Fleming Island, FL Real Estate News

By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Fleming Island Plantation is a 1680 acre golf community of 2,300 homes located on Fleming Island Florida in Clay County. The greater Jacksonville Florida area is blessed with many communities with superior amenities and Fleming Island Plantation is one of them. Fleming Island Plantation is a CDD Community like its neighbor, Eagle Harbor. CDD Communities have wonderful amenities for residents who enjoy an active lifestyle. Fleming Island Plantation residents have two swim parks and many other amenities, shown below.            The Amenity Center was formerly the Community Sales Office where visitors wereintroduced to the community concept before visiting the models. The topographical site plan of Fleming Island Plantation used by the developer is still in the Center. The Community Pool i...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
If you're really tired of yard work but not ready for a townhouse or condominium, then Fairway Village in Fleming Island Plantation on Fleming Island, Florida may just be the right fit for you. All landscaping is maintained by the Association. You can lock the door, leave town for weeks and come back to a beautiful yard. That's right, no lawn upkeep, yet you have the privacy of a single family home. As you could expect, few homes come on the market here and they usually sell quickly. Home sizes range from 1,576 sq. ft. to 2,445 sq. ft.  and all homes were built by Pulte Homes. Fairway Village was one of the first communities in Fleming Island Plantation and was built between 2000-2002.  It is the only single family home community with lawn maintenance included on Fleming Island.       ...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Pat's Nursery is one of my favorite businesses on Fleming Island. Whether Pat or Larry or one of the other guys helps you, it's always a friendly experience and the staff are knowledgeable.   The plants are locally grown much of the time and are very healthy. Prices are competitive but if they cost a little more, at least I know they are healthy.   Pat's usually has good quality sod for those inevitable times when your lawn has a hiccup and needs more green.         There is an Annual Guide to your lawn that Pat's publishes if you want to take care of your lawn yourself. You can pick one up at the store. Pat's will deliver trees, including palm trees, sod, soils, shrubs, bulk mulch, flowers and fertilizer. Pat's employees are available for Landscaping Consultations. They also work busin...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Fleming Island Florida real estate market conditions for April 2009 There are currently 351 single family homes for sale in Fleming Island. The average home price is $379,504 with a price range from $70,000 to $2,390,000. There are 67 homes that are pending/under contract in Fleming Island. In the past 30 days there have been 29 homes that have sold and closed in Fleming Island. The average closed price of $237,799 with an average of 103 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 94 homes that have sold in Fleming Island with an average sold price of $257,427 with an average of 114 on the market. Highest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $760,000 and was on the market for 501 days. Lowest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $46,000 and was on the market for 1 day. If y...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
The Waterfront Park at Eagle Harbor is located on Doctor's Lake at the end of Eagle Harbor Parkway. The park features an Adults Only (in summer months) Heated Pool with swimming lap lanes and a spa-like area where you can sip your favorite beverage and visit with friends. Rafts are allowed - what better way to get a tan? Early morning swim is available many months of the year. There is a Beach Entry Pool which joins a Sprayground. The Kiddie Pool with a Frog Waterslide is fenced and separate from the other Pools. There is also a sand Volleyball Court beyond the pools. The Waterfront Park Cabana has a Party/Meeting Room, a full Kitchen and two large Covered Porch areas that may be reserved for parties. A ping pong table provides fun when you're tired of swimming and the sun. Residents an...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Fleming Island Florida real estate market conditions for April 2009 There are currently 361 single family homes for sale in Fleming Island. The average home price is $378,257 with a price range from $70,000 to $2,490,000. There are 59 homes that are pending/under contract in Fleming Island. In the past 30 days there have been 15 homes that have sold and closed in Fleming Island. The average closed price of $315,227 with an average of 123 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 65 homes that have sold in Fleming Island with an average sold price of $266,185 with an average of 119 on the market. Highest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $760,000 and was on the market for 501 days. Lowest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $46,000 and was on the market for 1 day. If y...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Stoney Glen at Eagle Harbor is located right off Lakeshore Dr. W. Stoney Glen is located on the west side of Eagle Harbor. If you  are coming from Jacksonville you would take HWY. 17 south into Orange Park till you come to C.R. 220 then you would make a right.  Go about 2 miles on C.R. 220 then make a right on Lakeshore Dr. W. follow that until you see Stoney Glen on right. Stoney Glen at Eagle Harbor has around 61 homes. The homes were built by sereral builders that include J.A. Homes, Rosewood Homes Inc. Coppenbarger Homes, Richard Dostie Inc., Sid Higginbotham Builders Inc., Providence Construction Co, and Weekly Homes.  Constructon of homes started in 1998 with most of the homes being built between 2001 to 2004. The homes range from the smallest being 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 2208 Sq. F...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Fleming Island Floriad real estate market conditions for March 2009 There are currently 367 single family homes for sale in Fleming Island. The average home price is $378,574 with a price range from $69,900 to $2,490,000. There are 38 homes that are pending/under contract in Fleming Island. In the past 30 days there have been 21 homes that have sold and closed in Fleming Island. The average closed price of $284,324 with an average of 101 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 48 homes that have sold in Fleming Island with an average sold price of $257,325 with an average of 119 on the market. Highest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $760,000 and was on the market for 501 days. Lowest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $120,000 and was on the market for 1 day. If ...
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By Ann Hayman, GRI,CDPE,IRES, Jacksonville, FL. Gated Communities , Real Estate
(Norville Realty)
  Market Update March 23, 2009   Margarets Walk is a lovely smaller community located in the southeastern area of Fleming Island, between Orange Park and Green Cove Springs. The community consists of approx 185 homes with several waterfront properties and very nice homes off the water. From March 23, 2008 to today there has been 7 sales, prices have ranged from $270,000 to $1,350,000. This information is from the Clay County Tax Assessor. Here is the current market snapshot for Margarets Walk. 10 homes for Sale, price range $229,000 with 4 bedroom 4 bath at 2990 square feet, To $2,490,000. On the water, with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths 3 half baths at 5795 square feet. 1 Short Sale for $285,000 with 5 bedrooms 3 baths at 2625 square feet. There have been No sales from Jan.01, 2009 to date.    
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Top 5 foreclosure properties for sale in Fleming Island, Florida for January 2009. I took some time the other day and previewed foreclosed homes for sale in Fleming Island, Florida.  I came up with my top five homes. Now remember, I previewed all these homes and gave them a grade on how nice they were and priced.  If you would like the March 2009 top 5 foreclosed homes for sale in Fleming Island, Florida list please click on button below. If you would like a free list of all the foreclosed and short sale homes on Fleming Island please e-mail me at robert.schwabe@kw.com       Free SEO Directory
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
Crossing the Bridge to Paradise It's True I do. No one piad me to say it I just do. I always tell people it's pleasantville minus the creepy part. Why? Everything is here and besides the necessary evil called work (LOL) you never have to leave. Crossing that bridge is like crossing the threshold of your front door. Done for the day! There are so many great restaurants, awesome entertainment, endless water sports, family fun opportunities, physical fitness choices for all ages, "A" rated schools, low crime rate, beautiful neighborhoods both old and new, watefront and golf course homes you name it, it's here. I feel so blessed to have stumbled upon it when we moved here. The good thing is that folks here don't try to keep it a secret like they do in Amelia Island. There they don't want an...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Just in time for Spring Break! Carmike's Fleming Island Cinemas will open March 20, over a month ahead of schedule! If you look closely at the photo, you can see that the interior looks almost finished. Fleming Islanders can't wait to have our very own movie theatre. Local restaurants have already lined up, prepared for the hungry crowds that will descend in just a week. Fleming Island Eateries Cater to New Carmike Cinemas Theatre Carmike Cinemas caters to medium-sized towns and equips their theatres with state-of-the-art equipment. The 12-screen theatre on Fleming Island will be no exception. Stay tuned to see what the first movies will be! FOR SHOW TIMES, CALL 904-621-0220. FOR OTHER INFORMATION, CALL THE MAIN LINE AT 904-621-0222. -----------------------------------------------------...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
The Barco-Newton YMCA on Fleming Island is offering teen memberships for $25 a month. The whole family doesn't have to join just to have your teen enjoy the benefits of the Y. Teen membership began in October 2008, according to Associate Executive Director Gregg Zeitz. The YMCA offers classes on learning the exercise equipment for a reasonable fee. The next class starts this month. Call 904-278-9622 to sign up. It's important to learn to use the equipment properly to avoid injury and get the most out of your workout. Students work with personal trainers one-on-one to help them develop their technique. The Y is a great after school activity to keep your teen busy. Hours are: Monday–Thursday: 5:00am-9:00pm Friday: 5:00am-8:00pm Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm Visit their web...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Fleming Island Florida real estate market conditions for February 2009 There are currently 335 single family homes for sale on Fleming Island. The average home price is $395,896 with a price range from $101,900 to $2,490,000. There are 46 homes that are pending/under contract of Fleming Island. In the past 30 days there have been 17 homes that have sold and closed on Fleming Island. The average closed price of $253,618 with an average of 139 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 25 homes that have sold on Fleming Island with an average sold price of $236,072 with an average of 133 on the market. Highest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $425,000 and was on the market for 501 days. Lowest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $120,000 and was on the market for 1 day....
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
The Tax Credit for First Time Homebuyers was amended this week when President Obama signed it into law along with the stimulus package. Here are the basics for understanding how this can help you with your home purchase. Below is a Summary, along with a chart provided by the National Association of Realtors.1. A First Time Homebuyer is someone who has not purchased a primary residence in the last three years. If you have owned a home but sold it over three years ago, you would qualify. Check with your accountant to see if second homes or vacation homes would disqualify you.2. The Federal First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit is now $8,000 or 10% of the value of the home. This means that any house over $80,000 in value would qualify for the full tax credit.3. Homes purchased between Jan. 1, 20...
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By John Nicholls, Fleming Island Florida
(Vanguard GMAC Realty)
In there three seasons to date, this is the first time the Boy's Team has started out 3 - 0.  Friday nights game agasint the Leon Lions from Tallahasee was  a physical battle from the beginning to end.  The Golden Eagles won by a score of 6 - 3 on a chilly night in Fleming Island.  The next game is next Tuesday, February 24th against Chiles.  Start time is 5:30.
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By John Nicholls, Fleming Island Florida
(Vanguard GMAC Realty)
The Golden Eagles of Fleming Island Florida High School won their first game of the season this past Wednesday, February 10th,  7 - 6 against a very good Sandalwood team.  It was a back and forth game with Sandalwood taking first blood but quickly tied up by the Golden Eagles.  No team ever had a 2 point margin.  Going into the 4th period the Saints had a one goal lead at 6-5.   The Eagles took the game in hand with some physical play on both ends of the field, tied the game and then went ahead on Kurt Mussler's fierce shot just outside the crease on a passing pattern.  The game was called with less than 3 minutes to play by the Sandalwood Coach who had suffered enough first game injuries (3 players needed help getting off the field) that he didn't want to put any more players at risk. ...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Top 5 foreclosure properties for sale on Fleming Island, Florida for February 2009. I took some time the other day and previewed foreclosed and short sale homes on Fleming Island, Florida.  I came up with my top five homes. Now remember, I previewed all these homes and gave them a grade on how nice they were and priced.  If you would like the January's top 5 Fleming Island, Florida foreclosed and short sale homes for sale list please click on button below. If you would like a free list of all the foreclosed and short sale homes on Fleming Island please e-mail me at robert.schwabe@kw.com    
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Fleming Island Florida real estate market conditions for January 2009 There are currently 337 single family homes for sale on Fleming Island. The average home price is $405,953 with a price range from $70,000 to $2,490,000. There are 34 homes that are pending/under contract of Fleming Island. In the past 30 days there have been 7 homes that have sold and closed on Fleming Island. The average closed price of $201,757 with an average of 130 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 7 homes that have sold on Fleming Island with an average sold price of $201,757 with an average of 130 on the market. Highest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $289,900 and was on the market for 208 days. Lowest home sale YTD on Fleming Island was $137,000 and was on the market for 56 days. I...
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By John Nicholls, Fleming Island Florida
(Vanguard GMAC Realty)
The 2009 F I H Boy's Lacrosse team has been set.  The tryouts were fierce but the level of play has been elevated to a new standard here on Fleming Island.  In this their 3rd season as a Varsity Sport the Golden Eagles look to make their mark in the LAX standing.   A parent meeting is scheduled for January 27th at 7PM to go over team rules and to set up the Booster Club for the year.  All families are asked for a $125 donation to support the team and its expenses this year.  The first game will be an away game at Sandlewood at 7PM on Feb 10th   The first home game for the Golden Eagles will be against Episcopal at 6Pm on Feb 12th.  Let's get a crowd out to support our FIH LAX Boys! Below is a photo of the 2007 - 2008 Team.  
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