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May 7, 2018

Windemere Condo 606 is for Sale in Perdido Key

Windemere Condominium unit 606 for sale

Windemere Perdido Key Condominium unit 606 on Perdido Key has a breathtaking seascape on the Gulf of Mexico makes this well-appointed Florida beach paradise a "must have." For people who value their retreat from the modern world, this condo is everything. Fully updated in 2016-2017, this two bedroom, two bath unit has all the modern conveniences in a tranquil setting with stunning views. Gulf front master ensuite provides serene views of the sun shimmering on emerald waves. A coveted covered parking spot comes with this unit at a fantastic price. Building updates make a difference in luxury, aesthetics, and stability at Windemere on the Key. 

Perdido Key beach access

Windemere Gulf front community offers exclusive use of the state of the art exercise room, meeting room, elevated L-shaped pool, hot tub, beach walkway and an elegant, welcoming lobby for guests. Perdido Key boasts pristine beaches and innate beauty on the Gulf of Mexico.  Play, live, vacation, and more at the Windemere in Perdido Key, FL.

This unit is for sale; to schedule a tour or if would like to learn more about this fabulous resort condominium call Emerald Coast Realty, 850-437-5618.

See the listing detail page for Windemere Condominium unit 606.

Posted in Perdido Key
May 1, 2018

Regency Towers Condominium Unit 606 West is for Sale

Gulf view from Regency Towers in Pensacola Beach

Enjoy Sweeping Gulf views from your balcony in Pensacola Beach at Regency Towers Condominium. Everything about this building says fantastic opportunity from the panoramic vistas to the amenities; this is the best offer on Pensacola Beach. This waterfront condominium has one bedroom, one bathroom, and features dazzling sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound for an unbeatable price. The living space continues outside for fun in the sun on the 184-square-foot balcony. Tile floors set off this fully furnished and well-appointed condo that also has a washer and dryer.

Condominium pool at Regency Towers

Activities include Pool fun, tennis game, work out in the gym, or play in the Gulf - Regency West 606 has everything you need. Concrete construction, impact resistant doors, and windows afford a sturdy exterior. No convenience is overlooked; amenities incorporate a gulf front pool, two tennis courts, a recreational with a workout room and a cozy community room. This complex offers in-house management, maintenance and Home Owners Association dues include Internet, cable, water, garbage and exterior insurance. Regency Towers is in a great location directly on Pensacola Beach; once you get here, you will never want to leave.

Contact Emerald Coast Realty to learn more about Regency Towers, 606 West that is now under contract.

Posted in Pensacola Beach
April 24, 2018

Getting Your Home Ready to List in the Spring

Landscaping home for sale

Having a well-staged property is essential no matter what time of year it is, but getting your home ready for showings during the spring season is vital if you want to stay on top of the competition. The demand for new homes is usually expected to rise in the spring, and last year's sales were the highest they have ever been. In April 2017 CNBC reported that the demand from buyers was creating the "strongest seller's market ever". Here are a few ways to catch potential buyers' interest and make sure your home is in perfect shape this spring season.

Touch up cabinets and outdoor patios

Be sure to search for cracks in your foundation that may have formed over the winter season. Although it may be tedious to repair, it can save you from long-term damage and is more cost-effective in the long run. Also, look out for imperfections in the paint on your walls and cabinets and touch it up when necessary for a cleaner, more presentable aesthetic.

Refresh your space with brightly colored decor

Whether they are in your bathroom or kitchen, replacing worn-out floor rugs with bright or light pastel colors can instantly rejuvenate a room in your home. To complete the look, choose light-colored bedding and blankets as well.

Declutter and clean thoroughly

Everyone knows that springtime cleaning is a must. Clean windows and glass tables with a streak-free solution for sparkling results. Try to get rid of the clutter from areas that you might've forgotten about in the winter that might make your home look unmaintained, like overcrowded bookshelves or outdoor sheds.

Get Your Gardening Gloves Out

Outdoor staging is especially crucial in the springtime. Maintain a trimmed and watered lawn and healthy flowerbeds to impress a buyer before they even walk inside. Taking the time to plant flowers that are popular in the springtime, like lilacs, peonies, and sweet peas, will make for a gorgeous garden.

Staging a house that draws in endless buyers is not as difficult as you think. Keep your home in tip-top shape and ready to show at any time with these simple pointers, and do not forget to stay up-to-date with the latest trends for optimal marketing power.

April 21, 2018

Top Features of Portofino Tower One Unit 902

Portofino unit 902 in Tower One

The impressive dual panoramic views of Pensacola Beach, The Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound are the best on the beach and unique to this impeccable Portofino Resort unit with Gulf front majestic sunset views.

This condominium has two bedrooms with two full baths and an extra powder room, which is fantastic for visiting guests. Both bedrooms have access to a grand balcony with exquisite views.

Recent upgrades in this unit include coastal furnishings, Golden River Granite from India, and all hi-end stainless kitchen appliances.  

The convenience of owning this unit extends to the parking. There are two covered parking places with more onsite overflow parking available.

The pool and Santa Rosa from Portofino Resort.

This condo offers all the remarkable benefits of the Portofino Resort including the cutting-edge amenities at the Spa Portofino, Portofino Adventures, a professional state of the art training facility, grand indoor and outdoor pools, and six separate dining experiences. Portofino also offers "Chef-to-You," a gourmet service where culinary professionals prepare a meal in the privacy of your residence.

To learn more about this fabulous resort condominium call Emerald Coast Realty, 850-437-5618.

Portofino 902 Tower One is under contract.

Posted in Pensacola Beach
March 25, 2018

Want to Buy on the Coast? Be Aware: It's A Seller's Market

Homes on NW Florida's Gulf Coast

More people today are ready to buy on Florida's NW Gulf Coast than ever before; real estate inventory is down, prices are up, it's a seller's market. So, what does this mean for you?

What this means is that more people are competing for fewer properties thus giving the seller the upper hand in pricing and negotiating terms. It is very common to have multiple buyers competing for a condominium or house that is for sale. Typically, these multiple buyers will be asked to present their highest and best offer, at times selling above the asking price. While in many parts of the country this has been the case for at least three years, we are experiencing this in our market now.

In these situations, cash buyers have a better chance of having their offer accepted than those buyers needing to finance, all things being equal.

When Kim Gibbons, Broker, and Owner of Emerald Coast Realty was asked how this real estate market compares to previous years, she said: "this is the strongest seller's market I have seen since 2004."  The last real estate boom started a few years before 2004 and peaked shortly afterward.  "Prices are up 12.5% year-over-year in February, and there is no weakness in the market."

If you are planning to purchase a house or condominium, be prepared to move quickly and make an offer when you find the one you want. Properties that are priced well sell very quickly.

NW Florida beaches properties are seeing continued appreciation strong demand and reduced property inventory. Beach communities all along the NW Florida Gulf Coast from Perdido Key, the westernmost beach community in the Pensacola, to the beaches of Hwy 30A in Walton County to the east of Destin.

Some of the hottest areas are close to downtown Pensacola and Navy Federal's expanding complex on the North West side of Pensacola. The revitalization of downtown has spread to adjoining neighborhoods and beyond. NW of Pensacola, extensive building activity around Navy Federal has expanded well past the Nature Trail subdivision and is moving southward toward the Escambia County's Equestrian Center.

Feb. 9, 2018

Sans Souci Condominium Unit 208 for Sale

View of beach from Sans Souci balcony

Welcome to Sans Souci, the hidden jewel of Pensacola Beach, where spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico meet the perfect destination for fun and relaxation.

This beautiful condominium sits directly on the Gulf, facing the world famous Florida beach. This second-floor unit is fully-furnished with lovely décor and is turnkey ready. The well-appointed kitchen has beautiful white cabinetry with stylish fixtures, a large breakfast bar, recess lighting, plant ledges, cute built in shelves and flows directly into the dining and living areas. The glass top dining table, buffet table, and coffee table blend the décor's earthy tones with comfort and light from the large sliding glass doors that enter onto the balcony. From here you will fall in love with the panoramic views of Pensacola Beach. The master suite and guest suite are large and roomy with king sized beds, carpeted flooring, ceiling fans and large closets. Both bathrooms have been recently updated as well.

Living room in Unit 208 Sans Souci

Unit 208 has a dedicated storage unit and designated covered parking space; both located in the parking garage beneath the main condominium structure.

Sans Souci Condominium boasts many amenities such as a gated entry, large pool, hot tub, exercise room and private walkover directly onto the beach. The complex was completely remodeled in 2005 with new landscaping, new pool, and new windows. Just minutes away are fabulous restaurants, such as Peg Leg Pete's, Crab's and Flounders, just to name a few. You can enjoy the great diversity of marine life at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier after eating at Casino Beach Bar and Grill.

Visualize waking up to the sounds of the ocean and watching the dolphins play just beyond your balcony. What an excellent opportunity to purchase your very own home, vacation home or beach investment property located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. With all of the exciting and fun things to do on the Florida Emerald Coast within reach, imagine calling this paradise home.

Contact kim Gibbons, broker at Emerald Coast Realty at 850-437-5618 for further details and to arrange a showing.

See listing detail page for Sans Souci #208

Posted in Pensacola Beach
Nov. 28, 2017

Downtown Pensacola, Unprecedented Expansion and Revitalization

New construction in Downtown Pensacola

There are many words that people use to describe Pensacola Florida, but the one that stands out is Progress. Everywhere you look you see the progression that Downtown Pensacola is experiencing. The new YMCA complex at Tarragona and E Intendencia Streets is completed and thriving with more new members joining weekly. On the next block, Quint Studer's new multi-use development will be completed soon and offer over 250 new rental units. The Perfect Plain Brewery has opened its doors adding another popular microbrewery to the thriving downtown scene.

Older Pensacola neighborhoods like North Hill, East Hill, Maxent Tract, East Pensacola Heights, and waterfront subdivisions on and near Bayou Chico that are close to downtown and more affordable are benefiting from the expansion. Buyers are snatching up homes in these older established neighborhoods and are being renovated to reflect today's lifestyle. Custom builders are responding to buyer demand and are actively looking for lots and tear-downs to build new homes in communities adjacent to the downtown corridor. Both D.R. Horton and Adams Homes are building new developments in support of this growth.

The revitalization has developers and residents flocking to participate in the real estate opportunities that Pensacola offers. The city is besieged with opportunity for growth, and it seems like there is no end in sight. There are hundreds of condominiums, houses, and townhomes in various stages of development. The residential expansion is not the only thing happening here. Businesses, restaurants, technology companies, firms, boutiques, and even a basketball team are heading our way.

Pensacola offers quality living in a picturesque waterfront community that is willing to grow without compromising its authenticity. Pensacola is a city that embraces its future without losing sight of its rich past.

Call Justin Nicholas at Emerald Coast Realty to learn more about what Downtown Pensacola has to offer, 850-437-5618.

 

Article by Justin R. Nicholas

Posted in Downtown Pensacola
Nov. 28, 2017

Pensacola December 2017 Events

I love Christmas! I love the decorations, lights, shopping, the holiday food, and the parties. Most of all, I love Santa. If you feel the same way, then your opportunity to have a picture with Santa Claus in downtown Pensacola is here. Santa will be at the Escambia County Government Building, 223 S. Palafox Friday through Sunday until the 25th. Admission is free, and Santa's elves will be serving hot chocolate and assisting the photo process. Call 850-583-1365 for details.

One of the fun events you only see by living close to the water is the Lighted Boat Parade on Pensacola Beach. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. December 2nd from the Sabine Marina and will make its way around to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. After the parade, Santa will greet children and other fans at the Quietwater Shell. Stick around for the firework display that begins at 8:00. Shaggy's will be hosting a pre-parade party for kids and their families from 4:00 to 6:00.

The Pensacola Christmas Parade in Downtown Pensacola will be beginning at 5:30 on December 9th. This annual event has grown tremendously over the years and now draws over 50,000 people to downtown streets. This year's parade features more floats, bands, and fun than ever. Come early; parking is more difficult to find in the dark. We love to go out afterward for a late dinner, but I would suggest making reservations to avoid a long wait.

December brings a lot of fun activities to the area between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Sometimes there are too many events to choose. The final Gallery Night for 2017 on December 15th is an easy choice. The mild fall weather this year makes a fun time even better Gallery Night closes traffic between Garden and Main Streets so you can meander thru the art, artists, food, and friendship. A good time for all.

Posted in Pensacola
Nov. 13, 2017

Navarre Beach Photo Gallery

The photos in this gallery represent the Navarre Beach sights and activities that people come here to enjoy. People choose to live here because of the quiet and slower beach environment. There are only 650 people that live here year-round.

Welcome to Navarre Beach sign

Of the all the beach communities on the Emerald Coast, Navarre Beach offer waterfront living without the crowds. Send us any photographs you would like to have included in the gallery.

This iconic sign is located at the base of the Navarre Beach Bridge and is the first thing you see as you approach Santa Rosa Island.

Navarre Beach Pier

A lone person sits on the beach enjoying a beautiful day near the Navarre Pier.

Visitors to the Pier

Navarre Beach Pier is the longest public pier in the Gulf of Mexico, 515 yards long. This is great location for great fishing and spectacular views of the gulf and beaches. You can even rent a fishing pole if you choose.

Navarre Beach Pier Resaurant

Visitors that are out for the day at the beach choose to have lunch at the Navarre Beach Pier Restaurant.

Condos and beach umbrellas

A busy day at the beach as folks rent chairs and umbrellas. The condos seen here from east to west are the Navarre Beach Regency, Beach Colony Resort, The Pearl and Caribbean Resort.

People on beach in Navarre

This is what people love about Navarre Beach, a relaxing beach life. Frequently, this is how residents and visitors choose to spend their free time.

Santa Rosa Island Condos on Navarre Beach

The view of the island, near the bridge, in Navarre on Highway 98. The condos seen here (from left to right) are Summerwind, Navarre Beach Regency Resort, Beach Colony, The Pearl of Navarre Beach and the Caribbean Resort.

Navarre Beach County Park

This is one of the picnic pavilions available at Navarre Beach Marine Park. The park has three reefs for snorkeling and the shallow water areas and beaches are prime locations for bird watching.

Santa Rosa Sound beach visitors

Small beach on Santa Rosa Sound at Navarre Beach Marine Park.

Navarre Beach Bridge

Island view of the Navarre Bridge from the park.

Rocco's Bistro

Rocco's Bistro is a favorite Navarre Beach restaurant and night spot.

The Hidden Creek Golf Course in Navarre FL

A round of golf is a great way to spend the day while In Navarre at Hidden Creek Estates.

Posted in Navarre Beach
Nov. 10, 2017

Beach Club Condo 1404 for sale on Pensacola Beach

Pool at Beach Club Resort

Beach Club Resort is the premiere destination on Pensacola Beach. You know you have arrived from the moment you pull up to the front gate. 1404 Beach Club is an elegantly appointed three-bedroom home featuring unfettered views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach to the east and west of the resort. The great room is spacious and flows between the kitchen and the balcony. Floor to ceiling sliding doors span the great room and the master suite on the beach side of the condo and allow access to the balcony.

Unit 1404 master bedroom at Beach Club Condominiums

The split bedroom floor plan gives all three bedrooms privacy. The master suite is spacious and includes walk-in closets, a dressing area, on suite master bath and crown molding. Beach Club offers a beautifully landscaped pool, heated indoor pool, state-of-the-art gym and day spa. This oasis is walking distance to all of the fun at the Boardwalk but miles away from ordinary.

Beach Club Condo #1404 at 18 Via De Luna Drive was sold by Kim Gibbons, Emerald Coast Realty for $760,000.

Posted in Pensacola Beach