10 Ways to Get Your 30A Beach House Sold in 90 Days

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that homes in our very own Walton County, Florida spend an average of 108 days on the market. The longer a home sits on the market, the less likely it is to sell for full price. Buyers notice if a house has been listed for a long time, …

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Florida Homeowners Allowed To Act As Their Own Contractors

Did you know that Florida homeowners are allowed to be their own contractors? So, if you live in Florida and are building or improving your primary residence or duplex, you might be able to skip the contractor fees completely. Of course, you should only do this if you know what you’re doing. Another stipulation is …

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What is an Appraisal?

If you’re financing a home, your lender will require you to have an appraisal. You don’t get to choose the appraiser – the lender does – but you’ll still have to pay for it. But what’s an appraisal for, and what will it tell you? What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is a detailed document …

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Fixtures: What Stays When You Buy a House?

In real estate, the term fixture refers to things that stay with the house when you buy or sell it. But what counts as a fixture? Fixtures: What Stays When You Buy a House? Usually anything that’s attached to the house is considered a fixture. Fixtures can be outside, too, like trees and permanent parts …

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4 Ways to Make Your House Easier to Sell

Before you put your home on the market, check out these simple ways to maximize your chances of closing a deal. Hear the Real Deal from Your Realtor Ask your realtor to suggest needed improvements for your home; many will do it as a courtesy. You can also get design inspiration from home design TV …

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Q&A: Can I Price My House Higher Than Market Value?

Question: Can I price my house above market value? It’s in really good condition, and I think it’s going to sell for that much – as long as I ask for that much. Answer: No. Technically, you can price your home in any range. You could ask $65 million for a one-bedroom condo six miles …

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Your First Showing Isn’t Where You Think it Is

People look for homes online long before they visit them in person, so your first showing is on the internet… and you don’t even know it’s happening. According to Kathi Presutti of ReStyleStaging, it’s incredibly important to stage your home before your agent has professional photos taken. “n this Internet age, your first showing is …

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3 Great Tricks to Staging Your Outdoor Living Space

When you’re selling a home on 30A, whether it’s a house for sale in Destin or one in another community, there are a few things you can do to stage your outdoor living space and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Staging the Front Yard and Porch The front yard and porch are the face of the home you …

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3 Great Packing Tips to Make Your Move Easier

Whether you’re looking for a home for sale in Alys Beach, a condo in Destin, or a home on a large parcel of land in Santa Rosa Beach, one thing is certain: Once you find your dream home, you’ll have to pack up and move. If you’re like most people, you don’t look forward to moving—but these three …

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3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

When you’re selling your home, you need to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers—and part of that is making sure it has amazing curb appeal. That’s true whether you’re selling a home in Alys Beach, a house in a large parcel of land in Santa Rosa Beach, or any other type of property …

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