Red Snapper Season Starts Memorial Day Weekend!

041714-Red_snapper_comparison_imageWith Destin being known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” it’s a great place to charter a fishing boat and join in this year’s Red Snapper season. The 2014 open harvest season for Red Snapper for the state of Florida starts the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 24, and runs through July 14th. Federal Red Snapper season is open June 1st through 11thonly.

Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website to get more details about Red Snapper season on our beautiful Emerald Coast, including daily limits, size limits and Red Snapper history.

Photo: One 24-inch female red snapper (about an 8 year old fish) produces as many eggs as 212 17-inch females (about 5 years old). Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles

ABC’s Good Morning America features Destin, FL as the Most Beautiful Place in America.

ABC’s Good Morning America features Destin, FL as the Most Beautiful Place in America! We are so honored to be recognized for our beautiful beaches, emerald waters, white sands, incredible fishing, and southern hospitality. The world renowed Chef Emeril took a visit to Destin to see the beauty himself. He also saw first hand why we are designated as the Luckiest Fishing Village on his chartered fishing trip on the Gulf of Mexico. Take a look at the attached video to see why Destin is stars like Toby Keith’s and Brittany Spear’s Hideaway Spot.

Destin Cobia Tournament Kicks Off Today!

Cobia TournamentIt’s that time again. Get your fishing poles and charter boats ready for the 16th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament! The competition starts today and ends on April 30th. The kick off party is tomorrow at 7pm at the Harborwalk Marina and Emerald Grande. Destin is known worldwide for its incredible fishing. Be sure to participate in this one as it is a great experience and there are plenty of awards. Last year, more than $35,000 in cash and prizes were awarded. All proceeds from the event go towards the Miss Destin Scholarship Fun. The Miss Destin competition began in 1951, just 3 years after the Destin Fishing Rodeo debuted. This scholarship fund has helped dozens of aspiring young women further their education.

Emerald Coast’s E-Concierge and Market Updates

Hope you are enjoying the Holidays! It has been stunning lately on the Emerald Coast. Today it was 67 and sunny, which as been the typical over the past month. We wanted to let you know about the new E-Concierge feature on our website. We are natives to NW Florida and have hand selected our favorite places along the Emerald Coast featuring restaurants, attractions, vendors, upcoming entertainment, list of events, live music and more. All you have to do is click on the E-Concierge tab on the top of the Nathan Abbott Team website and you will find links giving you direct access to our selected attractions. This is an ongoing project and we will continually add new links as we see fit. Hopefully this will be a great source of information for you to enjoy while visiting Destin, PCB, and our surrounding areas. Let us know when you plan on visiting and we can get you adiscount on your vacation stay!

We had an extremely busy 2011 with encouraging signs of improvement. The national media has really worked in our favor this year. National Geographic ranked NW Florida as the #1 place in the world for best Fall travel destination, Boating Magazine ranked us as the #1 place in the country to live and boat, Yahoo and Google rated us in the top 5 projected areas in the country for appreciation by 2014, and the list goes on! The sales absorption rate is elevated over previous years and we experienced the busiest rental season we have seen in over six years. The market is still very price driven, but in a lot of cases, we are starting to see appreciation! The appraisers are even starting to document that our market is stable which is a nice change. We are very optimistic that 2012 is going to be a great year and you can feel the energy in the air.

If the Nathan Abbott Team can ever be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We specialize in all facets of real estate and are happy to help. Thank you for your business as it is very much appreciated! We hope you have a blessed Holiday Season, a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you on the beautiful Emerald Coast in 2012!

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