Destin Real Estate Blog | Chris Carter Team


Are you thinking about hiring a Destin Property Management company?

That's a smart move!

While some home owners or investors feel comfortable letting friends or family handle on-the-ground details, a good property management company can very easily become one of your greatest assets. Hiring qualified professionals to take care of your Destin vacation rental is the best way to ensure that your investment and guests are in good hands.

What do I need to know about Property Management companies?

Hiring someone to manage your Destin vacation home is a big decision. Finding a competent manager is a matter of knowing the right questions to ask. You need someone who is going to be a great partner, who will look after your needs, attend to the

29 Views, 0 Comments

How To Increase Your Property Value!

Are you ready to sell your home?

Competition in the Destin real estate market can be stiff, and a few home improvements can make or break the sale of your Destin, Florida home. The right renovations can increase the value, but knowing which renovations will give you the biggest bang for your buck is vital.

If you're thinking about sinking some money into home improvement projects this year, keep a few things in mind:

  • What you'll get back on your investment depends on the value of your house
  • The value of houses in your immediate Destin neighborhood
  • The housing market in Destin, Florida
  • How soon you sell after making improvements
  • The quality of the project itself

Certainly, making

61 Views, 0 Comments

Northwest Florida home owners are no strangers to sunshine and summer heat!

Did you know that Florida is exposed to over 230 days of sunshine each calendar year? That's more than 60% of the year to enjoy pristine Destin beaches, relax in an outdoor pool, and get involved in all of those amazing outdoor activities that Destin communities have to offer.

What the heat also means is that you're likely going to run your energy bill up to keep your home cool. Wouldn't it be great if you could spend less money on running your air conditioning, and more on enjoying your Northwest Florida vacation home?    

One of the largest benefits of buying a new home in Florida is the energy-saving technology that is built in to those homes. This technology helps

68 Views, 0 Comments

Best Day Ever To Explore The Scenic 30A

Scenic 30A is where beach, nature and community thrive. These unique beach communities, strung together by winding scenic roads, hiking trails, and bike paths are the perfect place for you to unwind and leave all of your cares behind. The beaches of South Walton are an exciting and eclectic mix of architecture that matches each community's charm.

This 28-mile corridor in Walton County, Florida boasts pristine white sand and beautiful views. Whether you choose to travel by car, bicycle, or on foot, opting for the scenic route will take you past four expansive state parks, over 27 miles of lush greenway trails, 11 stunning coastal dune lakes, and 12 beach communities.

Some Walton County History


66 Views, 0 Comments

Destin, FL is not only one of the best places in the world to live, it is also home to some amazing summer events and festivals. Many people come to Destin for the spectacular beaches and golf courses, but sometimes a change of pace to the daily routine can be good for the soul!

The list of events below is just a sample of the many activities going on this summer. From a Possum Festival in Wausau to the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, the range of events offered are sure to enhance your Destin, FL adventure this summer!

Summer Concert Series – Panama Beach

This Summer Concert Series showcases some of the best local bands and entertainment in the area. Located at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater, this free concert takes place from

95 Views, 0 Comments

Purchasing Destin, Florida real estate, like most home purchases, can leave a buyer overwhelmed with so many head-spinning thoughts! The Chris Carter Team decided it was time to gather some common questions about Florida homes for sale, and get you some answers. Keep in mind these are just some of the questions to get you on the right path. The Chris Carter Team is here to help, so Contact us today to guide you through your Florida home buying process!

Q. I’m interested in buying a home in Florida, what should I do to get started?

You already made one of the biggest decisions of your life when you decided to purchase Florida real estate! Your main focus now should be on the logistics side of the process:

  • Review your personal finances and
104 Views, 0 Comments

let's talk destin golf

In Destin, Northwest Florida revered golf courses are located along more than two hundred miles of stunning coastline. From rolling fairways and contoured greens, to menacing sand traps and water hazards, Destin is one of the best places on the Emerald Coast for the ultimate golf experience. The Destin regions' many championship designs offer outstanding natural settings, rolling dunes, varied elevation, and phenomenal scenery. Each of these golf courses extend a unique golf experience that is unrivalled by other regions in the nation. You'll find courses that are as varied as their location, and are situated in the most outstanding climate for year-round play.

Just east of Destin, the Sandestin Resort Golf and Beach Resort boasts four of the most

110 Views, 0 Comments

Destin, Florida is a dream come true for anyone who enjoys warm weather, white-sand beaches, friendly people, golf, and the ocean. Even better are the private, gated communities available throughout the city. They’re safe, well cared for, beautiful, and absolutely wonderful for anyone whether they are students, retirees, small business owners, or families.

Four of the top gated communities in Destin boast luxury living, a real community vibe, large homes, beach front properties, vacation rentals, 24-hour security, and more!


Located in Miramar Beach, the Sandestin Resort is the most prestigious and well-known collection of gated communities in Florida. The sheer size of it attracts hundreds of people each year. Like a city all on its

91 Views, 0 Comments

4 great destin-area food trucksFood trucks are growing in popularity in Florida, and in the year 2017 they’re more prominent than ever before. They can be found virtually anywhere because they can move from one place to the other, especially during events and festivals. What better way is there to compliment a fun day at the beach?

Even better, they are subject to the same health regulations as restaurants, so you can rest assured that the best ones are safe and full of fantastic food. Destin has some of the most incredible food trucks in the state; they won’t disappoint with some of the freshest food around!

Coastal Chow

Coastal Chow is a food truck that you’ve got to experience to believe. It has some of the finest fusion food in Florida! Its specialty is Asian and Caribbean

127 Views, 0 Comments

the 3 biggest home seller mistakes

Selling a home is never an easy task. It’s more than just putting it on the market. There are 3 very prominent mistakes that people make when selling their homes. Avoiding these mistakes could grant you the ability to save up to thousands of dollars. The transition from one home to another is never an easy journey, and understanding these mistakes and how to avoid them will make all your effort worth the move!

Rushing the Sale

It’s understandable that, when you’re ready to move out of your home and into a new one, you want to do it as quickly as possible. Lacking preparation and rushing the sale of your home, however, will hinder instead of help. First impressions are very important to buyers; oftentimes they are visiting multiple houses, so you

91 Views, 0 Comments