 293 lots listed for sale in the Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and C-30 Corridor market.
Both of our sales are homes on the south side of the Cape, beginning with this 4-bedroom home in Jubilation. It’s a 2,574 square foot Florida cracker-style home built in 2006 which went under contract as a short sale with a list price of $449,000, the sellers having paid $750,300 for it in late 2008. The county has it valued at $306,964, way below the $429,000 it closed for this week.
We’ll head just a few blocks down Cape San Blas Road to The Club at Cape San Blas for our other sale, a bank-owned 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath, 1,620 square foot condo which last sold in April 2005 for $469,900. Currently assessed at $240,876, it went under contract with a list price of $210,900, and closed this week for $190,000.
Our one new contract is also on the Cape, this one about a half mile north of Scallop Cove on Davies Drive. It’s a 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1,680 square foot gulf view home listed for $319,000, pretty close to the $350,000 the sellers paid for the lot alone in June 2005. Even so, it’s not listed as a short sale. The county has it pegged at $240,347. Curious to see what this one closes for.
That does it for this week. Homes seem to be where the action has been lately as that inventory has been decining quickly while the number of available lots grows. So if you’re in the market for a good deal on a home, you need to consider getting into the game. A lot of the super-steal deals have already closed so don’t miss out on some of the remaining values. If you’d like info on buying or selling, call or text me at 850-227-5197 or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Have a terrific week, and thanks so much for taking time to stop by today.