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As the first quarter of 2020 came to a close, we looked back with gratitude at the momentum in our market and some of the most significant sales to ever occur along Scenic Highway 30A. At the same time, we were entering the “unknown,” brought on by the spread of the novel coronavirus around the world.

 

Health concerns, economic instability and massive changes in the ways we work, shop, dine and even unwind were impacting our nation’s largest cities and would almost certainly trickle down to our beach communities.

 

Year over year, the Emerald Coast market, as a whole, experienced a decline in April and May, as buyers and sellers were facing the uncertainty of a global pandemic. And then, just as the weather warmed and the beaches slowly

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Publix has announced they will require customers to wear face coverings while shopping in all stores effective July 21.

Signs announcing the new requirement will be posted at store entrances, and in-store announcements will be made. This requirement will not apply to young children and those with medical conditions who are not able to wear face coverings.

“With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to grow and current CDC guidance indicating face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19, we believe requiring face coverings in our stores is another way we can do our part to help protect our communities,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous.

Publix encourages those who are not able to wear face coverings to consider using Publix

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Casual elegance describes this thoughtfully designed four story beach home, a masterpiece of indoor/outdoor living. Architecturally designed for gathering family and friends; the premium lot location within the exclusive gated community of Watersound Beach allows for spectacular views of the dunes and Gulf of Mexico. Accordion panel doors in the living room and kitchen open wide to connect the interior living spaces with outdoor entertainment. All three floors and the fourth-floor tower enjoy open and covered deck spaces, perfect for sunsets, star gazing, and sunbathing. The gourmet kitchen showcases quality design with shiplap wall accents, lustrous granite, Dacor 6 burner gas stove and Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezer. Five bedroom suites, each

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Even in uncertain times, we realize that people will continue to buy and sell real estate for many reasons. The health and well-being of our clients, agents, employees, and community as a whole is of the utmost importance to us. We are taking COVID-19 very seriously and will continue to take steps to ensure that we as an organization are as prepared, organized, and proactive as possible.

We are screening buyers and renters who want to see real estate. This means asking buyers and renters questions about where they’ve been, if they've been exposed to anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, and if they have anyone who is of high risk at home or in their care.

Our agents are adopting safety protocols for property showings in an attempt to protect

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A DECADE AT A GLANCE

    

 Our strong final quarter was an appropriate capstone not only to a good year, but also to the end of a remarkable growth decade along our beautiful Emerald Coast.Global economic shifts to fundamental changes in the way we work and shop have only heightened the appeal of this area as a unique place of retreat and renewal.I hope you find the decade's final 2019 Year End Market Report intriguing, and know that I am here to help provide service for any of your Emerald Coast real estate needs. 

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125 San Roy

 

Life along Scenic Highway 30A is unique. Millions of beach lovers flock to the picturesque coastal towns between Dune Allen and Inlet Beach every year in search of relaxation and southern hospitality; however, the truly lucky ones are able to call South Walton beaches “home.”

Sitting atop an unadulterated dune off the beaten path, 125 San Roy is a crown jewel for those dreaming of gulf-front ownership on the east side of 30A. This freshly-renovated and fully-refurbished home boasts idyllic coastal luxury from every floor, providing a uniquely satisfying experience during every moment spent inside – and outside – the property.

The sellers of this established Seagrove Beach manor have taken painstaking care in the upkeep of the property,

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The 10 Most Expensive Sales in 2019

The real estate market is alive and well along the Northwest Florida coast. Below are the top 10 highest priced home sales from Destin to Panama City Beach as of July 2019.

 

125 Hope Town Lane, Rosemary Beach

6 BEDS  |  6 BATHS  |  3,770 SQ FT  |  YEAR BUILT: 2002

SOLD for $8,200,000

NEIGHBORHOOD: Rosemary Beach

More Details on 125 Hope Town Lane

 

138 W Beach Dr, Miramar Beach

7 BEDS  |  6.5 BATHS  |  6,988 SQ FT  |  YEAR BUILT: 2017

SOLD for $6,575,000

NEIGHBORHOOD: Gulf Pines

More Details on 138 W Beach DR

 

34 E-scape Dr, Inlet Beach

4 BEDS  |  4.5 BATHS  |  3,924 SQ FT  |  YEAR BUILT: 2017

SOLD for $5,200,000

NEIGHBORHOOD: Inlet Beach

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 Case Study: A Buyer’s Pursuit of The Ideal Vacation Home (How It Came Together) 

The buyers of 55 Brenda Lane started their journey to ownership like many others who invest in their first home on Scenic 30A. They heard about the area through friends in Atlanta and visited a couple of times, falling in love with all that 30A has to offer. The beautiful scenery, white sandy beaches, crystal clear emerald green waters, coastal dune lakes, bikeable boardwalks, quaint and unique beach towns, thousands of acres of state forests, and lack of high-rise condos lining the beach, all play into what makes this area so special to so many. At the beginning of our search, they were set on buying in one of the communities they loved visiting, such as Rosemary

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Bay Front Retreat | 3 Adair Lane, Santa Rosa Beach

 

This single level Point Washington home is situated beneath the sweeping boughs of mature oaks on a one-acre site with 220 feet of Bay frontage where a dock extends to a boat house, equipped with four lifts.  The master bedroom features views of the Bay and access to a 16 by 36-foot screened porch.  Each living space opens onto a screened or covered porch. This spectacular home also features a bay front pool, detached guest cottage and four garage spaces. This re-envisioned dwelling combines its traditional, Southern-style exterior with contemporary, well-sequenced living spaces. Rustic, natural elements such as rough-sawn, Cypress wood beams are incorporated with refined finishes and modern

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Q2, 2019 Market Report

A VARIED MARKET IN Q2 

We are often asked, “How’s the market?”, which we love to almost always answer with a
follow-up question of our own, “Which market do you want to know about?” We dive into
each of these communities and coastal areas in our quarterly Market Report – the most
recent edition you are now about to enjoy. While we’re seeing consistency across our
entire market – from Destin to Panama City Beach – the nuances that make each of our
beach communities special also contribute to their individuality.

As we move through mid-year 2019, the word “consistent”still defines how our marketing
is moving. We paint our market broadly with the stroke of that brush as we start winding
down summer and looking toward the

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