Scenic 30a is a unique stretch of white sandy beaches with most homeowners living out of state. The 30A real estate market here is primarily second homes and investment properties, making this a huge beach house rental market. For many years the investors came in looking for properties that offer a 10-15% return on investment but today we are lucky to find 6-7% ROI due to the increase in sales prices. Even though we have an amazing strong rental market here, there are only so many weeks a year people come to the area. Being located in the Panhandle we do have real winters which brings quite a “slow down” to our area. Our peak rental times are all of March, 2 weeks in April, all of June, all of July and 2 weeks in August. Our better rental companies in the area are averaging around 26 weeks a year right now which is stronger than ever. Your planned communities like Watercolor, Seaside, Watersound and Rosemary Beach bring the strongest weekly rates due to their high demand and amenities. You Gulf front properties are always strong for obvious reasons. Most of our rental management companies charge anywhere from 20-35% for their services and have huge marketing reach around the United States. When the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opened a few years ago in Bay County, It was a huge boost in turning our real estate market around. Southwest and Delta are the 2 major airlines with direct flights from Houston, Baltimore, St Louis, Nashville, Atlanta and a few other areas. 2015 is going to bring some additional direct flights including Dallas, which is home to a huge part of our buyers in the area.