Orange Park, FL Real Estate News

By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
With nearly 1 in 10 mortgages in the country going into default the terms short sale and foreclosure have become very mainstream and acceptable. However, what I commonly find is that homeowners do not fully understand either of these terms. So, lets clarify. What is a Short Sale? Simply put, a Short Sale is used to describe the sale of a home in which the homeowner owes the bank more than the home is worth. The bank agrees to allow the home to be sold for less than what is owed (AKA "Short Sale"). Don't be fooled by the term though. Just because it says "short" sale, the process can be very exhausting and take months. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosure is the legal and professional proceeding in which a mortgagee, or other lien holder, usually a lender, obtains a court ordered terminati...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(Herron Real Estate)
Orange Park Homes For Sale - Market Report  Orange Park Florida Homes For Sale -   Real Estate Market Conditions For December 2009   There are currently 670 single family homes for sale in Orange Park. The average home price is $211,646 with a price range from $37,000 to 1,899,000. There are 184 homes that are pending/under contract in Orange Park. In the month of December there has been 76 homes that have sold and closed in Orange Park. The average closed price of $166,292 with an average of 96 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 949 homes that have sold in Orange Park Florida  with an average sold price of $171,232 with an average of 98 on the market. Highest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $795,000 and was on the market for 618 days. Lowest home sale YTD in Or...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
I have come to realize in my real estate career that a lot of people aren't aware of the fact that there are agents in the real estate business that actually specialize.  Some know there are agents that work commercial, others that work a particular area or neighborhood.  Interestingly, most don't know that there is a different kind of specialty in Real estate that is actually a great advantage to the consumer.  What I'm talking about is listing specialists and buyer's agents.  Why would a real estate agent choose to work with just buyers or just sellers, and what advantage does it pose to the consumer? A buyer (or listing) specialist is a great advantage to both the consumer and the agent, because it allows that professional to become an expert at what they do.  If all that individual ...
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By Christa LaFarlette (la-far-let)
(Your Choice Real Estate)
Congratulations to the new owners on Aquarius Road!  After only 1 day on market this home sold at full price with minimal concessions to the buyer.  Thank you to USAA for crazy quick lending and closing on time this past Friday.  Thank you to Karen Wentz of Coldwell Banker for bringing her buyers on day one.  Thank you to the Williams for trusting me with the sale of your property!  We wish the new owners well and know they will enjoy many years in their new home!
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By Kim Dove, Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(Watson Realty Corp)
I really think customer service is back in the Jacksonville FL area. My Mom called me from work to tell me that she felt very sick and was going to the ER after work. My Mom was sick about a month ago and went to see her now fired primary care physician in Jacksonville FL. That's a blog for another time titled "What NOT to do if you want to keep patients". You see I am the oldest so when my Mom gets sick I take it very seriously. I told Mom to swing by my home and I would drive her out to Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park FL. It's not that I have anything against OPMC they are really a great hospital. I think they have gone completely paperless also I just really do hate emergency rooms. When we arrived my biggest fears were realized. I knew we had at least a 4 hour wait ahead o...
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By Phil Jones, Broker, CDPE
(Your Choice Realty of NC)
Announcement - SOLD & Closed! Your Choice Real Estate is pleased to announce the successful closing of our listing at 2634 Needham Ct, Orange Park, FLORIDA; 32065. The sellers listed the property with Lisa Peterie (904-298-2679 Ext 512) and Joyce Roberts (904-298-2679 Ext. 508) of Your Choice Real Estate and selected our Full Service listing package. The deal closed on 12/30/09. The original asking price was $109,900 and the final sale price was $105,900 representing 96.4% of the list price. The home was listed on May 20, 2009 and went into contract in 209 days on December 15, 2009. The buyer was represented by Sandra Wolley (904-614-0873) of Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty. The transaction was closed by Glenn Taylor, P.A. of Orange Park, Florida.  Special thanks go to everyone involv...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(Herron Real Estate)
Orange Park Florida Homes For Sale – Market Report There are currently 677 single family homes for sale in Orange Park. The average home price is $208,380 with a price range from $40,000 to 1,899,000. There are 166 homes that are pending/under contract in Orange Park. In the past 30 days there has been 87 homes that have sold and closed in Orange Park. The average closed price of $151,245 with an average of 96 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 863 homes that have sold in Orange Park with an average sold price of $171,931 with an average of 99 on the market. Highest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $795,000 and was on the market for 618 days. Lowest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $19,500 and was on the market for 1 day. If you would like to know your homes val...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
OakLeaf Plantation is a Master Planned Community in the town of Orange Park Florida in the northwest corner of Clay County. With many homes for sale, both resale and new construction, OakLeaf offers something for every lifestyle. Since the first houses came out of the ground in 2003, OakLeaf has spawned a host of schools, a regional shopping center (Village Center) at one end and a couple of others along the way and there is still room for future development, both commercial and residential. The people behind OakLeaf Plantation are The Hutson Companies, a local developer with more than thirty years of experience and community participation. Their vision for a community where you can live and work close to home, that would be family-friendly and also a great place for singles and empty-n...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Orange Park Florida is located in Clay County, 20 miles south of Downtown Jacksonville and about a mile south of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. It is bordered on the east by the St. Johns River. Orange Park includes the Town of Orange Park and parts of unincorporated Clay County and covers zip codes 32073 and 32065. The Town is 5.6 square miles, which includes 1.6 square miles of water. Fleming Island (32003),over the Doctor's Lake bridge, was considered part of Orange Park until 2008. Orange Park was one of four Florida towns named in Sperling's top 100 Best Places to Raise Your Family. Orange Park was also noted for: Best for Just Plain Fun, Best for Water Sports, Best for Beach Lovers, and Best Warm-All-Winter Places. Jax Beach is about 35 minutes away, St. Augustine is 40 minu...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(Herron Real Estate)
Orange Park Florida Homes For Sale – Real Estate Market Conditions For October 2009 There are currently 684 single family homes for sale in Orange Park. The average home price is $216,133 with a price range from $49,900 to 1,499,000. There are 201 homes that are pending/under contract in Orange Park. In the past 30 days there has been 96 homes that have sold and closed in Orange Park. The average closed price of $167,926 with an average of 96 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 769 homes that have sold in Orange Park with an average sold price of $174,191 with an average of 98 on the market. Highest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $795,000 and was on the market for 618 days. Lowest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $19,500 and was on the market for 1 day. If you w...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Homeownership Workshop TODAY - Jacksonville, Florida - Cecil Commerce Center Thursday, October 22, 2009 4PM - 8PM Cecil Commerce Center Chapel 6112 Lake Newman Street Jacksonville, FL 32221  Click this Interactive map to Cecil Commerce Center. For further information: PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wxTRnHIQD8 Website: http://www.house.gov/stearns/ Email: stearnshousing@mail.house.gov Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-888-7743 Thank you and I hope to see you tonight ! Frank and Sharon Alters    
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Just wanted to let everyone know Congressman Cliff Stearns will be in town tomorrow night, October 19, for a Homeowners Workshop at the Thrasher/Horne Center on College Drive.The purpose: To help people stay in their homes or buy a first home. Who will be there: Experts in the fields of mortgages, helping with avoiding foreclosure, and helping those buying a first home. Federal Housing Authority (FHA) lending specialists will be present to pre-qualify and give homebuyer counseling.This is not a Seminar - this will be one-on-one personal counseling for people.Where: St. Johns Community College             Thrasher-Horne Conference Center             283 College Drive             Orange Park, FL RSVP: www.house.gov/stearns             or email: stearnshousing...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Take a look at home values in Orange Park FL for the last 10 year period. The primary zip codes are 32065 and 32073. (Fleming Island's 32003 zip was separated by the post office awhile back and are on a different chart.) If you look at the graph below, you will see that our values peaked in 2006 and we are now hovering at 2004 values in Orange Park, mirroring closely the values in the Greater Jacksonville Metro area. Zillow Home Value IndexMore Jacksonville Metro Home Values Zillow home values have a margin of error since they are automated valuations.
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(Herron Real Estate)
Orange Park Florida Homes For Sale - Market Report Orange Park Florida Homes For Sale – Real Estate Market Conditions For September 2009 There are currently 664 single family homes for sale in Orange Park. The average home price is $220,903 with a price range from $55,000 to 1,695,000. There are 214 homes that are pending/under contract in Orange Park. In the past 30 days there has been 87 homes that have sold and closed in Orange Park. The average closed price of $146,521 with an average of 103 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 663 homes that have sold in Orange Park with an average sold price of $174,775 with an average of 98 on the market. Highest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $795,000 and was on the market for 618 days. Lowest home sale YTD in Orange Park...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(Herron Real Estate)
      Orange Park Homes For Sale - Market Report  Orange Park Florida Homes For Sale -   Real Estate Market Conditions For August 2009 In the month of August there were 72 home sold,  more than June with 59 homes and July with 66. The average price of homes for sale in Orange Park has come down from the previous two month which is helping with an increase in home sales.     There are currently 714 single family homes for sale in Orange Park. The average home price is $227,187 with a price range from $53,995 to 1,899,000. There are 192 homes that are pending/under contract in Orange Park. In the past 30 days there has been 72 homes that have sold and closed in Orange Park. The average closed price of $184,929 with an average of 86 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total o...
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By Mike Schwiebert, 904HomeStore.com
(INI Realty Investments, Inc.)
NO Closings costs on the remaining homes for sale at the Oakleaf Village Center in Orange Park, Florida. Plus if you act soon you may still be eligible for a tax credit of $6,500 to $8,000. Come see the beauty of these homes for sale in Oakleaf Plantation. These are not your typical cookie cutter homes or neighborhood for that matter. Located in the heart of Clay County you will love all that these houses and neighborhood have to offer. The houses are loaded with upgrades and features like granite or corian counter tops, upgraded cabinets, tile back-splashes, under-cabinet lighting, oversize tile, wood burning fireplaces, Owners and Guest suites in every house, epoxy garage floor coatings and much more. No two homes are the same in this neighborhood. The remaining homes are priced betw...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
The Granary has been a staple in Orange Park health food circles since before I moved here in 1989. Nelson Helmuth's mother founded the store and Nelson has continued the tradition of the first health food store in Orange Park. Contact info: 1738 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park FL 32073 904-269-7222 The Granary is located in a charming old house, and the feeling is more like a country store as the floor boards creek beneath your feet while walking through the rooms of The Granary. The front room as you walk in is full of vitamins and holistic health products. (I think the front room must have been the front porch at one time.) You walk up a step into a small room with some more vitamins and usually a sample of some tasty crackers or dip. To the right is a room with the bulk food and dry goo...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(Herron Real Estate)
Orange Park Homes For Sale - Market Report Orange Park Florida Homes For Sale – Real Estate Market Conditions For July 2009 There are currently 713 single family homes for sale in Orange Park. The average home price is $230,564 with a price range from $33,900 to 1,899,000. There are 189 homes that are pending/under contract in Orange Park. In the past 30 days there has been 66 homes that have sold and closed in Orange Park. The average closed price of $188,109 with an average of 95 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 460 homes that have sold in Orange Park with an average sold price of $179,106 with an average of 102 on the market. Highest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $795,000 and was on the market for 415 days. Lowest home sale YTD in Orange Park was $19,500 ...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
There are several Orange Park Golf Communities to choose from if you're in the market for the lifestyle a golf community provides. Orange Park has golf communities located in every corner of town, so there is a good selection. ORANGE PARK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Orange Park Golf & Country Club is the oldest one of the Orange Park Golf Communitiesand the only one that is gated. The 24-hour guard-gated community is located off Blanding Boulevard at Kingsley Avenue. It is 20 minutes to downtown Jacksonville and to Mandarin. The 18-hole golf course was designed by Bobby Miller and is considered a driver's course according to the Club website. The setting, adjacent to the National Audobon Society Preserve, offers encounters with wildlife while playing the course. Bald Eagles have been known to f...
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By Kim Dove, Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(Watson Realty Corp)
Well the bad news for some Jacksonville, FL and Orange Park,FL first time homebuyers is the Florida Bond will require at least a 600 credit score for approval. The only exception will be when there are no FICO scores in which a manual underwrite will be acceptable. Believe it or not this has affected many potential Jacksonville, FL home buyers.   The good news is that the new issue from the Florida Housing bond program will be at a interest rate of 6%. This is great news! The former rate was at 6%. So that said they have given a little and taken a little.  
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