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: 

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



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


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.


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!