MAY 2020 | ISSUE 125
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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.

Spring Buying In 2020
Our streets are quieter these days as people retreat inside, and they are taking their home search with them. The internet search for homes has taken a huge uptick. Based on our site statistics, our web traffic is up 41%. 

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. real estate market showed every indication of heading into another strong spring market. Many buyers who had spent the previous months or even years preparing to buy a home this spring probably share the same question: What now?

Many buyers are wondering how they can plan for anything in 30 days, let alone closing on a home, when health experts are unable to predict when a sense of normalcy will return. We are taking this into account. Now more than ever, both communication and collaboration between buyers, sellers, and their agents are keys to a smooth transaction.  

Additionally, under the time section within the contract, a “Force Majeure” paragraph allows for a time-frame remedy for events that are unforeseeable. This is a legal term that means “act of God.” So, this allows for both parties to adjust the time frame under these circumstances.

One thing has not changed: It’s impossible to predict what the real estate market is going to do next. We advise people to take a long-term approach and don’t get caught up with a short-term mindset. Focus on your personal goals. Stay positive. If you wake up every day and focus on the good in life, you will be just fine!
This lovely home is located in the highly desirable 30A area. With an ample and open kitchen, living, and dining area, along with a master suite on the first floor, there is plenty of space to relax with the whole family. The second floor features another master suite, two guest rooms as well as an additional living area for a sitting room or play area for the kids. There is a lovely paved patio area on the backside of the home, as well as a two-car carport and outdoor storage closet - a great place to store all your beach gear! A prime location, there is a beach access just 0.3 miles from the home as well as a walking trail to the north. You're also close to Gulf Place, Seaside, state parks and all the amazing restaurants along 30A. What a wonderful paradise. This home would make a fantastic investment property with rental projections reaching $49k!
Enjoy this lovely lakefront unit within Seascape Lakefront Villas – a prime location just steps from the beach. This unit features two stories with a lakefront master suite, two guest suites, and two balconies overlooking Stewart Lake offering tranquil views and tropical landscaping. The main level is open, spacious, and features direct access to the large screened-in balcony. The upper level master suite features a private screened-in balcony. Sip your coffee while watching the sunrise over the lake – a perfect way to start the day. This is an ideal second home, investment property, or even full time residence. Seascape is a favorite vacation spot with amenities including: 18-hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts, pools, bike rentals, 2,000 feet of beach frontage. Paradise!
5 Ways to Fight For Your Goals In Quarantine
Make a list, on paper, that focuses on who you want to be and what you want to achieve in the next three months. The key categories to focus on are your faith/spirituality, fitness, family, finances and future. What a fun project to do with your family, too!

FAITH. No matter your beliefs we all agree on the infinite power of the human spirit. There are videos going viral of remarkable people, acts of kindness and love that bring tears to our eyes. Set your intentions on being light and sending light to everyone you love, every day. Sometimes great faith is as simple as sharing a smile when you don’t feel happy. Going above and beyond for someone else. Having faith in our doctors, nurses and front-line crews that are sacrificing their lives for ours. Faith moves mountains. The ripple effect and the waves of every jab and cross thrown in the middle of this storm is inspiring, uplifting and encouraging people around you to do the same.

FAMILY. Set goals with your family to spend quality time every day. Instead of going stir crazy and feeling like the walls are closing in on you, find the light in the darkness. Family time is priority over work, school, errands, games and everything else we used to fill our time with. What a gift! Get creative on activities you can do, ride a bike, do a puzzle, take a boxing class. Set goals that each member wants to achieve by the time normal activity resumes. Update each other on your progress over dinner every night.
FITNESS. Our health is the greatest asset in our lives. Worldwide, people are more aware and in tune with their own health now more than ever before. Exercise not only changes your body. It changes your attitude, your mind, and your mood. Your challenge, should you choose to accept, is no matter what you encounter, focus on your health, mind, and body. Set goals for your mental health, how many workouts you will commit to every week, and make appointments with yourself. You are so important to this world. You have a special gift to share and you must make a point to embrace you fully. At the end of the day, when you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you are responding to what’s happening. That’s a champion mindset, and that is where the power is!

FINANCES. Many people and families are hurting due to layoffs, salary cuts, and unemployment. The importance of having a financial goal for the next 90 days gives you a great challenge to work towards. Can you cut household spending by 30%? Can you stop online shopping? Can you donate items you own to people in need? As Dave Ramsey said, “personal finance is only 20% knowledge and 80% behavior.” So, while you are working on your goals for the next 90 days can you create new habits in your faith, fitness, family, and finances? Of course, you can!
FUTURE. Oh, isn’t it wonderful to dream about the future? You must be intentional about this though. More and more people are working 12-15 hours a day now that there is no “turning it off” at home and some are pulling long shifts at hospitals and delivery companies. Stress compounds quickly and begins to weigh you down. When dreaming about the future, make a plan to do something wonderful 90 days from now. This pandemic will lift, and when it does, what will you do first? Let your mind dream of goals that are fun, maybe even unrealistic and exciting for the future! Staying home saves lives. Stay home with your family, love one another fiercely and make room for activities that make your hearts come alive! And dream, oh how wonderful it is to dream!