By Gail Pelto You have just completed one of the biggest financial transactions of your life and can now call yourself a “homeowner.” With the help of a realtor, like me, you purchased your first home, you’ve signed all the necessary paperwork and are about to walk up to your...
By Gail Pelto As of today, March 29th, the day that I’m penning this article, there are only 1147 residential properties for sale in our entire Multiple Listing Service, and that’s pretty much everything in between Panama City Beach and Pensacola; last year at this time it was closer to...
Kolter Homes, a leader in developing master-planned communities in the Southeast, reported 55 sales generated during the VIP Preview of its latest new home community in Walton County. Interested home shoppers who registered as a VIP on Kolter Homes’ interest list were invited to preview NatureWalk at the Watersound...
By Gail Pelto Have you thought about selling your home in the near future? Then I am here to tell you, “don't wait!” Right now, sellers are garnering top dollar for their property, but how long will it last? Wish I could tell you a specific date. However, my crystal...

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By Gail Pelto This is a reminder article because the timing is good. A few years back, I wrote a three-part series in Destin Life on “why” real estate is a great investment vehicle. I called it the A.C.E.S Plus of Real Estate and here is what the acronym stands...
Time for the Annual: Just the Stats, Ma’am By Gail Pelto 2020. Done. Caput! On to a new, exciting year! (And Thank Goodness for THAT!) So, let’s recap the Destin and Miramar Beach residential real estate market stats for 2020 compared to 2019: In 2020, the number of SOLD Listings was up...
By Gail Pelto (a twist on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore) ‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas along the Emerald Coast, Home Buyers and Sellers were busy making toasts. Offers had been made, negotiated by all, Everyone happy, no closing was stalled! It’s been a great year in real estate…interest rates...
It’s the Little Bit Extra, that Lagniappe, that Creates Raving Fans. By Gail Pelto The other day I was chatting with my coach on the subject of customer service (or the lack thereof) in business today and just how important “real customer service” is for every business. In today’s business world,...
So, How Do You (and Why Should You) Hire a Powerful Real Estate Agent? By Gail Pelto, Realtor Yes! We are experiencing a Seller’s Market in many areas of our community. So, if you are thinking about selling, NOW is a pretty good time to get your property actively on the...
By Gail Pelto A well-run homeowners or condo owners association can be a blessing! However, because I’m an equal opportunity writer, I know that a poorly managed one can be a curse! When you purchase a home in a planned development and/or condo, it might require you to join the...

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