Fleming Island, FL Real Estate News

By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
EAGLE HARBOR EVENTS | ADULT POOLSIDE GAME SHOW NIGHT   Attention all Eagle Harbor Adults - just how well do you know your spouse? Do you think you know everything about him/her? Think it would be fun to prove to the guys that you and the girls are always right? We thought so. Join us for our Adult Poolside Game Show Night at the Swim Park on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 PM. Children are welcome, as the Swim Park will be open. Event is Complimentary, but RSVPs are required. Prizes to winners of each Game Show. Just because you come doesn't mean you get to play. People will be selected randomly from the audience. Even if you don't play, it will be fun to watch your friends and family when they do! RSVAP by calling the Waterfront Park at 904-621-8362      
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Fleming Island Plantation Home Sales July 2012 Market Report - Fleming Island Florida  Real Estate   Fleming Island Plantation  is located  south of C.R. 220 off Hwy. 17 on Fleming Island. Fleming Island Plantation has everything from condominiums, townhomes, and single family homes. The amenities include 18-hole golf course by Bobby Weeds with clubhouse, community pool, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and basketball courts. There are  biking/walking paths and acres of parks and playing fields. Thunderbolt elementary and Fleming Island High school are located within the Fleming Island Plantation Community. There is also plenty of shopping and restaurants in the area.     Activity in June  2012: Homes Sold: 10Average Sales Price: $214,700Average days on Market of Sold Homes: 54Homes Cu...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Fleming Island Plantation in Fleming Island, Fl Fleming Island Plantation is located in Fleming Island Florida. Say that 10 times real fast and see if extra Flemings get thrown into the mix. :) Did you know, Fleming Island use to be considered Orange Park until 2004, when the zip code 32003 became Fleming Island?   If you're a history nut, there is some good information on how Fleming Island was named and about Margaret Fleming, who had to leave her home, then return and created a bed and breakfast to support herself and family. Homes for sale in Fleming Island Plantation in Fleming Island, Fl Fleming Island is another master planned community, similar to Eagle Harbor. Some of the differences of the two are that Fleming Island Plantation, has no homes on the main road through the commun...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Eagle Harbor Subdivision in Fleming Island Florida Eagle Harbor is a master planned community, with little neighborhoods within the community that offer different floor plans, price points and lifestyles. Another unique quality of Eagle Harbor Subdivision in Fleming Island Florida, is the fact that not all of the little neighborhoods are in one spot. There are some that are located off of Highway 17 going south and some close to Fleming Island Plantation. The majority of the neighborhoods can be accessed at one entrance off of highway 17, north of County Road 220, along with multiple entrances off of County Road 220, which saves time, since there is not just one entrance to get to your home. Search for homes for sale in Eagle Harbor Subdivision in Fleming Island Florida The location is ...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
AUTUMN GLEN | FLEMING ISLAND PLANTATION Autumn Glen is a Fleming Island Plantation townhouse community just across from the Golf Clubhouse and original swimming pool and basketball/volley ball courts in Fleming Island Plantation. Autumn Glen was built by D. R. Horton, who bought out local builder Richard Dobson to enter the Jacksonville market Floor plans: Fees: $284 Quarterly ($76.76 monthly)$921 CDD which is billed as a non ad valorem tax in property taxes For $171.41 a month, you can enjoy a carefree Fleming Island lifestyle in Autumn Glen. Recent Sales: $97,000 1460 sq. ft. 6/12$90,000 1099 sq. ft. 5/12$98,000 1460 sq. ft. 3/12$88,000 1075 sq. ft. 2/12 Take advantage of the almost 50% drop in prices to buy a townhouse in Autumn Glen and start living the Fleming Island Lifestyle toda...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
LAKE RIDGE VILLAS NORTH | FLEMING ISLAND PLANTATION  Lake Ridge Villas North is a gated Condominium project in Fleming Island Plantation, whose style resembles Townhomes more than the traditional condominium complex. Centex was the first developer and now Dreamfinders is finishing out the neighborhood. The sign today said that there is One unit left to sell. The Centex Buildings have one-car garages and four plans: 1296 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 1492 sq. ft. 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 1817 sq. ft. 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths The Dreamfinders Buildings, which are towards the back, have two-car garages and one basic plan: 1667 sq. ft. 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths Recent Sales (these are re-sales; Dreamfinders is selling in the low $100,000s): 10 Sales through June 2012 $64,000 1296 sq. ft. 6/12 $66,500 1296 ...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
STONE CREEK | EAGLE HARBOR | FLEMING ISLAND FL   Stone Creek at Eagle Harbor is an attached home neighborhood that meets a need for a larger home than most Townhomes or Condominiums. The buildings are court yard style, for a total of six units in each building. Stone Creek was built by local builder Ron Coppenbarger, doing business as Coppenbarger Homes, who now operate as Standard Pacific Homes. There are several floor plans to choose from: 1385 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths 2 Car Garage 1-story (end units) 1737 sq. ft. 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths 2 Car Garage 1-story 2029 sq. ft. 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 2 Car Garage 2-story The buildings are structured so that every unit is configured more like an End Unit than most traditional attached housing. The 1385 sq. ft. smaller units are on the ends, joined...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
PINE LAKE TOWNHOMES | EAGLE HARBOR | FLEMING ISLAND FL Eagle Harbor's popularity demanded an attached housing component, so East West Partners bought land south of County Road 220 and opened the Pine Lake Townhomes in 2002. Pine Lake was built by D. R. Horton, who had recently bought out local builder Richard Dobson to move into the Fleming Island FL and Jacksonville real estate market. Pine Lake Townhomes are located south of County Road 220, East of Canova and Old Hard Road, and North of Fleming Island Plantation. There is also a neighborhood of single family homes, but the area is mostly devoted to Townhomes. The townhome Floor plans - 1837 sq. ft.  4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (One Bedroom/Bath downstairs, Master Bedroom, Two Bedrooms and Two Baths upstairs), 1 Car Garage 1615 sq. ft. 3 Bedr...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
EAGLE HARBOR | FLEMING ISLAND FL It's been almost 20 years since East West Partners' land purchase on sleepy Fleming Island to build Eagle Harbor.  Their arrival would forever raise the bar for every community to follow in the entire Jacksonville area and most certainly Clay, St. Johns, Duval counties and Fleming Island as well.  Within four years, Eagle Harbor won the coveted Florida Association of Realtors ENVY Award for its environmental efforts and also the "Best Planned Community in North Florida" by the Northeast Florida Planning and Zoning Council.                                                                                           THE MOTTO OF THE DEVELOPERS....  "You can live in a resort everyday." They built the $2.6 million Eagle Harbor Superpool first, giving Clay Count...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
THE ENCLAVE | EAGLE HARBOR | FLEMING ISLAND FL For years, the main part of Eagle Harbor consisted of only single family homes, then in 2008, trees came down in the area past Lick Skillet and the golf course on County Road 220 and The Enclave was born. The Enclave is a Condominium community developed by Trammell Crow out of Atlanta. We could definitely see the Atlanta influence the minute we stepped into the Baldwin Model - the crown molding, architectural detail such as bay windows, high ceilings, and stylish upgrades, along with a wrap-around screened porch. I felt like I was back on Peachtree Street in my tree top apartment at Brookwood Station. The buildings have six units, with two-story condos on each end, and four "Flats" condos in the middle, two upstairs and two downstairs.Every...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
PAT'S NURSERY | FLEMING ISLAND FL "Thanks for helping support the little guy" is a sign on a post as you leave Fleming Island's Pat's Nursery. Pat Stuckey bought the land and opened in 1996, just a few years after Eagle Harbor came on the Fleming Island scene. With so many new homes being built, there was definitely a need for a local nursery. Pat's Nursery has a selection of perennials, annuals, bushes, sod and trees, including topiaries. Many Fleming Island homes have been landscaped with the help of Pat's Nursery. If you follow Pat's recipe for a healthy yard, you will have a beautiful, lush yard. For advice on how to grow plants that thrive in our climate and soil, ask Pat, Larry or any of the guys who help Pat at Pat's Nursery. Pat's Nursery 7060 US Highway 17 Fleming Island FL 320...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
STEAK N SHAKE | FLEMING ISLAND FL If you're hungry for a hamburger, Steak N Shake is available 24/7 right here on Fleming Island! They have recently added breakfast items at very reasonable prices and they have guaranteed NO PRICE INCREASES IN 2012 for any of their menu items. That is a bold step in the face of price increases in food and other costs to run a restaurant. There is dine-in service or drive through if you're in a hurry. We think Jessica is just the best Manager ever! Frank and I love to go there just to see her smiling face. The employees all have great attitudes and service is very good and we think Jessica is responsible for the morale and service quality. We have often told people that Steak N Shake is to hamburgers what Chik-fil-A is to chicken. Their hamburgers are ma...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
GREAT HANG UPS! (photos later - can't upload them tonight) Great Hang Ups is Fleming Island's very own Art Gallery and Frame Shop all rolled up in one. Julia Roberts Higbe and her faithful Italian Greyhound work among the creations of some of our area's most talented artists. There is nothing like patronizing local businesses, and if you buy something at Great Hang Ups you are doing double duty - supporting local businesses and local artists. Julia's mother, Dee Roberts, also a well known local artist, opened Great Hang Ups over 20 years ago on Kingsley Avenue. They moved the business to Fleming Island as it developed. Local artists such as Donna Grasso, Kris Lesak, Hercel Stallard, Beth Haizlip, Tom Grzybola, Debbie O'Connor, Jan Koss Flower, Pauline Dixon, Tony Wood, and of course Dee...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
PETERBROOKE CHOCOLATIER If you love chocolate, then Fleming Island and other areas of Jacksonville have a real treat for you! Peterbrooke Chocolatier creates handmade confections which will delight the most discriminating palate. Their signature creations are the chocolate popcorn (yum!) and the hand-dipped chocolate strawberries (double yum!). If sugar is taboo, then you will really enjoy Peterbrooke's delectable selection of sugar-free chocolates. We have our very own Fleming Island Peterbrooke Chocolatier in the shopping center to the left (west) of Wendy's on C. R. 220. Free samples of chocolate popcorn are always available! Check out information on Peterbrooke and here is our Fleming Island information: Peterbrooke Chocolatier 1544 CR 220, Suite 2 Fleming Island FL 32003 904-278-88...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
LANDSCAPE REMEDIES | FLEMING ISLAND LANDSCAPING For all your landscaping needs, give Wanda a call at Landscape Remedies. Wanda and Rob and their crew can take care of just about anything you need, from re-designing your landscaping, to water features, to irrigation repairs and everything in between. Wanda started her Fleming Island landscaping company about eight years ago and we have watched it grow ever since we moved here in 2004. Landscape Remedies can design a plan to completely change your landscaping, or work with existing plantings and add special touches. Wanda and Rob are licensed water feature contractors, so a peaceful, trickling waterfall or calming fish pond is only a phone call and consultation away. Call Wanda today at 904-334-9080 and tell her Sharon referred you :) Lan...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
JUST LISTED 970 FLOYD ST.|FLEMING ISLAND HOME FOR SALE Offered at $114,900 by Team Alters - Frank and Sharon Alters Take advantage of this affordable home right on Fleming Island! Located on a quiet street just off Highway 17, you can have the best Clay County Schools, Fleming Island shopping and restaurants minutes away, yet enjoy the peace and quiet that this ranch home offers. There are 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, a Great Room with Kitchen adjoining. The Great Room has a fireplace and French doors to the covered porch. There is plenty of room to run and play in the spacious, fully fenced back yard. 970 Floyd St. was just painted and new custom tile was installed in the Great Room. There is extensive laminate flooring throughout the home. All appliances are brand new, including a refrigerato...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Eagle Harbor Homeowners Association Meeting Please note that the Eagle Harbor Homeowners Association Meeting originally scheduled for June 21, 2012 has been changed to 4 PM, June 28, 2012 at the O'Connor Business Center at 1590 Island Lane, Suite 28, Fleming Island FL 32003. Eagle Harbor residents are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Graeser at 904-278-0616.
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
EAGLE HARBOR FATHER'S DAY ACTIVITIES 2012 Eagle Harbor Dads and their families have another fun activity planned to celebrate Father's Day 2012 - the 1st Father's Day Fishing Tournament! Saturday, June 16, 8 AM - 10 AM at the Waterfront Park Dock Just bring your fishing pole, tackle box and cooler for our 1st ever Father's Day Fishing Tournament! Dads and Kids team up to compete to catch the largest fish off the Waterfront Park Dock. The winning team's prize is a basket for Dad! This Eagle Harbor event is complimentary to our residents of all ages. Just be sure to bring your own fishing gear.   
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
THE FIVE CARDINAL SINS FOR BUYERS 1. MAKING A LARGE PURCHASE. 2. QUITTING YOUR JOB. 3. PAYING OFF A COLLECTION. 4. CLOSING A CREDIT LINE. 5. OPENING A NEW CREDIT LINE.  Once a Buyer enters the loan underwriting box, the best advice is not do change ANYTHING with their financial picture. Banks look at the ratios of debt to income, reserves, credit scores, job history, and who knows what else? Sometimes it feels like blood type, paternal lineage, and Facebook page go into the mix. What many first time homebuyers do not realize and even seasoned buyers or owners re-financing their homes, is that their financial picture needs to remain stable throughout the loan process. Any change in the picture, such as buying a new vehicle, quitting a hated job, even paying off an old collection debt to ...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
The Other Side of Tropical Storm Beryl   There has been plenty of news about Tropical Storm Beryl in the last couple of days. Sure, it cancelled the Jazz Festival and the Memorial Day events at our Eagle Harbor neighborhood, but there is another side - a good side - to Tropical Storm Beryl.   The good news is that we really needed rain. We needed rain to drown out the wildfires that have been flaring up this Spring.   Just Saturday morning, Frank and I actually got in our car and drove to the street behind us because the smoke was so thick we were convinced one of the houses was on fire. When we arrived, we realized it was just smoke blowing in from a fire somewhere else.   So even though Beryl cancelled our Memorial Day plans, it did bring some much-needed rain and hoepfully quenched t...
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