When considering the “right” beach house, the house itself is relevant, but only a fraction of the value to consider when purchasing investment property. Buying a beach house is a substantial investment, understanding the investment within the area is critical.
BUYING A HOUSE on the EMERALD COAST
Buying a house on the Emerald Coast is a WIN~WIN~WIN investment. The three winning factors are Beach, Resort, and Value.
You can have it all on the Emerald Coast.
Here are 10 reasons why buying an Emerald Coast beach home is a safe investment.
Trip Advisor has rated every beach along the Emerald Coast with 4 & 5 stars. With vast stretches of sugar white sand, crystal blue water, and a strong initiative for cleanliness, Emerald Coast beaches “WOW” both residents and tourists alike.
There is no place better for outdoor enthusiasts; Walk, run, swim, surf, paddle board, fish, sail, fly (airplanes & helicopters), water ski, canoe, kayak, hike, contain bike, horseback riding…..we’ve got it all!
3. PROPERTY VALUE
Beachfront and any property in close proximity to the Gulf is a sought after investment. Florida is known for tax perks, great educations and safe investments. Any property in close proximity to the beach or bay historically retains value. As the economy continues to rise, our real estate values have also climbed. New construction is booming. Resales are averaging short time to contract and short time to close. Interest rates remain low and lenders are offering flexible loans and varying products to meet every consumers goal. Land loans are available if you should choose to build your home.
Emerald Coast Florida residents have access to some truly fantastic schools. Furthermore, Florida’s progressive approach make education a huge success. Five star programs may be found within online edu, public, private, dual enrollment, and state colleges even host private high schools. Florida’s Bright Futures is a favorite perk for residents throughout Florida, making secondary education accessible for all.
5. SOCIAL SCENE
The Emerald Coast has a calendar of social events covering Pensacola to Panama City Beach and every coastal town between. Music and art festivals, theatre, parades, boat races, Blue Angels, yacht clubs, and golf events. The hospitality industry is a large economic base for Florida’s Emerald Coast. The end result is an array of restaurants, and facilities that host events year round.
The Emerald Coast offers the best in local restaurant dining. Fresh catch from the the Gulf of Mexico is an obvious staple. Southern recipes are a delight. Whether you’re looking for seafood, a steakhouse, Margarita’s and Mexican, or fine Italian, food lovers rejoice at the extensive list of nearby restaurants. The annual Seafood Festival in Destin is a favorite event that draws an enormous following.
Home to clothing boutiques, high end interior designer stores and local artists, coastal shopping is unbelievable! SanDestin hosts the Silver Sands Outlets. Santa Rosa Beach provides the Turtle Shuttle, free transportation to shops in each coastal township of Scenic Highway 30A from Gulf Place to Seaside. Pensacola features a mall, city shops and beach stores galore!
8. COMMERCE, EMPLOYMENT and GROWTH
Pensacola to Panama City provides a two hour stretch of commerce along the Emerald Coast. While most of the industry is real estate or hospitality related, there are plenty of jobs for working professionals, medical and entrepreneurs. St. Joe’s Corporation, a Florida land developer and property manager, has great plans for the baby boomer in Bay County. Look ahead to envision additional future retirement communities offering lifestyles and amenities for the affluent.
Traveling and tourism go hand in hand on the Emerald Coast. With public airports in Panama City Beach, Destin and Pensacola finding flights are reasonably simple. Additionally, 2017 will bring the return of the Amtrak line running from Pensacola to Jacksonville.
10. SAFE PLACE
The incredible lifestyle along the Emerald Coast is safe to family, friends, tourist and residents. The home values are rock steady, the environment clean and safe. And, the Emerald Coast is well known for family vacations. A safe place to play, to live and to own investment real estate.
Buying a house on the Emerald Coast is a safe investment. If you would like more information on the coastal towns or homes for sale, contact me today!