The Emerald Coast experienced steady improvement in the real estate market in 2012, but there are still plenty of questions. Will prices go back up? Will values go down?  What’s available for purchase? The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors has a great opportunity for you to find out — the Great Emerald Coast Open House. Take a look at homes in the area to learn what’s for sale and what is out there in your price range.



ECAR will conduct the monthly Great Emerald Coast Open House from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Homes available for viewing are listed at www.EmeraldCoastOpenHouse.com. Search by location and housing type (single family homes, townhomes, and condos) and use the map function to create driving directions. Look for the green and white Emerald Coast Open House signs throughout the area to know which homes are participating.



Mortgage rates are still at record lows. Prices are down.  Now is a better time than ever to buy a home.  Remember to rely on a Realtor on the sale or purchase of your home.



Ninety percent of buyers use the Internet to search for homes.  For one-third of buyers, the first step in the home-buying process was looking online for properties.  Start your search today at www.EmeraldCoastOpenHouse.com or www.EmeraldCoastHomesOnline.com. For general information about ECAR, check out www.EmeraldCoastRealtors.com.