Jacksonville, FL Real Estate News

By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
Bartram Park Community Newsletter   Community Garage Sale - Emerald Preserve / Sumerlin subdivision is hosting a community garage sale THIS Saturday, April 29th from 8:oo AM to 1:00 PM. Many families are involved, come on out! Earlier ones this month in Williams Walk and Bartram Preserve were both successful with many attendees and participation. Please let me know in advance if your subdivision is doing one to email the neighborhood as part of our newsletter.   Bartram Springs Elementary - Parents with kids entering Kindergarten - Bartram Springs Elementary is having a Kindergarten Round Up at Bartram Springs Elementary Cafeteria Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 PM. If you have a child entering Kindergarten, go here for full flyer and details and try to attend. MANY New Shops & Rest...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
Jacksonville Short Sale Realtor What is a real estate short sale? A quick sale in real estate, also commonly called a short sale, happens when a lender is willing to accept a lower payoff on a loan than what is currently owed due to the borrowers inability to continue making payments. What does it take to qualify for a Short sale? While lenders seem to be easier to work with lately regarding qualifications, there are usually three borrower qualifications that most lenders require for a Jacksonville short sale. Negative Equity - The proceeds from the sale of the property, after all closing costs are paid, are less than the amount currently owed on the property, Financial Insolvency - Financial insolvency means that the borrower has no other assets that could cover the deficiency (the di...
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By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
This beautiful home has just had a price adjustment!   WONDERFUL HOME AND COMMUNITY! Overview Maps Photos $195,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,989 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: 864166 Location 7687 VANDALAY DRJacksonville, FL 32244USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199reo.ellen@gmail.com   Listed by: Watson Realty Corp, Ellen Dittman (904) 535-1199 Our recent listings WONDERFUL HOME AND COMMUNITY!BEAUTIFUL HOME!Waterfront 4 Acres - On cul de sacWATERFRONT TO DR'S LAKE Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Jacksonville Fl Real Estate Market Report December 2016Ending the year on a good note, showing all stats to be improvements over last year. Overall, we are in a seller's market for the month of December in Jacksonville. Days on the market are shortening, seller's are getting closer to their asking price, inventory levels have dropped since last month, and the median sales price for homes in Jacksonville has increased by 3.1%. Not too shabby and should make sellers happier going into the new year.You might be wondering if that applies 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: ...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Florida Hardest Hit Down Payment Assistance in Jacksonville Florida So you're wanting to buy a house and wonder of there's any chance at all to get some help with the down payment and closing cost? You may qualify for the Florida Hardest Hit DP assistance program. $15,000 for down payment and closing cost assistance with a 5 year deferred 2nd mortgage forgiven at a rate of 20% per year. Must be first time homebuyer; except for veterans. FHA and VA financing. Combined household income cannot exceed $69,176. for families of 1-2 or $79,552. for families 3+. Combined income adds the combined annual income of all family members aged 18 or over regardless if they are on the loan or not (limit may increase if the property is in a Federally Designated Targeted area). Purchase price cannot excee...
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By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
Beautiful new listing in Westland Oaks near Collins Rd and I295. Great location for shopping and access to I295, I95, I10, and SR23.   WONDERFUL HOME AND COMMUNITY! Overview Maps Photos $198,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,989 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: 864166 Location 7687 VANDALAY DRJacksonville, FL 32244USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199[email protected]//    Listed by: Watson Realty Corp, Ellen Dittman (904) 535-1199 Our recent listings WONDERFUL HOME AND COMMUNITY!Waterfront 4 Acres - On cul de sacWATERFRONT TO DR'S LAKEVACANT LAND CORNER LOT Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Jacksonville Fl Real Estate Market Report November 2016The median sales price in Jacksonville Florida went up 16.9%! That's a nice jump. Does that mean that mean the value of your house went up by that much? It depends on your house and neighborhood. If you would like to know, check out the link in next paragraph asking about the home value in Jacksonville. If you're a buyer, does this mean you've missed out? No, I will never be one that shouts: now is the time to buy, because that would be a poor assumption on my part, assuming I know what your situation is. Only you can determine if it's a good time for you to buy. Notice inventory levels are down, while the number of homes sold in Jacksonville are up.You might be wondering if that applies to your home, but each neighborhood is differ...
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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
 Sunday, December 4, 2016 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man   Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man  Who remembers the Rock Band Lynyrd Skynyrd? Robert Vegas Bob Swetz grew up with bands back in the 1970's like Lynyrd Skynyrd along with many other rock bands. I remember watching the Lynyrd Skynyrd when they were just a warm up band for the heavy hitters like the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, etc.  The Lynyrd Skynyrd band would outplay and out perform the top bands when they were a warm up band and Vegas Bob had the privilege of viewing Lynyrd Skynyrd 5 different times in concert over the years' After a tragic plane crash killed some of the band members it really crushed the band for many years. Here is a great video of the some of the (originals) from the band and some new performers playing one of my ...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
I get it… who wants to move during the Holidays? No one… but that is exactly my point. This time of year, I hear from a lot of sellers, “We want/need to Sell, but we want to wait until after the Holiday season.” By waiting until the new year, you are doing your self a disservice and loosing money at the same time. So, let’s jump right into this: People who are looking at homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers. Usually, they are moving because they have to… not because they want to. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays… and less competition means more money in your pocket! Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be more competition… therefore, less demand for your home! Less demand equals less money for you...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
Bartram Park Community Newsletter Bartram Park Community Festival - The Bartram Park Car Show and Community Festival is coming November 5th to the Bartram Office Condos at 13241 Bartram Park Blvd. There will be music, food, vendors, games and MORE. It will get started at 1:00 and run until 6:00 PM. This event will be a Toy Drive hosted by Railing Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Email BartramCarShow@yahoo.com or View the full flyer for event for more information. Make sure you also stop by suite #605 and meet myself and some others from the team here at LinkUp Realty  New businesses - A Residence Inn & Suites is coming to Bartram Commons (next door to the Hampton Inn). In addition, the construction of Tires Plus is well under way, and it is expected to open up in January for business. And o...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
If you or anyone you know is in a negative equity position and owes more than the value of their home, time may be running out to complete a short sale and also not have a tax liability for any money forgiven by their lender. Prior to 2007, short sales were NOT very appealing to home owners in hardship due to the fact that the borrower could be liable to pay taxes on any money forgiven by their lender for their primary residence. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act came to be law on December 20th, 2007. This important act was great news and gave most home owners in hardship the chance to sell their property as a short sale, and NOT be have to pay income taxes on the money forgiven them by their lender.Unfortunately, this act is set to expire in just a few months at the end of 2016....
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
Its great news that our community stood up so well against Hurricane Matthew. Everyone got power back quickly and there was very little damage in the neighborhood. One thing that seemed to help everyone in the community was our Facebook Community Discussion Group - www.facebook.com/groups/bartrampark. People in our neighborhood were able to communicate with each other and keep each other updated, despite loosing power! If you aren't already part of the Facebook Group, please join right away. If you have found it useful, please "ADD" any neighbors to the group who may not be in it already. Also, home prices in Bartram Park have been going UP significantly lately. See for yourself and look at what has sold recently in the area - Sold Townhomes & Single Family Homes, Sold Condominiums Cli...
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By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty)
0 Pine Island Ct, Jacksonville, Fl 32224 .... We like listing and marketing unusual properties. Out of the blue this guy calls me the other day after seeing me on social media and asked if I knew anything about Seven Pines Island. Since I've lived in Jacksonville my entire life and have been selling real estate here for sixteen years my answer was yes.Seven Pines Island is an exclusive gated community on the Intracoastal waterway just north of Atlantic Blvd. Part of the original development which is just across the water was left undeveloped. The owner of this Florida Island needs it SOLD now! I think I'm just the guy for the job. More photos and drone footage coming soon.... as soon as I can find someone to loan my their boat.Just listed an island for sale! Yes an island and it's actua...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
If you or anyone you know may be interested in buying a home in the near future, I wanted to share with you a GREAT program. The Florida Bond Program provides 7,500-15,000 to help cover closing costs and down payment in order to purchase a new home. It is pretty easy to qualify for. Go here and our mortgage specialist will contact you with complete details - www.firstcoastre.com/prequalify.shtml. Don't miss this program that is only available for a limited time. I hope you are finding the www.FirstCoastRE.com and my other websites helpful. Please contact me if you have ANY questions or if I can ever help you in ANY way! Mike Linkenauger 13241 Bartram Park Blvd Suite 605 Jacksonville, FL 32258 Office Phone: 904-733-4911 Cell Phone: 904-625-7455 Email: mike@cashbackflorida.com Website URL...
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By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
                          GORGEOUS HOME IN OVERLAND PARK                                                Hurry as this won't last long! Overview Maps Photos $130,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,555 sqftYear Built: 2002MLS #: 845936. Location 7427 HIGH BLUFF RD NJacKSONVILLE, FL 32244USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199[email protected]//    Listed by: Watson Realty Corp, Ellen Dittman (904) 535-1199 Our recent listings GORGEOUS HOME IN OVERLAND PARKVACANT LAND CORNER LOTWaterfront 4 Acres - On cul de sacWATERFRONT TO DR'S LAKEWHAT A DEAL! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale      
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
 Bartram Park area is BOOMING!     Last week, the St. Johns County Planning and Zoning Agency unanimously voted in favor of the rezoning amendment to built the largest privately funded sports complex in North Florida, called "Project Family". The plan for Project Family, as it stands, places the 175,000 square foot indoor sports facility in St. Johns County on a parcel of land that is divided by the Duval County border to the north, at the North end of Bartram Park.   Around around 22 acres of the total 42.3 will be developed as the rest is considered wetlands. A huge portion of that buid-out will consist of an indoor sports facility costing roughly $25 million.   Around 175,000 square feet of the projected 246,000 will be strictly designated for sporting activities that range from bas...
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By Christina Welch, St Johns County Real Estate
(Keller Williams Atlantic Partners)
Jacksonville University Area home for sale in Jacksonville FloridaYou'll love this completely unique, newly constructed property conveniently located near shopping, dining, Jacksonville University, public boat ramps, parks, and outdoor recreation. Many upgrades throughout this Jacksonville University Area home for sale in Jacksonville Florida provide maximum use of space and efficiency in this custom designed home. Large kitchen with tons of counter and cabinet space, adjacent dining, sep family room accessible through sound proofed french doors. Master Bedroom with custom tiled shower in ensuite bath. Second Bedroom off living room & Guest Bath w/shower/tub combo. Second floor will add an add'l 600SF; it is currently fully framed (see photos)--approx $10K to finish into a bedroom, bonu...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
 Looking for a fireworks show to watch this Independence Day? There are many happening all around town and we have the scoop on when and where to view them this weekend.  Sunday, July 3rd World Golf Village – Festivities start at 5 pm and close with fireworks at 9:15 pm. Free admission to view fireworks. $10 parking.  Monday, July 4th Jacksonville Beach – Fireworks will be shot off from the pier at 9 pm. View from anywhere on the beach. Downtown Jacksonville – Fireworks will be set off at 9:45 pm from barges in the river. View from the Northbank and Southbank Riverwalk and surrounding areas. St. Augustine – 20 minute fireworks show beginning at 9:30 pm in downtown St. Augustine over the Matanzas River. View from along the streets, by the Castillo de San Marcos, or atop the Bridge of Lio...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
I'm very excited that I'll be on Jacksonville's Channel 4 Morning Show at 7:45am this Saturday, July 2nd, speaking about home staging. It's a great opportunity for my company,  and the perfect way to expose a mass audience about the importance of preparing your home for market. As I sat filling out the paperwork for the news station, I had to decide which of my decade's worth of photos to chose for the broadcast. What is the goal when picking home staging photos? I have to chose photos for blogs, Facebook, Google Plus, and Instagram all the time. I have different methods of chosing photos for each platform. Instagram photos are probably my favorite to create. In these, I'm specifically looking for one that is more "designer like". This is where I get to show of our ability to create a b...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
Bartram Park Community Newsletter  The Carlton at Bartram Park is the newest addition to the Bartram Park Community. The third apartment community in Bartram Park is a lakefront luxury rental apartment community with rental options that range from the 592 square foot one-bedroom Essex to the 1,587 square foot three-bedroom Savoy. The community features a clubhouse with a social lounge, cyber café, conference room; 24 hour fitness center; large zero entry swimming pool; indoor/outdoor gathering areas; community BBQ grill. Pre-reserve an apartment in this brand new community today. For more information visit www.bartrampark.com/carltonThe NEW Bartram Park Community Discussion Group on Facebook is quickly growing to be the social hub of all of Bartram Park! Make sure you join today and pa...
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