Townhomes in the Brownstones at Kelly PlantationHave you ever considered buying a townhome? In the Destin and Scenic 30A area there were 1,773 listings sold in the last three months. Townhomes made up 10% of these sales, behind single-family homes and condos.

Destin Townhomes differ from condos in a very specific way. With a condo, you share ownership of the roof, the underlying ground, and other common areas. With a townhome, you own the ground up to and including the roof. The only thing you share in a Destin townhome with your neighbor is the wall that separates you and any common amenities such as pool or tennis courts.

Destin townhomes offer a low maintenance lifestyle without sacrificing the space one is used to in a single-family home. Sizes range from cozy patio homes under 1000 sq. ft.…

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Sales in Destin and along Scenic 30A remain brisk as we enter fall. While units sold declined slightly, total dollar volume of sales increased. Inventories are near an all time low and we are seeing upward pressure on prices.

The next 8 weeks represent the seasonally best buying opportunity of the year. Most are focused on the holidays allowing savvy buyers an opportunity to negotiate with more anxious sellers.

For those taking advantage of this prime time of year for buying, we've included some tools to assist with your search. Secrets to Buying a Profitable Condo Rental, is worth a read, especially for anyone considering a possible rental investment. Spotlight on Seagrove Beach highlights a less commercial area of the Emerald Coast, perfect for a…

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Seagrove Beach viewSeagrove Beach - A Bit of the Old & New

Seagrove Beach is a real treasure among the Scenic 30A Gulf front communities. Here, you won't find the wall-to-wall high rise condos as you would in Destin. Seagrove Beach is a charming beach neighborhood that has held fast to its roots. It's a blend of new and old visitors, some who have been returning here for generations. Especially enjoyed by families, the uncrowded white sand beaches offer hours of entertainment for the kids.

Home owners include a combination of permanent and seasonal residents. The abundance of natural beauty in the area, makes it easy to find a private homesite with a view. Large beachfront condos gather at the shore, where smaller homes are set back slightly. Others prefer the peace…

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