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Let our family with generations in the real estate business here in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine put our real estate experience and local knowledge to your advantage. Learn tips for buying and selling your homes, condos, townhomes and land in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. Get the inside scoop on what is happening in Real Estate in Duval County and St. Johns County.
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Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Re...
11/16/2014
A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed when renters were asked why they do no plan to own in the future, financial constraints were a more common response than the perceived lifestyle benefits they may receive from renting. Today, we want to go over...
11/15/2014
It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don't have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider ...
11/15/2014
  After it was announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would again make available mortgage loans requiring as little as a 3% down payment, many people showed concern. Were we going back to the lower qualifying standards of a decade ago that caused the housing market crash? Won’t lower down pay...
11/13/2014
Jacksonville Sold Faster Than Ponte Vedra Beach In SeptemberThe Ponte Vedra Beach Market in September slowed down as compared to last year whereas the overall Jacksonville market sped up. We saw a 15.47% rise in the "absortion rate" to 7.24 in Ponte Vedra Beach and a 8.47% decrease in the absorbt...
10/29/2014
The Gallup organization conducts an annual report entitled the Economy and Personal Finances Poll, which asks Americans to choose the best option for long-term investment. It was no surprise that real estate returned to the top position over other investment categories (gold, stocks/mutual funds...
10/29/2014
If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually ...
10/28/2014
                                There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet this fall, maybe it's not priced properly. After all ...
10/28/2014
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report earlier this week. The report revealed that “sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year”. As the chart below shows, after a very slow start at the beginning of the year, residential...
10/27/2014
  The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’.  If the supply of an item is larger than the amount of people looking to purchase that item, the price will decrease. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), historically there is a...
10/24/2014
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Let our family with generations in the real estate business here in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine put our real estate experience and local knowledge to your advantage. Learn tips for buying and selling your homes, condos, townhomes and land in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. Get the inside scoop on what is happening in Real Estate in Duval County and St. Johns County.