Thursday, April 19, 2018

March 2018 Sales Market Highlights

With the start of the Spring season, March was another busy month for our team! 

For many who own here, it's proven to be a smart and satisfying move to purchase an investment property or second home. The Emerald Coast never ceases to provide a favorite place for young and old, all year round. Destin and the surrounding areas are an especially wonderful place to spend spring and summer with the whole family. From families with small children and teens to adults seeking the ultimate beach getaway, visitors find themselves smitten with Destin’s charms. It's impossible to resist our expansive resorts, friendly small-town vibe, and world-class outdoor activities such as swimming, golfing and fishing. Whether visitors book a dolphin cruise, dig into fresh seafood dinners, or sample the vibrant nightlife – Destin is sure to dazzle. Now is the time to invest in paradise!

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

Sandpiper Cove | Unit 2003 | Destin, FL  
Village at Blue Mountain Beach | Unit 513 | 30A
Indian Lake | Unit 256 | Destin, FL
Calypso Resort | Unit E2304 | Panama City Beach, FL  (We also had the selling side of this closing!) 

We also worked with sellers to get this property on the market:

Seascape Condo Garden Villa | Unit 7D

In addition, we were able to get several more properties under contract. We'll have all the details in the April Market Report.

The activity this year has been exciting and we're hustling our way through the ever popular spring season. We love staying in touch to keep both our buyers and sellers prepared for the rest of the year, and beyond. This is a great time to perform some due diligence regarding purchasing property. Spring is in full swing – and keeping on top of the market will ensure that you don't miss any deals. 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 March:  




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

Sanctuary by the Sea | Unit 1127

30A West 

$2,200,000

3 Bed | 3 Full Bath | 2 Half Bath

4,363 Square Feet  

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


219 Open Gulf Street

Miramar Beach

$5,050,000

10 Bed | 8 Full Bath | 2 Half Bath

5,953 Square Feet 








Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Just Sold | 4756 Bonaire Cay | Destin, FL

4 Bedroom  |  3 Full Bath  |  2 Half Bath  |  2,060 Sq. Ft.  | Selling Price: $543,000

From the West Coast to the Emerald Coast...

Our investor from California made a savvy move by utilizing 1031 Exchange funds to purchase two homes in Destin! A California resident, but familiar with the area through his significant other, Destin is a frequent destination for the pair so it only made sense to officially make our slice of paradise — their slice of paradise! They use their time here to see family, soak in the coast, visit the local restaurants, and attend the annual festivals. Now that's what we call paradise! 

The second home our investor purchased is adoringly called "Sweet Destiny" and is situated in the exclusive neighborhood of Destiny East( See the first home here! )
This immaculately maintained 4 bedroom, 5 bath home features an outdoor bathroom with shower next to the pool, an outdoor kitchen area, heated pool, and two car garage. Brand new stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and granite are just a few features of the recently renovated kitchen. Enjoy an open concept throughout with a split bedroom floor plan allowing for privacy! Whether used as a primary residence, second-home, and/or investment property with a rental history in excess of $62k+,  this home certainly will exceed our buyers wants! Neighborhood amenities include two neighborhood pools, hot tub, fitness center, clubhouse with I-Max theater, tennis, basketball courts, BBQ area with outdoor kitchen, walking trails, and playground for the kids. Paradise!


In addition to being only steps away from the beautiful white sand beach, this locale places you just minutes away from popular beachside restaurants, championship golf and tennis, convenient grocery stores, shopping at Destin Commons & Silver Sands, and family fun at both the Harborwalk along the Destin Harbor and the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.



          Looking for your perfect paradise? Give us a call!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Just Sold | 89 Matthew Boulevard | Destin, FL

4 Bedroom  |  3 Bath  |  1,658 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $580,000

From the West Coast to the Emerald Coast...

Our investor from California made a savvy move by utilizing 1031 Exchange funds to purchase two homes in Destin! A California resident, but familiar with the area through his significant other, Destin is a frequent destination so it only made sense to make our slice of paradise — their slice of paradise! They use their time here to see family, soak in the coast, visit the local restaurants, and attend the annual festivals. Now that's what we call paradise! 

The first home our investor purchased is playfully called "Flamingo Breeze" and is conveniently situated in Destin’s serene Crystal Beach community.  (See the second home here!) 
Located only steps from Destin’s soft white sands, this charming beach cottage is an ideal second home or vacation rental. An excellent rental history, even better projections, and the private pool, all lend themselves for maximum return on investment! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is within blocks from the Destin Commons, restaurants, and unique Destin lifestyle. Featuring granite counters in the kitchen and baths, open living spaces, balconies overlooking a beautifully landscaped backyard for entertaining, and cozy beach-themed d├ęcor, all components of this home combine to create the perfect beach get-away. Paradise!



In addition to being only steps away from the beautiful white sand beach, this locale places you just minutes away from popular beachside restaurants, championship golf and tennis, convenient grocery stores, shopping at Destin Commons & Silver Sands, and family fun at both the Harborwalk along the Destin Harbor and the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.



          Looking for your perfect paradise? Give us a call!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Just Sold | 1571 Meadowbrook Court | Niceville, FL

3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,511 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $239,000

A sweet little home for a sweet little family... 

After renting in the area our clients decided they wanted to own a home for themselves. A great school district, family friendly neighborhood, and fenced yard were important selling points for this family. After one week of searching we found them the perfect family home! 

This updated home features a living room with fireplace, screened Florida room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two car garage. Newer updates include new baseboards, light fixtures, ceiling fans, carpet, tile, master bath cabinets, sinks, faucets, quartz counter tops in kitchen and master bath, gutters, and interior paint, and energy efficient LED lighting. The fenced yard with a storage shed, family friendly location, and just minutes from the beaches, shopping, and entertainment of Destin, make this home just perfect for our buyers!




          Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Just Sold | 1611 Chadwick Lane | Niceville, FL

3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,321 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $173,000

A great way to close out last week – we sold this sweet little bungalow home for our seller! 

Our seller owns several of these adorable bungalow homes as they make excellent investment properties. Wanting to move more of his real estate holdings over the bridge to Destin he decided to put this one up on the market to test the waters. 

This charming home is located in the Bungalows at Bluewater Bay. The light and airy open floor plan of this home is perfect for first time home buyers, empty nesters, or a real estate investor. The living room opens to the dining area and kitchen. The split bedroom plan allows for plenty of privacy for the spacious master suite. The two additional bedrooms, full bathroom, and laundry closet are just down the hall. A fenced backyard provides privacy. A prime location: Minutes from the beach, Eglin AFB, schools, and more!


Check out 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.  

Facebook post featuring a video tour of the property. We also post to YouTubeGoogle+, and Pinterest. We also featured the property our monthly newsletter.
 

Professional photos highlight each spectacular feature of the property. 

                         Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Just Sold | Calypso Resort | Unit E2304 | Panama City Beach, FL

2 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,223 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $418,000

A great way to close out last week – we're thrilled to say we had both sides of the sale of this beachfront penthouse unit in Calypso Resort in Panama City Beach!

Our seller, a prominent doctor in Knoxville, had purchased this unit in pre-construction in 2006. Prior to listing we did some staging: decluttering, fresh paint throughout, modern low-nap carpeting in bedrooms, and wood-look porcelain plank tile in all other areas. 

We also had the buyers from Texas who decided it was time to trade in their business attire for beachwear. With this unit as their second home, we know they'll enjoy the panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico from their expansive balcony and the amenities offered at Calypso

Nestled on the edge of paradise you’ll find Calypso – a Gulf front beach resort featuring panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. This penthouse unit boasts an open floor plan with views of the beach from the living, dining and kitchen areas. Glass sliders lead you to the spacious balcony accessed from both the living area and master suite. The generous master suite includes a walk in closet and private bath. With a guest suite and bunk room this unit comfortably sleeps eight. Calypso has everything needed for the perfect beach experience, making this a fantastic investment opportunity. Paradise! 


Check out 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.  




Facebook post featuring a video tour of the property. We also post to YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. We also featured the property in a blog post, as well as our monthly newsletter.



Professional photos highlight each spectacular feature of the property. 

We featured Calypso Resort amenities including: two Gulf front pools, tiki-bar, fitness room, parking garage with walk-over, and within walking distance of Pier Park and all the activities of Panama City Beach. Paradise!


            Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Just Sold | Indian Lake | Unit 256 | Destin, FL

3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,254 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $147,000

Our buyer from Illinois decided to start off his retirement right by escaping the cold and moving to the warmth of Destin! He couldn't have chosen a better time with the start of Spring bringing in the most gorgeous weather, and an even better deal with this unit at Indian Lake!

Our buyer jumped on the opportunity to own a furnished 3 bedroom unit – within half a mile from the beach – for under $150,000! A desirable corner unit overlooking a wooded lot for privacy, with upgrades including laminate flooring, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, light fixtures and decorative tile in both bathrooms, make this condo uniquely attractive. This well maintained unit is a great investment property or primary residence.



The amenities at Indian Lake include a community pool, beautiful fitness center, poolside grills, dog park just across the street, close to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and just over half a mile to the nearest public beach access. Paradise!


          Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

February 2018 Market Highlights

We had a great start to this year, and rolling right through winter into spring we continue to stay busy with both buyers and sellers. Our area never ceases to provide a favorite place for young and old, all year round. Destin and the surrounding areas are an especially wonderful place to spend spring and summer with family. For many who own here, it's proven to be a smart and satisfying move to purchase an investment property or second home here. We're looking forward to what spring will bring!     

Our team had an active share in the February market. We assisted our wonderful buyers in the sale of the following property:

El Matador | Unit 437

We also worked with sellers to get this property on the market:

One Water Place | Unit 309 


In addition, we were able to get several more properties under contract. We'll have all the details in the March Market Report.

The activity this year has been exciting and we're hustling our way right into the ever popular spring season. We love staying in touch to keep both our buyers and sellers prepared for the rest of the year, and beyond. This is a great time to perform some due diligence regarding purchasing property. Spring will be in full swing before you know it – and keeping on top of the market will ensure that you don't miss any deals. 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 February:  




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



Watercolor Beachside | Unit 4

30A East 

$1,650,000

3 Bed | 3.5 Bath

2,416 Square Feet  

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


427 E Water Street

Rosemary Beach

$7,000,000

6 Bed | 4.5 Bath

3,628 Square Feet 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Just Sold | Villiage at Blue Moutain Beach | Unit 513 | 30A

2 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,022 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $224,000 

The perfect getaway...
Our wonderful client works hard on her 60 acre ranch in Alabama. In need of the perfect place to kick off her boots and get her feet in the sand, she decided on this adorable unit in The Village at Blue Mountain Beach.      

Light and bright – this charming unit in The Village at Blue Mountain Beach is just darling! A great first floor location, with easy access to parking, the pool, and of course – the beach! Complete with two bedrooms, two baths, and fully furnished... this unit makes the perfect primary residence, rental unit, or second home. Step outside to the covered patio area, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing after a long day at the beach! 




The amenities at The Village are amazing including a 5-star community pool, beautiful fitness center, shuffle board, buggy charging station, grilling area, bike racks and all of the great things that 30A locations are known for. Paradise!


          Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Just Sold | Sandpiper Cove | Unit 2003 | Destin, FL

1 Bedroom  |  1 Bath  |  654 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $140,000 

This is our client's first investment purchase in Destin. After we assisted his good friend in purchasing a condo in Destin, he knew he had to make an investment for himself and decided on a cozy unit at Sandpiper Cove. His plan for the near future is to continue investing here in paradise! 

This great little second floor 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 the 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 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!  


    Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Just Sold | El Matador | Unit 437 | Okaloosa Island, FL

2 Bedroom  |  1.5 Bath  |  1,045 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $360,000 

Our long-time local buyers were looking to add to their real estate investment portfolio along the Emerald Coast. Their desire was to purchase a waterfront condo, close to main attractions, and of course – the beach! We're happy to say this Gulf front unit at El Matador on Okaloosa Island came at the right price at just the right time!  

This purchase was a savvy move as Gulf front building units don't become available often. Glass sliders lead to the balcony from living area, providing wonderful views of the Gulf, and views of the Intracoastal Waterway can be enjoyed from the kitchen and guest room. The master bedroom is spacious and light, and also features Gulf views through glass sliders. 


Just steps away from the sugar-white sand, and sparkling surf – El Matador provides all of the joys of beach living. Beautifully landscaped and meticulously attended featuring lush palm trees and manicured lawn, a Gulf side pool, fitness center, tennis courts, beach volleyball, and grassy area for the children to play. In addition to being only steps away from the beautiful white sand beach, this locale places you just minutes away from popular beachside restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and family fun. 


Looking to find your paradise? Give us a call!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2017 Annual Market Sales Highlights

2017 proved to be another successful year for the Emerald Coast real estate market. The ever-increasing popularity of our area continues to fuel the economy and growth. These strong tourism numbers, combined with elevated awareness of alternative accommodations that has resulted from the popularity of service providers such as Airbnb and VRBO, have resulted in our location being a smart investment market. In fact, a recent poll revealed that 93% of Floridians were in favor of maintaining laws that would allow homeowners to rent their homes to vacationers.  

Destin ranked #1 as the best performing place to own a short term rental property in the vacation market. Panama City ranked at #5, and Santa Rosa Beach at #8!

Overall our area has seen many increases in sales. 30A continues to be a favorite of both condo and home buyers. 30A East saw an increase in both home sales (+13%) and condo sales (+15%). While 30A West proved to be more popular with home sales (+15%) over condo sales (-1%). Miramar Beach favored condo sales (+27.5%) over the slow and steady increasing of home sales (+4%). Popularly known for Gulf side condos along it's 3 miles strip, Okaloosa Island saw condo sales (+15%) go up as well. 

Check out a few more highlights:


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

Viridian | Unit 401

30A East 

$2,925,000

3 Bed | 3.5 Bath

3,831 Square Feet  




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

24 South Briland Lane

30A East | Rosemary Beach

$12,500,000

5 Bed | 5.5 Bath

4,520 Square Feet



Our team had an active share in the 2017 market. We assisted our wonderful buyers in the sales of the following properties:
82 Shirah Street
Destin Gulfgate | Unit 503
152 Satinwood Drive
Island Princess | Unit 318
Island Echo | Unit 4NO
Island Princess | Unit 519
71 Nelly Street
160 Marlberry Trace
107 Rainbow Drive
Ariel Dunes II | Unit 702
Pointe of View | Unit 901
Crystal Cove | Unit 2223
30 NW Cape Drive
77 Pelayo Street 
48 E Milestone Drive | Unit C
313 Mattie Kelly Boulevard
Villas at Suncrest | Unit O202
Ariel Dunes II | Unit 604
Hidden Dunes Grand Villas | Unit 640
Gulf Crest | Unit 1506B
Sea Oats | Unit 308
Ariel Dunes II | Unit 1006

We worked with our sellers to get the folow listings sold in 2017:
117 Gulf Shore Drive
Mainsail | Unit 441
Wendwood | Unit C1
The Palms of Destin | Unit 11113
Bayside at Sandestin | Unit 6769
Seagrove Highlands | Unit 1102
Blue Dolphin | Unit 303
Island Princess | Unit 319
Sea Palm | Unit 5B
Gulf Dunes | Unit 102
313 Sand Myrtle Trail
110 Legion Park Loop
Lot 22 | 393
Emerald Towers West | Unit 5001
Noblat Townhomes | Unit 126
Seascape Condo Garden Villa | Unit 27A
Sandpiper Cove | Unit 1006
Noblat Townhomes | Unit 130
Noblat Townhomes | Unit 132 & 134
Sterling Shores | Unit 219
Seacove | Unit 7E
Seascape Condo Garden Villa | Unit 39B
2801 Ping Lane
Gulf Place Town Center East | Unit 220
Waterscape | Unit B610
Ariel Dunes II | Unit 1105
Tropical Isle | Unit 208
Noblat Townhomes | Unit 128
Bayou Village | Unit 639
Lasata at Sandestin | Unit 3505


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Fact: The average days on the market for the areas 
included in our highlights was 138. 
Fact: Our average days on the market for properties 
we listed and sold in 2017 was 63 days!
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Adding to the listings we sold above, we also worked with sellers to get these properties on the market in 2017:
Lasata at Sandestin | Unit 3310
East Pass Towers | Unit 626
20 Ballamore Road
6 Lakeshore Drive
Calypso Resort | Unit E2304
    
The activity in 2017 was exciting and we're hustling our way right through the beginning of this year. We love staying in touch to keep both our buyers and sellers prepared for the rest of this year, with our current focus on the upcoming spring season. This is a great time to perform some due diligence regarding purchasing property. Spring will be here before you know it and keeping on top of the market will ensure that you don't miss any deals. 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! 


With the start of 2018, we were able to get several more properties under contract. We'll have all the details in the January Market Report.