The Morar Group Recognized  in 2024 RealTrends Verified + The Thousand Rankings

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. – Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty proudly announces that the Morar Group has been recognized in the 2024 RealTrends Verified + The Thousand rankings. This annual report identifies America's top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2023 sales volume and transaction sides. The group, consisting of broker-owner Blake Morar and broker associate Ron Hefner, ranked within the top 1.5% of real estate agents nationwide for sales volume and placed No. 51 among small teams in Florida for sales volume.

Key transactions contributing to their success include the sale of 96 Camp Creek Point Drive in…

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport Adds Fifteen More Seasonal Nonstop Flight Offerings


Now is the perfect time to seize the opportunity for a quick trip to the beach. Nestled along the stunning Gulf Coast of Florida, 30A beckons with its pristine beaches, charming communities, and vibrant coastal culture. Whether you're craving a relaxing beach getaway, eager to indulge in delicious seafood cuisine, or keen to explore the area's natural beauty through outdoor activities, 30A offers something for every traveler. So, pack your bags, book your flight, and get ready to immerse yourself in the laid-back charm and scenic splendor of 30A.

Earlier this month, Allegiant unveiled its latest seasonal nonstop flight…

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Q3 2023 Market Report - 30A and Surrounding areas

Quarter 3 Market Report


As the curtain closes on summer and opens fully on fall, and soon winter, our beach communities witness a gentle shift from the vibrant summer hustle to a more peaceful setting, characterized by quiet walks along the shore and the soothing sound of waves signaling the new season. Beaches that were once teeming with tourists and bustling with economic activities during peak holiday times now embrace a calmer period. This change in pace paves the way for growing interest in real estate, with potential buyers seeing the less busy off-season as a prime time for property negotiations and acquisitions.

Recent trends in the real estate market along the Emerald Coast also…

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Thanksgiving Day at the beach: 30a Dining options 2023

The Morar Group Turkey

Thanksgiving looms on the horizon, a time-honored beacon of feasting and family. But who says you can't elevate the traditional gathering by having your turkey with a side of beach waves? We've discovered a selection of dining choices along 30A designed to minimize your hours behind the stove, still having a memorable Thanksgiving dinner while basking in the leisure of beachside living. Come on down and have some food and fun!

Santa Rosa Beach

The Bay in Santa Rosa Beach will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu, available during lunch time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Enjoy this essential family meal while looking out over the beautiful…

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Old Florida Beach Aerial View

The Emerald Coast of Florida stretching from Destin to 30A and Inlet Beach is a coveted destination for luxury real estate. Since January 1, 2023, the real estate market in this area has witnessed the sale of several exceptional homes, each boasting remarkable features and commanding a hefty price tag.  In this article, we will explore the significance of the seven most expensive homes sold in this region, along with intriguing details about each address.. These properties exemplify the pinnacle of coastal living, offering breathtaking views, opulent amenities, and meticulous craftsmanship. Whether you're a discerning buyer looking for the epitome of luxury or a real estate…

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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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Long before Russ Gibson and Julie Countess built their home in Alys Beach, they were already channeling that Alys Beach vibe. “It’s funny, when we built the Rosemary [Beach] house, we called it the ‘Alys house in Rosemary,’” Julie said, “because it actually looked like an Alys house.” The Gibson family, including 14-year-old Madi and nine-year-old Asa, first started visiting 30A about 10 years ago. Julie said they immediately fell in love with Rosemary Beach. “We … decided we wanted to have a place there. So, that also happened to be right about the time of the recession,” Julie remembered, laughing. “We were able to buy a distressed lot in Rosemary and built the house there using our architect Ron Domin and Doug Bock [of Domin Bock Architects].” It…

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With approximately 65 new homes under construction, 40 homes being designed, a new owners beach club underway and a fitness campus set to be completed by 2019 — It's safe to say that Alys Beach is getting some serious community updates. With 135 homes already completed, and many more being built across 158 acres of land, there will soon be 550 homes in total in this new urbanism community.

The new owner's beach club will offer top-of-the-line amenities, luxurious features and private access to all Alys Beach residents. December 2018, Hart Howerton will start construction on amenities in the beach club like an expansive new heated pool, a rooftop terrace to enjoy incredible views of the gulf and direct gateway access to the beach. The beach club will also…

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If your into organic food, homemade goods or supporting your community then swing by the Seaside Farmers Market, Saturday's 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

As one of the best farmers markets on 30A — Seaside offers a great selection of local vendors. Choose from a selection of fresh produce, home grown flowers, wild honey, freshly baked breads, pastries and some of the best snacks and seafood you can find. If you are looking for something a little more special you can find handmade jewelry made from pearls fit for a mermaid. Looking for something for your furry friend? One of our favorite vendors offers some of the best all natural, organic dog treats that your pup will LOVE. 

The farmers market also comes with live entertainment, featuring live music every…

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175 Songwriters, Over 225 Performances at More Than 25 Venues in South Walton County

The 9th annual 30A Songwriters Festival is coming back to the Emerald Coast this winter! Headliners have just been announced for the upcoming festival that will be taking place along Scenic Highway 30A from January 12th - 15th. 

Concert goers can go from stage to stage across the Gulf Coast to see some of music's best performers. A few of this year's headliners include Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack. Additional confirmed songwriters who will be performing include Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Patty Griffin, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls with her solo Murmuaration Nation band, Shawn Mullins and…

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