Andrew Iremonger's Blog Posts

Best Craft Beer in Fort Walton Beach Florida - Brewery Tours

So, you are headed to Fort Walton Beach and you want to know the best things to do in the city. Well, today we are going to talk about the 3 local Breweries in town, let's get it.What is going on,

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Who Has The Best Tacos In Fort Walton Beach Florida?!

Check out this weeks video as we try out different Taco shops and tell you which one we think is best! Ready to start enjoying some tacos my friends? Search for homes below!<iframe style=

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Living in Destin Florida

You are thinking of moving to Destin and you want to know the pro’s and con’s of living in Destin directly from a local. Well after talking with dozens of our past clients and friends

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Top 7 Things You MUST do When in Fort Walton Beach

You are headed to Fort Walton Beach and you want to know the best things to do in the city. Well we came up with the top 7 things you need to do in Fort Walton Beach to get the full experience.What

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Top 3 Neighborhoods in Fort Walton Beach to Live in

You’re thinking about moving to Fort Walton Beach and you want to know the best neighborhoods to live in? Well we came up with the top 3 neighborhoods in Fort Walton Beach that you will want

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Should you Wait to Sell Your Home Due to the Corona Virus?

This is a question that I have been asked a few times the last few weeks. Here's the answer: Maybe.So the Corona Virus has a lot of people up in arms or maybe a little scared. If you need to sell,

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What the Fed Rate change and military movement stopping means for us locally

So here's the scoop. The Fed just dropped the rate but is this going to effect mortgage rates? Short answer is, most likely not. See when the Fed pumps money into the economy like this in order to

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New Construction Vs. Resale Homes - Which is better to buy?

New Construction Vs. Resale Homes - Which is better to buy?Monica and Andrew discuss briefly what some of the Pro's are from buying a new construction home from the ground up, to purchasing a(

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Top 8 Questions a Home Buyer Should Ask Before Writing an Offer

Top 8 Questions a Home Buyer Should Ask Before Writing an OfferThere are well over 100 questions that could and maybe should be asked before getting to the point of writing an offer on your next.

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Homestead Exemption for 2020 - How to File and What you Need to Know

Homestead Exemption for 2020 - How to File and What you Need to KnowYes, it is that time of year again. Homestead Exemption needs to be complete by March 1st in order to count for this coming tax

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10 Things NOT to do for a Smooth Loan Process

Ensuring a smooth home loan process will help reduce stress and make sure that you get to your ultimate goal - HOMEOWNERSHIP!Now you can google the phrase "things not to do to get a loan" and you

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Local Craigslist Scams are targetting potential home Renters in the Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Destin and Surrounding Area's

Local Craigslist Scams are targetting potential home Renters in the Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Destin and Surrounding Area'sRENTERS BEWARE There is a scam going out on Craigslist where scammers are

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Winter Fire Safety Tips with the Emerald Group

Winter Fire Safety Tips with the Emerald GroupWhat does Winter Fire Safety Tips really boil down to? Well first and foremost it's about safety. Nobody wants their home to burn down, that is by far

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Don't Throw in the Towel on January 12th

Don't Throw in the Towel on January 12thJanuary 12th.January 12 is the average day that most people give up on their New Year's resolution. Now whether or not you do a New Year's resolution, I don't

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2020 Housing Market Predictions: Nationally and Locally

2020 Housing Market Predictions: Nationally and LocallyAlright – Let’s talk about the Housing Market for 2020. This is going to be a bit longer than our usual Blog and Video because we

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5 Tips if you are PCS'ing During the Holidays

Moving during the holidays can be a real pain but the Emerald Group has you covered with 5 Tips about PCS'ing during the holiday season. Tip 1: Be sure to pack a box of decorations and anything

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VA Funding Fee for Subsequent Use will Change Jan 1, 2020

Once Jan 1, 2020 hits the VA Funding Fee on the VA Home Loan will go from 3.3% of the purchase price to 3.6% of the purchase price. This will not be a fee that the Active Duty, Veteran, Guard or

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VA Guidelines are Changing Jan 1, 2020 - Here's What You Need to Know

The VA loan is changing come January 1st, 2020 and we wanted to discuss what is changing, exactly. The VA funding fee on your first use is going from 2.15% to 2.30%.This percentage is from the

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Let's talk Property Taxes and Escrow

Let's talk Property Taxes and EscrowToday we are talking about property taxes, and how that correlates with escrow. About this time of year, you are probably getting letters in the mail from your

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You can elect not to pay property taxes while you are deployed.

You can elect not to pay property taxes while you are deployed.That is right, the choice is yours. If you choose to take advantage of this amazing tax benefit, simply fill out a form and bring a

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100% Disabled Veterans Get Free Property Taxes

100% Disabled Veterans Get Free Property TaxesYou are reading that correctly!If you are a 100 percent disabled veteran, one of the 'perks' for lack of a better word, is that you do not pay property

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Homestead Exemption Time is Around the Corner

Homestead Exemption time is right around the corner, here is what you need to know.  Homestead exemptions tax season time is upon us. You guys have probably seen something from Mr. Ben

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Halloween Safety Tips from the Emerald Group

Halloween Safety Tips with the Emerald GroupHalloween is a very fun holiday but with so many kids roaming the streets for candy it causes a bit of a safety concern. As any parent knows, this can be

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Certified Pre-Owned Home Program

Certified Pre-Owned Home ProgramWe're going to talk today about standing out in the marketplace as a home seller.There are several ways to do that. We're going to talk about one of them. One of

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Can you Buy a Home if you Already Own a Home?

It's Andrew and Kristen with the Emerald Group.All right, so this week we decided we were going to talk about - do you need tosell your own home before financing another one?Because if you're paying

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What happens when you back out of a Contract as a Home Buyer?

Today we're going to be talking about what happens if as a buyer you cancel a contract.Buyer's remorse is going to happen. Sometimes three days before the contract closes.You might 

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Is Using a New Agent a Good or Bad Thing?

Is it good or bad to go with a new agent?That's a very good question. First off, watch the video above for a bit more information! Right now as the market is getting flooded with Realtors because

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7 Tips to Getting Your Home Ready to List

7 Tips to Getting Your Home Ready to ListGetting your property ready to go onto the open market can be a very scary and hectic thing. Join Kristen and Andrew from the Emerald Group as they talk

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