Friday, October 28, 2016

Condo Knowledge: 7 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing

Thinking of investing in a condo? As a potential condo buyer you have significant due diligence to complete prior to close. After all, you are not just buying one dwelling; you are buying into an entire project. Here are some questions you must have answered prior to purchasing a condo:  

What are the condo rules and regulations? 

It’s the seller’s responsibility to provide a full set of condo docs and financial data. In Florida, you have three days to review these docs, and you can void the contract if you deem necessary.

What is the monthly condo fee and what does it include? 

This fee is derived from the association’s annual expenses combined with capital reserve requirements.

How much is in the capital reserve account? 

This account will pay for inevitable repairs or renovation of the building. It should be at least 10% of the annual budget.

Are there any pending special assessments? 

These assessments pay for capital improvements, and each condo owner pays a share.

Who manages the association? 

It is better if the association is managed by a professional company. Talk with the CAM (condominium association manager).

What does the master insurance policy cover? 

The association insures the building; the owner purchases an individual policy to cover contents and the interior of the unit. 

Are there any pending legal actions? 

Legal disputes can really affect the financials for an association by imposing a special assessment and/or raising fees.

As your real estate team, we will make sure these questions are answered. The transaction deserves and requires a team effort. We would love to be on your team to  ensure seamless real estate acquisitions. Got questions? Let us know.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Best In Destin Reader Choice Awards!

We're so excited to be under the Professional Services category this year for VIP Destin Magazine's Best In Destin Reader Choice Awards 2017!

Here locals have the chance to voice their opinions on who they consider to be the Best In Destin. 
You'll find 5 main categories:
• Cuisine & Cocktails
• Shopping
• Professional Service
• Entertainment & Recreation
• Wedding/Bridal

Under each category are a plethora of local favorites to vote for. Show your support with just a click. We love to support our local people and places and vote daily for our own favorites!   

If you can take the opportunity to head over to and cast a vote for us we would love and greatly appreciate it! 
Find us in 3 subcategories under Professional Services:
Real Estate Team - Sold In Paradise Team 
Real Estate Professional - Male - Jay Agnew 
Real Estate Professional - Female - Debbie Neale

We love our clients and strive to do our best to bring the best service we can. There is nothing better than the support of our clients, family, and friends.. so head on over and vote!  

Monday, October 17, 2016

September Sales Market Highlights

Check out some market highlights for September sales!

Okaloosa Island - Destin - Miramar Beach - Sandestin - 30A

Saturday, October 8, 2016

10 Quotes About Why We Love Fall

Fall is such a beautiful time of year here. While we may not get as many changing leaves, the crisp air over the Gulf seems to paint the sunset sky with the most miraculous and vibrant colors. So to celebrate all that unique autumn beauty - here are 10 quotes about what makes fall so wonderful. 

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."Albert Camus

"Life starts all over when it gets crisp in the fall."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

"There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air."
Rudolfo Anaya

"Ah September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul..."
Peggy Toney Horton

"The sun took a step back, and lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened."
Raquel Franco

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant

"Autumn Mornings: Sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings."
Terri Guillemets

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

"And all at once summer collapsed into fall." 
Oscar Wilde 

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if had not been!"
Percy Bysshe Shelley