MSN.com Insider Online once named Defuniak Springs as the best small town in Florida. Containing around 5,000 residents, this little community provides an attractive place to purchase real estate.
What makes this place unique are the numerous Victorian-era properties that circle around Lake Defuniak. New homes are built to mimic the style and to keep the town looking like it has been paused in the colonial and Queen Anne eras. These new builds look so good it can be hard to distinguish the originals from the newer buildings.
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A History Lovers Paradise
It is incredible to think that a town so small can have over 200 buildings of historical significance, but Defuniak Springs has this honor. St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church, built in 1896, is of particular interest, as is the Walton Defuniak Library, the oldest library in Florida that is still in use. The L&N Train Depot now serves as the County Heritage Museum.
An (Almost) Perfectly Round Lake
What Defuniak Springs lacks in beaches, it makes up for with its lake. Spring fed, it is one of two lakes that are almost perfectly round (Lake Kingsley 250 miles east is the other.)
The lake serves as an important landmark, as well as a community and tourist hub. Various events, gatherings, and festivals take place along its shores throughout the year. At Christmas time, visitors and residents can enjoy the spectacle of over six million lights strung around the lake that reflects into the water. Other notable events include the Gras Fest, Lake Fest, Quilt Show, Marvel of Flight Fly-in, and the Florida Chautauqua Assembly.
Plenty of Activities Close By
Not that you would want to leave, but if you did feel like venturing out of town, there is plenty to do a short drive away. Chautauqua Vineyards and Winery will give you a taste of the region’s red and white wines. Lake Stanley Park offers up lots of water-based activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating, topped off with a picnic in a scenic spot. For golf lovers, Eagle Springs offers 18 holes suitable for all levels and ages.
Holmes Creek has an abundance of paddling trails where you can meander through old swamplands, cypress trees, and sandy berms. Ponce De Leon State Park holds the source of all that natural spring water and provides its visitors with heaps of hiking and nature trails.
While Defuniak Springs definitely is not a coastal town, the emerald coast is within reach and easily doable for a day trip or a weekend getaway. Suppose you want to delve deep into the history of Defuniak Springs. Then what better way to do it than buying real estate here. You will play your part in preserving this important historical area while taking advantage of all the community gatherings and nearby abundant nature. Perfect for just about anyone, Defuniak Springs has already gone down in history as one of the best.
Defuniak Springs Real Estate
For discerning people looking at both distinguished luxury and affordable Defuniak Springs real estate let Rodos Realty Advisors guide you in the process. Our listings range from impressive homes and condos to value-add investment opportunities. All require discriminating attention to detail, which is a hallmark of Rodos Realty’s client service.
The greater Defuniak Springs area offers the finest in luxury lakefront estates and waterfront homes on the Gulf. Rodos Realty, works in select markets throughout the southeastern United States, including here on the Emerald Coast of Florida.
Rodos philosophy and focus centers around timing, cost, quality, and innovative value enhancement.
As a privately held real estate company with headquarters in Atlanta, GA, for decades Rodos has been both a principal and agent involved in all facets of real estate operations, including investment sales, development, asset management, leasing, and property management. Through an acute understanding of real estate finance, we formulate business strategies that maximize property values while at the same time limiting investment risks.
How Rodos Realty Advisors Work?
Rodos targets fee simple real estate that Rodos can marshal together its investment, development, redevelopment, leasing and property management expertise with the goal of providing innovative value enhancement.
Let Rodos be your agent when looking to purchase or sell a home or condo. We will make the process hassle free and always strive for excellence in delivering results for our clients.
Current Market Conditions in the Defuniak Springs Area
Whether you are buying or selling it is imperative to know the current real estate conditions affecting underlying economics and pricing.
The Northwest Florida residential real estate market remains strong. In Defuniak Springs, values are still appreciating and sales volume is high. Residential remains a “seller’s market.” Buyers can find attractive opportunities but must act quickly as the better-priced properties do not stay available for very long.
Defuniak Springs homes with waterfront or beachfront never last long. When comparing deals all along the Gulf Coast, prices are more affordable versus what is found in beach communities in other parts of Florida, including East and South Florida.
The Emerald Coast of northwest Florida is a thriving, beautiful place. Visitors come here on vacation and often desire to stay permanently. There is constant sales activity with all types of homes and real estate throughout the Defuniak Springs area. With much to do and so many communities to choose from, allow Rodos to provide our expertise to successfully assist you in navigating the sales, leasing and property management process.
Buy/Selling Opportunities for Defuniak Springs Properties
At Rodos Realty Advisors, we focus on client experience and customer service. Rodos markets luxury well-located, ready to move-in properties, but is also intuitive about opportunities in need of renovation or repositioning in the market today.
By identifying market trends and understanding national and regional investment dynamics, Rodos is uniquely positioned to consult on ways to structure an investment with a unique blend of equity and debt capital. We see opportunities in the marketplace that others may be missing.
Situated along the Gulf Coast of Florida, Defuniak Springs is an exciting place to live, work, and visit. There are luxury homes for sale in Defuniak Springs and many other exclusive areas and communities all along this beautiful section of Florida.
We Offer You High Level Advisory Services
There are many ways clients benefit from the expertise of Rodos Realty. In everything we do, customer service is our highest priority. When considering real estate investment and sales or searching for better solutions in leasing and managing properties in the Defuniak Springs area, know that Rodos can help you with:
- Seller and Buyer representation
- Permit Expedition
- Fee Development
- Landlord and Tenant representation
- Due Diligence discovery
- Construction Management
Our services also include:
- Market Analysis – comprehensive data with comparable sales and rents, demographic reports, highest and best uses of property to maximize value
- Financial Analysis – sourcing lenders and equity providers, underwriting, and structure of capital stack (debt and equity)
- Review of Legal Matters (with your attorney) – title review, vendor service contracts, easements, restrictions and covenants
Rodos Realty regional office is conveniently located on the Emerald Coast Parkway directly across from Mid-Bay Bridge and Destin Commons in Destin. Since its inception, Rodos Realty is built on a foundation based upon character and integrity. Let us guide you to find the perfect Defuniak Springs luxury or affordable value add investment home for sale.