AUGUST 2021 | ISSUE 140
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For those of you who closely follow the local real estate market, we just wanted to keep you up to date on the real estate market for Gulf Front, Gulf View, and other foreclosures in our area that you can always find on our website. Click the links below to view our updated list of foreclosures. Not looking for a foreclosure? Feel free to create a customized search, or browse our site to view all properties that are currently on the market.




SOLD!

The nationwide low inventory of listed properties has created a real estate market unlike any ever seen before. Locally, we have also seen a strong shrinking of inventory since January 2020. This chart shows this explicitly:
A recent nationwide survey conducted by Homes.com defines the strength of this current seller’s market. This study included 1600 recent sellers. Here are some of the highlights:

 82% of sellers went under contract at list price or above

25% of sellers had 5 or fewer showings before going under contract

26% of sellers had an average of 8 showings before going under contract

 10% of contracts had no in-person showings at all—the increase of virtual tours, coupled with pandemic protocols, has contributed to this increase. 

National Association of Realtors (NAR) claims that 9 out of 10 homes sold in less than a month. Lots of cash!

27% of sellers accepted offers $10,000 or even $20,000 higher than list price

28% of sellers required cash contracts with no contingencies and 30 days or less to close

14% of sellers elected to sell their home “as is”

If you are selling, think high! Think few or no contingencies. Quick close—if you want. Have it your way! The Sold in Paradise Team is here to make your selling experience smooth and stress free.
Data Source: Homes.com
Gorgeous Gulf-front living on popular 30A!

This wonderful townhome at Legacy on 30A is the perfect beach getaway. On the second floor discover the main living area with kitchen, dining, full bath and laundry room. The third floor houses the spacious master suite with a sleeping nook. The first floor has an additional sleeping area and private guest suite with the full bath leading to the gated pool area. Enjoy the serene Gulf views and sea breeze from two separate balconies as you relax and take in the ease of life along 30A watching bicycle riders and dog walkers stroll by. The garage stores a compact vehicle or beach gear. The private elevator makes townhome living easy. Legacy is a gated community with three pools, outdoor restrooms, private beachfront, and is convenient to dining, shopping, and enjoyment along 30A. Paradise!
Live the beach life on Okaloosa Island!

Take in the salty sea breeze and serene Gulf views from this second-floor unit at El Matador on Okaloosa Island. The corner unit has many windows offering plentiful natural light and features open main living areas. The spacious master suite is located off the living area and overlooks the courtyard. The guest room is in the north side of the unit. The balcony is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or happy hour! El Matador is set on 11+ acres of beautifully landscaped lawns with amenities including two pools, tennis courts, fitness center, laundry rooms, community lounge, and beautiful beachfront. This is a wonderful rental unit through the busy season or a favorite home away from home for snowbirds in the winter. Rental projections and bookings show this unit grossing 35k+!
A Guide To: Self-Awareness
1.) Your past experiences are shaping your perception of this present moment. Ask yourself, “Am I seeing the situation for what it is, or am I viewing it through the lens of insecurity?”

2.) Other people’s pasts are shaping their perception of you. If what they’re projecting onto you doesn’t resonate, don’t internalize it. Their issues aren’t always about you.

3.) Sometimes it is about you. Ask yourself, “Have multiple people giving me similar criticism? What could they be noticing in me that I can’t see?”

4.) Remember we all have emotional blindspots or harmful behaviors that unintentionally hurt the people around us. Being open to unflattering feedback helps us grow into better versions of ourselves.

5.) When you’ve been told you hurt somebody, believe them. Whether it was intentional on your end or not.

6.) Judge your emotions less, reflect on them more. Understanding where they stem from will allow you to observe your emotions rather than getting absorbed by them.

7.) Avoid the temptation to make choices that are familiar but no longer serve you. Ask yourself, “Is this really what I want, or is it just what I know?”

8.) The more you know somebody the better you can love them. The same goes with you. Continue to get to know yourself on a deeper level. Not just who you are today, but who you are becoming.
Source: werenotreallystrangers.com