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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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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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Save Thousands on these Home & Condo Deals from Destin Real Estate

summer home savings Destin Real Estate

We're happy to pass on these great savings for Destin and 30A homes that have just been reduced in price.

 

Gulfview Heights, Santa Rosa Beach

NOW: $1,699,000 - reduced by $78,222 | MLS# 821882

135 Buddy St, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL

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135 Buddy St, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL

Village at Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach

WAS $550,000 -NOW: $535,000 -  | MLS# 817727

35 Heidi Heights Dr, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL

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35 Heidi Heights Dr, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL

Destin West Beach & Bay Resort - Gulfside, Destin

NOW: $510,000 - reduced by $19,500 | MLS# 820015

1515 S.E.

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 NOW UNDER CONTRACT!

New Home in Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach

45 Matts Way, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 | MLS  #829784 | $834,000

Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach home: front

This brand new Florida Cottage style home in Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach is completely stunning, inside and out. No expense was spared with the upgraded finishes which take this Santa Rosa Beach home to another level. The homesite is nestled in amongst a wooded area backing onto Point Washington State Park, providing a private, and scenic natural setting.

This new construction home in Blue Mountain Beach would make an excellent investment rental or family home. View this complete listing now

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UNDER CONTRACT!

$285,000 - 501 Gulf Shore Drive UNIT 9, Destin, FL 32541 - Holiday Isle

 Isla Blanca Gulf view

There are just 19 residences in the Isla Blanca complex on Holiday Isle in Destin, Florida. Unit #9 has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath, and measures a generous 1,501 square feet. Bright sun and water views spill out from the living room and master bedrooms.  Browse all available townhomes for sale in Isla Blanca

Isla Blanca bedroom

Isla Blanca bedroom

Kitchen

The townhome features an attractive coastal decor, accentuated by white shutters, cabinetry and trim. The kitchen opens to the main living room with only a mirrored divider between.

Isla Blanca kitchen

Amazing Canal Views

A 16' balcony offers additional views over the canals. The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee,

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Okaloosa Island - a Dream Destination for Waterfront Property

Okaloosa Island beachfront condos

Looking for a waterfront condo on the Gulf Coast? You need to add Okaloosa Island to the top of your list.

Okaloosa Island is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to real estate. The community borders both the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, offering a huge selection of waterfront options at surprisingly affordable price points.

Okaloosa Island Condo Stats - 2018 - 2019

Condo sales in Okaloosa Island continue to do well in 2019. The number sold is down slightly, but we have more New and Active listings and the Average Sale Price is up by 2%.  Real estate in Okaloosa Island offers great value for the money. The average price of a condo overlooking the Intercoastal

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Harbor Landing condo for sale in Destin, Florida

725 Gulf Shore Dr Unit 404a, DESTIN, FL – $695,000

Reduced by $80,000, this Destin condo in Harbor Landing is a great deal. The location couldn't be better, situated on Holiday Isle overlooking Destin harbor, you'll enjoy panoramic views with your morning coffee. In the evening, the twinkling lights of the city surround you. Everything is truly at your doorstep, including the option of a 40' boat slip available for separate purchase.

The condo has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. It measures 2,388 square feet and was built in 2004. The main living is bright, open with pretty much a complete wall of glass. The master bedroom with ensuite, features its own balcony access. The entire condo comes fully furnished, ready to move in or rent

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20 of the Top Selling Beachfront Condos in Destin and the 30A

Beachfront condos in Destin, FL

Only the hottest selling listings make our list of Top 20 Beachfront condos. These properties are situated so close to the Gulf of Mexico that the only thing separating you from the soft, white sand, is a beach walkover. A beachfront condo in Destin or the 30A is considered prime real estate with many listings offering lucrative vacation rental income.

Destin Beachfront Condos - Quick Stats

Here are the top selling beach front condominiums from January 1 to May 31, 2019:

# of Condos Sold: 256

Average sale price was $656,403

Average Sqft: 1,462

Average Days on Market: 115

Highest Selling Price: $4,050,000

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Florida Golf Homes in Destin & the 30A, for Every Budget

Golf communities in Destin, Florida and 30A

In a Destin golf home community you can enjoy life backing onto your favorite fairway. Imagine hopping into your golf cart and be teeing off just minutes from your house. Whether it's a cosy patio home or a custom estate, there's a Florida golf home for every budget and lifestyle.

Destin Golf Homes - Quick Stats

Here is a quick summary of the golf homes and townhomes sold in the Destin and 30A area from January 1 to May 31, 2019:

Total Homes & Townhomes Sold: 214

Average sale price was $671,992

Average Sqft: 2,556

Average Days on Market: 96

Highest Selling Price: $4,500,000

Golf Community

City

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Destin & 30A construction report

New Construction in Destin & 30A

Looking for a new construction home or condo on the Emerald Coast? Here is the June 2019 report of some of the hottest new construction for single-family homes and condos in Destin and along the 30A. For anyone seeking a brand new house, or looking for pre-construction opportunities, this is a good place to start your search. As always, just contact Tim for more information, or view all Destin & 30A New Construction Listings here.

Alys Beach

The Camden & The Whitby at Alys Beach

Everyone is talking about this new development in Alys Beach. Located right in the heart of the city center, and just a short walk to the beach, residents of The Camden and The Whitby will enjoy the very best of Alys Beach, right

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