Panama City Real Estate

Getting Your Home Ready For Sale! Quickly and Affordably!

Getting your home ready to sell

One of the biggest misconceptions of homeowners who are trying to sell their property is that they need a ton of money to improve its appeal to potential buyers. The truth is some ways can help make your home look better, and not harm the bank at all. Here are some ideas that can improve your chances when your home goes on the market:  

Achieve a Stronger Curb Appeal

They say that first impressions last, and just like everything else, you only get one chance when selling a house. Potential buyers looking for their dream home typically give an average of 50 seconds for the home to impress them.   Enhancing your curb appeal does sound like an expensive activity. It involves things like adding fresh mulch, decluttering your landscape, painting the front door, and changing light fixtures. With the right plan though, you can perform these to-dos to increase the appeal of your home from the outside – and they cost from $0 to $199: Sweep the area, especially the front part of the house. Add a nice doormat at the home’s entryway. Make sure that entry light does not hang loose and look dirty. Paint the front door and caulk it if necessary. Remove all the weeds in your yard. If there are bald spots in the lawn, use a seed patch mix. If your mulch or rock areas appear messy and dirty, spruce them up by purchasing a few bags to match the existing material.   Real estate agents have identified curb appeal as one of the top factors affecting a buyer’s decision. It is crucial to tidy up every part of the house.  Buyers hope to see green grass, weeded flower beds, and a clean entryway. It’s subtle touches like this that help convince the buyer they’re choosing a good home.  

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Is Hiring a Professional Moving Company Better Than Moving Yourself?

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Should You Use a Professional Mover?

Whether you are buying a new home on the 30A highway or selling your family home you may be able to relate to the stress having to pack up all your belongings and get them to the new house, now might be the time to call in a professional moving company.  

Realtor.com’s First Time Home Buying Guide says that making the decision between a moving company and renting a truck to move yourself are two of the most common choices people have to make when moving. At first glance, renting a moving truck may seem like the best way to save money however, it’s important to consider the added stress and exertion, and while the initial cost may seem like you are saving money there are many hidden costs you could be overlooking.  

People look at the daily rental cost and think that they are getting a bargain but forget to include things like toll costs, the cost of fuel, packing boxes and materials, and most importantly, the cost of their time. When taken into account, renting a moving truck isn’t always the best bargain.   

Packing is More Challenging Than You Realize

Packing and moving a home full of stuff is labor-intensive if you decide against hiring a moving company, you are going to need some help. This means calling in favors from friends and family. If you don’t have too many belongings and nothing is particularly valuable or fragile you can probably trust your friends to do the job. However, if you have a house full of irreplaceable or breakable items to transport, you might think twice before getting your friends to do the job.

Good friends are not necessarily good movers and are not insured for damages that are during a move. If your best friend drops your flat screen TV, chances are you are not going to sue them to replace it. A professional moving company can save you a lot of stress and you might even be surprised at how affordable they can be.  

A professional moving company will give you a free estimate, and carefully analyze each room of the house to give you an accurate assessment of what it will cost to move you to the new house. The moving company will provide the boxes, the truck, and more importantly,...

Magnolia Bay Club in Panama City Beach, Fl

Nestled along the bay off of Thomas Drive, Magnolia Bay Club is a tranquil community many people love to call home. If you're looking for condo living, or a single family home dwelling Magnolia Bay is sure to please you! The community offers a beautiful setting over looking the bay with an abundance of amenities. Residence in the community are promised a bay sunrise and sunset either from you condo balcony or the community dock and bay beach area. 

Magnolia Bay Club Condominium is a 10 story condo set with 99 units., offering 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units. Each floorplan offers open concept living and breath taking views. If you are looking for a detached single family home, the community offers 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans. Whether you are wanting condo living or a detached dwelling, each home is finished with granite counters, stainless steal appliances, wood or tiled flooring, and more. With only 64 homes and 99 condo units, this community offers a quant, simple yet beautiful setting for everyday living. 

The amenities offered at Magnolia Bay Club are the leading reason one purchases in this community. As you enter you are met at a well manicured privacy gate to ensure top notch security for your family. The cobblestone paved road sets this community apart from any other, as well as the landscaping that is professionally maintained weekly. The community pool is set bayfront to provide complete serenity. Magnolia Bay includes a fishing dock, kayak and paddle board storage for a minimal fee, a gym, meeting room, 2 playgrounds, and the best yet; 100% pet friendly! There are many pups in the community that have become best friends because of Magnolia Bay Club. 

Contact The Miller Team today for your private tour of Magnolia Bay Club.

850-249-6655

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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.

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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!

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170415/new-building-boom-on-beach

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Fun in the Sun and More!

Whether you are a tourist or one of our locals, Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas offers you a plethora of year round entertainment to satisfy any desire.  Sitting and relaxing, and soaking up the sun on the beautiful beach is just a small portion of all that you can experience in our community.  Let’s start with the local TDC.  Year round they host many different events.  Some of these include: The Gulf Coast Jam, The Spring Jam, Pirates of the High Seas, New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop, Thunder Beach, UNwineD, and the PCB Mardi Gras and Music Festival.  Other events include the Iron Man Triathlon, the 4th of July Festival, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, the Winter Residents events, and the Summer Concert Series.

Once you’ve gotten your fill of fun entertainment why not eat, drink, and be merry at one of our scrumptious local restaurants with food prepared by some of our famous local chefs.  There is such a wide array of choices.  Trip Advisor has ranked the top local restaurants to visit while in PCB by categories of Fine Dining, and Cheap Eats.  ‘Fine Dining’ includes- Fire Fly, Salt Water Grill, Captain Anderson’s, and Dolce 101.  ‘Cheap Eats’ includes- David’s Snow Balls, Eat My Pasty, Finns Italian Style Grub, and Diego’s Burrito Factory as just a few. Many local favorites are also available throughout the beach so your choices are never ending. 

For shopping and pleasure why not visit the famous Pier Park which is always rapidly expanding. Also, for more fun and variety visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Wonder Works, Gulf World, or Zoo World all different and worth the  trip.  Play some miniature golf, ride go carts, or visit one of the many arcade facilities found up and down the strip.

Finally, for the not too out of the way day trip why not take a ride to one of our many surrounding natural springs/state parks?  Just a short drive away you can visit the Florida Caverns, Wakulla Springs, Vortex Springs, Ponce De Leon Springs, Eco Fina, and Eden Gardens to name a few. Everything from the tallest waterfall in Florida, beach camping, to crystal clear natural springs and cave diving are some of the natural surrounding sites you can visit.  Florida’s Panhandle offers such a variety of options- all different and beautiful in its own way. 

Panama City Beach is not just about the beach.  There is so much ‘fun in the sun’ and beyond that you can experience that one is never bored.  Talk to one of our agents today about purchasing your next beach property so that you too may experience all that PCB and the surrounding local areas have to offer. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

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Boardwalk Beach Resort

     As one of the premier, private vacation destinations on the beach, Boardwalk Beach Resort offers the elegance, luxury, and outstanding amenities for the perfect beachside living environment.  Whether purchasing property for vacation rental income, or for a first or second home, you may want to look no further than this grand condominium complex. Soaring 22 stories into the deep blue skies, and fronting 1700 feet along the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, one can sit back and relax on their very own private, panoramic balcony while taking in the breathtaking views of all PCB has to offer.  

Offering spacious deluxe and standard condo units, Boardwalk Beach Resort includes everything from efficiency suites to deluxe 3 bedroom/ 3 baths with bunk room units ranging from 752 square feet to 1950 square feet.  All for your comfort and affordability. Each unit features cultured marble, crown molding, full window walls, and 9 foot ceilings. With security gated access and with covered parking entrance to the facility is also safe and secure.

Upon entrance into the lobby, one immediately notices the grand panoramic view of the tropical zero edge pool and the spacious sun deck.  Also, located on property and for further entertainment and enjoyment amenities include a gulf front fitness center with sauna, steam, and massage therapy and onsite tennis courts. Take a dip in the pool or unwind in one of the hot tubs.  For food and beverages, visit the Under Boardwalk Bar and Grill, the corner market, and  the Rusty Anchor poolside sports bar.  For the children’s enjoyment, Boardwalk Beach Resort offers a kids recreation club and a splash zone kiddie area. Sit back and relax, dine and entertain, all under one roof of this spectacular complex.  

If you are looking into purchasing a condo on the beach look no further than the Boardwalk Beach Resort complex.  As it is located on the East end of the beach on S. Thomas Drive, it is still centrally located to shopping, dining, and entertainment but also in a more quiet, laid back spot. Whether you're wanting a home away from home, or you’re wanting your next relocation, consider viewing one of the units and we are sure you will love this development.  

www.boardwalkbeachresort.com

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Tidewater Beach Resort

As one of the newer condominium complexes on the beach, Tidewater Beach Resort Phase I and Phase ll has all the amenities onsite and nearby for the perfect beachside stay.  Located just a short walk from Pier Park, this 31 story, 570 gulf front unit development is outstanding in its own right.  Pristine, luxurious, and beautiful are just some of the words that describe the atmosphere at this resort.  

With a wide array of floor plans to choose from, this first class destination offers one, two, and three bedroom units- some with additional bunk rooms.   Each condo features corian or granite countertops, canac type cabinets, crown molding throughout, and marble tubs and showers.  Also offered are private exterior storage closets for that extra needed space.  

On property there are seven high speed elevators, covered and non-covered parking, valet parking service, a porte cochere entryway, and concierge service.  Located on the 31st floor is the owners lounge for that extra special touch.  Other amenities also include two 4,200 square foot lagoon pools- one indoor and one outdoor, a poolside tiki bar, a 4,300 square foot fitness center with a 30 person roman spa and a health bar, a movie theatre, and a 5,000 square foot conference center.  If you are hungry and don’t want to leave the development there is also an onsite restaurant.  This condominium complex offer all kinds of fun and entertainment needed without ever leaving through the front gate.  

With all this said, Tidewater Beach Resort is not only in the perfect location but it also is the perfect place to unwind either while on vacation or as a permanent resident of Panama City Beach.  Come home after a long day at work and chill on your balcony for that relaxed laid back beach atmosphere.  Book an appointment with one of our agents to see everything that this prestigious complex offers.  

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Edgewater Beach Resort

Edgewater Beach Resort

Would you like to own a piece of paradise? This rarely available, one and only full-service beach resort in Panama City Beach is exactly what you are looking for. The amenities alone are enticing enough to want to consider an investment in this beach front condominium complex. With three separate towers to choose from, offering golf course views or gulf front views of the 1/1.5 bedroom, 2/2 bedrooms, and 3/3 bedrooms spacious units. Security controlled for that added comfort, lush landscaping, lakes, and fountains throughout the property only add to the serenity that this development offers.

Sunbathe or swim in the 11,500-square foot lagoon pool along with the 10 other smaller pools located on property and then relax in one of the four hot tub jacuzzies. If you are an avid golfer, take in a round or two at the Par 9, 36-hole golf course.  If that alone doesn’t satisfy your leisure desires, other astounding amenities on property include shuffleboard, tennis courts, health club, spa, and fitness center along with a 32,700-square foot conference center.  There is a gift shop, a golf pro shop, and an on-site beach club restaurant. Seasonally, there is also parasailing, jet skiing, a kid’s adventure zone with a splash pad, and a sky trail ropes course offered by the on-site rental office.  

Fun for the whole family, for the individual, or for the business client, Edgewater Beach Resort is a true find as an investment.  Live on property year-round, or invest as a second home or rental purchase. One of our agents at Miller and Associates would be glad to show you the property and all that it has to offer so that you may see what all-encompassing beach style living is about.  

http://www.resortcollection.com/edgewater-beach-resort/

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Celadon Beach Resort


Celadon Beach Resort 

With the allure of a premium location on the west end of the beach, and just a short distance from 30A, Celadon Beach Resort is a highly desirable condominium complex that offers world class beach side living. Nestled on 283’ of beach frontage, this complex rises 23 stories into the crystal clear blue skies. Built in 2004, this 193-unit world class development features spacious 1 bedroom/ 2 baths, 1 bedroom with bunk room/ 2 baths, 2 bedroom/ 2 baths, and 3 bedroom / 3 baths split floor plans.  With full-sized kitchens and breakfast bars, cultured marble tubs, showers, and vanities with floor to ceiling glass doors, each condo is unique within itself. As an added bonus, the three-bedroom end units include 294’ spacious wrap around balconies to enjoy the breathtaking views of the gulf. Sit and relish in the beautiful Florida sunsets on your balcony as you bask in the warmth that the gorgeous year-round weather offers.

For fun in the sun, and for your health and enjoyment, on site amenities include a beach side pool,
an indoor/outdoor pool, and an additional jacuzzi hot tub. Likewise, other amenities include a fitness center, a theater, meeting rooms, a game room, tennis courts, and a BBQ area. Beach side lounge chairs, jet skis, parasailing, and other water sports are offered seasonally. The facility maintains 24-hour security and a covered parking with a climate controlled walkover into the facility. Enter into the large two-level gulf front lobby and then take one of the three high speed elevators to your floor. Access is safe, easy, and efficient.

As a second home or as a vacation rental, units at Celadon Beach Resort are desirable. Centrally located between Pier Park and not far from Destin, this complex is the perfect spot for a vacation destination. When units become available for sale at Celadon, they sell quickly. Rental income is high and HOA’s are comparable. Inquire into seeing one of these premium condos today by contacting one of our team members at Miller and Associates and we will glad to show you your next real estate venture.

 http://www.celadon-beachresort.com/

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