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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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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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The right combination of sandy shoreline, sunshine and water is a sure bet for drawing healthy numbers of visitors and real estate buyers in many locales. Yet, savvy beach goers know there is something inherently special about the Emerald Coast.

An uncommon blend of sparkling emerald green waters and crystal white sand not only offer distinctive appeal to Premier Property Group neighborhoods, but this combination also continuously lands the Florida Panhandle in rankings for top beach destinations nationally and globally. While the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico speaks for itself, it’s the miles upon miles of snow white sand that truly sets the Emerald Coast apart for many coastal aficionados.

Beach sand in destinations across the globe can be

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Tourism, real estate numbers continue upward trajectory

There are many reasons to celebrate real estate ownership in the communities served by The Premier Property Group—luxury coastal living, world‐renowned beaches, award‐winning dining and entertainment districts and an abundance of outdoor recreation just to name a few. It’s a lifestyle many aspire to attain.

In truth, the wide and growing appeal of the Emerald Coast continues drawing record tourism numbers, driving economic growth and ensuring real estate investments prove sound and profitable for the long term. For instance, South Walton communities alone benefited from a whopping $4.4 billion total economic impact from tourism in 2017. Visitors create more than 22,000 jobs in South Walton

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We are very fortunate that the communities we serve were spared the worst from Hurricane Michael. Our footprint sustained very minimal damage and all four of our offices have reopened.

Unfortunately, our friends and neighbors to the east were not so lucky. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this difficult time.

Some of our PPG family were directly impacted by the Hurricane and we’re fortunate that they and their families are safe. We also want to celebrate and support those within our team that selflessly went into action and rolled up their sleeves to support our team, their families and others in desperate need.

We, as a company, will be delivering much needed supplies and assisting in the rebuilding effort. If you would like to

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As the top producing locally-owned, independent real estate firm in Northwest Florida, we have been invited to partner with Luxury Portfolio International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™, the global leader in real estate sales. This partnership ensures that PPG clients are working with sales executives that are truly local experts with a global reach. PPG listings are marketed in over 70 countries worldwide and across 565 websites.

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Farm-to-Table Along the Emerald Coast

Local farmers markets showcase coastal flavors and fresh food.

There are few subjects that delight the senses like food, and nothing beats the power of fresh. Communities everywhere are embracing sustainable, local sourcing movements and reaping the benefits of healthy, tastier food options.

The Emerald Coast is no exception, and residents and visitors to our area will find an abundance of farmers markets. From Fort Walton Beach and Destin to the communities of 30A, a variety of local artisans and growers can be found on a regular basis showcasing coastal flavors, fresh fruits and vegetables, uncommon blends, cheeses and more. And most are conveniently located near or in the middle of some of the

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The sugar white sands, crystal clear gulf waters and charming beach communities of South Walton continue to attract visitors from near and far, with many ultimately deciding to make a permanent move to the area. The exponential growth of Walton County, particularly south of the Choctawhatchee Bay is evident, and recent U.S. Census Data confirms this ranking Walton County the sixth fastest growing county in the entire United States.

Walton County’s total population rose 4.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, going from 65,440 to 68,376. This increase boosted the county into the top six, gaining 15 spots on its previous ranking of twenty-first for 2015 and 2016. Walton ranked behind three counties in Texas, one in Utah and one in Virginia. The county also ranked

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