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Class A Office Space For Sale in Destin!

old-south-centre-gulf-210x210If you are looking for an investment opportunity or have been searching for an office space for sale in Destin, we have an amazing space available right now! Old South Centre is now open to buyers.located just off Emerald Coast Parkway in the beautiful city of Destin, Florida, this collection of Class A office buildings is comprised of six, one and two-story buildings with offices ranging from 1,000 square feet to 5,508 square feet. Offering nearly five acres of land, Old South Centre is currently ninety-three percent leased by high-quality tenants.

old-south-centre-parcels2-210x210The seller is open to selling all of the buildings as a whole, totaling 33,710 square feet, for $5,204,097. They are also open to selling the buildings individually as well. Located on Highway 98 in Okaloosa County near the Walton County line, the prime location allows for higher rents, an incredibly high amount of visibility, and convenience. This impressive Class A office space is beautifully designed, easily accessible, and highly sought after.

Old South Centre is an amazing investment opportunity for someone looking for a Class A office space for sale in Destin. For additional information on this incredible opportunity, rental projections and expenses, or any additional questions, please contact RE/MAX Southern’s Owner/Broker, Kerry Veach at 850-269-9900 or Kerry@GoSouthern.com.

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Smart Home Features Buyers Want

Light Bulb-Switch croppedIf you are updating your home or rental investment, our real estate agents in Panama City Beach have noticed a few trends lately that may help you add value to your home. A large percentage of homeowners are adding new technologies to their homes. In today’s market, new technologies are a large selling point.

The most popular technological advancement is with home security systems. You can install fire and gas alarms, and even remote camera systems, that can all be controlled from a smartphone. You can even stream live footage of the inside and outside of your home!

The second most popular installments have to do with comfort. Updated heating and cooling systems, window and light control, and energy saving features are trending right now. While smartphone controls are great, voice control options were a favorite in the comfort category.

Smart entertainment renovations are really taking off as well. Most improvements involve installing video streaming services, music streaming, smart televisions, and high-tech speaker systems. Entertainment and technology go hand in hand, and buyers want the most recent systems available.

If you are considering selling your home, you might want to look into making some upgrades to be able to keep up with the local competition. Our real estate agents in Panama City are happy to help you make the process of selling or buying a home less stressful. Call us today with any questions! We would be happy to discuss your options.

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Home Selling Facts

for saleIf you are trying to sell a home in Panama City Beach, or anywhere along the Gulf Coast, there are a few facts that can help you increase your potential and speed up the process. Here are five pieces of advice from our professional realtors to help get your house sold!

Overpricing your home doesn’t help you; it just helps your competition sell their home quicker. If a buyer is qualified for a certain amount and sees a home that is comparable to yours, but at a lesser price, then they will think that house must be a deal! Also, keep in mind that buyers do their research and can see several home prices easily.

A clean home and well-kept yard can add thousands to your home’s value. Make sure your house is sparkling clean, free of clutter, and keep the grass cut. You might want to consider investing in a professional cleaning and lawn care service to make sure your home makes a great first impression.

Be available and keep communication open. Selling a home can be inconvenient at times. Not replying to an email or a voicemail for days can cause you to lose a potential buyer.

Use a real estate agent. This should be obvious, but it’s best to use a professional real estate agent from day one. We know the market and can make sure the process goes smoothly. If you are looking to sell a home in Panama City Beach, or anywhere along the Gulf Coast, call us today!

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Condo for Sale in Fort Walton Beach

20140129174444504597000000-oWith gorgeous views and a great location, this condo for sale in Fort Walton Beach will not be on the market for long! Located in the highly desirable Dune Pointe community, this amazing condo features two spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two private balconies with breathtaking views. This condo is also fully furnished, so it’s perfect for someone who is looking for their first home or as an investment in a vacation rental.

As you walk into the condo, you are greeted with a full kitchen, breakfast bar, and open living area. A floor to ceiling window allows plenty of natural light to flow through and highlights one of the condos two private balconies. The master bedroom features an adjoined master bathroom with a marble bathtub and separate shower. The second bedroom is welcoming and generous. The condo overlooks the beach and offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

20140129174441747536000000-oDune Pointe is a luxurious community in Fort Walton Beach and offers a number of exciting amenities, including a pool and barbecue area. Located in a wonderful area, you can walk down to the Gulf and spend the day on the beach or enjoy many local attractions nearby.If you are looking an incredible condo for sale in Fort Walton Beach to buy for a first home or a vacation rental, this is a must-see. Call today because this fully furnished, Gulf front condo will not be available for long!

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How to Stage Your Home for Sale in Fall

house11If you are selling real estate in Fort Walton Beach, or anywhere in the U.S, it’s no secret that you should be staging your home to be as attractive as possible. Of course, this means keeping the home clean, finishing any home improvement projects, and doing minor repairs. However, there are also small things you can do to make your home more appealing. Small changes can make a big impact and you should also keep the season in mind. We have a few tips to help stage your home for fall.

Keep decorations minimal. The fall and winter months mean it’s time for the holidays. It’s ok to have a tasteful wreath or Christmas tree but keep over the top decorations in storage for this year. You don’t want buyers to be too distracted by decorations.

Maintain the yard. As the weather gets cooler that means leaves will begin to fall. It’s important that your yard is well-kept because the yard is what makes the first impression. Keep the grass cut and consider adding some colorful plants to add some color.

Keep it light. The sun is not as bright during the fall months, so make sure you keep your house well it for a welcoming feel. Scented candles can be a nice addition, in moderation.

If you are trying to sell real estate in Fort Walton Beach and want a professional agent who can help you through the process, call us today! We can make your selling process stress- free!

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Home for Sale in Niceville

20160406215802825120000000-oIf you are looking for a home for sale in Niceville, then this beautiful Bayfront home is a must-see! Located on the gorgeous waters of Choctawhatchee Bay, this home is conveniently close to Eglin Air Force Base and Duke Field. Five bedrooms and four full bathrooms are spread across this spacious 2,640 square foot space.The open living area features a fireplace and plenty of natural light.The master bedroom features a walk-in closet, balcony, and a master bathroom with a garden tub, double vanity, and dressing area. The additional three bedrooms are very generous.

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The second floor of this home features a large balcony overlooking the heated salt-water pool and the sparkling waters of Choctawhatchee Bay. You can wake up in the morning and have your coffee on the balcony, savoring the fresh air rolling in from the Bay. A private boat ramp lets you easily spend the day on the water. A covered patio by the pool offers the perfect place to host an afternoon barbecue with the family, and a detached storage building could easily be built into a carriage house or guest apartment.

Located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Choctaw Beach in Niceville, this stunning home is perfect for someone who enjoys the natural beauty and scenery of the area. If you are looking for a home for sale in Niceville, contact us today to schedule a showing of this incredible home on the Bay today!

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Beautiful Home for Sale in Destin

20160712134913003552000000-oThis breathtaking home for sale in Destin offers luxury, sophistication, and magnificence. As you drive up to the home on the oversized driveway, the first thing you notice is the Mediterranean architecture and the lush landscaping. Double glass doors lead to an open foyer that gives the home a welcoming feel. A gourmet kitchen and formal dining room offer the perfect place to prepare a meal for the family or have guests over for a dinner party. The spacious living area overlooks the impressive enclosed back patio area, complete with covered pool and hot tub. Just beyond the covered private pool and lounge area, a sparkling lake provides gorgeous scenery of the natural beauty of Destin.

20160712152105242370000000-oThis stylish home features three elegant bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, all built to the highest standards and with attention to the smallest details.The modern layout is ideal for someone who is looking for a picture perfect home. Located in the highly desirable Regatta Bay neighborhood, this home for sale in Destin includes several indulgent community amenities.The gated community offers a pool, playground, tennis courts, and is adjacent to the prestigious Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. If you are looking for a beautiful home located in one of the best neighborhoods in Destin, then schedule a showing of this extraordinary space today.

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Welcome New RE/MAX Southern Agent Marie Babin!

mariebabinphoto__2RE/MAX Southern Realty is excited to announce that Marie Babin has joined our team of RE/MAX Southern Real Estate Agents on the Gulf Coast! Originally from Sweden, Marie Babin relocated to Destin, Florida over twenty years ago. Shortly upon moving to the area, she joined Southern and the Veach brothers during the early years of development and growth of the Southern property management programs across Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. From August of 1996 until July of 2016, Marie has been a part of the Southern team and watched as the inventory continued to increase to over 2,000 properties! Marie helped the company grow while still providing superior customer service to Southern’s owners and guests. With an impressive background and wealth of knowledge, RE/MAX Southern Real Estate could not be happier to welcome Marie Babin to the team!

For the last twenty years, Marie Babin has been dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in the property management industry. After considerable thought, Marie decided to leave her Chief Operations Officer position with Southern in 2016 to follow her passion – RE/MAX Southern Real Estate! Since 1996, she has followed the trends and details of the real estate market and has developed an extensive knowledge of Destin and surrounding areas. With over twenty years of experience in the real estate business and an unwavering dedication, Marie Babin is without a doubt one of the top real estate agents on the Gulf Coast!

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30A Beer Festival

DSC_8915If you love a delicious craft beer and like to try new flavors, then you will definitely want to check out the 30A Beer Festival. Hosted by Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach, the 30A Beer Festival features craft beers, live music, and food. Held over two days on September 30th and October 1st, 2016, all proceeds will benefit the Seaside School Foundation. If you own real estate in 30A, this is a great event that also gives back to the community. If you would like to attend both days, general admission tickets are $80 or $100 if you wait until the day of.

On Friday, September 30th, a pre-event party from 6-9pm will feature live music by Heritage, food from great local restaurants, a limited beer tasting, and a cocktail competition judged by the crowd. General admission to attend only Friday is $45 and the day of the event tickets will be $55.

On Saturday, October 1st, the Grand Tasting will be held from 2-5pm, and feature live music by the Dead 27’s, artisan cocktails, appetizers from local restaurants, and a sampling of over 100 craft beers. General admission for only Saturday is $45 and if you wait to buy your ticket until the day of the event, it’s $55.

There will be a VIP tent with special features and samplings. A VIP ticket will also allow you early access on Saturday in addition to the VIP tent.

It’s the best time of year to enjoy a craft beer in the lovely weather and beautiful scenery of 30A. If you are vacationing or own real estate in 30A, this is one event you don’t want to miss!

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How Long Does it Take to Close on a House?

iStock_000020499093Medium-347x459If you are buying or selling real estate in Panama City Beach, or anywhere along the Gulf Coast, then you know that timing is a crucial part of the process. So, how long does it take to close on a house? The answer is: it depends. Here are a few things that can slow down or speed up the closing process:

Money. The number one reason for a delayed closing is related to the financial situation of the buyer. Waiting to be approved for a loan can take longer than expected, and can sometimes cause you to miss out on the house you wanted. Avoid the wait by obtaining a mortgage pre-approval letter. Although, it’s important to keep in mind that even with pre-approval the process can still take up to thirty days.

Appraisal issues. In order for a home to sell, a bank must perform an official appraisal. Any discrepancies can cause a need for a price renegotiation.

Insurance. In many cases, homeowners insurance is required before you can move-in, so don’t wait until the last minute.

Communication. One thing that can help speed the process along is good communication. Ask questions, voice concerns, and don’t be afraid to talk about any possible issues that may arise. Most issues that hold up a closing can be avoided if noticed early on.

If you have questions about how the closing procedure works, or are looking for real estate in Panama City Beach and want a great realtor, call us today!

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