By Gail Pelto, Realtor 2019. Done. Caput! On to a new, exciting year! So, let’s recap the Destin and Miramar Beach residential real estate market stats for 2019 compared to 2018: - In 2019 the number of SOLD Listings was down by 7.2%. - In 2019 the Median Sales Price was up...
Paige Peterson and Mary Kay Phillips are experienced real estate agents with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate-Emerald Coast. But they wanted to do more for the community. When they discovered a nationwide non-profit organization called Homes For Heroes, they wanted to participate. Both successful real estate agents with...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor Should I wait until the new year to put my home or investment property on the market for sale? I often get this question this time of year. The short answer is: it depends. Lots of folks think they should wait until the new year or...
By Balenda Hetzel It’s a magical time of year on the Emerald Coast! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, allowing us time to pause and recognize what we’re truly thankful for before the busy hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins. For the Inlanta Mortgage Emerald Coast Team, we’re taking...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor I’ve thought a lot about our military since moving to the Emerald Coast and I’ve worked with military buyers and sellers. Before we continue, thank you – I appreciate and am humbled by your service to our great country. A VA Loan is a mortgage option available...
By Gail Pelto In last month’s article we talked about why real estate is a great investment: the A.C.E.S – Appreciation, Cash flow, Equity, Shelter your taxes and the Plus…Leverage. (Please see August ‘19 Destin Life.) Now, if you are thinking, “Real estate is a great investment,” let’s talk about some...
By Gail Pelto In my ad, I talk about how not to gamble when choosing a real estate agent, something we all agree that we don't want to roll the dice on. Staying with this theme, let’s talk about a winning hand: The ACES of Real Estate Investing, one of the...
Are you REALLY ready? We receive many inquiries from buyers who have found a home or condo after searching online, from one of our “For Sale” signs in front of a home, or they were recommended to us by one our great past clients. It’s obvious that they’re REALLY...
By Gail Pelto For Sale By Owner (FSBO)…Sounds great, doesn’t it? It’s gotta be easy… you’ve watched enough home shows on TV…anyone can do it…PLUS you’ll save a bunch of money by not paying that real estate commission, right? What’s that they say, “If it sounds too good to be...
A new year gives us that annual opportunity to start fresh, to reinvent ourselves, set new goals, make resolutions, and just plain reset and refocus. For us on the Emerald Coast, moving into 2019 offers particular meaning this year by providing the chance to rebuild, renovate, and reimagine after...

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