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    Livin’ Right Magazine 2022-Issue 1

    By Matthew McGee | February 22, 2022

    Destin’s Finest Estate is For Sale! “What does it take to be the finest piece of property in Destin, FL? The first and most important element is water. People have gravitated to this incredible desitination because of the beauty of the water, the beaches, and the great fishing here. However, the rarest waterfront in Destin is water that is clear, has a long view and, most importantly, has deep, protected water for yachts.. Read More

    Livin Right Weekly Local Happenings 2/14

    By Matthew McGee | February 16, 2022

    Real Estate:  66 Townhomes Proposed Behind Winn Dixie in Destin: https://www.getthecoast.com/destin-city-council-to-discuss-the-proposed-66-unit-townhome-comple/ Local Improvements: 4 New Artificial Reefs going to be built near Destinhttps://www.getthecoast.com/okaloosa-tdd-plans-to-construct-4-new-artificial-patch-reefs-near-destin/ New Pedestrian Improvements for Beachgoers on Okaloosa Island: https://www.getthecoast.com/new-pedestrian-activated-lights-being-installed-on-okaloosa-island/ Business:  California contractor moving headquarters to Freeport a ‘game changer’ for Walton County. American Metal Bearing Company https://www.nwfdailynews.com/story/business/manufacturing/2022/02/10/american-metal-bearing-company-california-defense-contractor-moving-headquarters-freeport-new-jobs/6719029001/ Events: PENSACON-https://pensacon.com‘It’s cool to have geeky interests... Read More

    8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

    By Matthew McGee | February 3, 2022

    There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can... Read More

    A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

    By Matthew McGee | January 5, 2022

    Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021.1 However, there were signs in the fourth quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to simmer down. In the... Read More

    20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

    By Matthew McGee | December 3, 2021

    Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years. But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of unique... Read More

    New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

    By Matthew McGee | November 1, 2021

    Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is far less than the six months that is generally needed to... Read More

    Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

    By Matthew McGee | October 7, 2021

    Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion. Most... Read More

    9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

    By Matthew McGee | September 10, 2021

    9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it’s dwindling.¹ You’re not alone either if you’re... Read More

    Closing after October 1? Your Flood Insurance Rates are Unknown!

    By Matthew McGee | September 10, 2021

    Transaction Check: NFIP Flood Rates to Change on Oct. 1 By Kerry Smith Buyers who close after Oct. 1 and need flood insurance should understand upcoming flood insurance changes. The new rating system is property-specific and not yet published, but 12% of Fla. homes will see at least a $120 yearly increase. Buyers may be... Read More