Grayton Beach State Park Named Top 10 Beach by Dr. Beach

Dr. Beach has named Grayton Beach State Park one of the top 10 beaches in the world! We are continually impressed with how beautiful Grayton Beach is and are thrilled that it is receiving this recognition! The Florida Panhandle is not only a beautiful place to vacation but an even better place to own a home. Grayton Beach, and the entire Emerald Coast, boast of sugar-white sand and clear emerald green water. The landscape is incomparable, the people are as friendly as they come, and each unique beach town along the coast has a small town feel with the high class amenities of a big city.

One of the reasons why we love what we do is because we love where we live and the houses we sell. When it comes to real estate investing, there is an opportunity in every market. Right now is a great time to buy a home on the Emerald Coast. The prices are still low and sure to continue to rise over the next few years as our area gains more exposure and recognition. Not only is a vacation home a great investment that can net serious rental income, it will be a great place to build unforgettable memories with your family and friends.

Considering a beach home? Consider the Emerald Coast and Beach to Bay Realty. We are watching the trends in our area. Now it is time to take advantage of this buyers’ market and it is a great opportunity to buy before the prices go up.  Beautiful one of a kind homes are available all along 30A and beyond. Whether you are a first time home buyer, you are downsizing, upgrading, or if you are looking for your ultimate dream or vacation home, the time is now.

Give us a call to discuss the available properties in the area of one of
Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches: Grayton Beach State Park!

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Buying a Home With Environmental Issues—Endangered Species

In Grayton Beach and the 30A area, we are blessed with a plethora of wildlife areas, natural beauty, and yes, even some endangered species in need of protection…especially when your considering a real estate purchase.

In this day and age, there are a number of varied environmental issues you may face.  Endangered plants or animal species is definitely one of the.  This environmental issue can be one of the more common, and perplexing of the possible road blocks to property usage. Sea Turtles, Sea Oats and other endangered species share our area. It is only right that we ensure their survival.

Discovery of an “endangered” species of plant or animal on a piece of real estate has been known to completely shut down development or any kind of alteration

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on a given piece of property.  One of the best known examples of an endangered species involving development was that of the snail darter in the 1970s.  In that case, the discovery of a few members of the species resulted in the delay of construction of the Tellico Dam in Tennessee… for nearly six years.

When purchasing a piece of property in Grayton Beach or anywhere else in the area, be sure to ask your realtor about possible environmental issues that slow down your progress. You don’t want to find yourself with a piece of property that you cannot use…and you don’t want to harm the endangered species either.  If you don’t have a realtor, we would be more than happy to assist you.


Buying a Home With Environmental Issues—Wetlands

If you are considering buying a home near Grayton Beach or anywhere for that matter, in this day and age there are a number of varied environmental issues you may face.  One of the more common, and perplexing, ones is that of wetlands.

Broadly speaking, most people think of wetlands as any piece of real estate that has water around, near, or on the property… also referred to as “wet.”  However, wetlands grayton beachthe federal government has a slightly different view point on this matter.  Believe it or not, there are few—if any—actual definitions that can be found.  Consequently, many governmental agencies and employees are left to their own devices to define exactly what a wetland may actually be.  The result is that there is little consensus and much confusion on the matter.

Your best bet, when buying a home in which wetlands may be an issue, is to have an accurate survey done.  Specifically, one showing relative elevations of all associated land.  Also, try to get as many historic records on the property as possible.  While you may not feel the area qualifies as a wetland, it may be something you have to prove—having historical information regarding how much (if any) water a property saw during floods may help you make your case.

Buying a Home With Environmental Issues

If you are considering buying a home in Grayton Beach…or anywhere else for that matter, you need to be aware of the different types of environmental issues you may face.  Not only are there the less common situations that may render your home or property unfit for use (sinkholes, toxic waste, etc.) but there are also cases in which the state or federal government may restrict or prohibit your ability to use your property.

Not all environmental issues are immediately recognizeable.  Many require that an expert skilled in identifying things such as endangered species be brought in toimage-21-1024x1024 assess and document the situation.  In these cases it is important to have an attorney or other expert on your side to counter whatever claims the government may make.

Above all, be sure to do whatever due diligence is appropriate with your particular case.  Buying a home is not the time to learn “on the job.”  Get as much background and knowledge on the situation ahead of time as possible or you may come to regret it later.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be posting a few blogs about the particular environmental issues that can come about. So, be sure to check back each week. Hopefully this information will assist you in being a better informed buyer and property owner.