Kennedy Cao

Position
Real Estate Agent
Specialty
Military Buyers, Multi-family Dwellings, Single Family Homes
Helping People Find their Dream Home

Back in 2014, Kennedy discovered a passion for marketing when he joined a Community Marketing Team. With great zeal and dedication, he qualified for the company's “Club Elite Team” in 2015 which led him to become a Training Supervisor. The opportunity to train others meant the world to him as he was able to provide a positive change in their lives. Now, he is excited to turn his focus of helping others toward real estate!

With a passion for service in the Bay County area, Kennedy is excited for the opportunity to serve the community through providing you with the most knowledgeable and best customer service while navigating your real estate needs. As a proud member of the Think Real Estate family, Kennedy carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything he does.

When Kennedy isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for his clients, he loves fishing and enjoys spending time with his wife, Young and their 3-year-old daughter Kaylee.

When you think of real estate, think Kennedy Cao.

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Attention to Detail
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Easy To Talk To
96
Property Financing
90
Dancing
17

Are you ready to buy, sell, or rent in Bay County, Florida?
Call Think Real Estate and talk with our dedicated real estate team.

850-270-4200

Buy Land and Build A Home or Buy An Existing Home in Bay County

Your future home awaits and we are here to help.

Are you in the process of locating your next dream home? If you are, you may be considering the differences between buying land and building new versus buying an existing home. Both of these options can be great, but each has a different journey to completion.

Fortunately, the real estate market in Bay County, Florida is quite active right now. There is plenty of inventory for sale in every part our wonderful community.

You can buy a neighborhood lot in a beachy or in-town community, or possibly find acres of land in the northern part of Bay County to start your own farm. Lynn Haven has become a very popular community to call home and the Cove has long been a wonderful community for those seeking to be near downtown Panama City. Lots and lots of choices to create a future that is uniquely you.

It is far more complex to buy land and build a home than it is to buy a home that is already built and move-in ready. Someone has to be available to make the continuous decisions that go along with such a project. And it is often times more expensive, too. Land costs, architectural design, permits, foundation work, framing, site work, exterior finishes, interior finishes, mechanical rough-ins— the details can add up rather quick. When building a custom home, $350,000 doesn’t build a palace in Bay County in 2020. Here is an example of what a $350,000 build budget would look like:

  • Architectural Design: $17,430.00
  • Site work. Design, Permit fees, inspections, etc.: $7,810.00
  • Foundations. Excavation, concrete and retaining walls: $38,685.00
  • Framing. Sheathing, trusses, etc.: $44,930.00
  • Exterior finishes. Roofing, windows, and doors, etc.: $75,245.00
  • Interior finishes. Drywall, flooring, insulation, paint, lights, appliances, etc.: $77,840.00
  • Major systems rough-ins. Electrical, HVAC and plumbing: $35,445.00
  • Hardscapes and softscapes. Driveway, fencing, landscaping, shed, etc.: $49,490.00

In contrast, the same budget of $350,000 can buy an existing home or condo, land included, that is move-in ready and waiting to welcome you home. And with the inventory in the Bay County Real Estate MLS, you can likely find your new home or investment project without too much effort.

Whichever your choice may be, Think Real Estate has two convenient offices in Bay County, Florida to serve your real estate needs. Our beach office is on Middle Beach Road, just east of Shipwreck Island Water Park, and our in-town office is on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., about one mile north of the mall. Both of our real estate offices offer the same high-quality service and personable, professional, dedicated Realtors. Contact us today to get started.

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Are you looking for investment property or your next flip in Bay County, Florida?
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850-270-4200