Congratulations to our clients who just purchased 1515 Miracle Strip Pkwy, #414.

Destin West Condos

This beautiful condo has 1279 square feet, 2 bedrooms and a bunkroom. Located on Okaloosa Island, owners and guests at Destin West have access to the largest lagoon pool along the coast, a gulf side swimming pool, fitness room, hot tubs and more.  Unit 414 has fantastic views overlooking the pool and beach. There are a few more Destin West Condos for Sale if you want a property in a great complex with great access to local attractions.

Kids absolutely love the lagoon pool and the hot tubs are great for conversation under the evening skys.  There are 93 total units on the beachside of Destin West, including 1,2, and 3bedroom units.  The complex was built in 2000 and…

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Going fishing is my favorite thing to do in Destin. I’m not exactly sure why but it could have something to do with the sparkling water or the amazing memories that we always make. Whatever the reason, this is fact: We are the closest port in Florida to “deep” water in the Gulf of Mexico. Why is this important? Because, deep water is where the BIG fish live.

Anglers are able to target snapper, grouper, amberjack, swordfish, tuna, wahoo and other species within a short boat ride from Destin. Not only are these fish fun to catch, they are delicious to eat!

Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack live on the bottom of the ocean floor around relief or structure such as rocks, ledges, or wrecks. We catch these using heavy tackle, thanks sinks to the bottom,…

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Two weeks ago, I got a call from a couple who were interested in beachfront homes for sale in Destin, FL. They had gotten my name from mutual friends who I had helped to find a home to a few years ago. After spending the last 40 years building their business, it was finally time to enjoy the rewards of their work. The level of thought that they had put into this was quite amazing. They shared many stories with me about how they would discuss, with each other, their ultimate dream of living on the beautiful white sands of Destin.

Now that dream is becoming reality!

Their general criteria were:

1. The home had to be direct beachfront. They had always wanted to spend evenings, under moonlight, listening to the waves wash ashore and wouldn’t…

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WaterColor Real Estate

While there are many great homes on 30A, WaterColor Real Estate is arguably the most highly sought after.  Demand for lots, homes, and condos all remained strong in 2013.  Natural beauty from coastal dune lakes, state forests, and the beaches of South Walton, surround WaterColor on all sides. Who wouldn't want to own a slice of this paradise.

WaterColor Homes

Homes sales in WaterColor increased for the third concecutive year. As expected, the average days on market for new listings decreased by 25%.  In other words, if you see something you like, dont wait. The higher priced luxury homes in WaterColor definitely made a comeback with the most expensive home selling for $4,550,000.

Homes 2011 2012 2013
Number of Homes…

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Harbor Landing Condos

There are eight Harbor Landing Condos for Sale right now, which is one less than the nine that sold in 2013. Located on Holiday Isle, condos in Harbor Landing are some of the most desirable on the harbor.  About 1/3 of the units have boat slips with lifts that accomodate center console fishing boats, cruisers, or deck boats. 

2013 year ending statistics for Harbor Landing as well as a comparison to the two previous years are found in the table below.

  2011 2012  2013 
 Number of Condos Sold 8  4  9
 Highest Sales Price  $1,050,000  $492,400  $600,000
 Lowest Sales Price  $292,400  $415,000  $359,000
 Median Sales Price  $462,575  $473,000  $450,000

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Destin beach homeEarly visitors came to Destin to fish.  After all, we have plenty of snapper, grouper, amberjack, swordfish, tuna and other delicious species for everyone. I can only imagine these guys coming in from a long day of fishing, boxes full of fish, the turquoise waters glistening under their boat, and the beautiful and undisturbed white sandy beaches greeting them as they entered the East Pass. What a feeling that must have been!

Fast forward thirty years and we still have great fishing but the vacant sands have been filled with homes that are as diverse as its residents. We have beachfront homes in Destin, homes on golf courses, bayfront homes, homes with large lots, and patio homes just to name a few.

Holiday Isle

Beachfront homes are found on…

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Destin beach walkwayIf you own a Destin condo or vacation home, you probably already have deeded access.  However, if you just visit us occasionally, you may be wondering where to find a public beach.

Fortunately, here are thirteen public beach access points in Destin. Eleven of these are owned by the city, one by the state, and one by the county. They are primarily located on Holiday Isle, Restaurant Row, and Crystal Beach.

Public Beach Access in Crystal Beach

There 7 public accesses in Crystal Beach and all are entered from Scenic Hwy 98 (AKA old Hwy 98).  The Pompano, Crystal Beach Drive, Shirah, Barracuda, and Tarpon accesses are located at the end of those named streets.  There is limited parking available on Scenic 98 but you have to look very closely to find…

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