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Florida’s Unique Homestead Property Concept

Florida is one of only about seven states that have homestead property. The public policy of Florida is that you and your family should have certain protections, in order to keep a roof over your heads and in securing the home beyond the reach of financial misfortune. First, let's define what qualifies as a homestead. A homestead in Florida can include up to 160 acres outside a municipality or … [Read More...]

Housing Affordability Index Hits Record High

WASHINGTON- March 7, 2012- Housing affordability conditions have reached the highest level since record-keeping began in 1970, according to the National Association of Realtors. (NAR) NAR's Housing Affordability Index rose to a record high 206.1. January, based on the relationship between median home price, median family income and average mortgage interest rate. The higher the index, the … [Read More...]

Housing Inventory Down 22% Nationwide

Washington-Jan. 24, 2012--Housing inventory slid to 1.89 million homes in December, down 6 percent from the previous month and 22.3 percent from the prior year, according to IN the 145 markets tracked by, only Springfield, Ill. registered a year-over-year increase. Inventories plunged 49.7 percent in Miami, 49.1 percent in Phoenix and 46.6 percent in Bakersfield, … [Read More...]

Selling a Rented Home Can Pose Challenges

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. – Jan. 25, 2012 – Some homeowners turned into reluctant landlords and rented out their homes to earn extra income while the housing market was sluggish. But now some of these homeowners are ready to sell. However, real estate agents often caution clients that trying to sell a home when a tenant still lives there can be tricky since many renters – who have no financial stake … [Read More...]

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Milton, Florida Homes

Improving your Credit Score

One of the most crucial steps to take before buying a home is establishing or improving your credit score. A credit score is a statistical method to determine the likelihood of an individual paying  back the money he or she has borrowed. When you apply for a credit card, mortgage, or for any kind of financing, your credit score is checked. Credit reporting makes it possible for stores to accept … [Read More...]

Windsor Villas~ A Milton, FL Community

Windsor Villas is a great Milton, FL community for active adults to reside. The Windsor Villas community is located in the Milton, FL area on the North side of I-10 and Garcon Point Rd. This community is the only gated adult community located in Northwest Florida. To be a resident, you must be 55 years-old or older. There are plenty of activates, you can take a swim in the community pool, host … [Read More...]

Pace, Florida Homes

Pace, Florida Selected Number Two City in Florida for Young Families to Live

Thinking about moving to Pace, Florida? Here's another great reason to join us here in the Sunshine State. Pace, Florida was recently selected as the number-two city in Florida for Young families to live. The study was released by a financial literacy group and was based on three main factors: quality of schools, affordability of housing, and the growth and prosperity of the area. There were … [Read More...]

Horse Farm for Sale ~ 2680 Brook Forest Way, Pace, FL 32571

Majestic Horse Farm for Sale in North Santa Rosa County - Pace, Florida This beautiful horse farm is located in north Santa Rosa County, approximately 12 miles north of Pace, Florida, off of Highway 187 (Chumuckla Highway).  The farm is secluded on a quiet, dead-end, paved road, giving you plenty of privacy. The lot size is just shy of 10 acres and home to a gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 bath brick house, … [Read More...]

Pensacola, Florida Homes

Lovely Pensacola, FL Home~ 11 Campbellton Lane

A unique Pensacola, FL home that can be called yours in the near future is located only 30 minutes away from the Pensacola Regional Airport and Pensacola Beach, and within 10 minutes of NAS Pensacola, Navy Hospital, NEX, and shopping.  This newly renovated home is in a quiet neighborhood off of W. Jackson St and N. 72nd Ave.  Take a leap of faith and step through the doors of your new … [Read More...]

One of a Kind Pensacola, FL Home: 1467 Bush St

This one of a kind Pensacola, FL home is located in a quiet neighborhood off of 9 Mile Road  and is move-in ready. The love the previous family has for this beautiful home can be seen the moment you pull up into the driveway. The yard is will manicured and very mature. You must come inside this lovely home to truly appreciate all it has to offer. Recently Received a Face Lift Originally built … [Read More...]

Better Understanding Homeowners Insurance

It seems like our lives are so busy and hectic that we find it hard to learn about the important but basic things of homeownership such as insurance.  Homeowners insurance is one topic that easily gets overlooked, and we know very little about it.  We often leave all the details to the insurance agent without fully understanding them and then we hope that we never have to make a claim.  For most … [Read More...]

Home Seller Tips

Favorite Restaurants In Pensacola

Are you relocating from a different state? Here are some native Pensacola favorites from our team at Grand Realty. We hope you try a few out as you’re getting acquainted to the area!