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Are You Paying A Fair Rent In Pensacola? – Find Out With Rentometer

Pensacola Real Estate News Update February 2012: The Rentometer site appears to be history. I guess it didn’t generate the interest hoped for, and thus lacked the funds to stay alive. RIP Rentometer. If you click the link and find it is back up, please drop me a comment letting me know.

If you are a renter in the Pensacola real estate market, you may feel your rent is a bit high, or maybe you feel you are getting a great deal. I came across a really cool tool that provides valuable information on how much rent you should be paying.

Check out http://www.rentometer.com

Just put in your address, zip code, and the number of bedrooms in the home  you are renting and the website will let you know if you are paying a fair price for rent in the area. I checked on rentals in the Pensacola MLS in several areas of Pensacola. All of the homes I checked showed that they were rented for a reasonable rent. I tried throwing in some higher rents and the program told me I was paying too much, unless my home was really upgraded.

Check it out for yourself and see how you like it.

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Florida Property Tax Reform – 2 Perspectives For Pensacola Residents

Every real estate owner in Pensacola Florida, whether a home owner, commercial business owner, or real estate investor, should be interested in the current Florida tax reform legislation. A significant amount of money is at stake, both for real estate owners and the state of Florida. This post is provided to give Pensacola real estate owners 2 different perspectives on the Florida tax reform issue.

Jackie Colson-Miller is a Tampa Florida real estate agent whose blog I read regularly. I like Jackie’s writing a lot and value her opinions. Read her take on Florida tax reform at the Tampa Real Estate Sizzle blog

Another opinion is offered by John Sebree, the vice president of public policy for the Florida Association of Realtors. John does a great job of explaining the tax reform bill and provides examples of how it will affect Florida residents in different situations. Watch John’s video at the Florida Association of Realtors web site.

Once you’ve seen these 2 opinions on the Florida tax reform issue, take Jackie’s poll and let other Florida residents know how you are going to vote. When I looked at the poll results, the overwhelming majority of her readers were going to vote “No”.  

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