You are ready to buy a home and the Hammock Bay community is at the top of your list. In this blog we will walk you through the home buying process so you know exactly what to expect. At Hammock Bay, we will start by showing our potential buyers the unparalleled community and amenities. Our beautiful grounds, pools and nature trails alone are enough to sell any family, but once you see the views of the bay, the Lake Club and the Bay Club, you won’t be able to look anywhere else. Hammock Bay is also home to the Freeport Sports Complex, perfect for any family to enjoy. And don’t forget the movie theater, fitness club and pet park that really complete this one-of-a-kind community.
We will provide you with the information regarding our community covenants and restrictions. This is so that you will know up front what you can and cannot build. Covenants and restrictions are in place to protect all the owners by maintaining a neighborhood character and preventing improper use of the land. After that discussion, we will show you all of the available homes and builders. Hammock Bay sits on 3,000 acres, so you can imagine that there are plenty of opportunities to find or develop the property for your family. We will discuss the available builders and show you the model homes in each neighborhood so you can compare. Through this process, you can decide the style and look of your new home. Only you and your family can determine what is important- size, location, style.
Next, we will provide you with information on lenders and lender incentives. We want you to get a great deal and we are in tune with the market and the many financial packages that might be available. We will share our knowledge with you so you can make an informed decision. At that point, you will want to contact the lender of your choice and see what you are approved to spend.
So that you are completely supported through this journey, we then offer our assistance in selecting a builder, a lot, a floor plan and even offer to help select finishes. We are there to walk you through the contract with the builder, lending approval, appraisals, home inspections, surveys, and each construction walk through. If you are interested in a home already built and ready for occupancy, we will help you make an offer and see you through that process. Our full service realtors are there for you from start to finish! No detail is forgotten.
Once you are in your new home, we want you to get through the initial transition to Hammock Bay and develop an ease of home ownership. We offer some post purchase tips to ensure you start and maintain an organized style:
- Protect your new asset by obtaining insurance such as homeowner’s, flood, disaster, and fire
- Weatherproof your new home
- Maintain files—digital or print—for all warranties, insurance documents, contracts, etc.
- Keep original closing documents in a safe place, preferably outside the home (such as a safety deposit box)
- Set up utilities bills in your name, maintain files
- Implement desired aesthetic changes such as painting, minor construction, and re-flooring
- Set a move date and hire movers or plan a move party with your friends
- Get to know your neighbors and explore your new neighborhood
- If you’re happy with the work of your real estate professional, be sure to recommend her/him to friends and family
Hammock Bay is a premier master planned residential community located along Highway 20, just 15 minutes north of sugary white sand beaches of the Florida Panhandle and Scenic Highway 30A. Situated on 3,000 acres in Freeport, here you will discover a peaceful, relaxing lifestyle, while still close to everything in Northwest Florida.
Planned by the award winning developers of Destiny by the Sea, Hammock Bay, is a unique, sought after and environmentally responsible community that offers a one of a kind lifestyle for residents of all ages. Particular care and thoughtful consideration has been demonstrated throughout every step of development to ensure no detail is overlooked.
Ideally located near the beaches of South Walton, Destin, Niceville, major airports and Eglin Air Force Base, discover what makes Hammock Bay so special.