Fleming Island, FL Real Estate News

By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Eagle Harbor is located on the north  side of Fleming Island. East West Partners Inc. originally thought up this complex 3,000 acre community in 1986 and the first property was not sold till 1994. Eagle Harbor has ten different builders with a few of them being well known throughout Florida. Some of the well known are Rosewood, Cornerstone, Sid Higginbotham, Richard R. Dostie, and Morrison Homes. With the wide range of builders it shouldn't be hard to find the right home. With home prices starting from the $180,000s to more than $1 million. Eagle Harbor has all the amenities anyone could ask for starting off with the 18 hole championship golf course with a fully stocked pro shop, dining facilities, and a staff of PGA professionals. A tennis center that consist of 12 Har-Tru courts, a fu...
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By Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty)
Just listed a fantastic home in the Fleming Island area. All brick, 2300 square feet, 2.5 beautiful acres with a heated in ground pool & hot tub, zoned for horses.....   Check it out at www.2546HorseShoeBend.info    
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
Fleming Island Plantation Homes Welcome home to Fleming Island! The Fleming island plantation Florida Community is over 1680 acres of master planned community and natural space, as well as all the amenities any family could possibly desire! It is truly a complete town by every definition, Amenities in the Fleming Island Plantation community include an 18-hole Bobby Weed golf course with clubhouse; tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts; Acres of parks and playing fields, soccer field, a water park with lap pool, family pool, a water slide pool, as well as kiddie pool. Conveniently located in the Orange Park Florida area, residents in the community enjoy top rated clay county schools. There are also several golf course home communities in the area that residents enjoy. There are some ...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
As I was driving around Fleming Island today looking for a place to eat lunch, I found that the new Hurricane Grill & Wings just opened. It's located behind Home Depot on Town Center Pkwy, near the intersection of East-West Pkwy.  The restaurant's atmosphere reminds me of kicking back with some margaritas in Key West. There is plenty of sports action with approximately a dozen big screen TV's. The food is good with their specialty being their wings and with over 31 flavors it's easy to find your favorite. 
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Congratulations to everyone at Fleming Island High! Once again we are an 'A' rated school and also we are the 25th best high school in the entire state of Florida! This great news just came out in our most recent newsletter from our Principal, Sam Ward.  Just to brag a little bit more for anyone considering a move to Fleming Island, our school was built in 2003 and attracted a very impressive group of dedicated, talented educators. Add the dedication of the parents and students, and you have the mix for an asset to the community. 59.44% of the student body has greater than a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and 38.22% have greater than a 3.5 GPA. Even more amazing, 27.84% has greater than a 3.75 GPA! Don't think this is just a school for "brainiacs" because there are plenty of athletic an...
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
As of August 1, 2008 going south on Hwy 17 from the Dr's Lake Bridge to the Black Creek Bridge then from from the river east of CR220 to the Swimming Pen Creek Bridge by Whitey's Fish Camp it is all officially Fleming Island Florida. Before that the southern part of Fleming Island had a Green Cove Springs mailing address. Does that make everyone on Fleming Island an official Islander? I say why not? If you're going to live on an island in Florida there's not a better place to be. You have access to the St Johns River, as well as Dr's Lake for those skiing and knee boarding boat days, along with great schools, places to eat and shop with just enough barrier from the brunt of the storms. Don't forget the "A" rated schools and close proximity to NAS JAX I'd say Fleming Island living works ...
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
Fleming Island Plantation has a little something for everyone when it comes fun in the sun. That's not all but we will get to that later. they say a picture speaks a thousand words so let's start talking... Activities are planned on a weekly basis by the amenity staff for all ages year round. It makes it so easy to meet new people. There are 3 pools that include a family pool, lap pool and a tower slide pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball and more. There are miles of bike and jogging trails along with shaded park benches for those quiet moments. The Village Square has restaurants and professional services available to everyone. And don't forget it also has a beautiful 18-hole Bobby Weed championship golf course with a clubhouse that serves lunch and dinner. Close to shopp...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
FLEMING ISLAND - REALLY IS AN ISLAND!  It may seem obvious to readers looking at the map, but to the residents of this charming part of the greater Jacksonville area, we debate whether or not we are an island or a form of peninsula.  Named after George Fleming, who settled here in the late 1700's (yes, we even have some history here), Fleming Island borders Orange Park and Green Cove Springs with water all - or almost all - around. PENINSULA OR ISLAND? Water borders us North - Doctor's Lake or Doctor's Inlet which is about 3300 acres, measuring about a mile wide and four miles long to Swimming Pen Creek or, more important to the hungry and thirsty,  Whitey's Fish Camp, a favorite local restaurant/bar.  If you're wondering about the name, apparently some doctors built homes along the lak...
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
 Living in Fleming Island can really be like being on vacation. This last Saturday my husband Tom and I were having breakfast and planning our day. It went something like this. Tom -" Want to go swim some laps? me-" "Sure sounds like we could work off some of our breakfast." Tom- "Cari mention she was renting a boat to go out on Black Creek this afternoon, want to meet up with her? I think she said 1:30. me-"that sounds good we can check out that rope swing the boys have been telling us about." "After that let's do Domenics Pizza and Some Maggie Moo's." Tom- " That means you're going off the rope swing today too right!" me-"Ugh!"Tom -"I read in the newsletter that tonight is Floating Flick night at the pool."me- " What movie"Tom- " I think it's Water Horse, we can bring our noodles, som...
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
With the price of gas going up it may be time to consider a NEV... Actually living in The Clay County area there are many planned communities it can really make sense. With so many 25 mph roads that connect to everything, schools inside the community along with shopping, libraries and after school activities it just may be worth it. NEV is an acronym for Neighborhood Electric Vehicle. A NEV is a street-legal, battery-powered electric vehicle that is limited to roads with posted speed limits of 35 mph (60 km/h) or less. They usually have a top speed of 25-30 mph (50 km/h).NEVs are well-suited for use in small communities and commercial complexes, and on campuses where getting from one point to another does not require highway access. Originally, these were oversized golf carts, usually s...
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
First let me say that Northeast Florida has some of the most amazing professionals practicing real estate. I'm thankful to call many of them friends from every company albeit ReMax to Prudential, Coldwell Banker to Watson and of course my personal favorite VANGUARD/GMAC However there are still those left over from the order taker days of the real estate BOOM! One thing that drives me crazy is why in the day of digital technology can't we get an interior picture or two of a listing. Consumers have so many choices to pick through to determine what they will look at. When a listing has only a front shot it tells the buyer one of two things, one it would be anti productive do to condition or two the agent is lazy. Either way the listing loses. Digital pictures are free. You take the picture...
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
Well, I'm going to address the difficult topic of Short Sales not just from the prospective of the seller but from the prospective working with the buyers. There is a link above that explains what a short sale is and it's for educational purposes. I have become increasingly frustrated with the number of short sales that are not "for sale". Let me explain, you take your buyer out and show the 15 homes and the one they fall in love with is a "short sale". That's okay I can live with that. I have already closed 8 this year. So where's the problem? The problem is that if the seller and their agent do not understand the process it's like a slow boat to China without enough gas to get there. So I said all that to say this. Before even bothering to look at a short sale here is the test. Call t...
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By Kim Knapp, Top Realtor Jacksonville and Orange Park Florida
(Coldwell Banker, Vanguard Realty)
What Island? Fleming Island. Too far? I just think it's funny that most folks after about a year after moving to this incredible bedroom community they are stricken with the TOO FAR Disorder. You don't realize at first you have it. The signs begin when you are thinking of eating out and someone suggests somewhere on Wells Rd in Orange Park and you hesitate and say, "I don't know if I want to drive that FAR." For those reading this let's explain exactly how far that is, 9 miles or 15 minutes. You go ahead and go but complain that next time your "staying on the island"Then it happens again, another symptom appears. It's time to go out with friends and they suggest a movie and dinner. Your response, "We really need a movie theater on the island. Why don't we go out to eat somewhere around ...
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By Missy Scherzer
(Lasting Impressions Redesign, Decorating and Staging)
Hi everyone!  I wrote my first blog earlier today but realized I never introduced myself!  So, hear goes...I am Missy Scherzer and I am a certified Redesigner and Home Stager in Fleming Island, Florida.  I launched my business, Lasting Impressions about 2 years ago.  I specialize in Redesign (also known as One Day Decorating) and Home Staging.I am new to active rain and blogging and am not sure how to best utilize this marketing avenue.  I was advised to use it as a journal so that's what I'm going to do.  I look forward to learning and growing with other newbies!
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
If your new to Eagle Harbor Orange Park, Florida or an long time resident, here is a helpful directory of all the local restaurants located in the Eagle Harbor area on Fleming Island.    Applebee's (904) 215-0237 Bono's BBQ (904) 269-8870 Box Seats (904) 637-0152 Chick-Fil - A (904) 264-3644 Chili's (904) 264-8412 Domenic's Pizza (904) 264-3662 Domino's Pizza (904) 278-3233 Firehouse Subs (904) 215-7302 Hop Shing (Chinese) (904) 637-0088 KanKi (Japanese) (904) 269-3003 Koko's (Japanese) (904) 264-7273 La Nopalera (Mexican) (904) 215-2223 Larry's Giant Subs (904) 278-2827 Longhorn Steakhouse (904) 278-6320 Loop (904) 541-0097 Mc Alister's Deli (904) 278-6055 Mellow Mushroom (Pizza) (904) 541-1999 Mercury Moon Bar + Grill (904) 215-8999 Moe's (Mexican) (904) 637-0080 O'Charley's (904) 264...
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By James Angelo
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC)
 Square footage varies from   786 - 1,247 for these new condos : these are close out - sale pricesFrom $89,990- 1 bedroom  , $103,990  for 2 bedrooms and $111,990  for 3 bedroomSeveral units for sale at each price  1-3 bedrooms and 1-2 bathsFleming Island area.Call today for your appointment. My services are free to you-use my knowledge of the real estate process to help protect this important investment. Let me negotiate the best possible contract.All Real Estate Options James Angelo, Realtor                (904)881-2178 visit website: http://www.locatehomesflorida.com/ to experience Northeast Fl real estate  
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By James Angelo
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC)
In this current market, homebuyers have a wonderful opportunity to find that dream home. Your knowledgeable Northeast Florida and Jacksonville Real Estate Agent can provide you with information about property that fits your budget.One area that is currently offering fantastic bargains are New Condos. Builders who have sold most of the units in their communities are pricing the remainder of their inventory at prices that are extremely attractive.Take for example these new construction condos:Condos in southside Jacksonville with easy access to JTButler Blvd: these 1-3 bedrooms have been reduced by $40,000-$50,000; plus the Builder is offering incentives. Condos in Fleming Island: wonderful new Condo community: located just South of Orange Park with easy access to Jacksonville and communi...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Black Creek Trail is located on Fleming Island right off US 17 in Orange Park, Florida. The trail is approximately 7 miles long and is mostly shaded. The trail runs from the bridge at Doctors Lake all the way to Black Creek. The entrance to the trail located at Black Creek has ample amount of parking, restrooms, picnic tables, and drinking water. There are no water fountains along the trail you will have to stop at the convince store in Eagle Harbor to get something to drink.   It is a paved trail which makes it great for running, walking, roller blade or even riding a bike.
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
The Enclave at Eagle Harbor is located on the corner of C.R. 220 and Lakeshore Dr. E. in Orange Park, Florida. The Enclave are townhomes with six units to a building and 84 units in total. Phase 1 backs up to a nature preserve with some of the units overlooking the preserve. Phase 2 backs up to hole #3 of Eagle Harbor golf course with some of the units having a beautiful view of the pond and golf course. There are three floor plans to choose from: The Augustine, The Baldwin, and The Callahan. Trammell Crow took some time designing the floor plan making them open and inviting. The homes in The Enclave feature ten foot ceilings, crown molding, large walk -in closets, GE stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, custom ceramic tile, cultured marble bathroom countertops, and screene...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Habersham Harbour Homes For Sale - Fleming Island Florida Habersham Harbour is located on the north/west side of Fleming Island in Orange Park, FL right off C.R. 220. Habersham Harbour backs right up to Swimming Pen Creek and Doctors Lake that leads into the St. Johns River. With some of the lowest homeowner's association fees on the island and large mature oaks, this neighborhood is one of the most sought after locations on Fleming Island. There were 128 custom homes built in Habersham Harbour. The first home was built around 1987 and the last home was finished right around 1994. There were several well known custom home builders that built the homes in Habersham Harbour including builders:   Steve Johnson Homes, Panitz, DW Hutson, Beazer Homes, J.A. Long, Crisp-Lingerfelt, Richard B. ...
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