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.

Furnished Investment Home in Miramar Beach, FL

83 Windancer Lane, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 | MLS #907426

REDUCED! NOW $1,099,999 $1,299,900

Front of home in Windancer Shores

Don't miss you opportunity to own this lovely fully-furnished, 3-bedroom vacation home in Windancer Cottages, Miramar Beach, Florida. A proven rental property, this home has everything you could want to enjoy a family vacation in Miramar Beach. It's a short stroll to deeded beach access, has private swimming pool and hot tub and sleeps 10 people in total. Guests may also take advantage of the amenities at Windancer Condos, including heated pool and BBQ grills.

This is a turnkey investment home for sale in the popular Miramar Beach area. The rental history speaks for itself:

  • 2021 Rental History:…

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3-Bedroom Home in Caribe, Miramar Beach, FL

50 Rue Caribe, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 | MLS #912312

$995,000

Entry to Miramar Beach home in Caribe

Enjoy the cool summer breezes in your very own Caribbean cottage in the coastal South Walton community of Caribe. The home features include coastal decor, hardwood floors, granite countertops, multiple porches and balconies, spacious yard, and carport.

Caribe is a very quiet neighborhood made up with many primary and second non-rental homeowners, plus short-term rentals are permitted. Caribe has excellent amenities including fishing lake, and more than 500 feet of private beach. It's also situated close to 30A, so you've got quick access to the best restaurants, shopping and beaches on the Emerald Coast.

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Beachfront view from waterfront home

Why Live in a Beachfront House?

A beachfront home on the Gulf, or anywhere for that matter, really is ALL it's made out to be. There's something about looking out over that expansive blue space that that just makes you feel good. Now imagine waking up to that view every day, and falling asleep to the rhythmic sound of the waves lapping against the shore. Living by the ocean is a lifestyle like no other.

Science has proven time and again that beachfront living offers health benefits, for your body and soul. The convenience factor is a given. There's no packing up the car for spending a day by the shore. The beach is there in all its majesty, just waiting for you, day after day.

Top 10 Reasons to Live in a Beachfront Home

While there are…

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January-June Destin Market Report

Spotlight on the Destin Market for Jan - June 2022


Average sales prices continue to increase (18%) YTD compared to the same time in 2021. The number of homes and condos sold are down slightly as buyers react to increasing interest rates and real estate prices. In spite of this, 2022 continues to be an active year for Destin and 30A real estate. Inventory levels are starting to increase, giving buyers more selection, and listings are selling close to their asking price.

Here is a quick snapshot of the YTD real estate market in Destin, Florida and the surrounding Gulf Coast from January to June 2022.

YTD Jan - June 2022: Single-Family Home Sales - Destin & 30A

YTD from January to June, 2022, Single-Family homes in the Destin area…

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Furnished & Rental Ready - 3-Bedroom Beachfront Condo

1048 E Highway 98 703w, DESTIN, FL 32541 | MLS #896033

$1,690,000 (REDUCED! SELLER IS MOTIVATED!)

Silver Beach Towers beachfront

This is your chance to own a beachfront vacation rental in Silver Beach Towers Resort. Located in the heart of Destin, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and just steps from the silky white sand beach, this is an opportunity that doesn't come along often. Each residence in Silver Beach Towers has nine foot ceilings, private balcony and quality finishings such as Corian countertops, and cultured marble in the bathrooms.

View this Destin Condo listing now, or browse other condos for sale in Silver Beach Towers.


Quick Facts

  • Built in 2004
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 1,790 Square…

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Spotlight on the Destin Market for March 2022

March 2022 Destin real estate summary

Here is a quick snapshot of the March 2022 real estate market in Destin, Florida and the surrounding Gulf Coast.

Destin Market Summary - March 2022

March 2022 has proved to be a busy sellers market for Destin and 30A real estate. Buyers aren't squabbling over prices with homes selling for list or just over the asking price. In March, Average Sales Prices were still going up (14%). Inventory is still a challenge with 15% fewer new Active Listings then the same time last year. Areas where we are seeing a substantial increase in the number of sales over last year are 30A West (+11%), and Freeport (+32%).

March 2022 Single-Family Home Sales - Destin & 30A

Single-Family homes in the Destin…

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Waterview Home in Exclusive Destin Pointe, Furnished, Rental Ready

3605 Waverly Cir, DESTIN, FL 32541 | MLS #894519

REDUCED! NOW $1,200,000

Positioned in a tropical landscape this New Orleans inspired home was constructed by Destin Pointe architect, Lloyd Vogt, as his private coastal retreat. Design features such as twelve foot ceilings, hardwood floors, French doors, expansive windows, private porches, and functional shutters are just some of the distinctive features that add to the ambience. Top it off with an inground pool nestled in a private courtyard, and a roof top observation deck with 360-degree Gulf of Mexico views, and you have a truly unique home in Destin Pointe. Fully furnished, it is ready to enjoy or to use as a turnkey rental…

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Hidden Harbor Home by the Bay w/ Private Dock

41 Anchor Ln, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL 32459

NOW UNDER CONTRACT!: $1,249,000 | MLS #890715

 Waterfront home in Hidden Harbor, Santa Rosa Beach - front view

This waterfront home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is truly a boater's dream. Nestled in a wooded lot in Hidden Harbor and backing onto Buck Bayou, this property is like having your own personal marina. Features like private dock, boat launch, boat lift and seawall are all just outside your back door. Buck Bayou leads directly to Choctawhatchee Bay, and minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. Scenic 30A is also close by, which means access to the amazing beaches in South Walton, Florida.

You'll have plenty of time to enjoy life in Hidden Harbor because your home is immaculate and move-in ready. Full of upgrades,…

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What's Happening in the Destin Market This January

Destin, Florida Real Estate Trends: January 2022

This is a quick snapshot of the January 2022 real estate market in Destin, Florida and the surrounding Gulf Coast. Listings aren't sitting on the market for long. Our office has had several sales in January that were on the market less than a week.  Listings sold in Crestview and Fort Walton Beach remained on the market for less than a month. Over 50% of the beachfront condos sold were on the market for less than a week.

Destin Market Summary - January 2022

January 2022 Single-Family Home Sales - Destin & 30A

Home sales are down slightly, but prices are up 17% from January 2021. If inventory levels would improve, sales would probably be through the roof. Search all homes for sale in…

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Congratulations

We love to acknowledge the recent buyers and sellers that we've been fortunate to work with. From the team at Destin Real Estate, congratulations on your new homes, it's been a pleasure assisting you. These listings represent featured sales in the new year.

Destin Pointe Home UNDER CONTRACT in 28 Days!
3596 Waverly Circle, Destin, FL 32541

Homes in Destin Pointe don't come on the market often, and this was no exception. Under contract in just 28 days, this is a lovely 3-bedroom, 3-bath home, overlooking a coastal lake, just a short walk to the beach.
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East Pass Towers Condo
100 Gulf Shore Drive UNIT 601, Destin, FL 32541

This gorgeous 3-bedroom condo in East Pass Towers, came completely furnished with…

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