The Best Season to Buy a Home in Destin
Buying a Home in the Fall
In the past, fall has shown to be a good time for people to find their dream homes in Destin. The weather is beautiful, so homes are showcased by mother nature. The rental season is slowing down, so homeowners are not seeing the big rental checks showing up in their bank accounts. For people who have been considering letting their Destin property go, this is just the nudge they need.
During the fall season, realtors have more time to show you numerous properties, ensuring you get the full range of choices. You’re also able to see properties in their best light, as opposed to dodging housekeepers and renters. This gives you time to thoroughly look at a home and to hire a home inspector to ensure there aren’t any surprises after your purchase is final. Additionally, when you purchase your Destin home in the fall, you can be moved in by December – just in time for Christmas at the Beach.
Buying a Home in the Summer
Destin generally runs at nearly 100% occupancy during the summer months. It can be difficult for realtors to find time to show homes as owners don’t want to inconvenience their renters. Realtors end up showing properties between check-in and check-out on Saturdays and Sundays (which is usually between 10 AM – 3 PM). This means cleaners and maintenance staff are usually around, preparing the property for the next set of guests. It can be difficult to see as many properties as you may want within the small available time frame.
Although during the summer months many of the properties for sale will be rented the sellers do want to sell. For those selling their homes and condos during the summer, they understand that if they don’t sell during the summer they will be stuck with the property during another off-season. Another benefit of buying a home in the summertime is that there will be much more inventory than during the winter months. So as long as you are willing to be here both Saturday and Sunday then you should be able to look at most of the properties you have an interest in. Don’t forget, most of these property owners are motivated to sell before the end of the summer.
Whatever the time of year, Destin is a wonderful location for your new home. Destin has some of the highest-rated schools along the Emerald Coast. 89% of its residents have earned some degree about their high school diploma, so education is important in the community. An active lifestyle is also valued by Destin residents. A large majority of residents are non-smokers who pursue active lifestyles. Living so close to the ocean in such a beautiful setting makes exercising outside more fun than work. Why would you drive to the beach, when you could ride your bike while breathing in the salty air as you cruise past the palm trees?
Destin has almost a 96% rate of employment. High employment equals a higher tax base. More income from taxes ensures that Destin is well maintained and is poised to attract and retain solid employees. While the natural beauty of Destin is stunning, the infrastructure is also sound.
Things To Do in Destin
You’ll never be bored pruning a vacation home or primary residence in Destin. In addition to the beach and all the water activities that accompany life on the coast, there are additional entertainments to ensure everyone in your family has something to love. The Destin Harbor Boardwalk offers top-notch restaurants, including Jackacuda’s Seafood and Sushi and Harry T’s Lighthouse. Also in Destin, you will find Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park. For more low-speed entertainment, you can find live music performed by local musicians, and local artists practicing their craft. You can also find a wide rarity of things to do to the east in Santa Rosa Beach or to the west in Fort Walton Beach.
Are You Ready to Purchase a Home or Condo
So, if you’re finances are in order, and you’re ready to move or buy your dream vacation home then now may be the right time for you. Check with Laurie, (850) 217-1369, to see the properties she has listed or start searching right away. She will be happy to make your dream of owning Destin real estate come true.
Jetty East condo is located at the far end of Holiday Isle right at the Destin Pass.
Breakers East is a beachfront condo located in the heart of Destin.
Silver Shells are a gated complex with 5 beachfront and Gulf view condos.
Popular Destin Neighborhoods
Emerald Bay is a gated subdivision located on the far east side of Destin and surrounds Emerald Bay Golf Course.
The Villages of Crystal Beach is a gated subdivision filled with vacation rentals. These homes have a history of being excellent investment properties.
Destiny by the Sea is another gated subdivision. It is one of the larger subdivisions in Destin. Destiny by the Sea stretches from Highway 98 to old Highway 98.