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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 60 blog entries about Home Buying Tips.

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

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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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Luxury Condo for Sale in St. Lucia at Silver Shells - $599,000

15100 Emerald Coast Parkway UNIT 806, Destin, FL 32541

Upgraded from floors to furnishings, this property offers everything you would expect from a luxury, beach condo in Destin. Situated in the desirable St. Lucia at Silver Shells Resort, resident's will have access to a plethora of upscale amenities.  View complete condo listing here

St. Lucia at Silver Shells condo with gulf view

Quick Facts

  • Price: $599,000
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
  • 1,804 sq.ft., 8th floor
  • Gulf front with Bay and Gulf views
  • 1 assigned garage space
  • Furnished

Recent Upgrades

  • New floors throughout
  • New furniture & accessories
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer & Dryer
  • California Closets
  • Blinds
  • Ceiling fans and
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 Island Echo condo

Perfect Example of the Ideal Investment Condo Rental

This picture perfect Island Echo condo in Fort Walton Beach went under contract in just 5 days. Congratulations to our buyer who has just what they were looking for. I'm certain the seller is also pleased that their condo sold so quickly.

This property had everything you could want in an investment rental:

  • Priced right for the market
  • Beachfront with incredible views
  • Has a strong history of rental income with the potential to increase
  • Building has good choice of amenities
  • Turnkey property that's rental ready

 We Can Help

These types of Destin area investments are in big demand and when listed don't last long. If you're in the market for an investment rental, let us

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Quick Sales - How Do They Do It?

You know that if your home sells quickly, you're probably doing something right. Whether it's the price, the condition of the home, or possibly just the demand of the neighborhood or condo complex. Maybe it's just hitting on that magical buyer who has found their dream home.

There are some things you need to know about the current Destin and 30A real estate market to help increase your chances of a quick sale. See below we for more detail about what's working, popular price ranges and areas:

  • How Do I Price My Home to Sell Quickly?
  • What's So Special About These Homes?
  • What Price Ranges Sell Faster?
  • What Areas Sell Faster?

Pricing to Sell, Not Sitting on the Shelf

how much is your property worth

There is currently a

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value over price

Search By Value Over Price and Expand Your Home Buying Options

Destin Home and condo prices showed hearty increases last year, but that trend has leveled off slightly. As a result the market is saturated with over priced homes waiting to sell. How can you as a new buyer take advantage of this? Search by value over price.

Every real estate market has its opportunities. Value based searching is a way for buyers to take advantage of the current real estate climate in Destin and the 30A. It's also the perfect strategy for getting more home than you planned on.

How To Get More Home Than You Budgeted For

When searching for a home, buyers generally define their budget, and then begin searching within that bracket. For instance, perhaps you've

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Break out the Champagne for These February Buyers & Sellers

We're so happy to have worked with the clients who have either bought or sold these homes this past February. Enjoy your new houses as you move onto a new chapter in your life.

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Avalon Dunes Condo
599 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 103, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Avalon Dunes condo

Unparalleled views and privacy from this upgraded condo in Avalon Dunes. This is a non-rental residence that has been lovingly cared for by the previous owners. Sold in 24 days, both buyer and seller came out ahead in this one.

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Azure Condo
1150 Santa Rosa Boulevard, 518, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Azure condo

The panoramic Gulf views from this south-facing Azure condo are worth their weight

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Congratulations to these February Home Sellers

The new year started with a bang for these Destin area home sellers. From a custom Niceville home that sold in 1 day, to a luxury beachfront penthouse in Ariel Dunes, congratulations and enjoy your new homes.

February sold listings by Destin Real Estate

Ariel Dunes II
122 Seascape Drive 2402, Miramar Beach, FL

Who could resist this luxury 4-bedroom penthouse, featuring panoramic Gulf of Mexico views from each and every window. Situated in Ariel Dunes II in the desirable Seascape Resort, this condo is a real prize for the new owners.

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Bluewater Bay, Niceville
511 Spring Acres Cove Cove, Niceville, FL

Almost brand new, this custom home in Niceville sold in just 1 day! This home was lovingly

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In 2018, What Were the Top Selling Condos in Destin and the 30A Area?

2018 top selling Destin condos

Looking back to 2018, here are the condo market highlights for Destin, the 30A and surrounding Emerald Coast. See below for last year's hottest selling Destin condos and average sale prices. This is a handy little tool for anyone considering a condo sale or purchase in the Destin area.

Quick Condo Facts From January 1 to December 31, 2018

# of Condos Sold: 2,004

Average sale price was $462,436

Average Sqft: 1,285

Average Days on Market: 129

Highest Sold Price: The highest price for a condo sold in the Destin area was $5,500,000. The list price was $4,250,000! This was a brand new, 5 bedroom, 5 bath penthouse at Costa Blanca on 3oA west.

 Costa Blanca condo on 30A

Top Selling

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