Ponte Vedra Beach Real Estate Fall 2017 Market Report

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Real Estate News

Nationally and here in Northeast Florida, the overall residential real estate market continued to be strong through the end of October 2017. The national unemployment was 4.1% in October, which is great news! The joblessness rate has not been this low since Dec. 2000. Throughout 2017, mortgage rates held steady, at or near 3.9%, despite fears early in the year that increases in the Federal Reserve's interest rate might push mortgages into the mid to high 4% range. Across Northeast Florida, median sales prices are at historic highs, while inventory and days on the market are lower than last year, despite an uptick in listings. Our local real estate market appears poised for another good year.

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New School in Nocatee to Open August 2018

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Around Town, New to Jacksonville, Schools

Nocatee is ranked as the 3rd fastest growing community in the country! Thousands of families are making this master-planned community their home. With this influx of families come hundreds of kids entering the St. Johns County school system. To accommodate this growth, a new K-8 school will open its doors for the 2018-2019 school year. The school is located next to Nocatee’s Twenty Mile neighborhood. 

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How to Bump Up Your Curb Appeal

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Real Estate News, Selling Tips

First impressions are important… That translates to initially meeting someone, or the first time seeing a home. It is very common for homeowners to begin overlooking exterior flaws. However, to a third party viewer, those blemishes are often viewed as more pronounced.  Whether you are looking to sell your property or simply brighten the place up, follow these simple fixes that will take your home from unmemorable to unforgettable. Give your home a few touches that send the message, “Come on in! We’re happy you’re here”.

Work from the outside in:

Take a look at your home from the road and try to see it with new eyes. Pinpoint the things you have gotten used to. The sagging gutters, dingy walkway, and dead spots in the lawn can be eyesores to a potential buyer, and also to you (even though you have turned a blind eye for months). Fixing these imperfections will go a long way. 

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Florida Homeowners Fall Checklist

Posted on by Lisa Barton

Florida is known for balmy temperatures and the go-to escape location for the rest of the country to get away from frigid winters. However, we face a winter of our own, even if it only lasts a few weeks. Whether you love the cold or moved to Florida for the very reason of avoiding it, here are a few tips to get through the short weeks of cold we endure. 

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