Navarre Area Board of Realtors

Healing Paws for Warriors gives veterans hope

Healing Paws for Warriors gives veterans hope

Mike Arena did not smile. When the 22-year U.S. Air Force veteran returned to the states, he was medically retired. He had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in combat and his trauma manifested in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

When the Home Builders speak, the county should listen

When the Home Builders speak, the county should listen

    The Home Builders Association turned out in numbers to Monday’s County Commission meeting wearing their red HBA shirts. The Home Builders Association of West Florida is a membership driven networking and advocacy group focused on the needs of the building and development industry and related business in Escambia and Santa Rosa County. The […]

Navarre’s largest brokerage splits from NABOR

Navarre’s largest brokerage splits from NABOR

Keller Williams Emerald Coast-Navarre, the largest local real estate brokerage by agent count, has announced a partnership with the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR). The Dec. 19 announcement means a split from the Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR). Keller Williams had been associated with NABOR for five years, and the decision to leave […]

NABOR recognizes contributions of members

NABOR recognizes contributions of members

During the Navarre Area Board of Realtors annual awards luncheon Dec. 5, members took a moment to honor founding member Ira Mae Bruce. The recognition came as NABOR celebrated the start of its 40th year in the Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre […]

Williamson’s $100,000 a year consolation prize

Williamson’s $100,000 a year consolation prize

  Navarre voters overwhelmingly said “no” to Rob Williamson as District 4 County Commissioner in the August election. They used their votes to voice their displeasure with his representation, his decisions and his financial management of Navarre. Holley Navarre Water System has decided Williamson deserves a high-paying consolation prize with an offer to be their […]

Visitor Center conference room open to non-profits

Visitor Center conference room open to non-profits

Santa Rosa County has formalized a policy to allow select groups to utilize the Santa Rosa County Visitor Information Center’s conference room. Under the new policy, the conference room will be available to all governmental entities, non-profits and Santa Rosa County Departments for official meetings, functions and events.

Wildlife refuge officially breaks ground

Wildlife refuge officially breaks ground

In a celebration honoring community support, the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge ceremonially broke ground Saturday at its new facility in Holley. After brief speeches and thank-yous under an old-growth oak tree, the refuge’s board and a group of dignitaries “turned dirt” on the property, launching the building phase of a project that has been in […]

Economic health fuels real estate market

Economic health fuels real estate market

The county’s real estate market has largely come back to pre-recession levels, said economist Rick Harper. Harper, the economic advisor for Triumph and retired analyst for the University of West Florida, made a presentation on the current state of the economy and its effect on real estate in Santa Rosa County Feb. 14 to the […]

Simpson begins term as Chairman of Navarre Chamber Board

Simpson begins term as Chairman of Navarre Chamber Board

Just a day after receiving the prestigious Rebecca Evans award from the Navarre Area Board of Realtors, Mike Simpson took over the Chairman’s seat of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Board of Directors. Simpson, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, was also awarded the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year award. In presenting Simpson […]

NABOR hands out annual awards at luncheon

NABOR hands out annual awards at luncheon

The Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) held its annual awards ceremony and holiday luncheon Dec. 6 at the Navarre Days Inn Conference Center. Immediate Past President Mark Miller passed the gavel to Lorie Coogle. She and the new board of directors took their oath. Coogle’s brother Robbie Louhier, who is blind, performed the swearing […]

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Planning Navarre’s future is underway, and already several stakeholder groups have had an opportunity to weigh in. But what are they asking for? Navarre Press has previously asked community planning professional and author Quint Studer of Pensacola what methods are used for effectively planned communities, but every community is different. This plan will be primarily […]

The game of endorsements

The game of endorsements

The announcement was made Monday morning. The Navarre Area Board of Realtors endorses current District 4 commissioner on his re-election bid. Period. Why the hurry? Potential candidates don’t have to file until June. We have a year left until the general election. Wouldn’t your endorsement mean more if you waited and  considered more than one […]

Commissioners express ‘sticker shock’ over park plan

Commissioners express ‘sticker shock’ over park plan

“When we embarked on the master plan for Navarre Park, I had no idea whatsoever that we would end up with a $6.5 million plan,” District 5 commissioner Lane Lynchard said during Monday’s Board of County Commissioner committee meeting in regards to the Navarre Park master plan. He and other commissioners described their reaction as […]

Update: Park funding sources change

Update: Park funding sources change

Update 9/24 Since Sept. 14, when District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson revealed his master plan for Navarre Park and his recommended funding plan for Phase 1, his funding sources have changed significantly according to the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners meeting slated for Monday.  Williamson’s former funding plan for the first phase was […]

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Hurricane Harvey dumped an estimated 50-plus inches of rain in and around Houston since making landfall in Texas Aug. 25, causing catastrophic flooding and forcing thousands of residents into shelters. Relief and rescue efforts are underway and many people across the country have begun making donations for the areas impacted. Locally, organizations such as the […]

Locals help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Locals help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Former Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 plus inches of rain in areas in and around Houston since making landfall Aug. 25 causing catastrophic flooding and leaving thousands of residents in shelters. Relief and rescue efforts are underway, and many have begun making donations for those relief efforts. As part of the Florida Realtors statewide effort, the […]

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

Even as talk of a new school in Navarre turns to action, a new high school facility could still be a decade away despite near maximum capacity projections, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said. Wyrosdick presented the student population growth and capacity data to the Navarre Area Board of Realtors July 12 during their monthly luncheon at […]

Lies, cover-ups, projection and deceptions

Lies, cover-ups, projection and deceptions

  Holley-Navarre Water Department board member, Robert Coley, didn’t tell the truth when he said he was not planning on resigning the Holley-Navarre Water System Board of Directors. At the May 16 meeting the board members and the 30 people in attendance expected board member Robert Coley to resign his position. In fact, board members […]

Brisk area home sales hit fourth month of double-digit growth

Brisk area home sales hit fourth month of double-digit growth

Wall Street’s bulls have been running faster since November, but they have little on the current Navarre area market for single-family home sales. While both upward trends have observers wondering how long it can last, the number of Navarre houses sold and their average price increases are on a roll. Read the full article in […]

Wildlife refuge relocation moves forward

Wildlife refuge relocation moves forward

Despite neighbor complaints, the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge has moved one step closer to relocating its operations to Holley. The county Zoning Board recommended approval of rezoning for the 2.3-acre property last Thursday. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per […]

Sheriff proposes portion of Highway 90 be dedicated to Hall

Sheriff proposes portion of Highway 90 be dedicated to Hall

County Commissioners will consider renaming a portion of Highway 90 in honor of now-retired Sheriff Wendell Hall next week. Hall served as sheriff for 16 years, the longest term of any sheriff in the county. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

Chamber’s new board is ready to work

Chamber’s new board is ready to work

The new President/CEO of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Judy Morehead says her vision for the chamber in 2016 is to follow the mission in place: “Our mission is to strengthen and improve the Navarre area by advocating for and representing business’ interest, promoting community development and enhancing the overall quality of life.” […]

Restaurants want to increase hours for alcohol sales

Restaurants want to increase hours for alcohol sales

  A 1991 ordinance allows beach establishments to sell alcohol until 2:30 a.m. while businesses in the rest of the county are required to stop selling alcohol at midnight. The Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) released a statement to its members last week stating that NABOR “unanimously supports the creation of a fair and […]

Big crowd heads to Navarre home show

Big crowd heads to Navarre home show

Even bright sunshine couldn’t keep area residents from heading inside the Days Inn Navarre Conference Center March 8 for the 2014 Navarre Home Show, presented by the Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR). The event featured more than 40 vendors showing highlighting their products and services for attendees. “I think this year’s (home) show is […]