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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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Summer solds for Destin Real Estate

"Optimistic" is the best word I can use to describe this past summer season. The period from July to September 2020 has produced some record sales numbers for Destin Real Estate. In spite of the challenges that we've been faced with in 2020, these stats reflect a sense of optimism. Faced with adversity of "pandemic proportions", people are still moving forward with their lives.

The team at Destin Real Estate would like to thank these brave home buyers and sellers, and congratulate them on their new home purchases.

 Don't hesitate to contact Tim, or any of the team at Destin Real Estate to set up a private viewing of any Destin or nearby homes that interest you.

SOLD! in Under 30 Days

These homes were sold after being listed less than one

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Stunning views from every room - fully furnished & ready to move-in

221 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 820, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

$1,525,000 - MLS #851128

View from condo in Grand Dunes, Miramar Beach FL

You'll never miss a sunset in this Grand Dunes condo. Every room in this condo boasts stunning Gulf views. With four bedrooms and 4 full baths, everyone will have their own space. The semi-private coded elevator opens directly into the residence, offering additional security and privacy. This fully furnished condo is immaculate and ready to move-in.

View this complete Grand Dunes Condo listing now

Quick Facts

  • Gulf waterfront with view from every room
  • Gated complex
  • 3,000 square feet
  • 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths
  • Fully furnished
  • On the 10th Floor of a 25-story building
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REDUCED! Among the Largest Gulf Front Properties in Walton County, Florida

205 W Village Beach Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 | MLS #850521

Overhead shot of Four Mile Village home, MLS 850521

For anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a beachfront getaway on Florida's Gulf Coast in an unspoiled paradise - you can stop searching. This is the elusive property you've been looking for. One of the largest privately owned gulf front parcels in Walton County, this 1.58 acre beachfront property with 265 feet of Gulf of Mexico waterfront is simply a coastal utopia. Read more about the fascinating history of Four Mile Village, Miramar Beach

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Quick Facts

  • Price: $6,500,000  $5,900,000
  • Gulf Waterfront With View: 265 Feet
  • Acreage: 1.58
  • Lot
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Spring home sales by Destin Real Estate

The team at Destin Real Estate is happy to congratulate these Spring home buyers and sellers on their new purchases and sales. After a stressful few months, the restraints on the market were lifted and it was back to business as usual in the Destin market. You'll notice from the "Days on Market" that these Destin and surrounding Emerald Coast listings weren't on the market for long.

The following Destin area homes and condos have either been "Sold" or accepted "Under Contract" in the last 2 months.

 Don't hesitate to contact Tim, or any of the team at Destin Real Estate to set up a private viewing of any Destin or nearby homes that interest you.

SOLD!

SOLD! Gulf Terrace Condo in Destin, FL 

4000 Gulf Terrace Drive 150, Destin, FL

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Waterfront home in Destin and the Emerald Coast, Florida

The timing couldn't be better to purchase a Florida investment property in Destin or the surrounding Emerald Coast.

Now that vacation rentals in the Destin area are once again open for business, we're starting to see a huge demand for these properties. In fact, the number of new condo listings from the beginning of May to June 15, 2020 is already 7% higher than the same time in 2019. People are starting to list again and the buyers are coming out of the woodwork.

Average sale prices are up by 10% for condos and 16% for single-family homes. Interest rates are at all time lows. It's a win/win for both buyers and sellers of Destin homes and condos.

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

Top Selling Home & Condo

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Under contract listings with Destin Real Estate

The demand for Destin home sales this March and April/2020 has proven that real estate is indeed an essential service in Florida. Congratulations to these recent home buyers and sellers who helped to sustain the real estate market during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Don't hesitate to contact Tim, or any of the team at Destin Real Estate to set up a private viewing of any Destin or nearby homes that interest you.

Under Contract! Crystal Beach Home on the Gulf

Nantucket Cottages in Crystal Beach is a popular Destin community, especially for investment rentals. Loaded with new upgrades, this home is ready to start making money.

Under Contract! Crystal Beach Home on the Gulf

Under Contract in 11 Days - New Build in Destin, Florida

This 3-bedroom home in Destin is still under construction and

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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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