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Buying a Home? Why the FHA Loan is No Longer the Low Down Payment Loan of Choice

July 27, 2013 • 4 comments

This the second article in a series discussing the ins and outs of the best mortgage loan products available for home buyers.  Last week, the USDA Rural Housing Loan was […]

by Michael Tarleton

No-Shave November Has Officially Begun

November 1, 2011 • 5 comments

Whether you’re growing a beard or a mustache, November is the month to support men’s health.  Growing in popularity this month-long event raises funds and awareness for men’s health. Movember […]

by Jason Koertge

Weird News On The Web

January 22, 2011 • 0 comments
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This week,  animal tails caught the attention of the Web. A cat was summoned to jury duty. Intrigued?

by Rya Holloway Phillips

Centennial Bank Takeover of Coastal Community Bank Official

September 7, 2010 • 0 comments

Many of you remember the emergence of Coastal Community Bank a few years back, during the real estate boom that swept through the Panama City Beach area like a hurricane.  […]

by Jason Koertge

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Public Information Meeting TODAY

May 4, 2010 • 0 comments

There will be a meeting today, May 4, at 4:30 PM (previously scheduled at 2:00), at the Okaloosa County School District Administrative Building 120 Lowery Street S.E. in Fort Walton Beach with […]

by Stephanie Brooks

Area Recreational Fishermen Travel to Washington, DC

February 22, 2010 • 2 comments

Fishermen from around the country are planning to pack the steps in front of the U.S. Capitol this week to demand changes to a federal fisheries law they say is […]

by Stephanie Brooks

Hot Dog Story – Do What You Do and Change for No One

March 23, 2009 • 4 comments

Okay, I know there is so much talk about all the awful things that people see happening in our world. Lucky for me I DO NOT  buy into that.  There […]

by Karen Smith

Adjustable Rate Mortgages Are Our Friends

February 7, 2009 • 6 comments

Yes, I know what you’re probably saying already. Where has this guy been? Living under a rock somewhere? Hasn’t he heard the nightmare stories about sub-prime mortgages, option ARMS and […]

by Hunter Palmer

Laketown Wharf – Corus Bank “Unlikely to Survive ’09”

February 5, 2009 • 4 comments

The future of Laketown Wharf in Panama City Beach is again dealt a blow of uncertainly as the owning bank, Corus shows increasing signs of weakening.  Friday, they reported a […]

by Jason Koertge

Few Borrowers Benefiting from latest “Refi Boom”

January 21, 2009 • 1 comment

I can remember back sixteen years ago when thirty-year mortgage rates fell below 7% sparking a flood of refinances. I also remember 2003 when rates dipped again and another “refi […]

by Hunter Palmer