Orange Park, FL Real Estate News

By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Current market conditions for Orange Park, Fleming Island,Middleburg & Green Cove Springs June 2008 & 2007 Here's what Clay County Real Estate in June 2008 looked like: Current # of listings available June 2008  1929 Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  183  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 100.67   Remaining # months inventory 10.54   Selling price % of list price (original list price) (these were homes that sold and closed in June 2008)  89.47%   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in June 2007 looked like: Current # of listings available June 2007  2166 Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  196  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)-  67.83  Remaining # months inventory  11.05  Sell...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Current market conditions for Orange Park, Fleming Island,Middleburg & Green Cove Springs May 2008 & 2007 Here's what Clay County Real Estate in May 2008 looked like: Current # of listings available May 2008 1989  Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  159  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 82.14   Remaining # months inventory 12.51   Selling price % of list price (original list price) (these were homes that sold and closed in May 2008)  72.67%   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in May 2007 looked like: Current # of listings available May 2007 2151  Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  240  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 66.24   Remaining # months inventory  8.96  Selling pric...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Current market conditions for Orange Park, Fleming Island,Middleburg & Green Cove Springs April 2008 & 2007   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in April 2008 looked like: Current # of listings available April 2008  1995 Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  189  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 88.83   Remaining # months inventory  10.56  Selling price % of list price (original list price) (these were homes that sold and closed in April 2008)  89.97%   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in April 2007 looked like: Current # of listings available April 2007 2102  Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold) 194   Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)-  75.53  Remaining # months inventory 10.84...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Current market conditions for Orange Park, Middleburg & Green Cove Springs 2008 & 2007   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in March 2008 looked like: Current # of listings available March 2008  2043  Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  143  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)-  86.69  Remaining # months inventory  14.29  Selling price % of list price (original list price) (these were homes that sold and closed in March 2008)  90.88%   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in March 2007 looked like: Current # of listings available March 2007 1986 Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold) 190   Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 109.67  Remaining # months inventory  10.45  Selling price % of...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Here's what Clay County Real Estate in February 2008 looked like: Current # of listings available February 2008   1984   Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  128  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)-  68.77  Remaining # months inventory  15.5  Selling price % of list price (original list price) (these were homes that sold and closed in February 2008)  90.09%   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in February 2007 looked like: Current # of listings available February 2007  1919  Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  220  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 57.33   Remaining # months inventory  8.72  Selling price % of list price (original list price) (these were homes that sold and closed...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Current conditions in Orange Park, Middleburg and Green Cove Springs, Florida January 2008 & 2007 Here's what Clay County Real Estate in January 2008 looked like: Current # of listings available January 2008    1987  Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  125  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 111.49   Remaining # months inventory  15.9  Selling price % of list price (original list price) (these were homes that sold and closed in January 2008)  91.16%   Here's what Clay County Real Estate in January 2007 looked like: Current # of listings available January 2007   1894  Average # of sales per month (homes that went under contract not sold)  194  Ave days on market (under contract homes, not sold)- 133.69  Remaining # months inventory  9...
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By Mike Schwiebert, 904HomeStore.com
(INI Realty Investments, Inc.)
Oakleaf Plantation Market Update for July 2008                  As we move into August our latest statistics for the Oakleaf Plantation Homes that have sold are providing us with some more light at the end of the tunnel. Since the first of the year we have been predicting a steady upward trend through summer and continuing on through winter. Inventory has gone down and our prices are going back up. As the supply and demand are taking effect it is helping many of us regain some value in our homes. The market throughout Florida is seeing a similar effect.   Notice the graphs below are showing how the market has been all over the place since August of 2006. Even though our current home sales prices are lower than the were in the past few years you can see how the market has stabilized and ...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
In the new days of technology today's buyers want photos, virtual tours, and even videos. So the question is, which one should you have to make sure you have maximum exposure to the buying community? Consider this, although most new virtual tours have gone away from the "fisheye" look, virtual tours still have a a very heavy bandwith(that means that it take a lot of power to download and play on the computer screen). However, I am by no means telling you NOT to have your agent do a virtual tour! On the contrary, I am telling you that you should absolutly have a virtual tour done of your home! But then what about the pictures? In our virtual world I all to often see one bad photo snapped from a car window of a new listing, and a nice virtual tour. What about those folks that are on dialu...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
These days there are bargains to be had when it comes to buying homes. Now, if your a first time homebuyer just squeaking into the market, or a seasoned buyer just looking for a larger home for your family there is no doubt in my mind that you've been looking at short sales and foreclosures. Now although some short sales and foreclosures are shining jewels that just happen to be in a bad situation, most shortsales and foreclosures have been neglected and ravaged by the previous owners. I'm talkuing they need new roofs, usually all of the appliances, AC's, Flooring, holes in the walls. You name it I've seen it. (SideBar: I recently showed a vacant shortsale that the owners had moved out of months ago, but had been coming back once a week to put food out for the cat they left behind. Not ...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
There are a lot of factors that go into preparing your home for sale. We have highlighted of a few of the major ones below. Cleanliness Most people are turned off by even the smallest amount of dirt or odor when buying a home. Sellers lose thousands of dollars because they do not adequately clean. If your house is squeaky clean, you will be able to sell your home faster and net hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more. If you are planning on moving, why not get rid of that old junk now so that your house will appear larger? Make more space. Odors must be eliminated especially if you have dogs, cats, or young children in diapers or if you are a smoker. You may not notice the smell, but the buyers do! Easy Access Top selling agents will not show your home if both the key and access are...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
So its been 6, 7 even 12 moths for some folks in the journey of selling their home. They don't know why their home hasn't sold and their agent has become a magician and desapeared. At this point the seller needs answers....pronto! So, what do you do. Call your agent and request a sit down conversation. Discuss pricing, marketing and showing feedback. If you've been getting no traffic there is a problem with pricing and marketing. If you've been getting good traffic, then you need to look long and hard at what your showing feedback has been. If you get comments like "The carpet was a hang up", "we went with new construction", "it just felt worn" or my personal favorites "it smells like smoke and/or animal urine". These are all sure signs that your condition is off. The price is attractiv...
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By Tara Cornett, Realtor in Orange Park FL
(Vanguard GMAC Real Estate)
My Name is Tara Cornett and I have been in Real Estate for 5 years.  In my 5 years I have worked both general and new home sales which has helped add to my knowledge on both sides.  I just turned 30 and everyone keeps saying that your "thirties" are great!  I've worked hard to get where I'm at and I feel pretty fortunate where my life is (I'm happy to be healthy).  I was born at NAS Jax hospital in Florida, lived in Jacksonville until 3rd grade and moved to Clay County where I currently reside.  I love Clay County, we have really good school systems, family oriented and pretty quiet place.  Although in Florida the weather can be pretty miserable in the summer time, we have the humid heat so it gets pretty hot & yucky (bad hair day) you leave the house with nice hair and as soon as you w...
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By Tara Cornett, Realtor in Orange Park FL
(Vanguard GMAC Real Estate)
I wish we had that crystal ball....  The good thing is that this is the only market we have and we have to make the best of it.  I do believe prices are as low as they are going to get and for a buyer that doesn't have a home to sell, its a great time to buy (interest rates are still low and prices are back to before the boom hit).  I personally bought my new home in June of 2006 so of course I paid top dollar, trust me if I could sell I would and get a really good deal right now, but unfortunately their is no equity, I would have to bring money to closing at this point (lol).  The sellers that have a little equity built into their home and need to move are doing alright because if they have to take a hit on their current home, good chance they will recieve a good deal on their next pur...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
Free Seminar How to: Sell Smart in a Buyers Market!  When: Saturday June 21st 10am-12noon Where: Jacksonville Library-Argyle Branch 7972 Old Middleburg Rd S Who Should Attend: Anyone thinking of selling their home This Free seminar is being hosted to help the current home ownership community that is in need of selling. At this seminar you will receive materials to help you through the selling process, hear from lenders about options with renting our your home, or purchasing a new home and still owning your current home. Topics covered will also include how to hire the RIGHT agent for you/your home, the home selling process, todays market, making repairs/improvements, marketing, where buyers come from and negotiations.   The seminar is open to any and everyone. Please invite anyone you k...
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By Eden Jordan, CRS, GRI
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty Inc.)
Believe it or not, things are picking up in the real estate world.  They may not be gangbusters and overinflated like the years we saw before, but houses are selling.  If you are thinking about moving, you may want to take advantage of the peak summer selling season.  Here are some positive things that will help our market:     •       The Navy is MOVING a base from Brunswick, Maine. These are typically S3 pilots who love Jacksonville.  They have lived in high cost areas like San Diego, and they would love to make Jacksonville their last tour of duty.  From what I understand from my military clients, they will be moving these squadrons down in phases over the next 18 months or so.  You may have seen the huge hangers at NAS JAX.  Granted, some of these servicemen will rent, but once they...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
  Eagle Harbor Homes Orange Park Florida 1.5% BUYER REBATE! Eagle Harbor is a beautiful 3,000-acre, family-friendly, planned golf community of traditional and contemporary homes situated on Fleming Island in Orange Park Florida. Bounded to the east by U.S. 17 and to the north and west by Doctors Lake, Eagle Harbor Florida extends south of County Road 220 and includes the new Clay County library on Town Center Boulevard. Just 20 miles from downtown Jacksonville Florida and only minutes to the Orange Park FL Shopping Mall and movie theaters, Eagle Harbor community is bordered by Doctor's Lake, Black Creek, and the St. Johns River. Eagle Harbor was chosen "Best Planned Community in Northeast Florida" by the Northeast Florida Building & Zoning Council and received the Southeast Builders Co...
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By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
    Eagle Landing Orange Park Florida Homes 1.5% BUYER REBATE! Eagle Landing is a new golf and family community located in northern Clay county in the Orange Park, Florida area.  Eagle Landing is directly adjacent of Oakleaf Plantation, a community which will feature over 6000 homes upon completion. The community features an 18-hole championship golf course, small neighborhoods, a variety of homes and a Village Green. There has never been a green like this in all of North Florida. Not a putting green – it’s a community green with a lake, docks with canoes that you can rent, and kayaks you can try. There’s also a Kids' Club, full gymnasium, aquatic center, tennis complex and more.      The 7,037 yard Clyde Johnston designed Eagle Landing golf course weaves through the Florida landscape ...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(Herron Real Estate)
Ashebourne of Orange Park, Florida is located off Doctors Lake Drive in Orange Park, Florida.  The easy way to find this beautiful hidden community is take Hwy. 17 south to Orange Park from Jacksonville  then make a right on Kingsley ave,  then left onto Dr. Lake Dr. follow that down around four miles  then make a left into Ashebourne.    This is a small community with only 48  homes.  This  community was  well thought out  and was built with the large mature oak trees  left undisturbed. These large oak trees give plenty of shade to the community.  Ashebourne backs up to Doctor Lake with some the homes on the lake. Most of the homes were build by  Coppenbarger Homes, JA Long  Inc., Montgomery Homes,  and  Infinity Builders. Most of the homes are all brick  with a few of them being stucc...
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By Dale Simmons
(Realty)
Did you see the article about the Top Ten Fastest Falling housing markets posted on Forbes.com?http://www.forbes.com/2008/02/12/foreclosure-housing-property-forbeslife-cx_mw_0212realestate.htmlForbes.com reports that Florida nabbed three spots on the list of 10 fastest-falling markets, with Tampa down 11.7%, Miami depressed by 10.6% and Jacksonville in an 8.7% decline from last year. With prices down and interest rates at almost an all time low, NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO BUY!The article went on to say that there is a one sign of good news in these markets is that construction has all but stopped, and sellers are starting to get realistic about cutting prices. I have seen this personally first hand. I just posted a $10,000 price cut on one of my listings in Oakleaf Plantation, it's a beauti...
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