Monday, May 13, 2013

2801 Pinnacle Point, Crestview Florida Bank of America Short

2801 Ping Lane is a short sale home in the Pinnacle Point subdivision, Crestview Florida. This is in the Bank of America HAFA program with some of the short sale process done in advance. What a wonderful neighborhood with tree lined streets that make for lovely walks and bike rides.  This home has plenty of room, and a big screened porch. The living room and kitchen are accessible by wide entries to each other. Pinnacle Point is an excellent commuting location south of I-10 to Eglin AFB or beach access, especially when 85 connector is complete.
2801 Ping Lane, Pinnacle Point, Crestview FL 32539

It's Wendy!
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Emerald Lakes, Destin FL Bank of America Coop Short Sale Almost SOLD!

Emerald Lakes Short Sale
This Emerald Lakes home in Destin Florida went under contract in 20 days! Listed as a Bank of America  COOP short sale with a suggested price, it is part of the Bank of America cooperative short sale program (coop program). In addition, Emerald Lakes is  a beautiful gated subdivision in Destin, with tennis, pools, playground and walking trails. It is located right off Highway 98, Emerald Coast Parkway. Emerald Lakes is in Okaloosa County, but on the border of Walton County.  Marvelous shopping options are nearby – Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard, Baytowne Wharf and more.
One of the frustrating things about Bank of America COOP program is the delays in processing.  We waited six weeks for Bank of America to allow up to upload the contract. They had to do a new valuation first. It mysteriously was the exact same number as the first valuation done in January. At this stage in the approval process, we are hoping for a final letter waiving deficiency and accepted the short sale within a couple of weeks.
Read more about this Emerald Lakes short sale listing in Miramar Beach.
It’s Wendy!
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883  ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Get Your Destin Florida Home Ready to Sell

          Are you getting ready to list your Destin Florida home? Every day we live in a home we tend not to “see” it. Here is a quick checklist that will get your Destin home ready for listing and sale!
         Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too.
         Wash your windows and screens. This will help get more light into the interior of the home.
          Keep everything extra clean. A clean house will make a strong first impression and send a message to buyers that the home has been well-cared for. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, mop and wax floors, and clean the stove and refrigerator. Polish your doorknobs and address numbers. It’s worth hiring a cleaning service if you can afford it.
          Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows to air out the house. Potpourri or scented candles will help.
          Brighten your rooms. Put higher wattage bulbs in light fixtures to brighten up rooms and basements. Replace any burned-out bulbs in closets. Clean the walls, or better yet, brush on a fresh coat of neutral color paint.
          Don’t disregard minor repairs. Small problems such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well-maintained.
        Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, add new mulch, trim the bushes, edge the walkways, and clean the gutters. For added curb appeal, place a pot of bright flowers near the entryway.
         Patch holes. Repair any holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.
       Add a touch of color in the living room. A colored afghan or throw on the couch will jazz up a dull room. Buy new accent pillows for the sofa.
         Buy a flowering plant and put it near a window you pass by frequently.
       Make centerpieces for your tables. Use brightly colored fruit or flowers.
        Set the scene. Set the table with fancy dishes and candles, and create other vignettes throughout the home to help buyers picture living there. For example, in the basement you might display a chess game in progress.
       Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light. Show off the view if you have one.
        Accentuate the fireplace. Lay fresh logs in the fireplace or put a basket of flowers there if it’s not in use.
        Make the bathrooms feel luxurious. Put away those old towels and toothbrushes. When buyers enter your bathroom, they should feel pampered. Add a new shower curtain, new towels, and fancy guest soaps. Make sure your personal toiletry items are out of sight.
        Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that’s not possible, crate them or confine them to one room (ideally in the basement), and let the real estate practitioner know where they’ll be to eliminate surprises.
        Lock up valuables, jewelry, and money. While a real estate salesperson will be on site during the showing or open house, it’s impossible to watch everyone all the time.
        Leave the home. It’s usually best if the sellers are not at home. It’s awkward for prospective buyers to look in your closets and express their opinions of your home with you there.

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