So you’ve decided to upgrade your entertaining space, and not a moment too soon with the holiday season almost upon us. But, where to begin? One of the most exciting and practical is the addition of a fabulous home bar. Of course there are many options to choose from when designing the perfect gathering place for friends and family.

Modern design home bar

1. It's All About the Style

The first place to start is by choosing the overall style and the actual bar surface and furniture. Whether you want to devote an entire wall, or just an alcove or corner, there is a style that will pull it all together. A rustic bar looks great with wood beams and surfaces accented by stone counters and simple bar stools. With subway tiles, metal fixtures, and quartz countertops, your bar…

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Every year leading up to Halloween people are looking for spooky fun. Whether it's a campfire ghost story or a seriously scary haunting, Northwest Florida has some impressive haunted places to offer. From the expected vintage homes to the unexpected administration building, here are the top ten eerie places to explore in the Florida Panhandle.

Martin house hauntings1. Martin House - Panama City, Florida

Infamous among locals for being the haunted location for the murder of an entire family, Martin House is now owned by Rock-Tenn paper mill and the lower level is used occasionally for meetings. The beautiful white turn of the century farmhouse exterior hides a malevolent haunting said to result from the murder-suicide of an entire family.

After hanging a servant, the…

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118 Sugar Sand Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - $599,000 - SOLD!

This cheerful beach house is located in the Village of Sugar Beach in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The location is ideal, just 2 short blocks from the Gulf. Perfect for a primary residence or lucrative rental, with three ensuites and a loft, there is enough room for a large family, and then some. An additional perk, the seller is offering 1% closing cost assistance to the buyer. 

Quick Facts

  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,236 square feet
  • Lot size: 50'x135'
  • 3 floors (top floor loft)
  • Metal roof, Hardie Board Siding, Sprinkler System
  • Home is sold unfurnished

front of home at 118 Sugar Sand Lane

Living Room

The second floor living room is bright, open and spacious, leading out to an expansive…

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How to Select the Ideal Property Management Company

So, you’ve purchased your Destin investment rental and have decided that you need to hire a property management company in order to have a well-managed investment. After all, your goal is to sit back and enjoy a passive income stream from your property. There are plenty of companies to choose from, but how do you know they're trustworthy? How do you know if they'll do what they've committed to? 

Ideally, a recommendation from a friend or colleague for a company they've employed is a good place to start. But, no matter how you choose that first candidate, you shouldn't make your final decision until having a personal interview. There are questions you can ask to ensure you’re hiring an…

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