Sandestin Real Estate #1 Brokerage in Sandestin!

With much joy and pride, we'd like to share that we once again have secured the top spot as the number one brokerage with the most transactions and highest sales volume inside Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Our brokerage has built a solid reputation as the go-to brokerage firm in Sandestin because of our commitment to exceptional service and unparalleled expertise. A key factor contributing to our brokerage's success is our team of highly skilled and experienced real estate professionals. A combined 200 + years of expertise in our tenured team is irreplaceable.

Our deep understanding of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's unique market dynamics, couple with our extensive knowledge of the local…

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For many of us, visiting the same vacation spot every year is a summer tradition that’s fun, relaxing, and restful. If that sounds like you, now’s the time to think about your plans and determine if buying a vacation home this year makes more sense than renting one again. According to Forbes: “. . . if the idea of vacationing at the same place every year makes you feel instantaneously relaxed, buying a vacation home might be a wise move.”

To help you decide if making a move like this is right for you, let’s explore why you may want to consider purchasing a vacation home today. Benefits of Owning Your Vacation Home You don’t have to worry about finding a place to stay. It can be a challenge to find a rental where you want, when you want. Some summer…

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It isn’t every day that a 2400-acre beach-to-bay resort on Northwest Florida’s emerald coast turns fifty! Located in Florida’s panhandle on the peninsula right between Santa Rosa Beach and Destin, it shouldn’t be too hard to guess where the name Sandestin® came from. Today, Sandestin® may sit right in the middle of everything, but not so long ago, it felt more like a tropical outpost or an idyllic settlement at the edge of beachy civilization.

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The Sandestin® as we know it today wasn’t always “destined” to be a world-class residential golf and beach resort. Let’s look at how it got here!

The land was originally purchased for crops and livestock, but during WWII the military requisitioned a large portion of the gulf side property to research…

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Did You Acquire Property in 2022?

You may be eligible for Tax Reduction Benefits!

Homestead Exemption:

You may qualify for substantial tax savings with the homestead exemption if you are a permanent Florida resident. This exemption is not automatically applied to your new home. As the new owner, you must apply for the exemption with the Property Appraiser’s office.

Homestead exemption could save you $500 - $1,000 each year. You can't rely on current taxes as an estimate following a change in ownership as these represented the seller’s taxes. The Assessed Value of your home resets to full Market Value in the year after you acquire the property, which could result in much higher taxes. Make sure to connect with a trusted real estate professional…

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There’s no doubt today’s housing market is very different than the frenzied one from the past couple of years. In the second half of 2022, there was a dramatic shift in real estate, and it caused many people to make comparisons to the 2008 housing crisis. While there may be a few similarities, when looking at key variables now compared to the last housing cycle, there are significant differences.

In the latest Real Estate Forecast Summit, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), drew the comparisons below between today’s housing market and the previous cycle:

There’s Opportunity in Real Estate Today And in today’s market, with inventory rising and less competition from other buyers, there’s opportunity right now.…

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Sandestin.floridaFlorida Still No. 1 for International Buyers!

About one in four (24%) international buyers opt for a home in Florida, finds Coldwell Banker study, compared to No. 2 California (11%) and No. 3 Texas (8%).  According to the Coldwell Banker International Buyers Guide, about one in fourof international buyers purchase a home in Florida. Percent of international buyers by state Florida: 24% California: 11% Texas 8% Arizona: 7% New York: 4% In 2022, the highest dollar volume among international buyers in the United States came from China, followed by Canada, India, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. “Florida and Arizona tend to attract buyers from Latin America, Europe and Canada, who are looking to purchase properties in warm climates for vacation purposes,”…

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While following the CDC's recommended guidelines and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' 30-day stay-at-home executive order, there are still many ways we can support both our local and national communities during this unprecedented and difficult time. SRE is proudly invested in our communities and we feel that, together, we can all make a positive impact! The following offers a few suggestions on how you can help.

 

Support Restaurants and Cafes

You can help local restaurants stay in business by ordering takeout, or if you are unable to or unwilling to do that, simply purchase gift cards and/or merchandise! Another great way is to support servers and other restaurant employees that have been laid off by donating to a nonprofit such as the Restaurant…

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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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