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Vacationers will now find it even easier to visit the beautiful beaches of the Florida panhandle due to Allegiant Airlines announcing five new routes to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). To celebrate one of the biggest expansion in Allegiant’s history, the airline is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $33.*

Growing from five destinations in 2016 to 41 destinations, Allegiant’s expansion coincides with the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport’s rapid growth. In total, VPS passengers have increased from 915,560 in 2016 to approximately 1.7 million in 2019.

“Allegiant has delivered extraordinary compounding impacts to our region,” said Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel. “The success story continues with

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While unchanged week-to-week, the rate is still almost a full point lower year-to-year. In Nov. 2018, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.62%.

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. long-term mortgage rates were unchanged this week, staying near historically low levels.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage held at 3.73% for the second straight week. The benchmark rate was 4.62% a year ago, a level that appears to have depressed home sales as interest rates increased in response to higher federal budget deficits following President Donald Trump’s tax cuts.

But interest rates have tumbled over the past 12 months due to greater uncertainty over trade with China, slower economic growth and the Federal Reserve cutting a

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Sandestin Investments Unveils Renderings of new Sandestin Hotel

 Sandestin Investments, LLC released final external renderings of the Sandestin Hotel which broke ground September 2018.  The new 250-room full-service hotel is located adjacent to the Baytowne Conference Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Completion of the hotel is slated for April 2020.

“The vision for the Sandestin Hotel has always been to reflect an elegant, coastal design. These external renderings convey that luxurious, yet approachable vibe we envisioned, and we’re thrilled to share them,” stated Sara Becnel, vice president of development of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “As we elevate our image, we will continue to adapt to our guests’ needs and offer exceptional

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A new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs found a majority of Americans want to buy a home and think now is a good time to do it. In fact, a full 65 percent of respondents said they feel homeownership would be a dream come true or an accomplishment to be proud of and 72 percent said now is a good time to buy. The survey also found very few current renters who said they’d prefer to continue renting. In fact, just one in ten said they prefer renting to owning. But despite their desire to own their own home, many Americans have misconceptions about what is required to achieve that goal. For example, the survey found two-thirds of participants believed they’d need very good credit in order to qualify for a home loan and nearly half thought a good credit

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When an offer on a home has been accepted, that home's sale is considered pending. It isn't final until closing, which typically takes place a few weeks later. But, because most accepted offers result in completed sales, the National Association of Realtors tracks contract signings as an indicator of what sales should look like in the near future. In September, the NAR's Pending Home Sales Index showed a slight increase from the month before, though it's still below where it was at the same time last year. Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, says the month-over-month increase is a good sign. “This shows that buyers are out there on the sidelines, waiting to jump in once more inventory becomes available and the price is right,” Yun said. In other words,

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No one wants to make big decisions hastily. It's a great way to make mistakes and end up with regrets. Which is why, in an ideal situation, home buyers would have time to consider the pros and cons of multiple houses and choose the one that best fits their needs and wishlist. Unfortunately, in a competitive market, that's not always possible. And so, buyers have to be prepared and ready to make an offer when they see a house they like. The good news is, now that inventory is beginning to rise and houses are staying on the market longer, home buyers have more time to weigh their decision. In fact, according to a recent survey, the number of buyers who made an offer on a house without seeing it first has fallen 15 percent since late last year. This is a

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