Some Florida Seniors Qualify For $7,500 USDA Grant

Are you a homeowner over the age of 62? Do you live in an area of Florida that the USDA considers a rural area? Does your income fall below 50 percent of the median income in your area? If you answered yes to all of these questions, it’s likely that you qualify for a grant …

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What Are Contingencies in a Real Estate Purchase Contract?

  When you find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s a condo for sale in Alys Beach, land for sale in Seagrove Beach, or a home for sale in WaterColor, your Realtor® will talk to you about your purchase contract and the contingencies that need to be in it. But what are contingencies, and …

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Should You Buy in a Community With a Homeowner’s Association?

When you’re buying a home, whether it’s a condo for sale in Alys Beach, land for sale in Seagrove Beach, or a home for sale in WaterColor, you may have to deal with a homeowner’s association. (Every condominium has a condo association, too.) But should you really buy in a community with a homeowner’s association, …

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30A Local Properties | Featured Open House

Discover this beautiful 4BR/ 4BA home at 348 Lakewood Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. Located South of 30A in a quiet neighborhood, this home is in a prime location—only a short five-minute walk to the beach. A beautiful outdoor oasis awaits. Enjoy an evening BBQ and dining on the deck with friends or relax by …

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Mark Your Calendar for March!

South Walton has quickly become a year-round beach destination. Sunny weather ranging between 60’s-70’s, lighter crowds and fun, signature events keep the area busy during the shoulder season. March rolls in with two of the area’s most favorite events—the Seaside School Race (March 3rd-5th) and the 30A Wine Festival (March 9th-12th). The Seaside School Half …

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Retreat to Rosemary Beach

If you cruise to the east end of scenic highway 30A, you will find yourself in a charming neighborhood with a West Indies flair. Rosemary Beach is a beautiful pedestrian community that manages to be relaxed and laid back and full of energy at the same time. There is something for everyone here and it …

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30A Local Properties | Featured Open Houses

Marigold Penthouse Residence | 1100 E. Highway 98 #802B, Destin, FL Save the date and mark your calendars for 30A Local Properties featured open houses for the month of March! These two homes are one of a kind, must-see properties located in Santa Rosa Beach along Scenic Highway 30A and gulf front in Destin, Florida. As …

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Busting first-time homebuyer myths

(BPT) – When buying a first home, most people are making one of the biggest purchases of their lives. Without home buying experience, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. “Buying a first home can be exciting and stressful for most young buyers, especially the financing process,” says Clete Thompson, vice president at imortgage, a …

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Backyard trends: Save money installing your own vinyl fence

If you want the maintenance-free benefits of a vinyl fence but are intimidated by the price tag, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are initially surprised at the cost of a vinyl fence, particularly since the installation costs are generally as much as the materials. Recent trends show that more and more homeowners are saving money …

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With the right approach, former homeowners can get on the path to homeownership again

When the housing bubble burst, a staggering number of Americans were affected – 4.8 million borrowers lost a home to foreclosure while a further 2.2 million gave up their homes in short sales, according to national data by RealtyTrac. The recovery of the housing market has been slow, but the confidence of once-foreclosed-upon homeowners has …

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