Sunday, August 31, 2014

Staging your Home: Advice for Sellers




Ten inexpensive real estate staging tips to help create a 'mood' or 'emotion' to entice and connect with potential home buyers.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Final Walk-Through: What to Expect at your Final Walk-Through before Closing




It's smart to perform a final walk-through before closing. It's your last chance to make sure the home you're about to buy is in the condition you're expecting. Here's some great tips that you may not have thought of in preparing for your final walk-through.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pensacola Young Professionals Quality of Life Survey

Pensacola Young Professionals Quality of Life Survey
Better Pensacola Forum 2014 Survey results are in.

The Pensacola Young Professionals is a non-profit organization that aims to make the Pensacola area a better place to live, work, and play. 

The mission of the Pensacola Young Professionals is to share our passion for and belief in the Pensacola Bay area, and to act as catalysts for positive change in our community.  Around 300 young professionals carry out the mission in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties in Northwest Florida.

One of the ways the Pensacola Young Professionals works towards making Pensacola a better place to live, work, and play is through the Better Pensacola Forum. 

Since 2008, the Better Pensacola Forum has conducted an annual survey of registered voters in Escambia County to ask them to rate quality of life factors in our area including:
  • Economy & Jobs
  • Quality of Life
  • Growth
  • Traffic
  • Crime & Drugs
  • Affordable housing
  • Schools
Our local economy and jobs rank among the highest concerns in the city and county with an average of 35% respondents stating it is their main concern. 


Pam Brantley in the PYP Quality of Life Survey
Pam Brantley in the PYP Quality of Life Survey
This year, our broker Pamela Keen Brantley participated in the survey citing the recent growth in Downtown Pensacola.  "With the Downtown Pensacola revitalization, we are seeing more cultural events and festivals than ever, with an increasing amount of family-friendly successful events like Pensacon. But I love that even with this growth, we still have a relatively small-town feel."

In addition to rating quality of life factors, respondents were also asked to rate the performance of local officials including:
  • City Council
  • County Commissioners
  • Pensacola's Mayor
  • Escambia County Superintendent
  • Escambia County School Board
Since PYP's main focus this year is education, they also investigated the "biggest problems facing our schools" many of which included lack of academic standards, lack of funding, lack of discipline, and poor teachers. 


To view the survey results in its entirety, visit Pensacola Young Professionals Better Pensacola Forum Quality of Life Survey 2014 here.

For more questions about the Pensacola Young Professionals, visit their website, facebook, call (850) 332-7820, or email them at rachael@pensacolayp.com

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

Pensacola Parks: Lavallet Park, 32504

Pensacola Parks: Lavallet Park off Spanish Trail
Neighborhood Park with Children's Playground & Gazebo

Lavallet Park in Northeast Pensacola
Lavallet Park is located at 3910 Montalvo Dr., Pensacola, FL 32504. 

This Northeast Pensacola park is located off Scenic Hwy and Spanish Trail in the City limits of Pensacola.

This is the perfect neighborhood park to enjoy a shaded picnic lunch under the gazebo. Kids of all ages will enjoy the playground equipment here.

The park is available for birthday parties, family gatherings, and other special occasions. You can book through the City of Pensacola on their website.

Lavallet Park in Pensacola, FL 32504
Playground area for children of all ages at Lavallet Park


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

Financing: Advice for Homebuyers



This YouTube channel, provided courtesy of Chase, offers the ins and outs of mortgages, how the loan process works and how to select a lender. Worthy of viewing regardless of whom you select as your lender.



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