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    January News Stories – 30A

    By Premier Beach Retreats | January 5, 2023

    Happy New Year! 2023 is finally here and we can’t wait to see what’s in store. Check out some of the top local news stories and see what events are coming up on the Emerald Coast as we head into January! Registration is Now Open for the 21st Annual Seaside School Half Marathon and 5k!... Read More

    January News Stories – Destin

    By Premier Beach Retreats | January 5, 2023

    Happy New Year! 2023 is finally here and we can’t wait to see what’s in store. Check out some of the top local news stories and see what events are coming up on the Emerald Coast as we head into January! Destin Dunk 2023 hits the Gulf of Mexico https://www.thedestinlog.com/picture-gallery/news/2023/01/03/destin-dunk-hits-gulf-mexico-new-years-day/10982348002/ Moon Crush returns to Seascape... Read More

    You May Have More Negotiation Power When You Buy a Home Today

    By Premier Beach Retreats | January 5, 2023

    Did the frequency and intensity of bidding wars over the past two years make you put your home search on hold? If so, you should know the hyper competitive market has cooled this year as buyer demand has moderated and housing supply has grown. Those two factors combined mean you may see less competition from other buyers. And with... Read More

    Homeowners Still Have Positive Equity Gains over the Past 12 Months

    By Premier Beach Retreats | January 5, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years thanks to rapidly rising home prices. Here’s how it happened and what it means for you, even as the market moderates. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. Because there was... Read More

    What To Expect From the Housing Market in 2023

    By Premier Beach Retreats | January 5, 2023

    The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position. As the Federal Reserve (the Fed) made moves this year to try to lower inflation, mortgage rates more than doubled – something that’s never happened before in a calendar year. This... Read More

    December Events – 30A

    By Premier Beach Retreats | December 1, 2022

    12 Nights of Lights at Baytowne Wharf: https://sowal.com/event/12-nights-of-lights-at-baytowne-wharf-2?date=2022-12-03 Get in the Winter Spirit at Baytowne on Ice, Now through February 4th https://www.baytownewharf.com/event_details.php?t=1&event=225 See more than 10 Million Lights at Christmas Reflections in Defuniak Springs https://www.defuniaksprings.net/1097/Christmas-Reflections Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s Annual Santa’s Camp Christmas, December 9th & 10th https://sowal.com/event/topsail-hill-preserve-state-park-santas-camp-christmas-1?date=2022-12-09 The Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents... Read More

    December Events – Destin

    By Premier Beach Retreats | December 1, 2022

    Destin Harbor Lighted Christmas Boat Parade and Fireworks, Sunday, December 11. https://sowal.com/event/destin-boat-parade?date=2022-12-11 City of Destin Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 10. https://www.nwfdailynews.com/story/entertainment/events/2022/11/21/destin-christmas-parade-and-boat-parade-2022-what-know/10705934002/ Christmas Parade Grand Marshall hails from one of Destin’s 1st families https://www.thedestinlog.com/story/news/local/2022/11/28/lloyd-taylor-serve-grand-marshal-destin-christmas-parade/10752598002/ Get in the Winter Spirit at Baytowne on Ice, Now through February 4th https://www.baytownewharf.com/event_details.php?t=1&event=225 Celebrate new beginnings at the Okaloosa Island New... Read More

    What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

    By Premier Beach Retreats | December 1, 2022

    Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your best... Read More

    Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter

    By Premier Beach Retreats | December 1, 2022

    There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them – so you can make a confident... Read More

    3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

    By Premier Beach Retreats | December 1, 2022

    If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. Home equity builds over time and can help you achieve certain goals. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average borrower with a home loan has almost $300,000 in equity right now. As you... Read More