Escambia County, FL Real Estate News

By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, you may be planning your next steps. One of your goals could be selling your house and finding a home that more closely fits your needs. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to think about when making that decision. Consider How Long You’ve Been in Your Home From 1985 to 2008, the average length of time homeowners typically stayed in their homes was only six years. But according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), that number is rising today, meaning many homeowners are living in their houses even longer (see graph below): When you live in a home for a significant period of time, it’s natural for you to experience a number of changes in your l...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ready to buy or sell a home Charles Stallions with over 27 years of experience will give you expert advice on your specific situation. 1) We Charge a Flat Fee saving the average seller in Pensacola $10077. 2) We have a 77 Step Plan to Sell Homes with 27 specifics to your home.   3) Call or text for a 7-minute phone analysis 850-476-4494  of your specifics Buying Or Selling while living on the Gulf Coast Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida whether a first-time guest or a frequent visitor when you need to know something, an excellent place to eat, who's hiring or just a real estate question do as the locals do call or text Charles Stallions at 850-476-4494 or emai...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ready to buy or sell a home Charles Stallions with over 27 years of experience will give you expert advice on your specific situation. 1) We Charge a Flat Fee saving the average seller in Pensacola $10077. 2) We have a 77 Step Plan to Sell Homes with 27 specifics to your home.   3) Call or text for a 7-minute phone analysis 850-476-4494  of your specifics Buying Or Selling while living on the Gulf Coast Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida whether a first-time guest or a frequent visitor when you need to know something, an excellent place to eat, who's hiring or just a real estate question do as the locals do call or text Charles Stallions at 850-476-4494 or emai...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida whether a first-time guest or a frequent visitor when you need to know something, an excellent place to eat, who's hiring or just a real estate question do as the locals do call or text Charles Stallions at 850-476-4494 or email charles@charlesstallions.com It's Who We "R".When is a good time to Sell or Buy is a question often asked of me and I always reply when I want to, not when I have to or necessarily when I need to, when I buy I plan the next sale, and the money is made in the buying whether investing or personal gain.Today’s cooling housing market, the rise in mortgage rates, and mounting economic concerns have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has uniq...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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 Homeowners insurance protects you from financial loss if something accidentally happens to your house. It’s usually required by mortgage companies, but even if it’s not, it’s a good thing to have. A homeowners insurance policy is there to provide peace of mind and a financial safety net if anything happens to your home. What does homeowners insurance cover? Your exact coverage will depend on your plan, but there are four basic categories of protection: ·        Physical structure This protects the physical space you call home and any attached buildings or structures such as porches, fences, and sheds. It protects them from damage caused by events like fire, hail, lightning, and other natural disasters. Depending on your policy, you may need to buy extra insurance for protection against...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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It’s tough to keep up with costs when they continue to rise at exponential rates. Living paycheck-to-paycheck is stressful enough, but as prices increase it’s just not sustainable. That’s what happens when inflation rises at the record levels that we’ve seen this year. If it’s squeezing your budget, then it may be time to adjust your financial strategy. A simple definition of inflation To counteract something effectively, you need to understand it first. So, what is inflation exactly? Inflation occurs when prices rise on most goods and services. It’s a large-scale increase across the board. You don’t just see one or two costs in your budget get more expensive. Instead, everything gets more expensive at once. While it’s a fact of life that costs generally rise over time, a period of infl...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Homeowners today have more financial strength than they have had since 1983. This is a combination of how homeowners have handled equity since the crash and the rising home prices of the last two years. And this is yet another reason homeownership in any market makes sense. Pensacola city real estate market report for buying and selling homes with median prices: "Is it a good time to buy homes in Pensacola Florida?" "Does investing in real estate in Pensacola (Florida State, Escambia County) worth it?" According to our live Forecast System, buying a house in Pensacola, Florida is a not-so-good short-term (1-year) investment*. The Pensacola average house/property forecasts are updated every month with the latest median property prices by smart technical real estate market analysis. Q&A a...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on their current homes. You may even have the same hesitation if you’re thinking about selling your house.   1) We Charge a Flat Fee saving the average seller in Pensacola $10077.  2) We have a 77 Step Plan to Sell Homes with 27 specifics to your home 3) Call or text for an 850-476-4494 7-minute phone analysis of your specifics   Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now Data shows that 51% of homeowners have a mortgage rate under 4% as of April this year. And while it’s true mortgage rates are higher than that right now, there are other non-financial factors to consider when it comes to making a move. In...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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1) We Charge a Flat Fee saving the average seller in Pensacola $10077. 2) We have a 77 Step Plan to Sell Homes with 27 specifics to your home3) Call or text for an 850-476-4494 7-minute phone analysis of your specifics If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit record lows, and that spurred a significant rise in buyer demand. This year, as rates increased due to factors like rising inflation, buyer demand pulled back or softened as a result. The latest data from ShowingTime confirms this trend (see gr...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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The pandemic-era remodeling boom continued this year, but homeowners were keener to seek professional help rather than do it themselves.     As the remodeling boom continues, homeowners are increasingly in search of outdoor projects and other renovation ideas. Though the housing market overall is slowing, there is no shortage of demand for home improvement. But are some homeowners trying to take on too much for their level of DIY expertise? The following are the top home and design articles at REALTOR® Magazine Online for 2022: 1. How Homeowners Can Make the Most of Their Yards—Even in Winter After almost two years of pandemic life, homeowners understand the significant value of having a yard. Here are 8 ideas for getting creative with outdoor space. 2. 7 Most Popular Bathroom Upgrades...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Tip #1 Naysayers are usually broke people trying to tell people how to get rich. Smart people analysis seeks the advice of professionals like Charles Stallions who has accomplished what it is they are wanting to accomplish whether it is raising kids, buying a home, or making a financial decision eagles soar and turkeys well you know. We rebate back to you up to $5000. toward your purchase.   Predictions and Tips to Start Saving for a House By David McMillin A recent Fannie Mae survey found just 17% of Americans believe it’s a good time to buy a home. But what happens if buyers wait? How can they better prepare? WASHINGTON – Just 17% of Americans believe it’s a good time to buy a home, according to a recent survey from Fannie Mae. Between higher mortgage rates, still-high home prices, an...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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What's Really Happening with Real Estate Inventory With low inventory and record sales we just came through a higher than thou pricing war and some would say it was not a good market for buyers but luckily we do have a silver lining and here is the excellent news More   Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ready to buy or sell a home Charles Stallions with over 27 years of experience will give you expert advice on your specific situation. Buying Or Selling while living on the Gulf Coast Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida whether a first-time guest or a frequent visitor when you need to know something, an excellent place to eat, who's hiring or just a real estate question do as the locals do call or...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic – and it drove home prices up. If you tried to buy a house over the past two years, you probably experienced this firsthand and may have been outbid on several homes along the way. But here’s the news you’ve been waiting for: data shows clear signs bidding wars are easing this year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average number of offers on recently sold homes has declined considerably over the past few months (see graph below): The graph shows homes were seeing a high of around five offers earlier th...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season as buyer demand slows and the number of homes for sale grows. But that shift actually gives you some unique benefits when you sell. Here’s a look at the key opportunities you have if you list your house this fall.   Opportunity #1: You Have More Options for Your Move One of the biggest stories today is the growing supply of homes for sale. Housing inventory has been increasing since the start of the year, primarily because higher mortgage rates helped cool off the peak frenzy of buyer demand. But what you may not realize is, that actually could benefit you. If you’re selling your house to make a move, it means you’ll have more options for your own home search. That gives you an even better chance to find a home tha...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Knowing where you left your keys can be hard. Buying and selling real estate shouldn't be!  Pensacola You Need An Expert You Need Me Charles Stallions. All the Gurus say this and Zillow says that, let me break it down for you.  ROLLER COASTER UP... A shortened four-day week was all traders needed to turn the stock market's three-week losing streak into big gains on the three major indexes, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq.  The negative pull of a 75-basis-point Fed rate hike later this month seems already priced into the market, and inflation worries are on hold as gas prices have dipped while Wall Street waits for next week's data on consumer prices. Plus, traders couldn't resist the stock bargains resulting from last month's losses, and the higher-than-expected ISM Non-Manufacturing Index...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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  One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing price appreciation, but at the same time, some sellers are reducing the price of their homes. That can feel confusing and makes it more difficult to get a clear picture.   Part of the challenge is that it can be hard to understand what experts are saying when the words they use sound similar. Let’s break down the differences among those terms to help clarify what’s actually happening today. Appreciation is when home prices increase. Depreciation is when home prices decrease. Deceleration is when home prices continue to appreciate but at a slower or more moderate pace. Experts agree that, nationally, what we’re seeing today is deceleration. That means home p...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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  If you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today’s housing market. And if you’ve turned to the news or even just read headlines recently, you might feel like you’re left with more questions than answers. The best way to make sure you get what you need is to work with an expert. Why You Want To Lean on a Trusted Professional With any big milestone in life, it’s wise to seek advice from people who are experts in their field.  While you likely want that advice to be perfect, perfect simply isn’t possible. But professionals have the knowledge and experience to be able to provide you with the best advice for your situation. For example, let’s say you need an attorney, so you seek out an expert in the type of law required fo...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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If you’re wondering what a potential recession could mean for the housing market, here’s what history tells us. Some Highlights In four of the last six recessions, home prices actually appreciated, only falling during the early 90s and the housing crash in 2008. Mortgage rates, though, declined during each of the previous recessions. If you have questions about buying or selling a home in today’s market, reach out to a trusted real estate professional. Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ready to buy or sell a home Charles Stallions with over 27 years of experience will give you expert advice on your specific situation. Buying Or Selling while living on the Gulf Coast Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, F...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Would-be home sellers have been facing quite a conundrum for the past few months. Sky-high mortgage rates and inflation have kept homebuyers from coming in droves like they did last year, and that, in turn, has caused homeowners to consider one crucial question: Should I list now or wait until the real estate market cools? If you’re choosing to sit tight and refocus your efforts on home improvement, we suggest you invest your time and money in your bathroom. Like the kitchen, the bathroom holds a lot of value, and updating it is likely to pay off if and when you do put your home on the market. “After hitting the one-year mark in your home, the first places that I’d update are bathrooms, especially a powder or guest bathroom used often by visitors,” says Jay Jeffers of JayJeffers in San...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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A Holiday Gift to Home Buyers: Lower Mortgage Rates Over the last four weeks, borrowing costs have posted their largest decline since 2008.If all your buyers want for Christmas is a lower mortgage rate—they may just get it. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.33% this week, according to Freddie Mac, dropping for the fourth consecutive week after hitting a high of 7.08%. Mortgage rates are falling due to increasing concerns about lackluster economic growth, says Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater. “Over the last four weeks, mortgage rates have declined three-quarters of a point—the largest decline since 2008,” he says. “While the decline in the rate has been large, homebuyer sentiment remains low, with no major positive reaction in purchase demand to these lower rates.” Mortg...
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