Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Just Sold | Noblat Townhomes | Unit 130 | Mary Esther, FL

2 Bedroom  |  2.5 Bath  |  1,238 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $113,775

It was wonderful to assist our long-time client in the second sale of one of his 5 townhomes for sale!

This lovely 2 story townhome is located in a quiet neighborhood in Mary Esther. The living, kitchen, and dining areas are open and flowing. The main living space was updated with vinyl tile flooring in 2015. Glass sliders lead you to the private fenced in deck and yard. Each of the two bedrooms feature their own bathroom and ample closet space. The laundry and half bath are located off the entry hallway. A one car garage provides additional storage or parking. Just minutes from beaches, shopping, schools, and only 6 miles from Hurlburt Field makes this a prime location. This unit has been well-maintained by the owner and is currently a rental unit. Noblat Townhomes make wonderful investment properties!

We marketed this property using various methods including email campaigns, a blog, and posts to social media sites including FacebookGoogle+, and Pinterest. We also feature the properties on the following websites:

www.Destin30ABeaches.com

www.SoldInParadise.com

www.Trulia.com 

www.Zillow.com 

www.Realtor.com 

www.EmeraldCoastHomesOnline.com

www.FloridaLivingNetwork.com

Email flyer sent to our database of investors, as well as an agent version for maximum exposure.




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How to Help Survivors of Recent Hurricanes

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved and affected by Hurricane Harvey. We wish you peace, comfort, and the warmth of all those thinking of you in this troubling time.    

Disasters like the flooding that has followed Hurricane Harvey and now Irma, displacing thousands of people, always create a tremendous need for help — and a tremendous desire to provide that help. The following are a few ways and sound suggestions for doing so.  
After a disaster, many generous people want to volunteer their services or donate money or goods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides information and tips on volunteering and donating responsibly after a natural disaster.  
Do not just "show up" to volunteer assistance. This actually makes things harder for responders. The following groups and organizations provide information on helping survivors of natural disasters:
Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, has some words of caution for those who want to help. 

"This is not the time to be donating products or even services," he says. "That's frequently the urge, and most often that is the wrong thing to do. ...With the floods blocking off streets, when warehouses are not available, there's no place for these products — there's no place to store anything, there's no place to distribute anything. And that's going to be the case for some time." 
Instead, he says, people should give money to groups they trust, and that have the ability to provide aid where it's needed most. A financial contribution to a recognized disaster relief organization is the most effective donation to make. There are several advantages to making monetary donations. They are the most needed and most efficient way of helping those impacted by disaster. This allows voluntary organizations to fund response and recovery efforts, obtain goods and services locally, and provide direct financial assistance to disaster survivors to meet their own needs. You can make a donation to an organization of your choice.

Hurricane Harvey: How To Help

Care2.com offers an extensive resource list on various ways you can help including: 

Helping Humans 
Organizations that offer assistance to those in need of food and more. 
Helping Vulnerable Humans
Groups that aid children, women, immigrants and other marginalized groups. 

Helping Animals 
Charities focused on rescuing and caring for pets and wildlife impacted by Hurricane Harvey. 

Helping the Environment
Organizations that target the environmental toll of the hurricane. 

Helping Without Cash 
Ways you can help with your time, voice, and various methods of support.

Visit their site at: http://www.care2.com/causes/how-to-help-hurricane-harvey-victims.html

Hurricane Irma: How To Help

This article posted by NBC lists some of the organizations providing urgent relief and essential services.  

Feel free to leave other ways to help in the comments. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Just Sold | 30 NW Cape Drive | Fort Walton Beach, FL

3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,476 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $210,000 

We're so happy to have assisted our newlywed clients in the purchase of their new home! Located in the heart of Fort Walton Beach, this is a wonderful home for the young couple. Only a year old, it has all the bells and whistles of a new home: 9 foot ceilings through out the home, a beautiful custom kitchen with center island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinet space, wood look tile floors, recessed lighting, raised ceilings, sprinkler system, a privacy fenced yard, and a 10 X 20 shed in the back yard. This home is in a central, desirable location close to both military bases, walking distance to Edwins, Bruner, and FWB High School. A sweet little paradise!


Click here to view more homes for sale in Fort Walton Beach! 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Just Sold | Sandpiper Cove | 1006 | Destin, FL

1 Bedroom  •  1 Bath  •  629 Square Feet  •  Selling Price: $152,000

In late June our clients decided it was time to sell this great unit at Sandpiper Cove. We sprung into action and put it on the market, followed our marketing plan, and had it under contract by early August! Our clients were a pleasure to work with and we're so happy to have assisted them in their real estate investment journey.   

This great little one bedroom one bath unit is located in the popular 43 acre gated community of Sandpiper Cove. Open, airy, and perfectly situated right by the golf fairway and pool. Step out the glass sliders to your spacious patio where you can enjoy sunsets as the golfers go by or take a few steps and relax in the pool. This wonderful condo is rental ready and makes the perfect investment property (grossing over $10k in 2016) or vacation home. 

Sandpiper Cove amenities include: 1,100 square feet of private beachfront, five pools, six tennis courts, marina, nine hole par three pitch and putt golf course, fine dining and in walking distance to shopping, restaurants and so much more. Paradise! 




As mentioned in our previous blog, professional photography matters! And this case was no exception. Check out the various marketing methods that we used to create a cohesive brand for this great little unit. 

Email flyer sent to our database of investors, as well as an agent version for maximum exposure.





Facebook post featuring a video tour of the property. We also post to YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. In addition, we create a blog for your property. 






Professional photos highlight each spectacular feature of the property.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Just Sold | Crystal Cove | Unit 2223 | Sandestin, FL

3 Bedroom  •  3 Bath  •  1,378 Square Feet  •  Selling Price: $315,000

Our wonderful client, a Georgia resident, was interested in a vacation rental investment property. Like most people, she was drawn to the Destin area and lifestyle so she decided on this lovely condo located in Crystal Cove within Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

All who stay here can be sure to enjoy the ambiance and serene views from this wonderful lakefront condo. Updated with new air conditioning, interior paint, new bath vanities, and granite counters in the well appointed kitchen, this well cared for condo also offers a large split bedroom floor plan with ample living space that boasts views galore. Enjoy dining alfresco or watching sunsets from the generous sized covered balcony that offers consistent shade throughout the day and also provides private access to the master suite. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a resort getaway and enjoy the quintessential coastal lifestyle. 

Living within Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort means being able to take full advantage of the resort style amenities including: 

• 4 championship golf courses
• Tennis center
• Fitness center
• Full service marina
• Miles of biking and jogging trails
• Access to the sugar white beaches
• Shopping, entertainment, and restaurants at popular Baytowne Wharf
• And so much more!

Click here to see more units available within Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort!




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Just Listed | Seacove | Unit 7E | Miramar Beach, FL

2 Bed  |  2 bath  |  1,100 Square Feet  |  Priced At: $264,900 

Tucked away within the quiet gated community of Seacove you’ll discover this desirable 2 bedroom 2 bath unit. Currently used as a vacation home, this second story end unit has been well cared for. The master bedroom, bath, kitchen, and living area are all on the main level. On the second level you’ll find a loft bedroom and full bath. Relax on the spacious balcony while overlooking the well-manicured courtyard and inviting pool. The separate laundry closet is off the front patio. This is a perfect getaway beach home or investment property. Rental projections are $18k+! 

Seacove amenities include a renovated pool area which offers splash fountains and zero-entry access, charcoal grills, private deeded beach access just a few steps away, and close to shopping, entertainment, and restaurants. Paradise! 

Check out the video tour we did for this unit! 


Just Sold | Seascape Condo Garden Villa | Unit 27A | Miramar Beach, FL

2 Bed  •  2 bath  1,110 Square Feet  •  Selling Price: $195,000 

Another listing sold! 

Our client decided to sell this wonderful unit, and within 43 days we got it under contract! Here's what he had to say about working with our team: 

" When we started looking for condos in 2014, luckily we found the Sold In Paradise Team to help us get the unit we wanted. In 2017 I went back to them to list a condo for sale and with their experience they sold it very quickly. I would highly recommend the Sold In Paradise Team to anyone. If I decide to sell the condo I'm in now I will definitely call the Sold In Paradise Team. " 

This lovely garden villa is nestled within the popular Seascape Golf & Beach Resort. This unit boasts a flowing floorplan and all the comforts you need for the perfect second home or rental unit: two bedrooms, two baths, galley kitchen, laundry closet, and spacious patio overlooking serene views of the golf course and lake are just a few features. With Seascape being a favorite spot of vacationers this unit is projected to gross $20k in rentals! 

Seascape offers plentiful amenities including: 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and pro shop, basketball court, 5 pools, fresh water lakes, walkover to the beach where you can enjoy 2,000 feet of beach frontage and optional beach service, Whale's Tail Restaurant on the beach, bike rentals, and more. Paradise! 



Check out the methods we used to market this property to get it sold! 

Email flyer sent to our database of investors, as well as an agent version for maximum exposure.


Facebook post featuring a video tour of the property. We also post to YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. In addition, we create a blog for your property. 



Professional photos highlight each spectacular feature of the property.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Just Sold | Noblat Townhomes | Unit 126 | Mary Esther

2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 1,238 Square Feet | Selling Price: $120,300

It was wonderful to assist our long-time client in the sale of one of his townhomes!

This lovely 2 story end unit townhome is located in a quiet neighborhood in Mary Esther. The living, kitchen, and dining areas are open and flowing. The main living space was updated with beautiful wood plank tile flooring. Glass sliders lead you to the private fenced in deck and yard. Each of the two bedrooms feature their own bathroom and ample closet space. The laundry and half bath are located off the entry hallway. A one car garage provides additional storage or parking. Just minutes from beaches, shopping, schools, and only 6 miles from Hurlburt Field makes this a prime location. Noblat Townhomes make wonderful investment properties!

We marketed this property using various methods including email campaigns, a blog, and posts to social media sites including FacebookGoogle+, and Pinterest. We also feature the properties on the following websites: 

www.Destin30ABeaches.com

www.SoldInParadise.com

www.Trulia.com 

www.Zillow.com 

www.Realtor.com 

www.EmeraldCoastHomesOnline.com

www.FloridaLivingNetwork.com

Email flyer sent to our database of investors, as well as an agent version for maximum exposure.

Click here to see the last Noblat Townhome for sale! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Just Sold | Emerald Towers West Unit 5001 | Okaloosa Island

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,125 Square Feet | Selling Price: $310,000

We're so excited to get our listing at Emerald Towers West sold for our fabulous clients! 

Located on beautiful Okaloosa Island, Emerald Towers West Condominium consists of only 44 units and sits on pristine dunes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, offering both privacy and elegance. This 5th floor unit has spectacular unobstructed views of the beach. A fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops has a breakfast bar that flows into the combined dining and living space. Wall-to-wall glass sliders exits to the large balcony that provides the perfect venue to enjoy the vibrancy of the beach. The beachside master suite features a private bath and private access to the balcony. On the other side, a second bedroom has its own hallway bath. With West Indies d├ęcor, this unit exudes a cool island feel

Emerald Towers West has 300 feet of Gulf frontage, a heated pool, and two barbecue grill areas. Besides being mere steps to the sugar-white sands for which the Emerald Coast is famous, Emerald Towers West is also conveniently located within a few minutes drive from shopping, dining and entertainment in Fort Walton Beach and nearby Destin. But guests need not go very far at all to find plenty of attractions and local favorites. Emerald Towers West is on Okaloosa Island, which is home to the eclectic restaurants and entertainment of the Boardwalk, Gulfarium, and latest hot spot: The Gulf. 

We marketed this property using various methods including email campaigns and posts to social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. We also feature the properties on the following websites: 

www.Destin30ABeaches.com

www.SoldInParadise.com

www.Trulia.com 

www.Zillow.com 

www.Realtor.com 

www.EmeraldCoastHomesOnline.com 

www.FloridaLivingNetwork.com 

Email flyer sent to our database of investors, as well as an agent version for maximum exposure.


Click here to view more units for sale at Emerald Towers West!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

July Sales Market Highlights

July was quite the busy month. At the peak of the summer season this comes as no surprise. 

Our team had an active share in the July market. We assisted our wonderful buyers in the sales of the following properties:

107 Rainbow Drive 
Ariel Dunes II • Unit 702
110 Legion Park Loop (We were able to get this listing under contract in just 8 days!)
Pointe of View • Unit 901

In addition, we worked to get several more properties under contract. We'll have all the details in the August Market Report! 

We also worked closely with each of our sellers to get these properties on the market in July: 

Gulf Place Town Center East • Unit 220
Ariel Dunes • Unit 1105

The activity this year is exciting and we're hustling our way through summer. We love staying in touch to keep both our buyers and sellers prepared for the current summer market, as well as the upcoming fall market. This is a great time to perform some due diligence regarding purchasing property. We are getting a new influx of inventory daily and there are some great opportunities out there right now. The daily hot sheet has new listings hitting the market every day, so let us know if you would like to receive updates on the market! 

Check out the area sales highlights for the month of July:





The highest priced condo sold within the areas of Okaloosa IslandDestinSandestinMiramar Beach, and 30A was: 

Inn At Crystal Beach  • Unit 707

Destin

$1,725,00

7 Bed | 5.5 Bath 

4,730 Square Feet 




The highest priced home sold within the areas of Okaloosa IslandDestinSandestinMiramar Beach, and 30A was: 

409 East Water Street 

Rosemary Beach

$7,350,000 

6 Bed | 5 Bath | 2 Half Bath

3,663 Square Feet

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Just Sold | Lot 22 Highway 393 | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Lot Dimensions: 50 X 125  |  Acreage: 0.14  |  Selling Price: $25,000


We just sold this lot for our clients! With the growth of Miramar Beach and 30A, this lot is a wonderful investment opportunity as the surrounding area is growing exponentially. 

Located in the heart of Santa Rosa beach, this lot is nicely wooded and measures 50 X 125. Similar properties in the area have been used to build popular cottage style homes. This area is quiet and quaint, but take a short drive to arrive at popular shopping and entertainment spots. Just over a mile away you can drop your paddle board in the Choctawatchee Bay, and you're just 3 miles from the beach. This is a great investment property in paradise! 


Check out how we marketed this lot to reach as many potential buyers as possible. 

Email flyer sent to our database of investors, as well as an agent version for maximum exposure.  





Facebook post featuring the property. We also post to YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

25th Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run & Boat Week | 2017

For the last 25 years, the Emerald Coast Poker Run has been making waves in Northwest Florida! Boat Week is a week long boating celebration on the Emerald Coast that rounds out with The Emerald Coast Poker Run. Benefiting the Emerald Coast Foundation, an organization that supports children’s charities and youth organizations in Okaloosa County, the Emerald Coast Poker Run and Boat Week events, have raised over 2 million dollars to date for its cause. Boat Week events and activities have been designed for the participation and enjoyment of the local community and all of our area visitors.

Events:

Tuesday | August 8th | 8 pm | Emerald Grande Mardi Gras Parade
Pull your boat and throw beads along the parade route!

Wednesday August 9th | 6pm AJ's on the Bayou presents Boat Week Blues, Brews, and BBQ 
The official kickoff party, at AJ’s on the Bayou! The kickoff party is traditionally a luau, but this year’s theme is “Blues, Brews and BBQ”. The event will offer food, live music and a chance to check out boats.

Thursday August 10th | Miss Boat Week Bikini Contest at The Block
Find out who is the 2017 Miss Boat Week at the annual bikini contest, which will include bikini bull riding this year. 

Friday August 11th | Rockin the Docks Captains Party AJ's Destin
Alexa Burroughs, Austin Jennings, DJ Serpant and MoJiles will perform while guests enjoy food.


Saturday August 12th | 9am to 4pm | The Poker Run!
Power boaters travel from all over the country to participate in the Poker Run. Family boaters have begun to do the same Many boaters will participate for the opportunity to drive their boats at high speeds. Watch the boats speed by!

Saturday August 12th | 6-10pm | The Poker Run Party at the Emerald Coast Convention Center  
Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar, blackjack, poker and a silent auction. The silent auction will include trips, gift baskets, art, jewelry, kayaks, and other memorabilia.

Sunday August 13th | All Day! Crab Island Roundup
Anchor your boat at Crab Island to enjoy the gorgeous water, great music, and other festivities at Crab Island!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Compact. Connected. Convenient.

These adjectives are the core of the current American lifestyle, and we have discovered that these are prominent buyer's hot buttons. Buyers are looking for communities that ameliorate the strains of a demanding and often hurried life. 

Current buyers don't want to drive long distances to work and then drive more to shop, eat, or play. Many second-home buyers and investors are also looking for these master-planned communities. They want to walk, ride a bike or take a quick trip on a golf cart to a location within their communities or to a venue close by. Entertainment, shopping, and recreation are dominant features of these communities. 

Master-planned communities have been around for decades, but in the last few years, the demand has increased dramatically. Buyers of all ages are looking for micro-communities that offer beautifully landscaped environs and mixed-used properties. 

Locally, communities like Rosemary BeachAlys BeachWatercolorSeaside, and Sandestin are experiencing growth much like we saw at the peak. The newest developments at the beach incorporate these buyer demands. Sales are soaring in these type of communities. 

Jay and I purchased a vacation home at Prominence on the eastern side of Scenic Highway 30A. We love the lifestyle, and everything on 30A is just a golf cart ride away. The convenience of the location, with the HUB at the center, and the appreciation potential were our biggest hot buttons. 

What do you think? Have any questions? Need more info? Let us know!