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Purchasing Real Estate In Destin, Florida? Know the Requirements for Buyer Agency Agreements

Starting August 2024, buyer agency agreements will become mandatory in real estate markets nationwide. For those purchasing real estate in Northwest Florida and the Destin area, this will impact your contract with your real estate agent. This marks a significant shift in how real estate transactions are conducted and aims to enhance transparency, protect consumers, and establish clear guidelines for the relationship between buyers and their agents. What is a Buyer Agency Agreement? A buyer agency agreement is a contract between a homebuyer and a Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 17, 2024

Top Reasons Why You Should Choose a Local Realtor® for Buying or Selling Property in Destin, FL area

We all choose a real estate agent based on obvious reasons like professionalism, honesty, business acumen, likability, and reputation.  In addition, it is beneficial to select a local Realtor® who knows Destin, 30A and Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast well.  Here are the top reasons why:  Knowledge of the local market   It is extremely helpful to have a local real estate agent who really knows the area where you are looking to buy or sell property like their own backyard.  With a local agent, you’re assured Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 20, 2023

4 Reasons to Invest In Florida Real Estate

If you’re looking for your next home or real estate investment, keep Florida top of mind. Aside from the beautiful weather and southern charm, there are many benefits to investing in a home here, especially if it’s on the coastline. Keep reading, and we’ll convince you why purchasing property in the state of Florida is a lucrative, stable investment. Ideal Location, Climate, and Scenery Florida is popular because of its natural beauty, temperate climate, friendly people, and tropical landscape. Lush flora and fauna, unique wildlife Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 2, 2022

10 Tips For Smooth Transition From Contract to Closing For Florida Real Estate Investments

You’ve found the perfect real estate investment, and your offer has been accepted. Now what? How do you ensure it’s a smooth transition from contract to closing for your Florida real estate investment? Our team of experienced local real estate agents collaborated to share these top tips for a smooth closing: Lock In Financing . Unless you’re coming to closing with cash, it is critical to have your financing lined up in advance, and to have your loan approval in writing. There are many steps in the loan process, and it is critical Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 28, 2022

Top Things to Consider When Buying Real Estate In and Around Destin, Florida

  Are you looking to purchase real estate in one of the most desired and promising real estate markets in the United States? We hope so! Destin, Florida is an excellent place to invest in rental property or residential homes. Beautiful year-round weather, stunning beaches, coastal charm, endless outdoor activities keep property values strong. We talked to one of our very own experienced local Destin real estate agents, Mark DeSalvo, about his top tips for buyers looking to purchase real estate in the Destin area.   1. Consult with a local Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

When is the best time to buy a vacation rental in Destin? 3 Reasons it's Now

Are you considering an investment property in the Destin, Miramar Beach, or 30A area? Some investors are questioning whether to buy now or wait until the market cools. Our team of real estate experts agree that there is no reason to wait. Here are the top 3 reasons to purchase an investment property or second home in the Destin area now: 1. Strong domestic travel keeps Destin real estate market demand high year-round Since the pandemic, there has been a nationwide re-discovery of our own country’s natural beauties—including the sugar Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Do I need Title Insurance when I purchase real estate in Destin?

Our Real Estate Agent, Carolyn DiFebo , tackled one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to buying real estate in Destin, Florida. Do you really need Title Insurance when purchasing an investment property or second home? Here's what you should know:  Title insurance has been around for more than 125 years to protect homeowners.  A home (real estate) is the largest asset (investment) you will own and it should be protected. So, what is title insurance? It is an insurance policy that protects the interests of the parties involved Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 15, 2020

Looking for a Real Estate Agent in Destin, Florida that Speaks Spanish?

Are you looking to buy or sell your home and need an agent that speaks Spanish in the Destin area?  Our Real Estate Agent Lupe Batarao is fluent in Spanish and English and is a great resource for spanish speaking families looking to purchase a lot or home in the Destin area. Here's what she says:  "I am bilingual and am happy to help you with all of your translation needs.  Buying or selling real estate can be a frustrating process and I can help you ease the stress by communicating in English and Spanish. A Florida resident for over Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

How to select the best property management company for your vacation rental investment

Many who purchase a second home or condominium in Destin, Florida choose to make their home a beach vacation rental. This can be a great way to help offset costs of second home ownership if managed correctly. There are benefits and potential pitfalls, which is why hiring an experienced property management company to manage your real estate investment is a wise business decision.   But how do you select the best property management company for your real estate investment? We recommend new owners ask lots of questions. After more than Continue reading

Published on Monday, September 9, 2019

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