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 d├ęcor, 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. 

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