Emerald Coast Real Estate Blog

2 Bdrm, 2 Bath Townhome COMING SOON to Navarre Beach! Join us for our Open House this Weekend!

COMING SOON to NAVARRE BEACH!


1448 Tina Dr., #124  |  Navarre Beach
2 Bdrms | 2 Bath | 1,024 SF  | Offered at $375,000

Enjoy WATERVIEWS from this Top Floor townhome just steps from the Santa Rosa Sound!  Owners have taken great pride in this unit and it shows!
NOT a Vacation Rental!

Tasteful Beachy Decor, Cozy Open Floor Plan, Enclosed Garage, Built-in Hurricane Shutters

Join us for an Open House this Weekend
Friday through Sunday - 11:00 - 2:00 pm

Click Here for Additional Details

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Join Us on Navarre Beach for a UNIQUE Mardi Gras Parade!

IT'S TIME FOR NAVARRE BEACH'S
GOLF CART MARDI GRAS PARADE!

       

Enjoy this Family-friendly FUN way to have a Mardi Gras Parade!
Saturday, February 6  |  Parade begins at 1:00 pm

The parade runs down Gulf Blvd.  Afterwards, an "after party" event will take place at Juana's Pagoda's with Live Music, Crawfish & Awards!

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Exciting NEW 30A Restaurant in Alys Beach!

*Published in Panama City News Herald January 21, 2021

New Restaurant in Alys Beach is Now Open!

ALYS BEACH — Quest Hospitality Concepts LLC announced the debut of 30A’s newest restaurant, The Citizen, a coastal tavern and restaurant open last Friday, Jan. 22.

Situated on the street level of The May in Alys Beach's Town Center, The Citizen presents approachable and innovative cuisine featuring locally and regionally sourced fare inspired by coastal communities from around the globe. As a celebration of community and a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, The Citizen boasts a dynamic food and beverage program paired with elegant and modern interior design.

Overseeing The Citizen’s conception and operations is long-time industry veteran Jeremy Walton. Having worked with the Alys Beach community since 2014, Walton brings more than 25 years of experience in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry, including stints at luxury hotel and restaurant groups, including Auberge Resorts, Montage International, and Sea Island. He has also served as a consulting partner for James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Chris Hastings.

To learn more and what's on the menu, CLICK HERE.

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Tickets on Sale Now for the 2021 Virtual 30A Songwriters Festival!


2021 Virtual 30A Songwriters Festival
January 29 - 31 @ 6:00 pm EST Each Day

Tickets are now available for the 2021 Virtual 30A Songwriters Festival scheduled to debut next Friday, January 29th at 5:00 p.m. local time.  The Virtual Festival is a three part series with each episode running approximately one hour.

The presentation is a documentary of the past decade of Festivals edited from film footage shot at Festivals together with recent recordings of many of your favorite artists performing songs for our online 2021 Festival.

Bundles will be offered for purchase with Virtual Festival tickets including a spectacular coffee table photography book with beautiful photos shot over the years at past Festivals. It is a true collectors item!

Additionally, a commemorative hat in three colors and 12 distinctive t-shirts - one for each year of the Festival with the graphic artwork from each year on the front and the names of artists who performed that year on the back are being offered. Discounts will be offered if you wish to buy all!

This is truly a one-of-a-kind event for this popular festival.  To purchase tickets and find out more click here.

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Make your Mardi Gras Plans Now with our list of Local Events!

UPCOMING MARDI GRAS PARADES & FESTIVALS

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
The Krewe de Yak’s 7th Annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival will be held Jan. 23 on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. The Street fair and Car Show will begin at 11 a.m. and GrasFest will once again be the place to be for food, fun, and family-friendly entertainment celebrating the Carnival season. The Grand Parade will roll at 3 p.m.
For more information, call 850-419-5977 or email krewedeyak@gmail.com.

DESTIN COMMONS
Laissez les bons temps rouler or Let the Good Times Roll and join Destin Commons  for their annual Mardi Gras Masquerade from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12. Enjoy live music, free face painting, photo booth, and more. Mardi Gras parade will kick off at 7 p.m.

If interested in having your business or organization participate in the parade, email bzannis@turnberry.com.

VILLAGE OF BAYTOWNE WHARF...

Navarre Beach Tourism Surges in November During the Pandemic

NAVARRE BEACH SEES
RECORD TOURISM IN NOVEMBER

After suffering through the dismal Spring months of 2020, when most of the country was in lockdown due to the Pandemic, Navarre Beach Tourism soared.

When Florida began to reopen their doors, it was evident that vacationers were eager to get back to normal after being shut inside, and go out and play and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches around.

The numbers are astonishing with tax revenue being up almost 27% in October and 55% in November.  Total tax revenues for the year came in at $3.5 million, being only $400K less than 2019.

Unfortunately, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key didn't fare as well.  Tax revenues on Pensacola Beach were up, but just by 3% in November.  Perdido Key's revenue dropped by 30% in November.

So, why did Navarre Beach do so well but Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key did not?  Most contribute it to the fact that the Three-Mile Bridge was closed due to hurricane damage. Also contributing could be that Navarre Beach only has one hotel while Pensacola Beach and Perdido are filled with hotels, which were closed. ...

2021 Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K is Going Virtual! See how you can Participate!


Support the Community in this year's Virtual

Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K

New for 2021, the Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K is going completely virtual! This new format allows racers to sweat, connect, and crush some run goals from anywhere in the world. Gather some friends and register at www.RunSeasideFL.com for either race before January 17th to receive a complimentary swag bag.

How does it work? Simply complete your selected course, at any pace and in any style you wish, between Sunday, February 12th and Sunday, February 28th, 2021. Then report your time to be added to the race’s national results leaderboard. 100% of proceeds from the race benefits the Seaside School, Inc. making this a great way to support the school and children of our community!

Registration fees are $100 for the Virtual Half Marathon and $75 for the Virtual 5K. The registration fee includes shipping costs for your swag bag which includes a Vera Bradley® ReActive Sling Backpack and Pleated Face Mask, Billie Gaffrey Designed Race Shirt, Virtual Training Coach Program led by lululemon® Grayton Beach Ambassador, Rex Stinnet + many more surprises!

Be sure to tag #runseasidefl on social media so that participating racers and staff can track...

Should you Sell your Home Now or Wait Until Spring?

*Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring? | RISMedia's Housecall


Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until Spring?

There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much should I list my home for?"  "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?"  "What if the real estate agent overprices my home?"  Last but not least, "Is this a good time to be selling a home?" is also a very common question that real estate agents are asked.

As with every decision in life, there are pros and cons, and choosing when to sell a home is no different. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration before deciding when to sell a home. Many homeowners believe selling a home during the fall or winter months is not a good idea and that the spring is the only time a house should be sold. This is the furthest from the truth. Certainly most real estate markets across the United States experience a "spring market rush" every year. There is no doubt that the "spring market" is a great time to be selling and buying real estate, however, the fall and winter seasons may be the best fit for you for many reasons.

Here are several reasons why choosing to sell your home now may be a better decision than waiting until the spring:...

Take a Look at Upcoming Events along the Gulf Coast in January!



January Events along the Emerald Coast

Pinta Replica  |  January 8-17  |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sandestin's Baytowne Marina |  9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy |  Miramar Beach
Admission - $6.50/adults  |  $5/students (5-17 yrs. old)  | 4 & under are Free

A replica of the ship, the "Pinta", one of the three ships that came over with Christopher Columbus, will be at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina. Visit the ship for a walk-aboard and self-guided tour.

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Sip N' Stroll Gallery Night  |  January 8  |  4:00-6:00 pm
J. Leon Gallery and Studio  |  13370 US Hwy 98  |  Miramar Beach

Enjoy an evening of art with wine, champagne, and eats. Get the chance to meet local artists and view work from 11 artists from the Okaloosa/Walton area.

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Charity Ball  |  January 9  |  7:00 - 11:00 pm
Cafe Thirty-A  |  3899 E. Scenic Hwy 30A  |  Seagrove Beach

This rescheduled annual Christmas Charity Ball benefits Caring and Sharing of South Walton.  Attendees will be greeted upon arrival with a glass of champagne and enjoy passed heavy hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, and a cash bar. Enjoy music by DJ 30A and a commemorative photo booth. Guests are encouraged to dress in evening attire, black tie optional. Click here...