watson realty: Market Update -Marsh Creek Country Club, St. Augustine, FL - 08/01/11 10:26 AM
 
Marsh Creek Country Club is located on Anastasia Island just 5 miles south of historic St. Augustine, Florida. Nestled just off A1A you will find this gated community filled with lovely homes, wonderful people and a lifestyle you will want to call your own.
Within the community you will find an 18-hole golf course designed by Mark McCumber, tennis and fitness facility and clubhouse and pool. Relax and enjoy the newly activities or enjoy dinner and an intracoastal view sunset in the Dining room.

Looking at the market for homes for sale in Marsh Creek Country Club, we see … (2 comments)

watson realty: Real Estate Recovery : St. Augustine FL Plans a HUGE Birthday Party! - 07/27/11 02:25 AM
St. Augustine Florida begins planning for it's 450th Anniversary in the year 2015. This is no small feat as Florida's Secretary of the State Ken Browning explains in this video below:

Learn more about St. Augustine's 450th Celebration.
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watson realty: 4BR - Country Club Lifestyle - reduced to only $274,900 - 07/25/11 11:39 AM
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watson realty: Beach-inspired decorating - 07/21/11 12:49 AM
I live, work and play in a coastal town, St. Augustine Florida. Like myself, many of my customers move here from the North East.  They have lived with the traditional style, heavy & dark furnishings, and want a change.  They choose to live in our seaside town and want a more relaxed beachy feel to thier new homes. 
Here are some beach-inspired decorating ideas that will give homes the laid-back setting that's just right for homes in Marsh Creek Country Club, or anywhere for that matter.
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watson realty: Storage is HOT! - 07/19/11 01:08 AM
My fiance, Dan, has lots of "stuff".  From the ugly gun metal grey desk (circa 1950?) to a full sized skeleton and, I am not kidding, every bed pillow he has ever owned in his life.  I'm talking at least 12 pillows!
I'm not much better, but, of course MY "stuff" is all good "stuff".  However I am concerned what will happen when we merge households.  Isn't there a HGTV show for couples like us?
It seems that everyone has accumulated more stuff than they know what to do with, and for many people, like us, a self-storage facility is the answer.  … (3 comments)

watson realty: VA Loans Make Many Foreclosed Homes Off-Limits - 07/17/11 03:56 AM
Many know that the Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees home loans for vets that make it possible to buy a house with little or no money down. Word of caution, if you are planning to use your VA benefit for a Foreclosed home in St. Augustine, you might want to read this article.  Some requirements of the VA loans intended to protect buyers also create hurdles for them.
Search Foreclosures in St. Augustine, FL
I work closely with lenders who are skilled in helping Veterans secure VA financing on a myriad of property types.  If you are looking for a home in St. … (0 comments)

watson realty: Not just Energy Star.... Look for the "Most Efficient" - 07/16/11 02:17 AM
During the course of my Certified green Designation training I learned the importance of Energy Star Products. While all Energy Star-labeled products are more efficient than average, some models out-perform others.
Now, consumers will see which televisions, clothes washers, central air conditioners and (soon) refrigerators will save them the most on energy bills.
For the first time our government will clearly identify the "most efficient" products so we can easily spot the products that will save the most on electricity bills. Awesome news!
Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/energy-star-most-efficient-products-0715#ixzz1SH1kXAUq
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watson realty: New iPad apps to help kill time at Open Houses! - 07/16/11 01:15 AM
A raining Saturday afternoon in Florida, sitting Open Homes in St. Augustine and not a soul stops in. What's a poor agent to do? Here is a review of some new killer iPad apps to help get you through hours of doldrums.
On a more serious note, what DO you do when no one attends your Open House?  Would you like you to share some creative tips on helping us fill our quiet times.
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watson realty: Need a New Roof Over Your Head? - 07/11/11 11:47 PM
Most of the homes in my neighborhood, Marsh Creek Country Club, were built in the early 90's. I've noticed a lot roofs in the process of being replaced. I found this article from eHow (awesome site for simple home solutions.)
If you are planning to cover the roof of your house with asphalt shingles, rolled roofing or corrugated metal, you can choose from a limited selection of colors to enhance the beauty of your home in St. Augustine.
Of course, if you live in a deed restricted community, such as Marsh Creek Country Club, your Association will have guidelines for your … (1 comments)

watson realty: Market Report for Homes for Sale in St. Augustine – SeaGrove St. Augustine Beach - 07/08/11 01:18 AM
Market Report for Homes for Sale in St. Augustine – SeaGrove St. Augustine Beach
 
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The Neighborhood of SeaGrove St. Augusitne Beach is a mixed-use community composed of 289 single family homes, 40 Luxury Condominiums, and a five acre retail office area called the Town Center. The Neighborhood is enhanced by the natural features of the site including the salt marsh and tidal creek that cut through the property; several lakes and majestic oak trees.
In addition to the natural features, the Neighborhood is further enhanced by the quality of the architecture of the buildings. The designs for … (2 comments)

watson realty: Leasing with the Option to Buy –Is it right for you? - 07/07/11 10:58 AM
Leasing with the Option to Buy –Is it right for you?
I have had a lot of inquiries about “Leasing with an option to buy”. What is it exactly? This is my interpretation.
A renting tenant signs an agreement with a landlord stating that the tenant can buy the property at the end of a prearranged time period. The owner is obligated to sell at the option price, but the tenant is not obligated to buy. However, the tenant can buy the property only if the landlord exercises the option to sell.
The option to buy is terminated if the tenant … (2 comments)

watson realty: Awesome St. Augustine Beach Building Site! - 07/02/11 10:54 AM
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watson realty: Real Estate Outlook: Mixed News amid Rising Initial Jobless Claims - 06/28/11 01:05 AM
It was mixed news this week in the real estate market. While new housing starts were up after a month of declines, existing-home sales were down 3.8 percent from April. What will the rising initial jobless claims mean?  Boy oh boy...do you ever feel like you are on a roller Coaster?
What is going on with the homes in St. Augustine?
Anastasia Island's sales have been a bit stronger this year.  There have been 271 homes closed through our local MLS year to date. Although they took a bit longer to sell, the $200's price range seems to be the sweet … (1 comments)

watson realty: 10 Ways to Turn Buyers Off - 06/25/11 12:23 AM
Do you remember, not so long ago, buyers were lined up chomping at the bit to purchase your property? Bidding wars not low-ball bids were the norm in the Sellers Market.
Awww, those were the good old days, as they say. Today ... the tables have turned, the bubble has popped and it is definitely a Buyer’s Market. In this market flooded with foreclosures and short sales, what’s a person to do if they really want to sell their home?
I recommend to my clients when they want to sell thier home in St. Augustine that they stage their home, price … (3 comments)

watson realty: Lakefront at St. Augustine Beach - 06/21/11 02:57 PM
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watson realty: 100% Financing Available!! - 06/21/11 01:17 AM
June is National Homeownership Month.  Activities and events in communities across the country will focus on housing’s role in creating jobs and stimulating economic activity.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), "the sale of an existing median- priced home ($173,000 in 2010) generates $58,529 in economic activity. This includes $15,570 in direct real estate industry support (fees for real estate agents, title companies, mortgage brokers); $5,235 in furniture, home furnishings, landscaping, etc; and $9,987 in stimulated economic activity. New home sales generate even more economic activity, including the costs of construction materials and construction jobs".
There are many great … (0 comments)

watson realty: Is there a Competive Market? - 06/21/11 12:57 AM
I'm really busy. Busy listing and selling homes in St. Augustine. My office is busy, my Associates are telling me the same thing, properties in St. Augustine are selling.
It's not just here, it's been happening across the county since the Spring. Why is that? What has changed?
Motivated by the improved economy and a fear that interest rates will definitively head upward, more prospective homeowners are scouring listings and trolling open houses these days.
Although we are not seeing an appreciation in value, the homes that look good, are in great condition and are well priced are moving!
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watson realty: Scammers "Scrape" info from Craigslist - 06/13/11 04:05 PM
Have you had this happen?Scammers “scrape” home-sales information from websites like Craigslist, then place that information on some home rental sites.   Then they collect deposits and rent from unsuspecting consumers. 
This has also happened to customers of mine, who own a home in St. Augustine.  Fortunately, my customers were not harmed, but Les Sulgrove, president of the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors says this is common.
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watson realty: Where in the world is 211 Woodbury Trail? - 06/13/11 03:50 PM
Where in the world is 211 Woodbury Trail? Located right on the St. Johns River in Putnam County, Florida.
Putnam County, Florida's 28th County was Putnam County created in 1849. It was created from parts of St. Johns, Alachua, Orange, Duval, and Marion counties. Named for Benjamin A. Putnam, who was a soldier in the First Seminole War, a lawyer, Florida legislator, and the first president of the Florida Historic Society.
The Putnam County Historical Society has determined that Benjamin A. Putnam is the grandson of Israel Putnam, for whom other counties and places in the United States are named. … (0 comments)

watson realty: St. Johns Riverfront Estate - 06/13/11 09:51 AM
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