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Monday, December 12, 2022   /   by Cj Hays

Wise Home Buying Tips for Resale Investors on the Emerald Coast

If you’re investing in a resale property or know you may be moving in the next few years, consider including these factors in your home buying checklist. While you might easily live with or overlook some features of your home or neighborhood, being mindful of your future buyer now can help you save time and energy when you're making the move to sell. 
Find a home with appealing views. When prospective buyers visit your home in the future having a beautiful view out the window can make or break a sale. Look for a house with a well-maintained yard that you can easily continue to manage. Check for appealing privacy fencing that will still be in good condition for several more years. Explore the whole home and note the view from all windows.
Views to avoid:
·       Power lines and water towers—Power lines are an eye-sore that can affect your ability to make a quick sale. For the same reason, try to avoid purchasing a house with . ...

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Sunday, December 11, 2022   /   by Cj Hays

Have you been searching for the latest Destin, Florida Real Estate Market Report?

Here is the latest market report for Destin Homes and Condos. Destin has converted to into a slight buyer's market.

Buyers: What an awesome time to find your dream property!! Sellers are willing to negotiate and offer closing cost incentives. Now is your chance to find the perfect property where as before, you only had access to the left overs.  

Sellers: If you are wanting to sell, it is time to consider adjusting your price. If you are already on the market and not getting the right showing activity and no offers are being made, it is time to drop the price. You still have the opportunity to take advantage of the amazing growth over the past two years, but prices are expected to continue to decline and may adjust another 5-10%+, before it gets better.
Now is a GREAT time to sell, but you have to be priced right. You need to be aware of what is selling in the later part of 2022 versus the beginning to middle of the year.  Our peak has shifted, but there are ...

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Thursday, December 8, 2022   /   by Cj Hays

Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach Aerial Tour

Take a gorgeous aerial tour of two of Florida’s luxurious beach communities. Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach are two of the most luxurious communities along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Both of these amazing, masterplanned, urban communities are extremely pedestrian-friendly.
When you’re in Alys Beach, you feel like you’re in the Greek Isles with all the whitewall architectural design, the broken stone walkways, greenspaces, and other amazing amenities.
The neighboring Rosemary Beach is also extremely special, with beautiful contemporary design properties that are reminiscent of a European coastal town. CNN recently named Rosemary Beach as one of America’s most romantic towns, and for good reason—you’re surrounded by amazing parks, greenspaces, restaurants, shopping centers, and other family entertainment venues.
I strongly encourage you to come by Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach today, as all your coastal desires will come true. ...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022   /   by Cj Hays

Northwest Florida from Crystal Beach to Rosemary Beach Aerial Tour

I hope you enjoy this gorgeous aerial tour of everything our area has to offer, from Crystal Beach in Destin all the way to Rosemary Beach on East 30 A.
It’s easy to see why people love Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. The clarity of our water, the white sandy beaches, and the southern charm make this place incredibly special.
I was born and raised here and there is truly no place like home.

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Monday, December 5, 2022   /   by Cj Hays

Affordable Island Living in Okaloosa Island

White, sandy beaches. Water views at every turn. Stunning sunrises and sunsets. Sounds expensive, doesn’t it? But it doesn’t have to be. While island life often comes at a high price, there are many more affordable options. If you are dreaming of life in a beach town, consider Okaloosa Island, Florida. Okaloosa Island, along Florida's Emerald Coast recently made Market Watch's list of "6 Beautiful Islands You Can Actually Afford to Live On."

With a median property value of just over $220,000, home ownership on Okaloosa Island is within reach for many. It offers an array of housing options, from single family homes to beach condos. As a popular vacation spot, Okaloosa Island offers short- and long-term rentals as well.

A narrow island, Okaloosa is just three miles long. It is situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, just west of Destin. Its emerald water, white beaches, and family-friendly boardwalk offer something for everyone. From water sportst ...

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