Tim Shepard Destin

July Quick Facts: WaterColor FL Infographic

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WaterColor FL - A Reliable Investment Real estate in WaterColor has consistently been a top performer along the Emerald Coast. Since the beginning of the year, 74 homes were sold for 94% of their asking price and after an average of 122 days on the market. 20 homes sold in under a month. WaterColor remains a solid area for investment real estate, with a large percentage of properties either used as full or partial vacation rentals. Many year round residents still supplement their incom...

An Agent's Worst Nightmare

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I ran across an issue during a recent sale that I pray never repeats itself. The closing went well - buyer signed, seller signed, and bank authorized funding. I was issued a commission check and deposited in my bank. Then the unthinkable happened! Two hours later, the title company called and said that they had made a mistake and stopped payment on my check. They also, unilaterally, made the decision to return all funds to buyers lender. At the point of closing, funding, and partial disbu...

Sandestin Resort - June 2016 Stats

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida is truly a premiere vacation destination. Graced with an idyllic setting, Sandestin begins its journey along the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and extends upward along the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay. In between are four award-winning golf courses, The Raven, Burnt Pine, Baytowne and The Links, a 113-slip marina, 19 swimming pools, and a professional tennis center, to name a few. Throw in some great shopping, top dining a...

Scenic 30A's Fab Four

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Nestled along a 28 Mile Corridor, that traverses some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, are four distinct communities that showcase new urbanism at it's highest level. Sales of luxury homes on 30A have been red hot with median prices approaching $2,000,000 in both Rosemary Beach and Seaside. These coastal homes were meticulously designed by prominent architects with attention paid to every detail. Common features include exotic marbles & granites, ornate finishes, an...

WaterColor Real Estate – A Year in Review

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WaterColor Homes a Top Seller in January 2016 WaterColor, Florida located on Scenic 30A, was established in 1999 and consists of almost 500 pristine acres developed by St. Joe. Surrounded by Western Lake and the Gulf of Mexico, with world class amenities and boutique commercial strategically scattered among the elegant homes and condos, WaterColor real estate has become a favorite of those seeking a luxury getaway, primary residence, or investment property. In January, 7 homes sold in ...

Destin Charter Fishing - Cobia, Snapper & More

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Fishing is the foundation from which modern Destin was built.  The first pleasure seekers that came to the area were looking for snapper, grouper, wahoo, cobia, and other species of delicious fish that are found in our local waters. They certainly caught their fair share but left with the realization that they were "hooked" on Destin as well. While different species can be caught year around, the two main fishing events in Destin are Cobia and Snapper seasons. For those that don't own...

Craigslist Rental Scam: I need Your help!

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UPDATED 4/2/2014: Thanks to all who flagged the listing and helped in getting it removed. After contacting various law enforcement agencies, we were finally referred to the Florida Attorney General. They recorded the complaint and have subpoenaed craigslist to provide the posters IP address. I'll let you know if we receive any more updates. Please visit this link: Stop Craigslist Rental Scams and flag the listing for removal. I currently have this home listed as a rental i...

Zestimate - Just Bad

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Sellers and buyers approach real estate transactions from opposite points of view.  It's pretty simple, buyers want the best "deal" and sellers want the most money.  In the old days, buyers would scour the home for leaking roofs, mold, and other issues to gain advantage in negotiations.  Today buyers have a new tool...the Zestimate. The Zestimate is an estimate of property value, calculated by a computer algorithm and has interesting characteristics such as: Zestimate ...

30A Real Estate - February Sold

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The winter may have been long and cold but 30a REAL ESTATE has been red hot! We just finished one of the strongest February sales ever for homes, condos, and lots along Scenic 30A, also known as the Beaches of South Walton.   30A is a treasured gem located along the white sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast.  This natural paradise includes prominent neighborhoods such as WaterColor, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, and Seagrove.  Owners and guest flock here for the quaint, local c...

The Battle Lines are Forming

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If Coke keeps its Recipe in a safe, and Google keeps its Algorithm a Secret, then why do agents give their data away? Doesn’t make sense does it? Fortunately, Realtors® and MLS boards across the country are starting to question this silly business practice. In fact, the Austin Board of Realtors® (ABoR), Edina Realty (MN), Crye-leike (Memphis), and ARG Abbott Realty Group (San Diego), have all decided to stop syndication to some extent. These folks have all publish...