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Home decor trends

Does your home need an updated look and feel? Do you feel like the modern era has left your home décor behind? Maybe you've decided this is the year to list your house for sale. Whether you’re looking to love your home again, or to list it, here are some of the emerging home design ideas for 2019 that will give your house a refreshed appeal while keeping up with modern decor trends.


They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it can also make the entire house look old if it’s not kept updated. Lucky for you a lot of the top 2019 home project trends center around the kitchen and making it look open and inviting. Turn your kitchen into an example of modern luxury living with the following trends.

Make a Wall Statement

Make a

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66 E Driftwood Bay UNIT 41C, Miramar Beach, FL 32550: $289,900

Located on the top floor of a 2-story building is this tastefully redecorated garden villa in the sought after Seascape Resort. The condo boasts a private setting backing onto an 18-hole golf course with lake views and deeded beach access. There are just 3 other units in the building. This is an active investment condo rental in Miramar Beach, financial records may be supplied upon request. Newly renovated and completely furnished, there's nothing left to do but move in. View complete Seascape listing here

Seascape resort home

Quick Facts

  • Price: $289,900
  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
  • Just one of four units in 2-story building
  • 1,285 sqft with 270 sqft balcony
  • Active vacation rental
  • Central
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4049 W County Hwy 30a, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – $1,647,222

This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a Florida investment rental home located south of 30A in the gated community of San Remo, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  The owner has recently spent over $150,000 on renovations and improvements in this gorgeous residence with DEEDED Beach Access. Built for large groups and fun in the sun, this home comes completely furnished and offers everything you could possibly want in a Gulf Coast vacation home. Gross rental income for 2017 was $120,000 and is well documented.

 San Remo home for sale

Quick Facts

  • Price: $1,647,222
  • House size is 4,200 square feet
  • 3-story home with 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath
  • Built in 2006
  • Gross rental was $120,000 for
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New Homes Being Built in Destin & Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Destin Real Estate has entered into several development partnerships in the past few years that have continued to grow. In the last quarter, we finished and sold two properties, Waterview Towers Condo 631, and 232 Cabana Trail. Our partner properties are red hot and have been contracting in less than 2 weeks after listing.

We currently have five projects in the hopper set to be completed in 2019. These are exciting pre-construction opportunities for anyone looking for a new home in the Destin or Santa Rosa Beach area.

Buddy Street, Santa Rosa Beach

This fabulous house is located a block from the beach in Santa Rosa Beach and features 3,900 sf, 6 Bedrooms and SWIMMING POOL! Estimated

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Pantone color of the year for 2019

In 1963, when Pantone launched the Pantone Matching System, with 500 colors, they couldn’t have known that they would eventually become a globally-recognized expert in the use of colors. Throughout the 1980s they continued to grow their brand, establishing the Pantone Color Institute, increasing their color palette, and introducing new color standards for a variety of industries.

In 2008 the company jumped into the stratosphere with the launch of the myPantone app for iPhone, which has since become Pantone Studio. Throughout their entire history, including changes in parent companies, Pantone has seen unstoppable growth.

The new millennium was ushered in with Pantone’s first color of the year, Cerulean, announced in 1999. From that point forward

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Christmas light displays in Destin, Florida

Destin may be short on snow for Christmas, but this area is big on Holiday spirit. You'll be amazed at the dazzling light displays throughout Destin, Niceville and along the 30A. These are just a few of the well known Christmas light showings we know of, if you have any to add, please include them in the comments section below.

Destin Area

Candy Cane Lane in Destin
Probably the "most decorated" neighborhood in Destin, this is a "must add" to your Christmas lights tour. Location: Sea Oats Drive, Destin

Northgate Estates Luminaries
This is another subdivision that goes all out, they even have their own Christmas parade. Location: Northgate Estates, 232 Echo Circle, Fort Walton Beach

Christmas Reflections
Christmas lights around Lake

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These are the Top Selling Condos in Destin, 30A and Surrounding Area

Here's a summary of the 2018 YTD condo market in Destin, the 30A and surrounding Emerald Coast. See below for an extensive list of the hottest selling Destin condos for sale and average sale prices.

Quick Facts From January 1 to October 31, 2018

# of Condos Sold: 2,007

Average sale price was $462,898

Average Sqft: 1,295

Average Days on Market: 129

Highest Sold Price: The highest price for a condo sold in the Destin area was $5,500,000. The list price was $4,250,000! This was a brand new, 5 bedroom, 5 bath penthouse at Costa Blanca on 3oA west.

 Costa Blanca condo on 30A

Top Selling Condos by Price

These are the most popular condos YTD, based on number of sales. Listed by price

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REDUCED! 725 Gulf Shore Drive UNIT 404A, Destin, FL 32541 - $775,000

Harbor Landing Condo in Destin With Deep Water Boat Slip

Harbor Landing condo in Destin

Quick Facts

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 2,388 square feet
  • Furnished
  • Situated on the 5th floor of an 11 story condo
  • 1 assigned covered garage space

View complete listing here

Waterfront Setting w/ Panoramic Views

This incredible condo in Harbor Landing is perfectly located to take advantage of the best that both the Gulf and Destin Harbor have to offer. So whether you're sitting out on your expansive balcony, just taking in the view, using your deeded access to spend a day on the beach, or accessing your private boat slip for a day of cruising the Gulf of Mexico, these choices are all at your

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Destin Winter 2018 Event Guide

Winter 2018/19 Events in Destin & 30A

Winter events in the Destin and 30A are the best for relaxing and taking time to feed the body and soul. Now is the time for the cook-offs, wine and beer tasting events and a multitude of concerts and music-related venues.

Here is a list of some of the not-to-be-missed events going on this Winter in Destin and the 30A.

December 2018

Grand Boulevard Coastal White Christmas
Each weekend between November 23 and December 15, enjoy Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, faux snow and caroling in Grand Park on Friday and Saturday evenings and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday afternoons. The Festival of Trees celebration kicks off on Tuesday, November 20 in Grand Park. Trees remain on display through

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Single-Family Stats in the Destin, 30A and Surrounding Area

Here's a spotlight of the real estate market for single-family homes in Destin, the 30A and surrounding Emerald Coast. See below for a list of the hottest selling subdivisions and average sale prices.

Quick Facts From January 1 to October 31, 2018

3,473 single family homes sold

Average sale price was $626,691

Average Sqft: 2,265

Average Days on Market: 82

Highest Sold Price: $10,750,000 for a Seagrove beach house, 6,462 square feet  with 7 bedrooms and 10 baths. The home sat Gulf front with an elegant outdoor entertainment area with pool and private walkover to the beach. The 3 story, with elevator, was sold completely furnished.

Highest selling home in Seagrove

Top Selling Subdivisions by Price

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