Financing A Home in Need of Renovation

Finding the perfect home isn't always easy. Sometimes, the home you prefer has the character of a historic home, but needs some renovations. You might have the perfect home in mind, but you know it has to be renovated before you can settle in with your family. If this sounds like your situation, it's important … Continue reading Financing A Home in Need of Renovation

NEW LISTING ALERT! 1226 Market Street Jacksonville FL 32206

Beautiful home in the heart of Historic Springfield! Formal dining room with built-in bar. Open floor plan with kitchen overlooking entertaining space w/gas fireplace & separate family room. The kitchen features granite counter tops, ss appliances, a prep island, a breakfast bar & built-in desk. Opens to a screened porch and patio. The second floor … Continue reading NEW LISTING ALERT! 1226 Market Street Jacksonville FL 32206

NEW LISTING ALERT! 4524 Sappho Jacksonville FL 32206

Cute bungalow with lots of original features including hardwood floors, fireplace with built-in book cases, & original trim. Updated kitchen with solid surface counter tops. Updated bathrooms too. Deck off kitchen for easy entertaining and great yard with shed. Situated in Murray Hill with the park just a few houses away.   Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: … Continue reading NEW LISTING ALERT! 4524 Sappho Jacksonville FL 32206

Understanding Jacksonville’s Beach Communities

The Beaches is an area found to the east of Downtown Jacksonville. It's comprised of four beach cities covering over 22 miles of oceanfront. All of the beach communities are actually located on an unnamed barrier island and considered suburbs of Jacksonville. Some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Jax area are found throughout The … Continue reading Understanding Jacksonville’s Beach Communities

How Write An Offer That Sellers Will Love

Searching for a home is only one part of the process when you're ready to move. After you find the right home, you have to make an offer the seller will accept. This may put you up against other home buyers, which can make the process stressful. Here are a few tips to help you … Continue reading How Write An Offer That Sellers Will Love

Intown Market Update for December

(Absorption Rate is a good indicator of what is going on – it shows the number of months it takes to for a home to sell). Avondale Absorption rate dropped to about 5 from November to December. That means average house was on the market 90 days. A average list price dropped slightly to around $180,000 … Continue reading Intown Market Update for December

Market Update for Intown Jacksonville

San Marco The absorption rate is down 10% and which has helped keep values steady. The median sale price to date this year is $229,000. Avondale Generally this market holds up pretty well.  The absorption rate is down 17% this year over last which has pushed values up 7%. The average sales price is currently … Continue reading Market Update for Intown Jacksonville

Rent vs. Buy — What’s Best for You

"Should I buy a house or just rent?" That's a question that has been around for a long time and will likely remain a hot topic for many years yet to come. The reason there will never be one right answer is because the housing market is constantly changing and evolving just as we do. … Continue reading Rent vs. Buy — What’s Best for You

How To: Keep Your Wood Floors Beautiful

One of the most popular home upgrades buyers and homeowners look for is wood flooring. As beautiful as they are, if not maintained they can be a very large expense. Having to either take the extra time to refinish wood floors personally or to spend significantly more money (sometimes several thousand dollars) to hire a … Continue reading How To: Keep Your Wood Floors Beautiful

Summer Temperatures and Mortgage Rates on the Rise

It’s officially summertime and the temperatures are not the only thing on the rise. The week of June 24 saw the biggest increase in mortgage rates in 26 years.  “In the short run, [the week of June 24] half a percentage point increase could push some home shoppers out of the market while spurring others … Continue reading Summer Temperatures and Mortgage Rates on the Rise