By Gail Pelto, Realtor “Look, Honey! The beaches and short-term rentals are open! Yay! Let’s buy something! Come on, please, please!!” The buyers have been locked up too long and now they are bursting at the seams to buy! What’s that mean to YOU? Well, if you’re bursting to sell,...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor As a professional real estate agent, I study the real estate stats in our market on a daily basis and there’s a few things I’ve noticed over the last month and a half: Many properties that had been on the market for sale cancelled their listings,...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor It’s a crazy time right now, for sure. And because it’s a crazy time, we’re getting a lot of people calling and asking questions similar to the title of this article. Most folks just want to know what’s happening in our real estate market. And what...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor Many renters are renting because they don’t think they have the substantial down payment or the good credit necessary to get a mortgage in order to purchase their own home. So they get trapped in the rental market, paying a landlord instead of themselves. I’m here...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor You’re ready to sell your house and move on. So, how do you prep your house to show in order to capture the buyers’ attentions and ultimately receive a good offer? Just like a great Broadway play, you want your audience - potential buyers - to...
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...

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