Palms of Freeport Townhomes

Palms of Freeport

Looking for an affordable mortgage and a great place to call home or a cash flow investment property? Palms of Freeport is the place for you.

Located at 15284 Hwy 331 Unit 8-A, Freeport, FL 32439 – just across the street from Freeport Elementary School – Palms of Freeport is a collection of Florida Cottage townhomes. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 1,109 sq ft, these townhomes are the best priced in town. Currently priced in the mid $120’s, these units provide an affordable mortgage and are renting for $1,100 per month on average.

Townhomes at Palms of Freeport come on the market throughout the year. There are currently a few units left that will be available for sale. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a unit in a low density community with great amenities.

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Interior Features

Palms of Freeport KitchenTownhomes at Palms of Freeport feature

  • Kitchen features granite counter tops, solid wood custom cabinets and stainless appliances
  • 18″ tile flooring in living areas and bathrooms
  • Plush carpet in bedrooms
  • Travertine counters in bathrooms
  • Large bedrooms
  • Upgraded lighting package with recessed lighting
  • Wooden blinds
  • Plenty of storage
  • Washer and dryer hook-ups
  • New Orleans style paver entry way
  • Open woooden back deck

Palms of Freeport deckExterior Features

The exterior of Palms of Freeport Townhomes feature

  • Cement/fiber board siding – less maintenance and rotting!
  • Composite shingles on roof
  • Personal open wooden deck outside back door of each unit
  • Utilities include public water and sewer and all electric power

Great Location, Great Amenities, Low HOA fees

For families with children  – Freeport Elementary School is just across the street making it a quick walk or bike-ride away. Freeport Middle School is less than 1 mile away and Freeport High School is just 3 miles  up the road. The new Freeport Publix Super Market is just 2 miles away and several local restaurants and shops are also close by .

Palms of Freeport represents a sanctuary for anyone wishing to escape the congestion of South Walton, yet reside just fifteen miles from the white sand beaches of Grayton Beach. Residents can quickly get to the beaches of South Walton, Niceville and Destin from this centrally located area.

Nestled between trees and lush foliage, the community offers amenities including a park, pool, pool house, sidewalks and street lights. The HOA fee is $201 quarterly – just $27 per month! This low fee covers accounting, grounds keeping, community insurance, community management, and keeps the amenities running at top-condition.

Palms of Freeport is just across the street from the elementary school

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Beachview Heights – 146 Sunset Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

For Sale – Beachview Heights – 146 Sunset Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


Available for $799,000

3 Bedrooms | 4 Full and 1 Half Bathrooms | ~2,947 square feet


146 Sunset Avenue is a custom built estate on the secluded west end of 30A in very close vicinity to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a 1/3 acre corner lot within Beachview Heights, a prime neighborhood with no HOA fees. This serene lot is boasts mature oaks, canary-island and sago palms, manicured lawns and plentiful outdoor spaces to enjoy.

146 Sunset Avenue is Coastal-Certified, engineered to an unsurpassed degree of structural integrity. Solid concrete construction combined with luxurious finishes set this home apart from the rest!

Not only is this home secure with ICF insulated concrete form construction with 6″ thick poured concrete walls and heavy galvanized steel framing, but it is complete with a Monier cement tile roof, alone a $75k value. The super energy efficient “Thermal Mass” design results in an efficient energy footprint, allowing you to save immensely on monthly electric bills. Natural light fills 146 Sunset Avenue with the large seamless glass windows and sliding doors throughout, all impact rated. Capture picturesque views of the lush landscaping from nearly every room. No detail has been missed, from the solid Mahogony entry doors with Baldwin mortise locks ($35k value), natural stone tiled columns and flooring with beautiful relief details, solid bronze Wagner handrails for all balconies ($90k value), beautiful archways to enter the room and detailed molding around each window.

The state of the art kitchen alone totals around $150,000 in value and features incredible soapstone countertops, custom maple cabinets along with iridescent glass panels on upper cabinets, top of the line stainless steel appliances including a Sub Zero fridge, Wolfe gas range, additional fridge drawers, ice machine and wine fridge. Even the cabinet interior base is soapstone for added durability. There is a huge window above the sink bringing the outside in.

146 Sunset Avenue is great for entertaining with the open floor plan and nearly 1,000 square feet of outdoor areas to enjoy – the epitome of coastal living! Elegant and luxurious finishes include antique light fixtures, Lefroy Brooks plumbing fixtures, Koehler and Porcher sinks, marble countertops and tile in the bathrooms, and windows supplemented with a combination of certified accordion, roll-down, Bahama and plantation shutters.

There are two welcoming living areas on the ground level, one of which could easily be converted into an additional bedroom offering a closet and full bath. The wood burning pre-fab fireplace is the perfect detail to set the right ambiance for the cooler months. The home is being sold unfurnished but the high end furniture including George Smith pieces, are negotiable.

The second level includes an impressive master suite with beautiful hardwood flooring, private balcony with the bronze handrails, and en-suite bathroom complete with a classic claw foot tub and additional custom tiled walk-in shower. The guest bedroom on this level features hardwood floors and a guest bathroom with marble countertop and tumbled marble stone walls and shower.

An Iron Victorian spiral staircase leads up to the third level bedroom that features Gulf views, a full bath and private balcony.

All appliances convey and there is a full size laundry room on the lower level. There is also an additional storage shed on the property that is dual level workshop and could be finished out for a heated and cooled carriage home. This 1/3 Acre lot provides room to add a garage or pool if desired.

146 Sunset Avenue is near to many conveniences like schools (Butler Elementary is walking distance), dining and entertainment options, yet still very secluded and private. A public beach access and rare coastal dune lake, Stallworth Lake, is also nearby. Coastal dune lakes are a great place to launch a paddle board or kayak, take in the unique habitat, or fish. This home also borders Topsail Hill State Park – a 2,500 acre state park offering a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches and majestic dunes over 25 ft. tall.

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146 Sunset Avenue is tucked away from traffic, yet close to schools, shopping and dining.

146 Sunset Avenue boarders Topsail Hill State Park

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Nathan Abbott Real Estate Agent

Behind the Real Estate Curtain – A Message to Buyers, Sellers and Agents

Nathan Abbott shares the realities of being a real estate agent along Florida’s Emerald Coast.

Hi! I am Nathan Abbott, a real estate agent with the Nathan Abbott Team at ResortQuest Real Estate in Northwest Florida.  I wanted to share with you the true realities of being a real estate agent and what real estate is all about.

Interested in being a Real Estate Agent?

For those of you looking to get into real estate as a career it can be phenomenal job. There’s always a glass ceiling you can break and you can create a great life from real estate sales.

But, you can also get slapped in the face too. Sometimes you may wonder how you’re going to pay your next bill. Real estate is not for the faint at heart. Its extremely hard work. You’ve got to get good at time management. You’ve got to wake up and give yourself personal motivation. It’s really hard to pick yourself up if you’re beaten down all the time. Deals fall apart and a property sale you thought would close sometimes doesn’t.

You have to pick yourself up every morning and say, “You know what, its a new day. I’m going to start over again.” So, for those of you trying to get into real estate, its a great job – but you’ve got to be aware of what you’re getting into. We have agents on our team who have had some very tough times, and to see them pull themselves out of that through this business and create a better life for themselves is an amazing thing to watch. But, you’ve got to be in it full force.

I recommend having about 6 months of reserves to support yourself when you begin your career as a real estate agent with no income. Because, that’s a big reality that may occur and does for many real estate agents.

It takes a lot of time to get comfortable in the market. It usually takes 2-3 years before you start getting in your comfort zone. And, I always try to be a sponge to learn new things. The minute I personally feel that you think you know it all or that you’re doing it perfectly is when you fail -and you fail quickly. To be in a position where I can try to raise up the people on our team to have a better environment for themselves, then it is a testament.

What Makes Real Estate A Valuable Career?

I love changing lives through real estate for the better. That’s really where my passion is. I love relationships. I love connecting with people. I love getting to know the families.

To be able to do that as a real estate agent make real estate a career that I know is meant for me. To be able to help a first time home buyer make that home a reality for them or to meet someone who has saved their whole life to have a second home and you find this perfect condo or beach property where you know they are going to have wonderful memories with their family – that’s what really hits home for me.

I also like solving problems. If there’s a difficult real estate situation, trying to figure out the right solution for all parties involved and to see success through that is  also something I’m really passionate about. Our team lives by a vision to truly raise a higher standard of expectation.

Had a Bad Real Estate Experience or Real Estate Agent?

Let’s be real. The real estate brand is looked poorly upon. A lot of people think Realtors are cut-throat, pushy sales people. That’s what I try to not be.

No one likes to be sold. People like to be connected with. They like to have a relationship. They want to know they are not just another commission. That’s where the true passion and the positive energy comes from for me.

There are a lot of part time real estate agents out there. Unfortunately, a lot of their customers had a very poor experience. It didn’t work out very well for them if the agent was just trying to sell them over and were not sincere and just weren’t real. We really try to keep it real at the Nathan Abbott Team. It makes it hard on the agents who are truly trying to make an impact on this industry to re-correct those bad real estate experiences. It all comes to the relationship. We need to be able to break through those barriers to connect with customers on a personal level and to create a friendship and that keeps on surviving the times.

As a real estate agent, that’s where your business really starts to grow. Even then you can have tough times. We’ve put a lot of energy into our business. But, there are factors at times that you have no control of like the way the market is shifting, a hurricane or natural disaster. The bills don’t stop. And, if you don’t sell property, you may not be able to support your own family.

For anyone interested in purchasing or selling real estate, we want to change any previous bad experiences you’ve had and help you have a positive experience with our team.

Your loyalty to us as real estate agents means everything to us. Sometimes, customers do not realize how much work is put into real estate transactions -everything from initial research to the expenses involved in a listing and the time devoted. It can feel like a dagger in the heart when we put time in and a customer calls another agent at the final hour and closes a deal with them. Keep in mind, if we as real estate agents do not sell property, we may not be able to support our own families.

Through the experience we give you, we want to create an awesome environment, and we cherish when customers are loyal to us as well. And that’s what makes the perfect connection between the real estate agent and their customers. Because, believe me, if an agent knows you’re loyal to them, they are going to be so sincere to you, they’re going to go the extra mile, they’re going to do things for you because they are passionate about your relationship. That’s so much more than just a commission.

Changing the Perception of Today’s Real Estate Agents

I hope shared some valuable information for buyers, sellers and agents. For those of you looking to become a real estate agent, I hope you come on board and give it a shot. But I do want you to be aware of  what you’re getting yourself into.

For those customers that think that there are always Realtors at their disposal, that may be true. But, there is a huge difference between real estate agents who will give back to you the right knowledge and details to create success for you versus agents who will fall short every time. There are about 3,600 agents in our area and only the top 1,000-1,500 are really building their business and creating positive environments for their customers.

We hope we have the opportunity to build a relationship and work with you to help you achieve your real estate goals. The Nathan Abbott Team is always here as your trusted real estate advisors for Florida’s Emerald Coast.

nathan-abbott-realtorNathan Abbott
ResortQuest Real Estate
CEO | Nathan Abbott Team
O: 850.632.0102
C: 850.803.7653
Nathan@NathanAbbottTeam.com

Vizcaya at Dune Allen, 30A

Vizcaya at Dune Allen – New Luxury Construction

Vizcaya at Dune Allen Offers New Construction Luxury Properties on 30A

Vizcaya at Dune Allen is one of the most luxurious neighborhoods west of Highway 331. The Gulf front community features luxury beach homes on Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton. Vizcaya is a low density gated community with only 32 residences, offering a private community pool with bar area and pool cabanas. Three beach walk overs provide easy access to 1,000 feet of community beach frontage.

Dune Allen Drive in Vizcaya is home to several new construction, Mediterranean style luxury beach homes. These multi-level homes feature Gulf views from multiple balconies and interior spaces. High-end finishes and quality craftsmanship are prominent throughout these new construction homes.

A short walk or bike ride to Gulf Place, Stinky’s Fish Camp and other local venues, Vizcaya offers one of the best locations for luxury rental property on the west side of 30A. The convenient location makes home in Vizcaya prime vacation rental properties.

Preview New Construction Homes at Vizcaya

1006 Dune Allen VizcayaVizcaya New Construction Homes – Currently Available

1006 Dune Allen Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

This brand new construction home is currently the lowest priced home available in Vizcaya! Enjoy brand-new finishes for less!

This exceptional Gulf view lot encompasses a beautiful brand new residence soon to be completed. Enjoy this phenomenal 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home offering stunning Gulf views and located only one lot from the beach. Beautiful and classic Mediterranean architecture for the exterior and luxury contemporary finishes throughout the interior offering a coastal color palate. The home features an open floor plan with a 2 car garage, a private residential elevator, 10-11 ft. ceilings (cathedral on top floor), spacious bedrooms, tile and wood floors throughout, wood beams, contemporary gas fireplace, Viking kitchen appliances, quartz and marble counters throughout and two large wrap around balconies. This home is expected to be completed the beginning of 2017, in perfect time for the peak rental season.

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Vizcaya New Construction Homes – Coming Soon

1026 Dune Allen Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

This 3-story corner luxury home will have Gulf views from multiple balconies and interior spaces. With at least 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and luxury finishes throughout, 1026 Dune Allen Drive is expected to be completed early 2017.

Contact Nathan Abbott to learn more about this under-construction luxury property.

Vizcaya Convenient 30A Location

 

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ResortQuest Real Estate
CEO | Nathan Abbott Team
O: 850.812.3261
C: 850.803.7653
Nathan@NathanAbbottTeam.com

How the Tax Cut and Jobs Act May Affect Your Property Sale

Tax plan outlines five changes for individuals – one that could affect the sale of your property!

The house passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) on November 9th, 2017. If the senate also passes the TCJA, it may go into effect as early as next January.

The TCJA will change several areas of tax law. One important change that may affect your local real estate property is a change to capital gains in real estate sales. Current law allows you to sell and pay no taxable gain if you have lived in your principal residence for two of the last five years. The gains are currently capped at $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for couples.

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act proposes to change the length of time to five out of the last eight years that a property has to be your primary residence. 

That means if you were planning to sell a property and make significant gains but have lived in the property for less than five years – you need to act now!

Today there are only 42 days until January 1, 2018. That may mean you have only 42 days to sell your property!

Contact Nathan Abbott today to discuss this proposed tax change, how it affects your property and to receive a detailed market analysis for your local property – 850-803-7653

For more detailed information about the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, browse the links below:

Congress website  |  Wikipedia  |  USA Today

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