Thursday, May 29, 2008

Short Sale in Lillian Woods!

This is another short sale in a great neighborhood in the South Perdido Bay area of Pensacola, Florida.

Let's review some details:

This is a pre-foreclosure/short sale. Lovely contemporary and affordable brick home in west Pensacola. This home is located in Lillian Woods Subdivision and features an eat-in kitchen plus a formal dining room and a separate living room, large family room w/fireplace, plant ledges, and a 2 car garage. Nice yard, backyard has a privacy fence. Convenient to NAS Pensacola and other bases in the Pensacola area.

For more information and pictures of this home, check it out on our website!

-Sandy Blanton

Pensacola Home For Sale

Another Listing to share with all of you!

This one is a 3,000 square foot home in Woodside Estates in the Saufley Field area of Pensacola.

Let's take a quick tour:

Beautiful Home Better than it already has Window Blinds, Built-in Microwave, Alarm System, Sprinkler System, Workshop with electricity, Garage Door Opener, and Privacy Fence ~ Side entry garage makes the curb appeal appealing....nicely landscape... ~ Large Kitchen, gourmet's dream...tremendous amount of counter space and cabinets plus a kitchen island and a breaksfast bar...great place to bring friends/family over ~ Huge Walk-in Pantry 35 square feet ~ Laundry room has a door that leads out to the large backyard and workshop ~ Spacious Family Room with fireplace that leads to the Dining Area...perfect setting to entertain with room to spare ~ Living room can be easily be used as an office/bonus room ~ Large Master Bedroom with Trey ceiling...spacious enough for a sitting area...large master bath with two entries...~ This is a must see home ~ Seller has a transferrable 10 year Builder Bonded Warranty

If you're in the market for a large home in Pensacola, you have to take a look at this hot property!

You can view even more information and pictures of this home on our website!

-Sandy Blanton

Pensacola Country Club Living!

I have another new listing I would like to share with all you. This is a town home in the Pensacola Country Club area.

Let's take a quick tour!

Welcome to your beautiful town home located at the Pensacola country club! When approaching this home, you'll notice the quiet streets and desirable location only minutes from all of Pensacola's finest dining venues and attractions. Park your car on your very own 2 car paved parking area and come on inside, you won't be disappointed! Once inside a spacious entry with tiled floors and custom paint greets you. Take note of the first of three bedrooms (all 3 of which are essentially master suites since each has lots of closet space and direct access to bathrooms) and the guest bath. Continue down the hall and you'll see the laundry area on the left that is easily accessible through the double set of closet doors. In the kitchen, you'll notice the continuation of the tile found throughout the first floor living areas, the updated cabinetry with new hardware and paint, and a gourmet stainless steel refrigerator that gives the space an updated feel. Continuing into the dining/living room, you'll notice the beautiful fireplace, tile floors and french doors to your very own, privacy fenced backyard. Take the stairs to the second floor and check out the 2 HUGE bedrooms with lots of natural light, closet space, sand shared bath with double vanities before ending your tour.

Call me today to set up a showing before this one is gone! 850-554-9544 (cell)

For even more information and pictures of this home, check it out on our website!

-Sandy Blanton

Pensacola Real Estate, Short Sale Bargain!

I wanted to share a newer listing with all of you! This is pre-foreclosure/short sale and a GREAT DEAL!

Let's take a quick tour:


For more pictures and information about this home, check it out on our website!

-Sandy Blanton

Gonzalez Area Home with a Pool!

We have another listing in the Gonzalez area I would like to share with all of you!

Let's take a quick tour:

Corner Lot on Old Chemstrand and 4th Ave- Tate School District. Immaculate Home in Move-In Condition. New Paint- all Neutral Colors throughout. Granite Tile Countertops w/Marble railing in Nice Kitchen. Slate Tile Backsplash is Beautiful. French Doors have Blinds enclosed in the glass- no dusting! Additional access to In-Ground Pool through Master Bedroom. Privacy Fenced-In Backyard.

If you are looking for an economical home with a pool in excellent condition...This is it!

For even more information and pictures of this home, check it out on our website!

Thanks for looking!

-Sandy Blanton

Pensacola Real Estate Sold in 1 Day

Even in this market, it is possible to sell homes and sell them quickly! I'd like to share with all of you a listing that I recently sold in just 1 day! This home was not underpriced, it was priced right and advertised heavily. You see, I do more advertising on day 1 of my listing contracts than most Realtors do in the entire 3 or 6 month period they have a listing. The moment I loaded this listing on to our website, the MLS and the top 27 Real Estate sites online, this home recieved maximum exposure! It was this exposure that sold the home in less than 24 hours as the buyer saw the home on one of our websites the very same day. While it's possible to sell any home fast, you may wonder what this home was like:

Let's take a quick tour of the property:

When driving to this home, you’ll notice the quiet streets, parks, and family atmosphere. Upon arrival , the mature landscaping and flowers galore make for great curb appeal. Check out the newer roof, double pane windows, front porch, newer glass storm door, and newer oval style door and come on in…You won’t be disappointed! Once inside, the burgundy living room boasts of Berber carpet, custom paint and lighting, crown molding and a designer-like feel. The Berber carpet continues into the spacious family room with gorgeous bay windows, exposed beam ceiling, a fireplace and chair railing! Directly behind the family room is the laundry area with lots of shelving and a door with access to the back patio. To the right of the family room is the kitchen, check out the tile countertops, built-in stove, dishwasher, cook top, and window overlooking the sunroom, and move on to the spacious dining area with its’ chair railing and hardwood floors. Continuing past the dining area and down the hall, the first of three large bedrooms is on your right, followed by the continental bath on your left. The continental bath has pocket doors that can be opened to reveal a separate shower area which is also accessible from the master half bath, divided by another pocket door. Go through the bath into the master suite which is a large size for a home of this age (14x13). Directly across the hall is another spacious bedroom ( 14’x11’7’’) with lots of closet space. Head back to the dining room and step through the newer French doors to the HUGE sunroom (24x10). Check out the tile, two ceiling fans and double pane windows galore for lots of natural light and take the side door to the covered patio. From the patio, there is a concrete path to the two car garage with automatic opener and lots of storage space. Also note the large, privacy fenced back yard and extra storage facilities.

Click the link below to check out the full report on our website with loads of additional information and pictures!

If you need to sell your home FAST, call me at 850-554-9544 (cell). And remember, I'll sell your home in 90 days or pay you $500! I'm not bragging, I'm applying for a job. I want to be your Realtor!

-Sandy Blanton

Walnut Hill Florida Real Estate

The financing just fell through! The potential buyer's loss is your gain! This is an immaculate log home with many custom features in Walnut Hill. Check it out today before it's gone AGAIN!

Let's take a quick tour of this home:

Visit this home and you'll see the craftsmanship that went in to it's building and the excellent value. This log home has HUGE wraparound porches, a 2 car garage, and 5 picturesque acres!One the way in, you'll notice the privacy this home offers and the security provided by the electronic gate. Once inside you'll notice the wood floors, custom lighting and 20 foot ceilings! Step into the kitchen and you'll see a bar with custom barstools,slate floors, high-end appliances and granite counters. Owners consider the open loft an extra bedroom, just add a closet and it's the perfect guest quaters or leave it as is for extra living space. Master bathroom has corner garden tub,double vanities, high ceilings, and a walk in closet! The 2nd bedroom upstairs has amazing views and connects to the upstairs bath for convenience. This is the quintessential country home and a little peice of heaven!
To view even more pictures and information about this home, check it out on our website by clicking the link below!

Call me today to set up an appointment to see this home! 850-554-9544 (cell)

-Sandy Blanton

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pensacola Commercial Property

Yet another new listing to share with all of you! This is a commercial property in a prime location at the corner of Lookout and W St in Pensacola, Florida! This is not a short sale or a foreclosure, this is a great deal!

This property features 3116 approximate square feet and has over 100 feet of road frontage on W St. This is the perfect location for a business of any type, especially something automotive related. The building is currently Line-X of Pensacola . Line-X is one of the nation's fastest growing franchises which offers spray in bed liners for trucks. This profitable business is also for sale. Call me at 850-554-9544 for details.

Don't forget to check this property out on my website:

-Sandy Blanton

Well Maintained Pensacola Home!

I'm excited to share yet another new listing with all of you! This is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in a family friendly Pensacola neighbrohood. This is NOT a foreclosure or a short sale, this is a great deal!

Let's take a quick tour:

When approaching this home you will notice the quiet, family friendly neighborhood and curb appeal this home offers. Take note of the 2 car car port, guest parking area, huge front porch (10x19), pella storm door, newer double pane windows, and post Ivan roof before coming inside. Once inside, you will notice all the amenities this well maintained home has to offer. These amenities include ceiling fans in the living room and all 4 bedrooms (finished room off utility is considered the 4th bedroom), drapes and blinds throughout and neutral tile in the bathrooms. In the kitchenm there is a breakfast bar, dishwasher, newer stove and tile backsplash. Directly off the kitchen is the family room with fireplace, lots of windows, and sliding glass doors to Florida room (Florida room not included in square footage). Directly off the dining area is the utility room with access to 4th bedroom and florida room. Take the Florida room to the back yard and check out the privacy fence, sprinkler system, and mature landscaping before ending your tour.

To view even more pictures and information about this home, check it out on our website by clicking the link below!

Remember, if you need sell your Pensacola home, call me at 850-554-9544- that's my personal cell phone! I'll sell your home in 90 days or pay you $500!

-Sandy Blanton


I'm excited to say we have a new listing and I would like to share it with all of you!

This is NOT a short sale or foreclosure! This is a great deal! Extremely convenient location in the heart of northeast Pensacola, only minutes away from all of the shopping and fine dining venues Pensacola has to offer.

Take a quick tour with me:

When approaching this home you will notice the quiet neighborhood and curb appeal of the home. Once inside, you'll notice the fresh paint, newer carpet and flooring(all installed in August of 2006),central heat and air, and finished utility room which brings the square footage up to 1109. This home also has a very spacious backyard with Privacy Fence.
Click the link below to check out the full report for this home on our website with loads of pictures and additional information!

Call me today to view this home before it's gone at 850-479-SOLD (7653)!

Pensacola Real Estate Market Conditions

I recently stumbled upon an interesting article in the Sarasota-Herald Tribune which I found informative and somewhat indicative of the Pensacola Real Estate Market. The article is qouted below.

"Florida’s premiere economist believes that the downturn in the residential real estate market is over.That does not mean that Floridians will see much improvement in the months ahead. But barring a sharp increase in oil prices or some other earth-shattering event, market conditions are not likely to deteriorate.
“I argue that housing has stopped going down,” Hank Fishkind said. “It is weak. It is painful, but it is not going to get any worse.”
For the several hundred builders, developers, Realtors, Florida mortgage brokers and other members of Southwest Florida’s real estate industry at Lakewood Ranch Country Club Thursday, these comments came as a relief after two of the the toughest years in more than a decade.
Since the height of the boom in 2005, new home closings in Sarasota and Manatee County have fallen from 530 per month to 220, while at the same time, existing closings have dropped from more 2,050 a month to less than 550 per month.
But with the sharp decline in housing starts - from around 14,000 in 2005 to 4,500 projected for 2007 - Sarasota and Manatee County have stopped adding inventory.
“Housing starts have fallen below new home closings, which means we are starting to eat into inventory,” Fishkind said. “We are at the bottom, but this bottom is going to take a number of months to get better.”
He predicted that Sarasota and Manatee will burn off excess inventory this year, and that sales will improve in 2008 and 2009.
New construction will also begin to pick up. But home prices are not likely to move upward for another 24 to 36 months, even with Florida mortgage rates remaining near historic lows.
When it comes to the region’s condo market and sales of raw land, however, Fishkind was not nearly as ebullient.
“Ugly, ugly,” was how the economist referred to the condo market, in which sales have plunged to about 120 per month from about 600 per month during the boom.
“Volume is really low,” said Fishkind, during an earlier presentation before the Sarasota County Commission.
“People who are closing on condos now and thinking of reselling them are going to find that there is no liquidity.”
Prospects for land sellers are even worse.
“Land prices were bid up in the expectation of rising home prices,” Fishkind said.
“We all know that didn’t happen. Prices have not returned to equilibrium. It is a dangerous place to be.”
With regard to the overall economy, Fishkind said he is surprised it has remained as strong as it has, especially given the sharp increase in energy prices and the collapse of the national housing market.
Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, has dropped from about 4 percent to 2 percent, but Fishkind does not forecast a descent into recession.
“If consumer spending stays strong, we can have a strong economy,” Fishkind said.
Of course, some areas in the country are faring worse than others, and one area that has been particularly hard hit is the Midwest.
That is bad news for the Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area because so many of its transplants come from that part of the country, Fishkind said.
Nevertheless, people around the country are still able to sell their homes and are still coming to Sarasota and Manatee counties.
The rate may have dropped from 20,000 a year to 17,000 a year, but growth is growth.
As for the biggest problems facing Florida’s Legislature - insurance and property tax reform, Fishkind said more work needs to be done.
“Did we get insurance reform?” Fishkind asked.
“We got a short-term reduction in rates and short-term stabilization of the reinsurance market, but we still have long-run problems.”
Fishkind said he is glad the Legislature has not done anything foolish with regard to taxes yet. He said that the only way Floridians can find real relief is if legislators cut school and law enforcement funding.
That is because those two areas have soaked up most of the tax increases in recent years as record Florida home mortgage loan applications fueled a housing boom of unprecedented proportions."

There is still hope, we are still selling homes in this tough market! If you or someone you know needs to buy or sell real estate in the Pensacola area, call me. Remember I will sell your home in 90 days or pay you $500 cash!

-Sandy Blanton