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Sandestin Marina Expansion In Time for the 2021 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Destin fishing

Upgrades to the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort are looking good for the 2021 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a sought after destination for offshore fishing. The location couldn't be more appropriate. Overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay, boaters have a short ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Home to the "big money", Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, this popular event attracts sport fishermen from all over the world.

Within the resort, the Baytowne Marina currently has over 123 active slips that can accommodate vessels up to 140 feet. You can gas up your boat, acquire short or long term dockage, or use the personal marina concierge to book a tee time, or make a reservation

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2020 Top Selling Beachfront Condos in Destin & the Florida Emerald Coast

 

Top selling beachfront condos in Destin and the 30A for 2020

2020 brought us record numbers for beachfront condos sold in Destin, the 30A and surrounding Florida Emerald coast.  These properties are situated so close to the Gulf of Mexico that the only thing separating you from the soft, white sand, is a beach walkover. This is prime Florida real estate, destined to hold its value for years to come. Many of these waterfront condos have proven vacation rental income, providing turn key investment opportunities. Others, see this as the ideal warm, sunny, office space for those now working from home. If you've never experienced a Gulf front condo lifestyle, maybe it's time to give it a try.

Destin Beachfront Condos - Quick Stats for 2020

How many beachfront Condos were sold in 2020 in the Destin area?

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2021 Emerges With a Strong Seller's Market on Florida's Emerald Coast

Sellers market sign2021 real estate in Destin and the surrounding Emerald Coast has one of the most active seller's markets we've seen in years. We're seeing a lot of interested buyers purchasing from out of state. As "work from anywhere" has become the norm, many are seeking a sunny, beachfront in-home office to work from. Others are just taking advantage of the great interest rates.

For the period of January, 2021 we saw the following Percent of List rates and Average Sale Prices:

Townhome or Attached Residences:
Percent of List: 99%
Average Sale Price: $418,352 - a 38% increase from 2020

Condos:
Percent of List: 97%
Average Sale Price: $494,404 - a 28% increase from 2020

Single-Family Homes:
Percent of List: 98%
Average Sale Price: $640,529 - a 31% increase from

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2020 Market Trends Reviewed for Destin & 30A

Good News for Destin & 30A Real Estate Sales in 2020

2020 market trends in Destin, 30A & the Emerald Coast, Florida

The 2020 real estate market in Destin and the 30A performed far better than most would have thought. 2020 was a tough year, but folks prevailed as life went on along the Emerald Coast in Florida. The successful buyer in 2020 had done their homework, were patient, diligent, and made strong and confident offers when they found what they wanted. That will be the standard in 2021 as well.

There were two big contributors to a successful real estate market in Destin and the 30A in 2020:

1. Demand for Coastal Properties

We saw demand for coastal area properties surge post covid as companies transitioned to a more "work from anywhere" approach with employees seeking more tax favorable

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Top Selling Condos in Destin & the 30A for 2020

Hottest Selling Condos in Destin and the 30A Area for 2020

2020 Top selling condos in Destin and the 30A, FL

Quick Condo Facts From January 1 to December 31, 2020

# of Condos Sold: 2,515

Average sale price was $475,199

Average Sqft: 1,268

Average Days on Market: 106

Highest Sold Price: The highest price for a condo sold in the Destin area was $4,750,000. Selling in just 18 days, this 4-Bedroom, 5-Bath turn-key villa at Thirty-One on 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and boasts unobstructed Gulf of Mexico and beach views.

 

Top Selling Condos by Price

This list is derived from the top selling condos in 2020. Sorted by price range, you'll find listings for most budgets: from $300,000 to over $1 million. At a glance, this gives you an idea of the most popular Destin and 30A

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Hottest Selling Destin & 30A Communities in 2020

Most Popular Destin & 30A Communities in 2020

Top selling homes in 2020 in Destin and the 30A, Florida

The info below spotlights the 2020 real estate market for single-family homes in Destin, the 30A and surrounding Emerald Coast. See hottest selling subdivisions and average sale prices.

Quick Facts From January 1 to December 31, 2020

7,546 single family homes sold

Average sale price was $679,804

Average Sqft: 2,303

Average Days on Market: 65

The highest selling priced home in 2020 was $16,100,000 for a beachfront home known as "Casa Lauren" in Miramar Beach. This 6 bedroom, 9 bath home measures 13,000 square feet and sits on 2.42 acres. 135' of pristine white, sandy beach is all that stands between you and the Gulf of Mexico.

Top Selling Subdivisions by Price

These are the

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Investment Condo in Holiday Isle UNDER $200,000! - Under Contract in 5 Days!

Holiday Isle condo for sale

$189,000 - Condo in Island Home, Holiday Isle - Under Contract in 5 Days!

485 Gulf Shore Drive UNIT 106, Destin, FL 32541

This condo in Island Home is the one you've been looking for. Affordably priced, and located in Holiday Isle with deeded beach access, this listing won't last long. In fact, condos in Island Home don't come up for sale very often, and when they do, usually get grabbed up right away. This condo has been recently updated with fresh paint, backsplash, new fixtures, gorgeous tile floors in the living/kitchen area, and LTV floors in the bedroom.

Although this would make a lucrative rental investment, you may be tempted to keep it for yourself!

Condo Perks

  • Deeded beach access
  • Close to the harbor and access via
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Exciting New Townhomes in Destin, Florida

New townhomes in Destin, Florida

New Townhomes in Destin, Florida

We're seeing some exciting new Destin townhomes being constructed in the last year or so, in all different price ranges and appealing to many lifestyles. Henderson Beach Villas is an amenity-laden, beachfront townhome on the Gulf of Mexico. Tuscan Village, Destin Oaks and Mikstakel Townhomes offer convenient, central Destin locations. The Brownstones at Kelly Plantation feature the ultimate golf course townhome, spacious and nestled in a scenic locale overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay. No matter what type of Destin Townhome you're looking for, there is something here for everyone's tastes.

Henderson Beach Villas
2732 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

One of the most exciting Gulf front townhomes we've seen in awhile

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Destin Waterfront Condos for Many Budgets

Beachfront Homes for sale in Destin, Florida

5 Very Different Waterfront Condos for Sale Near Destin, Florida

Have you been considering purchasing a Gulf front or beachfront condo in the Destin area, but still not quite sure? From an investment standpoint, the closer you get to the beach, the better. A resort with plenty of amenities and close to local shopping and restaurants is also a perk. Here are five waterfront condos that meet that criteria. Each is very different in price and appearance, but with their own charm and individual appeal.

Grand Dunes - 4 Bed/4 Bath

221 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 820, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
$1,525,000 | MLS #851128

Luxurious, big and beautiful! Featuring over 3,000 square feet with amazing views from every room, this condo is sold fully furnished.

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Luxury Waterfront Condo in Grand Harbor, Destin - Ready to Move In

4-Bedroom Luxury Waterfront Condo in Grand Harbor - Furnished & Newly Renovated

662 Harbor Boulevard UNIT 840, Destin, FL 3254

$960,000 - MLS #851119

4 bedroom condo for sale in Grand Harbor, Destin, FL

You'll love the striking Gulf and harbor views from this Destin waterfront condo in Grand Harbor. This fabulous condo is sold completely furnished and move in ready. Singular attention was paid to every detail including the state of the art, whole home, audio/video system that was installed at a cost of more than $40,000.

Boating enthusiasts may be interested in the super sized 70' x 22' boat slip that may be purchased separately.

View this complete Grand Harbor Condo listing now

Quick Facts

  • Waterfront views include: Gulf, Gulf/Pass, Harbor & Intracoastal Waterway
  • Gated
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