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...
Meet Bobby Johnson and Jack Emerick of 30A Local Properties Jack Emerick and Bobby Johnson of 30A Local PropertiesWhen Bobby Johnson and Jack Emerick met in...

Redeem the Time

By Tad Hunter Ben Franklin once asked, “Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.” As Christmas approaches once again, it seems as though we just finished celebrating the New Year! There are 86,400 seconds in every day. The seconds...
By Tad Hunter Now that summer has ended, families and investors are looking for homes to buy. It is a great time to list your home for sale.  How strong is our local Miramar Beach marketplace? And what about for those looking...
By Tad Hunter I began my draft for this month’s Real Estate update reflecting upon how fortunate we had been avoiding any serious damage from Hurricane Irma. We can now add Hurricane Nate to that list as well. It has been a decade since the Emerald Coast has seen any...
It’s a great time to be buying on the Emerald Coast. Income from rental properties is up supporting real estate price...
By Tad Hunter One of the advantages of investing in real estate is provided under the Internal Revenue Service, Code 1031. The tax on the profit from a real estate sale can be delayed until a later date when you enter into a qualified exchange or purchase. Because of the...
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 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...
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,...

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