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Blue Mountain Beach home saleThis incredible new build sold in just 8 days. We're not really surprised. This smart buyer recognized good value and the quality craftsmanship that went into building this house. If you'd like to explore more real estate opportunities in Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach, search new listings here.

We will be announcing some upcoming new construction homes in the near future - stay tuned.

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best shopping websites for gift buying

When the weather starts to cool down and the holiday decorations begin to appear, thoughts seem to turn toward holiday shopping. These days it is easier than ever to find interesting and unique gifts online for everyone on your “nice list.” If you have that relative who is difficult to buy for, or that geeky friend who’s into quirky collectors’ items, this list of great places to shop online for deals on holiday gifts is just what you need.

Art / Handcrafted Gifts

One of the most popular gift-giving categories is art, jewelry, and handcrafted artisan items. If you're seeking to gift a unique and beautiful piece of art, without breaking your budget, the following online venues are sure please.

West Coast Artisan Gallery -

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SOLD! 232 Cabana Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - $759,422

New Construction Home in Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach

 Home at Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach

Quick Facts

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 2,478 square feet
  • Central electric heating and air conditioning
  • Tankless water heater
  • Amenities: gated with community pool and clubhouse
  • Home is sold unfurnished

View complete listing here

Open & Welcoming

A spacious entry leads to a wide-open interior. Everything about this home gives the impression of space. From the open concept style, to the vaulted ceilings and the light paint colors, this house has such a comfortable design. The coastal decor influence is also a constant throughout the house with touches like grunge oxide porcelain tile in the kitchen and

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So you’ve decided to upgrade your entertaining space, and not a moment too soon with the holiday season almost upon us. But, where to begin? One of the most exciting and practical is the addition of a fabulous home bar. Of course there are many options to choose from when designing the perfect gathering place for friends and family.

Modern design home bar

1. It's All About the Style

The first place to start is by choosing the overall style and the actual bar surface and furniture. Whether you want to devote an entire wall, or just an alcove or corner, there is a style that will pull it all together. A rustic bar looks great with wood beams and surfaces accented by stone counters and simple bar stools. With subway tiles, metal fixtures, and quartz countertops, your bar

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Every year leading up to Halloween people are looking for spooky fun. Whether it's a campfire ghost story or a seriously scary haunting, Northwest Florida has some impressive haunted places to offer. From the expected vintage homes to the unexpected administration building, here are the top ten eerie places to explore in the Florida Panhandle.

Martin house hauntings1. Martin House - Panama City, Florida

Infamous among locals for being the haunted location for the murder of an entire family, Martin House is now owned by Rock-Tenn paper mill and the lower level is used occasionally for meetings. The beautiful white turn of the century farmhouse exterior hides a malevolent haunting said to result from the murder-suicide of an entire family.

After hanging a servant, the

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118 Sugar Sand Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - $599,000 - SOLD!

This cheerful beach house is located in the Village of Sugar Beach in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The location is ideal, just 2 short blocks from the Gulf. Perfect for a primary residence or lucrative rental, with three ensuites and a loft, there is enough room for a large family, and then some. An additional perk, the seller is offering 1% closing cost assistance to the buyer. 

Quick Facts

  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,236 square feet
  • Lot size: 50'x135'
  • 3 floors (top floor loft)
  • Metal roof, Hardie Board Siding, Sprinkler System
  • Home is sold unfurnished

front of home at 118 Sugar Sand Lane

Living Room

The second floor living room is bright, open and spacious, leading out to an expansive

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Interviewing a property manager

How to Select the Ideal Property Management Company

So, you’ve purchased your Destin investment rental and have decided that you need to hire a property management company in order to have a well-managed investment. After all, your goal is to sit back and enjoy a passive income stream from your property. There are plenty of companies to choose from, but how do you know they're trustworthy? How do you know if they'll do what they've committed to? 

Ideally, a recommendation from a friend or colleague for a company they've employed is a good place to start. But, no matter how you choose that first candidate, you shouldn't make your final decision until having a personal interview. There are questions you can ask to ensure you’re hiring an

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Florida property management

Do You Really Need a Property Manager?

Now that you’ve bought your first, or additional Destin investment rental you have some questions to ask yourself and decisions to make. One of the biggest decisions is whether to manage the property yourself, or to hire a property management company. This all depends on what stage you are at in life and how involved you want to be.

A large part of the decision begins by asking yourself:

  • How experienced am I with the variety of skills necessary to manage the property?
  • How much time do I have available, or want, to devote to the management of the property?
  • Would I enjoy being on call 24/7/365 days of the year to deal with any issues that may arise?

If you answered “very little” to any of

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Living the Dream on the Emerald Coast

Are dreams of luxury coastal living dancing in your head? Have you always wanted to live near some of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.? Some of the most luxurious, and opulent, homes on the Emerald Coast are in the Destin area. Here are the three most expensive homes sold in Destin and surrounding 30A, this year. Each residence epitomizes the elegance and beauty to be found in our luxury, coastal home communities.

Most Expensive Homes Sold This Year in Destin & 30A

1. Selling Price: $10,750,000 - Seagrove Beach, FL

A glorious beachfront home in Seagrove Beach, measures 6,462 sq. ft., 3 stories, and has 7 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms on a quarter-acre lot. This beauty is conveniently located to area

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Destin Condos are Flying off the Shelves!

There's nothing like a quick sale to take the tension out of selling a home or condo. You can be sure the owners of these three Destin condos are relaxed and happy to get on with their lives after selling in under a week!

Destin condo sales

Tides of Destin
830 Gulf Shore Drive UNIT 5032, Destin, FL 32541

Both condos in Tides of Destin, listed in the $700,000 range, were 3-bedrooms with incredible views of the Gulf. The Tides of Destin pretty much sells itself as a desirable beachfront property with almost 400 feet of private beach access and a huge array of amenities. They sold in 3 and 6 days, respectively.

View all listings in Tides of Destin

Waterview Towers
240 Gulf Shore Drive UNIT 631, Destin, FL 32541


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