Selecting Your Beach Home with Classic Luxury Real Estate


Classic Luxury Real Estate is situated in the heart of Gulf Place, off Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Their goal is to provide their clients and customers a real estate experience unequaled in the industry. Buying the perfect beach home is an exciting purchase, so take time to enjoy the experience and do not feel pressured to purchase a property that is not right for you. We got the chance to chat with Lisa Hughley, the owner of Classic Luxury Real Estate. She offered some advice to help guide you through the process of selecting the perfect beach home on the Emerald Coast! 


What are some helpful tips to home shopping on the Emerald Coast? 

“Become familiar with all of the amazing areas that the Emerald Coast has to offer. Exciting opportunities come along with being open to expanding your perimeters. Make sure to find an agent who will take the time to understand your needs and show you properties that fit your criteria. It is helpful to make a list of items your new home needs to have by importance and to notate your likes and dislikes of each property you see.”

What should someone consider when selecting their beach home?

“Whether you purchase a single-family home, a condo or townhouse, decide how you want to utilize the property. Will it be a primary home, a second home or an investment property? Talk to your trusted tax advisor regarding your purchase and how it will be utilized. You need to know the tax advantages and the disadvantages. Is the property located in a flood zone? A trusted insurance provider can run an address check and tell you what your options are.”

How can Classic Luxury Real Estate help the consumer?

“The agents at Classic Luxury Real Estate realize that, for some of our clients, owning a property at the beach has been a life-long dream and for others, owning and investing in beach property is a way to reach their financial goals. Each client, regardless of their reason for purchasing or their price range, is treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. Our agents are selectively chosen due to their knowledge, professionalism, integrity and ability to care about and connect with our clients on a personal level.”

What are some things to know before buying a beach home?

“Walk or drive to the closest beach entrance if that is important to you. Know the distance. Will the condo association accept pets? It would be horrible to purchase a property and not be able to bring the entire family. If you are planning to rent your property as a vacation rental or long-term, make certain that short-term or long-term rentals are allowed in the neighborhood.” 

What are some things to avoid when buying a beach home?

“Avoid being your own inspector. There are several trusted and highly respected inspectors along the Emerald Coast, and they can save you from buying a problem property. Know the type of stucco your property has prior to purchasing.”  

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Do you have any advice for new homeowners on 30A? 

“I believe in placing a good home warranty on your home every year. There are quite a few to choose from at all price levels. With the salt air, your exterior equipment may not last as long as if the property was in another part of the country. Lastly, enjoy every day in this wonderful paradise we call the Emerald Coast.”

Offering an array of services from buying to selling and financing, Classic Luxury Real Estate is a go-to real estate company in the 30A community. They take the time to build relationships and get to know exactly what’s going to make their clients happy. Lisa and her team are ready to help you find your dream beach home! They are located at 90 Spires Lane #10A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 in Gulf Place and they can be reached at (850) 660-1962.