Some things to consider before taking the plunge

The Emerald Coast is an attractive area for investing in second homes. In recent articles we’ve told you about the area’s healthy tourism and economic outlook and why the future of real estate sales is expected to remain promising. Just as a refresher, visitor numbers in South Walton alone grew from 3.2 million in 2015 to 4.1 million in 2017. The Emerald Coast enjoys a high volume of return visitors (more than 10 times for many), and the majority rent condos or homes during their stay.

 

Here at The Premier Property Group (PPG), we understand why so many people fall in love with the communities we serve and want to own property here. It’s our goal to make sure that customers make the best…

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Distinctive experiences come in many shapes and sizes along the Emerald Coast. A feast for the senses, our region is home to stunning water views and lush natural surroundings, soft, sugar-white beaches, the smell of warm Gulf breezes and, of course, tastes that will delight even the most discriminating palate.

 

Award-winning restaurants and celebrated chefs are abundant across the communities served by The Premier Property Group. Whether you are seeking a Gulf-to-table experience, Southern cooking, healthy fare or international cuisine, the chefs of the Emerald Coast strive to create dining experiences that will keep you coming back for more.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Jim Shirah, executive chef at Dewey Destin’s Seafood, grew up…

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The Premier Property Group (PPG) is proud to announce the next wave of luxury condominium development in Destin’s quaint Crystal Beach community—Parkside at Henderson Beach Resort. Part of the Henderson Beach Resort portfolio of accommodations, this distinctive retreat is now open for sales and will provide an elegant addition to the resort’s upscale, secluded backdrop.

 

Parkside is being sold exclusively through PPG, and early trends suggest that demand will quickly outpace supply. Notably, of the two buildings initially released,  20 of the 24 available units were pre-sold in a pre-launch VIP release.

“Opportunities to invest in brand new condominiums in Destin do not surface very often, especially in a celebrated resort development on the…

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From Gulf-to-table to farm-to-table, the Emerald Coast is home to a wide array of locally-sourced, fresh food options that characterize the region’s celebrated cuisine. For those who like to get up close and personal with their food choices, U-pick farms exist that allow residents and visitors to harvest their own produce while making lasting memories.

 

Amid growing demands on our time, these options are a great way to spend time with family and friends, buy healthy food, enjoy the outdoors and support local business owners at the same time. While Northwest Florida’s temperate climate allows for year-round growing, March kicks off an active U-pick season and a prime opportunity to land a variety of fresh, locally-sourced crops.

Best of all,…

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Approximately five hours west of Florida’s Emerald Coast, the excitement is already building for New Orleans’ celebrated annual festival: Mardi Gras. Weeks of celebration will draw hundreds of thousands of people to the city for plenty of revelry that culminates in the main event on March 5th.

The centuries-old celebration derives its name from the French words meaning Fat Tuesday—a religious holiday that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent each year on the Christian calendar. To prepare for the traditional practice of fasting during Lent, people would “indulge their appetites”. Today, Mardi Gras is synonymous with colorful parades, feasting, imbibing and plenty of fun.

 

While New Orleans is the official U.S.…

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Overwhelming.  It’s the word most commonly used to describe the destruction left by Hurricane Michael—the biggest storm on record to hit the Florida panhandle—in Panama City, Mexico Beach and regions further east.

Like most people who live or own property along the Emerald Coast, The Premier Property Group (PPG) family felt a deep loss for our neighbors as well as a strong desire to help them rebuild. Contributions have ranged from toy drives, work teams, monetary donations and more, but few have demonstrated the kind of continued perseverance to bringing hope back to these regions as PPG Realtor Michael Tounge. It’s one of the many reasons he was the recipient of the PPG Life Award this past December.

 

Like many PPG agents, Michael took…

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Last November, we shared with you encouraging statistics about Northwest Florida’s healthy tourism outlook. The regions served by The Premier Property Group are witnessing attractive trends in terms of visitor growth, economic impact and real estate investment.

 

Simply put, it’s an exciting time to own property along the Emerald Coast. As March initiates the beginning of Spring Break mania, and our local communities all brace for—and embrace—the coming high tourist season, we thought it would be a great time to see what the average visitor to the Florida panhandle looks in terms of demographics. Here’s a snapshot:

Visitor Profiles
A CY2018 report from Visit South Walton found that of the more than 4.1 million visitors to the region, nearly…

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Affordable waterfront lifestyles are not easy to come by along Florida’s coveted Emerald Coast. Add new construction and great amenities to the mix, and the combination becomes nearly non-existent apart from the Premier Property Group’s (PPG’s) exclusive Miller’s Landing on Lake Powell.

A community of 25 townhomes situated along one of the region’s rapidly growing corridors, the first phase of this popular development sold out prior to the first building’s completion in mid-2018. And while the second of the four planned buildings is on track for completion in June, PPG’s COO Jason White noted that prospective buyers will want to act fast as the price-point for these high-end investments is simply unmatched in the region.

 

“We are introducing…

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Here at the Premier Property Group (PPG), we make it our mission to bring the best in luxury, lifestyle development to the market. Our team of experts is continually identifying the most exclusive, up-to-date design and refining what it means to experience leading-edge real estate along the Emerald Coast.

That’s why we are proud to showcase our latest residential offering at 138 Camp Creek Point Drive —a contemporary, beachfront home with access to more than 130 feet of shoreline. Located just west of Alys Beach on Florida’s famed Highway 30-A, this spacious residence is a study in elegance and features more than 9,400 square feet of total gross area including 6,423 square feet of air-conditioned space and an additional 3,021 square feet of covered…

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Out with the old and in with the new! While every new year offers an opportunity for new beginnings, it’s also a great time to consider a fresh look to brighten up real estate investments and align with the latest trends.

Rena Anderson, a Premier Property Group (PPG) design consultant, offers some insight into what’s on the horizon in 2019 for new construction along with effective ways to update an existing look.

Paint –A simple new color can dramatically change the mood and look of any home. In 2019, look for warmer palettes to begin replacing the cool whites and grays that saturated the design industry in recent years. Anderson suggests shifting to warmer whites with matte black as a strong accent and jewel or primary colors for bold pops of…

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