Living at the Beach

Ever imagine what it would be like to live the NW Florida coastal lifestyle? Tune in here to learn what life along the beaches of 30A is really like!

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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 newest ReSeagrove Beach Regional Beach Accesss Locationgional Beach Access to Seagrove Beach will be located across the street from Café Thirty-A. This project is still in the design and permitting phase and as of this date is 85% complete. The next phase will be construction of the new access with an estimated eight to ten months to finish. The current target time for completion would be that that new beach access will be ready for use by Fall 2021.

 

The Walton Dunes Regional Beach Access, which is located on Beachfront Trail, is currently in the permitting and design phase. Conceptual design plans for the project were approved by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners earlier this year. As currently planned, this regional beach access will have approximately16 parallel parking

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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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The RED BAR - Grayton Beach FL

In the early morning hours of February 19, 2019 tragedy struck in Grayton Beach when the Red Bar caught fire and burned to the ground. The Petit family, owners of the famed local bar, vowed to rebuild using the same footprint of the former building and that intended to come back stronger and even better.

Last week, only 17 months following the fire, the doors to the iconic REDBAR reopened fulfilling the Petit’s promise to their customers, staff and employees.

In response to the overwhelming support received from their customer’s and fans the following message was posted on the RedBar Facebook page:

Dear friends, neighbors and family,
We can't describe how excited and humble we are about the reopening of our beloved RedBar. We are very

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Yolo Bike DonersCountry Music Singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line and his wife Brittney Kelley partnered up with YOLO Co-founder Jeff Archer to donate 15 bicycles to the Walton County Sheriff's office for agency use.  The YOLO Bolt electric bicycles were outfitted for deputies by I will Design for Food, Inc. complete with stickers and branding. The bicycles will be used by the agency’s District 3 and District 4 deputies serving along the 30a corridor. Each deputy will be issued a helmet and safety equipment while they put the bikes to use on the roadway.

The bike provides a pedal-assist for deputies so they can easily travel along the 30a communities while saving some of their energy.“We’re able to get into a lot of the smaller neighborhoods and beat the

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Inlet Beach Pedestrian Underpass Project

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Walton County commissioners voted unanimously to authorize payment of $1.25 million to the state of Florida for the county's share of funding for a new pedestrian underpass located in Inlet Beach Florida.  The underpass is located at the entrance to County Road 30A in Inlet Beach.   According to the FDOT (Florida Depart of Transportation.) website, the project will include an underpass across US 98 to provide a grade separated crossing that allows non-interrupted flow of pedestrian access across US 98, increasing safety and mobility of both pedestrians and vehicular traffic. 

In a related vote the commissioners voted to sign a maintenance agreement with  where the county agrees to take care of lighting, landscaping

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Seaside FL - Katrina Cottages to be Repurposed as the Site is Redeveloped  

The Seaside Institute™ will oversee the removal of the Academic Village cottages located in Seaside™ which have provided a place for students of all ages to learn, study, collaborate and reflect for over seven years.

The Seaside Institute’s Academic Village was completed in August 2013. This long-desired addition to the Lyceum area in Seaside is a concept that was discussed by Seaside’s founders, Seaside Institute Academic Village

Robert and Daryl Davis, since the early 1980s. The purpose of the village was to provide much-needed affordable housing for students, faculty and professionals who travel to Seaside to study or to participate in the town’s civic and cultural events. Located right in the

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South Walton FL -  Local South Walton residents and summer visitors alike will once again be able to enjoy free day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Walton County Tourist Development Council is paying the cost of entry for day-use visitors in order to increase available Grayton Beach State Park, Grayton Beach floridaparking for beach-goers during the peak summer season, as well as raise awareness of the variety of eco-tourism activities South Walton offers. This year marks the sixth year of admission coverage for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the fourth for Grayton Beach State Park. 

“This is our fourth summer covering day-use admission to both state parks,” says Visit South Walton Director of

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     On Tuesday, May 12,Walon County Florida Burn Ban Notice 2020, the Walton County Florida Board of County Commissioners issued a burn ban for all areas of Walton County including southern Walton County and the Beaches of 30A Florida. The ban went into effect immediately and will continue until lifted by Walton County BCC.

This ban includes ALL outdoor burning including beach bon fires and any other type of open fire.  Acceptable fires include cooking of food exclusively on a gas or charcoal grill  and authorized burns conducted by the Division of Florida Forestry Service

   Burn bans are put into effect when weather conditions create extreme fire conditions. Because of the abnormally low level of rainfall that Walton County has experience lately, a burn ban was issued. 

For

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