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Thanks!   --Susan

Latest Blog Entries:
- Jun 15, 17 - Our Team Grows Again!
- Apr 15, 17 - Great spring on St. George!
- Mar 25, 16 - Same Happy Faces, Same Great Service, Brand New Office!!
- Dec 16, 15 - Winter Time at the Beach
- Aug 22, 15 - Go Big at the Beach!
- Mar 05, 15 - Best real estate deal in Apalachicola
- Jan 15, 15 - Best real estate deal on St. George Island
- Sep 24, 14 - Releasing Re-habbed Kemps Ridley Turtles on St. George Island
- Jun 05, 14 - Yes, the Beach is Lovely, but Oh the Bay, the Bay
- Apr 09, 14 - St. George Island Cottage Getaway
- Dec 28, 13 - Year End Stats
- Oct 12, 13 - Palm Beach Celebration!
- Jun 27, 13 - The next best thing about red snapper....
- Jun 26, 13 - Snapper fishin' w Grayson Shepard
- Jun 20, 13 - Beachfront beauty on St. George Island
- May 29, 13 - Full moon rising
- May 20, 13 - Lighthouse on St. George Island
- May 15, 13 - Plein Air 2013 on the Forgotten Coast
- Feb 09, 13 - Recap of 2012 sales
- Dec 27, 12 - Real estate is moving on St. George Island
- Nov 28, 12 - Open house was great!
- Nov 17, 12 - Open House for the office
- Jun 30, 12 - Sea cucumbers
- Jun 27, 12 - Update from St. George Island, post TS Debby
- Jun 27, 12 - Beach shots pre and post TS Debby
- Jun 27, 12 - An Apple office, by candle light
- Oct 11, 11 - What a year
- Oct 10, 11 - Looking for MDs on St. George Island, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida
- Oct 05, 11 - Wakulla Springs day trip
- Nov 16, 10 - End of season Report on sea turtles on St. George Island
- Oct 19, 10 - Foreclosures on St. George Island
- Jul 22, 10 - Reopening fishing
- Jul 18, 10 - No oil on St. George Island
- May 03, 10 - First Turtle Walk of the Season (for me) on St. George Island
- Apr 19, 10 - Should you go for a short sale?
- Apr 19, 10 - What season are the bugs out on St. George?
- Nov 21, 09 - What is selling in Three Hundred Ocean Mile on St. George Island?
- Nov 09, 09 - Tropical Storm Ida NOT
- Oct 21, 09 - Commercial property in Apalachicola, for developers
- Oct 16, 09 - Last turtle nest of the season for me
- Oct 16, 09 - Does THREE make a trend?
- Sep 11, 09 - What's selling on St. George Island
- Sep 11, 09 - What's selling on St. George Island, continued
- Sep 01, 09 - Snow sand from Claudette
- Sep 01, 09 - Bottle on the beach
- Sep 01, 09 - Terns on St. George Island
- Sep 01, 09 - Turtle nest do's and don't's on St. George Island
- Sep 01, 09 - Turtle nest do's and don't's on St. George Island, continued
- Jun 29, 09 - Sea turtle visit at dawn
- Jun 29, 09 - Sea turtle visit at dawn, more pictures
- Jun 01, 09 - Dawn with the birds on St. George Island
- Jun 01, 09 - Short Sales on St. George Island
- May 24, 09 - What is selling on St. George Island?
- May 24, 09 - What's selling in Apalachicola?
- May 21, 09 - beach find demystified on St. George Island
- May 21, 09 - First turtle nest on St. George Island
- May 21, 09 - Sunrises on St. George Island
- May 16, 09 - Beach find on St. George Island
- Apr 26, 09 - Ground level, St. George Island
- Apr 26, 09 - St. George beach visitors
- Apr 26, 09 - Up 65
- Mar 29, 09 - I'm baaackkk
- Jan 27, 09 - Time to get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged?
- Jan 19, 09 - Cash flow neutral on St. George Island???
- Jan 13, 09 - Cement block houses on St. George Island
- Jan 06, 09 - Beachfront on St. George Island for under $1M
- Jan 05, 09 - Trip to Black's Island
- Jan 01, 09 - Price it right, and they will come....St George Island and Dog Island real estate bargains
- Jan 01, 09 - St. George Island Lighthouse in autumn sun
- Dec 17, 08 - Bay front real estate on St. George Island
- Dec 10, 08 - Continuing autumn color, north Florida panhandle style
- Dec 05, 08 - A LOT of value on LOTS on St. George Island
- Dec 02, 08 - Excellent closing in St. George Island's Plantation
- Nov 04, 08 - St. George Island real estate is selling!
- Oct 31, 08 - Fall in northwest Florida panhandle
- Oct 22, 08 - Final turtle report of the season for St. George Island
- Oct 07, 08 - St. George Island turtle season comes to an end for 2008
- Sep 22, 08 - Another storm skirts by us on St. George Island
- Sep 22, 08 - The sky, the sky, above beautiful St. George Island
- Sep 22, 08 - More stuff on the St. George Island beaches
- Sep 22, 08 - And, flowers, both common and weird, on St. George Island
- Sep 22, 08 - Good St. George Island end-of-year real estate deals are EVERYWHERE
- Sep 05, 08 - Vacant lots for sale on St. George Island
- Sep 04, 08 - Beach stuff after the storm on St. George Island
- Sep 01, 08 - High surf on St. George Island post Gustav
- Aug 31, 08 - High surf on St. George Island before Gustav
- Aug 20, 08 - Townhome on the East End on St. George Island for sale
- Aug 20, 08 - Offers being floated for St. George Island real estate....
- Aug 19, 08 - More waterspouts on St. George Island - no damage
- Aug 18, 08 - What IS this bug???
- Aug 17, 08 - Power on its way back on for St. George Island + nest evaluations
- Aug 15, 08 - Waterspout takes out four power poles on St. George Island
- Aug 12, 08 - Another nice listing on St. George Island for under $300K
- Aug 11, 08 - What is under contract right now on St. George Island?
- Aug 09, 08 - Dolphins feeding in the quiet waters off St. George Island
- Aug 06, 08 - A house on St. George Island for under $300K??
- Aug 05, 08 - Adele Hungerford, interior design QUEEN
- Aug 03, 08 - The longest crawl yet
- Aug 02, 08 - Another lucky day + bayside real estate picks on St. George Island
- Aug 01, 08 - Sections of St.George Island
- Jul 31, 08 - A stormy sunrise and a lucky find on St. George Island
- Jul 30, 08 - Five homes on St. George Island for under $500K
- Jul 29, 08 - Counting and recording data on sea turtles on St. George Island
- Jul 28, 08 - Beach access on St. George Island + hatchout!
- Jul 26, 08 - Short sales and foreclosures on St. George Island
- Jul 25, 08 - St. George Island real estate and sea turtles?

St. George Island real estate and sea turtles?



07/25/08
Ok, so what do sea turtles and St. George Island real estate have to do with each other??

Sea turtles are one of the ancient creatures on this earth that teach us the lessons we never seem to finish learning. Their sense of purpose is innate, from the tiniest day-old hatchlings to their 200-pound mamas, they instinctively move towards the water, coming onto land only to lay their nests.

I volunteer with the dawn sea turtle patrol, and have the privilege of monitoring nesting sea turtle activity on the beaches of St. George Island. We have 151 nests so far on the island this year, not counting the State Park. This is more than double the number of nests we marked last year.

I marked two new nests this morning at dawn - what a great start to a great day. We volunteers walk every morning at dawn to mark the nests that were laid during the night. We identify nests via the tracks that the mamas leave, tracks that are distinctive (think double tractor tires) and as beautiful as any art gallery hanging.

People also move instinctively towards the water - there is a draw that is undeniable. Buying beach property is one of those totally elective pleasures in life - no one ever had to move to St. George Island for their job, for better schools, or to be closer to their kids.

We buy here because we want to be here, more than anything.

I work full-time as a realtor/broker associate, running the St. George Island office of Boardwalk Realty of NW Florida, Inc. I'm a native Floridian, and have vacationed on St. George since I was a teenager in the 70's. I have lived here full-time since 2004.

I moved here intending to stay just a year, before my next career move, and ended up changing professions in order to stay.

So, the trend is up this year for sea turtle nests on St. George Island, very definitely up.

And, what is our real estate market doing?

For buyers, it's never been better. I work primarily with buyers, and specialize in personally monitoring the market for that perfect property for each one of my buyers. I've got a lot of happy buyers in my portfolio, and even more prospective buyers deciding right now what and when to buy.

This blog will provide a running commentary on our real estate market, with sea turtle updates and other news from St. George Island thrown in the mix.

I look forward to hearing from you - email me anytime, with specific questions about real estate or general comments on the blog - all are welcome!

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