Emerald Coast Real Estate Blog

Florida Housing.... New Listings up in June


Sales, Median Price & New Listings
ALL up in June!

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s housing market continued the same trends as previous months with more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings compared to a year ago, according to Florida Realtors® latest housing data.

“Coming out of a record spring home-buying season, the state’s housing market continued its strong gains in June,” said 2021 Florida Realtors President Cheryl Lambert, broker-owner with Only Way Realty Citrus in Inverness“Of course, the impact of the pandemic last June is still a factor to consider when looking at the comparison data. In a positive sign, new listings for single-family existing homes in June rose 21.6% year-over-year, while new listings for condos-townhouse properties increased 10%. However, while Florida Realtors’ data shows that new listings have remained at fairly typical numbers even throughout most of the pandemic, it hasn’t been at the levels needed to keep up with greater buyer demand.”

Closed sales of single-family homes statewide in June totaled 34,165, up 23.6% year-over-year, while existing condo-townhouse sales totaled 16,155, up 79.6% over June 2020. Closed sales may occur from 30- to 90-plus days after sales contracts...

2 NEW OPPORTUNITIES COMING SOON to our Area! Call BEFORE they go on the Market!


100 Snapper St.  |  Blue Mountain Beach
4 Bdrms  |  3 Baths  |  1,566 Sq. Ft.  |  2 Stories
Offered at $800,000

This cozy beach house includes an expansive back yard and conveniently located South of 30A!  Inviting Open Floor plan with an abundance of natural light throughout.  The Kitchen includes Stainless steel appliances, Master Bedroom with private balcony and more!


44 Bayou Breeze Ct.  |  Santa Rosa Beach
3 Bdrms | 2 Baths | + Office | 2,508 Sq. Ft.
Offered at $999,000

Rare opportunity to own a beautiful home with a Heated Pool and Private Boat Dock that leads directly to the Choctawhatchee Bay!


Soundfront Homesite with 50 Ft. of Waterfront AND Seawall Available on Navarre Beach!

The PERFECT Soundfront Homesite in the Gated Community of Caribbean Isles on Navarre Beach can be yours!  Tons of Sand have been brought in, a NEW Seawall has been built and ready for you to build the Beach home of your Dreams on this .25 acre lot with 54 Feet of Waterfront!

Click on the photo to take a YouTube Tour of this Gem on Navarre Beach!

Call today for additional details!


Patriot's Run & Paddle Event in Watercolor coming in September


Held on the day that no one will EVER forget, September 11th, this event commemorates the day our Patriotism was Front and Center.

This event has something for everyone!  From the Patriot's Challenge, to a 5K Trail Run or 2.5K Race, spend the day with your fellow neighbors and Americans and pay tribute to those that perished.

Click here to find out additional details and to
register for this event.


Soundside Opportunity in Mary Esther!


3 Bdrms  |  2/1 Baths  |  2,244 Sq. Ft.  |  2 Stories

Enjoy views of the Santa Rosa Sound in this UPGRADED and Renovated Home in Mary Esther!

Click here to find out more & call today to schedule a PRIVATE Showing!


FREE Live Music at HarborWalk Village Coming in July & August

Summer isn't over yet!  We've got a long way to go as the FREE Concerts at HarborWalk Village continues into August with ROCK THE DOCKS!

10 Harbor Blvd.  |  Destin  |  Concerts are 7:00 - 9:00 pm

July 24:  The Hoodoos

July 31:  Scenic Heights

August 7:  Flinga Faya

August 14:  To Be Announced

For directions and more information about HarborWalk Village click here.


New GULF FRONT Opportunity on Navarre Beach!

This 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 1,292 Sq. Ft. GULF FRONT Condo gives you a
to some of the most AMAZING views you've ever experienced!

Click here to find out more about this AMAZING Opportunity on


New Community Coming Soon to WaterSound Origins!

A Press Release was made last week by St. Joe, Watermark Retirement Communities and BRW Origins LLC announcing a new joint venture coming soon to WaterSound Origins.

Plans for "WaterSound Fountains", designed for Seniors still able to care for themselves with little or no assistance, are to include a four-story building with 148 independent living apartments.  Amenities in the community will include a spa, wellness center, pool and other venues.

This new Senior community will be situated adjacent to the Watersound Town Center and the future Publix Super Market.

To read the entire Press Release Click Here


Located in the heart of Gulf Place, this Expansive Beach House has it all!

Take a Tour of this LUXURY BEACH HOUSE


5 Bdrms  |  5/1 Baths  |  3,086 SF  |  3 Stories

Features include an OPEN Floor Plan, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk area and 5 FULL Ensuire Bathrooms+1 Half Bath!  Enjoy EXPANSIVE Wraparound porches with Ceiling Fans for AMAZING views!  Elevator,
In-Ground Pool, Summer Kitchen
& more!

Call today to schedule YOUR Private Showing!


New Potential Projects being considered in Walton County

The latest Walton County Technical Review Committe Meeting in Freeport was held on July 7th.

Below are a few of the possible projects coming to Walton County to be on the lookout for.

A Major Development Order, Buffalo Springs Resort, is being reviewed to develop an RV Park and Campground, RV and Boat storage including amenities that could be located on the north side of Hwy 331 South, north of Sunrise Road and south or Lake Holley Circle.

Another Major Development being reviewed is a 32- lot subdivision with pool amenity on 4.11+ acres for Residential use to be named Nautilus Pointe @ Inlet Beach.  The property is located in District 1.

Other developments being reviewed include Watercolor Inn renovation, additional development of 3 lots in Alys Beach, a 321 multi-family apartment, convenience store and restaurant to be situated on over 25 acres to be named Botanic Miramar Beach.

The next meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 21st.


2 Beaches along the Gulf Coast to Receive New Beach Wheelchairs!

It was announced last week that 10 Coastal Parks in our state will soon be receiving NEW Beach Wheelchairs to help those in need to be able to access our beautiful beaches!  In our area, you'll soon be seeing these at Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola and Grayton Beach State Park.

Florida State Parks Foundation began partnering with Surfing's Evolution & Preservation Foundation to help provide these fantastic enhancements for the beach!

To read the entire article, click here!


6 Destinations in NW Florida for your next 'Beach Road Trip'!

**Travel Awaits website - by Fred Mays

Navarre Beach

If you're considering taking a BEACH ROAD TRIP, look no further than the Emerald Coast along the Florida Panhandle.

You'll find Gorgeous Emerald Green waters and Cool, White sandy beaches for miles and miles.

Blue Mountain Beach
Blue Mountain Beach

Click here to follow along and learn more about these beautiful, memory- making beaches! 

It will be a trip you'll NEVER FORGET!


We've got the FULL SCHEDULE for this Week's Blue Angels Air Show!

The Blues are Back!!!

Where else would the Blue Angels want to CELEBRATE their 75TH Anniversary but over Pensacola Beach?

Get ready for a week full of events from July 7th through the 10th!

Starting tomorrow morning at 7:30 am

Enjoy "Breakfast with the Blues" when they arrive  and circle overhead to mark the show's coordinates and points along Pensacola Beach

Click here to view the entire Schedule!


Take your Love to the Next Level and plan a Romantic Dinner along 30A!

Visiting the 30A area with your new found love?  Dine at some of the most romantic restaurants along the Gulf and show him or her how much they truly mean to you.

If you like Seafood and a romantic New Orleans courtyard, then head to the Pescado Seafood Grill and Rooftop Bar......  Why not a romantic meal that offers a Mediterranean cuisine at Cafe Tango?

Click here for more ideas for creating a memorable evening with the love of your life.


New Seagrove Beach Public Access Design Approved

*Jim Thompson - Northwest Florida Daily News - Published 7:01 am ET June 24 2021

Walton County Commissioners approved the design for a NEW Public Beach Access in Seagrove Beach.  The meeting, held in late June, was met by many members of the community expressing their opinions and concerns that this new access would mean an increase in traffic, among other issues and it was not wanted by the community.

After the attorney for the owners of the Beachfront Townhomes provided many issues that needed to happen before the project could take place, the Commissioners unanimously approved it to make way for the project to move forward.

To read the entire article click here.