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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 74 blog entries about Home Buying Tips.

 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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$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

Condo Community

City

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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

Average Selling Price

 

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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

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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

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