SEPTEMBER 2019 | ISSUE 117
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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.



HOA 101
According to the Foundation for Community Association Research, approximately 25% of the United States population lives in a community governed by a homeowners' association. These associations are in charge of taking care of the common areas and enforcing the covenants and restrictions.

  • FEES: HOAs are non-profits, and the fees collected from owners pay for the expenses associated with running the community and for the upkeep of the common areas. The HOA also takes care of common grounds and roads. The governing board sets the budget and fees are based on this budget.

  • AMENITIES: Typically, HOAs have community amenities that residents enjoy: pools, tennis, fitness centers, pickle ball courts, club house, etc.

  • RESERVES: The fees collected also cover the costs for replacements and large repairs and renovations in the common areas.

  • SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: HOAs rarely will impose assessments to cover the costs for unexpected and immediate repairs/replacements within the common areas. 

  • CC&Rs: Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions provide the community rules and regulations as they apply to your residence and the community as a whole.

Part of the due diligence of buying a residence within a neighborhood with a HOA is reviewing the association documents, budget, and general financials. A look at the minutes for the past couple meetings will also shed light on the HOAs current and future activities.  

It’s important to get the scoop!

Adagio is an 11-acre gated complex that boasts wonderful amenities including an 8,000 square foot three tiered pool, gym, meeting room, grills, additional Gulf-front pool,
and 600 feet of private beachfront. An incredible paradise!
This top-floor condo at Adagio on 30A is stunning! It overlooks the expansive 3-tier pool and fountain at the heart of the community and offers a view of the Gulf of Mexico from its covered balcony. This luxurious unit features ten foot ceilings accented by crown molding, granite counters, stainless steel kitchen appliances that include a dual fuel gas range, gorgeous travertine floors, and so much more. The spacious balcony offers room to relax while overlooking the pool and enjoying the sea breeze, and is accessed from both the living area and master suite. The perfect paradise! 2018 Rentals: $36,250.
This four bedroom Gulf-front condo has it all. The light and airy living area has access to the large balcony featuring spectacular panoramic views of the Gulf and coastline. The master suite also has private access to the Gulf-front balcony. The unit features high end finishes with Viking appliances and travertine flooring in the living and bathroom areas. The ten foot ceilings make this condominium look and feel ever so spacious. 2018 rentals were over $97,000 – a great investment opportunity!
Destin Named A Top Retirement Spot
It’s no secret that Destin is a top vacation destination but now it’s also been selected as a top retirement destination, according to the sixth edition of the book “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.”

Over the course of 11 months, editors and staff researched more than 800 cities to find out which ones stood out from the others based on interviews with retirees, local knowledge and cost. Thirty-five states were selected, with 18 cities located in Florida. Destin was one of 10 “Best Small Towns” to retire.

“The main thing about Destin that keeps people coming back is the people,” said Mary Pierce, the publicity director of the Destin Snowbirds Club. “It’s just a very, very warm and welcoming community.”

In-depth interviews with 670 retirees, including those in Destin, allows you to get first-hand accounts of areas in the book so you get the facts, not just the stories.

The “comprehensive guidebook of the country’s most appealing retirement towns” was edited and published by Where to Retire magazine, which is focused on retirement relocation.