Home for sale on Florida's Emerald Coast

Like most regions in the U.S, Florida’s Emerald Coast is currently experiencing a hot seller’s market. As a home buyer this can be frustrating because homes tend to sell far over asking price and can get snapped up quickly. However, with a bit of preparation and the help of an experienced real estate agent, the process can run smoothly. 

What is a Seller’s Market?

A seller’s market happens when there is high demand for homes, but fewer properties on the market. This is great for sellers because they can often sell their properties quickly and for more than expected. However, home buyers may face tough competition with bidding wars that can drive prices through the roof. In addition, it may be tougher to find the perfect home due to low…

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Front lawn overlooking the ocean at a waterfront home in 30A Florida

There are so many benefits to owning a waterfront home in 30A, from incredible views to easy beach access and the pleasure of enjoying sea breezes from the comfort of your own home. However, waterfront homes require extra effort to keep them in top shape. 

Exposure to the elements can take their toll on your Florida waterfront home, so it’s important to take steps to protect your home from damage. If you own a beachfront or lakefront home on the Emerald Coast, this checklist will help you stay on top of maintenance so your home retains its value for years to come.

Inspect the Roof

The roof is one of the most important elements of your house and one of the most costly to repair once damage is done, so you want to make sure it stays in good…

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Over the past couple of years, it appears everyone is talking about mortgage rates. Since the 2021 pandemic low of 2.96%, mortgage rates have risen to an average of 5.06% (30 year-fixed). The question is, “Is it the right time to buy?” According to Sotheby’s Real Estate, luxury real estate will continue being a strong asset class in 2022. Luxury home inventory availability is still playing a part in our Emerald Coast market because there are fixed amounts of desired properties. Another factor at play is that Destin and 30A continue being seller’s markets. This usually means home contracts are written at their highest and best within days, sometimes hours, of a property going on the market.  

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BUYERS

As a potential buyer,…

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Beautiful backyard and patio at a home in 30A Florida

One of the most appealing aspects of living in 30A on Florida’s Emerald Coast is that you can entertain outdoors nearly all year round. From backyard barbecues to al fresco meals on the patio, there’s always a good reason to gather with friends and family in the fresh air and sunshine. If you’re looking for ways to improve your outdoor living space at your Florida home, these are some tips on creating the perfect outdoor oasis that guests will absolutely love.

Create a Covered Area

As any 30A homeowner knows, the Florida sun can be punishing throughout most of the day. A covered area will give your guests some respite from the heat and provide protection from rainy season showers. In addition, a covered area helps to create a sense of space in…

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Couple walking beach

Spring 2022 is officially here and April is the perfect time to visit the beautiful beaches and emerald green waters of Destin and 30A. The combination of incredible weather and warmer waters are just a few things that make the area highly sought after for tourists and locals alike. With the increase in the number of visitors comes a multitude of attractions and activities in the Destin | 30A area.  The Live Love 30A | Destin team put together a list of our favorite spring events that we enjoy and participate in every year.

Spring events

35th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

April 7, 2022 – April 10, 2022

The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd

Miramar Beach, FL

 

Sandestin Grand Wine Tasting

April 8, 2022 – April…

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Beautiful beach homes in 30A Florida

Finding a dream home can be challenging no matter what your budget is. It may seem like buying a home would be easier if you have a bigger budget, but there are actually a number of things to take into consideration when you buy a luxury home. If you’re in the market for a higher end home in the 30A area of Florida, these are some things to remember before you commit.

Know Your Location

Location is one of the key factors when it comes to buying a luxury home in 30A. There are numerous beach towns along the Emerald Coast, and each has its own unique character. Some offer peace and seclusion, while others offer a more lively atmosphere and focus on community. Consider renting a vacation home in your desired location first to see if the community…

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2022 Market Trends

The Destin, 30A luxury real estate market continues maintaining its growth and income potential with home prices in the Emerald Coast resisting inflation. Investors know buying a beach home along Florida’s Emerald Coast will provide a strong return on their investment. 

Infographic of real estate market trends in Destin, Florida 2022

According to Rocket Homes, the inventory in Destin is low and as of January 2022, homes in Destin sold for 22.3% more than a year ago. Beach homes in 30A (east of Grayton Beach) had 143 properties close and 158 new contracts secured for homes and condominiums combined which is 60 more than December 2021.

This rapid demand for real estate has real estate experts suggesting Florida has become America's hottest real estate market. There is less inventory in the…

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Keychain with keys to a new home in 30A Florida

Last month, the Live Love 30A Real Estate Group shared ideas for establishing and maintaining self-care throughout 2022. This month, Owner, Elizabeth Boswell, highlights  the importance of having a knowledgeable agent who understands the lending process and helps the buyer maintain optimism when properties appear to literally fly off the MLS listing shelf.

What's Happening Now?

Over the past year, Elizabeth and her team have repeatedly heard things like, “I wanted that house so badly,” or “I lost the house because I was unable to close on time.” It’s bound to happen - your luxury beach home offer is rejected or your mortgage company is unable to close on time. What can a buyer do to better prepare for the buying process?

According to…

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Relaxing on a hammock on a 30A beach

The Live Love 30A luxury realty group is excited to make 2022 the best year yet. 2020 and 2021 demonstrated life’s unpredictable nature and all of us have experienced life differently in a changing world. We continue to uphold our commitments to our clients to bring the highest level of sophistication to all things real estate in the 30A community. That being said, our realty family set a collective goal to make 2022 an emotionally and physically healthy year as well.

Elizabeth Boswell, owner of Live Love 30A | Destin, has challenged each of us to experience enriching activities in our lives such as art, music, nature, fitness, and overall wellness.  Destin and 30A is known for its fishing, golfing and unparalleled beach living along the emerald…

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Christmas tree on the beach in 30A Florida

Seasons Greetings from all of us at Live Love 30A! As we enter the holiday season and reflect on the success we’ve had in the local luxury real estate market, we decided to share in the Christmas spirit by curating a list of the best Christmas experiences in 30A and Destin.  From the ornately decorated Christmas trees in Alys Beach to the elegant lights of Baytowne Wharf, there are a multitude of options that your family can participate in.   Here are some of our favorites: 

12 Nights of Lights at Baytowne Wharf 

Featured every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, until Christmas - Located at 9100 Baytowne Blvd. where the luxury homes in this resort combine to make it the  ultimate gathering place for locals and visitors alike. This vibrant wharf-side…

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