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Sterling Reef Condominium - New Listing
Check out this lovely 3 bedroom gulf front condominium centerally located in the heart of Panama City Beach. Witness the coastline of Florida disappear into the distance with the sensational sunsets you will be viewing from this westernly facing condo. With maximum rental potential with the lock-out , you don't want to miss this opportunity. Call us today for your private showing.
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December Events in Panama City Beach
December Events in Panama City Beach
Some may have the misconception that the town of Panama City Beach, Florida, winds down for the winter months, though this is far from the truth! The area is always bustling with both new events, and events that have been reoccurring for generations. The opportunities for a fun family-friendly time in Panama City Beach seem never-ending. Tourists and locals alike are sure to find something to look forward to in the month of December.
If you’re not already in the Christmas spirit, you will be after coming out to Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park for An Emerald Coast Christmas! This is a weekend long event (taking place from the 8th-10th) that celebrates the joyous holiday. Serving as a getaway from the hectic holiday stresses, the environment will surely bring you some much needed Christmas Cheer.
There will be lots of excitement on the night of the 9th at 5:00 when the Panama City Beach Optimist Club presents its Christmas Parade! The parade will leave Town Center and travel throughout Pier Park and down the Boardwalk to Front Beach Road! This is most certainly an event for all ages- children, teens, and adults will be sure to enjoy the visuals, music, and so much more!
Quite possibly one of the most discussed events that Panama City Beach has to offer the community is the New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop! Come and join with thousands to bid adieu to 2017, and to greet 2018 with open arms at this grand celebration. Taking place on the 31st, the streets of Pier Park will be closed off to traffic as the community enjoys free live music, entertainment, fireworks, and good cheer. For those with younger revelers, an 8:00 countdown will take place where over 10,000 inflated beach balls will be released from nets that stretch over the street. To signal the start of a new year, an enormous glowing beach ball is lowered and is followed by a phenomenal fireworks display. There is no better way to spend your New Year’s celebration than at Panama City Beach’s very own Pier Park!...
Featuring private beach access, a grand outdoor beachfront pool, and free onsite parking, Sterling Reef Beach Resort is sure to become vacationers new favorite resort. With the convince of being located just 3 miles away from the areas number one vacation destination, Pier Park, Sterling Reef has been rated as the best value in all of Panama City Beach! Guests are sure to get the most out of their vacation while staying at Sterling Reef. This family friendly resort has room types that can range from 2-3 bedrooms and bathrooms, so groups large or small will find themselves comfortable in their furnished, air conditioned units that include free wifi connection. If you’re a thrill-seeker, be sure to check out the on-site water sports facilities and bike rentals. Some might rather enjoy a nice book while lounging by the bi-level pool, or maybe a family cookout in the barbecue area is more of your style. However you wish to enjoy your vacation by the beautiful Emerald Coast off of Panama City Beach, do so in serenity at Sterling Reef. If you are interested in available properties at this resort, please contact the Miller Team at Miller and Associates Realty by calling (850)-249-6655....
Horizon South Resort
Have you ever dreamed of living where thousands vacation every year? Dream no more and let Horizon South Resort become your new slice of paradise. Whether you are looking to use your unit(s) for rental space, or to serve as a second home, Horizon South has got everything that you and or your guests will possibly need for a dream vacation at outstanding prices. Residents will have the comfort of knowing that this resort is a gated community. On top of that, Horizon South is conveniently located just two miles away from the one of the area's top attractions- Pier Park, a large plaza that features shopping, entertainment, dining, and other community events. This resort includes several amenities for the enjoyment of their residents such as a total of four outdoor swimming pools, quick and easy beach access, an 18-hole mini gulf course, a tennis and basketball court, and so much more. For all of these reasons, Horizon South resort continues to remain a favorite among vacationers. If you are interested in viewing one of the available properties at Horizon South Resort or if you have any questions, you may reach the Miller Team at Miller and Associates Realty by giving us a call at (850)-249-6655....
Fall Property Maintenance
As we approach the changing season, you should consider preparing and protecting your home from the harsh weather that could possibly do damage to the overall life of the structure.
Maintaining your home with these simple tips will not only extend the life of the different systems but also extend the life the infrastructure. Whether you hire a contractor, or whether you do it yourself, conducting these seasonal maintenance tips is really important.
Start by checking the roof. Clean out gutters and make sure there is no debris lying around. Check for leaks and other damage with the shingles or around the chimney for any possible repairs. Having your chimney cleaned is also a wise choice. Also, make sure water is draining away from the home and that moisture is not doing damage to the interior. Secondly, make sure all plumbing is working properly. Check around toilets and under sinks that there are no leaks and also check faucets for dripping water. Higher water bills can be a sign that there is water leaking somewhere. Thirdly, the heating/cooling system is also important to have serviced yearly. Having the HVAC system flushed out maintains the system from clogging and causing serious problems. Next, exam all electrical outlets for anything that may be loose or dangerous, caulk around all doors and windows to save on heating and cooling bills, insulate any pipes to prevent freezing, check smoke detectors, and finally, make sure you have a fire extinguisher.
These important tips for fall maintenance can extend the life of your home and its prevailing systems and can prevent damage and prevent higher water or electrical bills. Plumbing, heating,
electrical, and the outside structure of your home can be well maintained either by a professional
or by yourself. Investing a little time and money into the home also protects the value of it. Any home maintenance extends the life of the systems and brings a return on your investment. For further information on home maintenance or to schedule an appointment to list your home contact one of our agents at Miller and Associates and we would be glad to assist you in your needs. Preparing your home is important in the sale process.
Before that Condo Purchase...
So you’ve decided to purchase a condo and you are ready to take that next step. Before you make that decision then about where to place your investment dig a little deeper by following these few simple steps so that you know that your venture is the most profitable, the most adventitious, and the most beneficial one you make. Ask one of our agents at Miller and Associates to set up an
First off, find out how much are the HOA fees and what does it include? Does it include any utilities, are pets allowed, are their restrictions on rentals, and what about renovations?
Next, find out about the master
Are there any lawsuits pending? This can determine if there is any trouble going on between owners, the developer, or the association.
What is the associations budget and are they delinquent on their dues? What are the capital reserves? Problems with delinquency and capital reserves can signal financial troubles.
Are there any pending special assessments? Special assessments for capital improvements can run into the thousands of dollars and are an extra expense you should be aware of.
Finally, What is the ratio of owners versus renters in the development? How quiet, loud, or noisy is the complex and is there lots of turn over traffic.
Answering these simple questions is imperative before you make the next move. You will want to have the peace of mind that what you choose will be the perfect match that is the most suitable for your needs. Ask one of our knowledgeable agents to assist you to find the answers to these questions. Then you can go ahead with the purchase of your new property!
New Construction Boom
Panama City Beach has seen a major growth in new construction and approved proposed single family home communities just in the first half of 2017. With this boom in new community developments and in single family homes, sales continue to move quickly as construction becomes complete. With the announcement from Freddie Mac on Thursday that interest rates have dropped to its lowest level since last November, considering that home purchase now may be just a good time as any.
Currently, such new proposed construction projects include 40 new homes in the newest community of Whisper Dunes located just off Back Beach Road at Sand Oak Blvd. This deed restricted community offers all the amenities for comfortable Florida living. They only have a few home sites left. Or, if you are looking for a beachfront condo, Calypso III Tower is a 250-unit, 20-story condo complex which adds to the grandeur of the Calypso Towers development. This new construction project is the first high rise condominium complex built since 2008. Furthermore, Moonraker is a proposed 85-lot single-family subdivision located just off Alf Coleman Road and Middle Beach Road. This new expansion has been approved and expected to start construction soon. Additionally, the Waterfall community, the Chaudry Residential community, and Golfer’s Paradise at Hombre are all under preconstruction approval.
With this boom in new construction scattered throughout Panama City Beach, which includes condos, golf course homes, and single-family home sites, now is a vital time to contact one of our agents who can supply you with further information about one of these proposed developments. Time is of the essence as we are committed to finding you your next perfect home investment. Contact our office today!
Makers, Bakers, and Local Artistry.
If you are looking to enjoy some local ‘home grown’ fruits, vegetables, and other local artistry’s, why not check out one of the area’s farmers markets? Located in three different areas for variety and convenience, visit 30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach, Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market on Panama City Beach, or St. Andrew’s Waterfront Farmers Market located at the marina in historic St. Andrews, Panama City.
30A Farmers Market is open from 9 am – 1 pm every Saturday and Sunday. With a variety of local farmers goods, this market offers everything from fruits and vegetables to wine jellies, homemade soups, hot sauces, hydroponics, veggie dips, eggs, and grass fed beef just to name a few. Browse the local shops surrounding the market or just meander along the different booths taking in the fine work of some of the surrounding makers, bakers, and growers.
Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of Captain Anderson’s and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. This farmers market offers a wide array of goods from some of the finest local artists. Included in what is offered are both perishable and nonperishable items. Arts and crafts, fruits and vegetables, and other food items are some choices to come check out.
St. Andrews Waterfront Market is a seasonal farmers market located in historic St. Andrews near the marina. It runs on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm, in the months May through October. Local merchants display their goods which include fresh produce, baked goods, honey, art and crafts. This market is a community wide initiative that was developed as a way for the residents to improve their overall economic health and to promote small businesses. Come check out the fresh products and fine artistry provided by the area’s local residents.
If you want to take in some fresh air and stroll through some of the area’s finest farmers markets, then come check out one, or maybe all three on a spare weekend that you have. You’ll be able to pick up fresh produce, specialty sauces and jellies, and other fine artistry products made by some of our very own locals. Afterwards, schedule an appointment with one of our Miller and Associates agents so that we may be of assistance in showing...
**NEW LISTING**1108 Delaware Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 1-5 pm.
MLS # 662129
This 4 bedroom, 2 bath Lynn Haven home is the perfect setting for a family. Offering a large living area with a gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and a large fenced in backyard. Free of HOA fees, and located within a few short miles of both charter schools and public schools. Recent upgrades: sliding glass door, tile in both bathrooms, hot water heater, and A/C unit. The shed offered in the back yard has electricity and conveys with the sale of the home.
Contact Miller & Associates Realty today for more information or to set up a private showing of your new home!