Thursday, July 15, 2021

June 2021 | Condo & Home Market Highlights





Here is your Emerald Coast monthly market update!  Looking at the numbers year-over-year, we saw the number of properties sold increase by 15%. The sold volume also increased by 40%. The website move.org reported that Florida was the No. 1 destination for relocating Americans from April 2020 to April 2021. We're seeing many people across the country making moves to our coast. Some are looking for fresh beginnings while others are fulfilling life-long dreams of owning near the coast. What better place than the Emerald Coast!

Now is a great time to look into the real estate market. If you'd like more detailed information on a particular area or community or if you're curious about the value of your property, feel free to reach out to us. We love sharing valuable info!

Check out the area sales highlights for June:







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


Devonshire at Camp Creek Lake


5 Bed | 5.5 Bath

4,686 Square Feet

$8,200,000






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


58 Montgomery Street


3 Bed | 3 Bath

1,559 Square Feet 

$7,500,000







Now is a great time to perform some due diligence whether you're considering selling or purchasing property. With the current supply and demand, timing is crucial. You need a team who will help you make the right decisions, at the right time. If you feel unsure about your current real estate holdings, we're here to help guide you to make the best decision for you



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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Top 10 Best Selling Condos | First Half 2021




The first half of 2021 saw 1,600 condo sales in the areas of Okaloosa Island, Destin, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, and 30A. That's a 109% increase compared to last year! 
Here is a list of the top ten most popular condo communities based on the number sold. 




The Palms of Destin
63 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $200,000 - $420,000


Located in the heart of Destin, The Palms offers incredible resort living with features including lush tropical landscaping, a stunning lagoon pool with bridges and water features, tennis courts, an on-site restaurant and bar, conference center, parking garage, and more! Make your way to Destin Harbor just minutes to the west, or head east to enjoy the sights along popular 30A. With a complimentary beach shuttle, your toes can be in the sugar-white sand or at a beachfront restaurant in less than five minutes!



Beachside I & II
46 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $370,000 - $1,375,000


These two beachfront towers along the coast are located in popular Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. With stunning Gulf views, Gulf-front pools, and a beach boardwalk – you're all set to live a fantastic beach life or invest in paradise. As part of Sandestin Resort, you have access to endless amenities including miles of walking and bike trails, four championship golf courses, a pro tennis center, countless community pools, spa and fitness center, the resort tram, water sports, full-service marina, and all the exciting entertainment, restaurants, and shipping down at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. 




Ariel Dunes
45 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $292,000 - $965,000


Located in Seascape Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, condos at Ariel Dunes provide breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay. Housing one, two, and three-bedroom units with large balconies, these units are popular second homes. As part of Seascape Golf & Beach Resort, you have a plethora of amenities at your fingertips. With expansive tropical-styled pools, fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, bike rentals, on-site arcade, and pool-side casual dining restaurant, and stunning beachfront – these condos are a desirable vacation destination making Ariel Dunes a great investment property. 





Sandpiper Cove
38 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $164,900 - $699,000


Sandpiper Cove is a 43-acre resort located in the heart of Destin on Holiday Isle. The grounds are full of lush green grass, palm trees, and beautiful picturesque landscaping with features including 1,100 feet of private beachfront, boat slip rentals and launch, 9-hole, par-3 golf course, five swimming pools, three hot tubs, six tennis courts, Louisiana Lagniappe, Rick’s Sand Trap Beach Bar & Grill, and more. The quaint coastal feel at Sandpiper Cove is a lovely getaway from the bustle of everyday life. With the option to buy Gulf-front, harbor/canal front, and fairway front – you can't go wrong here! 






Luau at Sandestin
30 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $162,850 - $850,000


Located in Sandestin Golf & Beach ResortLuau offers beachside condos with amazing views. Comprised of two buildings, Luau combines elegance and simplicity with its Asian-inspired feel. Part of Sandestin's beachside accommodations where you're only steps from the epic stretch of coastline fronted by attractions including picturesque lakes, winding bike paths, a basketball court, and miniature golf at the Dunes Putting Course. And when you’re ready to experience the shopping, dining, and live entertainment at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, it’s all a quick tram ride, walk, bike ride, or golf cart cruise away through the convenient underground tunnel. The unique and expansive grounds of Sandestin provide one of the best places to own a second home or investment property. 







Destin West Beach & Bay Resort
29 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $210,000 - $758,000


Destin West is located on popular Okaloosa Island just minutes from Destin. The unique waterfront community has buildings situated on both the north bayside as well as the south Gulfside. An enclosed walkover built above Highway 98 connects the community for easy and convenient access to the fantastic amenities. Enjoy the lazy river, seven pools, fitness center, marina, and beautiful beachfront! There's much to enjoy on Okaloosa Island – The Boardwalk, The Gulf Restaurant, The Gulfarium, or drive a few minutes east to all the fun in Destin!  





Bahia at Sandestin
28 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $119,750 - $950,000


Bahia is located in The Grand Complex at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Situated on the bay, you can enjoy serene views and gentle breezes. There is an expansive resort pool just steps from the building. You're also just steps from the heart of The Village of Baytowne Wharf – a popular spot to shop, enjoy restaurants, entertainment, and live music year-round. You have everything you can think of at Sandestin – miles of walking trails, championship golf courses, pools, tennis center, gym and spa, shuttle service, full-service marina, beautiful beachfront, and more!




Beachside Villas
26 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $299,900 - $515,000


Beachside Villas is located off 30A in Seagrove Beach. The quiet little beachside community features two pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, grilling areas, and a dedicated walkway to a beach access. Popular restaurants along 30A, The Hub, and world-famous Seaside are just a bike ride or short drive away. Eastern Lake is just to the west providing the perfect place to drop in a paddleboard, kayak, or go fishing. A perfect little paradise!





The Grand Sandestin
25 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $125,000 - $735,000


Also located in The Grand Complex at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is The Grand Sandestin. Surrounded by beautiful courtyards and the bay in the distance, this is an ideal getaway or investment property. One of the resort pools is just to the north of the building, and you're just steps away from all the fun at The Village of Baytowne Wharf! Endless Sandestin amenities are enough to keep you entertained no matter how long your stay. You also have access to the private Solstice Club – a gated gathering place complete with a screened porch, a deck overlooking the wetlands and Bay, a full kitchen, fireplaces, and grills – a great space for entertaining guests!   






Silver Shells 
25 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $287,000 - $1,675,000


Tied for the ninth place is Silver Shells, an incredible Gulf-front community comprised of five, soon-to-be six, high-rise buildings. Whether you’re looking for a Gulf-front penthouse with amazing views or a two-bedroom condo overlooking Henderson Beach State Park, Silver Shells offers a variety of beautiful options. With incredible beachfront, multiple pools with waterfall features, beach bar, spa, fitness center, tennis courts, and Ruth’s Chris steakhouse – all on-site, you barely have reason to leave Silver Shells!  






Lasata
24 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $130,000 - $689,000


Lasata is the third building on our list located in The Grand Complex at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, and the fifth located in Sandestin overall! If you haven't caught on yet – Sandestin is quite popular! The 2,400-acre resort has many dwellings to choose from, whether you want views of the beach, bay, golf courses, lakes, pools – you name it! It is family-friendly and some visitors have come to enjoy the area for decades! Like the other buildings located in The Grand Complex, Lasata overlooks the wetlands and Bay and is just steps from the popular event and entertainment spot The Village of Baytowne Wharf. You also have access to all the fantastic amenities and private Solstice Club. Another great little paradise!






SunDestin Beach Resort
24 Condos Sold
Selling Prices: $319,900 - $631,375


Tied for the tenth spot is SunDestin! This beachfront location offers beautiful Gulf views and easy days spent down on the beach. Enjoy the great family-friendly amenities including the Gulf-front pool, hot tub, splash pad, poolside bar, arcade, fitness center, and beautiful beachfront! Located in the heart of Destin, you're surrounded by things to do. Take a quick ride down to the Harbor and enjoy the weekly summertime fireworks show, live music, shopping, entertainment, and Harborside restaurants. Head east to visit the beachside communities along 30A including Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, and more! 







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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Emerald Coast Events | July 2021






Enjoy summertime fun down at the beach and then take part in some local festivities this July! There are countless events happening this month, but we've rounded up some of the biggest ones. Check it out!


FESTIVALS & HAPPENINGS:


HarborWalk Village 4th of July Celebration
When: July 2-4th
WhereHarborWalk Village  
Description: Join HarborWalk Village for their 4th of July Celebration. Celebrate Independence Day with three days of festivities beginning Friday, July 2nd. Wearing your most festive attire, prepare yourself for a day of fun and great drink specials along the world-famous Destin Harbor. $10 On-site parking fee 

Friday, July 2nd 
7 PM | LIVE MUSIC with The Hoo Doos 
Saturday, July 3rd 
7 PM | LIVE MUSIC with 18 Miles Band 
Sunday, July 4th 
7 PM | LIVE MUSIC with The Manly Hero 
9 PM | Fireworks & Firespinning by Autumn Lyfe



24th Annual Rags to Riches Regatta
When: July 3rd
WhereGrayton Beach
Description: The 24th edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta returns to Grayton Beach on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in celebration of American Independence Day. The small catamaran race is a tradition among SoWal sailors, families, friends, and Grayton Beach lovers. Come out to watch the regatta take off from the shores of Grayton Beach as they race to Seagrove Beach and back to Grayton. Click here to register for this year’s race online, or you can download the registration form and email it to info@cratertrain.com. An entry fee of $45 per boat will be collected for each registration, with fees donated to support the South Walton Artificial Reef Association. 

Schedule of Events:
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Boats Transported onto the Beach by Official Permitted Vehicles
8:00 AM: On-site Race Registration
9:30 AM: Captain’s Meeting
10:30 AM: 24th Rags to Riches Regatta Race
1:00 PM: Awards Presentation
2:00 PM: Captain & Crew After-Party



Smoke on the Coast BBQ Fireworks & Festival
When: July 4th
WhereDestin Commons
Description: The Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival takes place Saturday, July 3 at Destin Commons and this year is expected to be better than ever! Family fun activities include entertainment, BBQ sampling, face painting, photo booth, and the highly anticipated, Independence Day firework extravaganza. Through the Destin Commons Coins for a Cause initiative, 15 area restaurants, and BBQ groups vote for their favorite as People's Choice winners with over $85,000 in donations benefiting local charities. 

Free Admission | $1 BBQ Samples 
Live music by: Tobacco Rd Band from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Heritage Band from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.




Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade
WhenJuly 4th
WhereThe Red Bar | Grayton Beach
Description: Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach. Line up on Holtz Ave next to The Red Bar starting at 8:00am with the parade beginning at 8:30am. Decorate your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, scooters, etc. No registration needed and everyone is welcome! 

It's a Grayton tradition in SoWal! You'll love this little parade with a lot of heart and spirit. Children wear their red, white, and blue and jump on their skateboards and bikes. Adults simply add some decor from the previous years to their car/jeep/truck, sometimes at the very last minute.. then roll down the road with families and friends. Visitors and neighbors are watching from front yards and it's all the very best of small-town fun. As the parade ends, some head straight for the Gulf for a well-needed dip in the cool surf. See you in line at The Red Bar location. Swimsuits, pajamas, and bloody marys optional. The Grayton Beach Neighborhood Association asks that you leave your water shooters at home and not engage in the usual battles from the back of the truck onto "innocent" bystanders along the parade route.





Seaside 4th of July
WhenJuly 4th
Where: Central Square at Seaside
Description: This July 4th, Seaside is hosting a day of patriotic activities in Central Square, with storefronts decorated in red, white, and blue. While there will not be a parade along 30A, Seaside will feature second-line-style patriotic music performances around town throughout the day, with a special performance by the Rep Theatre. Think of it as a "reverse parade," with Merchants going all out with patriotic decor. All of this will culminate into what will be the largest fireworks shows not only in Seaside but along the entire Gulf Coast!



Red, White & Baytowne
WhenJuly 4th
WhereThe Village of Baytowne Wharf @ Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Description: Join Sandestin for its spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, then move the family over to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an evening that lights up the sky and family activities at Red, White, and Baytowne from 6-9:15pm. Admission is free and open to the public. 

The Village of Baytowne Wharf will have a host of kids' activities, including crafts, face painting, and balloon sculpting. Live music will be performed on the Events Plaza Stage from 7pm-9:15pm featuring Donovan Keith. Grab your boogie shoes and join in the fun. Keep your eyes to the sky over the lagoon for the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at 9:15 p.m. For additional details visit www.baytownewharf.com or call 850.267.8117.



4th of July Celebration @ Rosemary Beach
WhenJuly 4th
WhereRosemary Beach
Description: Rosemary Beach is celebrating Independence Day! Enjoy a star spangled fireworks display from the beach at 8:45PM. Blankets and Lawn Chairs are welcome. Bike enthusiasts are encouraged to join the virtual bike decorating contest. Pick up your decorating kit for a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club. Decorate your bike and post a picture to our Instagram! Judging will occur after 5 PM on July 4th.



Star-Spangled Spectacular Fireworks 
WhenJuly 4th
WherePier Park | Panama City Beach
Description: Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast. Each year there are dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (MBMiller)Piers. Pier Park is a popular place to view the fireworks show starting at 9pm. Pier Park is located directly across from Russell Fields Pier. Grab a choice spot and enjoy the show! Head to the rooftop at The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House for a front-row seat. Or stroll the streets for a fun night of shopping, entertainment, cocktails, and dining at Pier Park located on Front Beach Road. The Russell Fields Pier is one of PCB's most popular tourist attractions. Be sure to tune in to Kickin 103.5 app for a choreographed music simulcast.




WhenJuly 7-10th
Description: Locals and visitors from all over look forward to the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show held in the summer. The show highlights our hometown heroes — the Blue Angels — the U. S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron stationed at Forrest Sherman Field aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Blues hold several practice sessions along the beach in the days leading up to the big event on show day. The National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola has a viewing area for visitors to watch the team practice.

July 7th - Circle and Arrivals 
July 8th - Dress Rehearsal 
July 9th - Full Dress Rehearsal 
July 10th - Air Show




WEEKLY EVENTS:

Summer on the Harbor @ HarborWalk Village
Mondays | Silent Disco Party
Tuesdays | Fat Tuesday Celebration | Concert & Parade
Thursdays | All American Thursday | Vintage Air Show & FIreworks
Saturdays | Rock the Docks

Lawn Games in Grand Park
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ Grand Boulevard

Movie Night @ Alys Beach
Every Wednesday @ Alys Beach Amphitheater
July 7 | Lion King 
July 14 | Alice in Wonderland 
July 21 | How to Eat Fried Worms 
July 28 | Little Mermaid

Rosemary Beach Moonlight & Movies
Every Thursday @ Rosemary Beach Western Green
July 1 | The Secret Life of Pets 2 
July 8 | Toy Story 4 
July 15 | Moana 
July 22 | Sonic the Hedgehog

Baytowne Sunday Cinema
Every Sunday @ The Village of Baytowne Wharf
July 11 | Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 
July 18 | Pete's Dragon 
July 25 | Sing

Farmer's Markets
Every Saturday @ Seaside & Grand Boulevard
Every Sunday @ Rosemary Beach















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