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    Thursday, March 24, 2016   /   by Jennifer Wilson

    Spring Along the Emerald Coast - 4th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run

    We are so excited to welcome Spring to the Emerald Coast. The weather is warming up and just in time for our Spring Break visitors. The beautiful thing about living in Northwest Florida is that we have the ability to comfortably spend time outdoors all year around. In fact, many of our charitable fundraisers such as walk-a-thons and marathons are held during our winter months. Just last month, our Listing Specialist, Amanda Abbott, entered into the 4th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Run the weekend of February 26th-28th. The purpose of this event, hosted by Vera Bradley (who gave amazing gifts to each runner), was to raise money for the Seaside Neighborhood School and the Seacoast Collegiate High School. Just like any other school around, these Seaside Charter Schools experience funding cuts year after year. Fundraising events, as in the case of the Seaside Half Marathon, allow these schools to provide elective classes in gardening, music, art, technology, dance, yearbo ...

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    Wednesday, March 9, 2016   /   by Jennifer Wilson

    Nathan Abbott Team Wins ResortQuest Real Estate "Top Producer" - 4th Year in a Row!

    The Nathan Abbott Team joined our brokerage, ResortQuest Real Estate, for a 2015 Awards Ceremony at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. The theme of the ceremony was all about “connecting” and the importance of what that means in relationship with our customers, in order to provide the best possible service. Connecting is what the Nathan Abbott Team is all about. We understand that selling real estate is secondary to building strong relationships within our community and with visitors coming to the Emerald Coast to vacation or to find their permanent or part-time home or investment property.

    Our team was humbled at this awards ceremony by receiving the award for “2015 Top Producers” within the ResortQuest family, with $41 million in sales and listing production for the year. Our ResortQuest broker Carmela Bell, thanked Nathan and the team for our level of excellent service, energy and drive in setting a great example of achievem ...

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    Thursday, February 11, 2016   /   by Jennifer Wilson

    Nathan Abbott Team Launches New Website

    The Nathan Abbott Team would like to welcome you to our re-designed, mobile friendly website. We’re pretty proud of our new clean and sleek look, not to mention how easy it is for viewers to peruse through our various tabs and links. We hope you find it easier to view active real estate properties throughout the Emerald Coast, along with information on what’s happening in the market. We’ve also included a list of reputable business partners to assist you with additional services including: mortgage lenders and title companies, insurance agencies, a home inspector, landscaper, housekeeper, locksmiths, contractors, interior designers, and even wedding planners! We have an e-concierge site, EmeraldCoastLuxury.com that lists fabulous local hot spots for dining, golfing, and recreational fun and more! Get to know our team, and register to receive emails on updates in the real estate market on our site as well. We welcome you to let us know if there is anything else you wou ...

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    Monday, January 11, 2016   /   by Jennifer Wilson

    FYI (For Your Investment): Emerald Coast Renting vs. Purchasing Real Estate

    The new year offers great opportunities to start with a fresh outlook and setting new goals and resolutions. Does your plan for 2016 include real estate objectives for a new home or maybe investment property?
    The market is rapidly increasing across Florida, including our local Emerald Coast real estate market that spans the coast from Pensacola to Panama City Beach in the Panhandle.  Mortgage rates along with property prices are expected to rise making now the time to buy! For renters considering purchasing a new home, there are estimated penalties to waiting even a year that almost triples when applied to three year projection. Many times you will save money monthly owning verses renting your home and will be investing in your future, instead of just paying into someone else’s property.
    Realtor.com compared the cost of buying to renting to develop these average penalty rates on this chart. The Nathan Abbott Team works with the best lenders and business partners in the bus ...

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    Wednesday, December 30, 2015   /   by Jennifer Wilson

    New Blog PostWelcome Snowbirds!

    It’s that time of year again when the Emerald Coast plays host to the annual migrating flocks of Snowbirds! Yes, those lucky folks who have perfected not only how to survive winter, but how to live it to the fullest along our Gulf coast of Northwest Florida. These snowbirds bring a plethora of life to our coastal economy after the seasonal tourists have all gone home. They not only keep our rental properties booked, but also boost sales among our local restaurants, retail shops, golf resorts, and entertainment establishments. So “welcome” snowbirds!  ResortQuest is sponsoring The Winter Guest Fest, Thursday January 15th 8 am - noon at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

    There are snowbird clubs all along our Emerald Coast that offer something for everyone! These clubs are the go-to places for fellowship and valuable information about the area. Fort Walton Beach has a snowbird club of over 700 members and offers activities and events to include crafts, cards ...

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