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.

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 greater the household purchasing power.

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 Realtor.com.

Selling a Rented Home Can Pose Challenges

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.

Pensacola, FL Down Payments 101

Deciding whether or not to make a down payment on your new Pensacola, FL home can be a tough judgment to make. After you decide if you will make a down payment, you have to figure out how much money you can/ or will put down. Don’t stress out trying to comprehend what to do; we can help you figure it out.

Four Tips to Help Your Pensacola, FL Home Sell

Placing your Pensacola, FL home up for sale can be a hard scary idea. If you place your home for sale and don’t take the proper steps it can be a long and trying process that leaves you scratching your head, thinking “Why will my home not sell?” Our goal is to give you a few ideas to help you with the home selling process.

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make Neighbors Like You

Every year, I think about what my New Year’s resolutions will be. At the same time I also think about how easy I can make my resolutions because I know there is a 99% chance I will not succeed. This year I have thought long and hard about my resolution and I have decided to take a shot at being a better neighbor. Guess what, I am also challenging you to try this challenge with me. Here are some great ways to be a better next door neighbor.

New Credit Cards Could Hurt Credit Score

Before heading out to shop, you don’t slip a can of pepper spray into your purse, and you’d rather spend Thanksgiving with your family than in a tent outside a big box store. Still, when you head out to the mall or cruise the Internet, you want a deal. Four years of hard times have left us hard-wired for discounts, even during the holidays.

Merry Christmas~Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookie Recipe

I would like to extend my warmest wishes to you and your family at this wonderful holiday season! I truly hope that you have a very merry Christmas and a joyful holiday season. It’s always fun to indulge in a few extra sweets during the holiday season, so I’m including a recipe for delectable cookies […]

Pensacola Association of Realtors Installation Banquet

This past Thursday, December 8, 2011, the Grand Realty Team had the pleasure of attending the Pensacola Association of Realtors Installation Banquet. This year, the PAR banquet was held at the Pensacola Yacht Club, the location was gorgeous. The decorations were immaculate; each table had a tall glass vase of red roses with t-light candles surrounding the vase. The center pieces accessorized the room perfectly and created an elegant holiday feeling.