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Emerald Coast House Hunting Markets

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jumbohouseAre you a first-time homebuyer looking for real estate in Destin? Perhaps, you are looking for South Walton investment property. Either way, there are some things you should know about the buying process.

In most cases, you should put aside market conditions and buy Gulf Coast real estate when it best suits you. With that, it is important to know the different types of markets you are house hunting in. This could make all the difference in real estate success or failure.

A hot market is extremely competitive, on average more advantageous to the seller. In a hot market, buyers can outnumber the availability of homes, and more often than not, homes will sell for more than their original asking price. When the number of sellers is fairly equivalent to the number of buyers the market is normal. This neutral ground allows for a little more negotiation on the buyer’s behalf. That being said, the most advantageous time for a buyer is a cold market which means long lasting listings and dropped prices.

On the cusps of rebound, the housing market is returning to a normal state. The best thing you can do as a buyer is to be realistic and focus on your needs. Your goal should be to find the home of your dreams at the best price. 

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