Jacksonville, FL Real Estate News

By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty)
Selling a house in Jacksonville know this.... Nice houses, conditioned well, priced properly and marketed effectively sell faster and for more money. This house for sale in Johns Creek went under contract in just 3 days. Yours could be next! This gorgeous MOVE IN READY! 3/2 bath home freshly painted inside and out! Newer roof in 2014. p You'll love this 3-Bedroom home with an open floor plan on a very private Cul De Sac. The warm Laminate floors and welcoming open floorplan will invite you to live in comfort. The convenient flow of the corian counter kitchen with all stainless steel appliances, accommodates lavish entertaining and has easy access to your private back patio where you can enjoy the amazing back yard space for cookouts.The master retreat floor plan is very unique that allo...
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By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty)
The sellers told us to "sell my house" in Jacksonville Florida in Ashton Hills. Sold in 28 days $265,000 3/2 Sleek and clean modern style concrete block home with full stucco exterior; Home shows like a model. Totally remodeled home. Newer roof, A/C system. Kitchen is all new, white 42'' cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, light fixtures. Beach Wood like tile throughout home, plantation shutters. Master bathroom is spectacular all newer custom shower and closet. Extended screen lanai with views of community lake. Pavers around home and on lanai with sprinkler system. Garage has been converted to an at home full gym and storage area. Can be converted to garage by new owners. You must see this home to appreciate all the upgrades. Florida Homes RealtyIf you have a h...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
What's the Deal with A Home Warranty? Does it Cover My Whole House? No, no it does not cover your whole house. Blog post done! Ha! Kidding! It really doesn't cover the whole house, but this post is going to touch on some of the things it does cover. Most of these are for all of Florida, but especially my areas in the Northeast Florida area. I love bullet points, they tend to let you get down to business. So, here's the list: There are multiple Home Warranty Companies. I'll provide the ones I've worked with in the past below. There are different plans and upgrades for most companies. Plumbing HVAC Systems-This is the biggie, which can be a very expensive item to repair or replace. Duct work Electrical Hot Water Heater Kitchen Appliances Garage Door Openers Central Vac Systems Attic Fans ...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Tuesday's Tip: Don't Buy Anything On Credit Once You Start The House Hunting Adventure! Over on my Facebook business page, Northeast Florida Life, I do a brief post on Tuesdays called #TuesdaysTips, that talks about a tiny piece of the real estate puzzle. So, I figured I'd go into a little more depth on the same topics here.Today's tip is about not buying anything on credit while you're in the process of buying a house. Some will say, while you're under contract, but you need to refrain, even while you're just starting to look.Here's why: Let's say you get pre-approved and while looking you get another credit card or buy some furniture. That has the potential to lower your score and cause your debt to income ratio to become higher, which can cause the lender to deny or re-package your l...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Jacksonville Fl Real Estate Market Report December 2017 You'll notice the list to sales price dropped in December, which means sellers took about 14% less than what they listed their house for.Oh and speaking of list price to sale price. That figure can be skewed to make an agent look like they sell their listings closer to the listing price, by using the list price the house was when it went under contract, instead of what the list price was when it was first listed. So if you have price drops and the agent isn't using the original list price, it makes them look real good. That's ridiculous and not showing the true picture. I want you to get the most money you can, so there are times I have went a little above what I recommended, because that's what the seller wanted to try, and if it ...
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By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty)
One of the many things I enjoy about working in the real estate business is that it allows me time to take my dog Charley on daily walks. Charley is my, almost 3 year old Yellow Lab. I can find sometime out of everyday to load him into my truck and take him to a nearby park. In Jacksonville ther are many but one of Chalreys favorite parks is Willow Branch Park. This park surrounds the Willow Branch public library in the Riverside area of Jacksonville.Some days and times are busier than others but I like to visit around lunch time during the week. Less people means I can let Charley off his leash and throw his ball for him to fetch.Willow Branch Park in Riverside has a basketball court, a baseball field and a small childrens playground. Charely loves to get in my lap and ride the slide d...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Jacksonville Fl Real Estate Market Report November 2017Median home prices up from last year and about 600 houses less on the market now, than in November 2016. Buyers are feeling that for sure. More homes have sold this November than last year too. I think overall, our market didn't feel the devastation from Irma as we could have seen. Not to discount the many folks who have seen their homes destroyed by flooding from the storm.You might be wondering if these numbers apply to your home, but each neighborhood is different, so if you're thinking of selling and want to know more click: What's my Jacksonville Florida Home Worth?If you're a buyer and want to see what homes are available in Jacksonville, click the following link: Want to Search for Homes in Jacksonville Florida? Median Sales ...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Jacksonville Fl Real Estate Market Report October 2017You saw last month in October, the effects of Hurricane Irma, which we saw less sold homes that month, versus in August. This month we saw the number of homes sold in Jacksonville bump back up again. Woot! Woot! That's a good sign. People are still trying to replace their roofs, and many roofers are backed up for a bit. That could slow the inventory down some, as many are waiting to sell, once their roof is installed.You might be wondering if these numbers apply to your home, but each neighborhood is different, so if you're thinking of selling and want to know more click: What's my Jacksonville Florida Home Worth?If you're a buyer and want to see what homes are available in Jacksonville, click the following link: Want to Search for H...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
                       Christmas Light Displays in Northeast Florida 2017 Jacksonville Christmas DisplaysChristmas Lights at Blackhawk Bluff Off of Girvin Road Jax Illuminations 3800 St Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224 Nov 17, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017 6:00 – 9:30pm Deck The Howls at Zoo Lights-Jacksonville Zoo 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville FL 32218 Dec. 8 -10 & Dec. 15 - Jan. 6 Closed Christmas Day 6:00 pm. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday 6:00 pm. to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday The Zoo closes at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open for ZOOLights at 6:00 p.m. Christmas on Crystal Springs10580 Crystal Springs Rd Jacksonville FL 32221They started building the display back in September. Arbor Glade Christmas Lights Extravaganza Backwind Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32258 Open to the public the Saturday...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
Selling a historical home is not like selling a regular home.  You are dealing with a property that has a unique historical aspect and value. Although any real estate agent can aid the sale of a historic home or a property in a historic district, there are a few that specialize in that market. Jacksonville is considered as one of the premiere historic areas in the country. If you’re planning to sell your historic property, you need the help of a top historic homes specialist who is an expert on architectural history and architectural styles. Here are some of the benefits of working with a historic homes specialist:  Expertise While it is true that you can sell a property without professional assistance, historic homes specialists bring with them years of expertise and experience to help...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
When it comes to selling homes, the first impression always counts. The overall appearance of your home can either attract more buyers or drive them away. The same is true when it comes to dealing with a historic or period home.  However, you have to keep in mind that most Jacksonville historic homes for sale appeal to a specific kind of buyer who is looking for character and architectural details. Here are a few tips that would make it easier for you to get the attention of buyers looking for historic properties: Make the necessary preparations Just like with any other property, presentation is everything. Before showing your home to buyers looking for historic homes for sale in Jacksonville, carefully inspect the property and look for issues that might become red flags.  Some of the t...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Jacksonville Fl Real Estate Market Report September 2017This report is going to show some side affects from Hurricane Irma on the real estate market in Jacksonville. Last month in August, there were 1,231 homes that sold, where in September we see 888 homes sold. You will also notice that in Sept 2016, there were 1,088 homes sold. We obviously see a decrease in that number. I've heard stories of buyers who backed out of a deal, just days before closing, before the storm hit. I think they were afraid they would buy a house, only to see damage or worse, days after due to the storm. I have not looked at the numbers for October yet, since we are not through the month, but I predict we could see less homes sold in October vs Sept, just for the fact that there have been many homes with roof d...
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By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty)
Houses for sale in Jacksonville in great condition seem to be difficult to find these days. And if you are lucky enough to find one, as a buyer you had better be ready to jump on it. It's a sure bet that you won't be the only home buyer looking at it.We recently listed this fantastic house for sale in Jacksonville and advised the seller to have it professionally staged by our recommended home staging company Rave Reviews Home StagingThe seller took our advice and we SOLD the house in less than 24 hours.I get it! There are many people selling a house in Jacksonville that no amount of staging will help. But this particular home had been recently remodeled and had a new roof, new plumbing, brand new kitchen with granite counter tops, gorgeous new tile flooring and carpet throughout. It als...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Pumpkin Patches in Northeast Florida 2017Pumpkin Patches in Jacksonville Florida Hidden Fields Jax Pumpkin PatchLocation: 2959 Forest Blvd Jacksonville FL 32246Dates: October 21 and 22, October 28 and 29Hours: Noon to 5pm Admission is $25 (advance payment), which includes one child and 2 adults. Each admission includes a Hay Ride to the Pumpkin Patch for the family, A Pumpkin for each child, Pumpkin Carving and Decorating (we have all the supplies!), Scarecrow Building (bring your own clothes, we have the straw, etc.), S'mores & Apple Cider, and of course a Pony Ride for each child! What's My Home Worth? Find Out in 15 Seconds!  Isle of Faith Pumpkin PatchLocation: 1821 San Pablo Road S., Jacksonville, FL, 32224Dates: October 1st thru the 31st 2017Hours: Monday - Friday: 1:oopm-8:00 pm;...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Haunted Houses in Northeast Florida 2017Haunted Houses in Jacksonville FlJacksonville Florida Warehouse 31 UnleashedLocation: 11262 Beach Blvd , Jacksonville, FL 32246 Dates: September 29 2017-November 4 2017Hours: 7pm to Midnight or Later4 Haunted Houses in one location: Boss Bobo's Carnival * The Swamp * Mr Tasty's Meat Factory * The Fear Lab Tickets can be paid online and range from $25-30. Always confirm, by visiting their tickets website. What's my Home Worth? Find out in 15 Secs!  Scary video alert below!!!! The Old Spanish Trail Haunted AttractionLocation: 13535 W Beaver St Jacksonville Fl 32220Dates: Friday and Saturday nights September 29 2017-October 28 2017Hours: 8pm to 11pm Tickets can be paid in advance online. They are: Adult $25 Child (12 and under) $15 Visit them on Face...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Jacksonville Fl Real Estate Market Report August 2017From the last real estate market report for Jacksonville, we really don't see many changes. It is note worthy to see the original list price to sales price is 10% less now in Aug 2017, than in August 2016.What that means is on average, the sellers in Jax took 15.85% less than what they had originally listed the home for. Now, there's a way to make that look better, and I'm sure some agents will do it to artificially inflate their numbers. There's a Original List price to sold price and a list price to sold price. The original is meaning the price at the time the agent lists it and calculated for what the house has sold for. The other way of calculating it, is to take the list price of when the house sold, and calculate the sold price ...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
Experience the ultimate lifestyle here in this Jacksonville luxury home! Located in St. Johns County, this historic luxury home in Jacksonville features the main home, a studio apartment, and bedroom guest house all nestled within the ancient and mighty oak trees.  Originally built in 1917, the main home has two levels and comes with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, while both the studio apartment and guest house come with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom each.  It also comes with an updated kitchen, a wine cellar with tasting room, grand spiral stairs and 5 fireplaces The luxury home is on 375' of deep water along the St. Johns with city views and only a 10-minute drive from everything downtown Jax has to offer.  This Jacksonville historic home for sale can also be sold or divided into 5 lots, w...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
Don’t miss this stunning Jacksonville luxury home! If you are looking for a one-of-a kind luxury home in a serene environment, then this trophy property in Jacksonville is perfect for you! This three story masterpiece was designed by Bob Broward, a Jacksonville-based architect who has produced a legacy of nationally recognized architecture. This exquisite home sits along the water on 7.4 pristine oak covered acres in the heart of Queen's Harbour.  It features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath. The main home is 3,100 square feet with 1,736 square feet of screened and open porches. This luxury home has been designed to make full use of the breathtaking nature views. This parcel can also be built or developed into up to 28 homesites. All this can be yours for $7,500,000. Call me, J...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
Imagine living in paradise! You will love coming home to this Jacksonville luxury home for sale that sits along the water on 7.4 pristine oak covered acres in the heart of Queen's Harbour.  This trophy property features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath. The main home is 3,100 square feet with 1,736 square feet of screened and open porches.   Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club is a gated waterfront community in Jacksonville. This premier community is bound on three sides by the St. Johns River, Greenfield Creek, and the Intracoastal Waterway. This community has beautiful waterfront vistas and exceptional access to navigable water.   Amenities in Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club include lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, world-class golf facilities, clubhouse dinin...
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By Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives
(First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)
 Move to your dream luxury home today! Grab the chance to own this Jacksonville luxury home for sale that features 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, and 2 half baths. It also comes with a 4 car detached garage and your own dock.  Located in one of Jacksonville's most prestigious neighborhoods, this prime residence was created by Cronk Duch Partners, an award-winning architectural and planning firm specializing in high-quality craftsmanship.  Once inside, you will not be disappointed. The elegant home features an open floor plan for the living, dining, and family rooms.  Invite your friends over for a game of pool in the pro-style billiards room. Stay fit without having to go to the gym with your private fitness room.  Don’t let this home pass you by!This Jacksonville luxury home can be yours fo...
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