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Home Buying Tips

Tips that I've learned through the years, or that others have shared that might be of help to home buyers out there. Some of these are relevant to buyers in the Destin area, others are just general information worthy of a share.

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NEW Custom Home in Crystal Beach - It's a Beauty!

89 Cobia Street, Destin, FL 32541| MLS  #841501| $1,539,000

Crystal Beach home at 89 Cobia Street, Destin, FL 32541

It will be tough not to keep this gorgeous Crystal Beach home all to yourself; but, the rental potential may be too tough to resist. Situated in desirable Crystal Beach, this beach home is just a short walk to the white sand beach and turquoise Gulf waters. A few minutes to the east is Henderson Beach State Park - perfect for beach picnics with the family.

This brand new home has everything you could every desire for a beach vacation. With seven bedrooms (including five suites), a large open kitchen and gathering area, there's plenty of room for multiple family gatherings. The gorgeous private pool and oversized patio is the icing on

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In 2019, What Were the Top Selling Condos in Destin and the 30A Area?

2019 Top selling condos in Destin, Florida

Quick Condo Facts From January 1 to December 31, 2019

# of Condos Sold: 1,891

Average sale price was $448,284

Average Sqft: 1,272

Average Days on Market: 118

Highest Sold Price: The highest price for a condo sold in the Destin area was $4,050,000. This was for a to be constructed 3-bedroom condo in Thirty One, A Condo Development, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Its elevated setting lended to spectacular panoramic views from most rooms in the residence.

 Thirty One A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Top Selling Condos by Price

This list is derived from the top selling condos in 2019. Sorted by price range, you'll find listings for all budgets: under $200,000 to over $1 million. At a glance, this gives you

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How Did the Destin & 30A Market Perform in 2019?

2019 Destin Market Trends

These are the 2019 market trends for real estate sales in Destin and the 30A. We've broken it down by:

  • Condo Sales Summary
  • Top Selling Condos
  • Single-Family Home Sales
  • Top Selling Neighborhoods
  • Townhome Sales
  • Beachfront Home Sales
  • Beachfront Condo Sales

2019 Condo Sales for Destin & 30A

2019 Market trends for condos sold in Destin & the 30A

The number of overall condo sales in the Destin and 30A area had a slight decrease (-9%)) in 2019, along with Average Sale Prices (-3%). Still condos sold for a strong 96% of their asking price. However this dip was only temporary, as of the end of January, 2020, the market showed a marked recovery with a 29% increase in the number of condos under contract and selling for an

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These Were the Most Popular Destin & 30A Communities in 2019

2019 Top Selling Condos in Destin & 30A, Florida

The info below spotlights the 2019 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, 2019

4,520 single family homes sold

Average sale price was $590,677

Average Sqft: 2,204

Average Days on Market: 73

Highest Sold Price: $8,995,000 for a Gulf front Seagrove beach house located very close to the Seaside community. At 4,446 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 6 baths, this is the epitome of a Florida beachfront estate home. Boasting elaborate finishings such as Italian stone floors and an elegant custom staircase, this was a special

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UNDER CONTRACT! Shalimar Pointe - Waterfront Living at Its Finest

827 Choctaw Lane, Shalimar, FL 32579| MLS  #838080| $1,000,000

Waterfront home in Shalimar, Florida

Towering over Choctawhatchee Bay is this incredible waterfront estate in Shalimar, Florida. You'll know you've found something special, the moment you pull up to 827 Choctaw Lane. Old growth oaks line the circular driveway, along with meticulously maintained flower beds and shrubs. Pride of ownership shines through and through, from the inside to outside of this home.

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Quick Facts

  • 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths
  • 2-Storey, 5,432 sq.ft., .37 acre
  • 100' x 160',.37 acre
  • 104 feet of waterfront on Choctawhatchee Bay
  • Pool, covered dock and boat lift
  • Brick home, metal roof
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Nantucket Cottages - Beachview Home for Sale

69 Crystal Beach Drive UNIT 7, Destin, FL 32541| MLS  #837588| $485,000

Nantucket Cottages, Destin, Florida

We don't see listings very often in the desirable Nantucket Cottages, Destin, Florida. This is one of the few Destin communities to purchase affordable investment properties for detached family homes. Located in Crystal Beach, right across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, this is a dream property for both vacationers and home owners alike.

The floor plan accommodates both large and smaller rental groups as each floor is completely self-sufficient. The lock-out style design consists of two levels with each containing a full kitchen, bedroom, and bunk area that is well appointed and decorated in the current coastal style and

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Destin West beachfront condo under contract

This amazing beachfront condo in Destin West Beach & Bay Resort has gone under contract - just in time for the holidays. This Destin Gulf front property has the potential to be a rental machine. Recently renovated, the residence features breathtaking penthouse views, and has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus a bunk.

Congratulations to the new buyers, you will love your Destin Gulf front condo!

For those of you who missed out, see current listings for similar properties below. Or, search by these popular terms:

Destin beachfront condos
Investment condos
30A Gulf Front condos

Destin Beachfront Condos for Sale from $450,000 to $550,000

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Investment rental vacation properties

- Buying an Investment Rental Home
- Buying an Investment Rental Condo

What Makes These Outstanding Investment Opportunities?

Hot off the press an updated listing of top-selling Gulf Coast investment properties currently being offered as vacation rentals in the Destin & 30A area. Most are furnished and currently rented, and represent turnkey investments in various price ranges.

An investment property won't necessarily have all of these features, but many will contain some or all. What is important to you really depends on what you're looking for. Ask yourself, is it long term investment that will be a permanent vacation rental, or maybe a seasonal rental that you'll be using as well.

Commonly found features you'll find among these Destin

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Sold homes by Destin Real Estate, Fall 2019

The team at Destin Real Estate has had a busy Fall delivering homes to our wonderful clients. Congratulations on your new sale or purchase, just in time for the holidays.

SOLD LISTINGS BY DESTIN REAL ESTATE

Home Sold in Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach
45 Matts Way, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Home Sold by Destin Real Estate, Blue Mountain Beach, Florida

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Condo Sold in Coral Reef Club
2708 Scenic Hwy. 98, 021, Destin, FL

Condo Sold in Coral Reef Club by Destin Real Estate

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Condo Sold in St. Croix at Silver Shells
15300 Emerald Coast Parkway, #302, Destin, FL

Condo Sold in St. Croix at Silver Shells by Destin Real Estate

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Home Sold in Shipwatch
15 Lake Court, Miramar Beach, FL

Home Sold in Shipwatch by Destin Real Estate

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LISTINGS UNDER CONTRACT

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Treasure Sands Investment Rentals $90,000+

41 S Payne Street, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 | MLS  #832813| $895,000

Treasure Sands home - front view

This fetching beach cottage in Miramar Beach would make a wonderful permanent or second home. However, if an investment is your end goal, this property is a rental machine with earnings upwards of $90,000 annually. Perfect for any vacationing group or family, the beach is just minutes away, as is the Outlet Mall and trendy local eateries.

With 6 bedrooms and 5 full baths, and a private pool, this home was built to handle large groups with ease. Two of the 6 bedrooms have two sets of bunk beds. The home comes fully furnished and is ready to start generating income.

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Quick Facts

  • 6 Bedrooms, 4
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