real estate

Residential real estate prices up, inventory low

Residential real estate prices up, inventory low

With prices rising and more people looking to move to Navarre, the housing market continues to see incremental growth through 2019, but shortages of inventory are playing a major role in the real estate narrative. Navarre’s residential real estate market has or nearly has recovered to pre-recession levels on all indicators, according to several data […]

Real estate license renewal fees cut in half

Real estate license renewal fees cut in half

Florida’s real estate license renewal fees will be reduced for two years according to a June 5 press release by Governor Ron DeSantis and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC), a professional regulation board, recently approved the two-year reduction of biennial license renewal fees for certain active […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seller beware fast-cash home offers

Seller beware fast-cash home offers

From hand-written signs nailed to telephone poles in the City of Gulf Breeze to a front-page countywide newspaper advertisement, the pitches by would-be buyers of houses for cash and “as is” are hard to miss lately. Such companies as The Sierra Group LLC, headquartered in Nebraska, are touting offers that—while they are likely to be […]

Real estate booming

Real estate booming

In Navarre, the real estate business is booming. In measures of homes sold, the price for those homes and even how long houses stay on the market, Navarre continues to improve. Navarre Beach Area Board of Realtors President Mark Miller said that describing the market as “healthy” would be an understatement. “The real estate market […]

Local house hunters make TV debut

Local house hunters make TV debut

When Cristina and Josh Harty launched the search for their new nest back in July, they did so in the limelight. This family of seven, and their house hunting, will be featured on the HGTV show “Beach Hunters” Sunday. Beach Hunters documents the search for a waterfront home at beaches around the world and in […]

Kaden needs a lift: Pullum Real Estate puts down challenge to Realtors

Kaden needs a lift: Pullum Real Estate puts down challenge to Realtors

In a lot of ways, Kaden Cortello is like any 7-year-old boy, and that makes him extraordinary. Kaden loves dancing and music. He likes books, and his favorite food is applesauce. He adores hugs from friends and family. He attends Holley-Navarre Primary School, and for Halloween he dressed up as Captain America and as a […]

Holley Hills subdivision gets county go-ahead

Holley Hills subdivision gets county go-ahead

Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners gave final approval Thursday, Aug. 25, for the final platting of Holley Hills subdivision, and construction of homes could be underway as early as September. The triangular plat was separated into 55 lots located off Highway 87. The entrance will connect from Randal Drive, less than a mile […]

County sees strong housing market gains for 2015

County sees strong housing market gains for 2015

The data for last year’s real estate sales and transactions have been released for 2015, and the news looks good for Santa Rosa County. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.