July 2012

There are 3 blog entries for July 2012.

Purchasing your own piece of paradise can be very exciting, mostly because selecting a vacation property is about fulfilling something you want, not something you need. And while this fact surely ups the fun factor, it also changes the dynamics of how to make a wise investment in a second-home market. Follow these five tips to guide you in finding the perfect vacation retreat:

1)      Give it a test drive

Buyers looking to purchase a second home or vacation property have probably vacationed in that area at one point in their lives, creating fond memories in a location of which they have some familiarity. If you already know the neighborhood or development where you would like to buy, you are one solid step ahead in the process. But if you are

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We are in the thick of summer and the real estate market along Scenic Highway 30-A, home to upscale planned communities such as WaterColor, WaterSound, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, is hot.

Following are some interesting sales statistics covering a 30-day period, ending on Jul 22, that Latitude Resort Properties recently complied from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. If you are looking to buy, or considering selling, this data can be quite useful.

30-A Homes:

Homes sold = 53 Low price = $160,000 High price = $3,000,000 Average price = $893,300 Average price per square foot = $320 Average days on market = 239 30-A homes on average sold for 11 percent less than the asking…
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Rosemary Beach is one of the most unique new urbanism resort communities along Scenic Highway 30A designed by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, who also designed Seaside and Alys Beach.

Developed in 1995, Rosemary Beach is quaint and charming yet conveniently located, tucked away on the east end of Scenic Highway 30A. It is less than a 30 minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (Panama City) and just a little more than an hour from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Fort Walton Beach).

This 107-acre European village style Gulf-front community places a premium on being pedestrian friendly, with an abundance of walking paths and shopping and restaurants located just a short jaunt from any resident’s

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