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Davis Properties of NW Florida is one of the oldest and most established real estate firms  along 30A and South Walton.  We have a genuine LOCALS' perspective with years of 30A real estate knowledge and advice to offer you!

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Happy Holidays from the Beaches of 30A

In closing out the year, we’ll offer the following general market over-view.

During almost all of 2020, real estate activity, here in Northwest Florida and specifically along Scenic 30A and South Walton has been unexpectedly high with considerable market appreciation, continued buyer interest, and record sales levels. As a result, the current availability of properties to purchase is extremely limited and well-priced properties are continuing to move quickly.

If you’re a property owner along 30A, current market conditions are certainly in your favor. Please reach out if you’d like an up-to-date report and evaluation for your specific area. We  gladly provide this as a no obligation, complimentary service to property owners. 

If you are buying…

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Beaches of south Walton FL

 

Tourism is one of the major industries driving the economy in South Walton County Florida. Vacation property owners, rental companies, restaurants, and small businesses rely heavily on visitors who come to relax, spend time with family and friends and enjoy the beauty of Northwest Florida. When COVID-19 hit and South Walton closed the beaches earlier this year, there was a collective bracing for the unknown that might be ahead. To everyone’s surprise, visitors seemed to flock here this year and rental occupancy numbers remained steady even increasing; at a time when most other parts of Florida experienced drastic downturns in tourism numbers.

Just last week the Florida News Service from VISIT FLORIDA ran an article announcing that statewide…

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30A's Newest and Most Relatable Source of Real Estate Market Trends & Local Perspectives

We are excited to introduce you to our inaugural edition of IN • REVIEW magazine. Based on 27+ years of first-hand, in depth local market experience, the Davis Properties’ team has compiled a quarterly state of the 30A market report. IN • REVIEW provides relevant and easily relatable, historical trends and perspectives, plus 30A market  and local news unlike most  market resources that are currently available. Our hope is that you will find IN • REVIEW to be a realiable, informative local resource to assist with the beginning steps toward your decision to purchase or sell property located along Scenic 30A and South Walton Florida.

 Click here to read the…

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As long-time market specialists along 30A and South Walton, we have many years of direct, first-hand experience and knowledge with navigating both the highs and lows of market trends.  We have been there, right beside our clients to assist and guide them along every step of the way; helping ensure they were able to reach their real estate goals.  That’s what we do every day with each and every client we work with! 

All the current activity that we are experiencing here at the beach right now definitely are in favor of a strong seller’s market.  How long with that last?  No one really knows the answer with certainty.  The answer will not be clear or obvious  about the market change until we “look in the rear-view mirror” and the change has already taken…

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House

You’ve accepted an offer on your property and most likely, one of the buyer's terms will be a the opportunity to have a professional home inspection done. It is helpful to this phase of the process to understand exactly what a Professional Home Inspector’s role is; what they cannot do and what items they look at during the inspection. At the end of the article, we've also included a helpful Pre-Inspection Preparation Check List to assist you in being proactive and well prepared on inspection day.

WHAT AN INSPECTOR DOES?

The property inspector’s role in the sales transaction is to provide a, visual inspection of the components a property that they can see or access easily.

The items they check for include HVAC (heating and air condition…

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The real estate market in South Walton and along 30A is extremely active right now. And, well priced properties that are in “sale ready” condition typically go under contract and are selling more quickly than previous recent years. A recent market study we did revealed that:

  • 41%    of the homes that sold this year, went under contract and closed in 45 days or less.
  • 35%    more properties have sold year to date as compared to the same time last year.
  • 20%    average sales prices increase over  2019  year-to-date sales.

What can you do ahead of time to help insure a smooth sales process?

30A Home ValuationThe 30A market has shifted significantly this year so it's important to find out what comparable properties near you have recently sold in order to…

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Are We Just Feeling Busy Or is the Market in an Up-Swing?

Last week we took a look at how the 30A real estate market is doing with Single Family Home activity. This week we dive into to the 30A Condo market and again want to see if data and numbers reflect if how we are feeling about the market matches what is actually happening.    

Here is what we found for condo activity the week of August 17th – 24th in South Walton Florida!

As we did last week and more importantly to provide a more accurate picture into what is happening here at the beach with Condo sales, we reviewed Year-to- Date activity VS 2019 Year-to-Date activity. The graph below again this week seems to validate not only what we are feeling it confirms the reality of what is…

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An Insider’s Peek Into The Current 30A Real Estate Market

We know it feels busy in our market right now with a definite increase in buyer interest and more home showings,  But simply “feeling” busy does not give us a true picture of the reality of our real estate market along 30A. So, we took a look back at last week’s activity to see what took place to see if how we are feeling about the market matches what is actually happening.    

We only looked at Single Family homes, located along 30A’s Scenic Highway + Watersound Origins and here is a glimpse into what took place in the local market during the week of August 12th – 18tr in South Walton Florida!

 

30A Home Activity Aug 12 - 18 - 2020

To give a more accurate picture into what is happening here at the beach we also…

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We are in the “dog days of summer” when things usually begin to slow down here at the beach. Visitors and families are traditionally returning to their homes to gear up for a new school year. Typically! But we all know – 2020 has been anything but typical! The same has been true of property interest all along South Walton and for our 30A communities in particular. What is traditionally a slowing market this time of year is anything but typical.  As a matter of fact, preliminary indicators are pointing toward a record sales year for many neighborhoods and communities here. 

The 2020 Spring and Summer seasons  have been some of the busiest for the South Walton real estate market activity that we have seen in many years. What is the cause for this spike…

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30A Beach Condo

It’s an exciting time – your dream of owning a home or condo along the Beaches of South Walton has finally come true. Perhaps you've decided to set up your new property as a vacation rental to generate income when you're not enjoying the use of it. 

It can be a fun process to turn your home into a 30A beach vacation rental that is welcoming to visitors and guest.  And you'll know you're doing it right, when those visitors turn in to repeat guests.

Invest in Professional Photographs of your property.

There is A LOT of online r competition for rental properties these days!  So, you want Professional Property Photosto ensure that you put your best foot forward with  top quality photos .  There are many local real estate photographers that serve 30A and the Beaches of South…

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