Summer’s Edge is a relatively new beach neighborhood located on the south side of 30A in the Seagrove area of South Walton. Walk to the beach from this large Florida Cottage, or enjoy swimming at one of two private community pools, one which is heated seasonally. This four bedroom home also has a bonus room in the third floor tower, complete with sink, mini-fridge, counters and cabinets. Room for extra guests for overnight stays with the guest bed and trundle bed, and large, open deck to enjoy the views or sunbathing. Built in 2005, this home offers granite counters, custom cabinets, stainless steel KitchenAid dishwasher, flat-top stove/oven, microwave and side-by-side refrigerator with in-door ice machine. The home is being sold furnished, rental ready. Solid Oak flooring, flat screen TVs, ten-foot ceilings with crown molding, two owner’s closets, large walk in closets, auto irrigation system to help maintain the low-maintenance natural landscaping of Oak Trees, Magnolias, Sand Pines, Saw Palmettos and Wax Myrtles. Enjoy grilling on the side open deck. Underground utilities help keep the views very appealing and the metal hip roof adds discounts to your insurance. Please contact Murray to make an appointment to see this large Florida cottage today.
This Gulf-front 2 bedroom, 2 bath + bunk room condo is located between Eastern Lake and Deer Lake State Park, overlooking the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy sunrise and spacious Gulf views from the comfort of the living room, master bedroom and sitting area, or from the over-sized covered porch. 9ft ceilings and fresh paint give this unit a fresh and open feel. Enjoy the pools and hot tub, even in the winter time, as the upper pool is heated seasonally. Play tennis while on vacation at the on-site tennis court. Also on property is a dry sauna room, steam room, meeting room and fitness room. Bicycle and kayak parking on ground floor. Storage lockers available to rent, also on ground level. You will find assigned covered parking for this unit on the ground floor in this building. Make an appointment to see this property today. (See Full Listing)
Seagrove, FL: Named for the thick grove of windswept trees that surround it, Seagrove still maintains the same green canopy of oaks, magnolias, hickories, and sand pines that came to define it a half a century ago. Today, Seagrove has an eclectic mix of old beach homesteads and newer cottages, as well as a well-balanced menu of off-beach activities that range from exploring Point Washington State Forest to browsing the beach shops and restaurants along Scenic Highway 30A.
by Murray Balkcom, GRI, Realtor, Broker – According to FloridaTrend magazine (April 2013), the little beach town of Rosemary Beach, nestled on the eastern end of 30A in South Walton, was named as the second wealthiest zip code in the state of Florida for 2012. Fisher Island was ranked #1 wealthiest zipcode.
Some of you may recall Forbes magazine article written a few years ago, listing Fisher Island, FL as the number one foreclosure town amongst the wealthiest zip codes in the USA. Rosemary Beach, at least according to Forbes (which I believe to be inaccurate according to real data), ranked number 3 on that foreclosure list.
Foreclosures are down and we are seeing increases in prices in some pockets of the Emerald Coast of Florida. Buyers are finding less inventory, the lowest levels in six years, and buyers are beginning to compete with multiple offers on some properties.
February 2013 home sales in South Walton were at the highest level ever on record compared to all other years both in quantity sold and dollar volume. “It’s like someone turned the off switch back on,” according to one buyer.
In 2013, Feb home sales in South Walton increased 29% in total sold volume over Feb 2012.
How does Rosemary Beach home sales compare to all of South Walton? For February 2013, Rosemary Beach home sales jumped 79% in total dollar volume and 100% in quantity sold, compared to Feb 2012.
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by Murray Balkcom, GRI, Broker
The Premier Property Group
Feb 23, 2013 – According to ECAR (Emerald Coast Association of Realtors), The Premier Property was ranked number 1 in South Walton sales for homes, condos, town homes, & residential land, with more than $9.7 million in sales, 30% ahead of the second place brokerage.
All data in report is from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and is thought to be accurate, but not guaranteed.
On the new television series for the Cooking Channel, Emeril’s Florida host Emeril Lagasse travels throughout the Sunshine State showcasing the local restaurants, cooking styles, fishing, farming and agriculture available.
During his time in South Walton, Emeril visited Mac Farms, located in Santa Rosa Beach, to view the locally grown and distributed herbs and vegetables. Many restaurants in the area receive their produce from Mac Farms that utilizes a hydroponic style of farming.
Local restaurants featured in the episode include Fish Out of Water in WaterColor and Bud & Alley’s located in Seaside. Emeril also embarked on a charter fishing trip from the Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and cooked up dinner right on the docks. Stinky’s Fish Camp welcomed Emeril as well and will be showcased in a separate episode along with a segment featuring Florida Governor, Rick Scott.
Amount of property The Premier Property Group has sold from Jan 1 – Nov 30, 2012.
$764,793 Avg Sold Price for 30A Homes reported by all brokers in ECAR.
$1,013,108 Avg Sold Price for 30A Homes sold by The Premier Property Group.
The Premier Property Group’s Avg Sold Price for 30A Homes is 32% higher than the average selling price of 30A homes for all brokers who are in Emerald Coast Association of Realtors!
Sold Dollar Volume for homes, town homes and condos in South Walton, comparing Nov 2012 to Nov 2011. Continue reading