August 2014

Found 3 blog entries for August 2014.

Destin condo swimming poolThe timing has never been better to purchase a vacation home or investment property in Destin, Florida.

The Destin area has over 5,000 vacation rentals that are frequented by tourists year after year. June 2014 brought in the highest revenues for lodgings that Destin and Okaloosa County has every seen. According to Governor Rick Scott, "24 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 (April-June), an increase of 3 percent over the same period in 2013."

This in turn set records for visitor spending, good for local businesses and great news for anyone with a Destin rental property.

Many of the tourists we see are repeat visitors, booking for the next season upon checking out. When you find a good rental that is convenient and fits

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Seaside viewAs you're driving along 30A and passing Seaside, yet another beach community, instantly you'll realize that there is something unique about this area. Maybe it's the old-school water tower, the clad homes with elaborate porches, fencing and trim. Maybe it's slightly familiar... this was the filming location for the "The Truman Show," a 1998 Jim Carrey movie. In any event, it's well worth the stop to turn in and check out this funky little community.

Seaside - Planting the Seed

Seaside design sketchIt's one thing to build a house, or maybe a subdivision, but an entire town - that takes vision. J.S. Smolian loved the Gulf Coast and the time spent here with his family and grandchildren. He dreamed of creating a summer camp where he could share this same enjoyment with

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The residents in Destin, Florida know how to enjoy life. There is always some sort of festival, free concert or celebration going on - here is the list of not-to-be-missed fall events in Destin:

August 23: Fudpucker's - The Fudpoker Run

Jet ski poker run around Choctawhatchee Bay - perfect for the whole family.

August 29-31: 23rd Annual Greek Festival at the Emerald Coast Convention Center

Eat, drink and be merry at the annual Greek Festival, famous for the amazing cuisine, live music, dancing and crafts.

August 29-31: Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2014, Panama City, Florida

Three days of country music on the Gulf Coast with headlining acts: Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Randy Houser, Big & Rich and Casadee Pope. Dozens of

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