Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2015 Pensacola Rental Market Statistics

2015 Pensacola Rental Market Statistics
Quick look at the Pensacola, FL area rental market statistics!

As we head into a busy 2016 spring rental market, we look back at the rental market over the few years in our area.
Pensacola area rental statistics for 2011- 2015

Pensacola, Florida area rental statistics snapshot from 2011 through 2015. These statistics are based on properties rented in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties including the cities of Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Molino, Cantonment, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, and Navarre area and compiled through Pensacola MLS. 

Here are a few facts about the Pensacola Rental Market:

Average rental rates and supply/ demand
  • The average rental rate increased 4% from $1,037 in 2014 to $1,081 in 2015. 
  • The average rental rate in Pensacola has risen nearly 13% since 2011.
  • There was a slight increase in overall inventory from 4,279 in 2014 to 4,342 in 2015 but the total number of rental properties rented in the Pensacola area has decreased by 11% since 2011. 
  • Economists predict that rental rates will continue to increase slightly over the next year. 
  • There is a large demand for single family section 8 housing as availability of landlords accepting the section 8 voucher has decreased. 
Areas of high demand for rental properties included
    • the Beulah area of Northwest Pensacola, FL 32526 due to the influx of Navy Federal Credit Union employees
    • Downtown Pensacola and East Hill due to the growth in the downtown area and desire to be near nightlife
    • Gulf Breeze, FL and Pace, FL due to top rated school systems 
Common requested amenities from tenants

Despite the tightened supply, we have noticed that more renters are searching for upgraded or newly built homes with stainless steel appliances, remodeled kitchens, granite and other solid surface upscale counter tops, and of course fenced backyards. 

A recent apartments.com study indicated that over 70% of renters have pets; while there's no way to validate this statistic in our area, I would safely say over 2/3 of renters who contact our office do have at least one pet.  Being pet friendly reduces your time on the market and increases your potential rental rates. 

Realty Masters rented 496 homes in the Pensacola area in 2015
Pensacola Leasing Agents & Rental Homes! 
Realty Masters leases twice as many homes as any other management company in the area

And one of our favorite statistics:  Realty Masters leased over 496 properties, with an average rent of $1,000 and leased twice as many homes as any other property management company! During 2015, we rented our homes with an average of 27 days on the market and a median of 22 days on the market.

As the leader in Pensacola Property Management, we are the experts on the Pensacola area rental market and can help you locate viable income producing properties.  

If you are looking to purchase investment property or have a Pensacola area rental that you need leased or managed, give our office a call so our agents can assist you. 

Have questions about the Pensacola area rental and real estate market? Post them below, email me, visit our website, or give us a call! 

Thanks and have a great day,
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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sailwind Condos, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Sailwind Condos, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Close proximity to Gulf Breeze Schools and Rec Center in Gulf Breeze Proper makes this condominium a favorite! 


The Sailwind Condominiums are located in Gulf Breeze at 1100 Shoreline Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 in Santa Rosa County. 




This portion of Gulf Breeze is commonly referred to as Gulf Breeze Proper and is <1 mile to Pensacola Beach as well as the 3 Mile Bridge which leads to the community of Pensacola in Escambia County. 


Sailwind Condos in Gulf Breeze 
The entire area is within a few mile radius of Pensacola Bay. This complex is located along Shoreline Dr. just off Hwy 98/ Gulf Breeze Pkwy, which borders Pensacola Bay and is located within the City Limits of Gulf Breeze. 

There are a total of 9 buildings which are numbered 1 through 9 with a varied number of units in each.  In total, there are 80 condos at Sailwind. 

There are two floors plans with varying square footage as some units are 2 bedroom 2 bath with 980 square feet and some are 3 bedroom 2 bath with 1,200 square feet.  
1100 Shoreline Dr. Condos at Sailwind

1100 Shoreline Dr, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Condo
Complex pool at Sailwind Condos, Gulf Breeze Proper


Sailwind Condos Community area by pool
Sailwind Condos Community area by pool 

Saildwind Complex Information
  • 2 Parking spots per unit with guest parking available
  • Complex inground pool with pool furniture
  • Sidewalks in Community
  • 2 bedroom 2 bath units
  • 3 bedroom 2 bath units 
School Districts: 
Gulf Breeze Recreation Center
Gulf Breeze Recreation Center
  • Gulf Breeze Elementary School- A School Rating for 2014-2015
  • Gulf Breeze Middle School- A School Rating for 2014-2015
  • Gulf Breeze High School- A School Rating for 2014-2015 
Proximity:
  • <.5 miles to Shoreline Park and Gulf Breeze Recreation Center
  • <1 mile to 3 Mile Bridge and Pensacola Beach
  • <5 miles to downtown Pensacola and I-10

Homeowners Association at Sailwind Condos
1100 Shoreline Dr.  Gulf Breeze Homeowners Association Management
Sailwind Condos, Gulf Breeze Proper
There is an active homeowners association which manages the complex. Visit our website to view the homeowners association documents at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

The association dues as of 2016 are paid monthly in the amount of $210 for a 2 bedroom and $263 for a 3 bedroom.  The association provides lawn maintenance, trash, common ground maintenance, pool care, pest control, exterior insurance, and professional management of the complex.  
Sailwinds Community in Gulf Breeze Proper near the beach and highly rated schools! 

Condos for Rent at Sailwind Condos
Most of the properties are owner occupied at Sailwind so it's not often that a unit comes available for rent. In fact, in 2015 there were no rentals in Sailwind on Pensacola MLS. Because of the high demand of the location, properties rent between $900 and $1,200 in this area.

Inventory changes daily and Availability does not last in this location. Email NicoleS@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com for current availability and check our website at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com for over 45 available rentals in the Gulf Breeze, Pace, Milton, Navarre, and Pensacola areas. 

Condos for Sale at Sailwind Condos
The average purchase price for a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit in 2014 and 2015 was approximately $96,000.  Are you interested in purchasing a condo at Sailwind? Call local real estate expert Pamela Keen Brantley at (850) 473-3983.

Happy House Hunting!  Over 45 rental homes and apartments available in the Pensacola area- visit our website www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com to view them. 

Realty Masters of FL~ (850) 473-3983
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
#1 in Pensacola Rental Houses & Apartments
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Realty Masters Cruise

2016 Realty Masters Cruise to the Caribbean

Nine of our senior staff members just returned from a Royal Caribbean cruise aboard the Brilliance of the Seas.  This five day cruise left from Tampa, FL and visited Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We had a great time swimming with dolphins and stingrays, floating in an underground river and shopping in the Caribbean.

Every year, our broker Pam Brantley takes our senior staff members on a cruise, This annual vacation is a tradition of ours and dates back ten years. We are a family owned and operated business and proud of the family atmosphere we strive to create at Realty Masters.  Families are the cornerstone of our business and we are glad to have a skilled property management staff and sales team that has become family!  Fern, Becky, Celia, and Nicole have worked with the team over ten years while Erica and Sheri have worked with Realty Masters for over five years. Having this time away helps our staff bond and work better as a team.

Realty Masters of FL 2016 Staff Cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman
Realty Masters of FL 2016 Staff Cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman
Back Row: Pam Brantley, Sheri Harris, Erica Parker, David Keen, Nicole St. Aubin
Front Row: Becky Jones, Fern Roy, Kathy Short and Celia Kafka

We are already looking forward to next year's vacation and even more excited that Carnival will have cruises departing from our neighbor Mobile, AL.

Have any questions about cruising? We are happy to answer them as veteran office cruisers! Leave them below and enjoy these photos of Cozumel and Grand Cayman taken by our staff members as well as our previous cruise crews.

Xcaret Park in Mexico 

2016 Realty Masters Staff enjoying the annual vacation! 

2014 Realty Masters Staff Cruise
2013 Realty Masters Cruise

Nicole St.. Aubin, Realtor and 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

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Helicopter Tour of Pensacola Beach, FL

Helicopter Tour of Pensacola, FL 
Enjoy views of Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Navarre Beach from the sky.

We had the great pleasure of taking a helicopter flight from Ferguson Airport over Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach.

It was a gorgeous day; the tour lasted about an hour and I enjoyed every minute of it. I wanted to share some of my favorite photos the 52 miles of coastline we call home! To schedule your helicopter tour, call our friends at Wrong Brothers.  For now, enjoy these gorgeous photos of our hometown.

Aerial tour of Pensacola, FL  Waterfront homes
Waterfront homes in Pensacola, FL 

Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 
Gulf Breeze Proper, FL 32561
Aerial view of Gulf Breeze "Proper" area just East of Pensacola ~
Flying over the Gulf Islands National Seashore towards Navarre Beach
Flying over the Gulf Islands National Seashore towards Navarre Beach
Welcome to Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Welcome to Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 
Aerial view of Navarre Beach, FL along the Gulf of Mexico
Navarre Beach, FL along the Gulf of Mexico 

Thanks and have a great day,
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, January 13, 2016

30 Under 30 Contest for Realtor® Magazine

Meet Realtor® Nicole St. Aubin
Realty Masters director of marketing applies for Realtor® Magazines 2016 30 Under 30 Contest

Meet Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate and Realtor at Realty Masters of Florida in Pensacola applying for the Realtor® Magazine 30 Under 30 Contest. 

Help her out by watching this video! 


If you are looking to rent, lease, buy or sell in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties in Northwest Florida, give Nicole a call! She specializes in helping investors locate income producing properties and helping property owners lease their homes! Give her a call at (850) 473-3983.  Reach out to her via email Nicoles@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

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