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Jan. 15, 2017

House at 5215 English Oak Dr in Pace for sale

Home at 5215 English Oak Dr in Pace is for saleThousand Oaks is a peaceful, family friendly, desired development located in Pace FL, surrounded by a woodland landscape with magnificent oaks and old growth pines. This beautiful all brick home has many amenities such as Architectural shingles, a 14x16 screened patio, two-car garage, colorful landscaping and warm curb appeal.

The architectural design of the home is stunning, from the arched entry ways to the cathedral ceiling. The large open floor plan welcomes you inside with a great room that is 30' wide, a beautiful tiled fireplace, plant ledges, separate dining room, breakfast room and office. The split floor plan offers privacy to the master suite. The master bath has dual vanities, two walk-in closets, a garden tub, separate shower and water closet. Each guest bedroom also has over-sized closets. The elegant kitchen features a breakfast bar, granite counters, inset sink, shaker style cabinetry, a spacious pantry and stainless steel appliances with flat top stove and built-in microwave.

Living Room

It is obvious that this home is very well maintained. It is in like new condition with desirable upgrades. The beautiful location and community lend greatly to the beauty of this home. Perfect for a family, conveniently located to shopping, dining and is a short drive to canoeing on the Blackwater River and the peaceful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

Call Kim Gibbons at Emerald Coast Realty to schedule a tour, 850-437-5618.

See listing detail page for 5215 English Oak Dr in Pace, FL 32571.

Posted in Pace, FL
Jan. 12, 2017

House at 6519 Welannee Blvd in Laurel Hill for sale

Home for sale at 6519 Welannee Blvd in Laurel Hill

Yellow River Plantation is an upscale neighborhood located on the outskirts of Crestview, Florida. It is well known for its huge one-acre lots and gorgeous home designs. The community has miles of nature hiking trails, a children's playground, a seven-acre park and picnic area with gazebos and two stocked fishing ponds.

Built in 2014, this gorgeous, immaculate home at 6519 Welannee Blvd in Laurel Hill, has an extra tall, 8-foot privacy fence surrounding a spacious back yard, perfect for families. The open patio is a great place for outdoor dining. Prepare to be impressed by the beautifully designed floor plan which offers large open spaces and a gorgeous tile stone as the centerpiece of the living area.

Nice large kitchen

The kitchen has everything a chef could want with a center island, loads of granite counters, a spacious pantry, stainless steel top of the line appliances, a double oven and more. The master suite has two huge walk-in closets, a double vanity, separate shower and water closet. There are three additional guest bedrooms and two additional guest bathrooms. The three-car garage offers plenty of room for storage.

Living in this neighborhood is everything a family would desire. Located just five minutes from Crestview High School, grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants. A fantastic opportunity to live in an amazing community.

Call Melinda Feldner at Emerald Coast Realty to schedule a tour, 850-437-5618.

See listing detail page for 6519 Welannee Blvd, Laurel Hill FL 32567.

Posted in Crestview
Dec. 20, 2016

Parasol West home for sale in Perdido Key Florida


Perdido Key hose for sale at 365 Gulfview LaneHave you been daydreaming about long walks, hand in hand on the beach in Perdido Key? Have you ever wanted to live in luxury on the water? This gorgeous waterfront home at 365 Gulfview Lane in exclusive Parasol West is everything you have ever dreamed of, and it is waiting for you.

Three levels, five bedrooms, four and a half baths, mother-in-law suite, elevator, open floor plan, gated community and so many upgrades. The third level is dedicated to the private master suite and balcony which has a landing that overlooks the living area with 20-foot ceilings. The spacious open floor plan flows into the large chef's dream kitchen with granite top island and a huge balcony with outdoor bar and cook area.

Gulf view Livingroom

All five bedrooms are spacious and have plenty of room for sitting areas. The first level mother-in-law suite guest quarters has a kitchenette, full bath, private bedroom, large living area and built-in Murphy bed as well as a private walk-out patio. With a private beach, access to the community boat launch, pier and boat slip available, what a fabulous place to live, play and work.

 Call Miriam Rowland at Emerald Coast Realty to schedule a tour, 850-437-5618.

See listing detail page for 365 Gulfview Lane, Perdido Key, FL 32507.

Posted in Perdido Key
Dec. 16, 2016

House at 4807 Birch Place in Pensacola

4807 Birchwood Place home for sale in Pensacola

Are you looking for convenience? Then you have found it at 4807 Birchwood Place in Pensacola. This lovely home is near hospitals, the mall, movie theaters, the interstate, and the beach is minutes away. This property would make a great rental investment opportunity or if you want to downsize. It would even be the perfect starter home.

Three bedrooms, two baths, with vaulted ceilings and a great layout for entertaining. Spacious living room opens to the dining room and kitchen leading out to the large backyard and open patio. Perfect for family gatherings.

Living room

The property is nestled in a quiet neighborhood, far enough away from the action but close enough to walk to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. As you pull up, the first thing you will notice is the tiered planting beds adding to the curb appeal of your home.

Call Todd Atichson at Emerald Coast Realty to schedule a tour, 850-437-5618.

See listing detail page for 4807 Birchwood Place, Pensacola, FL 32503.

Posted in Pensacola
Dec. 12, 2016

House at 3240 Rothschild Drive for sale in Pensacola

Swimming pool at Rothschild Drive

Are you in need of a home big enough for a family, in a great location with amenities, ready for occupancy? Located at 3240 Rothschild Drive, just off Scenic Highway, this newly renovated, three bedrooms, two bath home has just become available. Step inside and check out all the beautiful new hardwood vinyl flooring that flows from the living, dining, and family rooms and throughout all three bedrooms. The kitchen has tons of cabinets, extra counter space, and a new tile accent backsplash.

Home for sale at 3240 Rothschild

The dining room is large enough for the entire family to gather around and enjoy the view through the French doors that open to the covered patio which provides plenty of shelter from those hot sunny days. Cool off by taking a dip in the large in-ground pool with new pool liner. There is plenty of room for a garden in the backyard which is surrounded by privacy fence. The front drive is wide enough for guest parking. The home is in a great school district and only a few minutes from the area's famous beaches, dining, and entertainment.

Call Kim Gibbons at Emerald Coast Realty to schedule a tour, 850-437-5618.

See listing detail page for 3240 Rothschild Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503.

Posted in Pensacola
Nov. 28, 2016

Housing Trends 2017: Millennials, Suburbs and Trump

Millennial working on real estate deal

Trends in the housing market will take a “new stage” in 2017, one on which millennials, the suburbs and Trump all play a starring role, a recently released forecast expects. The portal’s top five predictions for the upcoming year:

1. Home values will grow 3.6 percent in 2017. National home values have risen 4.8 percent so far in 2016.

2. Cities will focus on denser development of smaller homes close to public transit and urban centers.

3. More millennials will become homeowners, driving up the homeownership rate. Millennials are also more racially diverse, so more homeowners will be people of color, reflecting the changing demographics in the U.S.

“Renters should have an easier time in 2017,” says Svenja Gudell, Zillow chief economist. “Income growth and slowing rent appreciation will combine to make renting more affordable than it has been for the past two years.”

4. New-home buyers will have to spend more as builders cover the cost of rising construction wages, driven even higher in 2017 by continued labor shortages, which could be worsened by tougher immigration policies under President-Elect Trump.

“There are pros and cons to both existing homes and new construction, and the choice for homebuyers can often be difficult,” says Gudell. “For those considering new construction in 2017, it's worth considering the added cost that may come amidst ongoing construction labor shortages that could get worse if President-Elect Trump follows through on his hardline stances on immigration and immigrant labor. A shortage of construction workers, as a result, may force builders to pay higher wages, costs which are likely to get passed on to buyers in the form of higher new home prices.”

5. The percentage of people who drive to work will rise for the first time in a decade as homeowners move further into the suburbs seeking affordable housing—putting them further from adequate public transit options.

“Those looking for more affordable housing options will be pushed to areas farther away from good transit options, in turn leading more Americans to drive to work,” says Gudell.

Reprinted permission of RISMedia. ©2016.

Posted in Real Estate News
Nov. 27, 2016

December 2016 Pensacola Events

Christmas in Pensacola FL

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I love the decorations, the celebrations, the gifts of course, but most of all I look forward to the camaraderie and joy the season brings. The holiday season also brings an abundance of fun things to do for friends and families. A list of my seasonal favorites starts with the free trolley service offering rides throughout downtown Pensacola during the entire month of December from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Downtown Improvement Board is sponsoring the service and will offer trolley routes with "hop-on, hop-off" service through the downtown core, the historic Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood, and the Community Maritime Park. The routes are expanded on weekends to include Pensacola's historic district and the Pensacola Bay Center.

We are having an exceptionally mild fall so head out to Pensacola Beach on December 3, 2016, for the Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks presented by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. The fun starts with a kid's pre-show party located at Shaggy's from 4-6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. the Lighted Boat Parade will proceed from Sabine Marina to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. You can watch the parade procession in Little Sabine at 6:30 p.m., the cross over to the Quietwater Beach to see the end. Word has it that Santa will make an appearance before the fireworks display.

One of my much loved Christmas events is the Pensacola Christmas Parade. Our company Emerald Coast Realty is one of the sponsors of the parade, and we will have a float as well. The parade starts at sundown and winds its way thru downtown Pensacola on Saturday, December 10, 2016. This event draws more than 50,000 people to downtown Pensacola each year and features 90 entries, eight bands from musicians both local and from New Orleans, our neighbor to the west. No Pensacola Parade is complete without our Blue Angels flight team so you can see them here as well. The parade is preceded by the Pensacola Runners Association Christmas Parade Dash for those of you that want to burn a few calories off first. For more information, check out their site coxpensacolachristmasparade.org. Be sure to vote for our float!

The Pensacola Little Theatre will be presenting A Charlie Brown Christmas December 15th to 18th. This version is based on the television special and has the whole Peanuts gang discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Show times vary so check out their site for more information: pensacolalittletheatre.com

December 16, 2016, is the date for the next Downtown Gallery Night starting at 5:00 p.m. Gallery Night will see a few changes aimed at steering the event back toward its art-centric routes while keeping the popular party atmosphere intact. Palafox Street will be closed from Garden Street to Main Street and feature artists displaying their work until the official Gallery Night portion of the event ends at 8 p.m. Palafox Street will then remain closed for an after-party until midnight. Bars will not begin serving liquor outdoors until after 8 p.m.

The last event I will mention here is one my daughter participated in for many years: The Winterfest Performance Trolley Tours. Local singers, musicians, and thespians donate their talent to enhance your Christmas Season. This year's event will feature 16 performances in a sixty-minute ride. Look for your favorite characters to make an appearance. For more information check out their site: pensacolawinterfest.org

Posted in Pensacola
Nov. 16, 2016

House at 10804 Creek Ridge Dr in West Pensacola for sale


Living room in West Pensacola homeLooking for an affordable home in a great family friendly neighborhood? We may have found just the house for you. This well-maintained home with a split bedroom design at 10804 Creek Ridge Dr is in Woodridge Manor Subdivision, West Pensacola. It has an open floor plan, single car garage, fenced yard and concrete drive. Very inviting and perfect corner lot location.

Loaded with recent updates; this home has brand new floors, new paint, and a brand new roof. There is plenty of open space with the high arched ceiling in the living and dining area, as well as a floor to ceiling fireplace and the huge screened patio. There is plenty of room for entertaining and even more than enough room to add a pool or for your pets to play. This beautiful lot has an additional wooded space past the privacy fence which offers the option to expand the large yard even further.

10804 Creek Ridge Dr., Pensacola, FL 32506

At this price, location and being in ready to move in condition, this home will move quickly. Give Nicole Gilchrest with Emerald Coast Realty a call to set up your personal tour, 850-437-5618.

See listing detail page for 10804 Creek Ridge Dr., Pensacola, FL 32506

Posted in West Pensacola
Nov. 15, 2016

Waterfront Lot for Sale in West Pensacola

10200 block of Lillian Hwy Pensacola FL

The allure of living on the water in Pensacola is powerful and undeniable. So many homeowners dream of one day owning a home on the water. You are just seconds away from many water activities such as boating, fishing, kayaking, skiing, wakeboarding and much more. Instead of struggling for boat access, you can have a private boat access and dock. Homes on the water retain their value longer due to their desirability and limited supply.

Opportunities to find the perfect location to build your dream home are not always easy to find, and everyone knows location is key. You want to be close to the best amenities in the area but far enough away to enjoy the peaceful quiet of nature.

West Pensacola waterfront lot for sale

This beautiful West Pensacola home site offers the best of it all, including 100 feet on beautiful Perdido Bay. It is well known for the gorgeous sunset views and beautiful mature trees. This lot is two parts, with 100 x 150 feet across the street from the Bay and 100 x 25 feet on the Bay. Allowing you to fulfill the dreams of a private dock or boat house and still have your home close enough to enjoy the gorgeous views. A great opportunity for a great property.

To inquire about this property contact Kim Gibbons, Broker at Emerald Coast Realty, 850-437-5618.

See listing detail page for this lot on Lillian Hwy, Pensacola FL 32506

Posted in West Pensacola
Oct. 28, 2016

October 2016 Pensacola Area Events

Pensacola October 2016 events

The fall season has an abundance of fun things to do for the entire family. I constantly see Segway Tours in the downtown Pensacola area. One of the fun Segway offerings from Emerald Coast Tours is the Haunted History Tour which runs thru Halloween. This one hour tour showcases Haunted Downtown Pensacola. Be thrilled and chilled by the tour guides as they share the most macabre side of Pensacola History. You can contact Emerald Coast Tours at 850-417-9292 for details.

As long as you are here for Halloween, you should treat yourself to the Pensacola Little Theatre's rendition of The Rocky Horror Show. Always a crowd pleaser, this show runs thru November 5th. PLT invites you to do the Time Warp; you can dress up as your favorite character, and shout out comeback lines. Pensacola Little Theatre is the oldest continually operating community theater in the Southeastern United States. www.pensacolalittletheatre.com

Perdido Key is home to the 32st Annual Frank Brown Songwriters Festival. Described by promoters as the granddaddy of Gulf Coast songwriters festivals, this event offers more than 200 Grammy award-winning songwriters and also up-and-coming stars performing their original songs and talk about the stories behind the music. You can enjoy the beaches, seafood and eleven days of original music. Admission is free at many venues, but some may ask for a small cover charge. Call 850-492-7664 for more information.

Fall is festival season here on the Gulf Coast. Next weekend, November 4-6, will find the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in full swing in Seville Square Park, Pensacola. This three-day, juried art show draws several hundred painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen, and other artists. Live musicians provide entertainment in Fountain Park with Zydeco, bluegrass, jazz, blues and classical selections. The Children's Arts Festival is next door in Bartram Park, featuring numerous hands-on artistic opportunities provided free of charge. The Children's Festival is open Friday for children with special needs from selected schools and is open to everyone on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food and beverages are available.

My marathon days may be over, but you can still sign up to participate in the12th Annual Pensacola Marathon. The line up is November 13, 20166:30 am at Veteran's Memorial Park located at 200 S 10th Avenue, Pensacola. The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the beautiful Pensacola Bayfront and winds its way along a 13.1-mile circuit of the city for the half marathoners and a full 26.2 loop for the full marathon. The course features running through historic neighborhoods, the downtown district, bands, and loads of cheering Pensacolians. The finish line is next to the only replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Pensacola Marathon is also a Boston Qualifier for you still needing to qualify.

Give us a call if you need more ideas to get busy over the next few weeks 850-437-5618.

Posted in Pensacola