Emerald Coast Real Estate Blog

New Homesite in Caribbean Isles on Navarre Beach JUST LISTED!

Build your Very Own Beach Home here in the Private Community of Caribbean Isles and enjoy the quiet & Gated neighborhood, which features a community Pool, Lighted Tennis Courts, Street Lights and Underground Utilities. The property is located Conveniently within a Few Steps to the Pool and Tennis Courts. Enjoy this beautiful beach community on the Sound or take a short trip, just Under a 1/3 mile to two public Gulf of Mexico Beach Accesses. Caribbean Isles is a well-maintained community bordered by approx. 30 acres of county-owned beach land to the west and the majestic Santa Rosa Sound to the north. Don't miss this Wonderful Opportunity to have your very own piece of Paradise on Navarre Beach, with Crowd Free Beaches, Emerald Green Waters, miles of sugary white sands along the shore as well as Walking and Biking trails, Florida's longest fishing pier, Gulf Islands National Seashore only a mile away & county owned park to the east, adding up to the ultimate in privacy and leisure experiences. Navarre beach is a Wonderful and Beautiful place to call home, and one of the last areas with that "Old Florida" feel, coined as "Florida's Most Relaxing Place."



4 Affordable Ways to Get a First Home to Start Your Family

*Posted on August 7, 2019 - 9:29am by Housecall
By Meghan Belnap

If you're ready to start a family, you're likely concerned over how you'll be able to afford the right family home. You can save money on your first family home by going through the right channels to secure the best deal.

Here are four affordable ways to get a first home to start your family:

Apply for First-Home Buyer Assistance

Certain loans and grants are available to first-time homebuyers to ease the purchasing costs. Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can save you money on a home and even help you with public housing residence, if necessary. A Veteran's Administration (VA) loan might be available to you if you've served in the armed forces. You might also be eligible to apply for a USDA loan or an FHA loan.

Choose a Condo Instead

Most families want to live in a house, but there are condos for sale that make great family homes. Some condominium complexes also have security guards on staff and take other measures to keep residents safer. Buying a condo that's large enough to support you and your growing family can be done with...

8th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Coming Soon! Sign up now!

8th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, September 1st in Alys Beach for this Family-friendly event!
5K Run is limited to only 450 participants
1 Mile Fun Run is limited to only 150 participants
Click here to Sign up TODAY and get additional information!

There'll be music, food, and beverages available in the Alys Beach Amphitheatre at the after party.

Awards will be presented at the Amphitheatre at 9:15 am.


Planning to DIY Your Kitchen Floor? Here's what you need

*Posted on July 19, 2019 by Housecall
By Meghan Belnap

Redoing your kitchen floor on your own is an ambitious undertaking that can be accomplished with the right supplies, tools and know-how. Whether you want to redo your floor by yourself to save money or simply for a sense of accomplishment, there are several ways to get the job done.

Here are several things that you will need in order to complete your DIY kitchen flooring project:

Exact Floor Measurements

Your entire project could wind up in chaos if your floor measurements aren’t correct. The floor measurements will determine the sizes and shapes of the tiles you’ll need, along with where they’re placed. If the shape of your floor is square or rectangular, you can get the correct measurements by taking the length and width measurements and multiplying them together. For a floor with a more unusual shape, you’ll need to divide each section into rectangular units with string or other markers, and then add the measurements of each unit to get the correct total.

Get the Right Tiles and Caulk

Next, choose the tiles that will go best in your kitchen. Tiles are available in different shapes,...

Florida Unemployment Rates Just Released

The Florida Department  of Economic Opportunity released the latest unemployment numbers for the state. 

Here are the numbers for our Northwest Florida counties.

County June 2019 May 2019 June 2018
Bay 3.8% 3.6% 3.6%
Escambia 3.5% 3.0% 3.8%