Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tackle Home Organization in 2014



I found this awesome Organization & New Years Resolution article I just had to share with you guys.

It's that time of the year: I have been making New Years Resolutions all week.  One of my main goals for 2014 to become more organized in my home and office.  Often, when we settle in our homes for more than a few years, we have a habit of allowing clutter to creep in our lives.

After reading this Buzzfeed article "26 Resolutions to Keep you Organized" I have picked my favorite three organization tips to start today!  I chose Label Everything, Utilize the Space on your Cabinet Doors, and De-clutter your Junk Drawer. What was your favorite? 

Good luck with your Resolutions- Hello 2014 and Happy New Year!
And remember, if one of your New Years Resolutions is to find a home in Pensacola, make sure to give our agents a call. Whether you are buying, selling, leasing or in need of property management, we can make your Pensacola Real Estate dreams for 2014 come true. Visit our website for more information at http://www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes!
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Six factors to consider before installing a gas fireplace



A gas fireplace can add ambiance and warmth to any room, and with the cold weather, you might be dreaming of adding one in your home. Because purchasing a fireplace is not something we do every day, there are some important things to consider.



If you have lots of questions, you're not alone. It's smart to do your research and get advice from the pros. Joel Ginsberg, fireplace expert, offers some important considerations so you get the right gas fireplace for your home.



Are you adding a new gas fireplace or converting an existing masonry wood-burning fireplace?



Many people choose gas fireplaces for the convenience. You can heat your home and enjoy beautiful ambiance by simply touching a remote control or wall switch. Whether you're starting new, or want to replace an old fireplace from the 70s or 80s, there are plenty of affordable options.



Already have a wood-burning fireplace? Consider transforming it with a cleaner and more efficient gas fireplace insert that fits directly into the existing opening. As part of the installation, two liners are installed inside the chimney; one expels the fire's combustion exhaust and byproducts outside the home, the other draws in outside air for combustion. This guarantees no room air is used for combustion which stops heat loss and protects the indoor air quality of your home. You get the benefits of gas without having to replace the entire fireplace.



What style fireplace fits your home?



The sky is the limit when it comes to fireplace design. Whether you prefer the traditional stone fireplace designs or you favor sleek modern styles, there's bound to be something to complement your home's interior design.



The look of the fire itself comes with many style options. Traditionalists prefer realistic manufactured logs with burning embers. However, if your design style leans toward contemporary, you might like options like the Cosmo 32. These styles are inspired by European designs that have features like linear flames that flicker in unison, unique materials like black onyx, and panoramic viewing angles of the fire. Placement is also being redefined, as modern style fireplaces are often positioned at a higher level, evoking a living piece of fine art. To find out which style is best for you visit www.fireplaces.com.



What are your heating efficiency requirements?



Did you know a gas fireplace or fireplace insert can help reduce your heating costs? Similar to the premise of a hybrid car, you can turn down your home's thermostat and Zone Heat the rooms you use most with an efficient gas fireplace. This cuts down on the amount of fuel consumed by your furnace and can help to reduce home heating bills by 20 to 40 percent, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.



Do you want a vented or vent-free gas fireplace?



Depending on the manufacturer and model, gas fireplaces can be vented or unvented. Direct vented gas fireplaces have sealed combustion systems that protect indoor air quality by drawing outside air for the fire and expelling 100 percent of combustion exhaust and by-products outside the home, resulting in a safe, beautiful fire. In contrast, unvented (a.k.a. vent-free or vent-less) fireplaces lack sealed combustion or venting systems, drawing indoor air and oxygen for the fire, while expelling exhaust and byproducts, like carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and moisture, into the home. While unvented units are legal in many areas of the country, some hearth manufacturers, remodelers and hearth retailers will not sell them due to safety and moisture/condensation issues.



What is your budget?



"For the most part, when people enter the store, they assume it will be expensive to purchase and install a gas fireplace or fireplace insert. Most people are pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive it can be," comments Ginsberg.



He says the average price of a gas fireplace including installation is $4,400. For those interested in a gas fireplace insert, the cost can be as little as $2,900 installed.



What is the return on investment?



These days, homeowners want to make sure the money they put into their home adds value. There is good news: Homebuyers consider fireplaces one of the top three desired home features. Also, a gas fireplace can add an average of $5,900 to the value of a home. Therefore when it comes time to sell, homes with gas fireplaces have an advantage.



As we head into the cold winter months, it is natural to want to warm up by a fire. Given the potential of increased efficiencies, zone heating to reduce utility bills and hours of ambiance and enjoyment, installing a gas fireplace has a multitude of benefits.



Courtesy of BPT



Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pensacola Property Management

Pensacola Property Management Services
Hear it from one of our satisfied customers! 

We've gotten a slue of nice comments regarding our Pensacola Property Management Services from our property owners and tenants lately. We are so proud to hear such positive remarks from our clients! 

Thank you, Matt, and thank you Becky for all of your hard work!  If you are in need of a Pensacola Property Manager, make sure to give our friendly agents a call at (850) 473-3983, email Becky@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com or visit our website for more information www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com  

To read some more positive feedback about our property management services, please visit our home website here.  We look forward to serving you!

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes!
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com
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Real Estate Photos= $$$$

Real Estate DSLR Photography
New Study from Redfin proves that a picture is worth more than a thousand words!

Well we know a picture is worth a thousand words....but did you know that your real estate photos could be worth a thousand dollars (or more?).

According to a recent study by Redfin, professional real estate listing photos increase the value of your home significantly. According to their research, homes with DSLR photos sold between $3,400 to $11,200 more than those comparable homes advertised without a DSLR camera. 


Stunning DSLR Photo by my friends Murphy Marketing Solutions
Stunning DSLR Photo by Murphy Marketing Solutions
The study also concluded that not only does a properly marketed home sell for more, homes with professional photographs also sell faster- up to 21 days faster according to the report.

At Realty Masters, we know that vacancy time is money, and that we could all use a little more money.  That's why our staff members are trained in professional photography.  Two of our agents are experts with DSLR cameras (we like Canon!) and our other staff members are all equipped with ultra wide angle lenses! 


Pensacola Property Management and Photography
DSLR Wide Angle Photo~ 
Is your home selling? If not, complete an audit of your real estate advertising. How many photos do you have? Are the photos high resolution?  Does your marketing plan syndicate your home across several internet platforms?  

This study applies to the value of homes for sale as well as the value of homes for rent. Our agents are trained photographers. We even have a dedicated marketing specialist on staff to ensure your home is marketed properly. 

Make sure your property manager or listing agent is skilled in photography and possesses the right equipment to showcase your home! 

For more statistics and figures, read the full redfin report here: http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/special-reports/2013/professional-photos-2013.html#.UqeUVPRDuSo

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes!
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Create a safe home for your pets during the holidays




(NC)-Decorating your home for the holidays is an exciting time of year for families, but small changes in the environment can be drastic for pets. From visiting family and holiday feasts, to decorations and gifts under the Christmas tree, the holidays present many exciting – and potentially dangerous – new situations for your little furry friends.

PetSmart offers the following tips to help pet-parents prepare for changes in store:

• Deck the halls with tape and cord covers. Christmas decorations mean extra electrical cords, plugs and plenty of tempting new "chew toys". Pet-parents should take the extra time during decorating to tape down or cover cords to help prevent shocks, burns or more serious injuries.

• Chestnuts roasting on an open fire... aren't good for pets. We often think we're treating our little ones with table scraps but this "treat" can be harmful since dogs and cats do not have the same digestive systems or nutritional needs as people. Chocolate contains the heart stimulant theobromine, which, even in small quantities, can be toxic to dogs and cats. Keep pet-friendly treats on-hand instead, so they munch safely while still enjoying the feasting fun.

• Hollies not so jolly for pets... Some of our favorite seasonal d├ęcor is harmless for humans, but can be unsafe for animals. Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettia plants are poisonous to pets, causing severe, upset stomachs. Consider using repellent sprays or a doggie gate to help keep them away from harmful areas and objects.

More information on prepping pets and keeping them safe can be found in the PetSmart Pet Care Library at www.mypetsmart.com/petcare.

Courtesy of Newscanada


Saturday, December 7, 2013

VA Home Loan Eligibility

Understanding VA Home Loans
Are you eligibile for a VA Home Loan?

Do you have questions about your VA Home loan eligibility? I love this quick video I just found with some basic VA Home Loan eligibility information from the Department of VA Affairs.



A VA Loan can be a powerful tool in purchasing your home as they offer 100% financing and very competitive interest rates. Many service members are not aware that they qualify for the home loan. Even reservists who have been on active duty (for atleast 90 days) are eligilbe!

Of course, you must still qualify for the home loan based on acceptable credit, debt to income ratio, employment history, and posses your COE- Certificate of Eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, read more here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/purchaseco_eligibility.asp

Pensacola Real Estate VA Home Loans
Pam Keen Brantley, Broker/Owner
Retired US Navy Captain
I would love to help you purchase a home using your VA Home Loan.  As a retired Navy Captain and seasoned real estate broker, I am an expert on purchasing homes in the Pensacola, FL area with your VA Home Loan.

Do you have questions about eligilbility or closing costs? I work with several local mortgage lenders who can secure your financing and answer any questions you may have.  Email me your questions Pam@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com or call me direct at (850) 232-2200.

Thanks and have a great day,
Pam Keen Brantley, USN Retired Captain
Broker/ Owner Realty Masters of FL
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bayview Park & Dog Beach Video Tour

Bayview Park Pensacola, FL Video Tour
Take a quick tour of one of Pensacola's most treasured City Parks. 

Located along Bayou Texar, Bayview Park is one of our favorite Pensacola area parks.  

This waterfront park is located at 2032 East Llloyd St, Pensacola, FL 32503 in the East Hill neighborhood. Bayview Park is not only a fabulous children s park with two playgrounds, it is offers community centers, events, water sport rentals, tennis courts, and even Pensacola's only dog beach. 


For more photos and information on Bayview Park, read our Bayview Park blog here:  http://realtymastersoffl.blogspot.com/2012/01/bayview-park-our-favorite-community-dog.html

Also, make sure to check out our articles on other Pensacola area parks including:
For more information on this park and other City of Pensacola parks, please contact the City of Pensacola Parks & Recreation division or call them at (850) 436-5670.

We love our hometown Pensacola and are happy to provide this information for you. If you are in need of a home in Pensacola, give us a call Monday through Saturday at (850) 473-3983 or search our website http://www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com 

Do you frequent Bayview Park? Tell us about your experience. Comment below to share with our readers

Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

Friday, November 29, 2013

Replacing ceiling lights is easy and affordable



Changing your ceiling lights is a great way to improve the look and feel of your space and you have more options than ever before in terms of selection and price. Most projects will only take a little bit of your time, even if you're a DIY novice, and they really do make a big impact on the level of comfort people will experience in your home.

Changing out an old ceiling light to a new one is easy and only takes seconds. Underneath the cover, at the base of the lamp will be a couple of screws that hold it to the ceiling. After turning off power to the room, unscrew the unit and detach the wires from it. Once you do this, you can simply reattach the new ceiling light, restore the power and enjoy a whole new effect in the room. It really is that simple for most installations, so the only thing to seriously consider is the look you want your light to give off.

One option is to also install a dimmer switch. This is also a simple procedure, and the switch is very inexpensive and can be found in almost any lighting accessory retail location as well as online at your favorite dealer. This will allow you to control the brightness of your ceiling lights, and is perfect for areas such as the dining room, study or even the bedroom.

Chandeliers are a great way to accentuate rooms that have high ceilings, but they can also be small enough to fit over any existing fixture. Whether you are looking to use a chandelier as the focal centerpiece in an entryway or a small accessory for the dining room, there are plenty of models to choose from, and the designs can range from contemporary to classical. The only thing to remember is that your ceiling will need to support the weight of the chandelier, so it is very important to know what those limits are before installing a new piece. You may need to reinforce the mounts or consider an alternative that is less heavy.

If you do install a chandelier in a room it's also worth considering placing a large mirror on one wall, this will give the impression of greater space in the room and will accentuate the impact of the chandelier.

Ceiling fans are also exceptionally beautiful and can add a lot to a room, especially kitchens and bedrooms. Most come with or without light fixtures, and you have the option of choosing a simple fan or one with a light attachment. A double benefit of having circulating air as well as light is that it can make a stuffy or crowded room much more pleasant to be in. Just as easy to install as replacement ceiling lights, it can be a simple weekend project that most people can do in about an hour. Finding the right one will depend on need, space and personal taste.

Whether looking for ceiling lights or fans, there is a wide selection to choose from for prices you won't find in traditional stores. A trusted online retailer should be a one stop resource for not only products, but for service and coaching as well. If you have a project, you can find a lighting accessory retailer that can help you to transform any space into an inviting place. Just give yourself some extra time for your order to be shipped.

Styles don't last forever, and changing ceiling lights is easier and less expensive than most people think. From simply replacing a cover to switching to a whole new light entirely, there are more options than ever to transform that dull room into a luminescent space that is warm, inviting and comfortable. Whether you want to install ceiling fans or chandelier lights, there are many design options to choose from, and knowing what the effect is that you want to create will help you to make satisfying choices.

by: Kathryn Dawson
http://www.articlecity.com/articles/home_improvement/article_7022.shtml




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to make your holiday event stand out



How to make your holiday event stand out When you open your home to family and friends this holiday season, you want to give your guests the best impression possible. But, it's likely that you might not have everything that you need to accommodate your visitors.

Hosting a large gathering is not something you do every day, so many of the necessary items are not things you'll have sitting in your kitchen cabinets, garage or basement ready for use. Fortunately, you won't need to break the bank buying everything you need. If you can't find what you're looking for in your home, your local rental store will be able to help.

Here are a few things you can do to make your holiday event one to remember:

* Not enough seating?
Consider renting some tables and chairs. It's better than having to haul the card table up from the basement and offering your guests a cold folding chair.

* Set your table with the latest styles of linens, china and silver.
If these aren't items that you, or another family member, has at their disposal, find them at your local rental store.

* Don't forget that elegant lighting and centerpieces will go a long way to creating the perfect look and feel for your special holiday event. Small things like this can make a huge difference in the ambiance of your gathering.

* Add some extra flair to your event and have a champagne fountain or margarita machine on hand. These types of fun rental party items make for a special surprise for your guests.

* The outside of your home is the first impression.
Make sure that your outdoor decorations are just as elegant and beautiful as the ones inside.

* If you're hosting a particularly large group, it may be difficult to keep food hot when it comes time to dine. Renting food preparation items, chafing dishes or other warmers will ensure every one of your guests enjoys a delicious dining experience.

To get a better idea of what types of items you can rent for parties and to locate a store near you, visit www.rentalhq.com. Think it sounds out of your budget to create a perfect event? Not necessarily. Your local rental store has everything you need and can offer service and advice to help eliminate stress. You'll also save money on items you will be using only once.

Courtesy of BPT


Monday, November 25, 2013

Pensacola Opera presents Carmen & Cinderella

Pensacola Opera presents Carmen & Cinderella
The Pensacola Opera is gearing up for their 2014 productions.

Pensacola Opera Company 2014 Productions CarmenThe Pensacola Opera is promising an eventful season with two performances for the 2014 calendar year:  Carmen & Cinderella.  

Immerse yourself in a cultural experience unlike no other in the Pensacola area.  One visit to the Pensacola Opera Co. and you will see why their slogan is "Big City Opera with Small Town Charm." Join the opera for a moving musical performance in a theatrical setting. 

The 2014 season kicks off with Carmen, one of the most popular opera's in the United States. Make sure to purchase your tickets soon as choice seats for Carmen are already selling out!  Carmen will showcase in Pensacola on Friday, January 17th and Sunday, January 19th, 2014. 

Carmen showcases the love story between soldier Don Jose and the gypsy Carmen. Carmen is a French production and offers English supertitles. 

Pensacola Opera Company 2014 Productions CinderellaExperience the magic of your childhood brought to life by the Opera's production of Cinderella La Cenerentola.  Put a new spin on an old favorite with performances on Friday, March 21 and Sunday, March 23, 2014. 

Performances for Carmen and Cinderella will be held at the Saenger Theatre located at 118 S. Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502. 

Tickets range from $20-$110 and can be purchased at the Pensacola Opera Co. or on their website. Even better, active duty military and student tickets can be purchased as low as $15. Husbands, Opera tickets make a great holiday gift for your wife! 

For more information, call the Pensacola Opera Company at (850) 433-6737 or visit them online at http://www.pensacolaopera.com/ 

See you at the Opera!
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rentals!
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Pensacola Parks: Tippin Park

Pensacola Parks:  Tippin Park, Pensacola, FL, 32504
Great park to take the kids for lunch during a shopping day!

The Tippin Park is located in Northeast Pensacola at 6600 Tippin Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504 at the intersection of John Carroll Dr.near 9th Ave.  



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The 2.3 acre park is located about 5 minutes from Pensacola International Airport and conveniently located between Cordova Mall and University Town Plaza shopping center. It's a  perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch during an errand or shopping day. 


Childrens Playground Tippin Park in Pensacola, FL 32504
Tippin Park- Nice playground area in Northeast Pensacola, FL 32504

Amenities at the Tippin Park include:
Places to have a picnic in Pensacola, FL
Mostly shaded picnic area at Tippin Park, Pensacola, FL
  • Playground Equipment
  • Monkey Bars
  • Swings
  • Baseball / Softball Fields
  • Kickball Field
  • Basketball Goals
  • Picnic areas (not covered)
  • Handicap accessible 
  • Open space to run and play!
One of my favorite things about this park is that there are plenty of trees to provide shade on those hot summer Florida days. 

If your kids love to play Hide and Seek, this is a great place to host a neighborhood game as there are plenty of places to hide. Grab a few friends and host a kickball or baseball game here- this park is perfect for it. 

Kickball or baseball area at Tippin Park, Pensacola, FL
Kickball or baseball area at Tippin Park!
Also, make sure to check out our articles on other Pensacola area parks including:
Monkey bars & playground equipment at Tippin Park, Pensacola, FL
Monkey bars & playground equipment at Tippin Park, Pensacola, FL
Large open park at Tippin Park in Pensacola, FL 32504
Large open park at Tippin Park in Pensacola, FL 32504
For more information on this park and other City of Pensacola parks, please contact the City of Pensacola Parks & Recreation division or call them at (850) 436-5670.

We love our hometown Pensacola and are happy to provide this information for you. If you are in need of a Pensacola rental home or home for sale, give us a call at (850) 473-3983.

Do you go to Tippin Park? Tell us about it.  Comment below to share with our readers.

Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Remodeling for aging in place today will help sell your home tomorrow



Only one in 10 adults believes this is a good time to sell a home. If you're on hold in the real estate market, now is the time to get your house in order - literally. Make the right changes today, and you'll get a better price tomorrow.



But before you invest in a home-improvement project, consider your potential buyers with this fact in mind: More than 3.5 million baby boomers turn 55 each year, according to the U.S. Census. Since people aged 45 to 64 make up more than a quarter of today's U.S. population, there's a good chance you'll be selling to someone in this age group. Will your home appeal to them?



Your chances will be better if your home has "aging in place" design features that make it easier for older adults to live on their own longer. These modifications are the fastest-growing segment of the home remodeling industry, says the National Association of Home Builders. Because they range from simple fixes to full-scale renovations, making aging-in-place changes can suit any budget.



Best of all, this type of project not only improves a home's resale value for the future, it also increases its safety and comfort for all residents right now.



Add a bath where none exists



Adding a bathroom on the main living level is a smart strategy to appeal to older adults, says national home safety expert Meri-K Appy. "Falls are the leading cause of home injury deaths, and older adults are at greatest risk for them," she says. "Eliminating the need to use stairs and reducing the distance to a bathroom can be a great safety advantage."



A new bath is also a sound investment. This one improvement was shown to return more than 53 percent of its cost at resale in the Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report.



A macerating toilet system is a good way to lower the cost of adding a bath, says Otis Dardy, owner of Dardy Construction in Conyers, Ga. Dardy recently used macerating, or up flush, technology to install a full bathroom in a home that lacked below-floor plumbing drainage. With conventional plumbing fixtures, Dardy would have had to dig through the concrete, creating a costly and time-consuming mess. Instead, he used Saniflo up flush technology, which allows you to add plumbing to any room in your home, even the basement, without having to break up the floor.



Macerating plumbing systems pump waste and water from a toilet - as well as a sink, shower, wet bar, even a washing machine - upward through small diameter piping.



Before Dardy knew about macerating plumbing systems, many of his customers who wanted a bathroom couldn't afford the cost of creating new drainage. "I can save them a ton of money now," he says. "It will also work if you want to convert a walk-in closet into a powder room."



Looking for more ways to update a bathroom with aging adults in mind? Put a telephone line in the bathroom. You may also want to install grab bars in and near tubs and showers while adding a hand-held showerhead. It not only makes bathing easier, but it also helps when it's time to wash a pet or clean the tub. Use low, open shelving, and place nightlights in hallways and bathrooms to improve illumination and reduce falls.



Universal improvements



If you're doing a kitchen remodel, consider using nonslip flooring. Some designers recommend cork tiles, which have the added advantage of being environmentally friendly.



To make your kitchen workspace more user-friendly, vary the height of your countertop areas to accommodate both standing and seated cooks, and don't forget to install bright task lighting. Always choose appliances with controls that are easy to read and easy to use.



Push/pull levers are a must for kitchen faucets, and installing thermostatic and anti-scald devices can reduce hot-water burn injuries.



If you're replacing windows, make sure the hardware is easy to operate. Installing a new entry door? Choose a low-maintenance alternative to wood. All stairways inside and out should have two handrails and bright overhead lighting.



Less-expensive improvements include replacing doorknobs with handles that are easier to open and putting D-shaped pulls on drawers and cabinets. Replace any dim bulbs with bright overhead lighting.



Courtesy of BPT



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Is it Time to Hire a Property Manager?

Is it Time to Hire a Property Manager?
Answer these questions to determine if you are better of with a licensed agent managing your home.

Found this awesome infographic that shows how complicated managing properties really is!
Check it out and let us know- is it time to hire a property manager?

Is It Time To Hire A Property Manager - Infographic
Source: AppFolio.com

If you are looking for a Pensacola Property Manager, you have found the best!  Realty Masters is the leader in Pensacola Property Management- with over 750 rental properties managed, our team of twelve rents more homes than any other Pensacola area real estate company.  Give us a call with your questions at (850) 473-3983 or email us Nicoles@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com with your questions.

Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Neighborhood Profile: Holley by the Sea

Holley by the Sea in Navarre, FL 32566
Holley by the Sea Real Estate Navarre, FL
Enjoying the perks of Holley by the Sea Community Center
Navarre's premier community to live and play just minutes from beaches & Hurlburt AFB ~

Holley by the Sea (HBTS) is Navarre, Florida’s most sought after residential community.  It is one of the most desired neighborhoods in the Navarre Real Estate Market.  


This Navarre neighborhood is located off U.S. Hwy 98 less than 5 miles west of Navarre Beach in Santa Rosa County between Gulf Breeze and Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Santa Rosa Sound access from Navarre, FL Holley by the Sea
Beautiful Santa Rosa Sound access from Community center


Holley by the Sea is mere minutes away from the beautiful sugar white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and includes waterfront beach access from the community center on Santa Rosa Sound . 

With a large military population, this community is tucked in between several major military bases including Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Army Air Field, and the Pensacola Naval Air Station. 

Holley by the Sea Community Park, Navarre, FL
Community Park at HBTS Recreation Center Navarre, FL 32566

Neighborhood Amenities
HBTS Community Center Navarre, FL
HBTS Community center with sauna, gym, games & more! 
Holley by the Sea Real Estate Navarre, FL
Holley by the Sea Inground Community Pool

You will fall in love with Holley by the Sea after you tour their 48-acre waterfront park which is home to the the HBTS Recreation Center. There is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.

This custom facility includes three swimming pools, eight lighted clay tennis courts, basketball courts, a baseball field, aerobics room, exercise gym, and a sauna.  Your teenagers will love the game room with pool tables, Foosball,and even air hockey tables.
Holley by the Sea Real Estate Navarre, FL
Tennis Courts in Navarre, FL at Holley by the Sea

The community also hosts a wide variety of activities such as water aerobics, swimming lessons, competitive tennis and swimming teams, plus many social events.

The park features four picnic pavilions, nine campsites, playground, fishing pier and private beach overlooking Santa Rosa Sound. 

Do you love to Golf? The challenging 18-hole Hidden Creek Estates and Golf Club borders the Hidden Creek Estates phase of Holley by the Sea. 

Is fishing your passion?  Join the new fishing club with fishing equipment available at the community center.

Holley by the Sea Real Estate Navarre, FL
Fishing Pier at Navarre, FL Holley by the Sea Community
With a large section of dedicated Greenbelt land, Holley by the Sea is also home to a wide array of Gulf Coast wildlife and is a bird lovers paradise.

Holley by the Sea Homeowners Association

Navarre, FL Waterfront Real Estate
Waterfront Park in Navarre, FL
There is an active homeowners association with restrictive covenants in place. Make sure to review these covenants and restrictions prior to leasing or buying a home in this area. Because the community is so large, these community perks come with affordable yearly association dues of under $400 per home.

Neighborhood Overview


As Navarre’s largest neighborhood, Holley by the Sea is comprised of over 4,700 lots with the majority of homes situated on a spacious half acre lot in several phases. 

Neighborhood development began in 1972 but the majority of homes were built from 1990-2010 although new construction opportunities still exist today!  Most homes are single story, brick, vinyl or stucco, and features 1-2 car garages with half acre lots.



Holley by the Sea, Navarre, FL 32566 Homes for Sale 
Let Realtor Bob Supinger, retired navy chief, help you find your dream home in Holley by the Sea!  The majority of recent home sale prices in Holley by the Sea range from around $175,000 to $300,000.
 For a current listing of Navarre homes for sale in Holley by the Sea, email neighborhood expert Bob Supinger at BobPensacolaRealtyMasters@gmail.com or call him at (850) 207-0912.  Start your Navarre real estate home search now on our website. http://www.pensacola-gulfbreezehomes.com/ 


Holley by the Sea, Navarre, FL Homes for Rent
Rental homes in HBTS are in high demand and range in rental rate from about $950 to $2,000 monthly rent with an average rental rate of about $1,300.  Availability changes daily, so make sure to email me 
Nicoles@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com if you are interested in renting a home in the Holley by the Sea Neighborhood or other similar Navarre, FL or Gulf Breeze, FL neighborhoods. 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Please donate to Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots for needy Pensacola Children!
Consider helping us reach our goal of 200 toys for children in our community. 
As Realtors who live and love the community we work in, one of our goals is to give back monthly via a community service project.  There are so many less fortunate families and children in our community that it's important to donate our time, goodwill and even money to better the Pensacola community as a whole.

November's service project is helping the US Marine Corp spread joy throughout Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties by providing new and unwrapped toys for the children living below poverty level in Pensacola.  It's heartbreaking to hear about the some 2,000 homeless children enrolled in our area schools and 500 foster children and teenagers waiting to be placed in foster homes. 

Change someone's holiday season this year by donating to Toys for Tots.  Have your office or family take up donations or even challenge your children to donate one of their toys!  




Drop off your toy or monetary donation at our office at: 4400 Bayou Blvd. Suite 58B, Pensacola, FL 32503. We are accepting donations through December 5, 2013.  Have questions? Email Keven@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com or call us at (850) 473-3983. 


Thanks and have a great day,  Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
Call us at (850) 473-3983
Over 45 Pensacola Rental Homes at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com
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