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March 2014

Found 5 blog entries for March 2014.

Destin Harborfront Condos   The sun glistens over the tranquil waters of the Destin harbor as the fishing fleet returns from a full day on the water.  The docks are crowded with onlookers trying to catch a glimpse of the days catch but the smiles of the anglers leave little to the imagination. As the deckhands display the snapper, amberjack, and grouper, on the weathered wood benches; a few lucky people are thinking “I’m glad we own a Destin Harborfront Condo”.   The Destin Harbor Boardwalk, finished in 2012, is approximately a quarter of mile long and runs alongside many fine restaurants and retail stores. If you are looking to have the fish of your choice grilled, fried, or blackened, the Destin Harbor is the place to be.    Destin Harborfront Condos are most…
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Silver Beach Towers Condos

There are many great choices for real estate in Destin and foreclosures are still very popular.  In 2010, most sales of condos were either Destin Foreclosures or a Short Sale.  Today, things have changed and distressed sales make up a much smaller portion of total activity. A foreclosure is a property owned by the bank and the negotiation process is fairly straight forward. 

Our spotlight this week focuses on a Silver Beach Condo, unit 1401.  This fantastic 4 bedroom condo has 2000 square foot, is sold unfurnished, and listed at $929,000. As you enter the condo, you will be immediately impressed with the high ceilings, creative lay-out, and crown moldings.  The living room floors hare hardwood and the kitchen has corian countertops. The inviting

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Destin HarborIf you live up North, the winter has been LONG. Fortunately, the weather and water are warming in Destin and sunshine is the norm. Spring break, the 2014 edition is well under way.  Running from March 7 - April 18 this year, spring break in Destin is longer than normal.  If you haven't made reservations yet, there is still plenty of time.

If you find yourself in Destin, there are many great things to do. My favorite 5 are:

1. Go Snorkeling - Park down on Gulfshore drive across from the entrance to O'steen beach.  Walk down to the Jetty's and you are at Destin's foremost snorkeling destination. P.S. Don't forget to bring your gear.

2. Rent a Pontoon and spend the day cruising and checking out Destin harborfront condos or hanging out on Crab

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The Harbor

With its stunning beaches, sparkling waters, and great people, there is little wonder as to why Destin continues to grow and prosper. Many discover our paradise, accidentally, during a random weekend getaway or vacation, only to discover that they have found the place they will someday call "home". Below are some sales numbers for the month of February, reflecting all activity for Destin, Scenic 30A,  and Sandestin.

Single Family Homes - Destin Beaches

  # Sold Average Sales Median Sales % Sales/List
Destin 27 $523,956  $400,000 94%
Scenic 30A 46 $906,950  $752,000 95%
Sandestin 7 $505,224  $410,000 99%
WaterColor 7 $1,273,00  $1,225,000 94%

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Coastal Dune Lakes in South Walton

Coastal Dune Lakes

Stunningly beautiful are my first thoughts when asked about our coastal dune lakes.  These natural masterpieces are only found, in North America, along the Beaches of South Walton and we are blessed with 15 lakes that have over 26 miles of coastline.  This map provides the names and locations of each. 

What makes these lakes unique?  They share an intermittent connection with the Gulf of Mexico called an outfall.  Since the lakes are fed by run-off, rain, and surge, the outfall provides a means for flood control, draining excess water into the Gulf.  The outfall also provides a pathway for salt water to enter during high tide.  The result is a diverse eco system.

Recreational Activities along the Coastal Dune lakes

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