JUNE 2021 | ISSUE 138
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For those of you who closely follow the local real estate market, we just wanted to keep you up to date on the real estate market for Gulf Front, Gulf View, and other foreclosures in our area that you can always find on our website. Click the links below to view our updated list of foreclosures. Not looking for a foreclosure? Feel free to create a customized search, or browse our site to view all properties that are currently on the market.

Thinking of selling? Let us do a market analysis for you! Thinking of buying? Let us show you the market and find your perfect paradise.
Live the boat life in this beautiful waterfront home!

This new construction home was completed this year and was designed with high-performance and protection in mind. Built two feet higher than required, and constructed using ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms), Hardy siding, and copper seamless gutters, you're given peace of mind and protection from potential weather events. The open floor plan design and finishings in the home are simply beautiful – neutral tones, engineered wood and wood-look tile flooring throughout, shiplap accents, granite countertops, a screened porch, and so much more. Fishing or boat days are made easy here! Drop your boat in at the ramp on Bay Circle Drive and pull up to the brand new dock, which can accommodate up to a 30-foot boat. This home offers you the best of both worlds – enjoy the calm and serene waterfront on the canal or visit the bustling beaches and activities on 30A just minutes away! 
Build your dream home by the beach!

This rare coastal plot conveys with a set of plans designed specifically for this location: a beach house that has three stories, 3,136 square feet of heated and cooled space, and 2,844 square feet of outdoor decks. This home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a spacious roof deck. Located on desirable Holiday Isle in the heart of Destin and less than 1/4 mile from the water, a constant sea breeze is the hallmark of the environs. Enjoy beautiful panoramic Gulf and East Pass views in the distance. The lot is at the end of Gulf Breeze Court offering quiet coastal living. Take a boat taxi across the Harbor and enjoy the entertainment and restaurants at Harborwalk Village or along Harbor Boulevard in downtown Destin. Create your perfect paradise here!
Summer Solstice: 2021
Solstice means “sun standing still” in Latin, a reference to the fact that the sun appears to linger at its highest point in the sky for the year at midday on the summer solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun reaches its highest and northernmost points in the sky. It marks the start of summer in the northern half of the globe. This year, the June solstice occurs on Sunday, June 20. Here are some fun facts about the Summer Solstice and festive ideas for celebrating it!

The Solstice does not bring the earliest sunrise. Although the day of the solstice has the most daylight hours of the year, the earliest sunrises of the year occur before the summer solstice. The exact timing will depend in part on your latitude: In the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs about a week earlier than the June solstice. The latest sunsets of the year will occur several days after the solstice, again depending on latitude.

The sun sets more slowly at the solstice. It actually takes longer to set below the horizon! This is related to the angle of the setting sun. The farther the sun sets from due west along the horizon, the shallower the angle of the setting sun. For the best spots to enjoy those long romantic summertime sunsets over the water visit The Good Life Destin blog!

Nothing says summer like the great outdoors. This includes being on the beach, a boat, having a picnic in the park, or relaxing right in your own backyard. Other fun ideas?

Go strawberry picking!
Indulging in some strawberries and cream is the perfect way to celebrate the June solstice since June’s full Moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon. It typically coincided with the ripening of strawberries in what is now the northeastern and midwestern United States. Look up pick-your-own-strawberry farms in your area!

Have a solstice evening bonfire!
Many northern people also celebrate a solstice holiday known as Midsummer’s Day on June 24, which is one of the four ancient quarter days of the year. The eve prior is called Midsummer’s Eve, marking the shortest night of the year. A common way to celebrate is to have a bonfire party! In the Austrian state of Tyrol, torches and bonfires are lit up on mountainsides, which is a stunningly beautiful sight.

Summer Sayings & Quotes
“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” –Langston Hughes

"Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer." –Sam Cooke

“It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!” –Kenny Chesney

“We know summer is the height of being alive.” –Gary Shteyngart