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July 19, 2018

Tourism is Good For Escambia County

I just received this information below and couldn't help but share it with the world!

I love the idea that tourism works to keep out county running. The idea that vacationers bring money to spend here in our local economy and that this reduces what local residents are burdened with paying is absolutely fantastic. The folks running the show over at VisitPensacola are doing a great job touting our area as one of the premier vacation destinations in the county! I often hear that we're ranked #1 in various polls and it's clear why; we live in paradise.

Come to vacation and leave wondering why you don't live here!

 

Why is tourism important to me as a resident?

Once visitors arrive, their spending has widespread positive effects for our community.

 

Visit Pensacola’s marketing efforts give visibility to prospective residents and business owners that might consider relocating to the area. Our marketing is the front door for Escambia County’s economic development.

Tourism Works for Pensacola is a public service campaign designed to educate citizens about the economic impact and overall value of tourism to the local economy. Click here for more information.

 

 

Our piece of paradise is not only great for the vacationer, but its appeal is great for our county as these vacationers bring their hard-earned money and spend it here in our area. It's money well-spent because our community is able to provide adventure tourism opportunities around Big Lagoon and Perdido Key areas, cultural tourism appeal throughout the county and especially around our historic downtown, sports tourism since we events all throughout the year, and everyone knows that the beaches are amazing. There's truly something for everyone here.

Come to vacation and leave wondering why you don't live here!

 

JD Hallam
JD Hallam

Broker/Owner Perdido Key Resort Realty

GM Perdido Key Resort Management

 

 

JD is the Broker/Owner of Perdido Key Resort Realty which proudly serves all property owners in and around the Greater Perdido Key and SW Pensacola areas. If you have questions about buying, selling or general questions about the market then you should speak with JD at your soonest convenience.
 
If that isn't enough... JD Hallam also currently is a Board Member as the Perdido Key Lodging Representative for the Escambia County Tourism and Destination Marketing Organization, VisitPensacola, and is the organization's FY18 Marketing Chairman after having been the Treasurer for FY17.
Posted in News
July 17, 2018

Owning A Condo at Purple Parrot Resort

I often get calls from people interested in learning specifically about owning a condo at the Purple Parrot Resort. I also get calls from local real estate agents who are unfamiliar with the complex yet have prospective clients asking them questions about the resort. 

This post will help you understand the approximate costs of ownership at the Purple Parrot Resort as of July 2018

If you've read my How Does Condo Ownership Work blog series, you're familiar with the basics of condo ownership and the information provided here will all make sense. If you are new to condo ownership or are toying with the idea of purchasing a condo as a vacation home and rental property, I suggest you grab a Dr. Pepper and some peanuts (or a glass of wine and some fancy crackers) then read the easy-to-understand blog series I put together regarding the in's and out's of condo ownership. It will help the information below to be easily understood. If you're looking for rental information or general information about the amenities, this won't be addressed in the post, however, I've included a link at the bottom which will help!

I get the call about condo ownership at the Purple Parrot Resort so often, that I made a trifold brochure to address most of the frequently asked questions. Feel free to stop by and pick one up when you're in Perdido Key or email me at jd@perdidokeyflorida.com and I'll send you one in the mail. I've included images of the brochure below and it hits all of the most often asked questions by first-time callers.

If you've read my previous posts, you'll know that I value the numbers. If the numbers don't make sense, the purchase doesn't. So, we'll start with the money coming out of your pocket(ownership expenses) then we'll talk about money coming into your pocket(rental income). The difference is what you pocket each year if the condo is paid off OR what goes towards your mortgage principal and interest if you're carrying a note on the property. I won't talk on appreciation in this post, but when you're ready to discuss values be sure to give me a call and we'll set up a time to chat.

The Expenses

When you buy the condo you'll have five ongoing expenses for the time that you own the property; HOA dues, electric, property taxes, insurance and phone. You have these whether it's a rental or not. These are broken down based on the condo sizes on the left-hand side in the image below.

purple parrot resort ownership faq 2

When we sum this up, every year you'll likely spend:

Approximately $8k owning a one-bedroom

Approximately $13k owning a two-bedroom

Approximately $15k owning a three-bedroom

Many owners are able to achieve lesser annual expenses by shopping insurance providers, installing newer more efficient air conditioning systems or tackling other energy-saving measures. I'm trying here to give you a starting point and you can work to achieve savings when you find the right property. A word of advice, you should also budget for maintenance issues which arise however this will vary from condo to condo and owner to owner based upon the age of the equipment along with whether it's a rental or not.

The Income

Assuming you plan to allow the resort's rental program to manage the vacation rentals for you, the rental income ranges on the right-hand side of the image below(same image as above) are a good place to start. While every year there are condos which gross more than these ranges, it would be unwise to assume your condo will be the best performer in year-1. Those are gross rents and it's important to know that the rental office works hard to achieve those revenues for you. They handle every piece of the marketing, check-in, check-out, housekeeping, coordinating maintenance issues, coordinating improvements to the condo for you, taking after-hours calls, collecting taxes on the rentals, reporting and remitting the taxes on the rentals, generating monthly and annual statements, sending 1099's, etc. It's a program set up with an absentee owner(think vacation home) in mind, so they do absolutely everything you could need and for that, they keep 25% of the net rents. The condensed version of the paragraph above is: If the condo's gross rents are $20k, then you get $15k over the course of the year. Not bad.

purple parrot resort ownership faq 2

The other part people ask about is where the condo they're calling about is located in the complex. The back of my trifold has a property map on it so we can easily point out the building.

There are three sections of the resort; the "a" section, the "b" section and the "c" section. These indicate which cluster of buildings in the resort the condo is located. The "a' section are those surrounding the outdoor pool. The "b" section are those on either side of the indoor pool. The "c" section, which has the most number of condos, are those around the perimeter of the complex.

Condos with 1 letter are either a two-bedroom condo or three-bedroom condo and they have the whole building to themselves. example: 2a, 2b, 3c, 15a, 14b, 36c, etc. Condos with 2 letters are either a one-bedroom condo or a one-bedroom with a loft condo. example: 13au, 10au, 4bd, 18cu, etc. The "d" indicates that it's a downstairs condo and a "u" indicates that it's an upstairs condo. 

purple parrot resort ownership faq 1

A lot of information, I know. Now, however, if you've read through my Condo 101 posts and then this post then you can begin to understand how owning a condo at the Purple Parrot Resort works. If you're wanting to vacation at the complex before taking the next steps towards condo ownership, visit this link: Purple Parrot Perdido Key.

If you're ready to get serious, this link remains current in showing all of the Purple Parrot Condos For Sale In Perdido Key.

 

See someting you like? Give me a call or email me! We can talk about buying at the Purple Parrot Resort in Perdido Key. I'm always glad to help.

 

JD Hallam
JD Hallam

Broker/Owner Perdido Key Resort Realty

GM Perdido Key Resort Management

 

 

JD is the Broker/Owner of Perdido Key Resort Realty which proudly serves all property owners in and around the Greater Perdido Key and SW Pensacola areas. If you have questions about buying, selling or general questions about the market then you should speak with JD at your soonest convenience.
 
If that isn't enough... JD Hallam also currently is a Board Member as the Perdido Key Lodging Representative for the Escambia County Tourism and Destination Marketing Organization, VisitPensacola, and is the organization's FY18 Marketing Chairman after having been the Treasurer for FY17.
Posted in Condominiums
July 5, 2018

How Does Condo Ownership Work Post 5

This is the fifth post in a 6 part series to help those that have ever wanted to own a condo but haven't yet jumped in with both feet.

This post will help you break down a vacation rental management agreement and choose a property manager.

You know just about everything about owning a condo, but now you need to know how to evaluate a rental management agreement to ensure that you feel good about selecting a Perdido Key Property Management Company.

Before I break this down, know that I once was in your chair. As a family we had purchased our first condos in Perdido Key and, because we knew now better, we simply used the property management company which our neighbors had been using. Years later I realize how much revenue we had left on the table in the first years we owned condos and how that revenue would have gone in up our bottom line when we sold the condos.

I initially went with a rental company solely upon the referral from my fellow condo owners. They knew no better than I, but we had a good rapport so I based my faith on their due diligence rather than my own. 

I'm here to tell you that we all have different objectives with regards to generating rental income. It is for that reason that you personally should consider your rental revenue objective, along with the expectations you have of your property manager so that you too are content with your choice. We left a lot of money on the table in the first years of condo ownership. As the adage goes... it was a learning experience and tuition isn't cheap.

You may luck out and decide that the first one you speak with is a good fit. You may not feel that way initially and then speak with three more only to circle back around to the first property manager; that's an OK route too in selecting the right team for you.

Personally, I like the boutique feel of personalized service coupled with the knowledge of someone on top of their profession. I don't like big-box companies which cover large regions thereby watering-down their knowledge of the hyper-local area. Also, once I've made my choice I don't really need much attention. My mentality is that I made a decision I was comfortable with to use a professional and now I'm not going to tell them how to do their job. I'm going to let them do it and then compare the results to the objective in which I provided them with initially.

If the pictures online of my condo aren't perfect, but the property is renting well then there's no reason for me to call or email inquiring about the photographs. If I don't have an ad on a large marketplace website, but the property is renting well then there's no reason for me to call or email asking why my property isn't represented on that site. If the condo was rented for a month when I thought I may have been able to hold out and get 3 week-long rentals (which would've made more rental income), but I'm on track to meet my revenue objective then I'm not going to question the decision to put that month-long stay in my condo. You get the point. If my goal is being met and my property manager is otherwise doing a good job, then I'm going to focus my efforts elsewhere and let the pro do what he/she does. That's why I hired them to begin with, right?

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney, but I am a vacation rental property manager and real estate broker. I'm not giving you legal advice. Just know that I have to say that :) Read on...

 

When looking at rental management agreements, what you need to ask yourself two questions;

1. Do I like this person? This is paramount, because even if they're making you money hand-over-fist if you dislike the person/people then you'll never be happy. Find another property manager who can meet your revenue objective.

2. What will this cost me? This is important, because there may be many ways in which you could incur an expense in your management agreement. You need to identify those expenses and tally them up in order to compare apples-to-apples.

 

In management agreements money moves through the following labels and phrases; rent, net rent, commission, agent fees/commissions, lodging tax, credit card fee, management fee, housekeeping fee, maintenance fee, blank program, marketing fee, escrow(not a fee), trip insurance, package(s), add-on's, additional rent, the difference in rental rate, out of pocket expense incurred, for promotional use, minimum liability coverage, required notice, and Purchaser will assume this agreement.

 

Rent is part of what the vacationer pays. In most cases, you are paid a percentage of this within 3 weeks following the end of the month in which the rental departs.

Net rent means the rent amount after a travel agent has kept their fee. In most cases, this amount, which may be less than the actual rent, is what the property manager and you split based on the commission amount.

Commission is the percentage in which the property management company keeps for generating the rental.

Agent fees/commissions are typically fees paid from the owner's net proceeds to travel agents.

Lodging Tax is the tax paid to the county, state and sometimes city wherever applicable. Who is responsible for paying this is important - it's usually the renter that pays it to the manager and they pay it to the taxing authority. This it not part of the rent or net rent.

Credit Card fee is a fee charged by some property managers to the property owner and is simply withheld from the owner's net proceeds to cover or help cover, the cost of processing credit cards.

Management fee is usually a fee, not commission, charged to manage the property. This has nothing to do with rent or rental income.

Housekeeping fee is what the owner will pay each time they depart from the condo. The renter typically pays their own cleaning fee which is kept by the property manager to then pay the housekeepers and cover cleaning supplies.

Linen fee is a charge to borrow the property manager's linens. In most cases, this is cheaper than buying your own and the property manager is able to provide faster housekeeping services by not having to wash linens in your condo. They instead have them cleaned in a commercial facility.

Maintenance fee can be a monthly or annual fee to cover predefined maintenance items. These often include batteries, shower liners, light bulbs and other smalls. This fee can often be more expensive than paying for these, along with a labor charge to have someone swap them out, as they are needed.

"_____ program" is something to pay close attention to when you see it as this may obligate you to some varying charge to cover a service/program provided to renters by the management company. Ask questions if you see something about a program.

Marketing fee is a way for a property management company to recoup some of the marketing expenses. This is common with lower-commission models. It's not something I like, because I expect the marketing to be handled entirely by the management company.

Escrow(not a fee) is a sum of your money held in an account to cover repairs which come up through the year. You'll pay this one and later get this back when you roll off the rental program.

Trip insurance is usually paid for by the renter so just be sure you're not being charged to insure their vacation.

Package(s) are extra charges for a program, so ask questions about be sure you're OK with the expense.

Add-on's are also like programs.

The difference in rental rate - If you see this it's likely that the property management company is saying that you will be responsible for any difference in rental rate for a rental that has to be moved for some reason you caused.

Out of pocket expense incurred - Again, if you see this it's likely that the property management company is saying that you will be responsible for any out of pocket expense they incur (higher cleaning fee, resort fees, etc) for a rental that has to be moved for some reason you caused.

For promotional use is a tricky one. This likely means that the property management company can rent out the condo and not pay you for the time used. If they do this is peak season, that's a lot of money you didn't get to earn. Be careful and ask questions when you see this one.

Minimum liability coverage is usually pertaining to the amount of insurance you're required to carry.

Required notice is usually about the minimum notice you must give to terminate the management agreement which is especially important when considering selling. What is the buyer didn't want to rent out the condo? Read on...

Purchaser will assume this agreement - this means that you can ONLY sell the condo to someone who will assume this agreement. It typically only for the duration of the required notice, but what if they have to move future rentals and they incur out of pocket expenses in moving the rentals? This could be expensive.

 

So, how do we come up with an apple-to-apple comparison? Add up the likely expenses and factor in the impact pertaining to each of these terms you see in the rental management agreement! Remember, a 20% commission on $20k worth of rental income is $4000 and an 18% commission on $20k worth of rental income is $3600. If the fees or restrictions between these are more than $400 annually OR the 20% commission company will likely gross you MORE rental income, then you may be better off going with the 20% commission agreement. A common example would be the "credit card fee" charged to you with the 18% agreement. If that credit card fee is 2%, then that means the rental company will charge you 2% of the $20k throughout the year as this fee($400 total) which makes these two contracts equal in terms of net-to-owner revenue.

 

If you have questions, I can help. Email or call me. I'm always willing to help!

 

JD Hallam
JD Hallam

Broker/Owner Perdido Key Resort Realty

GM Perdido Key Resort Management

 

 

JD is the Broker/Owner of Perdido Key Resort Realty which proudly serves all property owners in and around the Greater Perdido Key and SW Pensacola areas. If you have questions about buying, selling or general questions about the market then you should speak with JD at your soonest convenience.
 
If that isn't enough... JD Hallam also currently is a Board Member as the Perdido Key Lodging Representative for the Escambia County Tourism and Destination Marketing Organization, VisitPensacola, and is the organization's FY18 Marketing Chairman after having been the Treasurer for FY17.
July 4, 2018

How Does Condo Ownership Work Post 4

This is the fourth post in a 6 part series to help those that have ever wanted to own a condo but didn't know where to begin, understand what it means to own a condo.

This post will address the questions about how to cover your holding costs while you own your condo.

At this point in my condo ownership blog series you understand; what you own, all the things your HOA dues include and what your holding costs are while you own your condo. Now we get to the fun part, how to cover these holding costs during the time you own the condo so that you can work to maximize your profit when the time comes to sell.

This is simple; rent the condo when you're not using it. This is really the only way to cover your holding costs. The trouble is that renting the condo is cumbersome, so for purposes of practicality, we'll only look at the scenario where a vacation rental property manager is used to keep the condo rented. 

What is all required in order to rent out the condo while you're not using it? Marketing the property online in major rental marketplaces, responding to inquiries from prospective vacationers, knowledge of the local area to answer frequently asked questions, knowledge of market rates to maximize rental revenues, knowledge of the seasonality for the area in which your condo is located to maximize occupancy, the ability to coordinate check-in's, the ability to coordinate post-departure housekeeping services, the ability to coordinate check-out inspections, processing credit card payments, working as a concierge for vacationers to the property, locating and vetting local maintenance service personnel for periodic repairs which may include after-hours service calls, handling keys, understanding association rules and restrictions imposed upon vacationers i.e. parking pass rules, pool passes, quiet-hours for the complex, minimum night stay requirements, etc. While this list is extensive, it is incomplete. For this reason, finding a Perdido Key Property Manager which you trust to handle these services on your behalf is paramount to the success of your goal to offset holding costs.

In order to choose the right vacation rental management company, you need to come up with a clear objective in which to convey during the interviewing process. "Making a lot of money" is not a clear objective whereas "covering holding cost" is as it can be quantified.

Increases in market value, not seasonal rental income, are what make your investment profitable when owning a condo. This is notedly different than owning a duplex, triplex or other property which is leased out for long periods of time. A clear, concise and succinct objective such as "meeting the goal of covering holding costs" will allow you to gauge the success of your vacation rental manager and, if met, allow you to spend any remaining time on the calendar in the condo for your personal enjoyment. Exceeding that goal will provide you more revenue, but at the cost of disallowing you the ability to spend time in your condo. Thus, your rental revenue objective may change over time.

How vacation rental management agreements work and what you'll need to understand from each agreement you consider in order to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison. This will be discussed in the next post. 

 

JD Hallam
JD Hallam

Broker/Owner Perdido Key Resort Realty

GM Perdido Key Resort Management

 

 

JD is the Broker/Owner of Perdido Key Resort Realty which proudly serves all property owners in and around the Greater Perdido Key and SW Pensacola areas. If you have questions about buying, selling or general questions about the market then you should speak with JD at your soonest convenience.
 
If that isn't enough... JD Hallam also currently is a Board Member as the Perdido Key Lodging Representative for the Escambia County Tourism and Destination Marketing Organization, VisitPensacola, and is the organization's FY18 Marketing Chairman after having been the Treasurer for FY17.
July 3, 2018

How Does Condo Ownership Work Post 3

This is the third post in a 6 part series to help those that have ever wanted to own a condo but didn't know where to begin, understand what it means to own a condo.

This post will address the questions about what are the ongoing cost of ownership expenses.

If you have been following along in this series of “How does Condo Ownership Work” you know what you own and what the association dues cover. Now, we need to know what are the holding costs or, in other words, the ongoing costs of ownership. These are the expenses that, even if you bought the property with all cash or have it paid-off, you will continue to incur annually.

This is very easy, to sum up, the holding costs include; HOA dues, property taxes, insurance, electric and phone. These 5 expenses are ones that you will incur every year you own the condo. In order to estimate these, you’ll need a good Perdido Key real estate agent to help you. Looking up past property taxes, current HOA dues and having contacts at local insurance brokerages are a must when working with prospective condo buyers. You’ll also need to know how you intend to use the property. For instance, if it’s a rental, you’re electric costs will likely be higher than if it’s just a vacation home. Knowing how technology can help you be energy efficient is a must. One example of this is having a smart thermostat(think Nest or Ecobee) installed which will turn off your AC system when no one is in the condo. This is a sure way to save on your utility costs.

So, how do you cover these holding costs? This will be discussed in the next post.

 

JD Hallam
JD Hallam

Broker/Owner Perdido Key Resort Realty

GM Perdido Key Resort Management

 

 

JD is the Broker/Owner of Perdido Key Resort Realty which proudly serves all property owners in and around the Greater Perdido Key and SW Pensacola areas. If you have questions about buying, selling or general questions about the market then you should speak with JD at your soonest convenience.
 
If that isn't enough... JD Hallam also currently is a Board Member as the Perdido Key Lodging Representative for the Escambia County Tourism and Destination Marketing Organization, VisitPensacola, and is the organization's FY18 Marketing Chairman after having been the Treasurer for FY17.
July 2, 2018

How Does Condo Ownership Work Post 2

This is the second post in a 6 part series to help those that have ever wanted to own a condo but didn't know where to begin, understand what it means to own a condo.

This post will address the questions about association dues and what all they include.

Now that we know what you own, you know what you would be purchasing when considering condo ownership. This lays the foundation for understanding that not owning the building or the land means that condo ownership comes with the responsibility of paying monthly association dues. These monthly dues go to cover the cost of owning, insuring and maintaining all of the common elements. The common elements like the building(s), may the land and any amenities that the development has for the owners and their guests to use; think a pool or a hot tub. The association dues also typically include many of the utilities. It is not uncommon for the dues to cover water, sewer, trash pick-up service, cable television, and high-speed cable internet as well for each condo owner in addition to everything required to manage, maintain and insure the common elements.

Another good question to ask here is; are the association dues going up, going down or remaining the same throughout the years?

In order to understand and be willing to accept the answer to this questions as OK you'll need to think about your own home... when is the last time that the water company told you that they were going to charge less per gallon you consume? Or, when was the last time that the gas company said that they would charge less? The electric company charging less per KWH? And better yet, when was the last time that your home insurance company said that your annual insurance premiums over the last 5 years have overall decreased? The answer to any of these is likely that your costs don't typically go down and instead, there is a nominal increase annually. It's the same when you own a condo. The dues include each of these types of expenses and typically they don't go down unless there is some major change to the common elements such as changes pool or hot tub heaters from electric to gas, the sale of some unused land the association owns, find a major leak and having it repaired, etc. So, while the association dues do not typically decrease, it's easy to understand why. 

There are ways to cover the cost of association dues and this will be discussed in post 4.

 

JD Hallam
JD Hallam

Broker/Owner Perdido Key Resort Realty

GM Perdido Key Resort Management

 

 

JD is the Broker/Owner of Perdido Key Resort Realty which proudly serves all property owners in and around the Greater Perdido Key and SW Pensacola areas. If you have questions about buying, selling or general questions about the market then you should speak with JD at your soonest convenience.
 
If that isn't enough... JD Hallam also currently is a Board Member as the Perdido Key Lodging Representative for the Escambia County Tourism and Destination Marketing Organization, VisitPensacola, and is the organization's FY18 Marketing Chairman after having been the Treasurer for FY17.
July 1, 2018

How Does Condo Ownership Work Post 1

This is the first post in a 6 part series to help those that have ever wanted to own a condo but didn't know where to begin, understand what it means to own a condo.

This post will answer the most basic question of what is "the" condo. What do I own when I buy one?

Have you ever been wanted to own a vacation home in Florida? Live by the beach? Be able to have your friends and family together at your Beachhouse or simply enjoy your holidays at your own condo during your vacation times?

You can do this but first, you have to know how condo ownership works so that way you can plan accordingly.

Condo ownership is different and owning other types of real estate. For instance, if you own a house you own the building and the land that it sits on. If you own a townhome then you own the building, but likely not the land that it sits on. When you own a condo you don't own the building or the land that it sits on, instead you on the interior of the building. A good rule of thumb when it comes to condo ownership is that when you're inside whatever you can see and touch belongs to you. For instance, you can see and touch the paint and the texture on the walls, the tile floor, the cabinets, countertops, the light fixtures, all your furniture... All of this belongs to you. What you cannot see in touch is the sheetrock, the studs, the exterior, the subfloor, the plumbing in the walls or the roof; those things do not belong to you. There are the grey areas and an exception to the rule of thumb. The grey area is that in some condo complexes you on the doors and the windows too. The exception to the rule of thumb is that you own all the electrical up to the meter and all the HVAC both inside and out. Collectively all of these things make up the "condo" and define what you own. 

 

JD Hallam
JD Hallam

Broker/Owner Perdido Key Resort Realty

GM Perdido Key Resort Management

 

 

JD is the Broker/Owner of Perdido Key Resort Realty which proudly serves all property owners in and around the Greater Perdido Key and SW Pensacola areas. If you have questions about buying, selling or general questions about the market then you should speak with JD at your soonest convenience.
 
If that isn't enough... JD Hallam also currently is a Board Member as the Perdido Key Lodging Representative for the Escambia County Tourism and Destination Marketing Organization, VisitPensacola, and is the organization's FY18 Marketing Chairman after having been the Treasurer for FY17.
March 15, 2018

Explore the World of Flight By Perdido Key Property

The sky's the limit near Perdido Key property at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The largest museum of its kind in the state and beyond, this facility showcases the history and appeal of naval flight travel. Dedicated to “Preserving the history and heritage of naval aviation” key exhibits intermix with special events highlighting the United States Navy, Marines and Coast Guard as well as other pertinent contributors to the world of flight.

Known as the Quarterdeck, the reception area greets guests. The visuals in this opening to the museum are stunning. Various aircraft suspend down from the ceiling and represent American forces in World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Walk through the halls and get up close and personal to inspect other classic aircraft. Browse a variety of onsite aircraft here. In Hangar Bay One tribute is paid to brave men trapped behind enemy lines. The Prisoners of War Exhibit recreates a squalid scene of Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison. Around the way a bit in the South Wing patrons view Patches and Flight Gear as well as  NC-4 Memorabilia.

See the Blue Angels Soar Over Perdido Key Homes

Simulators put visitors from Perdido Key homes right into the action. Get the feel of piloting high speed aircraft as you maneuver in air to air combat scenarios. Motion based simulators provide stunning visual experiences as folks take the passenger seat and fly with the Blue Angels during this high definition theatrical adventure.

Watch the Blue Angels soar through the skies above Perdido Key property in reality as they get their air time in. View their practice schedule online and don’t miss an opportunity to see these amazing pilots strut their stuff. Practices last about an hour are open to the public free of charge. The doors to the National Naval Aviation Museum are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. making virtually anytime a great time to visit. Explore the world of flight today.

 

Posted in News
March 14, 2018

Step Onto the Sand and into the Fun on By Perdido Key Homes

Step onto the sand and experience the legendary Flora Bama Lounge. Since opening in 1964 this iconic bar by Perdido Key homes has earned the title of both the “last great roadhouse” and the “best bar in the country”. With live music setting the scene every single night a lively vibe greets newcomers to the Perdido Key real estate area and longtimers alike. Another claim to fame owned by the Flora Bama Lounge is “home of the Bushwacker.” This devilish drink is a regional staple and a beverage that goes down smooth and steady.

Reputations are Lived Up to on Perdido Key Real Estate

A waterfront joint, folks frequenting here are flip flop and bathing suit people. A laid back and friendly camaraderie fills the venue allowing for new friendships to form and established relationships to flourish. Sidle on up to the Oyster Bar and taste the freshness of the sea. Cravings are cured by Cajun Oysters, Oysters McClellan, fresh grouper or firecracker shrimp tacos and jumbo pieces of Royal Reds. Burgers, wraps, salads, and more cater to all appetites. Even the little ones from Perdido Key homes enjoy their very own kids menu. Fancier folk don’t have to go far for a more sophisticated or romantic dining experience with the Flora Bama Yacht Club right across the street. Brilliant views of the water’s edge prove for inspiring moments and delicious dining.

The reputation of the Flora Bama stretches far and wide. And as would be expected by such a well known establishment, there’s always some type of entertainment in the works. In addition to live music always on scene special events frequently mark the calendar. Fun is the name of the game and the games played here are kicked up a notch or two! World Famous Events include the infamous Mullet Toss, Bulls on the Beach, and the Polar Bear Swim. For more information on what’s going down call 850.492.0611 before heading on down.

 

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March 13, 2018

Good Times Are Reeled In on Perdido Key Property

There’s plenty of fish in the sea and especially under the waves off of Perdido Key property. Captain James knows where to find them, and the fish can’t hide from determined anglers on a Can’t Quit Fishin charter service trip. From the right location to the right bait and equipment, when lines hit the water good times are bound to happen.

Captain James has been passionate about fishing for over three decades. A long time resident of the Perdido Key real estate region he has obtained a vast knowledge of the Pensacola landscape and its vast history. A witty guide, both locals and visitors alike will come away with added insight into the sport of fishing and Florida’s story. All levels of outdoor enthusiasts are welcome aboard from folks just learning to get their lines wet to anglers ready to share their own insight about catching that elusive "big one". Great for groups of friends or families, trips make for life lasting, precious memories. Safety is top priority with high Coast Guard safety standards all in order with the boat maintained in tip top shape. Just bring yourselves as all tours include license, bait, tackle and fish cleaning services. Perdido Key property owners need only to cast out and reel on in. Get a glimpse of the gallery here, and see what thrills await!

Fish Are Always Biting Near Perdido Key Real Estate

Comfort goes hand in hand with seaside fun. There’s plenty of shade to keep cool on the 24 foot Blazerbay vessel and those seeking the heat can bask in the sun to their heart’s content. Both inshore and offshore trips are available. Charters are private providing for more close knit moments between group members.

When the lure of the ocean and the bounty within the water calls out book a fishing venture with Can’t Quit Fishin. Secure a date online or call 850.380.9600 to find out more information.

 

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