30A Real Estate Market Review

What happened in the local real estate market, Q1 2022?

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Year over year comparison

  • Average Sale Price: +21% @ $1.922m
  • Overall # Properties Sold: -18.3% (488 vs. 597)
  • Overall # Properties Pending: -34.2% (513 vs 780)
  • Overall # Active Listings: -21.1% (815 vs. 1033)
  • Overall # New Listings: -19.4% (554 vs 687)

Absorption Rate: Under 1 month. (This is an indicator used to show the amount of time it would take for the market to "sell out" if no new properties hit the market. This is the lowest number we have seen to date.) 

Days on market: Relatively unchanged at one week or less.

45 Properties at $5m or more under-contract or closed.
$24m sale, highest ever on 30A.

- This was a…

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The Grayton House - 30A's Most Historic and Storied Home

The Grayton House (known by many previously as "washaway") is the cornerstone of Grayton Beach, and quite possibly the original home in the 30A area. Today, we share a little of the story, and a sneak peek at what's coming Summer 2022... 

Grayton House 1895

Preserving History & Saving Everything Possible

Originally build before the turn of the century (1895), the Grayton House has becoming one of the most historic and storied homes in South Walton. Tales of Al Capone, government takeovers, jumping from the balcony onto sand dunes, washing all it's foundation (multiple times - hence "washaway"), and more -- the home was is dire shape by the time it came for sale again in 2019. Originally thought to be…

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It's spring 2022. As someone really interested in owning a beach home for your family here on 30A, you have questions that need answers. Here, we're sharing simple buying strategy that will help you understand why buying in the spring is a great time of year to do so.

Springtime Buying Strategy to Finally Get Your 30A Beach Home

Spring 2022 30A Real Estate homes

# 1. Identify an existing 30a vacation home to purchase.
# 2.Place an offer, negotiate & sign to go under contract.
# 3. Close in 30-45 days (Springtime)
# 4. Enjoy rental income potential day 1 of closing.

Here's how this works, and why it makes sense: Current owners of vacation rental properties will have vacation rental income already on the books for the year, much of which is still yet to come in the spring and…

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Spring is here on 30A & the beach is as appealing as ever after the Wintertime! As the 80+ degree weather here in South Walton hits and spring break is upon us, you'll be happy to know we've compiled a short list of things you must do as a vacationer here on 30A this spring!

Spring on 30A | 3 Things Every Vacationer Must Do

Number 1: Paddle, Picnic, & Beach Bonfire

Paddle Boarding 30A things to do

If you're going to truly experience the uniqueness of what South Walton has to offer -- and what makes "30A" so different, you'll have to get outside the normal exploration areas and jump on a paddle board! With super-rare coastal dune lakes (like the one you drive over to to get Watercolor) that are perfect for family excursions.... so grab a paddle board rental from your local…

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If you're looking to buy a vacation rental home on 30A, and transition from renter to owner, Congrats! Here, we'll cover a a few things to keep your eye out for when you're on the search! 

Our agents here at Live 30A Real Estate are here to assist in your search, to answer questions, place offers, negotiations, and transaction management to closing and beyond. 

Seaside 30A Homes for sale Live 30A


5 Things Every 30A Buyer Should Look For When Buying a Vacation Rental Home
1. Location, Location, Location. 

- Look for homes with a quick access to a good beach access.

- Take into account nearby restaurants that can be accessed via golf cart within minutes.

- Homes nearby town-centers and planned urban developments often perform great. 


2. Sleeping Arrangements (and…

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With hearts of gratitude, Thank You!

One of the ways our team at @Live30A has chosen to give back and make an impact is supporting some great work being done at a Children's Home in Leon, Nicaragua called Jesus Centered Ministries, or JCM for short. 

Jesus Centered Ministries Nicaragua

It's here, that children with short and long term medical needs from all over the country find the love, support, and help they need. Specializing in children who have developmental challenges - the home over time has also become a place of full-time care and attention. Run by a lovely couple who have been serving full time in this capacity for 20+ years, we encountered this wonderful organization in 2018 on a previous mission trip to Nicaragua and fell in love. Today, we support this ministry and…

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In 2021 was a fast-paced year for the 30A area and real estate market, many families choosing to finally make the move from vacationer to property owner, and many re-investing here at the beach for short and long term financial goals. Still, many more enjoying the freedoms found here in our state afforded by our wonderful Governor. 

Here, we want to take a few moments to spell out some of the notable insights from the past year as a service and value for our buyers and sellers here at Live 30A Real Estate


2021 Annual Review SNAPSHOT | 30A Real Estate Market 


30A Home, Condo, Townhome, and land sales

*30A south of hwy 98 only & % Change Year-over-Year.

  • Number of Properties Sold: +7.8% @ 2,368
  • Average Sold Price: +24.7% @…

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If you're newly a Florida resident or property owner, or looking to become one in the near future -- Congratulations and welcome! Florida is one of the most beautiful and sought-after, freedom-filled, relaxing, and easily accessible beach family vacation in the southern United States. It's here on 30A at the beach that so many memories are made, perspectives are changed, and so many of the worries of life seem to melt away. 

That's also why this area is one of the fastest growing counties in all the states, and people have been making their way to living and working at the beach like never before -- and especially in northwest Florida. 

As we venture from a very interesting past 24 months, here's a few fun outlook's and fun predictions to consider…

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Holidays on 30a


During the spring and summer, everyone knows what to do when you are on vacation along the emerald shores of 30a: go to the beach! But what about once the weather starts to cool off and the jackets get taken out of the back of the closet? Just because the temperatures drop doesn’t mean that you have to drop the beach time. Our iconic beaches are just as beautiful, if not more, in the cooler temps and there are just as many reasons to take a stroll along Scenic 30A. Here are a few reasons to visit America’s favorite beach communities in the off-season. 

30a Winter

Photo Credit: SoWal


Cooler Weather Outdoors

Breaking out the winter wardrobe doesn’t mean we are staying off the beaches. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to…

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We founded Live 30A Real Estate for the "greater purpose" of impacting lives locally and around the world. We are a real estate company here not only to help families "Live here on 30A", but to invite them into the adventure and passion of "living" to helping others "live".

Here's a short video sharing our why, our purpose, and a little of the impact we are having together with some terrific organizations. 


Transcript: 

My name is Jon Lyons, I am the co-broker and founder of Live 30A Real Estate here in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We started Live 30A with the dream and vision of helping families buy their family's 30A beach home AND impacting lives in the process, both locally and internationally.  We believe South Walton is one of…

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