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2023 Real Estate Top Producers for Destin and 30A

Newman-Dailey Real Estate announces the remarkable achievements of its top performers for 2023. Newman-Dailey’s Real Estate Sales Division proudly recognizes Shannyn Stevenson with the Top Sales and Top Listing Agent Awards, reaffirming her dedication to excellence in the Gulf Coast real estate market. Other 2023 Top Producers include Heather (read)

Published on Friday, February 23, 2024
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Most Expensive Home Sales in the Destin, FL Area in 2023

Nestled along the stunning shores of the Emerald Coast, Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and Scenic Highway 30A feature amazing properties that stand as icons of luxury living in Northwest Florida. These destinations not only boast sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters but also host an array of waterfront homes that redefine architecture (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
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Destin Real Estate Market Year-In-Review 2023 & Forecast For 2024

Navigating Challenges & Seizing Opportunities The Destin, Florida real estate market in 2023 was marked by a unique blend of challenges and opportunities. The real estate industry saw remarkable shifts, redefining how properties were bought, sold, and perceived. In this year-in-review, we’ll explore the highs and lows by reviewing real estate (read)

Published on Monday, January 15, 2024
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Destin Real Estate Pro Tip: Understand HOA Dues & Special Assessments Before Closing

An important question to ask yourself before any real estate purchase is “What will be the cost of owning this property or home?” One often overlooked element is Homeowner Association (HOA) Dues and Special Assessments. These fees can significantly impact your future financial stability, quality of life, and return on your investment. Many (read)

Published on Monday, November 20, 2023
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The 5 Main Costs of Owning a 30A or Destin Vacation Rental Home

Many dream of owning a 30A or Destin vacation rental home or condominium, but it’s important before you purchase Destin real estate to understand the revenue potential as well as the costs associated with owning a vacation home. Unexpected expenses such as the breakdown of an appliance or A/C system can be costly as well as interrupt rental revenue... (read)

Published on Friday, November 10, 2023
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Buying Or Selling Real Estate at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort Is a Strong Investment Strategy

Nestled along the shores of Miramar Beach, Florida, lies a hidden gem in the world of real estate: Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. This charming community is not just a place to live; it's a lifestyle that combines the best of beachfront living with top-notch amenities and an unparalleled sense of community. The best part is whether you&rsquo (read)

Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Property Management

Revenue Projections for Vacation Rental Condos in and around Destin

Have you ever dreamed of owning a Destin condo or vacation rental home at the beach? Second home ownership can be a great investment as well as a place to create family memories now and for generations to come. By placing your beach home or Destin condo on a rental program, you’ll enjoy supplemental income to help underwrite costs while having (read)

Published on Monday, October 2, 2023
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For Sale By Owner (FSBO) – What Are the Risks?

The decision to sell a property can be a daunting task. Some sellers consider “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) with the thought that they will save money by not paying a commission to the selling agent and have more control over the process. That said, it is important to understand the risks involved with FSBO as well as the advantages of using (read)

Published on Monday, August 28, 2023
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Shannyn Stevenson and Diane Green Honored as 2nd Quarter Top Real Estate Producers 2023

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division honors Shannyn Stevenson and Diane Green as the second quarter top real estate producers. Shannyn Stevenson earned “Top Listing Agent”, and Diane Green achieved “Top Sales Agent” for April through June 2023.  Real Estate sales along Florida’s Emerald Coast have continued (read)

Published on Monday, August 14, 2023
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Owning Luxury Real Estate Along Hwy 30A Is More Than an Investment – It is a Lifestyle

The allure of owning luxury real estate along Florida’s coveted Scenic Highway 30A extends far beyond the mere acquisition of a home and value of the investment. It embodies a lifestyle of refined elegance, impeccable craftsmanship, and breathtaking surroundings. This year alone has resulted in the sale of some truly magnificent 30A properties (read)

Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2023
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Real Estate Market Update 2nd Quarter 2023

The Destin Real Estate Market has stabilized this summer and we’re experiencing a return to more traditional market conditions for buyers and sellers.  Looking back at the past two years, we can confidently say that the Emerald Coast experienced a real estate feeding-frenzy. In 2021 and 2022, we saw a surge in real estate activity in Northwest... (read)

Published on Friday, July 14, 2023
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The Perks of Being a Homeowner In Destin, Florida

The month of June is National Homeownership Month !  This national spotlight on homeownership began in June 2002 under former President George W. Bush. Being a homeowner builds a sense of pride and promotes a foundation that is centered in your community. While there are many benefits of owning a primary or secondary home in and around Destin, Florida (read)

Published on Monday, June 12, 2023
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Abundant Waterways in Destin, FL Create Waterfront Real Estate Opportunities

Many people are motivated to purchase waterfront property along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Fortunately, the Destin, Florida area is home to some of the most diverse waterways located within a relatively small geographic region, providing many opportunities for owning waterfront real estate in the Destin area. From the vibrant emerald (read)

Published on Monday, May 8, 2023
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30A and Destin Real Estate Market Forecast For 2023

The real estate forecast for the Destin area remains positive for residents and investors. The Newman-Dailey Real Estate Team is collectively optimistic that the market has stabilized regarding property pricing and interest rates. While inventory is still low, the number of listings on the market month over month is increasing as compared to 2022 (3 (read)

Published on Monday, February 20, 2023
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Shannyn Stevenson Honored as 2022 Top Real Estate Producer of the Year in Destin, Florida

We are delighted to honor Shannyn Stevenson as the 2022 Top Real Estate Producer of the Year in Destin, Florida. Stevenson earned both the Top Sales Agent and the Top Listing Agent for 2022. This is the fifth year in a row in which Shannyn Stevenson has earned a Top Producer award! She achieved Top Sales Agent for 2018 and 2019, and Top Listing Agent (read)

Published on Monday, January 23, 2023
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Mark DeSalvo Honored As the Top Real Estate Producer in the Destin, Florida for 4th Quarter of 2022

We are delighted to honor Real Estate Agent Mark DeSalvo as the 2022 4th Quarter Top Producer in both listings and sales! This achievement is due to his dedication, expertise, and longevity in the Emerald Coast real estate market, which has made him a multi-time recipient of the Top Producer Awards at Newman-Dailey. In fact, DeSalvo is celebrating 21 (read)

Published on Monday, January 16, 2023
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4 Reasons to Invest In Florida Real Estate

If you’re looking for your next home or real estate investment, keep Florida top of mind. Aside from the beautiful weather and southern charm, there are many benefits to investing in a home here, especially if it’s on the coastline. Keep reading, and we’ll convince you why purchasing property in the state of Florida is a lucrative, (read)

Published on Friday, December 2, 2022
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Mortgage Interest Rates - It's All Relative When Purchasing Destin Real Estate

The real estate market is an ever-changing landscape. There are many factors constantly affecting how we view and react to market conditions. As we begin coming out of a seller-driven market, it is important to keep the big picture in mind. In the past couple of years, we have experienced historically low interest rates due to unprecedented times. As (read)

Published on Monday, October 17, 2022
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Find Your Dream Destin Real Estate Investment? 10 Tips to Make It Yours

If half the battle is finding the perfect real estate investment to meet your needs and budget, then the other half of the battle must be making it through to closing victorious. While new Destin real estate listings are posted daily, finding the right one and reaching closing day can be an arduous journey. Therefore, our team of experienced real estate... (read)

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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Tips For Purchasing Real Estate In Destin, Florida

Are you considering purchasing a home, condominium or property in the Destin area? Our experienced team of real estate agents offers these simple tips when starting the buying cycle. Here are 4 things you can do prior to searching for the perfect Destin real estate investment in order to close on your dream property faster: Get Pre-qualified for a loan (read)

Published on Monday, September 26, 2022
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Colin Kirkwood and Shannyn Stevenson Top Real Estate Producers For the 2nd Quarter 2022

The Destin Real Estate Market continues to hold strong for buyers and sellers in 2022 and the real estate team at Newman-Dailey has been hard at work serving our clients. We're excited to recognize our two top real estate producers for the second quarter who have been working hard to achieve success for their clients. Colin Kirkwood earned the title (read)

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022
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Top Things to Consider When Buying Real Estate In and Around Destin, Florida

  Are you looking to purchase real estate in one of the most desired and promising real estate markets in the United States? We hope so! Destin, Florida is an excellent place to invest in rental property or residential homes. Beautiful year-round weather, stunning beaches, coastal charm, endless outdoor activities keep property values strong. We (read)

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022
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Shannyn Stevenson Honored as Real Estate Top Producer for 2021 Q4

  Congratulations to Newman-Dailey REALTOR®, Shannyn Stevenson, on being named the 2021 Q4 Top Producer in Listing and Sales!   An Emerald Coast resident since 1980, and with 23 years of experience in real estate here, Shannyn Stevenson has carefully cultivated a specialty in short-term rental investment properties. Her longevity in this (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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2022 Destin Real Estate Forecast

  Over the past two years, we’ve seen the Destin real estate market enjoy exponential growth. With record-breaking low interest rates along with high demand, limited supply, virtual showings, cash offers, offers above asking price, and closings without even having an inspection, it’s been eye opening to watch Emerald Coast real estate (read)

Published on Monday, January 17, 2022
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When is the best time to buy a vacation rental in Destin? 3 Reasons it's Now

Are you considering an investment property in the Destin, Miramar Beach, or 30A area? Some investors are questioning whether to buy now or wait until the market cools. Our team of real estate experts agree that there is no reason to wait. Here are the top 3 reasons to purchase an investment property or second home in the Destin area now: 1. Strong domestic (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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New Development in Destin, Florida - Tuscan Village Townhomes

With growing interest in moving to Florida, especially the Destin area, developers are working hard to serve the demand. One of the new developments underway in Destin, FL is Tuscan Village, a brand new townhouse community that will have a total of 84 units. The first and second phases have already closed and the new owners are ecstatic. The next (read)

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021
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Now luxury condominiums at The Grove at Seascape Resort. The Grove is Miramar Beach’s brand new development and is within walking distance to the soft white sand beaches of South Walton. The luxurious Mediterranean-style condominiums are within walking distance to Seascape Towne Center's restaurants and entertainment as well as Seascape Golf Course... (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Destin is Among the Best Cities to Own Vacation Rental Property

As many re-imagine their future, the thought of purchasing a vacation home has emerged. The next question is “where?” While there are many tourist-friendly destinations with varying appeal, ranging from big cities to majestic mountains to beaches to vineyards, the beach naturally attracts tourists of all ages. The beach strikes a nice balance... (read)

Published on Monday, July 5, 2021
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Summer 2021 Real Estate Forecast for Destin, Florida

The Destin real estate market has continued strong momentum in the first quarter of 2021. With exponential growth in property values and sale prices in 2021, this trend is anticipated to continue through the summer months. The residential sales report for March 2021 revealed that sale prices for both single-family homes and condominiums in both Okaloosa... (read)

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021
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Crystal Beach Real Estate Heats Up with Announced Crystal Shores Park Expansion

For those looking to own a piece of paradise along Florida’s Emerald Coast will want to consider a real estate purchase in the Crystal Beach neighborhood in Destin, Florida. This quiet beachside community has a welcoming feeling and features tree-lined streets with white picket fences and pastel-colored homes. Low-density Gulf-front condominiums (read)

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson Honored as the Top Destin Real Estate Producers of 2020

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties awarded Real Estate Agents Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson as the 2020 Top Producers of the Year. Diane Green was the Top Real Estate Sales Agent for 2020 and Shannyn Stevenson earned Top Listing Agent for 2020. After earning top accolades in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2020, Heather Green consistently demonstrates... (read)

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021
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Shannyn Stevenson Honored as the Top Real Estate Producer for the Third Quarter

Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson was honored as the "Top Real Estate Producer" for the third quarter of 2020. Stevenson was honored for being both the “Top Sales Agent” and the “Top Listing Agent” for the third quarter of 2020.  While COVID-19 made selling real estate more complicated, Shannyn has found creative (read)

Published on Monday, December 21, 2020
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Destin Real Estate Forecast for Fourth Quarter 2020

Fall of 2020 has continued to bring heavy real estate activity along the Emerald Coast.  The months of August and September brought twice the volume of sales for Newman-Dailey agents and the month of October also resulted in a higher sales volume as compared to 2019.   With the combination of multiple offers on a single listing and possible (read)

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020
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Buying and Selling Real Estate in Destin, Florida Virtually

This year, COVID-19 has changed the way clients view, buy, and sell real estate investments in Destin, Florida. In the past professional pictures, drone shots, and video tours were enough to help a buyer decide if they wanted to pursue a beach property further. Now many buyers are getting their first glimpse of beach properties remotely through apps (read)

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020
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Gag Grouper & Snapper Season in Destin, Florida – Fishing Responsibly

Are you considering a fishing trip to Destin, Florida? If so, you may want to consider planning your trip around one of the popular fishing seasons. Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, and Cobia are some of the most popular fish caught in our local waters. Fishing seasons for these fish have become shorter and shorter due to over-fishing. Local fisherman and (read)

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Real Estate Sales Rebound Along the Emerald Coast This Summer

With a minor slowdown in sales during the months of March and April due to COVID-19, May and June have really packed a punch.  Interest rates are amazingly low and investors are seizing the opportunity to own a slice of paradise along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Developers are continuing to build new homes and condos, while owners are remodeling... (read)

Published on Monday, July 6, 2020
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Do I need Title Insurance when I purchase real estate in Destin?

Our Real Estate Agent, Carolyn DiFebo , tackled one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to buying real estate in Destin, Florida. Do you really need Title Insurance when purchasing an investment property or second home? Here's what you should know:  Title insurance has been around for more than 125 years to protect homeowners.  (read)

Published on Monday, June 15, 2020
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Top 7 Questions Answered about Buying a 30A or Destin Vacation Rental

Our experienced team of Destin real estate agents is always ready and able to answer questions about buying and selling properties in Northwest Florida. To help answer your questions, Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Heather Sprigler has tackled some of the most frequently asked questions about buying a vacation rental at the beach. What should my budget (read)

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020
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COVID-19 Impacts on Your Property Investment and Mortgage

As the nation fights against COVID-19, many homeowners are uncertain as to how they will be making their next mortgage payment.  Many lenders are coming forward and providing some relief to property owners.  On Saturday, March 21st, 2020, President Trump ordered that foreclosures and evictions will be ceased for a period of 60 days in response (read)

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Awards Top Real Estate Producers in Destin, Florida

The Destin real estate market remains strong and Newman-Dailey is proud to honor its top real estate producers for 2019. Real Estate Agents Shannyn Stevenson and Diane Green were recently recognized as the 2019 Top Producers of the Year. Shannyn Stevenson was the Top Real Estate Sales Agent for 2019 and Diane Green earned Top Listing Agent  for (read)

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020
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Destin Real Estate Market Remains Strong for 2020

The Destin real estate market remains strong and 2020 is continuing to show a strong trend in real estate sales. In fact, the first 20 days of 2020 here at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties have been nothing short of spectacular.  Our sales agents are busy working with buyers and sellers along the beautiful Emerald Coast.  The total (read)

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020
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Need A Destin Real Estate Agent That Speaks Spanish?

Are you looking to buy or sell your home the Destin area and need an agent that speaks Spanish?  Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Lupe Batarao is fluent in Spanish and English and great resource for Spanish speaking home buyers. Here’s what Lupe says about her services: “I am bilingual and am happy to help you with all of your translation needs (read)

Published on Monday, November 25, 2019
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Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson Competes at USTA Nationals

Newman-Dailey’s real estate team members have a wide variety of talents and interests. In addition to being experts on the Destin real estate market, some love the ballet, some love to fish, some love to serve the community and some love to play sports. Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson loves tennis and her passion for the sport earned her and her (read)

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019
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How to Make the Winning Offer When Buying Real Estate in Destin

In Destin, the world’s luckiest fishing village , there are plenty of stories among the fishermen about the “big one that got away.” The same story could apply to the sport of “house hunting,” especially in Destin's competitive real estate market.  Our Destin Real Estate Agents Tom and  Debbie Wooley pulled together (read)

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019
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Invasive Lionfish in Destin, Florida - Seeking Solutions

At Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, we care about our marine environment and our team members are actively involved in a variety of organizations working to protect and preserve our delicate coastal ecology. Destin Real Estate Agent Colin Kirkwood is one of our team members who is involved in supporting solutions for the invasive Lionfish whose populations (read)

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019
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Destin Real Estate Market Remains Hot for the Second Quarter of 2019

The Real Estate Team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is reporting a "hot" summer for Destin real estate sales. New builds and resales have been keeping our team busy. Along Scenic Highway 30-A, new developments are on the rise and the added inventory has kept condominium and home sales strong.  The Destin, Miramar Beach area is experiencing (read)

Published on Monday, July 29, 2019
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Best Southern Cooking in Destin

Looking for Southern cooking on your next visit to Destin, Florida? Whether you are a local, a second homeowner, or a visitor to the area, if you’re craving country cooking, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen delivers.   The restaurant, which opened in Destin Commons in May, is comfortable, casual place to find Southern favorites, including Paula Deen’s (read)

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019
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Getting to Destin Has Never Been Easier

It’s National Tourism Week and we’re celebrating all our friends, family and clients that come visit us each year. A beach getaway is annual tradition for many and we enjoy seeing familiar faces and making new friends. This year, we’re also celebrating the growth of Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). The Airport is making is easier than ever for (read)

Published on Monday, May 6, 2019
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7 Tips to Improve the First Impression When Listing Your Destin Condo or Home For Sale

At Newman-Dailey, our experienced real estate team members frequently provide clients valuable insight into making their investment the most attractive it can be to increase resale value. Recently, we caught up with one of our long-standing real estate professionals, James Duren , and to hear his advice to clients to improve their property’s appeal and (read)

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Finding the Best Property Management and Real Estate Company in Destin

Trying to find the best real estate and property management company in Destin? Many begin their research online. By visiting a variety of Destin real estate, vacation rental and property management company’s websites, those seeking real estate services along the Emerald Coast can compare facts including a company’s length of  time in (read)

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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2019 Destin Real Estate Forecast

Are you interested in real estate investments in Destin, Florida? Whether you currently own property along the Emerald Coast or are considering a future purchase, it is always advantageous to take a look at current market conditions and sales prices as a predictor for guaging the market. Destin, Miramar Beach, and the 30A area are all showing signs (read)

Published on Monday, January 28, 2019

Northwest Florida Ballet Enhances Life Along the Emerald Coast

Whether making a real estate investment or simply seeking a place to vacation, finding a place with an active local community, delectable culinary offerings and a thriving arts scene are a few of the amenities that make a destination desirable. Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Keli O’Neal is passionate about performing arts and appreciates the growing (read)

Published on Monday, June 18, 2018

What is the Forecast for the Destin Real Estate Market?

As we look back on the last six months of real estate transactions, the Destin real estate market continues to show strong signs of growth. With a large number of investors continuing to buy investment properties while the interest rates are still relatively low, the first five months of 2018 has proven to be a better year for sales when compared to (read)

Published on Monday, June 11, 2018

Top 5 Real Estate Markets for Vacation Rentals

Have you been considering purchasing a vacation home or condominium? recently released its report of the most profitable cities for rental property investments. The third annual report on the  150 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Rental Property in 2018, provides insights into the most profitable cities for rental property investment and (read)

Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

Newman-Dailey Honors Top Real Estate Producers in Destin, 30A, and Emerald Coast

Remaining a leader in real estate sales in Destin and along Florida's Emerald Coast is no easy task.  Luckily, the  real estate sales team at Newman-Dailey is up to the challenge. The Newman-Dailey Real Estate Division is ranked among the top  5% of real estate companies according to the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS (ECAR) (read)

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018

Destin Real Estate Market Remains Strong

Our team of real estate experts are working harder than ever before. And we recently learned it is for good reason. Real estate in Florida is booming and especially in Northwest Florida. A combination of world class beaches, a growing economy and strong military presence has made Northwest Florida a hot spot for real estate activity.   In fact, (read)

Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Shannyn Stevenson and Heather Green Awarded Top Real Estate Producers for the Year

At Newman-Dailey, we love to celebrate, and there is nothing we like more than celebrating success. We recently celebrated an incredibly successful year for our real estate division, which now ranks among the top 5% of real estate companies on the Emerald Coast according to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.   We also celebrated our top (read)

Published on Monday, March 26, 2018

Newman-Dailey is Among the Top 5 Percent of Destin Real Estate Companies

It is an exciting time to be in the real estate industry in Destin, Florida. Last year was one of Newman-Dailey’s best years on record with 2017 real estate sales increasing 40% over 2016 sales. In 2016, our agents had 137 closed sales, while in 2017 our real estate sales team closed 190 real estate transactions, a 39% increase! In addition, our real (read)

Published on Monday, March 12, 2018

Allegiant Adds Flights from North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas to Destin Airport

We love great beach weather and so do our guests and clients! Recently, we learned some exciting news that more cities will enjoy direct air services to our sugar white sand beaches thanks to Allegiant Airlines. New direct air service to Destin Airport (VPS) from four states, including North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas will begin between (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Best Coffee Shop on 30A

We all have our favorite local hangouts and the Newman-Dailey real estate team members are constantly out and about meeting clients and showing properties. Destin – 30A Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson has been busy. In fact, Shannyn was named Newman-Dailey Resort Properties 2017 Top Producer for Sales! So we recently asked Shannyn about her (read)

Published on Monday, February 5, 2018

More Flights to the Florida Panhandle - American Airlines Begins Service to ECP

Air service to and from Northwest Florida is getting even more convenient through the efforts of our regional airports in Panama City as well as Destin (Valpariso). This summer, visitors and residents will enjoy more lift to the places they love most.   Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) recently announced the addition of American Airlines (read)

Published on Monday, January 22, 2018

More Summer Flights to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach

The only thing better than a beach vacation is arriving faster to your beach vacation destination. For those want to reach South Walton and Destin, Florida faster or simply don't want to hear “Mom & Dad, Are we there yet?", the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has some great news. ECP will have more flights and more direct (read)

Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jerry Bielawski and Eva Pickens Honored as Destin Real Estate Top Producers

Newman-Dailey's Real Estate Division has been enjoying the booming Destin real estate market this year. Not only is Newman-Dailey's Real Estate Division listed among the top 10% of Destin real estate companies according to  Emerald Coast Association of Realtors , but Newman-Dailey recently celebrated some of its top producers.  Real Estate Agents (read)

Published on Monday, November 6, 2017

Spiny Lobsters in Destin by Colin Kirkwood

Have you heard of hunting for spiny lobsters in Destin? Neither had we until Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Colin Kirkwood enlightened us. We learned that he has been hunting for spiny lobsters for most of his life. From as far as the Country of Panama to The Bahamas and from Key West to Marathon Key, all the way up through the Southeastern coasts (read)

Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

Destin Real Estate Market Heats Up in 2017

As we wrap up summer of 2017, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division has compiled a state of Emerald Coast report for those interested in buying or selling real estate in the Destin area. First and foremost, our agents are reporting that the Destin real estate market has been hot, hot, hot this year!  The market is proving that buyers (read)

Published on Monday, August 28, 2017

Dewey Destin by Carolyn DiFebo

Our team of experienced real estate agents are not only knowledgeable on the Destin real estate market but the Destin area as well. Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Carolyn Difebo moved to the Destin area 25 years ago and is still proud to call Destin home. She recent shared one her favorite places to dine— Dewey Destin’s Restaurant . &ldquo (read)

Published on Monday, July 17, 2017

A Day on 30A with REALTOR Gloria Nobles

There is something special about spending a day along Scenic Highway 30A. Residents and visitors of this special coastal highway find themselves feeling relaxed and inspired.   Newman-Dailey real estate team member, REALTOR Gloria Nobles, is fortunate to live along 30A and  recently shared how she spends a typical Saturday. Saturday on 30A 8: (read)

Published on Monday, June 26, 2017

How to Co-Own Property in Florida - Understanding Your Options

Buying a piece of property in Florida, whether it be a condominium, home or raw land, is an exciting time. While many investors make individual purchases, there are also instances in which buyers wish to purchase property in conjunction with other partners. Newman-Dailey REALTOR Diane Green has outlined some of the co-ownership options available with (read)

Published on Monday, June 5, 2017

Eden Gardens State Park Blends History and Beauty

South Walton is well known for its beautiful beaches, but many travelers to our area are not aware of beautiful Eden Gardens State Park . Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Eva Pickens is an expert on South Walton and 30A real estate and recently highlighted this South Walton treasure. Here's what she shared :  Go back in time 100 years where this (read)

Published on Monday, May 8, 2017

The Gulf Restaurant in Destin Features Car Charging Stations

There is a new restaurant on Okaloosa Island. The Gulf Okaloosa Island is the sister restaurant to the original in Gulf Shores, AL. The Gulf not only features a deliciously diverse menu but also supports green practices. So we asked, Newman-Dailey’s “Green” Agent  Mark DeSalvo to share his thoughts on Okaloosa Island's newest restaurant (read)

Published on Monday, April 17, 2017

Tips for Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Destin

Newman-Dailey Destin Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson “knows the Gulf Coast” and as a long-time resident and avid paddle boarder, she offers some great tips for stand-up paddle boarding in Destin. Find a Beach Access with Flat Walk-On Access . Pompano Joe's  is where I go but it can be tough to to carry the board up and down the stairs (read)

Published on Monday, April 10, 2017

Emeril’s Coastal Italian Opens in Grand Boulevard

One thing is certain, whether you live along the Emerald Coast, are just visiting or looking to purchase a home, there is no denying the incredible culinary offering in South Walton and Destin, Florida. From Celebrity Chef Tim Creehan to Chef and Author Jim Shirley to the many, many other talented chefs that call South Walton and Destin home, the result... (read)

Published on Monday, April 3, 2017

Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agents Ranked Among Top 15% on the Emerald Coast

Newman-Dailey consistently ranks among the top 10% of real estate companies on the Emerald Coast, according to the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® (ECAR) Closed Sales Summary Report, and Newman-Dailey recently learned of a another achievement. Five of  Newman-Dailey’s real estate agents are now ranked among the top 15% of real estate (read)

Published on Monday, March 27, 2017

Legendary Destin Landmarks

While we know Florida's Emerald Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise water, there are some legendary Destin landmarks that are iconic to our coastal town. We've compiled a list of these “must see”, photo-worthy places in Destin. And while it may not be possible to experience all of our landmark locations during (read)

Published on Monday, March 20, 2017

Newman-Dailey Real Estate Sales Division in Destin Celebrates the Best

 As we launch into 2017, we want to take a moment and recognize the achievements of the Newman-Dailey Real Estate Sales Division. It was an incredible year and our real estate sales team exceeded their goal by 7% with 2016 sales up 21% over 2015. This further underscores the growth of the Emerald Coast real estate market in recent years and Newman... (read)

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Allegiant Announces New Flights to Destin

Great news! Allegiant Air will begin new, nonstop air service from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to 11 cities around the U.S. starting in May 2017. Locals love to travel to destinations, including Austin, Washington D.C. and Louisville, among others, and families love to travel to Florida’s Emerald Coast to enjoy our soft white sand beaches (read)

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Maintaining a Competitive Advantage within the Destin Real Estate Market

Florida’s Emerald Coast is growing and with that new construction is increasing and our main road Highway 98 is undergoing a major widening project over the next several years.  These are great signs for property owners in South Walton and Destin, Florida. How does a property maintain the competitive advantage in the Destin Real Estate Market with (read)

Published on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Welcoming The Henderson to Destin

We’re pleased to welcome The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, to Destin, Florida. For our extended family of clients, guests and owners, you’re probably thinking,"Hasn't the Henderson been in Destin for years?"  Great question!   The Henderson Park Inn has been an icon along Florida’s Emerald Coast for years. In fact (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Overcoming Financial Challenges for First Time Second Home Buyers

Many families come to the beautiful beaches of South Walton and Destin on vacation and dream of owning their own beach vacation home or condominium one day. A beach vacation home can be a solid investment that can be passed along to future generations while providing enjoyment to families along the way. In addition by placing a vacation home or condominium... (read)

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

South Walton and Destin Holiday Celebrations 2016

It’s time to begin planning for the holidays and our guests and owners look to Newman-Dailey for recommendations on holiday events and happenings along the Emerald Coast. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve events planned along the Emerald Coast for 2016: Holiday Parades We love a parade and the holidays (read)

Published on Monday, November 14, 2016

Make the Most of Owners Weekend in Destin

Planning a trip to visit your beach home in Destin or South Walton for your annual homeowners association meeting? If so, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties would like to help you make the most of your time at the beach. We’ve compiled a fun list of things to do in Destin and things to do at your beach house while you’re here: Take a Break: Attend the (read)

Published on Monday, October 3, 2016

Tips to Enjoy the Destin Seafood Festival like a Local

Planning a trip to Destin this fall? Be sure to check out the 2016 Destin Seafood Festival , September 30 - October 2. The 38th Annual Festival will begin on Friday, September 30 (4:00pm-10:00pm) and continue on Saturday, October 1 (10:00am-10:00pm) and continue through Sunday, October 2 (11:00am-4:00pm). The festival takes place along the scenic Destin (read)

Published on Friday, September 16, 2016

What Makes the Best Destin Real Estate Agent

With many miles of sugar white sand beaches and shimmering emerald green water, it’s natural for families to want to own a slice of paradise. There are hundreds of listings, dozens of websites, and a wide range of prices. Where to begin? We recommend starting with a trusted and experienced real estate agent. What makes the best Destin Real Estate Agent... (read)

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Is it Better to Buy or Rent in Destin?

We’re often asked if is better to buy home or rent home in Destin with today’s market conditions. Great question! While most of our clients come to Destin by first renting Destin vacation rental, after a few visits many decide to either relocate to the Emerald Coast or buy a second home or condominium. Our expert team of Destin real estate (read)

Published on Monday, August 22, 2016

Destin Family Beach Traditions

Our guests have been staying with us 10, 20, even 30 years in some cases, and we enjoy hearing about their family traditions that began at the beach. Now many return to the beach with kids and grandkids, and keep their traditions alive. Of our extended family of guests, some enjoy staying in the same Destin vacation rental annually, while others like (read)

Published on Monday, August 15, 2016

Destin Real Estate Market is Booming

Have you considered investing in real estate in or around Destin, Florida? If so, whether you’re considering a Destin condominium or a single-family home, you can’t go wrong. The real estate market in Destin is booming. From Destin to 30A, condos are on the market an average of 37% fewer days than this time last year and the average sales (read)

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016

Protect Yourself from Real Estate Fraud

Searching for the perfect home or rental property in Destin, Florida is an exciting journey and the end reward can be extremely gratifying. However, as with any transaction, there are risks. The team of real estate agents at Newman-Dailey has been following the growing national trend of real estate fraud. In fact, last fall the National Association (read)

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016

2nd Edition of Where You'd Rather Be Magazine Features Best of Destin and South Walton

Our team receives lots of questions about the Destin community, which inspired our inaugural "Where You'd Rather Be" magazine. Due to the positive response from the first issue, we recently introduced the second edition. Produced in partnership with Rowland Publishing, “Where You’d Rather Be” features the people, places, and experiences (read)

Published on Monday, July 11, 2016

GLO Airways Launches Direct Flights From New Orleans

Great news for our friends in Louisiana. New Orleans-owned and -based GLO is launching non-stop service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) beginning on June 24, 2016.  The start-up public charter operator, operated by Corporate Flight Management, Inc. (CFM), is aiming to attract (read)

Published on Monday, June 13, 2016

Endangered Sea Turtle Release in Destin

What a sight!  We were able to join locals and tourists alike to see the release of Mars, a 121 lb. loggerhead sea turtle, get released into the wild at Henderson Beach on May 19th.  The 21-year old Mars was found stranded off of Perdido Key on December 29, 2015.  She was in bad condition and was missing her left rear flipper, and had (read)

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Real Estate Market Showing Positive Trends in Destin and South Walton

Like the Gulf Coast’s tidal conditions, the Destin real estate market is in a constant state of change. Fortunately, recent trends show a rising tide lifting all boats. According to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR), real estate sales along Florida's Emerald Coast in 2015 increased 16.1 percent over the previous year.  In (read)

Published on Thursday, April 28, 2016

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