Adventure on the Mid-Bay Bridge!

Mid-Bay Bridge

Today I am driving north across the Mid-Bay Bridge in Niceville Florida, when I see a full size tire bounce off a truck and and start rolling full speed down hill from the top of the bridge! Of course, I braked waiting for the ensuing fender bender. Multiple cars were swerving to avoid it as it bounced from lane to lane! I had no choice but to call 911, thinking there was about to be an accident or at least they could retrieve it when it finally found its resting place. As I dialed, low and behold, it did its final dance and leapt over the wall and jumped straight into the Choctawhatchee Bay!

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

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2015 Holiday Events in Destin and the Surrounding Area

hol15The holidays are rapidly approaching, and we’re all looking for fun ways to celebrate with our family and friends. Below I’ve compiled a list of holiday events in Destin and the surrounding area. To keep up with the latest local tips, sign up for my newsletter here!

DESTIN

  • Sunday, November 15 (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM) – ARTWalk (HarborWalk Village) | Features dozens of local artisans and craftspeople along this open air waterfront boardwalk. It’s a vibrant marketplace, bustling with street performers and live music.
  • Thursday, November 19 (5:30-8:00 PM) – 3rd Annual Bourbon at the Bay (Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club) | Sip on bourbon, scotch, and champagne, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and start your holiday shopping early with their silent auction.
  • Friday, November 20 (6:00-8:00 PM) – Santa’s Arrival (Destin Commons) | Destin Commons and Bass Pro Shops welcome Santa to light the tree! Character photo opportunities and live entertainment with Sinfonia and festive carolers. Sit back and marvel at a holiday parade with Santa and fireworks!
  • Thursday, November 26 (11:00 AM – 7:00 PM) – Thanksgiving with Harbor Docks and Habitat (Harbor Docks) | Harbor Docks will open their doors for the 21st Anniversary of Thanksgiving with Habitat for Humanity to provide a complimentary traditional dinner for you. This invitation is open to everyone, whether you plan to spend the holiday alone or with family and friends.
  • Thursday, December 3 (6:00-7:00 PM) – Destin Christmas Tree Lighting (Destin Community Center) | The 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is hosted by the City of Destin. This will be an outdoor event for the entire family with a visit from Santa Claus. There will be entertainment from local choruses, musical groups, dancers, etc., with refreshments being served after the lighting of the tree. Donations of toys and canned food will be collected for families in need.
  • Friday, December 4 (7:00 PM) – Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert (Village Baptist Church) |  Doors open at 6:00 PM. Admission is a donation of an unwrapped child’s toy to be distributed among the participating churches’ outreach ministries to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need during the holidays. A love offering at intermission will benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s “All Kinds of Art,” a children’s educational outreach program inspiring students and special needs children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
  • Saturday, December 5 (2:00-4:00 PM) – Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s “A Dickens Christmas” (HarborWalk Village: Veranda Room) | Experience a unique adaption of Charles Dickens’ famous story “A Christmas Carol” in this up close and intimate setting. Three talented professional actors seamlessly change from character to character as they bring to life the tale of Scrooge and his transformational night with three ghosts. Make this special evening a new holiday tradition as you share cookies and tea with family and friends in a cozy, festive atmosphere.
  • Saturday, December 12 (10:00 AM – noon) – Destin Christmas Parade | The floats will start by Old Time Pottery and travel west down Harbor Blvd to Nightown.
  • Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 (noon – 4:00 PM) – Holiday ArtWalk | The Destin Harbor is full of holiday cheer! Local artists, passionate designers, creative personalities and all day entertainment turns HarborWalk Village into a vibrant and bustling outdoor art gallery for a special edition Holiday ArtWalk. Stop by the main stage and visit with Santa.
  • Saturday, December 12 (2:00-4:00 PM) – Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s “A Dickens Christmas” (HarborWalk Village: Veranda Room) | Experience a unique adaption of Charles Dickens’ famous story “A Christmas Carol” in this up close and intimate setting. Three talented professional actors seamlessly change from character to character as they bring to life the tale of Scrooge and his transformational night with three ghosts. Make this special evening a new holiday tradition as you share cookies and tea with family and friends in a cozy, festive atmosphere.
  • Sunday, December 13 (6:00 PM) – Destin Boat Parade | The Destin harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 28th Annual Destin Boat Parade.
  • Saturday, December 19 (2:00-4:00 PM) – Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s “A Dickens Christmas” (HarborWalk Village: Veranda Room) | Experience a unique adaption of Charles Dickens’ famous story “A Christmas Carol” in this up close and intimate setting. Three talented professional actors seamlessly change from character to character as they bring to life the tale of Scrooge and his transformational night with three ghosts. Make this special evening a new holiday tradition as you share cookies and tea with family and friends in a cozy, festive atmosphere.

FORT WALTON BEACH

  • Friday, December 11 (7:30 PM) – A Peter White Christmas (Emerald Coast Convention Center) | A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair. Smooth jazz and jingle bells return to the Emerald Coast in this unique blend of contemporary jazz and holiday music. Purchase tickets early, as this event often sells out.

GULF BREEZE

  • Friday, November 20 (5:00-8:00 PM) – Christmas Jingle & Marketplace (Gulf Breeze Community Center) | Get into the holiday spirit with the beautiful lights, decorations, music, and fun with Santa. They will have arts and crafts available from area vendors.
  • Saturday, November 21 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) – Christmas Jingle & Marketplace (Gulf Breeze Community Center) | Get into the holiday spirit with the beautiful lights, decorations, music, and fun with Santa. They will have arts and crafts available from area vendors.
  • Saturday, November 21 (7:00-11:00 PM) – Festival of the Trees Gala (Gulf Breeze Community Center) | Santa Rosa Kids House live auction, cocktail attire, dinner buffet, and dancing. Purchase tickets online.

NAVARRE

  • Saturday, December 5 (2:00 PM) – Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade | The theme this year is “Christmas in Candyland.” The parade will begin at the Navarre Library, traveling south and ending behind Centennial Bank.

NICEVILLE

  • Friday, November 20 (7:30 PM) – Messiah and More Concert (St. Paul Lutheran Church) | Performed by Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale.
  • Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 (7:30 PM) – The Nutcracker Ballet (Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College) | Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children (12 and under).
  • Sunday, November 22 (2:30 PM) – The Nutcracker Ballet (Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College) | Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children (12 and under).
  • Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 27 (6:00-9:00 PM) – Christmas Lady’s Niceville Christmas Display (in the former K-Mart location in the Oak Creek Shopping Center) | “Animation in Motion” is open seven nights a week!
  • Monday, November 30 through Sunday, January 3 (6:00-9:30 PM, until 10:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays) – Geek Lights (corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way) |A popular Niceville Christmas lights display and music show, beginning on the hour and half hour. Consists of Christmas lights and other themed display elements, all under computer control and synchronized to stories and music. This year’s display features approximately 85,000 lights, driven by nearly 300 computer controlled circuits.
  • Friday, December 4 (7:30 PM) – A Christmas Carol in Concert (Mattie Kelly Arts Center) | Early ticket purchase is strongly recommended as the event has sold out the last several years.
  • Saturday, December 5 (10:00 AM) – Niceville Christmas Parade | The theme is “100 Years of Christmas in Okaloosa County.” The parade starts at the intersection of State Road 20 and Palm Boulevard and makes its way down State Road 20 to Partin Drive, where it turns right. The parade then continues on Partin Drive past Ruckel Middle School.
  • Saturday, December 5 (2:00 PM and 7:30 PM) – A Christmas Carol in Concert (Mattie Kelly Arts Center) | Early ticket purchase is strongly recommended as the event has sold out the last several years.
  • Friday, December 11 (7:30 PM) – Holiday Pops (Mattie Kelly Arts Center) | Ring in the season with all your holiday favorites as the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale, and the superb voices of the NWF State College Belle Voci and Madrigal Singers. Tickets for $25/adult and $18/youth or active duty military.

ROSEMARY BEACH

  • Tuesday, November 24 (2:00-3:00 PM) – “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” Live Theatre (North Barrett Square or The Pearl Ballroom if raining) | Don’t miss the Seaside REP’s smash hit “Every Christmas Story Ever Told,” showcasing all your favorite beloved holiday classics crammed into a performance full of high-energy jolly, frivolity, and hilarity. Fun for the whole family! Chairs and blankets welcome.
  • Friday, November 27 (6:00-6:30 PM) – Rosemary Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony | Don’t miss the excitement as we “turn on the town!” Enjoy musical performances by the Charles Dickens Carolers, see Santa’s big arrival, and take a carriage ride through town.
  • Saturday, November 28 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) – Holiday Market | Vendors will be selling holiday decorations, gifts, jewelry, handcrafted furniture, art, and more!

SANDESTIN

  • Saturday, November 14 (5:00 – 7:00 PM) – Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights (The Village of Baytowne Wharf) | Stroll the streets, lined in twinkling lights and greenery, while sipping champagne and sampling featured menu items. And, you can enjoy a sneak peek of our tree lighting!
  • Sunday, November 1 through Sunday, January 31 (hours vary) – Baytowne on Ice (The Village of Baytowne Wharf) | This seasonal treat is a great way to get into the holiday spirit! Open daily.
  • Friday, November 20 (7:00-10:00 PM) – Horizon Stars Fashion Show, “Winterland!” (Linkside Conference Center) | Be entertained by great talent while supporting a wonderful cause.
  • Friday November 27 (6:00 PM) – Polar Express (The Village of Baytowne Wharf) | Watch the Christmas movie under the stars.
  • Saturday November 28 (6:00-9:00 PM) – Here Comes Santa Claus (The Village of Baytowne Wharf) | The main event! They’ll have kids activities and live music. Santa Claus arrives at 6:00, followed by a fireworks show! And don’t forget to snap a photo with Santa, until 9:00!
  • Wednesday, December 2 through Saturday, December 26 (6:00 and 7:00 PM) – 12 Nights of Lights (The Village of Baytowne Wharf) | For the month of December, enjoy a festive light show set to your favorite holiday music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evening leading up to Christmas.
  • Saturday, December 12 (5:00 PM) – Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade (The Village of Baytowne Wharf) | At 5:00, enjoy a free concert by Playground Music Center. At 6:00, individuals and groups are invited to participate in a lantern parade.
  • Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM) – Tee Off For Toys (Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club, or The Links Golf Club) | Donate a new or unwrapped toy or gift card with a value of $15 or more and in exchange resort guests or visitors can play Sandestin’s public golf courses for just the greens/golf car fee of $20.

SEASIDE

  • Saturday, November 21 (5:00 PM) – The Nutcracker (Seaside Ampitheater) | Performance by local area dancers and Ballet Pensacola.
  • Saturday, November 28 (4:00 PM) – Turn on the Town | Christmas parade, Santa, music, and more!
  • Saturday, December 19 (5:30 PM) – Holiday Pops Concert (Seaside Ampitheater) | Special holiday performance from the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.

VALPARAISO

  • Saturday, December 12 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) – Yule of Yesteryear (Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida) | Walton Guard re-enactment Christmas 1861, Santa, vendors, entertainment, and more!

WATERCOLOR

  • Saturday, November 28 (5:00-9:00 PM) – Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market | This is a holiday extravaganza complete with falling snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores, Santa, luminaries, and a winter market!

Questions? Give me a call!

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach.

4551 Barrington La., Bluewater Bay, Niceville FL 32578

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Delightful Bungalows home in Bluewater Bay near Parkwood Estates located at end of cul-de-sac. This Niceville Florida home, a short commute to Eglin Air Force Base, has been completely remodeled and upgraded. Gorgeous refinished wood floors in the open living room punctuated by columns separating the dining area. Kitchen has breakfast bar, new hardware, updated cabinets. Master bedroom has wood floors and is brightly lit by three windows with room for a sitting area. Freshly painted throughout, all new blinds, updated plumbing fixtures in both baths, new light fixtures both baths, new carpet in bedrooms, updated wide baseboards throughout, new back door. Lovely private brick patio with planting area, a perfect spot to relax. Side yard of common area expands outdoor space. This Bungalows home near Parkwood Estates is about ten minutes to the beaches of Destin directly across the Mid-Bay Bridge, and twenty minutes to Eglin Air Force Base.  Bluewater Bay offers golf, tennis and Olympic size swimming pools, as well as fishing, restaurants and a marina.

4551 Barrington Lane, Niceville Florida is offered for $180,000.

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

Formosan Termites Swarming Bluewater Bay Florida

Bluewater Bay formosan termites swarm

Ick! Ick! Formosan termites at my Bluewater Bay, Florida home! This is a hard post for me to write. Why? Because I don’t like bugs. I also won’t be able to look at the photo of the Formosan termite once I upload it.  What happened? Friday night I did something dumb. I finished cooking on my gas stove top and did not shut the burner off all the way. There was, unfortunately, a little flame going all night.  The next day when I went into the kitchen, I shuddered in horror. No, there was no fire, but there were dozens of little rust colored bugs on my stove!  Like 70 of them! They were apparently attracted to the little flame or the carbon dioxide that it emitted, and were sprawled and dead all over the stove top. Gross! (Sorry bug lovers!)  I did not yet know that these were Formosan termite swarmers,  and I called my extermination company. They were booked for four days, so I just prayed these things would not come back.

I slept in terror that night, wondering what was going on in the kitchen. I wanted to send my husband to keep checking, but he refused (guys!) The next day, none of the bugs were present… until last night!  Getting ready for bed, right in my bathroom sink, there were three live ones. In the shower, four more!  I screamed and called my husband.  He said, “I think these are termites”, and he caught several in a little plastic bottle.  I again, could barely sleep and dreaded having to make an excursion to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Today, the exterminator from Terminex finally came.  I showed him the little bottle of the creatures that my husband had caught. They were still crawling around in there! (Ick!)  The exterminator shook his head and said they were, indeed, Formosan termites. He said they swarm for about three weeks every year in Bluewater Bay, and we had one week left!  I asked why they did not have wings, and he said they drop their wings before mating.  Here are other tips I learned:

1. Formosan termites are attracted to light sources after dusk. This could mean YOUR home!

2. Be concerned if you see what looks like mud or dirt spattered on your inside walls. That is the Formosan termite patching its holes.

3. Be concerned if you see several hundred Formosan termites in your Bluewater Bay home in the same area. That could be a sign of infestation.

He looked at my house and said I did not have a problem. But yes, I did!! I wanted to know how to keep them OUT!!  Here was his tip:

Turn on your porch light after dusk. If you see them dancing in flight around your light, like a dozen or so, they are swarming in your area. That’s when you need to turn off your inside lights, or they will come down vent pipes to find the light source.  Stay in the dark for about 2.5 hours and the swarm should be over. Guess what I will be doing tonight?

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has successfully helped hundreds of families sell their homes, condos and lots along the Emerald Coast of Florida.  She is an ADDY award winning real estate market. Wendy sells real estate in Florida in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field. 

 

3929 Balsam Dr., Cedar Ridge, Niceville FL Sold in One Day

Cedar Ridge Niceville Homes for sale

3929 Balsam Dr., in Cedar Ridge, Niceville Florida is a beautiful home convenient to Eglin Air Force Base just SOLD in ONE DAY over asking price with multiple offers! It’s larger than many in the neighborhood due to the large loft over the living room for work, play or family space. The living room has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and multiple windows for lovely lighting. Kitchen with large pass-through to dining room. First floor master bedroom has huge bath. Thoughtful landscaping in the front and back offers privacy and blooms. Much care includes fresh paint, upgraded fixtures in kitchen, replaced water heater. There is an 8-person hot tub in the screened porch, take a dip! Much fresh paint, some new room-darkening blinds, gas stove, dryer. Spacious stand-up attic for storage with pull-down stairs. Excellent for Eglin Air Force Base commuting or head fast to the beaches of Destin Florida!

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold! SOLD IN ONE DAY for $199,000 – over asking price!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Niceville Florida Real Estate Listing Agent

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, he has successfully helped hundreds of families sell their homes, condos and lots on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field. 

Rocky Bayou Pool Home For Sale with Apartment – Niceville Florida

Rocky Bayou Pool Home

Delightful home for sale in Rocky Bayou Estates, Niceville Florida. If you appreciate the outdoor lifestyle – this is the house for you! 101 Teresa Court, Niceville Florida has a tremendous yard with in-ground pool, huge patio with pergola, enormous pool house that can be used as apartment, teen quarter, workshop or man-cave. Pool house has window air conditioning and bathroom with shower. This is a spacious home with two living areas, one could be an office. Kitchen is bright, plenty of cabinets, Jenn-Aire cooktop and breakfast area. Living room has beautiful brick fireplace. The formal dining room has an archway open to the office/second living area. Master bedroom accesses the beautiful outdoors. Oversized garage plus storage building. Rocky Bayou Estates has easy access to Destin or Eglin Air Force Base or Duke Field.

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This beautiful home at 101 Teresa Court, Rocky Bayou Estates, Niceville, Florida is offered at $299,000.

Contact Wendy Rulnick

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Rulnick Realty, Inc.

850-650-7883

1306 Limestone Creek Cv., Swift Creek, Niceville Florida Short Sale

Swift Creek Short Sale

Gorgeous Swift Creek short sale home with large flat yard with magnificent landscaping. This home is a great price for the  Swift Creek neighborhood,  and for the large flat uncommon lot, you should snap it up! The open concept floor plan makes the home feel light and airy. There are three living areas that flow together. The kitchen has granite counters with large breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The master bath features a separate shower, soaking tub and large vanity space. Enjoy his and hers closets. The heated and cooled Florida room is a great place for relaxing with the double set of French doors that lead out to the new enormous TREX deck. This pergola covered deck is oversized and perfect for BBQ’s and parties. This home is built with concrete block construction and steel frame interior making it green before it was popular. This feature provides year round comfort in the home and in your wallet with reduced electric bills. . Quiet wooded lots, huge swimming pool and recreation areas including walking trails and fishing pond. Easy access to all 3 bases… HURLBURT, EGLIN & DUKE. Short drive to beaches and recreation areas…

One lienholder lender, Bank of America will make this short sale easy to process.

1306 Limestone Cv., Swift Creek, Niceville Florida – offered for $399,900

It’s Wendy!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. She has successfully helped hundreds of families avoid foreclosure through short sale along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Wendy Rulnick is knowledgeable in all aspects of short sale, including VA Compromise Sale, FHA HUD pre-foreclosure sale, military PCS, HAFA, Bank of America Coop program and more.

1616 Myrtlewood La, Parkwood, Bluewater Bay Florida – On Way to Sold

Parkwood Estates short sale

This home at 1616 Myrtlewood Land, Parkwood Estates, Bluewater Bay in Niceville Florida is a short sale listing on its way to “sold!”  In the past ten days this home received five offers.  It is a lovely property with an in-ground pool and over 2100 square feet. Bluewater Bay is an attractive residential community because it is within 15 minutes to the Destin beaches and shopping, as well as a short commute to Eglin Air Force Base. Bluewater Bay offers gorgeous landscaped streets and amenities such as pools, tennis, marina, restaurants and golf.  This short sale listing in Parkwood Estates has Green Tree as its mortgage servicer.

Green Tree is taking over the servicing of many Bank of America mortgages, so you will be hearing more about them. My next post about this home at 1616 Myrtlewood will be about its short sale approval and impending closing.

If you need to sell your Parkwood Estates or Bluewater Bay home contact a Bluewater Bay short sale specialist.  I’m ready to help!

It’s Wendy!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

SHOULD YOU SHORT SALE OR STAY CALCULATOR

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. She has successfully helped hundreds of families avoid foreclosure through short sale along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Wendy Rulnick is knowledgeable in all aspects of short sale, including VA Compromise Sale, FHA HUD pre-foreclosure sale, HAP military PCS, HAFA, Bank of America Coop program and more.  She is also co-founder of www.ShortSaleSuperstars.com and short sale instructor to agents across the United States. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field

TradeWinds Restaurant, Niceville Florida – Mamma Mia!

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My husband and I went out Saturday night to enjoy a pre-concert dinner.  I opened the tickets while in the car to confirm the time, and found out the concert was really the following week! We laughed at the mistake, but were happy we could get a last -minute reservation at TradeWinds restaurant in the Valparaiso section of Niceville, Florida.

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It was only 5:30 p.m., but their parking lot was packed! My black heels were covered in dust, as the lot is sand and gravel. The restaurant exterior is non-descript. In fact, most people don’t see it driving by.  The food is a different story. The first thing you notice when you walk into TradeWinds is the delicious smell of garlic. Yes, this place is Italian!  Our corner table for two had a perfect view of the crowded dining room. It was loud, raucous and had the energy of people really having a good time.

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The server brought us fresh bread with some of the most tasty garlic dipping oil I’ve had on the Emerald Coast. (Tuscany’s Italian Bistro in Destin is good, too.)  My husband and I shared an appetizer of bruschetta with prosciutto. It was light and heavenly, with the perfect blend of olive oil, mozzarella and basil….  I am going to try to re-create the dish at home!

Valparaiso Florida restaurants

For our main courses, we had veal (il vitello) and seafood pasta in a white wine sauce (pasta ai frutti di mare). My seafood pasta had clams, shrimp, calamari and another white fish. It was very light. The wine was Chianti Classico Riserva.  Delizioso!  We took home dessert – two packed cannoli. Before we left we made reservations for NEXT week, the real date of the concert.

TradeWinds restaurant is located at 305 Government Ave., Valparaiso Florida. Call for reservations 850-678-8299.

Sunset Beach, Bluewater Bay Florida – Golf Course Home in Fairway Villas

Bluewater Bay Sunset Beach

Delightful and different – check out my new listing for sale is 4337 Sunset Beach Blvd., Bluewater Bay. This contemporary one-story home is in Fairway Villas at Sunset Beach! That is part of Sunset Beach in the Southwind section of Bluewater Bay.  Sunset Beach has an  olympic size swimming pool and private beach. You can also join one of the various other clubs in Bluewater Bay, including multiple golf courses and other swimming pools.  You can bike ride, boat, use the marina and dine at the Bluewater Sports Bar & Grill or L.J Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar on the Bluewater Bay Marina.

The house at 4337 Sunset Beach Blvd. is very large with interesting angles.  The tile floors emphasize its grandness. The kitchen itself is huge with counters on four sides and a center isle.  The breakfast bar can seat several people, like your own pub!

What else?  If you like a serene master bedroom, this is it. It’s in the back of the home with a private door to the screened porch. The master bathroom is spectacular and has a separate whirlpool tub and shower, make-up vanity and two-door walk-in closet. The back yard, on the golf course, has been landscaped for a bit of privacy with flowering bushes, but you can still watch the golfers on the 7th green!

This Sunset Beach home is offered for $349,000.

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It’s Wendy!

For more information, contact Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
850-650-7883
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com