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October 2012 Newsletter


Pelican Real Estate Newsletter

Featured Listings

42 Palmetto St
3417 sq. ft. 4 bed, 5 bath
305,000   $299,500
2050 HWY 30-A W
1635 sq. ft. 3 bed, 3 bath
4821 Mosley Ln
2645 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3 bath
October 2012 Property tax cheats facing crackdown    Florida jobless rate to remain weak

Home Prices Increase as the Supply of Homes Decreases


In months and years past, declining prices and a surplus of "for sale" signs enticed buyers into signing contracts. But market conditions are changing; home prices increased during 2012's second quarter.

Out of 147 metropolitan statistical areas, 110 saw the median existing single-family home price rise when compared to the number of closings reported... Read More

Five Rules for Buying a Foreclosure or Short Sale


Buyers are still clamoring for real estate deals in this market. Foreclosures and short sales offer some of the best bargains, but also have a higher risk level. Still, more than four in five adults think foreclosures and short sales can be good deals, according to a recent American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) survey.

Some analysts say the rebound has begun and home prices may rise by the end of 2012. This means now may be buyers' last chance to take advantage of affordable properties and low interest rates. If you want to score a bargain before the housing market recovers, you'll need to follow a few rules to invest with certainty... Read More

Increase Your Garden's Appeal with Props


Some carefully placed props or ornaments can add charm to your garden. But, the key word here is "careful"; haphazardly adding items around your landscape will make your garden into a cluttered mess. To avoid a chaotic look, stick with a consistent theme or style. Here are some style ideas.

A Rustic Garden
Rustic gardens are typically not too... Read More

Lack of Inventory May be Causing Home Sales to Decline


An increase in buyers should be the solution to a struggling real estate market. But when the number of buyers exceeds the number of homes available for sale, market growth is constricted. Research conducted by the National Association of Realtors shows fewer buyers are signing real estate contracts; could a lack of inventory be to blame?

The Pending Home Sales Index, a measurement of the number of signed real estate contracts on existing homes, saw its fourteenth consecutive month of year-over-year gains in June. However, the index fell to 99.3... Read More

Find Inspiration for New Paint Colors


Many homeowners want to escape Blah Beige, but lack courage to choose color. Narrow the gap between nervous indecision and a satisfying finish: find inspiration, file your ideas, then test them. This creative process takes a bit of time, but it sure beats "winging it" in the paint chip aisle, and will help you find the perfect palette.

Open the World of Possibilities
Paint manufacturers offer cool tools online... Read More

Agata Grudzinski & Shelley Smith, 4039 E. County Highway 30A , Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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