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Vacation Rental Market Stays on winning streak

By Tad Hunter The vacation market is in full swing and rents are up again this year. In the rental market business, a measure of success is to maximize income per available night. In the hotel and vacation space, it’s the combination of the nightly rental rate multiplied by the occupancy percentage. The higher the […]
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Heat Reduction solutions from Emeral Coast Energy Solutions

By Chris Balzer    But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet No one would dispute having the beauty of soft natural light shining through our windows puts a smile on our face and warms the heart.  We have windows to […]
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Compass Solar Energy Comes to South Walton

Due to growing demand for residential solar systems, Compass Solar Energy will be opening a local office soon to better serve customers in the South Walton County and Bay County areas. Based in Pensacola since 1998, Compass Solar Energy provides solar design and installation for government, commercial and residential customers throughout Northwest Florida. Certified by […]
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30A Real Estate Update

By Lisa Hughley Happy 4th of July!  It is a great time to reflect on how lucky we are to live in the U.S. and why it is so important to celebrate our independence. I am very thankful to all of those who help protect us and our country, from the police officers who keep us and our […]
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On Taxes, Tarriffs and Investing

Taxes, Tariffs and Investing By Maurice Stouse By 1913, the United States began imposing a tax on income. Up until that point, the main source of federal revenue came from tariffs. Today, the majority of federal revenues come from income taxes. According to Quartz Media, tariff rates were as high as 30 percent on average […]
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Energy Tips from Emerald Coast Energy Solutions

5 Energy Savings Myths By Chris Balzer Can we talk about saving energy?  Today, neighbors, friends, blogs, big box stores, to name a few, all want to offer advice on how to save energy.  Let’s face it, saving energy has an important impact which we all have a roll. Sometimes this advice can get confusing […]
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30A Real Estate Market Update

By Lisa Hughley Dear 30A neighbors, Just like the summer heat in Florida, the real estate market on 30A is hot!  School is out for many states surrounding Florida, and with the summer tourism season comes the interest in owning property at the beach. Our office has been tremendously busy with buyers searching for the right […]
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Small Business Association Provides Scholarship

The Walton County Small Business Association (WCSBA) has partnered with the Walton Education Foundation to create a 2-year Florida college scholarship for a Walton County high school student beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The WCSBA promotes and supports the interests of local small and family-owned businesses in Walton County.  The WCSBA recently invested in […]
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South Walton Stitchery Moves to Santa Rosa Beach

Mandy Trawick of South Walton Stitchery has announced she’s moving her shop from Miramar Beach to Santa Rosa Beach beginning May 1. So, if you’ve driven by the closed location in Miramar Beach recently, do not fear. South Walton Stitchery is still in business and thriving. “This move will allow us to resume our ‘pick […]
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Spotlight on Tile Temptations

Tile Temptations By Dee Cruce Sometimes ideas that start out small grow into something much bigger, and in the process, a whole new business is born. That is exactly what happened to Mike Shinsky, who owns and operates Tile Temptations in Miramar Beach. Shinsky is a certified tile and marble specialty contractor with more than […]
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