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Undiscovered Real Estate Investment Opportunity In the Destin Area

Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Nestled to the west of Destin along Florida’s Emerald Coast, Okaloosa Island is waiting to be discovered by savvy real estate investors. With the same pristine sands and emerald-green waters that have made Northwest Florida famous, Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach offers a vibrant local culture to complement the world-class beaches. With a unique blend of natural beauty and recreational activities, Okaloosa Island presents an opportunity... Continue reading

Purchasing Real Estate In Destin, Florida? Know the Requirements for Buyer Agency Agreements

Published on Monday, June 17, 2024

Starting August 2024, buyer agency agreements will become mandatory in real estate markets nationwide. For those purchasing real estate in Northwest Florida and the Destin area, this will impact your contract with your real estate agent. This marks a significant shift in how real estate transactions are conducted and aims to enhance transparency, protect consumers, and establish clear guidelines for the relationship between buyers and their agents Continue reading

First Quarter Top Real Estate Producers Destin-30A

Published on Friday, May 3, 2024

Newman-Dailey congratulates its top producers for the 1st quarter of 2024! Diane Green and Heather Sprigler went above and beyond to become the Top Sales and Top Listing Agent. This mother-daughter duo does it all with dedication, expertise and a deep-rooted passion for helping clients. Diane Green has an impressive 40 years within the industry. She is recognized as one of the elite sales professionals and consistently ranks in the top 15% of Realtors Continue reading

2023 Real Estate Top Producers for Destin and 30A

Published on Friday, February 23, 2024

Newman-Dailey Real Estate announces the remarkable achievements of its top performers for 2023. Newman-Dailey’s Real Estate Sales Division proudly recognizes Shannyn Stevenson with the Top Sales and Top Listing Agent Awards, reaffirming her dedication to excellence in the Gulf Coast real estate market. Other 2023 Top Producers include Heather Sprigler, the second highest performing agent for listings and sales; Diane Green, the third highest Continue reading

Most Expensive Home Sales in the Destin, FL Area in 2023

Published on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Nestled along the stunning shores of the Emerald Coast, Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and Scenic Highway 30A feature amazing properties that stand as icons of luxury living in Northwest Florida. These destinations not only boast sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters but also host an array of waterfront homes that redefine architecture and coastal living. We’re excited to highlight the most expensive home sales of 2023 in Northwest... Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Market Year-In-Review 2023 & Forecast For 2024

Published on Monday, January 15, 2024

Navigating Challenges & Seizing Opportunities The Destin, Florida real estate market in 2023 was marked by a unique blend of challenges and opportunities. The real estate industry saw remarkable shifts, redefining how properties were bought, sold, and perceived. In this year-in-review, we’ll explore the highs and lows by reviewing real estate transactions from the year 2023. In addition, we’ve included year-end figures, categorized Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Pro Tip: Understand HOA Dues & Special Assessments Before Closing

Published on Monday, November 20, 2023

An important question to ask yourself before any real estate purchase is “What will be the cost of owning this property or home?” One often overlooked element is Homeowner Association (HOA) Dues and Special Assessments. These fees can significantly impact your future financial stability, quality of life, and return on your investment. Many homes and condominiums are within a sanctioned Homeowner's Association (HOA) and require regular Continue reading

The 5 Main Costs of Owning a 30A or Destin Vacation Rental Home

Published on Friday, November 10, 2023

Many dream of owning a 30A or Destin vacation rental home or condominium, but it’s important before you purchase Destin real estate to understand the revenue potential as well as the costs associated with owning a vacation home. Unexpected expenses such as the breakdown of an appliance or A/C system can be costly as well as interrupt rental revenue. Here’s a breakdown of the top 5 costs to consider when owning a beach vacation rental: Continue reading

Buying Or Selling Real Estate at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort Is a Strong Investment Strategy

Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Nestled along the shores of Miramar Beach, Florida, lies a hidden gem in the world of real estate: Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. This charming community is not just a place to live; it's a lifestyle that combines the best of beachfront living with top-notch amenities and an unparalleled sense of community. The best part is whether you’re considering buying or selling a property within Hidden Dunes Resort’s 27-acre Gulf-front Continue reading

Revenue Projections for Vacation Rental Condos in and around Destin

Published on Monday, October 2, 2023

Have you ever dreamed of owning a Destin condo or vacation rental home at the beach? Second home ownership can be a great investment as well as a place to create family memories now and for generations to come. By placing your beach home or Destin condo on a rental program, you’ll enjoy supplemental income to help underwrite costs while having your own piece of paradise to enjoy time with family and friends at the beach.   Newman-Dailey real estate agents Continue reading

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) – What Are the Risks?

Published on Monday, August 28, 2023

The decision to sell a property can be a daunting task. Some sellers consider “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) with the thought that they will save money by not paying a commission to the selling agent and have more control over the process. That said, it is important to understand the risks involved with FSBO as well as the advantages of using a professional Realtor® to manage your real estate transactions. Expertise and Knowledge Local Continue reading

Shannyn Stevenson and Diane Green Honored as 2nd Quarter Top Real Estate Producers 2023

Published on Monday, August 14, 2023

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division honors Shannyn Stevenson and Diane Green as the second quarter top real estate producers. Shannyn Stevenson earned “Top Listing Agent”, and Diane Green achieved “Top Sales Agent” for April through June 2023.  Real Estate sales along Florida’s Emerald Coast have continued to thrive in spite of rising interest rates. Our experienced real estate agents have been guiding Continue reading

Owning Luxury Real Estate Along Hwy 30A Is More Than an Investment – It is a Lifestyle

Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The allure of owning luxury real estate along Florida’s coveted Scenic Highway 30A extends far beyond the mere acquisition of a home and value of the investment. It embodies a lifestyle of refined elegance, impeccable craftsmanship, and breathtaking surroundings. This year alone has resulted in the sale of some truly magnificent 30A properties in beach towns of Walton County, including Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach, Seagrove Beach, Alys Beach, Rosemary Continue reading

Real Estate Market Update 2nd Quarter 2023

Published on Friday, July 14, 2023

The Destin Real Estate Market has stabilized this summer and we’re experiencing a return to more traditional market conditions for buyers and sellers.  Looking back at the past two years, we can confidently say that the Emerald Coast experienced a real estate feeding-frenzy. In 2021 and 2022, we saw a surge in real estate activity in Northwest Florida. The demand for properties, both residential and commercial, reached unprecedented levels... Continue reading

The Perks of Being a Homeowner In Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, June 12, 2023

The month of June is National Homeownership Month !  This national spotlight on homeownership began in June 2002 under former President George W. Bush. Being a homeowner builds a sense of pride and promotes a foundation that is centered in your community. While there are many benefits of owning a primary or secondary home in and around Destin, Florida, here are our favorite reasons to own real estate in the South Walton and Destin area: Benefits Continue reading

Abundant Waterways in Destin, FL Create Waterfront Real Estate Opportunities

Published on Monday, May 8, 2023

Many people are motivated to purchase waterfront property along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Fortunately, the Destin, Florida area is home to some of the most diverse waterways located within a relatively small geographic region, providing many opportunities for owning waterfront real estate in the Destin area. From the vibrant emerald-green Gulf waters to lakes, bays, inter-coastal waterways, and streams, the diversity of waterways Continue reading

Top Reasons Why You Should Choose a Local Realtor® for Buying or Selling Property in Destin, FL area

Published on Monday, March 20, 2023

We all choose a real estate agent based on obvious reasons like professionalism, honesty, business acumen, likability, and reputation.  In addition, it is beneficial to select a local Realtor® who knows Destin, 30A and Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast well.  Here are the top reasons why:  Knowledge of the local market   It is extremely helpful to have a local real estate agent who really knows the area where you are looking Continue reading

30A and Destin Real Estate Market Forecast For 2023

Published on Monday, February 20, 2023

The real estate forecast for the Destin area remains positive for residents and investors. The Newman-Dailey Real Estate Team is collectively optimistic that the market has stabilized regarding property pricing and interest rates. While inventory is still low, the number of listings on the market month over month is increasing as compared to 2022 (3,504 vs. 1,782 active listings).  Another indicator of our changing market is the increase in the Continue reading

Shannyn Stevenson Honored as 2022 Top Real Estate Producer of the Year in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, January 23, 2023

We are delighted to honor Shannyn Stevenson as the 2022 Top Real Estate Producer of the Year in Destin, Florida. Stevenson earned both the Top Sales Agent and the Top Listing Agent for 2022. This is the fifth year in a row in which Shannyn Stevenson has earned a Top Producer award! She achieved Top Sales Agent for 2018 and 2019, and Top Listing Agent for 2020 and 2021. This year, Stevenson adds both Top Listing and Sales Agent to her list of accolades Continue reading

Mark DeSalvo Honored As the Top Real Estate Producer in the Destin, Florida for 4th Quarter of 2022

Published on Monday, January 16, 2023

We are delighted to honor Real Estate Agent Mark DeSalvo as the 2022 4th Quarter Top Producer in both listings and sales! This achievement is due to his dedication, expertise, and longevity in the Emerald Coast real estate market, which has made him a multi-time recipient of the Top Producer Awards at Newman-Dailey. In fact, DeSalvo is celebrating 21 years with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division and has been successfully helping Continue reading

4 Reasons to Invest In Florida Real Estate

Published on Friday, December 2, 2022

If you’re looking for your next home or real estate investment, keep Florida top of mind. Aside from the beautiful weather and southern charm, there are many benefits to investing in a home here, especially if it’s on the coastline. Keep reading, and we’ll convince you why purchasing property in the state of Florida is a lucrative, stable investment. Ideal Location, Climate, and Scenery Florida is popular because of its natural beauty Continue reading

Mortgage Interest Rates - It's All Relative When Purchasing Destin Real Estate

Published on Monday, October 17, 2022

The real estate market is an ever-changing landscape. There are many factors constantly affecting how we view and react to market conditions. As we begin coming out of a seller-driven market, it is important to keep the big picture in mind. In the past couple of years, we have experienced historically low interest rates due to unprecedented times. As this trend begins to shift, it is important that we examine all factors such as price point, contingencies... Continue reading

Find Your Dream Destin Real Estate Investment? 10 Tips to Make It Yours

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022

If half the battle is finding the perfect real estate investment to meet your needs and budget, then the other half of the battle must be making it through to closing victorious. While new Destin real estate listings are posted daily, finding the right one and reaching closing day can be an arduous journey. Therefore, our team of experienced real estate agents compiled the following tips to make it from an offer to a successful closing. Once you have Continue reading

Tips For Purchasing Real Estate In Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, September 26, 2022

Are you considering purchasing a home, condominium or property in the Destin area? Our experienced team of real estate agents offers these simple tips when starting the buying cycle. Here are 4 things you can do prior to searching for the perfect Destin real estate investment in order to close on your dream property faster: Get Pre-qualified for a loan . This may seem counterintuitive since you don’t know how much the home you wish to purchase Continue reading

Colin Kirkwood and Shannyn Stevenson Top Real Estate Producers For the 2nd Quarter 2022

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022

The Destin Real Estate Market continues to hold strong for buyers and sellers in 2022 and the real estate team at Newman-Dailey has been hard at work serving our clients. We're excited to recognize our two top real estate producers for the second quarter who have been working hard to achieve success for their clients. Colin Kirkwood earned the title of “Top Sales Agent” for record sales in the second quarter and Shannyn Stevenson earned Continue reading

Shannyn Stevenson and Carolyn Difebo Honored as Destin Real Estate Top Producers 1st Quarter 2022

Published on Monday, April 25, 2022

At Newman-Dailey, our experienced team of real estate professionals ranks among the top 7% of real estate companies for sales, according to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR), and we’re pleased to celebrate our 1st Quarter Top Real Estate Producers for 2022. Shannyn Stevenson earned the title of “Top Listing Agent” for the volume of properties listed, and Carolyn DiFebo achieved “Top Listing Sales&rdquo... Continue reading

Top Things to Consider When Buying Real Estate In and Around Destin, Florida

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  Are you looking to purchase real estate in one of the most desired and promising real estate markets in the United States? We hope so! Destin, Florida is an excellent place to invest in rental property or residential homes. Beautiful year-round weather, stunning beaches, coastal charm, endless outdoor activities keep property values strong. We talked to one of our very own experienced local Destin real estate agents, Mark DeSalvo, about his Continue reading

Shannyn Stevenson and Heather Sprigler Honored as 2021 Destin & 30A Real Estate Top Producers

Published on Monday, February 21, 2022

A big congratulations to our beloved Heather Sprigler and Shannyn Stevenson for being named the overall Top Producers in Real Estate for 2021! Heather was Top Producer in Sales, while Shannyn was Top Producer in Listings.  Both Shannyn and Heather have the emerald waters of the Gulf coast in their blood. Shannyn Stevenson has been a local since 1980 and started her real estate career in 1999. With 23 years of experience in this real estate Continue reading

Shannyn Stevenson Honored as Real Estate Top Producer for 2021 Q4

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

  Congratulations to Newman-Dailey REALTOR®, Shannyn Stevenson, on being named the 2021 Q4 Top Producer in Listing and Sales!   An Emerald Coast resident since 1980, and with 23 years of experience in real estate here, Shannyn Stevenson has carefully cultivated a specialty in short-term rental investment properties. Her longevity in this real estate market allows her to truly understand each of the Emerald Coast’s unique beach Continue reading

2022 Destin Real Estate Forecast

Published on Monday, January 17, 2022

  Over the past two years, we’ve seen the Destin real estate market enjoy exponential growth. With record-breaking low interest rates along with high demand, limited supply, virtual showings, cash offers, offers above asking price, and closings without even having an inspection, it’s been eye opening to watch Emerald Coast real estate market evolve during these unprecedented times. So, what does 2022 hold for real estate on the Emerald Continue reading

When is the best time to buy a vacation rental in Destin? 3 Reasons it's Now

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Are you considering an investment property in the Destin, Miramar Beach, or 30A area? Some investors are questioning whether to buy now or wait until the market cools. Our team of real estate experts agree that there is no reason to wait. Here are the top 3 reasons to purchase an investment property or second home in the Destin area now: 1. Strong domestic travel keeps Destin real estate market demand high year-round Since the pandemic, there has Continue reading

New Development in Destin, Florida - Tuscan Village Townhomes

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021

With growing interest in moving to Florida, especially the Destin area, developers are working hard to serve the demand. One of the new developments underway in Destin, FL is Tuscan Village, a brand new townhouse community that will have a total of 84 units. The first and second phases have already closed and the new owners are ecstatic. The next three phases are underway and are on schedule to be completed between now and January 2022. The subdivision... Continue reading


Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Now luxury condominiums at The Grove at Seascape Resort. The Grove is Miramar Beach’s brand new development and is within walking distance to the soft white sand beaches of South Walton. The luxurious Mediterranean-style condominiums are within walking distance to Seascape Towne Center's restaurants and entertainment as well as Seascape Golf Course and Tennis Center.  In addition, owners at The Grove will enjoy the use of The Grove Continue reading

Destin is Among the Best Cities to Own Vacation Rental Property

Published on Monday, July 5, 2021

As many re-imagine their future, the thought of purchasing a vacation home has emerged. The next question is “where?” While there are many tourist-friendly destinations with varying appeal, ranging from big cities to majestic mountains to beaches to vineyards, the beach naturally attracts tourists of all ages. The beach strikes a nice balance between your personal enjoyment and as a rental revenue generator. Owners can gather with their Continue reading

Summer 2021 Real Estate Forecast for Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021

The Destin real estate market has continued strong momentum in the first quarter of 2021. With exponential growth in property values and sale prices in 2021, this trend is anticipated to continue through the summer months. The residential sales report for March 2021 revealed that sale prices for both single-family homes and condominiums in both Okaloosa and Walton Counties were higher than in 2020. While 2020 was off due to the COVID-19 shutdown, Continue reading

Crystal Beach Real Estate Heats Up with Announced Crystal Shores Park Expansion

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

For those looking to own a piece of paradise along Florida’s Emerald Coast will want to consider a real estate purchase in the Crystal Beach neighborhood in Destin, Florida. This quiet beachside community has a welcoming feeling and features tree-lined streets with white picket fences and pastel-colored homes. Low-density Gulf-front condominiums are completed by one-of-a-kind hotels and inns, including Beachside Inn, the Inn at Crystal Beach Continue reading

Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson Honored as the Top Destin Real Estate Producers of 2020

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties awarded Real Estate Agents Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson as the 2020 Top Producers of the Year. Diane Green was the Top Real Estate Sales Agent for 2020 and Shannyn Stevenson earned Top Listing Agent for 2020. After earning top accolades in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2020, Heather Green consistently demonstrates she is among the best real estate agents serving 30-A, Miramar Beach, and Destin area. Green Continue reading

Shannyn Stevenson Honored as the Top Real Estate Producer for the Third Quarter

Published on Monday, December 21, 2020

Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson was honored as the "Top Real Estate Producer" for the third quarter of 2020. Stevenson was honored for being both the “Top Sales Agent” and the “Top Listing Agent” for the third quarter of 2020.  While COVID-19 made selling real estate more complicated, Shannyn has found creative ways to serve her clients. Shannyn’s use of personalized, guided video walk-throughs of properties Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Forecast for Fourth Quarter 2020

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020

Fall of 2020 has continued to bring heavy real estate activity along the Emerald Coast.  The months of August and September brought twice the volume of sales for Newman-Dailey agents and the month of October also resulted in a higher sales volume as compared to 2019.   With the combination of multiple offers on a single listing and possible delays with lenders, our team has been working harder than ever to ensure their buyers and sellers Continue reading

Buying and Selling Real Estate in Destin, Florida Virtually

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020

This year, COVID-19 has changed the way clients view, buy, and sell real estate investments in Destin, Florida. In the past professional pictures, drone shots, and video tours were enough to help a buyer decide if they wanted to pursue a beach property further. Now many buyers are getting their first glimpse of beach properties remotely through apps like FaceTime, Whatsapp, and Zoom. A personalized, guided video call walk-through is a convenient way Continue reading

Celebrating Our 2nd Quarter Top Destin Real Estate Producers - Lupe Batarao and Carolyn DiFebo

Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Our team is excited to celebrate our top real estate producers for the second quarter of 2020. Lupe Batarao earned “Top Sales Agent” and Carolyn DiFebo was named the “Top Listing Agent” for April through June 2020. We are extremely proud of our star performers for the second quarter. This year has been filled with challenges, but in spite of the global pandemic, the Destin real estate market continues to thrive. The health Continue reading

Ready to Sell Your Home in the Destin area? How to Make Your Home Inviting From the Outside In

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

One of our leading real estate agents Diane Green recently shared her tips for giving your home curb appeal and making it as inviting on the outside as inside the home.  “I absolutely love where I live and wouldn’t ever consider moving away from the beaches of South Walton and Destin area. Many locals live off the water and rely on outdoor spaces to enhance their views. Conflicts between beachy vibes and outdoor oasis living can be Continue reading

Gag Grouper & Snapper Season in Destin, Florida – Fishing Responsibly

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Are you considering a fishing trip to Destin, Florida? If so, you may want to consider planning your trip around one of the popular fishing seasons. Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, and Cobia are some of the most popular fish caught in our local waters. Fishing seasons for these fish have become shorter and shorter due to over-fishing. Local fisherman and Newman-Dailey real estate agent, Colin Kirkwood , shares his knowledge and recommendations for sustainable Continue reading

Real Estate Sales Rebound Along the Emerald Coast This Summer

Published on Monday, July 6, 2020

With a minor slowdown in sales during the months of March and April due to COVID-19, May and June have really packed a punch.  Interest rates are amazingly low and investors are seizing the opportunity to own a slice of paradise along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Developers are continuing to build new homes and condos, while owners are remodeling their properties.  There is a lot of activity in the Destin, Miramar Beach and 30A real estate... Continue reading

Do I need Title Insurance when I purchase real estate in Destin?

Published on Monday, June 15, 2020

Our Real Estate Agent, Carolyn DiFebo , tackled one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to buying real estate in Destin, Florida. Do you really need Title Insurance when purchasing an investment property or second home? Here's what you should know:  Title insurance has been around for more than 125 years to protect homeowners.  A home (real estate) is the largest asset (investment) you will own and it should be protected. Continue reading

Diane Green and Carolyn DiFebo Honors as the Top Destin Real Estate Producers for the First Quarter

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020

Due to the hard-working team of experienced Destin real estate agents at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, the Real Estate Division consistently ranks among the top 10 percent of real estate companies along the Emerald Coast for sales, according to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR). This month, we are proud to honor Diane Green and Carolyn DiFebo for achieving the highest volume of sales and listings for the first quarter of Continue reading

Top 7 Questions Answered about Buying a 30A or Destin Vacation Rental

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020

Our experienced team of Destin real estate agents is always ready and able to answer questions about buying and selling properties in Northwest Florida. To help answer your questions, Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Heather Sprigler has tackled some of the most frequently asked questions about buying a vacation rental at the beach. What should my budget be? This is a great question and should always be the first place to start when looking to purchase Continue reading

COVID-19 Impacts on Your Property Investment and Mortgage

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the nation fights against COVID-19, many homeowners are uncertain as to how they will be making their next mortgage payment.  Many lenders are coming forward and providing some relief to property owners.  On Saturday, March 21st, 2020, President Trump ordered that foreclosures and evictions will be ceased for a period of 60 days in response to this pandemic.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have said that they will offer options for borrowers Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Awards Top Real Estate Producers in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020

The Destin real estate market remains strong and Newman-Dailey is proud to honor its top real estate producers for 2019. Real Estate Agents Shannyn Stevenson and Diane Green were recently recognized as the 2019 Top Producers of the Year. Shannyn Stevenson was the Top Real Estate Sales Agent for 2019 and Diane Green earned Top Listing Agent  for 2019. A long-time Destin local, Shannyn Stevenson understands the market and helps clients select Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Market Remains Strong for 2020

Published on Monday, February 3, 2020

The Destin real estate market remains strong and 2020 is continuing to show a strong trend in real estate sales. In fact, the first 20 days of 2020 here at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties have been nothing short of spectacular.  Our sales agents are busy working with buyers and sellers along the beautiful Emerald Coast.  The total number of active properties that are for sale from Destin to 30-A have dropped as a whole when compared Continue reading

Need A Destin Real Estate Agent That Speaks Spanish?

Published on Monday, November 25, 2019

Are you looking to buy or sell your home the Destin area and need an agent that speaks Spanish?  Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Lupe Batarao is fluent in Spanish and English and great resource for Spanish speaking home buyers. Here’s what Lupe says about her services: “I am bilingual and am happy to help you with all of your translation needs.  Buying or selling real estate can be a frustrating process and I can help you ease the stress Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson Competes at USTA Nationals

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Newman-Dailey’s real estate team members have a wide variety of talents and interests. In addition to being experts on the Destin real estate market, some love the ballet, some love to fish, some love to serve the community and some love to play sports. Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson loves tennis and her passion for the sport earned her and her team mates a spot in the 2019 mixed 18 and over sectional championships at the USTA National Campus Continue reading

How to Make the Winning Offer When Buying Real Estate in Destin

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019

In Destin, the world’s luckiest fishing village , there are plenty of stories among the fishermen about the “big one that got away.” The same story could apply to the sport of “house hunting,” especially in Destin's competitive real estate market.  Our Destin Real Estate Agents Tom and  Debbie Wooley pulled together some tips to help home buyers land the home of their dreams in Destin. " If you are the only bidder Continue reading

Invasive Lionfish in Destin, Florida - Seeking Solutions

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

At Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, we care about our marine environment and our team members are actively involved in a variety of organizations working to protect and preserve our delicate coastal ecology. Destin Real Estate Agent Colin Kirkwood is one of our team members who is involved in supporting solutions for the invasive Lionfish whose populations are growing in local waters. Here he shares information about this prickly problem and what Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Market Remains Hot for the Second Quarter of 2019

Published on Monday, July 29, 2019

The Real Estate Team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is reporting a "hot" summer for Destin real estate sales. New builds and resales have been keeping our team busy. Along Scenic Highway 30-A, new developments are on the rise and the added inventory has kept condominium and home sales strong.  The Destin, Miramar Beach area is experiencing reduced inventory, and therefore, sales have slowed a bit. However, with several new builds Continue reading

Best Southern Cooking in Destin

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Looking for Southern cooking on your next visit to Destin, Florida? Whether you are a local, a second homeowner, or a visitor to the area, if you’re craving country cooking, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen delivers.   The restaurant, which opened in Destin Commons in May, is comfortable, casual place to find Southern favorites, including Paula Deen’s Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Pork Chop, Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf and Chicken Continue reading

Debbie Wooley and Shannyn Stevenson Honored as 2019 First Quarter Top Real Estate Producers

Published on Monday, May 13, 2019

Have you considered investing in Destin real estate? A second home can become a vacation rental,  providing income and place for your family to treasure at the beach.  This month, we're proud to recognize our top real estate sales producers for the first quarter of 2019! Sales Associate Shannyn Stevenson  was the top sales agent within the real estate sales team and Destin Real Estate Agent Debbie Wooley was the Top Listing Continue reading

Getting to Destin Has Never Been Easier

Published on Monday, May 6, 2019

It’s National Tourism Week and we’re celebrating all our friends, family and clients that come visit us each year. A beach getaway is annual tradition for many and we enjoy seeing familiar faces and making new friends. This year, we’re also celebrating the growth of Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). The Airport is making is easier than ever for beach lovers to get to our white sandy shores and scenic waterways, which are known for some of the Continue reading

7 Tips to Improve the First Impression When Listing Your Destin Condo or Home For Sale

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

At Newman-Dailey, our experienced real estate team members frequently provide clients valuable insight into making their investment the most attractive it can be to increase resale value. Recently, we caught up with one of our long-standing real estate professionals, James Duren , and to hear his advice to clients to improve their property’s appeal and improve the first impression when listing a property for sale in the Destin area. Here are his " Continue reading

Finding the Best Property Management and Real Estate Company in Destin

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trying to find the best real estate and property management company in Destin? Many begin their research online. By visiting a variety of Destin real estate, vacation rental and property management company’s websites, those seeking real estate services along the Emerald Coast can compare facts including a company’s length of  time in the market, record of success, fees, etc. But beyond quantitative data, it is also important Continue reading

2019 Destin Real Estate Forecast

Published on Monday, January 28, 2019

Are you interested in real estate investments in Destin, Florida? Whether you currently own property along the Emerald Coast or are considering a future purchase, it is always advantageous to take a look at current market conditions and sales prices as a predictor for guaging the market. Destin, Miramar Beach, and the 30A area are all showing signs of high demand with new construction and renovations galore. Here's a look at few highlights of Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Carolyn DeFibo Lends Helping Hand to Neighbors in Panama City

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019

In an effort to ensure the students at Parker Elementary School in Panama City felt the joy of Christmas, Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Carolyn DeFibo joined Mission Love Seeds to deliver smiles to more than 500 students impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Michael. Here’s what Carolyn shared from her experience:  “I have been volunteering with Mission Love Seeds, a local non-profit, for  many years so when they decided to plan a Continue reading

Northwest Florida Ballet Enhances Life Along the Emerald Coast

Published on Monday, June 18, 2018

Whether making a real estate investment or simply seeking a place to vacation, finding a place with an active local community, delectable culinary offerings and a thriving arts scene are a few of the amenities that make a destination desirable. Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Keli O’Neal is passionate about performing arts and appreciates the growing focus on the arts along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Keli has danced classical ballet, tap and jazz from Continue reading

What is the Forecast for the Destin Real Estate Market?

Published on Monday, June 11, 2018

As we look back on the last six months of real estate transactions, the Destin real estate market continues to show strong signs of growth. With a large number of investors continuing to buy investment properties while the interest rates are still relatively low, the first five months of 2018 has proven to be a better year for sales when compared to the same time period January to May 2017.  We’ve compiled a quick snapshot of real estate statistics Continue reading

Top 5 Real Estate Markets for Vacation Rentals

Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

Have you been considering purchasing a vacation home or condominium? Rented.com recently released its report of the most profitable cities for rental property investments. The third annual report on the  150 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Rental Property in 2018, provides insights into the most profitable cities for rental property investment and how this profitability varies each year. Among the top 25 cities, eight were listed on both the 2017 Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Honors Top Real Estate Producers in Destin, 30A, and Emerald Coast

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018

Remaining a leader in real estate sales in Destin and along Florida's Emerald Coast is no easy task.  Luckily, the  real estate sales team at Newman-Dailey is up to the challenge. The Newman-Dailey Real Estate Division is ranked among the top  5% of real estate companies according to the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS (ECAR). For the first quarter of 2018, the company recognized three top producers. Sales Associate Shannyn Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Market Remains Strong

Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Our team of real estate experts are working harder than ever before. And we recently learned it is for good reason. Real estate in Florida is booming and especially in Northwest Florida. A combination of world class beaches, a growing economy and strong military presence has made Northwest Florida a hot spot for real estate activity.   In fact, the Emerald Coast Association Realtors monthly market reports continue to reveal strong activity. In Continue reading

Shannyn Stevenson and Heather Green Awarded Top Real Estate Producers for the Year

Published on Monday, March 26, 2018

At Newman-Dailey, we love to celebrate, and there is nothing we like more than celebrating success. We recently celebrated an incredibly successful year for our real estate division, which now ranks among the top 5% of real estate companies on the Emerald Coast according to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.   We also celebrated our top real estate producers for the year. We’re pleased to announce that Real Estate Agents Shannyn Stevenson Continue reading

Newman-Dailey is Among the Top 5 Percent of Destin Real Estate Companies

Published on Monday, March 12, 2018

It is an exciting time to be in the real estate industry in Destin, Florida. Last year was one of Newman-Dailey’s best years on record with 2017 real estate sales increasing 40% over 2016 sales. In 2016, our agents had 137 closed sales, while in 2017 our real estate sales team closed 190 real estate transactions, a 39% increase! In addition, our real estate division posted 22% more listings in 2017 vs. 2016.  With the Newman-Dailey real estate Continue reading

Allegiant Adds Flights from North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas to Destin Airport

Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

We love great beach weather and so do our guests and clients! Recently, we learned some exciting news that more cities will enjoy direct air services to our sugar white sand beaches thanks to Allegiant Airlines. New direct air service to Destin Airport (VPS) from four states, including North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas will begin between June 6 and June 8, 2018. Here’s the round-up of new cities: Bentonville – Fayetteville, Arkansas XNA Continue reading

Best Coffee Shop on 30A

Published on Monday, February 5, 2018

We all have our favorite local hangouts and the Newman-Dailey real estate team members are constantly out and about meeting clients and showing properties. Destin – 30A Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson has been busy. In fact, Shannyn was named Newman-Dailey Resort Properties 2017 Top Producer for Sales! So we recently asked Shannyn about her favorite local hangout and here’s what we learned:     “Fonville Press is Continue reading

More Flights to the Florida Panhandle - American Airlines Begins Service to ECP

Published on Monday, January 22, 2018

Air service to and from Northwest Florida is getting even more convenient through the efforts of our regional airports in Panama City as well as Destin (Valpariso). This summer, visitors and residents will enjoy more lift to the places they love most.   Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) recently announced the addition of American Airlines serving Panama City Beach. American Airlines will begin daily air service on June 7, Continue reading

More Summer Flights to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach

Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017

The only thing better than a beach vacation is arriving faster to your beach vacation destination. For those want to reach South Walton and Destin, Florida faster or simply don't want to hear “Mom & Dad, Are we there yet?", the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has some great news. ECP will have more flights and more direct flights this summer than ever before. The enhanced summer flight schedule will begin June 6, end Continue reading

Jerry Bielawski and Eva Pickens Honored as Destin Real Estate Top Producers

Published on Monday, November 6, 2017

Newman-Dailey's Real Estate Division has been enjoying the booming Destin real estate market this year. Not only is Newman-Dailey's Real Estate Division listed among the top 10% of Destin real estate companies according to  Emerald Coast Association of Realtors , but Newman-Dailey recently celebrated some of its top producers.  Real Estate Agents Jerry Bielawski and Eva Pickens were recognized as the 2017 Third Quarter Top Producers. Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Voted 2017 Best Property Management Company by the Readers of Emerald Coast Magazine

Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thank you to everyone who voted! We were honored to learn that Newman-Dailey Resort Properties was voted "Best Property Management Company" on the Emerald Coast in Emerald Coast Magazine's " Best of the Emerald Coast Awards ."  This was our third consecutive year receiving this honor and it is so rewarding to know that our team’s hard work and dedication is felt by the community and our clients. We are passionate about our Continue reading

Spiny Lobsters in Destin by Colin Kirkwood

Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

Have you heard of hunting for spiny lobsters in Destin? Neither had we until Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Colin Kirkwood enlightened us. We learned that he has been hunting for spiny lobsters for most of his life. From as far as the Country of Panama to The Bahamas and from Key West to Marathon Key, all the way up through the Southeastern coasts of Florida, Colin has searched the waters for spiny lobsters, and he tells us that hunting for spiny Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Market Heats Up in 2017

Published on Monday, August 28, 2017

As we wrap up summer of 2017, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division has compiled a state of Emerald Coast report for those interested in buying or selling real estate in the Destin area. First and foremost, our agents are reporting that the Destin real estate market has been hot, hot, hot this year!  The market is proving that buyers and sellers alike have a strong sense of confidence in the real estate industry.  According Continue reading

Dewey Destin by Carolyn DiFebo

Published on Monday, July 17, 2017

Our team of experienced real estate agents are not only knowledgeable on the Destin real estate market but the Destin area as well. Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Carolyn Difebo moved to the Destin area 25 years ago and is still proud to call Destin home. She recent shared one her favorite places to dine— Dewey Destin’s Restaurant . “Both locals and tourists alike flock to Dewey Destin's on the Harbor, or to their original location Continue reading

A Day on 30A with REALTOR Gloria Nobles

Published on Monday, June 26, 2017

There is something special about spending a day along Scenic Highway 30A. Residents and visitors of this special coastal highway find themselves feeling relaxed and inspired.   Newman-Dailey real estate team member, REALTOR Gloria Nobles, is fortunate to live along 30A and  recently shared how she spends a typical Saturday. Saturday on 30A 8:00AM My husband and I and our son and daughter-in-law leave our condo at Sanctuary at Redfish to drive Continue reading

How to Co-Own Property in Florida - Understanding Your Options

Published on Monday, June 5, 2017

Buying a piece of property in Florida, whether it be a condominium, home or raw land, is an exciting time. While many investors make individual purchases, there are also instances in which buyers wish to purchase property in conjunction with other partners. Newman-Dailey REALTOR Diane Green has outlined some of the co-ownership options available with Florida investments, including properties in Destin, South Walton and along Hwy 30A: Tenancy in Common Continue reading

Eden Gardens State Park Blends History and Beauty

Published on Monday, May 8, 2017

South Walton is well known for its beautiful beaches, but many travelers to our area are not aware of beautiful Eden Gardens State Park . Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Eva Pickens is an expert on South Walton and 30A real estate and recently highlighted this South Walton treasure. Here's what she shared :  Go back in time 100 years where this site was a hub for the Wesley Lumber Company, operating from 1890 until World War I, on the Tucker Bayou Continue reading

The Gulf Restaurant in Destin Features Car Charging Stations

Published on Monday, April 17, 2017

There is a new restaurant on Okaloosa Island. The Gulf Okaloosa Island is the sister restaurant to the original in Gulf Shores, AL. The Gulf not only features a deliciously diverse menu but also supports green practices. So we asked, Newman-Dailey’s “Green” Agent  Mark DeSalvo to share his thoughts on Okaloosa Island's newest restaurant. “I love the fact it is constructed out of re-purposed shipping containers. The food is very good Continue reading

Tips for Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Destin

Published on Monday, April 10, 2017

Newman-Dailey Destin Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson “knows the Gulf Coast” and as a long-time resident and avid paddle boarder, she offers some great tips for stand-up paddle boarding in Destin. Find a Beach Access with Flat Walk-On Access . Pompano Joe's  is where I go but it can be tough to to carry the board up and down the stairs. It is a good workout! There are locations that offer flat walk on access, including the access Continue reading

Emeril’s Coastal Italian Opens in Grand Boulevard

Published on Monday, April 3, 2017

One thing is certain, whether you live along the Emerald Coast, are just visiting or looking to purchase a home, there is no denying the incredible culinary offering in South Walton and Destin, Florida. From Celebrity Chef Tim Creehan to Chef and Author Jim Shirley to the many, many other talented chefs that call South Walton and Destin home, the result is an abundance of award-winning restaurants sprinkled along our stretch of beaches. And we&rsquo Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agents Ranked Among Top 15% on the Emerald Coast

Published on Monday, March 27, 2017

Newman-Dailey consistently ranks among the top 10% of real estate companies on the Emerald Coast, according to the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® (ECAR) Closed Sales Summary Report, and Newman-Dailey recently learned of a another achievement. Five of  Newman-Dailey’s real estate agents are now ranked among the top 15% of real estate agents along the Emerald Coast. This is no small achievement when you consider that ECAR is made Continue reading

Legendary Destin Landmarks

Published on Monday, March 20, 2017

While we know Florida's Emerald Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise water, there are some legendary Destin landmarks that are iconic to our coastal town. We've compiled a list of these “must see”, photo-worthy places in Destin. And while it may not be possible to experience all of our landmark locations during one visit, this will give you a reason for a return trip or it may inspire you to purchase your own Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Real Estate Sales Division in Destin Celebrates the Best

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 As we launch into 2017, we want to take a moment and recognize the achievements of the Newman-Dailey Real Estate Sales Division. It was an incredible year and our real estate sales team exceeded their goal by 7% with 2016 sales up 21% over 2015. This further underscores the growth of the Emerald Coast real estate market in recent years and Newman-Dailey’s position among the top 10% of real estate companies along the Emerald Coast according to Continue reading

Allegiant Announces New Flights to Destin

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Great news! Allegiant Air will begin new, nonstop air service from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to 11 cities around the U.S. starting in May 2017. Locals love to travel to destinations, including Austin, Washington D.C. and Louisville, among others, and families love to travel to Florida’s Emerald Coast to enjoy our soft white sand beaches and fun family activities, making this expansion a win-win. This is the largest single expansion into Continue reading

Maintaining a Competitive Advantage within the Destin Real Estate Market

Published on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Florida’s Emerald Coast is growing and with that new construction is increasing and our main road Highway 98 is undergoing a major widening project over the next several years.  These are great signs for property owners in South Walton and Destin, Florida. How does a property maintain the competitive advantage in the Destin Real Estate Market with new construction projects being completed almost daily? It is challenging. New construction and Continue reading

Welcoming The Henderson to Destin

Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We’re pleased to welcome The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, to Destin, Florida. For our extended family of clients, guests and owners, you’re probably thinking,"Hasn't the Henderson been in Destin for years?"  Great question!   The Henderson Park Inn has been an icon along Florida’s Emerald Coast for years. In fact, after experiencing damage from Katrina, it became a place of refuge for evacuees from the storm. Continue reading

Overcoming Financial Challenges for First Time Second Home Buyers

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Many families come to the beautiful beaches of South Walton and Destin on vacation and dream of owning their own beach vacation home or condominium one day. A beach vacation home can be a solid investment that can be passed along to future generations while providing enjoyment to families along the way. In addition by placing a vacation home or condominium on a vacation rental program, it can also help to offset costs of home ownership and help underwrite... Continue reading

South Walton and Destin Holiday Celebrations 2016

Published on Monday, November 14, 2016

It’s time to begin planning for the holidays and our guests and owners look to Newman-Dailey for recommendations on holiday events and happenings along the Emerald Coast. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve events planned along the Emerald Coast for 2016: Holiday Parades We love a parade and the holidays are no exception. Starting on Dec. 10, the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Continue reading

Make the Most of Owners Weekend in Destin

Published on Monday, October 3, 2016

Planning a trip to visit your beach home in Destin or South Walton for your annual homeowners association meeting? If so, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties would like to help you make the most of your time at the beach. We’ve compiled a fun list of things to do in Destin and things to do at your beach house while you’re here: Take a Break: Attend the 68th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. Destin’s Annual Fishing Rodeo dates back to 1948 and is held the entire Continue reading

Tips to Enjoy the Destin Seafood Festival like a Local

Published on Friday, September 16, 2016

Planning a trip to Destin this fall? Be sure to check out the 2016 Destin Seafood Festival , September 30 - October 2. The 38th Annual Festival will begin on Friday, September 30 (4:00pm-10:00pm) and continue on Saturday, October 1 (10:00am-10:00pm) and continue through Sunday, October 2 (11:00am-4:00pm). The festival takes place along the scenic Destin Harbor Boardwalk and is sure to impress the whole family with live music, endless food, crafts, Continue reading

What Makes the Best Destin Real Estate Agent

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

With many miles of sugar white sand beaches and shimmering emerald green water, it’s natural for families to want to own a slice of paradise. There are hundreds of listings, dozens of websites, and a wide range of prices. Where to begin? We recommend starting with a trusted and experienced real estate agent. What makes the best Destin Real Estate Agent? Here are some things to look for in a Emerald Coast Realtor: Narrow Destin Real Estate Options. In Continue reading

Is it Better to Buy or Rent in Destin?

Published on Monday, August 22, 2016

We’re often asked if is better to buy home or rent home in Destin with today’s market conditions. Great question! While most of our clients come to Destin by first renting Destin vacation rental, after a few visits many decide to either relocate to the Emerald Coast or buy a second home or condominium. Our expert team of Destin real estate agents consistently track and follow Emerald Coast real estate market trends. Right now, mortgage Continue reading

Destin Family Beach Traditions

Published on Monday, August 15, 2016

Our guests have been staying with us 10, 20, even 30 years in some cases, and we enjoy hearing about their family traditions that began at the beach. Now many return to the beach with kids and grandkids, and keep their traditions alive. Of our extended family of guests, some enjoy staying in the same Destin vacation rental annually, while others like to try different rental homes and condos, providing a different experience year after year. Whether Continue reading

Destin Real Estate Market is Booming

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016

Have you considered investing in real estate in or around Destin, Florida? If so, whether you’re considering a Destin condominium or a single-family home, you can’t go wrong. The real estate market in Destin is booming. From Destin to 30A, condos are on the market an average of 37% fewer days than this time last year and the average sales price is 5.6% higher.  In addition, detached single family homes from Destin to 30A are also Continue reading

Protect Yourself from Real Estate Fraud

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016

Searching for the perfect home or rental property in Destin, Florida is an exciting journey and the end reward can be extremely gratifying. However, as with any transaction, there are risks. The team of real estate agents at Newman-Dailey has been following the growing national trend of real estate fraud. In fact, last fall the National Association of Realtors began seeing this trend and warned its members of the resurgence of a 2012 e-mail scam Continue reading

2nd Edition of Where You'd Rather Be Magazine Features Best of Destin and South Walton

Published on Monday, July 11, 2016

Our team receives lots of questions about the Destin community, which inspired our inaugural "Where You'd Rather Be" magazine. Due to the positive response from the first issue, we recently introduced the second edition. Produced in partnership with Rowland Publishing, “Where You’d Rather Be” features the people, places, and experiences that make the South Walton and Destin special.   Last year, we celebrated Newman-Dailey Resort Continue reading

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