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Old Seagrove Large Lot With Home And Pool

288 Dogwood St is a custom home package with pool to be built on lot 8, includes 2,625 heated & cooled space, with 3 bedrooms on main level (1st floor), along with open living, dining, and

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Seaside Modica Market

Modica Market | Seaside, FLAt a glance from the average visitor, Modica Market Seaside, FL may appear to be nothing more than a typical store where people on vacation shop. However, after living in

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Seaside School Half Marathon

Seaside Half Marathon & 5Kby Murray BalkcomJoin thousands of other runners for the 18th Annual Seaside Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Visit early and enjoy the entire race weekend

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Recent Google Review For Murray Balkcom

Most Recent Review on Google:"I can not say enough about what an amazing experience we had with Murray as our agent. He really is the best. We worried for nothing during the entire experience. He

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30A Home Sales August 2019

August 2019 30A Home Salesby Murray Balkcom, Broker Associate, 30A Local Properties – According to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, August home sales on 30A increased by 16.6% in 2019

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Point Washington WaterFront

445 Little Canal Dr This 2bd/2ba cottage on a 1/4 acre lot is located less than 1/2 mile by boat on dredged canal to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The original home was built of reinforced concrete

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Camp Creek Lake Private Home With Tremendous Views

Modern Design, fortified home on Camp Creek Lake near Alys Beach, under $2.8 million. Views across Camp Creek Lake towards WaterSound Beach. This home is a must-see for the person looking for a very

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Inlet Beach Best Buy

Inlet Beach Under $500,000 - Enjoy the Gulf breeze and views from this beachside townhome, located only 60 yards to the white sandy beach and emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Stars Of Alabama Local Writer Sean Dietrich

Stars of Alabama is the title of Sean Dietrich, also known as Sean of the South, is scheduled to be released on July 9, 2019. Sean crafts interesting stories out of otherwise seemingly normal

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Keeping Yellow Flies At Bay

Yellow Flies - I’ve tried making my own concoctions such as vinegar with lemon and eucalyptus essential oils, which works okay on Black Flies which we get in October. However,  I

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Gulf Views From Shoreline Townhouse Unit 9 Inlet Beach Priced Under 600K

Inlet Beach FL - Gulf Views From Shoreline Townhouse Unit 9 Priced Under 600KEnjoy the Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhomes located in Inlet Beach, 100 yards to the beach, and

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Lakeside At Blue Mountain Beach 30A Best Buy

$689,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,065 Sqr Ft, Santa Rosa Beach32459 - Located only two blocks to the beach, this neighborhood on big redfish lake, is nestled between

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Deepwater Home Site In Freeport FL

32439 - Boaters paradise! This half acre home site, located in the 12-lot gated community of Lagrange cove, offers 86 ft of shoreline on Lagrange bayou, a true deep water bayou. Full service marina

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New Listing Lot 8B Lagrange Rd Freeport FL

This half acre lot is protected with HOA restrictions, though you can build a home as small as 1600sf.  Across street from the neighborhood water front park overlooking Lagrange Bayou. Only 3

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WaterColor Homes With Pools For Sale

Thinking of buying a home in WaterColor? Did you know that having a private pool at your vacation rental home can increase your rental income by about $20,000 / year?  Begin your search for

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WaterColor Homes With Garages For Sale

Many buyers considering relocating to the 30A area often desire a garage with the home. With WaterColor being popular for year round living or second homes, I've created a list of WaterColor homes

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Best Buy On 30A

360 Hilltop Dr is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, elevated one story above ground, with parking underneath. The cottage is nestled at the back of the 1/3 acre property which is filled with Oaks. Located

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COMING SOON 360 Hilltop Dr In Dune Allen

360 Hilltop St in Dune Allen is located in Beach Highlands. Beach Highlands consists of mostly quarter acre lots, but this one is larger at .35 acres.  The forthcoming Regional Public

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One Seagrove Place

One Seagrove PlaceOne Seagrove Place #305 just sold for $530,000 by Murray Balkcom, Broker Associate with 30A Local Properties. Located on the third floor, this two bedroom, two bath condo offers

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Under Contract 34 Roberts Rd

34 Roberts Road is now under contract! The 4 bed 3 bath home is situated on a 100x110 ft home site with beautiful River Birch and native trees. List price was $335,000. If you are interested in

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Helping Neighbors

I just wanted to say how grateful I am to live in an area and work at 30A Local Properties, where so many people have stopped what they are doing to help out our neighbors to the east affected by

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3 Bedroom Home In Pt Washington For Sale 365K

Oaks at Eden | $365,000This small subdivision, located close to Eden Gardens State Park and access to the bay, makes a charming neighborhood for full time residents. The 3 bed, 2 bath home, also

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Seacrest Beach Home For Sale

Seacrest Beach Home For SaleNestled between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, enjoy the luxury beach lifestyle with this recently built home in Seacrest Beach. Spacious foyer with ample room to

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Coming Soon 139 Williams St

139 Williams St, located south of 30A near Eastern Lake and the beautiful beaches of South Walton, is a 3 bed, 2 bath Florida Cottage. It will soon be on the market priced at $415,000, listed by

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Sweetbay Montessori School Enroll Today

Sweetbay originated when a group of Montessori families and teachers created a new home for an elementary program transitioning from another school. In response to local demand for more quality

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Just Sold In Seagrove

Proud to represent the sellers with the sale of lot 22 Dalton Drive, south of 30A. The buyers have plans to build their vacation home on the property, which sold for $215,000. If you are planning on

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34 Roberts Rd

34 Roberts RdSituated on a quarter acre lot only 400 yards to the bay access, 34 Roberts Rd boasts 4 bed 3 bath, 2133 sq ft and  offers ample space to feel at home. Hardwood floors, granite

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WaterColor Home Available For Purchase

38 Blazing Star DrDesigned with nature in mind, WaterColor features 499 acres set against the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake with mostly native landscaping. Oak Trees canopy the streets. Amenities

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Home For Sale At Cottages At Eastern Lake

127 Lakewood Dr, located in the Eastern Lake area of Scenic 30A, is a large custom five-bedroom home, with bonus den, dry sauna, many upgrades, with neighborhood pool....See Full.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! While visiting the Christmas light display around Lake Defuniak on Saturday evening with several friends, I took a moment to ask my six year old son, "What does Christmas mean

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Grayton Bayou Home Site For Sale

Only 100 yards to the county owned bayfront park from this lot in Grayton Bayou. Grayton Bayou features bayfront homes, pool with changing rooms, street lights, underground utilities, all within a

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Sept Home Sales Set Record

2017 September home sales are up 10.9% over Sept 2016, for 30A Homes, with 79 sales totaling $107,339,976 reported by Realtors in Emerald Coast Association of Realtors. This sets a new record for

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Beer Festival Sandestin FL 2017

Discover your new favorite beers at the 2017 Baytowne Beer Fest located in Sandestin Resort in South Walton! Mark your calendars for October 13 & 14, 2017. American specialty beers from around

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Bayfront Lot Sold In The Estuary

Lot 13 The Estuary – SOLD!We are so grateful to work with the buyers on the purchase of Lot 13 The Estuary, a half-acre bay-front lot which sold for $735,000. The Estuary is a 39 lot gated

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Seagrove Large Lot For Sale

Lot 8 Dogwood St is one of Seagrove's largest lots, and located 2.5 blocks to the county-owned beaches, and only 2 blocks to Seaside, where you can shop, dine and be entertained. No HOA fees on this

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99 Woodbriar Dr Point Washington

99 Woodbriar Drive | Point Washington, FL$588,999 Single Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,436 Sq Ft, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 3245999 Woodbriar Drive, 32459 – Beautiful like new 5 bedroom 3 bath 3436 sq.Ft,

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Waterfront Home In Pt Washington FL

224 Greenbriar Ln | Pt Washington, FLThe private home at 224 Greenbriar Ln is oriented to the Bay, this 3 bed, 2 bath, 2100sf home on McQuage Bayou is set on 5 lots, totaling 1 acre, for great views

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298 Dogwood St Under Contract

Under Contract in old Seagrove - 298 Dogwood St.Click image below for more details and photosMurray Balkcom, Broker Associate - 30A Local PropertiesGreater30A

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Pt Washington Waterfront Home On 5 Lots

224 Greenbriar Dr - under $1 millionClick photo below for full details and photos:Oriented to the Bay, this 3 bed, 2 bath, 2100sf home on McQuage Bayou is set on 5 lots, totaling 1 acre, for great

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Pt Washington 5 Bd 3Ba Home

Pt Washington Estates - 99 Woodbriar DrClick photo below for full details:Beautiful Like New 5 Bedroom 3 Bath 3436 sq.ft, one-level home on .75 acre partially wooded lot in Point Washington.

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Pt Washington 3436 Sq Ft 5 Bedroom Home On 75 Acres In Charming Neighobrhood

$589,000 Single Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,436 Sq Ft, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 3245999 Woodbriar Drive, 32459 – Beautiful like new 5 bedroom 3 bath 3436 sq.Ft, one-level home on .75 acre partially

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Point Washington Lots For Sale

Daisy Drive - Magnolia BeachLots 13 & 14 Daisy Drive in Magnolia Beach sub-division are located in Point Washington area, just 4 miles north of WaterColor and Seaside. This property includes two

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Waterfront Lot On McQuage Bayou In Point Washington

$124,900 Magnolia Beach S/D  Santa Rosa Beach11B Silverleaf Lane, 32459 – Enjoy bay and bayou views from this rare, 70′ wide large lot on McQuage bayou in the growing, magnolia beach

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Botany Bayou Home 4 Bed 4 Bath 3400sf

Botany Bayou 4 Bed 4Bath Outdoor KitchenClick for photos and details.Schedule an appointment with your agent to see this home.;

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Using Rising Interest Rates To Your Advantage When Buying A Home

Buy More House Using Rising Interest Rates to Your Advantageby Murray BalkcomLet me first clearly state that I’m not a mortgage broker or a banker. I’m just a thinker with access a mortgage

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Helen McCall Park

Helen McCall Park - Sports and MoreHelen McCall Park - This weekend, we loaded up the kids for their tee-ball game at Helen McCall Park. Little did I know, I'd spend half the day

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Major Price Reduction Old Seagrove

Major price reduction on this canal-front lot with large as-is home in old Seagrove, only a few blocks to Seaside and the beach. See listing details:http://murray.30alocal.com/details.php?mls=42

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Digital Graffiti 2017

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach2017 marks the 10th year for Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, so mark your calendars for May 19-21, 2017. Ticket information below. Twenty

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Fish With Florida Boy Adventures

Captain Hunter Ray with Florida Boy Adventures –   The beach isn’t all 30A has to offer. Enjoy premier flats fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay with South Walton’s born-and-bred ,

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

OTIUM 30A - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Opening weekend of Otium 30A‘s upcoming 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, welcomes Prudence Bruns into the studio to speak on the history

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Botany Bayou Gated WaterFront Community In South Walton

Botany Bayou Home For SaleBotany Bayou is the answer to the question, "Where do locals live on 30A?" Technically, the neighborhood is not "on" Scenic Hwy 30A. Botany Bayou is a gated

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International Ocean Film SOLD OUT

Update: TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! The International Ocean Film Tour kicks off its first ever American tour in the Watersound Origins community. Similar to MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor&

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30A Local Writer Sean Dietrich

“Sean Dietrich is a columnist, and novelist, known for his commentary on life in the American South. His columns have appeared in The Tallahassee Democrat, South Magazine, Yellowhammer News,

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Audubon Point Sold In 11 Days

Audubon Point – SOLD!Proud to represent the sellers in Audubon Point at 57 Melrose Ave. Sold in only 11 days after listing went live. Listed at $399,000 and sold at $392,000. 3 bedroom, 2

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Search For Property In Alys Beach

Alys Beach Property SearchYour Alys Beach Property Search starts here at 30A Local Properties!If you are interested in learning more about the architecture and style of Alys Beach, or homes for sale

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