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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Are you a property owner overwhelmed by the endless tasks of managing your rental properties? I am amazed. As the saying goes, folks throw away hundreds of dollars to save pennies, and so it is with property management. Perhaps it's time for you to consider hiring a property manager. While some property owners may hesitate due to concerns about costs, the benefits often outweigh the expenses. Let's explore why: Time and Stress Management: Property management entails many responsibilities, from finding and screening tenants to handling maintenance requests and ensuring rent is paid on time. Entrusting these tasks to a property manager frees up your time and reduces stress, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your life or business. Tenant Screening and Relations: One of the most cru...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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We are Ambassadors for Pensacola, Pace, and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Whether you're a first-time guest or a frequent visitor, do as the locals do when you need to know something — whether about an excellent place to eat, job opportunities, or a real estate question. Call or text Charles Stallions at 850-476-4494 or email charles@charlesstallions.com. It's Who We "R." Sign up for our Monthly Real Estate Newsletter and be informed before it happens in Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida.  IT'S TIME TO PLAYEXPLORE THINGS TO DO IN PENSACOLA    We get it. By day three of your beach vacation, your family may need a break from nonstop sand and sun. So, when looking for a creative way to entertain your whole family, have no fear! Pensacola boasts many fun-filled attractions, offering everythi...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Gulf Breeze is more than just a location; it's a lifestyle. The town boasts a perfect blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, and modern amenities, making it an ideal place to call home for individuals and families alike. Situated on a peninsula between Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound, Gulf Breeze offers stunning waterfront views from virtually every angle. Pristine beaches with powdery white sands stretch for miles, inviting residents to bask in the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, or partake in various water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing.Beyond its natural splendor, Gulf Breeze exudes a warm, welcoming atmosphere that resonates throughout the community. Residents take pride in their town, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and belonging. From loc...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Whether adding a cutout between rooms, doing minor wall touch-ups, or bringing your wall’s outdated textures into this decade, you’ll need to get familiar with drywall. Drywall installation has a reputation as a labor-intensive project, and rightfully so. But if you’re an experienced, capable DIYer, you might consider installing drywall independently.Before diving in, you’ll want to examine the finer points of DIY drywall installation and determine whether soloing is your best bet or if this project should be left to the pros.When to Consider Replacing DrywallHere are a few indications that your drywall needs some love.Holes or DentsMinor holes or dents are the first signs you should consider replacing your drywall. They can point to cosmetic or severe damage to your home’s framing. Hol...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Finding Your Dream Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Buying in Pensacola, FloridaBy Charles Stallions Broker/ CSP since 1995Pensacola, Florida, known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture, is an enticing location to call home. Nestled along the Gulf Coast, this city offers a unique blend of Southern charm and coastal living, making it a desirable destination for those seeking a new home. If you're considering making Pensacola your home, this guide will walk you through buying a new home in this beautiful city.1. Understanding the Market:Before starting your home search, it's essential to understand the current real estate market in Pensacola. Like many coastal cities, Pensacola experiences fluctuations in housing prices and availability. Researching market trends, ave...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Are you a property owner overwhelmed by the endless tasks of managing your rental properties? I am amazed. As the saying goes, folks throw away hundreds of dollars to save pennies, and so it is with property management. Perhaps it's time for you to consider hiring a property manager. While some property owners may hesitate due to concerns about costs, the benefits often outweigh the expenses. Let's explore why: Time and Stress Management: Property management entails many responsibilities, from finding and screening tenants to handling maintenance requests and ensuring rent is paid on time. Entrusting these tasks to a property manager frees up your time and reduces stress, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your life or business. Tenant Screening and Relations: One of the most cru...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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 Rotary has been a vehicle for giving back and knowing that your money is doing well locally, nationally, and internationally. Charity Navigator rates Rotary as having the highest possible score of 4, a 100% ranking. You can give with confidence and know exactly where your money is going. 20 Reasons to Join Rotary Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905 Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross-section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others. Personal ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Is Pensacola, FL, a buyer's or seller's market? Pensacola is going into a longer-than-normal seller market due to the housing shortage. Even with record interest rates, we are not seeing the decline that most markets are experiencing. As a seller, market prices tend to be higher, and homes sell faster. Although Tiger Point and Pace top the list of places to live in Pensacola, you cannot go wrong with any decisions you make. We have low labor costs supported by low unemployment, but the city and county are set for growth, with tech becoming a mainstay. Education is a priority in the area, supported by two colleges and great high schools. This trend will continue for the foreseeable future. Click Here to View Listings of Pensacola, FloridaPensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida P...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Ahhh! Sparkling floors, gleaming windows, and zero dust bunnies—a thorough cleaning can make your abode feel brand new. But that immaculate house comes with a price—sore biceps. Here's how to deep clean your home without skimping or pulling a muscle. Click Here for a complete list. Bottom Line: "We 'R' The Realtors For That." Sign up for our Monthly Real Estate NewsletterWe are Ambassadors for Pensacola, Pace, and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Whether you're a first-time guest or a frequent visitor, do as the locals do when you need to know something — whether about an excellent place to eat, job opportunities, or a real estate question. Call or text Charles Stallions at 850-476-4494 or email charles@charlesstallions.com. It's Who We "R."#PensacolaHomesForSale #PensacolaRealEstate #Pensacola Ho...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Are you looking to buy a home in Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida? Embarking on this journey with your trusted real estate broker, Charles Stallions can make the process smoother. Starting your home search requires clarity and focus. Keeping a top 10 list of essentials and deal breakers is crucial. Let's dive into how to streamline your search and find your dream home in these beautiful Florida communities.Begin by sitting down with your family to identify the must-haves and nice-to-haves for your new home. Charles Stallions recommends creating separate lists for essential features and things you'd prefer to avoid. This could include location, elevator access, bedroom and bathroom count, and desirable amenities such as a swimming pool or fireplace. Consider your lifestyle, inclu...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Are you dreaming of a home that perfectly suits your lifestyle? Look no further than the vibrant community of Pensacola, where new home construction is booming, and Charles Stallions stands out as your certified New Home specialist!With its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture, Pensacola is not just a place to visit but a place to call home. With the guidance of Charles Stallions, finding your dream home becomes an exhilarating journey.With a keen eye for detail and a passion for matching clients with their ideal homes, Charles Stallions brings expertise and dedication to every home-buying process step. From selecting the perfect neighborhood to customizing floor plans and amenities, Charles Stallions ensures that your new home reflects your unique vision and needs.Imagin...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Regarding real estate investing, acquiring properties is just the tip of the iceberg. The most successful investors care deeply about maximizing the performance of each property in their portfolio. Beyond rental income and property appreciation, savvy investors can utilize a myriad of real estate tax advantages to build lasting wealth.In this blog post, we’ll explore seven tax benefits of real estate investing that you can capitalize on. Read on as we uncover tax deductions, credits, and tax-deferred strategies that may reduce your tax liability. Note: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice from a certified financial planner or public accountant. Table of Contents Take Common Tax Deductions Qualify for Capital Gains Tax Calculate ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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The further you live from your rental property, the harder it is to protect, care for, and manage its well-being. And if you’re like thousands of military landlords, you have much personal and work-related business. It may be time to consider hiring a property manager.You may be inclined to hire a property manager if you’re moving across the country and don’t want to be responsible for finding tenants and handling the day-to-day property upkeep, like scheduling maintenance and repairs. These are all great reasons to hire a property manager. But before hiring one, you need to know precisely how their business operates and how you’ll work with them in the future. 1) What a property manager does.Fill vacancies. A property manager's primary responsibility is to advertise your vacant rental ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Budget, budget, budget. Budget is the word and concept we repeatedly use to constrain our spending. Grocery shopping, back-to-school supplies, and vacations are all planned under the structure of spending money on a budget. From an early age, we're taught that saving money is responsible and virtuous. Should budget spending confine your home purchase? Yes, probably. Most of us don’t have unlimited funds to spend on whatever home suits our fancy that day. Should we budget our way out of a home inspection? NO. Typical home inspections cost buyers about $300 to $500, depending on several factors, such as the size of the house and the property’s location. It’s tempting to try to save every dollar when purchasing a home, but forgoing a home inspection doesn’t make sense financially or emoti...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Rises to 6.94% That’s up from 6.90% last week, marking the 4th straight weekly increase. Rates have been creeping higher as reports show stronger-than-expected inflation. Pensacola – The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate rose for the fourth consecutive week, another setback for prospective homebuyers just as the spring homebuying season gets going. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 6.94% from 6.90% last week. A year ago, the rate averaged 6.65%. The average rate is now just below its highest level since mid-December when it was 6.95%. When mortgage rates rise, they can add hundreds of dollars a month in costs for borrowers, limiting how much they can afford in a market already out of reach for ma...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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 Sellers should not rely on the market alone to get their asking price. Instead, strategies, including good staging and value-added improvements, increase their chances of getting top dollar. Pensacola—Buying and selling a home involves many movable parts. In recent years, North America has experienced historic trends in the housing market. Most notably, record-high prices have dominated the real estate market over the last several years. High prices are good news for sellers, who can probably anticipate receiving offers above listing prices. In New Jersey, inventory is so low that 12.5% of homes in the Garden State sold above list price, according to data from Redfin. This is good news for sellers looking to profit on their properties. Sellers who don't want to rely on the market alone...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Fix leaky faucets and pipesAccording to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), household leaks account for nearly 900 billion gallons of wasted water each year nationwide. The good news? The culprits are often worn-out washers, bathroom faucets, and gaskets, which are relatively easy to replace with the right tools. You're already halfway there if you have an Allen wrench, pliers, and a Phillips-head screwdriver. Clean guttersIf you (or a friend) can climb a ladder, you can clean the gunk out of your gutters without calling in the cavalry. Don’t forget to check the downspout, which can get clogged with leaves and other debris. Remove water stains from the ceiling.Instead of repainting your entire ceiling to cover up a small water-stained spot or area, try bleaching it out first. Mi...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Landscaping for dogs is easy with these tips about what to do and what NOT to.Like choosing the right mulch.MulchDO: Use gravel, shredded hardwood mulch, or wood chips; they won’t stick to longhair coats.Don't: Use cocoa mulch, which may contain theobromine, the same ingredient that makes chocolate poisonous to dogs.Yard FeaturesDO: Create a water feature so your dog can cool off on hot days.DON'T: Install a pond or pool that's hard for your dog to enter and exit.DO: Add a sandbox so your dog can feel free to dig in. Bury bones and treats at first to pique their interest.DON'T: Think that sandboxes are maintenance-free. Keep a shovel and rake nearby to cover holes and clean waste.Related: How to Stop Your Dog From Digging in Your YardPlantsDO: Use organic fertilizers, herbicides, and pe...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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Short and tight PCS timelines often prevent military homeowners from selling their houses for more than they owe on the mortgage. If you can't sell your home before the PCS, you could find yourself trying to pay for two households. One solution to avoid financial hardship is to consider a short sale. What Is a Short Sale?  A short sale is an offer on a property that is less than the amount the sellers owe on the mortgage. Any money earned from the sale goes directly to the lender, and the seller doesn’t receive any proceeds. The most common reason homeowners consider a short sale is financial distress or inability to pay the mortgage and, ultimately, to avoid foreclosure. Other hardships include mountains of medical bills, divorce, and job loss. A short sale may negatively affect the h...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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With Charles Stallions, CSP, Certified New Home Specialist, guiding you, you can make well-informed decisions as you navigate purchasing a home with cash. Whether you've accumulated a substantial sum ready for investment or leveraging equity in your current property for a seamless transition, understanding the nuances of this transaction is crucial. Here's a comprehensive guide to assist you step by step:Why Cash Offers Shine: Purchasing a home outright with cash offers numerous benefits. Not only does it liberate you from the burden of a mortgage, but it also eliminates expenses like mortgage insurance and interest payments. Cash transactions give sellers a sense of security, minimizing the risk of deal disruptions often associated with mortgage contingencies.Navigating Appraisals: Unl...
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