Latest Trends In 30A Luxury Homes: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Whether you are thinking of buying a luxury home along 30A or having one custom-built, it’s good to know what the hottest trends are in design and interior amenities so you can get great ideas for your home.

These hottest design trends for 30A luxury homes will definitely make your home more attractive.

Here are the hottest trends in luxury properties that you could consider for your 30A luxury home:

What’s Hot

1. Windows

Buyers are attracted to natural lighting. Floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized windows, ceiling windows – especially those facing the Gulf or any other natural, breathtaking view – are a top priority nowadays for picky luxury buyers.

2. Outdoor Space

More buyers prefer homes along 30A with porches or terraces, that is why luxury home designers nowadays are putting more focus on outdoor living and incorporating this into their luxury home plans. Outdoor living areas that flow seamlessly into the indoors are becoming a hot trend in 30A luxury homes.

3. Marble

Marble, especially in kitchen and bathroom and elements, is the current trend in interior design. Most buyers are more likely to search for kitchen and bathrooms with marble countertops, floors and marble bathtubs. Marble appeals to more buyers since it is elegant and easy to clean.

Find out the latest trends in 30A luxury homes and keep your home up to date.

Now we give you “What’s Not” when it comes to the latest design trends for your 30A luxury home:

What’s Not

1. Luxury Cooking

Fewer buyers seem to care whether the home has an outdoor barbecue or not. Most luxury listings are steering clear from mentioning luxury appliances and custom cabinetry in their listings.

2. Formal Dining Rooms

Open floor plans that flow into the indoor areas are a big hit with buyers. Extremely structured floor plans with formal dining rooms, formal parlor areas, and formal breakfast areas are giving way for more relaxed, flowing, and flexible floor plans.

The image of “luxury” is changing now and is no longer equated to showing off. The new trend in 30A luxury homes is relaxed, breezy, and laid-back, to blend well with the relaxing atmosphere and the beautiful beaches of 30A.

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your dream 30A luxury home a reality.

 

Debbie James
Broker Associate
Somers & Company
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
“When Quality Service & Experience Matter”
Debbie James | Realtor | Broker | 30A Luxury HomesDebbie James | Somers and Company | Realtor | Broker | 30A Luxury Homes

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Seacrest Beach Real Estate | Market Report June-July 2014

Why is Seacrest Beach Real Estate one of the hottest 30A communities?Seacrest Beach Real Estate

Seacrest Beach real estate offers a more affordable alternative to Rosemary Beach FL real estate and Alys Beach, without sacrificing proximity to the atmosphere, shopping, dining and activities that make Rosemary Beach so desirable. A quaint 30A beach community, Seacrest Beach is nestled between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach and offers a mix of cottage-style homes, condos and homesites.

Looking for a home, condo or homesite in Seacrest Beach?

Click here for the most current list of homes for sale in Seacrest Beach along with condos and homesites.

Located in the center of the Seacrest Beach community is a lushly landscaped 12,000 tiered lagoon pool. For your convenience, during season, the daily tram will take you to and from the pool and beach.

Seacrest Beach Real Estate Pool

The nearby Village of South Walton is home to shops, restaurants, a general store, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, bike shop and fabulous kids fountain. Seacrest Beach also enjoys deeded beach access with tram service during the summer season.

Seacrest Beach Real Estate Market Report for June-July 2014:

The chart below shows the homes sales in Seacrest Beach for June and July 2014. Currently there are 20 Seacrest Beach homes for sale, 10 homes pending and 18 homes which have sold thru July 31, 2014. 

Click here for the most current list of homes for sale in Seacrest Beach

Seacrest Beach Real Estate Sales June and July 2014

Seacrest Beach Real Estate Home Sales by Month

Seacrest Beach lot sales have slowed down a bit. Many builders have been buying them and building spec homes. Currently there are only 7 Seacrest Beach vacant lots for sale, 4 pending and 8 have sold thru July 31, 2014.  The chart below shows the Seacrest Beach lots which sold in April, 2014 as there were no sales in May. 

Click here for the most current list of vacant lots for sale in Seacrest Beach

Seacrest Beach Real Estate Vacant Lot Sales June and July 2014

Seacrest Beach Real Estate Vacant Lot Sales Monthly Breakout

Condo sales in Seacrest Beach, specifically at The Village of South Walton have also slowed down. Currently there are 13 Village of South Walton Condos for sale, 3 pending and 11 have sold thru July 31, 2014.  The chart below shows the Seacrest Beach lots which sold in April, 2014 as there were no sales in May. 

Click here for the most current list of Condos for sale in Seacrest Beach

Seacrest Beach Village of South Walton Condo Sales June and July

Seacrest Beach Village of South Walton Condo Sales Monthly Breakout

Curious as to what your property is worth? Click on this link: for a FREE market analysis. There is absolutely no obligation or cost! 

For more information on Seacrest Beach Real Estate, please call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Allow me to provide all the tools and information you need to satisfy your real estate needs in Seacrest Beach.

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3 Reasons Why Seacrest Beach Homes for Sale are a Great Investment

If you are planning on buying a Seacrest Beach 30A luxury home for sale as a second property, primary residence, or an investment property, it is important to be aware of the advantages of living NEAR the beach versus living ON the beach before investing.

Many people are attracted by the idea of living in a 30A beachfront home. With easy access to the beach, the relaxing sound of the surf, exciting water activities all year long – it sounds like 30A beachfront living is heaven on earth. But is it really for everyone?

Owning a beachfront property isn't for everyone - an inland Seacrest Beach FL home might be best for you.

Owning and living in a 30A beachfront property has many ‘challenges’ such as:

1. Higher cost to purchase a beachfront properties. One of the major setbacks in buying a 30A beachfront property with lovely views of the gulf, is the cost. These 30A beachfront homes for sale cost more than Seacrest Beach homes for sale which are located inland and are just a few minutes away from the beach.

2. Higher cost of homeowner’s insurance. Since beachfront homes are located in flood and hurricane prone areas, these homes fetch higher insurance rates due to the risk of wind or flood damage.

3. Higher cost of maintenance. Homes located on the gulf need more maintenance due to the corrosive nature of the salt in the water. Extra maintenance is needed for eroded paint and pipes, as well as for wind proofing windows. You might need to hire an inspector to examine the home to determine the cost of maintenance before buying a 30A beachfront home for sale.

Find out why owning a Seacrest Beach 30A luxury home for sale can be better than a beachfront property.

With the ‘challenges’ of owning and living in a 30A beachfront property, it might be a wiser choice to buy a home that is inland and not located directly  on the water. The beach is still accessible and a just few minutes’ walk away. Seacrest Beach homes for sale would be the perfect choice for those who still want to enjoy the benefits of the beach without the ‘challenges’ of living in a 30A beachfront home.

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your dream 30A luxury home in Seacrest Beach FL a reality.

 

Debbie James
Broker Associate
Somers & Company
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
“When Quality Service & Experience Matter”
Debbie James | Realtor | Broker | 30A Luxury HomesDebbie James | Somers and Company | Realtor | Broker | 30A Luxury Homes

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Rosemary Beach: Your Paradise Along 30A

August 5, 2014

Rosemary Beach: Your Paradise Along 30A Rosemary Beach is the perfect vacation destination with its pristine white sand beaches and lovely beach cottages all conveniently located between Panama City and Destin FL, at the eastern end of Scenic Highway 30A. Named after the rosemary plants growing among its coastal sand dunes, trails, and pathways, Rosemary […]

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Fun Awaits 30A Luxury Home Owners at the 3rd Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run in Alys Beach

July 22, 2014

Fun Awaits 30A Luxury Home Owners at the 3rd Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run in Alys Beach   Good news for all 30A luxury home owners and 30A tourists! You can now register for the 3rd Annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run to be held in Alys Beach. Click on the link […]

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Get Around Scenic Highway 30A for Free with the Sunshine Turtle Express

July 14, 2014

Get Around Scenic Highway 30A for Free with the Sunshine Turtle Express Get around Scenic Highway 30A for free with the Sunshine Turtle Express! The Sunshine Turtle Express is a public transportation system that provides free transportation along Scenic Highway 30A for both residents and non-residents of 30A luxury homes. This free transport service runs […]

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Join the Fun and Excitement at the YOLO Board Relay Series along 30A

July 7, 2014

Join the Fun and Excitement at the YOLO Board Relay Series along 30A After the festive 4th of July Celebrations, the excitement for 30A luxury homeowners continues with the 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series scheduled this July 17th and August 7th at The Bay restaurant at the foot of the bridge at HWY 331 […]

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