Best Plantation Home Value – New Renovation $499,000

1675 Forsythia Trail.  $499,000.  This classic beach cottage has been renovated completely. New paint inside & out, new doors & windows w/low-E glass, new heat pump condenser-air handler-duct system, new kitchen, new baths, new wood-look laminate flooring & carpet, new fixtures, new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Large screened back porch expands the living area. Soft, neutral colors with a gray palette. Open floor plan, parking underneath, resurfaced driveway, outdoor shower.

1675 Forsythia Trail – $499,000. St. George Plantation.

Plantation Gulf Front Lot – St. George Island

$839,000.  2132 Seahorse Lane, SGI.   One acre, 100 beachfront feet.  Enjoy St. George Island and the privacy of a gated community with this appealing homesite with expansive white sand beaches. Located in St George Plantation, community amenities include pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, bike paths, airstrip, 24-hr security and five miles of beaches. Architectural guidelines and environmental controls add to the beauty of this area.

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John Spohrer Launches New Novel Saturday

Join us this Saturday, December 30 at Downtown Books in Apalachicola, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, for a book signing and launch of John Spohrer’s new novel.  LOVE, FOOTBALL AND MURDER is a mystery suspense novel set in Louisiana in the mid-1980s.  Here is a link to John and the TV ad for the event.

https://www.facebook.com/john.spohrer/videos/1650086355014770/

Book launch and signing. December 30, 1:00-3:00 pm at Downtown Books in Apalachicola.

Book launch and signing. December 30, 1:00-3:00 pm at Downtown Books in Apalachicola.

 

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.

 

Bon Appetit Magazine covers the Florida Panhandle

Enjoy this delightful travel article in Bon Appetit that includes Apalachicola, St. George Island and Eastpoint.

Oysters, Sand Dunes, and Key Lime Pie: A Road Trip Through the Florida Panhandle

 

 

 

 

Apalachicola on US News & World Report List

US News & World Report just published an article on “Secret Florida Towns to Visit This Winter.”  Apalachicola made the list along with Fernandina Beach, St. Augustine, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside and Everglades City.  Here is the link to the article:

http://a.msn.com/03/en-us/BBnI6Bo?ocid=se

FOR SALE:  Apalachicola South Side - $775,000

FOR SALE: Apalachicola South Side – $775,000

Helen’s Real Estate Listing Show

If you’re interested in property listings here on St. George Island, check out my listing show for October 2014.  The 15-minute TV shows runs daily on local channel Forgotten Coast TV (Channel 12 Mediacom and Channel 9 St George Cable), and is updated monthly.  It features residential listings and a few good deals on lots here on St. George Island as well as some listings in Apalachicola and on the mainland.

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New Rules for Seller Financing

If you are offering seller financing for your real estate, you should be aware of new rules that went into effect in January per the 2010 Dodd Frank Act that classify certain sellers who finance transactions as loan originators.  Please click on this link for more information.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/owqehiovzhk063t/seller%20financing%20loan%20originator%20rule.pdf

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From Helen and John Spohrer

Star Anise at Mitchell Creek.  Photo by John B. Spohrer, Jr.

Star Anise at Mitchell Creek. Photo by John B. Spohrer, Jr.

Closed! 1439 Dove Lane – Plantation Marshfront Lot

1439 Dove Lane, Lot 10 Bay Palm Village closed this week for $100,000.  This marshfront lot is one-acre and has terrific views.

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