Archive for September, 2007

Poquito Bayou property for sale in Okaloosa Florida

September 19, 2007

Poquito Bayou property for sale in Shalimar Florida

Contact Brandon Jordan
cell (850)-758-1236

Residential Land

List Price 1,250,000

Acreage 1.05

WFFeet 125

Lot access County Road,Road Paved

Zoning: County,Residential single family

MLS#: 417784 OfficeFile#: 27623
Status: Active Last Change:
Address: 39 WARWICK Dr
Zip: 32579
MainArea: 12 Fort Walton Beach
ParcelID: 31-1S-23-2710-000J-0140
Dir: Eglin Parkway to west on Sunset. At caution light,

turn left on

to Poquito Rd. Take a right on Poplar

which becomes Sherwood. Left on to Warwick.

Legal: Lot 14 and 1/2 of Lot 15, Blk J, Woodland Shores

*HIGH & DRY ABOVE FLOOD ELEVATION*NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED* *SITE IS READY FOR START OF CONSTRUCTION OF YOUR DREAM HOME* Yes, indeedy, this wonderful homesite is a unique opportunity for you to build your waterfront dream home among beautiful mature oak, magnolia & pine trees. The old homestead has been razed so very little will need to be done to start construction. This is actually a lot & a half so plenty of width for every room to have a view! Entry drive is cleared through the wooded front portion of the lot to the open site for construction. Situated in a protected inlet area of Garnier’s Bayou & bluffed up above flood elevation, you will never have to worry about flooding. Your future home faces west so that you can savor the gorgeous sunsets over the sparkling blue waters. The best of all worlds with unmatchable views & elevated site yet with a white, sandy beach for casual enjoyment. All this in a sought-after neighborhood of the Fort Walton Beach-Shalimar communities on a very quite street with very minimal traffic.

Waterfront: Bayou
Waterview: Bayou
LotFeat: Covenants, Interior, See Remarks, Survey Available, Within 1/2 Mile Of Water, Wooded
ProjFacil: Beach, Picnic Area, Waterfront
Utilities: Electric Available, Gas:Natural, Public Sewer Available, Public Water Available, TV Cable Available

Another great listing with ERA American Realty of Northwest Florida INC.

Another home just sold thanks in part to MLS

September 19, 2007


MLS Technology survery

September 19, 2007


2007 REALTOR® MLS Technology Survey. The survey describes MLS trends and technology practices and was released today by the National Association of Realtors® Center for REALTOR® Technology.The fifth annual survey showed strong interest in expanding MLS service territories, with nearly one-third of respondents favoring a statewide MLS, up from 19 percent last year. Twenty-seven percent said that a market area or metro statistical area would be ideal, while 21 percent preferred a larger market region within the state.

MLS service regions commonly expand through consolidations, which the survey also shows are on the rise. Thirty percent of those surveyed said their MLS has already consolidated with one or more MLS, up from 15 percent last year, and another 38 percent are considering consolidation.

While the trend of consolidation continues, MLSs are currently working to address the needs of brokers who are operating in multiple MLS regions through increased data sharing. The survey revealed that nearly one-third of respondents have reciprocal data sharing agreements with other MLSs. Another 23 percent have considered data sharing. 

“Realtors® have invested a lot of time and millions of dollars in building and advancing real estate technology,” said NAR President Pat V. Combs, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and vice president of Coldwell Banker-AJS-Schmidt. “Improvements in technology have made it easier for Realtors® to expand their geographic territories, which often results in greater demand for data sharing and integration among MLSs. Consolidation among MLSs will most likely continue in overlapping markets and where it’s most appropriate. This will help bring down costs and enhance service for many Realtors®.”

The survey also revealed the growing use of technology among MLSs for sharing data. Nearly two-thirds of MLS respondents said their MLS makes use of a RETS interface, which allows brokers, third-party software vendors, Realtor® associations and MLSs to share real-time data, regardless of the type of software they use; this figure is up nearly 47 percent since 2005. 

The most popular places for MLSs to place listings are, their local public MLS site, and the local Realtor® association Web site; Realtors® identified the same three sites as the best places to send their property listings. The most commonly shared property information that MLSs send to third parties are photos, amenities, address and tax information.

As data sharing continues to rise among MLSs, more can be done to help protect content. Only a third of MLS respondents watermark their property photos and six out of 10 said they do not make use of data tagging or seeding, a process that helps MLSs identify themselves as the original source of listing information. Three-fourths of respondents believe their MLS has taken security issues more seriously this year than in the past, but only 42 percent said their organization has a written security policy.

“For several years we’ve continued to see a wide gap between awareness of information security issues and the implementation of practices to address those concerns,” said Mark Lesswing, NAR senior vice president and chief technology officer. “NAR continues to develop software applications and certification programs to ensure the continued quality and security of the data contained within the nation’s MLS systems.”

The survey also revealed an increase in security to protect unauthorized access to MLS systems. Twenty-seven percent of MLS respondents said they are currently using two-factor authentications, such as a key FOB or USB device, which are more secure methods for users to access MLS systems than the traditional user ID and password combination. This is up from 2 percent last year. Most MLSs implement two-factor authentications to stop account sharing (47 percent) and increase data security (45 percent).

The level of data integration is also improving. More than half of MLS respondents can integrate tax data into MLS listings, and many now have the option of entering and attaching documents to records on the MLS system, storing contact data and integrating maps with tax and public record data.

Home just sold thanks in part to MLS search

September 19, 2007


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