Sam Portman

Panama City Beach Condo Market Update

August 27, 2010 • 10 comments

Your friends at have been searching for a little good news in the Panama City Beach Condo market.  The beaches look great.  Pier Park looks great. The new airport […]

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2009 Year End Real Estate Market Summary and Analysis

January 7, 2010 • 7 comments

An interesting thing about a prolonged down market, after three years everybody gets bored.  Real estate agents have quit trying to convince the public that the bottom has been reached […]

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Foreclosures and Short Sales are Major Restraints for Price Stability

November 16, 2009 • 0 comments

The sale statistics from the 70 buildings in the database indicate some encouraging news for the Panama City Beach condo market.  The number of sales from July through October […]

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August 2009 Panama City Beach Condo Market Update

September 17, 2009 • 8 comments

During the last 12 months we have seen a meltdown of the financial markets, the stock market tanked, and the housing market continued a steep decline.  The Feds invested a […]

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New FNMA Condo Guidelines Chilling to Panama City Beach

January 14, 2009 • 12 comments

FNMA released new condo eligibility guidelines for mortgages acceptable to be purchased by FNMA in Announcement 08-34.  These new guidelines are directed specifically toward condominiums located in Florida.  The guidelines […]

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2008 Panama City Beach Condo Market Analysis

January 12, 2009 • 1 comment

2008 was a turbulent year for the local real estate market and 2009 doesn’t look much better.  The Panama City Beach, Florida condo market continues to trend downward.  New sale […]

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Condo Market after Ocean Reef Condo Auction

October 29, 2008 • 3 comments

The Ocean Reef auction on October 18, 2008 concluded with a reported 35 sales.  Sounds good but they still have over 140 unsold units in their inventory.  The 2BR/2Ba units […]

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Condo Re-Sales Plummet

September 18, 2008 • 1 comment

Here at, our only job is to take the data and present the trends so market participants can make informed investment decisions.  So, no cheerleading, no anecdotal evidence.  The […]

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Panama City Beach Condo Market Analysis After The Palazzo Auction

August 11, 2008 • 40 comments

The Palazzo condo building had a successful auction Saturday, August 2, 2008, with around 50 units selling. Some have heralded the event as an indication that the bottom of the […]

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June 2008 Condo Market Anaysis from

June 9, 2008 • 0 comments

June 2008 Panama City Beach Condo Market Update From We recently updated our Panama City Beach condo sales data through the end of May 2008. The graph below illustrates […]

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