By Gail Pelto, Realtor 2021. Done. Caput! On to a new, exciting year! So, let’s recap the Destin and Miramar Beach residential real estate market stats for 2021 compared to 2020: • In 2021 the number of SOLD Listings was up by 23.9% over prior year. • In 2021 the Median Sales...
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...
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 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 Real estate investing—it’s a good thing! In fact, 90% of millionaires are invested in real estate. Surely, they see the benefit of real estate investments! Following suit, you buy a short-term rental property and now you’re looking forward to reaping the rewards—tax benefits, equity and cash...

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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...
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...
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 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 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...

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