Forgotten Coast not so forgotten

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 09:01 AM.

One way Rish identified that the market was returning was that he began receiving phone calls from “scoundrels” looking to make some quick cash through real estate.

These buyers had been absent from the market for years.

“It’s been an uphill battle,” Shoaf said, “but it won’t be a buyer’s market for much longer.”

Rish said that demand in area homes is due to the pin-up value and new buyers who didn’t “get burned” when the market originally crashed.

“It’s a family-friendly area with plenty of eco-tourism and small-town coastal charm,” said Rish.

He explained that in his experience, tourists saw the real estate available during their visits and came back when it was time to buy. They took comfort in knowing that there wouldn’t be any high rises popping up.

  “A lot more people are aware of the area,” said Shoaf. “Get it while you can.”

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