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The Silver Lining to Rising Interest Rates

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

If you have been following trends in Florida real estate, then you have noticed that mortgage rates have crept up in these past few weeks. Put aside the negative thoughts of “higher rates make home ownership more expensive” or that they have the potential to damage the housing recovery, and start focusing on the silver linings. Yes, there are silver linings to rising mortgage rates. 

First, rising rates are often a sign of a national economic recovery. Consumer confidence is rebounding and so is their ability to pay higher interest rates on their Northwest Florida home. Additionally, these rates have the potential to spark competition once again which could result in relaxed lending standards and less refinancing.

Let us also keep in mind that interest rates are still at historic lows. The higher rates coupled with rising prices could just be considered incentive for you to “get off the fence” and finally purchase real estate on the Emerald Coast before prices rise any higher.

For more local market trend information, check out the other RE/MAX Southern Broker’s Northwest Florida real estate blog.

Featured Area: Destin, Florida

Friday, November 15th, 2013

If you are considering purchasing real estate in Northwest Florida, and are interested in a location teeming with activity, family-fun and scenic views, your community of choice is definitely going to be Destin. And, if you happen to be looking for a place your family would love to visit you, we can promise they will jump at the chance to stay in a Destin condo or beach home!

Destin was once a very small town. Originating as a small fishing community, the beauty and potential of the area was soon realized and a very popular resort town was born. While this area happens to be a vacation hotspot many months out of the year, it also happens to be a wonderful place to own a home and live. Whether you are just starting out, building a family or enjoying retirement, you will find Destin has something to offer you, including terrific restaurants, local events and year-round activities such as golf and even, yes, fishing.

A drive down Highway 98 will reveal luxurious beach homes and many condos, but just across the way you will find many residential neighborhoods offering a wide range of housing options, including apartments and single family homes. if you are considering a move to Destin, Florida, contact the agents of RE/MAX Southern today and let us help you pick the perfect spot along the beach to call home!

Spring Break Destin

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Spring Break is upon us here on the beautiful Emerald Coast beaches of Northwest Florida. Panama City Beach, Destin, Ft Walton Beach, Pensacola and Perdido Key are packed with Spring Breakers. This is great news for the resort, hotel and restaurant industries. In 2010, the BP Oil spill put many business’s and people out of work. This is a much needed injection back into our local economy. Vision Airlines announced this week that they have already sold 32,000 tickets since they broadcast the opening of their new hub at the Ft. Walton Beach airport. Real estate sales are up nearly 60% over this same time last year. Condo’s and 2nd homes are back to the 1998-2000 prices and interest rates are still at an all time low. Vacation rentals are filling up, if you’re planning a beach vacation now is a great time to make your reservations. Southern Resorts have vacation rentals from Port St Joe to Perdido Key and can help you plan that get-away to get rid of those winter time blue’s. Go to

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