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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
I have been hearing about A.I. Music and wanted to give it a try. I just wrote about Have you ever used soundcloud? (activerain.com)In that post I talked about text to voice and making promotional ads to post to soundcloud and then onto other socials. This new one I tried is for songs.  I made this over the weekend. I posted it to Youtube as well.  The topic I chose with the prompting was related to Destin Beach Florida. You can mix and re prompt also change text beyond the created one, make an intro, make an outro and add extension in the middle as well. You can also A.I. generate the art for the album or track cover, make playlist. Taylor Swift recently had a song Florida on her new album where she mentions Destin Florida. I am sure that wont hurt rental bookings or sales for the area...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
2 Bedroom Luxury Condo For Sale In Destin FloridaWith Spring in full bloom, many people are starting to look for their next beach property. With an attracting rental history, this 2 bedroom Sterling Sands condo calls for a closer look. Located in the heart of Destin, Fl, this community is popular with owners and paid guests alike.  2 Bedroom Luxury Condo For Sale In Destin Florida OverviewMapsPhotos $929,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,200 sqftMLS #: 919895 Location 1080 E Highway 98 110Destin, FL 32541USA Doug Rogers RE/MAX Coastal Properties(318) 613-1994dougsoldit@gmail.comhttp://www.FloridaCondoHunter.com   Listed by: RE/MAX Coastal Properties Our recent listings 3 Bedroom Home For Sale Near Alexandria LA | $174,500 | Boyce, LA2 Bedroom Luxu...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
2 Bedroom Beach Condo For Sale In Destin Florida Visiting Destin Florida often leads individuals to BUYING along the Emerald Coast. With Sugar white beaches, world class fishing, and terrific shopping Destin checks a bunch of boxes. Let's take a moment and explore what this 2 bedroom Silver Shells condo has to offer. Why Silver Shells St Lucia Great location in the heart of Destin. Minutes from restaurants, shopping, and world class fishing Over 1,000 feet of private beach frontage. Borders Henderson State Park  Legendary Ruth Chris Steakhouse on site! Spend the day on the beach and then head out for a world class steak. All without getting in your car.  MASSIVE swimming pool with waterfall feature  On site spa means less time in traffic and more time being papered  7th floor location m...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
3 Bedroom Condo For Sale In Destin Fl- The Terrace At Pelican BeachSearching for 3 bedroom condos in Destin Florida? Want a resort with ALL the amenities without sacrificing location? If so, The Terrace unit 1201 should be on your must see list. Let's examine what makes this Destin Condo such a compelling offer. 3 Bedroom Condo For Sale In Destin Florida OverviewMapsPhotos $550,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,400 sqftMLS #: 936532 Location 970 Highway 981201Destin, FL 32541USA Doug Rogers RE/MAX Coastal Properties(318) 613-1994dougsoldit@gmail.comhttp://www.FloridaCondoHunter.com   Listed by: RE/MAX Coastal Properties Our recent listings 3 Bedroom Condo For Sale In Destin Florida | $550,000 | Destin, FL3 Bedroom Home In Prospect Louisiana | $262...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
How To Sell A Home In Destin Florida Are you feeling the urge to upgrade to a larger home near the beach? Or perhaps your next life chapter takes you away from the Emerald Coast. Regardless of the reason, Destin home sellers should position their property to attract top dollar. Are you a first time home seller? Or maybe it's simply been a while. Let's examine the three phases of selling your Destin property.    I. Prior To Listing your Destin Home-- As with most life events, the more planning in advance the better the outcome. Your first (and most important) step is to call RE/MAX Agent Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 to get the ball rolling. I will tour the property and offer any advice or suggests for getting the home show ready. From there we will use a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) t...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Getting  Value From Your Destin Florida Investment CondoEvery year people from all over descend on the Emerald Coast to enjoy our clear water and sugar white beaches. Many of these visitors will set up camp at one of the local condos. As a potential Destin Florida condo owner, let's explore ways to maximize the return on your investment. 1) Hire a professional property management company-- Especially starting out, most of these companies make the process turnkey. Yes, there is a fee for their service but this investment takes the guess work out of the ownership experience. 2) Understand the seasons- Most units will have detailed rental histories going back several years. As best practice, plan major improvements outside of the busy season. And these days it's more than just summer! Octo...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Is Buying A Home In Destin Florida A Good Idea?In the words of the Chinese Proverb, "May you live in interesting times". With rising rates, limited housing inventory, negative media, and inflation the 2023 housing market is certainly not boring. As a potential Destin home buyer, it's only fair to have some concerns. Let's explore some questions all home buyers should consider...1)How long do I plan on living in the area-- There is no hard and fast rule, but generally two years is a good place to start. Coming to Destin for a short term project? Renting likely makes more sense. Feel like you will be here for a while? Consider putting down some roots and claiming a slice of the coast! 2) What's My financial outlook--How secure is your job? Do you have a downpayment saved? This is were a f...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Navigating the Real Estate Market during high(er) Interest RatesDuring the fourth quarter of 2022 the message was yes, interest rates are up but things should settle by the first of 2023. Even though the New Year's decorations came down, the interest rates went up. As Spring turned into  Summer the experts predicted we would be "Thankful" for lower rates by the end of November. This Holiday season the only thing higher than rates is your Uncle George... Let's take a look at how Destin Home Sellers and Buyers can navigate these uncharted waters.Tips For Destin Home Sellers In This Market 1) Pay attention to RECENT Comps-- When setting the asking price for your Destin home, we can go back up to a year looking for similar transactions. As rapidly as things are changing, the transaction fro...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Housing Options Around Destin Florida Considering a permanent move to Destin Florida?  Or perhaps Uncle Sam has decided your next duty station is Eglin AFB or Hurlburt Field in nearby Ft Walton Beach. Regardless of the reason, local market knowledge is key. Let's take a closer look at the Greater Destin Florida Real Estate Market.  Local Real Estate Market Statistics As of early October 2023, the average price of a single family home in Destin proper was 1,405,986 dollars. Condos along this stretch of the Emerald Coast were going for just over half that amount, 793,352 dollars. Are these figures causing you to rethink life in paradise? Don't give up on your coastal living dreams, there are a wide range of local (and more affordable) housing options. Different Types of Housing Offered In...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Destin Florida Real Estate-Listing Your Home During The HolidaysAnd Just like that, another holiday season is upon us. It seems as I age these holidays keep coming around more quickly. Destin home sellers often ask, "Should I wait until after the holidays to sell?" The quick answer is it depends on your schedule. Does cashing in now makes sense, or would you rather have this chapter closed in 2024? If it's just about netting the most money, my advice is to go ahead and put your home on the market. Let's looks at some reasons a holiday listing is a solid choice. Reasons To List Your Destin Florida Home During The Holidays 1) The Fall season marks the arrival of snowbirds-- These folks flee colder climates and spend 3-4 months along our sugar white beaches (can't really blame them). After...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Destin Florida Real Estate Market Update- October 2023There is something special about Autumn in Destin Florida. The heat has retreated, yet the water is warm enough for a nice swim. Once the Summer season has passed, many people use this time to either buy or sell their Destin property. Let's take a look at how the local real estate market is performing.Greater Destin Specifically Fort Walton to Inlet BeachSingle Family HomesFor Sale - 1,297 Sold-235Condos For Sale - 959Sold- 123How much are homes selling for in Destin Florida Every home is unique, but single family properties in Destin have averaged  1,405,986 dollars, Condos over the same period commanded 793,352 dollars. A lack of inventory and rising interest rates seems to be the key factors driving the Destin housing market. At t...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Things To Do In Destin Florida-The Destin Seafood FestivalThe end of summer does not mean the last of fun activities along the beach. This time of year locals and tourists alike flock to the Destin Seafood Festival. Running from October 6-8, this is a key event in the month long Destin Fishing Rodeo. For the 2023 edition, participants could not ask for better weather. There was a little something for everyone along the Harbor. Live music, games, local arts/crafts, and PLENTY of food and drinks. Want a unique experience? Invest money in VIP tickets. Your VIP bucks bring a separate area, food and drink specials, and bathrooms with much shorter wait lines. Inflation chomping a hole in your entertainment budget? Even without VIP tickets there was plenty to do. The organizers did a great job...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Destin Florida Real Estate-Prepping Your Home For MarketReady to cash in on your home equity? Or perhaps the next chapter of your life story takes place away from the Emerald Coast? Either way, having your Destin home in top shape is key to earning every dollar possible. Advice For Getting Your Destin Home Show Ready1) Declutter-- It's amazing how many "things" we collect over the years. And those souvenirs from your Rocky Mountain vacation can make it hard for Destin home buyers to visualize THEIR souvenirs in your space. 2) Does your home pass the smell test-- Not everyone likes the smell of Olds Spice and fine Corinthian Leather. Do the best you can to REMOVE odors, not simply mask them. And smoking? Don't do that anywhere near the home! 3) Fix what is broken, replace what is missing...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Destin Florida Real Estate Advice- Why Are Insurance Rates Increasing?These days Destin Florida single family home and condo buyers are receiving sticker shock when getting insurance quotes. Given all the potential perils that property faces, insurance is a must (not to mention the lender will likely require). Let's examine some of the factors causing the increased rates and some things the consumer can do to get the most for their insurance buying buck. Some factors causing rates to rise1) Inflation in general- These days EVERYTHING is more expensive. The Fish tacos I had on Tuesday were twelve bucks back in 2019. This week's trip butchered an entire twenty dollar bill. 2) The cost of recent natural disasters--As mentioned above, everything is more expensive including building material...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
The Importance of Starting Price in Real Estate SalesGetting ready to sell your Destin Florida Condo? Or perhaps you want to upgrade but need to close on your Emerald Coast starter home first? Either way, one of the first things Destin home sellers need to determine is the proper starting price. Let's take a moment and explore why the starting value matters...1) Proper Pricing Should Limit Days On Market-- As the market shifts to a more balanced state we are noticing a trend with days on market. The Destin property either finds a buyer QUICKLY, or lingers. When buyers see value, they sign a contract2) Thanks To Technology, Today's Buyer is Market Savvy-- Gone are the days when Destin home buyers would have to drive to a local real estate office or pick up a trade magazine to explore hom...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Destin Condos For Sale- Resorts of Pelican BeachOver the past twenty years The Resorts of Pelican Beach has been one of the top performing buildings along the Emerald Coast. But what makes this Destin property sought after by short term renters and owners alike? Let's take a closer look. Key Features of The Resorts of Pelican Beach1) Onsite management company with help available 24 hours a day. When you call the lobby a human answers. 2) Large units, even the one bedroom floorplans are designed to sleep six people 3) Every unit has a view. The one bedroom (Dolphin floorplan) face the beach. Nothing like waking up to the sound of the ocean. Need more space, the two bedroom models (Pelican floorplan) face the coast. Most still have a degree of ocean view as well. 3) Large balconies, espec...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Real Estate Deal Killers 2023 Edition Considering a home purchase in 2023? Like with any purchase, current market knowledge is key. Let's take a look at some of the challenges (and solutions) to the 2023 real estate market. Higher Interest Rates--Over the past few years interest rates (the cost of borrowing) has been kept artificially low. Sellers who were able to lock in 3% are hard pressed to purchase a new home at 8%. Likewise for buyers the higher rate means a lower purchase price.  Increased Insurance Cost-- Thanks to a string of natural disasters, insurance companies are feeling the pinch. Combine this with overall inflation  means MUCH higher insurance rates.  Lack of inventory-- Depending on the market, overall listing count is down 30-50% below Pre-Covid norms. Lower inventory ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Destin Florida Condos-Emerald Towers Located in the heart of Destin, Emerald Towers is a popular choice for vacation renters and owners as well. Let's examine what makes this particular property popular. Why Emerald Towers Location, location, location. Why spend half  your vacation in the van? Emerald Towers is near Fudpuckers, popular grocery stores and is halfway between The Commons and Destin Harbor.  Spacious living areas- Who wants to be cramped at the beach? The living room and kitchen are larger than most condos on 98.  And speaking of the beach...Given the limited number of units, Emerald Towers residents have  more space on the sand. This is especially helpful during the peak summer season.  Long rental histories- Destin Condo buyers will appreciate the years of consistent rent...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Professional RE/MAX Agent in Destin Florida Thanks to beautiful beaches, large military footprint, and mild winters Destin Florida remains a popular relocation destination. Either as a seasonal home or a primary residents there is a wide range of housing options along the Emerald Coast. Given the popularity of the area, consumers and referral agents have plenty of real estate agents to choose from. So, why Doug Rogers with RE/Max Coastal Properties??What Real Estate Agents Can Expect From Doug Rogers 1) Will follow up with the client ASAP- Once myself and the referring agent speak, I will call the potential client immediately. As someone who sends referrals across the country, nothing is more frustrating than an agent who does not make contact with the potential client. My goal is to ma...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Destin Florida Real Estate Market Report- September 2023As we close the chapter on another successful  summer tourist season, the Destin Florida real estate market remains strong. Let's take a look at the August 2023 market numbers, then forecast out to what that suggests for the rest of the year. Homes For Sale In Greater Destin FloridaAs of this report, there are 3,792 Homes (single family and condo) for sale along the Emerald Coast. Please note, these numbers do not include Panama City or Pensacola. On average, Destin home sellers can expect around 73 days to find a buyer for their property. Currently the real estate absorption rate is sitting just over 4.16. This means if no new inventory came on the market, the local supply would be depleted in just over four months. Homes That Hav...
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