jacksonville fl real estate: Find Your MOJO in Jacksonville Florida! From my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor-- - 03/25/10 02:41 PM
Yes!  Find your MOJO (as in BBQ) in Jacksonville Florida! 
Tonight my family and I had a great moment of showing homes to one of our all time favorite buyers.  I found 5 great homes that are right for her, and we viewed three of them.  There is one in particular that I know is for her--the remaining question is does she know it's for her....but I digress.
MOJO Bar-b-Que.  Located in a suburb of Jacksonville FL this amazing place has the best BBQ that I have found to date.  One of three local spots, and the original, it can … (2 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Understanding Agency in Jacksonville Florida: from my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor! - 03/24/10 08:31 AM
I know--what is agency, and why do you need to know.  Here in Florida, and in my area--Jacksonville Florida agency reflects what you can expect from your agent.  There are three types, and you should know the difference as they will effect (possibly) your purchase.
In the State of Florida it is presumed that all agents are operating as transaction brokers.  You, as a buyer, can safely assume this unless the agent gives you the option of single agent or no brokerage.  To take either of those options there is a form, and it must be in writing. Transaction Broker Relationship.  … (0 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Why You Need a Realtor: from my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor - 03/23/10 04:09 PM
Let me be your guide--as you search for a new home in the greater Jacksonville Florida area(s)---
As a knowledgeable Realtor I can save you endless amounts of time and frustration As a knowledgeable Realtor I know the housing market inside and out and can help you avoid the 'wild goose chase'. As a knowledgeable Realtor I can help you with any home, even if it is listed elsewhere or if it is being sold directly by the owner. As a knowledgeable Realtor I know the best lenders in the area and can help you understand the importance of being pre-approved … (3 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: All About Me, Your First or Next Realtor: from my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor - 03/22/10 03:23 PM
I know!  A whole blog about me.  Me, your hopeful first or next Realtor in Jacksonville FL.  So, here goes and please keep in mind that I am not very good at the put myself out there stuff:)
I am Christa LaFarlette (la-far-let)
My mission:  I am a passionate and talented consultant dedicated to providing real estate and marketing services to my customers.
My vision:  To provide exceptional service and exceed the expectations of every customer.
Business experience: 
Over 15 years corporate business world experience.  Your Choice Real Estate All Real Estate Options, with a stop for a year at … (0 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Welcome to Home Buying! From my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor - 03/20/10 02:06 PM
Welcome to home buying in Jacksonville Florida!  Over the next many days I will be sharing excerpts from my home-buying packet!  In it's entirety it is a complete guide, from home search to closing.  So, hang on tight, and visit each morning--I sometimes post VERY late at night:)
Welcome my friend the home-buyer!  You are about to embark on the exciting journey of finding your ideal home.  Whether it is your first home or your next home, retirement home, or an investment property, I will make your home-buying experience fun and exciting (and it's not just my driving skills--which are excellent).  … (0 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: It's All About You!--from my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor - 03/17/10 02:35 PM
It is all about YOU!  As I search homes in our local MLS it is with you in mind, you the buyer and future homeowner!  Jacksonville FL is the largest city in the United States by land mass--and this is part of the value I bring to the table.
My real estate business has been built around one guiding principle:
It's all about you.
Your needs
Your dreams
Your concerns
Your questions
Your finances
Your time
Your life
My entire focus is on your complete satisfaction. In fact, I work to get the job done so well, you will want to … (6 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: There is a time for everything: a personal note from my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor - 03/15/10 01:00 PM
We think, we search, we explore Jacksonville FL real estate.  And I sometimes get lost in the Why, the Where, the How, and how quickly time goes by.
My Facebook friend Tonya has transcended time.  She has been fighting a battle of health and has recently shaved her head.  She is beautiful, and I am in awe.  I am inspired to be a better person, a better parent, a better Realtor, a better wife. 
I am in awe.  I am struck with the knowledge that this moment, regardless of who or where we are, can be our last.  I am shocked … (0 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: How High Tech Are You vs. How High Tech Will You Be: from my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor - 03/13/10 12:03 PM
I am decidedly not high tech, but here in Jacksonville FL there is great potential.  When my husband and I were online searching for real estate, for our first home bought together, we were certainly not thinking about our technology needs (after working through wireless issues today, I wish we had).
So the question is how high tech are you.  And how high tech will you need your new abode to be.  My bottom line is 3 prong, up to date, wall outlets.  But for some that is not a requirement.  Let's review what is basic, extra, and potential fluff.
Basic:  … (4 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Purchasing in a Buyer's Market (at great pricing): from my favorite Jacksonville FL Realtor - 03/12/10 10:28 AM
We can all agree that it is a buyer's market here in Jacksonville FL.  However, with that we can also agree that the days of rock bottom $.50 on the dollar offers are gone--unless they are a short sale and the bank may negotiate that price.  So what is a buyer, who wants to land 'that' home to do?
Offer smart.
First and foremost pre-approve for a mortgage.  You will then be able to confirm to the seller that you actually will be able to purchase this home, and afford it.  You are serious.  You are in the game.  Aside from that, … (4 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Dear Buyers, Don't Make These Mistakes! From my favorite Jacksonville Fl Realtor - 03/07/10 10:44 AM
In Jacksonville FL these are the mistakes I am finding most common.  This reflects Jacksonville FL and the greater surrounding area(s).
Someone else buys the house.  We search, we view, you ponder.  I understand the need to ponder.  I completely understand that you may not want to make a quick decision, but in this market you really need to, or you may miss your home.  I have seen this happen all to many times.  And we are both discouraged.  Moral:  if you see a house you like, offer.  I'll be ready, you should be as well. Your agent matters.  Ask questions.  How … (2 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Embracing our 'Olympic' moments--from my favorite Fleming Island Fl Realtor! - 02/17/10 02:13 PM
Fleming Island FL is about as far away from the Olympics as anywhere I know!  Jacksonville is quite a distance as well!
We are watching the downhill skiers.  Gosh--crazy stuff!  Did you see those women get flung by the mountain and then walk away?  Then we are watching the snowboarders.  Sean White--the moves, crazy stuff!
Made me think about how reaching a personal pinnacle has never, ever been without pain. 
This week my personal pain has been time.  Time to do laundry.  Time to eat dinner (note that I am not making dinner).  Time to play with kids.  Time.  Right now … (1 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Overcoming Fear, and other real estate adventures....from my favorite Fleming Island FL Realtor - 02/15/10 03:21 PM
I am watching the Olympics.  I am specifically watching the practice and the falling...and the getting back up and doing it again!  Bravery at it's best.
I am watching a specific listing on behalf of a buyer.  I am watching the price rise and fall, and I know the owners are backing off on this home, and will eventually do it again.  Rewriting a bad memory.  This home is a short sale, and as I watch it I can only imagine the grief of the family currently on the deed.  I know that they have painted, cleaned, and taken care of this … (1 comments)

jacksonville fl real estate: Homes under $100,000 in Jacksonville Florida--Yes, really! - 12/28/09 02:21 PM
 How often can we really say there are NICE homes under $100,00?  Well, here in Jacksonville Florida I am honored to say that in every area there are decent, nice, I-would-live-in-them properties for sale.  Now with that you have to really like your customer in this price range.
I say that because you certainly will not be pocketing grand amounts of money.  And, for the most part, buyers do not seem to understand this.  And, my dear buyer, you need to know this!  Our commission is our  paycheck, and as such we will work really hard for you!  But after the … (3 comments)

Christa LaFarlette (la-far-let) (Your Choice Real Estate)

Christa LaFarlette (la-far-let)

Orange Park, FL

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Your Choice Real Estate

Address: 151.18 College Drive, Orange Park, FL, 32065

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Your Choice Real Estate is proud to represent excellence in real estate and serve the greater Jacksonville areas--including Orange Park. __________________________ A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. It is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams. So, let's chat, learn, and discover what your dreams and goals for real estate are--and then let's get going! This blog represents ONLY the writers opinion.



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