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Realty Masters is happy to present the following Pensacola area community and Pensacola real estate information!
Our broker and fellow real estate investor recently appeared on The Rental Income Podcast! Listen to her 20 minute episode "The Formula for Buying the Perfect Rental with Pam Brantley" as she discusses real estate investments.
Pam discusses her preferences for real estate investments in Northwest Florida, preferably newer, lower maintenance single-family homes.
If you are interested in purchasing a Pensacola area rental property or real estate investment, reach out to Pam and her sales team at (850) 453-9220 or via email. For additional real estate investment information, head on over to our Real Estate Investors page.
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With any measurement based on a future predictions or hypotheticals, we know that many parameters, and events can change the results,but that shouldn't stop us from doing our due diligence on the front end of investment properties.
Let's take a look at the kinds of properties I focus on, which are single family homes that are easy to finance with 20% down for investors.
Below is an example of a home purchased for $100,000 with a $20,000 down payment and an $80,000 mortgage at 5% interest. I used a 2% property appreciation rate and 2% annual increase for rents and expenses, and a 10 year holding period.
Annual Rental Income: $1000 per month rents less 2% vacancy = $980 * 12 = $11,760 per year.
Basic view: Invested $20,000 (down payment) for 10 years and then cashed out.
See the chart that shows the growth. (Chart is courtesy of Chris Bird with CRS and came from his investment analysis course which I attended).
Feel free to utilize this formula and information when analyzing your own real estate investments. Reach out if you have any questions about analyzing real estate investments in the Pensacola area.
The Pensacola Real Estate Market is strong!
We are taking a look back at 2016 Real Estate Statistics. The Florida Real Estate market, which was known to be hard hit by the recession, is showing continual signs of improvement. This is great news for homeowners and landlords but not necessarily great news for tenants.
Let David Keen, Realtor, give you a rundown of some of the highlights of the 2016 Pensacola Real Estate Market.
Here's a summary of what David Keen, Realtor, has to say.
Pensacola Real Estate Market
- Home Sale Prices in the Pensacola Area were up about 5% over 2015 Home Sale Prices
- Inventory is down and supply is limited
- New Construction makes up a large percentage of inventory
- Foreclosures and Short Sales are now only about 3% of active sales inventory
- Average time on the market for properties for sale in Pensacola is sitting at approximately 90 days
With days on the market down along with inventory and supply, sales prices are likely to continue to increase in the Pensacola area. As David mentioned, the distressed inventory made up nearly 29% of our active inventory just two January's ago and now the distressed inventory is down to about 3% of active inventory. Because so many of the sales comparables were distressed properties, it kept the market and appraisal values down. In comparison, today in 2017, nearly 1/3 of the active inventory are new construction, or brand new, homes.
As we are expecting an increase in interest rates in the coming months, many buyers are using this opportunity to purchase a larger home and sell their old home or deciding to make the leap from renter to homeowner.
Pensacola Rental Market
- Rental Rates have increased about 3% over 2015 rental rates. While this is not as strong as the improvement for the sales market, we expect tighter inventory to continue to drive rental rates up!
- The average rental rate in Pensacola is up to approximately $1,100
- Rental Supply is limited with nearly 1,000 fewer units on the single-family rental market than five years ago.
What do these statistics mean? The shrinking inventory of Pensacola area rental properties comes from forced landlords who previously could not sell their homes. These hesitant landlords leased their homes, condos, and townhomes out of necessity, not out of desire. Because of the improving real estate sales market, hestitant landlords are choosing to sell their properties rather then releasing when their tenants vacate. This trend began in 2013 but ramped up in 2016.
The increase in rental supply in 2014 comes from a huge increase in investor purchases as prices were down and distressed inventory was high. Now that it's harder to find affordable investments in the Pensacola area, the investor sales have finally leveled off although demand has not. We expect even more landlords to sell their rental properties this year further tightening the rental inventory. Because of these factors, rental prices will continue to increase over the coming years. This lack of inventory and increase in prices is forcing some renters to make the leap to homeownership earlier than they had desired!
Are you interested in building a rental portfolio? We have owners ready to sell their rental properties and know where you can find the best deals on auction sites, with tax deed sales, and with existing foreclosure inventory.
Do you have questions about the Pensacola rental market or the sales market? Reach out to our team for answers!
David Keen, Realtor
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originally posted 03-02-2017
originally posted 07-02-2016
We are offering this gorgeous waterfront estate for sale! This property features over 3,000 square feet of living area plus 1,000 square feet of deck overlooking Pensacola's Escambia Bay. Take a quick tour of this waterfront property for sale
Address: 106 Cypress Point East, Pensacola, Florida 32514
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 3,118 Garage: 3 Car
Located in Northeast Pensacola off Scenic Hwy near Olive Rd., this home is convenient to I-10,hospitals, employment, schools and more. A lot of Scenic Hwy is plagued by railroad tracks, higher elevation and loud noise. Not this area of Scenic! Enjoy tranquility from your backyard with one-of-a-kind sunrises and sunsets daily. No mowing, your backyard is sand and a beach! The small community association upkeeps a dock for the neighborhood so you can fish or build a boat slip.
The home was built in 1987 and has been extensively remodeled inside and updated with a new flooring, new kitchen cabinets, counters, and appliances, and new bathrooms! Call or email us if you are interested in a personal viewing.
Pam Brantley, Broker, CRS, Retired Navy Captain (850) 473-3983 office
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