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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.

Found 78 blog entries about Home Buying Tips.

 

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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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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