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.

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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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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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A Florida beach home or property here on the beaches of South Walton - or more commonly known as "30A" is considered by many as the best of the best, when if comes to places to have a family beach retreat. With a one-day drive from many of the major metro areas of the South, and many direct flights now open from all over the US, and a unique beach culture, geography, history, and future here on 30A  (and not to mention, beautiful Freedom)... 30A has simply become "the place" to vacation, own a second home, or for many recently -- to live the beach life. 

Live 30A Seaside

As 30A's hometown real estate company, our family here at Live 30A want to share 7 strategic ways you can get the best 30A vacation home your money can buy. 

The 7 Strategic Ways to Get The Best…

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Owning a beach house here on 30A is an incredible thing. A place to vacation and rejuvenate, for family to call home, to collect rental income, a place for hosting family and friends,  a place to use use for good, and a place of rest after hard work. 

Beautiful 30A home

More than anything, a 30A beach home is a place to build your family legacy. More memories with the kids and grandkids, a place of rest after hard work, and a place of rejuvenation with your spouse. 

But keeping your 30A beach home in great shape will require a bit of diligence and care as the property experiences the salty-air climate, humility, and visitors. You'll need annual cleanings, checkups, touchups, maintenance, and care. 

Here's our Top 10 Contacts Every 30A Homeowner Should Have 

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Buying your 30A dream vacation home is a beautiful journey to embark on - starting the search, connecting with a 30A Realtor, deep talks with your spouse about what you need most and what matters, thinking about the future memories that you'll make, discovering new opportunities, narrowing down options, and finally selecting the ONE! 


Here below, we take a few minutes to share our professional opinions to help guide you through the 30A real estate market report for July, August, and September 2021. 

Curated 30A Real Estate Market Report Q3

30A East: Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest, Watersound Beach, Seagrove, Watercolor, Seaside

30A Market Report Rosemary Beach

30A West: Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulf Place, Dune Allen Beach

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If you're a homeowner here at the beach in South Walton - Congrats! You're already living and owning a home in one of the most incredible, beautiful, and freedom-loving places in the world. Many of you have perhaps vacationed on 30A for years and are just now realizing the dream of owning your very own 30A home, others have been enjoying your beach home for years -- and as a resource to the homeowners here, we've complied a list of seasonal maintenance items you'll want to consider for your 30A beach home along with a few local recommendations from our Live 30A team. 


*For an updated and personalized list of recommendations, reach out to your @Live30A Realtor. We would love to connect and equip you with all the resources you need. 

30A Home…

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If you've visited Grayton Beach or even simply fallen in love with 30A, you've likely seen the super cool trucks (everything looks cooler on the beach), vintage broncos, and jeeps parked out at Grayton Beach - right up to the water - family in beach chairs - paddle board on the top.

Perhaps you've wondered... How can I Live 30A like this? 

Well, we're glad you asked. Here's our Guide to 30A Beach Driving, and what you need to do to get a beach permit.

Guide to 30A Beach Driving  Live 30A

How to Get A Beach Driving Permit/Pass at Grayton Beach

#1) Apply and Win The Annual Beach Driving Permit Lottery (unless you're grandfathered in, but even then you'd still have to apply)

#2) You Must Own Property Here in Walton County (We can help you with that. Here's the newest listings…

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