Introducing “SoWal Connections” – a Resource Guide for 2nd Home / Out-of State property owners

SoWal Life is pleased to introduce “Sowal Connections”, a guide designed to put absentee, out-of-State property owners in touch with local contractors, property managers and other local service providers 2nd home / absentee owners will need keeping their properties in tip top condition. Each month, SoWal Life reaches via direct mail approx. 25,000 South Walton […] Read More

Three Kinds of Contractors

Ask APEX “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin Three Kinds of Contractors In most industries, there are usually three groups of demographics. There are those who are indeed honest and expertly deliver skilled services and high quality products in their trade. Then there are […] Read More

Vacation Rental / Home Sharing Debate Heats up

Candidate for Destin City Council Speaks in Tallahassee There’s an important debate happening in our State’s Capital that should be of keen interest to South Walton County residents. The debate is over how to regulate and classify Vacation Rental Properties by Owner (VRBO) and other Home-Sharing arrangements. There are 2 competing Bills. The first, by […] Read More

Ask APEX The  Value of Third Party Evaluation

Ask APEX : The  Value of Third Party Evaluation By Ken Larsen “Competition is healthy – unless there is a conflict of interest. Then it becomes unethical and destructive.” Last month we identified three demographics found in most industries – including the general contracting business: 1. Those who are competent experts, 2. Those who are […] Read More

Live and Play on 30A Update

2017 Real Estate Review Happy New Year! The first of the year is a time to reflect on the past year, take inventory of all you have accomplished and look to the new year for all the wonderful things it will bring. My office is experiencing a lot of activity for January, and all indicators are pointing […] Read More

SoWal Things to Watch in 2018

Key Indicators to Watch in the New Year By Maurice Stouse As investors turn to the New Year, and reflect on what is to come this year, it is important to remember that no one truly knows what will happen in the markets. The stock market, the bond market, the money market, the real estate […] Read More

YPWC PR January 2018

Walton Area Chamber Hosts Young Professionals Network The Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) announced today their 2018 kickoff event on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Grayton Beer Company. “Pints and Professionals” will be an introductory event for young professionals along Florida’s Emerald Coast looking to “get tapped into” the professional networking group. Formerly operating […] Read More

Redeem the Time

By Tad Hunter Ben Franklin once asked, “Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.” As Christmas approaches once again, it seems as though we just finished celebrating the New Year! There are 86,400 seconds in every day. The seconds are placed in our […] Read More

The Markets Can Be Like The Seasons

By Maurice Stouse As investors continued to see higher highs in the stock market, and consistent lows in interest rates in the bond and money markets, they wonder how long each of these trends could or would continue. Looking at things historically can remind investors to think of the market like they think of the […] Read More

Electric Bikes

Introducing ProdecoTech Electric Bikes Starting at just $1295 ProdecoTech E-Bikes are among the most powerful and best selling American made electric bikes in the USA. Starting at only $1,299, they are also the most affordable and reliable as well. GulfWind Paddle & Surf is the exclusive dealer of ProdecoTech, so stop in and check out […] Read More

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