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Springtime Real Estate in Gulf Breeze

Hello Everyone,
Lucky for us, Old Man Winter has never commanded much attention in our area. Spring has come early the past couple years to residents of Gulf Breeze and continues to smile down on us in 2017.

Gulf Breeze enjoys 18 miles of waterfront, 3 protected bays, traditional southern living as well as the luxurious homes on the water and if you prefer, there are gated communities and family neighborhoods, townhomes, and apartment living. This creates an exclusive and geographically rich area for smart individuals interested in Real Estate. It’s fun in the sun here and our area represents Gulf Coast living at its best.

Local real estate markets have rebounded nicely. Sales prices, equity and volume are all on the rise. Foreclosures are still a concern, but that seems to have stabilized, and is now headed in the right direction. With a healthy economy, reduced unemployment and sustained job growth, Gulf Breeze and the surrounding areas, including Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Navarre and the beach, I believe real estate is healthy once again and already is blooming with and abundance of Buyers, Sellers, and Investors old and new!

Conna O’Donovan Real Estate is here to help you navigate the ins and outs of Real Estate on the Gulf Coast. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable Realtors will help and guide you each step of the way. We have many repeat clients and enjoy working with the many referrals that come our way.

Daylight Savings happens March 20th (set your clocks AHEAD 1 hour March 12th), and when you think Real Estate, think Conna O’Donovan Real Estate, located right in downtown Gulf Breeze. I’d say our Spring forecast includes a healthy real estate market.

We looking forward to meeting with you soon! 


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Gardening in Santa Rosa County – MARCH
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  • Annual flowers that can be planted in March include:  ageratum, alyssum, amaranthus, asters, baby’s breath, begonia, calendula, celosia, cosmos, dahlia, dusty miller, gaillardia, geranium, hollyhock, impatiens, marigold, nicotiana, ornamental pepper, pentas, phlox, rudbeckia, salvia, sweet Williams, torenia, verbena, vinca and zinnia.
  • Caladium bulbs are extremely sensitive to cold soil.  There is no advantage to planting early.  Purchase caladiums while there is a good selection, but wait until late March or April before planting them in shady beds.

Trees and Shrubs

  • Finish pruning summer flowering shrubs such as althea, hibiscus, abelia, oakleaf hydrangea and oleander.
  • Delay the pruning of azaleas, camellias, spiraeas, gardenias and other spring flowering shrubs until after flowering is complete.Prune any cold weather-damaged plants after new growth appears.If needed, fertilize shrubs and small trees  with a slow release fertilizer.  A good general-purpose landscape fertilizer is a 15-0-15.
  • Mature palms should receive an application of granular fertilizer. Use a special palm fertilizer that has an 8-2-12 +4Mg (magnesium) with micronutrients formulation.  Apply one pound of fertilizer per 100 sqft of canopy area or landscape area.
  • Last opportunity to spray shrubs with dormant horticultural oil.  
  • Pick up all fallen camellia blossoms and remove them from your property.  This practice helps to prevent petal blight next season.
  • Prune ornamental grasses.
  • If you are in the market for specific colors of azaleas, visit the local nurseries and garden centers this month.  Though this is not the most ideal planting time you are assured of the right flower color without having to wait until next blooming season.

 3228 Quiet Water Lane
– Saturday March 11th, 12-2 PM. Directions: East on Hwy 98,
 Left on College Parkway, turns into Quiet Water Lane. Property will be on the Right.
 (See in OUR LISTINGS below.)

Upcoming Events this Month

Tuesdays – Market in the Breeze @ Gulf Breeze Community Center
Thursdays – Pensacola Beach Farmer's Market @ Casino Beach
Saturdays – Palafox Market & Santa Rosa Farmer's Market

Mar 11 – 12  Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts – more info
Mar 11 – McGuire's St. Patrick's Day Prediction 5K Run – more info
Mar 11 – Gulf Breeze Rotary Club Gumbo Cook-off – more info
Mar 17 – Smokin' in the Square BBQ Cookoff – more info
Mar 17 – 2017 Gallery Nights in Downtown Pensacola – more info
Mar 17 – "Go Irish on the Island" St. Paddy's Day Crawl – more info
Mar 30 – Blood Drive, Health Dept. of Florida, Santa Rosa – more info
Mar 31 – Santa Rosa County Fair – more info

Apr 1 – Pensacola Jazz Fest – more info

Click here for a full list of events

Real Estate News…



Why It Takes Years To Save for a Down Payment

Saving for a down payment is often a major hurdle for wanna-be homeowners
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Mortgage Rates Kick Off New Year With a Drop

Here's some good news to start the new year: mortgages are a little cheaper.
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Top Six Tips to Selling a House This Spring

When selling a house in the springtime, you should know how to stand above the rest and increase your odds at success. 
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Staging Tips for Spring

Brighten up your home and bring in buyers with these easy ideas.
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Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home
Five years ago, a home buyer could spot a bank foreclosed home a mile away.
Read More 

New Home vs. Resale: Which is Right For You?
Do you want a home that you’ve helped design and that offers the latest in energy efficiency and design?
Read More 



For additional listings, visit our website!


5 Calle Jeula
Pensacola Beach

Contemporary beach home offers luxury and comfort. 10ft living room ceilings, custom kitchen, multi decks, balconies, 4 car garage.
4Bd/3.5Ba, 3,550 SF, MLS #512894
805 T5 Portofino Drive
Pensacola Beach

Furnished 8th floor unit. Sound and Intracoastal Waterway views. Turn-key vacation home/permanent residence. 1 private car space.
2Bd/2.5Ba, 1,333 SF, MLS #508779
222 Bayou Blvd

East Pensacola heights! 5 bedrooms, entire top floor master and fireplace, balcony with built-ins. Overlooks Bayou Texar with close to 30 ft of deeded waterfront. 
5Bd/3.5Ba, 3,808 SF, MLS #512274
1661 Woodlawn Beach Rd
Gulf  Breeze

Nearly 1 acre lot with flowers, herbs, fruit trees, woods, and stream! Bamboo flooring, solar lit vaulted ceilings and backyard to delight any child. Beach Boat Ramp with courtesy dock nearby.
4Bd/2.5Ba, 2,264 SF, MLS #512148
952 Sound Harbor Circle
Gulf Breeze

Upscale Sound Front 3-level townhome with Elevator, in Sea View Pines. Open floor plan, Gourmet Kitchen, elegant Master Suite. Quality construction-steel & cable stressed concrete. Community Pool & first come first serve boat slips.
3Bd/3.5Ba, 2,366 SF, MLS #507795
1137 Sawgrass Dr
Gulf Breeze

Santa Rosa Soundside LOT on private cul-de-sac in Sawgrass subdivision next to Tiger Point. Gated community, private views, community dock and swimming pool.
MLS #488961
3228 Quiet Water Lane
Gulf Breeze

Townhome with 30+ ft of protected canal. Bring your bot. Amazing Bay views. Granite counters, beadboard cabinets. 3 Levels of living and gorgeous views!
2BD/2BA/2 HalfBA. 2,234 SF, MLS #513064
945 Gondolier Blvd.
Gulf Breeze

Come live the good life!  Deep water canal, saltwater pool, granite countertops, large wood burning fireplace.
4BD/2BA/2.5BA. 2,791 SF, MLS #511816


San DeLuna #1
Pensacola Beach

Fully furnished 2-story end unit in San DeLuna. Panoramic views of Sound and Gulf.
2Bd, 2.5Ba, 1,244 SF, MLS #510245
SOLD for $285,000 on 02/14/2017
304 Norwich Dr
Gulf Breeze

Charming Cottage
3Bd/2Ba, 1,544 SF, MLS #513017
SOLD for $267,500  3/1/17
321 Panferio Drive
Pensacola Beach

Sound front T-shaped LOT with 95ft waterfront, cleared and ready to build.
MLS #507843
SOLD for $452,500 on 1/27/2017
61 & 65 Calle Marbella
Pensacola Beach

2 Sound front LOTS in intimate Santa Rosa Villas Estates. Gated community with pool, pier, underground utilities and access to Gulf and Sound. Lot sizes 59×110 and 59×107.
MLS #5493391, MLS #493392
SOLD for $$728,000 on 2/28/2017
Brought to you by Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze's Premier Real Estate Group…

Conna O'Donovan

Owner / Realtor

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Kathy Chagnard

Realtor / Associate

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Tahnee Judice
Realtor / Associate

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Realtor / Associate

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