Sometimes I like to send out a snapshot of the real estate market…. and for those that really like numbers, I can do it more often if you like.  All you need do is let me know!  I only wish I could do so immediately after the month ends… alas, not the case! February Market…

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Real Estate News and Fun in Pensacola/Perdido Key Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve taken the time to write a blog post.  Funny how a habit slips away without you realizing it!   I enjoyed writing about real estate and what was happening or not happening…. then it seemed like boredom set in.  Was it…

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West Florida Healthcare officials announced plans to build the Perdido Bay Emergency Room on the corner of U.S. 98 and Blue Angel Parkway. This 10,820 square feet facility with 11 private patient beds and a laboratory is anticipated to open in August. There will be about 40 healthcare professionals on-site. The new center will be…

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Is A Home Windmill For You? At the Green Meets Green Expo, I discovered a home windmill that will generate energy from winds as low as 10mph.   Check out this article in the Chicago Tribune: “Wind Turbine atop architect’s house reveals that home-energy savings fix may be blowin’ in the wind”. If this could power her entire house in the changing…

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What does armistice mean and why do we honor Veterans on November 11th each year? An armistice is a temporary cessation of hostilities. This went into effect between the Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 during World War 1. Veterans Day is “a day to…

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Many Reasons for Pricing a Home   A first-time homebuyer in Encinitas recently asked why prices on homes differ so much when they are only a block away from each other.  An excellent question that requires more than the short answer of “They are different homes!”      All real property (homes) have a unique feature called “heterogeneity”…

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In today’s real estate market with the number of foreclosures just now starting to decline (at least for this month), it is important for a home on the market to attract a buyer to place an offer.  There are a growing number of “stagers” who prepare homes or condos for sale.  They say it is…

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Most of us dread the thought of packing and moving.  Here are some tips to make it a bit easier:   Decide which items you will be packing yourself and which items you will have the movers pack.  Let the movers pack your fragile and expensive items.  The advantages are they know what they are doing,…

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Summer brings out the do-it-your-selfers.  Some of the things we want to do involve concrete (boy, is it expensive!)….. and whether it is reparing a wall, sidewalk or some ambitious project.  For my summer project, I want to have extra driveway space. On the right side of my driveway I have a bit of space I…

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It has often been recommended that home sellers pay for a professional home inspection when they list their home for sale so that both parties know the home’s strengths and weaknesses before an offer is ever made.  With current market conditions favoring buyers, savvy home sellers understand that paying for a professional home inspection can…

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