Sales Volume up 22% in Franklin County

The real estate sales volume in Franklin County increased 22%, from $30.4 million in 2016 to $37.1 million this year through May.  The number of closed sales was 89, compared to 80 in 2016, for an 11% increase. The average sales price is up and inventory is down.  For more information and a detailed analysis, here is a link to the statistics provided by the Realtor Association of Franklin & Gulf Counties.

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Buyer Seminar SGI – Wednesday 9:30 am

ST. GEORGE ISLAND BUYER SEMINAR

Wednesday 9:30 am EDT
140 W 1st St, SGI

Join us in person or watch live streaming on Facebook @BHHSBPOF.  Learn the basics of buying property here on the island.

For those of you I’ve know a long time, you may remember when we did buyer seminars back in the 1990s at Oyster Cove. It was a fun way to help people who were thinking about buying real estate on the island.

 

Great Plantation Beach House For Sale on St George Island

FOR SALE – $695,000.  1248 Sea Dune Drive, SGI.  Dragon’s Lair is a well-built beach home nestled amid lush, natural vegetation & landscaping.  3074 sf, 5 BR/4.5 BA, pool.  Click the link below to watch video tour.

1248 Sea Dune Dr, SGI. For Sale - $695,000

1248 Sea Dune Dr, SGI. For Sale – $695,000

Southern Living’s Best Beaches in the South

St. George Island was named one of the best beaches in the South by Southern Living Magazine.

http://www.southernliving.com/travel/2017-souths-best-beaches#st-george-island-florida

Sunrise on St George Island

Sunrise on St George Island

1970s St. George Island Marketing Film

In the early 1970s, Leisure Properties produced a promotional film for marketing St, George Island.  Narrated by actor Jose Ferrer, the film features local residents.

 

Apalachicola Riverfront Estate with 6-acres

FOR SALE:  $2,349,000. Pearl Plantation is an eclectic plantation-style home on 6-acres w/300 waterfront feet on the Apalachicola River and fantastic views. Dock, 3 boat slips including covered one w/lift, river depth ~17 ft, plus frontage on side canal. Home has hardi-board siding, metal roof, Andersen doors & double-hung windows, custom woodwork. Downstairs has an open floor plan with living, dining, kitchen, pantry, mudroom, full bath and large office area. Upstairs has sitting area, living room, guest bedroom & bath, master bedroom & bath opening to screened porch. Large porches on 2 sides. Kitchen has granite countertops, commercial gas stove, 1950s reproduction refrigerator, tin ceiling & custom cabinets. Barn with horse stalls, outbuildings, fenced areas, fruit orchard and grape arbor.

Pearl Plantation:  2700 Bluff Road.  $2,349,000.

Pearl Plantation: 2700 Bluff Road. $2,349,000.

First Tier Home on Corner Lot with Fantastic Gulf View

501 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island.  $649,000.   Seaside Dunes is a vintage beach home in excellent location. 1st tier with beach access across the street and terrific views protected with county-owned right-of-way. Expansive wraparound decks, covered & open. One level open layout with living-dining-kitchen combo. 3 BR/3 BA in back. Cypress siding and juniper/cypress trim throughout. New metal roof installed in 2016. New HVAC in 2016. Landscaping. Quick path to beach. Bonus space underneath home used for workshop and storage.

501 West Gorrie Drive, SGI. $649,000.

501 West Gorrie Drive, SGI. $649,000.

Stylish Bayfront Home with Dock-Boat Lift on St. George Island

“AS CLOSE AS IT GETS.” 1371 East Gulf Beach Drive, SGI.  $699,000.  Charming Bayfront cottage on the East End, completely renovated in 2013-14, combines function with style. New dock w/10,000 lb lift and boat slip. Ideal location for boating & fishing activities. Designer finishes throughout the home. Wood flooring, wood ceilings, upscale appliances, gas cooktop, laundry, soft neutral colors throughout.  Great rental property.

BAYFRONT. 1371 East Gulf Beach Drive, SGI. $699,000.

BAYFRONT. 1371 East Gulf Beach Drive, SGI. $699,000.

Unique Bayfront Location on St. George Island

Sheriff’s Point – 327 Gander Street, SGI.  $699,000.  4 BR, 3 BA, 2800 sf.  Ideal location that fronts the bay and a canal with water on two sides. A vertical, concrete seawall, anchored by rip rap, protects the land, and there’s a dock on the bay. The house has cypress board & batten siding and a concrete tile roof. High quality, custom Andersen windows and doors. Interior walls & ceilings are solid cypress.  Floors are tile, bamboo & carpet. Kitchen has granite countertops & stainless appliances, BR closets are cedar lined & there’s ample storage. Bonus room approximately 900 sf. Elevator.

Sheriff's Point.  327 Gander Street, SGI.  $699,000

Sheriff’s Point. 327 Gander Street, SGI. $699,000

Beautiful Plantation 2nd Tier Homesite with Gulf Views

ONLY $95,000.  Enjoy easy access to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico with this choice 1-acre lot in St George Plantation.  The 2nd tier location offers privacy as well as gulf views with an almost square configuration.  With lush, natural vegetation and trees, you’ll find an ideal building site for your beach home.  The walkway to the beach is cleared and boardwalks cross the dunes.  State-owned bayfront property at Nick’s Hole is located across from this lot and the Plantation airstrip is nearby.  The Plantation is a gated community on the west end of St George Island with five miles of beach, 24-hour security, clubhouse, pool, tennis, bike paths, boardwalks to the beach at regular intervals, underground utilities, airstrip and architectural restrictions.   Walk this homesite to appreciate its merits!

1548 Leisure Lane - $95,000

1548 Leisure Lane – $95,000

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