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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Darren H Bryant answered:
What is your budget? You are more than welcome to email me at
I will look on the MLS to see what's on the market in our area..
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Paul Couch answered:
Since Destin is a vacation area it is going to be difficult to find a short term rental in your price range. You could find something within your budget on a long term lease (12) months, but not short term. With that being said, I would suggest that you check craigs list and post an add as well. There is a possibility that you will find a homeowner who will be out of the area for that time period and may be willing to rent their house/apt/condo. You are welcome to call or email me to discuss further. (850)-337-0789 Sorry I could not be more help.
Paul Couch
Eimers Group Realty
Destin, FL
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Kelly Klein answered:
It would be a very long and somewhat dangerous walk to the beach from this location with traffic and all during the summer months.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Many posting do not show that:
Consider, just like Utility Bills and Taxes, it really doesn't make a bit of difference at this stage; Not until you are ready to make an OFFER, and you cannot make an OFFER through Trulia.
Your Realtor can answer all those questions; that is what we are there for.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Myke Atwater answered:
Here is what is current in Destin--will any other locations do for you?

Townhouse A 1014 AIRPORT RD , #120 1,385 3 2/1 2006 $1,300/M 850-837-4099
Townhouse A 225 MATTIE M KELLY BLVD , #225 1,548 3 2/1 2005 $1,300/M 850-837-4099
House A 332 OLEANDER DR 1,630 3 2/0 1983 $1,395/M 850-863-3292
House A 3844 MESA RD 1,800 3 2/0 1998 $1,600/M 850-837-4099
Townhouse A 4223 JADE LOOP DRIVE , #4223 1,631 3 2/ 2005 $1,695/MS 850-863-3292
House A 3783 MISTY WAY 1,755 3 2/ 1993 $1,700/M 850-424-7200

If you contact me, I would be happy to send you additional lists for other locations or notification when something else becomes available.

Let me know if I can help.

Myke Triebold, GRI, SFR, aBR
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Peter Mohylsky answered:
Your age is working slightly against you. I can possibky help find a place so contact me directly at
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Mark DeSalvo answered:
You could if the association documents allow. That would depend on each particular complex. One caveat would be that you still pay the monthly association fee for each fraction owned. For example if a 1/8 fraction cost $350/month adding another would double that to $700/month. If you could own all 8 fractions your association fees would be $2,800/month or $33,600/year which would be very high. And you only get to use each fraction for 6 weeks x 8 fractions = 48 weeks. The other weeks are typically set aside for maintenance. You still pay that assoc fee no matter the usage. You would probably be better off buying a condo that you own for the entire year.
Mark DeSalvo
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
Mark DeSalvo answered:
Association fees are $1,543.56 per quarter. They cover "Ground Keeping, Insurance, Recreational Facilities, Sewer, Trash Disposal, TV Cable, Water, Land Recreation, Master Association".
If you want me to e-mail the full MLS listing of this or any other Sandpiper Cove unit send me your e-mail to
Mark DeSalvo
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Danielle Sharp answered:
I'm not sure I understand what the question is that needs an answer. Who is not responding?
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Myke Atwater answered:
Here are the houses for rent in Destin currently. the first number is the mls #.

586770m 14/01 HSE A 527 NORRIEGO DR 2,450 3 2/ $2,500 Month
2 589124m 14/01 HSE A 606 LAGOON DR 5,658 7 4/1 $5,000 Month
3 530063m 14/02 HSE A 241 INVERRARY DR 2,050 3 3/1 $1,900 Month
4 577001m 14/02 HSE A 45 COUNTRY CLUB DR E 2,480 3 3/ $2,350 Month
5 552261m 14/02 HSE A 4527 GOLF VILLA CT 801 2,106 3 3/ $2,500 Month
6 564411m 14/02 HSE A 4521 GOLF VILLA CT 1101 2,569 4 3/1 $2,895 Month
7 589145p 14/02 HSE A 998 EMERALD BAY DR 3,842 4 4/ $3,700 Month ESRE 2010 Y N 02/01/13 H T
8 548892m 14/03 HSE A 215 BENT ARROW DR 1,200 3 2/ $1,200 Month
9 438692m 14/03 HSE A 428 RIDGEWOOD CIR 1,850 3 2/0 $1,595 Month
10 587809m 14/03 HSE A 1221 QUAIL LAKE BLVD 1,636 3 2/1 $1,650 Month
11 587780m 14/03 HSE A 304 CYPRESS ST 1,872 3 2/0 $1,750 Month ESDE 1997
12 589823m 14/03 HSE A 3884 MESA RD 1,822 3 2/1 $1,795 Month
13 588082m 14/03 HSE A 3997 INDIAN TRAIL 7,604 6 5/2 $7,300 Month
14 585654m 14/04 HSE A 4657 DESTINY WAY 2,959 4 3/1 $3,250 Month
If you would like, I can set you up on a automatic list that will send you anything available as soon as it becomes available.

Myke Triebold,
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Kelly Klein answered:
I am aware of a brand new 3/2 home in Santa Rosa Beach that will be available for rent beginning March 1, 2013. Please contact Jane Burns at 850-685-8505 for more details.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Casey Joiner answered:
Good Morning Justin,

Regarding financing, it will depend totally on the type of property (single family, condo, etc) as to your down payment. I ran the stats and their are currently 36 properties in Sandestin that fit that description on the market .
Running the numbers, you will be cutting it close on the down payment as most want 20% down. At $500k that would be $100k down. You may have other options if this will be your primary residence.....if not, you may have to lower your price point.

Hope this helps.
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Shane Milne answered:
Yup, FHA loans only require a 3.5% down payment. FHA has specific loan limits though and they vary by county. Okaloosa County's is $312,500 for 1-unit properties. is the searchable database on FHA loan limits.

In Florida, FHA loan limits for 1 unit properties cap out at $271,050 except for the below counties.

BAKER $387,500
BAY $396,250
BREVARD $291,250
BROWARD $423,750
CHARLOTTE $296,250
CLAY $387,500
COLLIER $531,250
DUVAL $387,500
FLAGLER $287,500
FRANKLIN $305,000
HERNANDO $292,500
LAKE $353,750
LEE $356,250
MANATEE $442,500
MARTIN $375,000
MIAMI-DADE $423,750
MONROE $729,750
NASSAU $387,500
OKALOOSA $312,500
ORANGE $353,750
OSCEOLA $353,750
PALM BEACH $423,750
PINELLAS $292,500
SARASOTA $442,500
SEMINOLE $353,750
ST. JOHNS $387,500
ST. LUCIE $375,000
SUMTER $278,750
VOLUSIA $303,750
WALTON $362,790

FHA Jumbo loan amounts for 1-unit properties are anything above $417,000 (HI & AK are higher). There are higher limits for 2, 3 & 4 unit properties as well. Check out that link above and you can see the differences.

Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Peter Mohylsky answered:
There were several properties off Mack Bayou in Driftwood. Is this area a posibliity? Call me tomorrow.
Peter Mohylsky
Keller Williams, Emerald Coast
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Pat Perrotta LMC, CPS, CPDE answered:
There is a newer very nice 2/2.5 town house just across the bridge in Niceville, with a pool and club house. The rent is $1,000. If your husband is active military there is a $50 discount, and a discount on the deposit to only $800. If you want to take a look, or get pics, let me know. ... more
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Alan Grice answered:
Yes it does. While the real estate market in and of itself continues to evolve, so does the financial markets. Sometimes it appears that Lenders do not want to lend, they are in fact looking for quality loans secured by all types of properties. The reality is, if you meet the criteria there is low cost money available. ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Susan Rood answered:
This would be a good question to talk over with a local lender. If you would like me to email you the contact information for a few local lenders, just call, text or email me.

Susan Rood
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Angela Huggins answered:
Diffiicult, but not impossible to find. I can help you if you contact me directly at Thanks.
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