jacksonville florida: Jacksonville, FL November Housing Stats - 12/22/14 03:46 AM

 
 
 
 
2,326 new listings added to market but inventory at lower than balanced levels. Sales drop to 1,611 but median price up to $161,500.    
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – November 2014 housing sales reports are now posted by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors on NEFAR.com. Except where otherwise indicated, statistics reflect combined results for single-family residential and condominium properties.
 
Despite 2,325 new listings hitting the market during November, the overall inventory of 9,573 homes equates to only 4.7 months on hand; less than the five- to six-months inventory that is considered a balanced market. Less options for … (4 comments)

jacksonville florida: October 2014 Jacksonville, FL Market Report - 11/15/14 12:33 AM

Why Jacksonville, FL? Here are a few reasons: Atlantic Ocean, St. Johns River & Intracoastal Waterway offer boaters & fishermen a wide variety of options.  Mayo Clinic & Hospital. Four seasons, with mainly mild winters. No state income tax.  
 
Median price $161,365 with 1,906 homes changing hands. Days on market: 82.  Less than five months supply available.   
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 2014 housing sales reports are now posted by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors on NEFAR.com. Except where otherwise indicated, statistics reflect combined results for single-family residential and condominium properties.
 
There were 2,830 new properties added … (8 comments)

jacksonville florida: 8417 South Lamanto Avenue, Jacksonville, FL - 11/14/14 05:50 AM
 
Great home on large fenced lot.  Original hardwood floors throughout main living areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large Florida Room overlooks the yard. Perfect for a handyman or buyer with FHA 203K loan so they can update the kitchen and baths as they like. Fantastic value for less than $130,000!
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jacksonville florida: 909 Arlingwood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL - 11/14/14 02:16 AM
 
This is a fabulous home!  All NEW in 2013/2014: Windows, HVAC, hot water heater, roof, plumbing.
This home is a great fit for a buyer using FHA/VA or Bond financing.  Three bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room and a HUGE family room with a HUGE family room featuring terazzo floors, fireplace, and loads of natural light.  This is a move in ready home with no homeowner's association - bring your buyers!
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jacksonville florida: Jacksonville, FL AR Meet Up 3/26/14 - 03/27/14 05:16 AM
It was a small but mghty crowd of 5 of us last night at Seasons 52 - we ended up having to much to talk about that my Sasquatch photo was never even mentioned.
Jerry Gitchel, a long time friend of mine who works in the technology world actually joined AR yesterday so he could be legit when he drove up to meet us from Tampa; Paul Gruenther is a long time Realtor friend as well, and Lynn Brier De La Cruz joined us with her husband Fred.
A few beverages, some fabulous appertizers and we were talking about all sorts … (10 comments)

jacksonville florida: Jacksonville, FL Active Rain Meet Up - 3/26/14 5-7pm Seasons 52 - 03/23/14 10:38 AM
I'm hosting our March Meet Up at Seasons 52, at St. John's Town Center this coming Wednesday from 5-7pm.
I would love to meet any of our local (or traveling) Rainers who can join - St. John's Town Center is centrally located in our area, with easy access to 1-295 - please come out and join us and say hi!
I know I've had some issues posting with pictures over the past few months, but have definitely learned how easy it is to link web pages, so if you have questions/issues/suggestions about ways for us to post, please stop by and … (5 comments)

jacksonville florida: Jacksonville, FL Area Home Sales Report, February 2014 - 03/17/14 03:20 AM

 
 
Fewer new listings are lender mediated, median prices and closed sales nudge upward, inventory still low.
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 2014 real estate sales and activity is available from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors on NEFAR.com. Except where otherwise indicated, statistics reflect combined results for single-family residential and condominium properties.
There were 2,728 new listings added to inventory in February; an 11.9 percent increase over February 2013. Despite the jump in sellers deciding that now is the time to make their move, overall inventory fell 3.5 percent year over year to come in at 9,324 homes. The reduced … (7 comments)

jacksonville florida: October 2013 Jacksonville, FL & Beaches Home Sales - 11/15/13 11:28 PM
 
 
Sales prices and pending sales increase, closed sales drop slightly, fewer homes available and selling faster.
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 2013 real estate market statistics are now available from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. Except where otherwise indicated, statistics reflect combined results for single-family residential and condominium properties.
 
Closed sales are up 22.6 year to date, while the 1,492 closed sales for the month were a 6.6 percent drop from last October’s 1,597 sales. Pending sales are up 25.8 percent year to date and 28.7 percent for the month: 2,050 pending sales this October versus 1,593 … (10 comments)

jacksonville florida: Jaxtoberfest, Jacksonville, FL 10/11 & 10/12/13 - 10/07/13 10:19 PM
I'm just hearing about this, not sure HOW it missed my radar screen, but glad I found out about it now, while there is still time to enjoy!
This is the first inaugural Jaxtoberfest, a family friendly fall festival on the site of the Jax Shipyards.
The two day event features: 
Brat eating competition Corn Hole Stein Holding Oversized Beer Pong Beer Barrel Race 5K Beer Run This is just an overview of the two day event, there are many more events, and entertainment and you can learn more about them here: Inaugural Jaxtoberfest
 
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jacksonville florida: River City Haunts, Jacksonville, FL - 10/07/13 09:13 PM
This is a new opportunity by our local Adlib Tours to get a different perspective on our local Jacksonville!
River City Haunts starts on 10/4/13, and runs every Friday Night. 
This walking tour, which runs for an hour and a half, features the "darker" side of Jacksonville, with tales told by local ghosts.
You will hear from the first settler of Downtown Jacksonville, Lewis Zachariah Hogans, and why the spirits continue to haunt the city.
If you don't think we have some spirits here in River City, you will be fascinated to hear more about our local ghost presence!
Tours are … (0 comments)

jacksonville florida: Product Review - Facetime - 07/29/13 09:53 AM

I have to share my experiences with Facetime!
As a recent convert to the iOS (last July, when I got my iPad), I have not used Facetime very much until this year.
Thanks to having the Facetime ability, I was able to help a military first time homebuyer tour their new home using Facetime.
Facetime is a face to face phone call, only available on the iOS, that works on iPad to iPad, or iPad to iPhone - and it's the best thing when you have a family relocating and their is no budget or time for a physical trip … (6 comments)

jacksonville florida: Bank of America & Purple Heart Homes, Jacksonville, FL - 07/27/13 12:27 AM
I saw this and just had to share: a disabled veteran was given a home locally by Bank of America and Purple Heart Homes, right here in Jacksonville!
Now, I knew there were donations such as this. I had heard Wells Fargo was doing something similar, but I was not aware that Bank of America was doing a similar project.
You can read the full story here:http://jacksonville.com/community/mandarin/2013-07-26/story/jacksonville-disabled-veteran-family-get-new-home-thank-you-not#ixzz2aFw004T3
 
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jacksonville florida: Aardwolf Brewing Company, Jacksonville, FL - 07/17/13 06:41 AM

 
 
 
I recenlty had the chance to visit Aardwolf Brewing Company for a Historic/Downtown NEFAR Council kick off event.
Having worked in San Marco, I really do miss the bars & restaurants in that area, and while the beach isn't that far, sometimes, it sure seems that way. 
Aarwolf Brewing Company has transformed a San Marco building (their website states it's an old icehouse), located along the railroad tracks into a super cool place. 
The whole thing feels like a loft transported from NYC and dropped here - exposed brick, reclaimed wood, funky lighting.  Add two separate rooms … (3 comments)

jacksonville florida: NEFAR Releases June 2013 Housing Sales Figures - 07/11/13 07:17 AM

 
 
Buyer competition for properties pushing prices higher and inventory down.
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces real estate market statistics for June 2013. Except where otherwise indicated, statistics reflect combined results for single-family residential and condominium properties.
 
Closed sales in June reached 1,829, reflecting an eight percent increase over June 2012 and a 22.8 percent increase year to date. The breakdown of the 1,829 sales were 651 (35.6 percent) lender mediated and 1,829 traditional. Demand for homes shows no sign of waning, with pending sales coming in at 2,171 for the month; … (7 comments)

jacksonville florida: Jacksonville's Haydon Burns Library & Jessie Ball duPont Fund - 07/01/13 08:53 PM

The Haydon Burns Library is a landmark in downtown Jacksonville, even though the building no longer houses a library.
i was unaware until today that the library building sits on the former site of the "new" City Hall which was built after the Great Fire of 1901. The Great Fire was one of the worst disasters in Florida history. In eight hours, the fire burned 146 city blocks, destroyed more than 2,368 buildings, and left almost 10,000 residents homeless. It is said the glow from the flames could be seen in Savannah, Georgia and the smoke plumes all the way in Raleigh, North … (6 comments)

jacksonville florida: Jacksonville Jaguars & City Unveil $63M Improvement Plan - 06/19/13 08:36 PM

Apparently, under owner Shahid Khan, we have some major stadium improvements coming our way. 
A few of the improvements include: 
New platform area in the north end-zone with pools, food & beverage service. Video scoreboards in each end zone, 55 x 301 feet , the largest of their kind. New LED board displays on the sidelines, as well as the Bud Light Party Deck and above the Terrace Suites in the south end zone.  Displays over the tunnels Shahid Khan is quoted as saying "It will be impossible to stay home and watch the Jaguars"
 
Now, I LOVE NFL Football, but … (3 comments)

jacksonville florida: Brunet-Garcia Wins Four National Addys, Jacksonville, FL - 06/16/13 01:03 AM
I realize this is a diversion from real estate, but hey, I did have a life before real estate, and it was in advertising. 
The ADDYs are the advertising equivalent of the Golden Globes, frankly, and it's a huge accomplishment to be awarded a national ADDY (there are local, state and national levels). 
This is fabulous recognition for a local advertising agency, as well as our area. 
You can read the full story here: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2013-06-16/story/arts-notes-players-sea-campaign-net-brunet-garcia-four-national#ixzz2WOKZws00
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jacksonville florida: Antiques Roadshow Comes To Jacksonville, FL ! - 06/09/13 12:14 AM
I saw this about a week ago, and meant to follow up on it sooner, but missed it with our annual RPAC (Realtor's Political Action Committee) auction this past Friday night. 
Some of the items of specific interest the producers noted were: 
A nautical timepiece valued at $45K-$50K despite a cracked glass dome.  A small mixed metal pot, a rare American Gorham piece, valued at $3K-$5K.  A Grandfather clock, valued at $4k-$5K And, of course, you would expect to find something like this:purchased for $75 at a PBS auction, and valued at $7K-$8K, it's a Doctor Dolittle pushmi-pullyu
 
 
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jacksonville florida: Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Road Closures, 5/24-5/28/13 - 05/23/13 10:37 AM
Jacksonville Jazz Festival Road Closures, 5/24-5/28/13
If you live in Jacksonville, FL, or are coming to our area for the annual Jazz Festival, you may want to read up on the road closures for the event.
The Jazz Festival spans several locales, so you may not even be aware you will be affected.  Read below to see if your local roadways will be carrying Jazz Festival road traffic, and be patient with any closures, please!
Laura Street from Church Street to Independent Drive
Closed: Thursday, May 23, at 8 a.m. through Sunday, May 26, at midnight
Exceptions:      
- Northbound lane from … (7 comments)

jacksonville florida: JAX2025, Jacksonville, Florida's Visioning Efforts - 05/18/13 10:12 AM
JAX2025 had their final meeting today (I could not attend), where more than 14,000 people completed surveys about how they envisoin the city, and has resulted in a 89 page report. 
This is a grass roots effort; with input from many sectors of the city and city employees, including our Mayor, Alvin Brown. 
Some of the areas the public would like to see improved include: 
Making the city cleaner & greener Improving public transportation Develop downtown into a thriving part of the city Excellent school system You can read more about Jax2025 in the story in today's Times Union here: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-05-18/story/reports-release-grass-roots-effort-imagine-better-future-jacksonville#ixzz2Tgysednk
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