Have you ever dreamed of owning a home with sugar white beaches just blocks or even steps away from your door? Do you imagine a life with views of sparkling turquoise water from your balcony, but think it’s too expensive to be a realistic goal? Perhaps it’s time to look into real estate along scenic highway 30-A between Panama City Beach and Destin in the Florida Panhandle.
Demand for beach real estate in recent years has been lower, due to the slowing US economy, and this has driven prices down. Even luxury waterfront property has seen significant price decreases over the past few years, but now that that the economy is on the rebound, prices on these desirable homes will rise quickly. Now is a great time to buy and watch your investment appreciate.
Investing in property along 30-A is not just buying a beach home, it’s buying into an entire lifestyle. In planned communities such as Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach, you can park your car when you arrive and not drive again for the remainder of your stay if you wish. Shops, beaches, entertainment, and dining can all be easily walked or biked to.
You can invest in one of these luxury homes or condos and in some cases, the homeowners or condo association will take care of maintenance for you. Your investment can even pay for itself if you choose to rent it out. You can choose to live in it part-time and rent it the rest of the time, rent it out seasonally or week to week, all year round, as 30-A is a popular vacation spot even in winter!
A home in these communities also makes a wonderful full-time residence, giving you a feeling of tranquility and being “away from it all” while the thriving towns of Destin and Panama City are still just a short drive away. And there’s great news for 30-A residents; in Florida, when you live in a property full-time, you can save money on property taxes by claiming a homestead exemption.
If you are interested in buying a beach property along 30-A, for a primary residence, a weekend getaway or a rental investment, Click below to contact SETCO’s 30-A office and learn how their team can customize a closing plan for you and streamline the path from coastal living dreams to beachside reality.