Monday, January 30, 2017

***Just Sold!*** Mainsail Unit 441

Mainsail Unit 441
2 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,208 Square Feet

We're happy to say we've just sold this Mainsail unit for our seller! 

This 4th floor 2 bedroom 2 bath unit is spectacular. Upon entrance you’ll find a full bath and carpeted bedroom directly to the left. Follow the tile flooring that flows into the kitchen and meets up to ceramic wood tile in the dining and living areas. The kitchen features granite countertops, plentiful natural light and cabinet space. Washer and dryer are tucked away behind folding doors. Past the kitchen are the dining area, spacious living room and lounge area, complete with gulf views and glass sliders that lead to the large balcony. The spacious master bedroom and attached bath are directly off of the living area. Sliders lead you to the balcony. The master bath has a large vanity and abundant closet space. 

Mainsail amenities abound with 2 pools, 700 feet of beach front, tennis, basketball, exercise room, game room, covered parking, separate storage, and 24 hour gated entry with courtesy patrol. Located just across the street from Silver Sands where you'll discover shopping, and close to restaurants, and entertainment.

This unit makes a great second home or investment opportunity. A little piece of paradise for the new buyers! 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Just Sold | 117 Gulf Shore Drive | Grayton Beach, FL

10 Bedroom  |  10 Bath  |  Square Feet: 5,096 |  Selling Price: $2,575,000

We are absolutely thrilled to get our listing at 117 Gulf Shore Drive sold!

We worked hard and smart for our long-term sellers to get this home sold and make sure all parties were beyond satisfied. We know the buyers will love owning this amazing beach property! 

This truly unique beach home is spectacular. Nestled in Grayton Beach this home is located in the community of Gulf Trace a beachside community consisting of 86 residential lots surrounded by state parks on the east and west with the Gulf of Mexico to the south. This residence consists of two homes under one roof. With 10 bedrooms each having a private bath, 2 kitchens, 2 dining areas, and 2 large living spaces, this home can comfortably accommodate 32 or more guests. Sitting on over a half acre of land and 75 feet of pristine and private beach frontage. Expansive porches on two levels provide panoramic views of the beach and down the coastline. Alligator lake lies just to the east and can be seen from the porches, which allows you to enjoy the natural phenomenon that is this coastal lake. 
This home can be rented as a 10 Bed/10 Bath or as two 5 Bed/5 Bath homes, making this a phenomenal rental property grossing $275,000+ in 2016!  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Real Estate Investing 101: 4 Tips For Owning Paradise

  We are in the beginning of a new year where we see a strong interest in buying investment properties. For investors, closing on a vacation rental by the beginning of May is a high priority. The so-called "100 days of summer" from Memorial Day to Labor Day ushers in peak rental season: highest rental income potential.

  Are you considering adding to your real estate holdings as a means to accrue wealth while enjoying home ownership in paradise? Jay and I have a few suggestions for you:

1. Remember the most important factor is your location. Consider an up-and-coming location that has a good chance at appreciating because of demand. Simply put: Real estate is driven by supply and demand.  

2. Ascertain the market trend for the area. Look at an area’s history as well as what is planned in the future. Then construct some well-informed projections. Explore our web site to see the most up-to-date info on market trends. 

3. If financing, consult with at least two lenders. Select the lender who is responsive and takes the time to talk with you and answers all questions to your satisfaction.

4. Set your goals. List your hot buttons. Know the inventory. Then you will be able to make an educated decision on your investment.

  We are here as your real estate investment consultants. We will help you maneuver the investing terrain. Helping you investigate your options and plan your strategy is our job. A job we love and take seriously. Let us know how we can help you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

December Sales Market Highlights

The numbers are in for December sales statistics! December was a great sales month. The market is still quite active this winter rolling right on into 2017. 

Last year the Emerald Coast hit a record in tourism -June alone was a 13% increase from 2015- making our area a hot spot for investing in real estate. 

Our inventory is still low, and demand is still strong. These economic occurrences have helped drive prices up. Affordability will be one of the main issues for buyers this year. We still can find you a property that will suit your needs and will build equity through the years. 

For those buyers waiting to buy, climbing interest rates will also be a factor. With a Trump administration beginning this year, the FED increased rates at the end of the year, and it appears that will be the trend for 2017. In October the rates were in the 3.66% range and are now in the 4.38% range. Still, rates are still historically very low.

We are here to help you make a savvy decision on your real estate investments. 

In the meantime, check out the infographic below that features the highlights for the month of December!

Market Report for Okaloosa Island • Destin • Miramar Beach • Sandestin • 30A 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Thank You...

   As we reflect on the past year we just wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" to all of our loyal clients. 

  2016 was a momentous year for our team, both professionally and personally. Among one of the biggest professional changes we made was making the move to join RE/MAX Beaches on 30A, a change that has proven to be the best we could have made as a team. We feel right at home with our new work family and couldn’t be more grateful for how welcome they have made us feel. Making this change has allowed us to focus on what’s important in our business life, being dedicated to our clients more than ever. In this industry, you care for one of the most personal needs a person has: to find a home and make it their own. That takes incredible trust, and we take that seriously. No matter who you are, buying a home, condo, or investment property is no small decision.. so thank you for trusting our team to take care of you. As a team we strive to work together making sure that our clients always feel appreciated and know that they are important to us. We make it our goal to ease the minds of our clients and never doubt that if they need us, we’re there. We're proud to say that our clients are simply the best. While our sales numbers will earn us awards - it's the referrals, testimonials, and sincere thanks from you that are our greatest achievements. We hope to serve you even better this year and to add to our already amazing list of clients that become friends. As we ease into 2017 we hope you know we couldn’t do what we love to do, without you. We hope this new year brings you all that you hope for and more!