Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Just Sold | El Matador | Unit 242 | Okaloosa Island, FL

2 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,035 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $265,000





We got right to work when our clients decided it was time to sell their two bedroom unit at El Matador on Okaloosa Island. They've thoroughly enjoyed this Gulf view unit, but decided it was time to upgrade their views to Gulf front! We love that our clients can't get enough of our stunning coastline, so it was a pleasure to get this unit sold for them! 

Take in the salty sea breeze and serene views of both the Intercoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico from this fourth floor unit at El Matador on Okaloosa Island. A beautiful unit, you'll find yourself right at home with a spacious master bed and attached bath with a garden tub and walk in closet. A guest bedroom and bath are located in the north end of the unit. The kitchen provides abundant cabinet storage and a pantry. A cozy living area has glass sliders that lead to the balcony overlooking the grass courtyard and Gulf. This is a wonderful rental unit through the busy season or a favorite home away from home for snowbirds in the winter. El Matador community features include: gated security, two pools, fitness center, tennis courts, lounge, grilling areas, and abundant beach frontage. Simply paradise. 




Friday, November 9, 2018

Just Sold | Beachside II | Unit 301 | Sandestin, FL

1 Bed  |  1 Bath  |  972 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $421,000






Our repeat buyers are savvy investors adding to their real estate portfolio. This is our client's fourth investment in the area. Born and raised locally but residing in Georgia, they find Emerald Coast properties excellent investments! 

Soak in spectacular views of the stunning coastline from this tenth floor unit at Beachside II in Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. The unit has recently been remodeled and features refreshing coastal décor, new fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with a king size bed and spacious living and dining rooms. This one bedroom one bath condo also has a separate bunk room for the kids, comfortably sleeping six. Take in the sea breeze and breathtaking sunsets from the spacious balcony. A real paradise!  





Resting on the south side of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Beachside II provides a wonderful family friendly vacation spot with amenities including a Gulf-side pool, serene lakes, bike paths, basketball and tennis courts, miniature golf, four championship golf courses, and so much more. Shopping, dining and live entertainment at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a just a quick tram, golf cart, or bike ride away through the convenient underground tunnel that gets you from one side of the resort to the other. So much to do in paradise!

Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call!



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Just Sold | Nautilus | Unit 2310 | Fort Walton Beach, FL

2 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  1,100 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $232,000





Our long-time client knows a great deal when he sees one! 

Not wanting to pass up on the opportunity, our client jumped at the chance to own this unit at the Gulf front community of Nautilus on Okaloosa Island. With plans to utilize the condo as a rental income producing property, we were thrilled to assist our client with a quick closing on this savvy investment move!  

This condo has been beautifully updated and stylishly decorated. Refreshing Gulf views can be enjoyed from the balcony, main living area and master bedroom suite! The glass sliders open to the balcony to expand your views and make the gulf front condo feel airy and spacious. The large kitchen and split bedrooms make this unit ideal for families on vacation, making this a great investment property!  



Nestled on desirable Okaloosa Island, Nautilus provides a wonderful family friendly spot with amenities including a private swimming pool, barbecue grills and picnic area, direct beach access, and is close to plenty of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Paradise.

Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call!



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Just Sold | The Islander | Unit 206 | Destin, FL

2 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  987 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $328,000




This sale was a family affair! 

Our clients, a husband and wife along with her brother, make up the thrilled new owners of this lovely unit at The Islander in Destin. With two of them working in the medical field and spending much time with their patients, they all decided Destin was the perfect getaway for the entire family. We helped them find the right property, for the right price, making this their perfect paradise! Don't take our word for it – here's what our clients had to say in a review they left for us: 

"Jay was amazing! We were only able to be there for the weekend and he came prepared! He had a bound book with all the properties and created a schedule so that we could see them all! He even was able to find us a new one when the one we looked at was not available. Jay was able to determine our preferences even when we weren't sure what they were. He is a true professional." 

We're so happy that our clients get to enjoy time together and make new memories in paradise. Take a look at a few details of the condo they decided on!

Located on the second floor this newly renovated fully furnished condo is turn key and ready to enjoy. With two bedrooms, two full baths, and a sleeper sofa, this unit can comfortably sleep six. The living room features glass sliders that lead to the balcony and maximize Gulf views from the main living areas. The kitchen is equipped with new stainless steel appliances and overlooks the dining and living area. The master suite features a king bed and Gulf views. The guest suite makes smart use of the space with a queen bed and custom built bunk beds.


Nestled on desirable Holiday Isle in Destin, The Islander complex is gated and newly remodeled providing wonderful amenities including a private swimming pool, hot tubs, covered pavilion, shuffle board areas, barbecue grills, picnic area, tennis and basketball courts, and of course beach frontage. Paradise.

Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call!



Monday, November 5, 2018

Just Sold | Ariel Dunes II | 1909 | Miramar Beach, FL

2 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  1,230 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $345,000



Remember our sellers from the wonderful Summer Breeze unit? They just upgraded to this stunning unit at Ariel Dunes II in Seascape Golf & Beach Resort! Ariel Dunes continues to be one of the most popular condos sold in Miramar Beach this year.

This 19th floor unit is the perfect upgrade to paradise! Newly remodeled and decorated, this two bedroom unit also has a separate bunk room for additional guests. Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico will take your breath away when you step out onto the oversized balcony. Enjoy the endless view of the emerald waters and white sand beaches from your master suite, living, and dining room areas. Additional features include: tile flooring throughout, SS kitchen appliances, granite countertop, new paint, new light fixtures, window treatments, and fresh coastal décor. A little more paradise and the perfect upgrade for our clients.




Seascape amenities and the surrounding lifestyle include 4 pools totaling 24,000 square feet with seasonally heated areas, on-site restaurant: Cabana Cafe, 18-hole golf course and pro shop, eight tennis courts, basketball courts, beach front restaurant: Whale's Tail, new Towne Centre full of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, 2,000 feet of beautiful deeded beachfront, and more. Simply paradise.




Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Just Sold | Fairways at Seascape 9E | Miramar Beach, FL

3 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  1,308 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $252,900


We were able to get this unit under contract in just 10 days!

Our sellers purchased this unit as a foreclosure in July of 2015 as a remodel project. They loved the process of remodeling so much, they decided it was time to sell this unit to move onto another project! 

This ground floor Fairway Villa is nestled inside the renowned Seascape Golf & Beach Resort. With three bedrooms and a flowing floor plan this renovated unit has all the comforts for the perfect second home or rental unit including: updated galley kitchen with new granite countertops, renovated bathrooms, laundry closet, and spacious patio overlooking amazing eastern views of the golf course and lake. Paradise. 

Explore the various marketing methods that we used to create a cohesive brand for this great unit. 


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



   
YouTube post featuring a video tour of the property. We also post to Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.
Professional photos highlight each spectacular feature of the property.  


We featured Seascape amenities and the surrounding lifestyle including 18-hole golf course and pro shop, eight tennis courts, basketball courts, beach front restaurant: Whale's Tail, new Towne Centre full of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, 2,000 feet of beautiful deeded beachfront, and more. Paradise!




Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call!


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Just Sold | 230 Lafitte Crescent | Fort Walton Beach, FL

4 Bedroom  |  4 Bath  |  3,840 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $1,642,000



Our amazing buyers have found their perfect retirement paradise with this fabulous architectural masterpiece!     

From the minute you drive up the paved driveway you'll notice the exquisite quality and thoughtful details everywhere. Step into the foyer to find columns, Victorian hotel pendent RH lighting and a dramatic open staircase with custom wrought iron. Spacious living area with beamed ceiling, custom built-in cabinets, gas fireplace, wide plank re-claimed heart pine flooring throughout, and windows that span the breathtaking views of infinity pool and water. 


Entertaining will be a delight in your open concept dining area with two built-in buffets. Gourmet kitchen is top-of-the line with Thermador appliances, sub-zero ice-maker and beverage cooler, custom cabinets with glass fronts above, beautiful granite counter space, and large center island with a breakfast bar. 


Waterfront master bedroom suite with access to the pool and spa, separate bath with double vanities, spa tub, and a large steam shower with seat, separate walk-in closet, and a make-up station or office area. 


Ascending up the staircase you will find a free standing walnut piano curved overlook perfectly appointed for the sitting area with ship lap walls and French doors that lead out to the front balcony. 


Upstairs you'll discover two additional bedroom suites with full baths. One of the bedrooms is waterfront and has access to the plentiful balcony with incredible water views. There is also an ultimate game room complete with custom built-in heart pine cabinets, surround sound and a wet bar with subzero beverage refrigerator this room could also be used as a fourth bedroom or office with separate access to the balcony. 


Your resort lifestyle awaits you in the backyard with a custom designed heated infinity pool with tanning ledge and spa surrounded with coral stone pavers for cool decking and two firepots for ambience. Imagine entertaining family and friends year round in your outdoor brick cabana with fireplace, media and surround sound. Outdoor kitchen with Naturekast cabinetry, Lynx and Fire Magic appliances to include gas grill, sink with hot and cold water, warming drawer, separate gas burner and beverage center, Brazilian hardwood deck and plenty of counter space for parties of any size you host. 


Get ready for fun on the water with your own dock complete with a covered boat house with a 20,000lb lift, a 10,000lb boat lift, and two jet ski lifts to go out and cruise the bayous, bay, or head out to Crab Island for fun in the sun.

From dawn to dusk – this home proves to be an exquisite paradise.



Give us a call to assist you in finding your perfect paradise!



Monday, October 29, 2018

Just Sold | Summer Breeze | Unit C109 | Miramar Beach, FL

1 Bedroom  |  1 Bath  |  570 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $227,500


We got right to work when our clients decided it was time to sell their one bedroom unit at Summer Breeze in Miramar Beach. They've thoroughly enjoyed owning property just steps from the stunning Gulf of Mexico, but desired to make one change – a bigger unit to better accommodate their family – more fun for everyone! With our hard work and determination, we were able to get this lovely unit under contract in just four days! 

Featuring coastal chic furnishings and décor, this ground floor unit at Summer Breeze is like a breath of fresh air. The master bedroom is just inside the entrance with an attached bath also accessible from the hall. Hallway bunks provide guests with extra sleeping arrangements. The kitchen, dining, and main living areas flow out through garden doors to a covered porch where you can soak in the amazing sunsets, sea breeze, and relax by the pool and hot tub area. Just steps across the street you'll be able to dip your toes in the stunning Gulf, or head to dinner at popular Pompano Joe's. Summer Breeze is a quiet low-rise condo community across from the Gulf of Mexico. Simply paradise. 




Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Monday, October 22, 2018

What You Need to Know: Amendment 2

In 2008 Florida voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that limited how much non-homestead property taxes could increase each year. In 2019 this yearly 10% cap will expire; that is, unless Amendment 2 passes on the November 2018 ballot. Amendment 2 is not a tax cut or tax increase, and funding for our schools and emergency services will not be affected. It simply keeps a 10% cap already in place on how much local government can increase certain property taxes every year. 

Amendment 2 has no impact on homestead exemptions. It only affects those property owners who own non-homestead property. Common examples of non-homestead properties include businesses, rental properties, and second homes. 

If Amendment 2 doesn’t pass, non-homestead property taxes could increase unchecked by unlimited amounts every year. This increase in taxes will be passed on to the consumer, and that is not good for Florida business. Local mom-and-pop stores could see their property taxes increase by unlimited amounts every year. Renters could also see their rents increase substantially.  

Finally, Amendment 2 has strong bipartisan support—that rarely happens these days! It limits the tax burden on residents and families, protects renters from rent increase brought on by higher taxes, and ensures that Florida remains an affordable place to live, to work and do business. Keeping property taxes low for businesses and for investors is good for all of us because it helps grow Florida’s economy and brings jobs to our state. 

For more info please visit: https://everybodyisfor2.com/about/

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Just Sold | St. Thomas at Silver Shells | 704 | Destin, FL

3 Bed  |  3 Bath  |  2,101 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $890,000

We just sold our listing at St. Thomas at Silver Shells! Our client decided it was time to sell after spending more time in south Florida. As the owner for over 13 years he's been able to fully enjoy the time spent here in paradise.

Residents of Texas, the thrilled new owners are fulfilling their dream of owning a beachfront getaway big enough to fit the entire family. This stunning unit will provide the perfect place for the family to make incredible memories for years to come.    

Experience luxury living within St. Thomas at Silver Shells. This non-rental Gulf front property is simply exquisite. Breathtaking Gulf views can be enjoyed through floor to ceiling glass doors leading to the large balcony from the flowing kitchen, breakfast nook, living room, and master bedroom. The second and third bedroom share a large private balcony on the north side with views of the dunes. Additional features include: semi-private elevator into the unit, granite countertops, wet bar in the living area, walk-in closets, travertine floors in foyer, kitchen and baths. A perfect paradise. 

Take a look at the various marketing methods that we used to create a cohesive brand for this stunning 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 YouTubeGoogle+, and Pinterest.
Professional photos highlight each spectacular feature of the property.
We featured Silver Shells amenities and the surrounding lifestyle including: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, beverage and food service for the beach and pool, spa, fitness facility, tennis courts, basketball courts, pools, and 1,000 feet of beachfront – paradise!




Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call!


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Just Sold | 99 Starfish Cove | Miramar Beach, FL

2 Bed  |  1 Bath  |  1,004 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $200,000


Our loyal repeat buyers have found great success with their rental property in Ariel Dunes II, but with that comes one problem. They needed a place to stay to enjoy the beach life for themselves! They love the Seascape Resort so they decided on this quiet Tennis Villa on Starfish Cove. We're so excited they've invested in a place for themselves, and we really enjoy when they come into town because this means we get to connect with them, and their friends and family who also request us to show them property. How awesome is that? 



The tennis villa is tucked away inside the renowned Seascape Golf & Beach Resort. The unit features two bedrooms, tile and wood flooring throughout, vaulted ceilings in the living area, cozy kitchen and breakfast bar, covered parking, and sweet little patio and courtyard to enjoy a morning coffee, or the sunset sky. This desirable location sits close to the private and gated entrance right off Scenic 98. If you don't feel like taking a stroll to the beach, no worries! You can take advantage of the owners parking putting you within steps of direct beach access. Paradise.

Seascape amenities and the surrounding lifestyle include an 18-hole golf course and pro shop, eight tennis courts, basketball courts, beach front restaurant: Whale's Tail, new Towne Centre full of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, 2,000 feet of beautiful deeded beachfront, and more. Paradise!




Thinking of selling or buying? Give us a call!