Thursday, December 17, 2009

December Real Estate Report

Listen to the latest in the real estate market!!!!

Please feel free to cut and paste the address below so you can be current with the latest real estate news. Watch the December, 2009 Real Estate Report.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

OPEN HOUSE - Julington Creek Plantation - East Gate Home For Sale

OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

This beautiful Eastgate home is on a large lot in Julington Creek Plantation. This home built in 2000 is a custom built Richard Dostie (Toll Brothers) home. It features hardwood floors on the entire first floor, is wired for surround sound, has plantation shutters, a gas fireplace, built in's, high 8 ft interior doors, a security system, a large luxurious masterbath, a loft, a huge backyard among many other special features. It has 4 Bedrooms/3.5 Bathrooms, 3046 Sq Ft, Living 3465 Total Sq Ft, Master Suite, Master Bath with Jacuzzi Tub, Family Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Eat in Kitchen, Loft, 3 Car Garage, Laundry Room, Hardwood Floors throughout the First Floor, Huge Backyard, and Oversized Closets.

Please come to our open house and bring a friend. If you would like more information, please go to

Friday, October 9, 2009

Waterfront Living Does Not Have to be a Dream!

The economy has hit downtown Jacksonville, Florida's luxury highrise condominium, The Plaza, hard. The Plaza, at Berkman Plaza and Marina sold 2 bedroom condos on the St John's river with gorgeous river views for over 400,000 2 years ago. Today you can find one for 175,000. The building is like a resort with every amentity you can imagine. There is a 24 hour concierge, a full gym with sauna, steam bath, and whirlpool, a business center, a library, a heated pool, a putting green, tennis courts, squash courts, concierge lounge, guest suite, a coffee bar, and a marina. It is like living in a virtual resort. It is definitley the time to buy - a great opportunity to be able to own riverfront property.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Now is the TIME TO BUY on the River in Downtown Jacksonville

Now is definitely the time to buy! Want to live in a virtual resort? Look at condos on the river in a highrise luxury condo on the river in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Condos that once sold for 500,000 are now selling for 200,000!!! A penthouse that sold for 700,000 is selling for 325,000. has all the info you need.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Not too Late!!!!

Ms.or Mr.Buyer, in this market, you know it can take 45 to 60 days to close on a home. So let's work backwards from the November 30 deadline for the $8000 tax credit. You’ll want to have an accepted offer no later than mid-October. That leaves us only a handful of weekends to get you preapproved by a mortgage lender and find the right first home for you. Let's get started today!!! Call me!!!!

If you are, or if you know someone who might be a first time home buyer - now is the the time buy. Please contact me and let's find the house for you.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Listing in Mandarin

Inviting?? This can be yours. Located on a secluded lane in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville. 3500 hundred sq ft, waterfront, newly remodeled kitchen with top of the line appliances and granite, new baths, open floorplan - call or email me for more info.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jacksonville's Tall Ship Festival

The Jacksonville's tall ship festival sailed into downtown Jacksonville on the river walk and went out with a bang. The beautiful tall ships were on display from the Hyatt Regency hotel past the Landing and ended at the Times Union Center. The tall ships were amazing to view and this year the tall ship "Bounty" was on display for anyone to see at no cost. The "Bounty" is a replica tall ship that was used in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean." Pirates, parrots and land lovers all came together for a weekend of fun and finished with a spectacular fireworks display.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Buy Now

I am planning a first time homebuyers seminar. There has never been a better time to buy a home. When has a first time buyer ever gotten an $8,000 tax credit? Prices are down, interest rates are low, and inventory is big. Why would anyone wait?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Housing Market

Some economist say the market has hit bottom. It is amazing to me that we can get a few words and things seem to change - just as it did before things went downward. But the good news is: Housing sales have been up as well as prices over the last month in Northeast Florida - a very good sign for sellers. Another good thing for homeowners needing to sell is that the inventory of new homes is shrinking.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Social media

I went to a social media class today at Yovia. It seems we should all be on facebook, my space, linked in, and twitter. Post posts about subjects you are interested in. Make it fun. Do not try to be a salesperson. Check out the Yovia Widget - put it on your blog or website - have fun and be a part of the test they are performing.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Recouping Costs

In todays market, we all know that price and condition sells houses. I was interested in an article I read on which rehabs recouped the most money. I was surprised. In the south Atlantic states - 86.6% of costs were recouped at the sale with the addition of a deck - surprise - surprise - i was expecting it to be the kitchen!! Of course the kitchen was not far behind but it was still behind replacement of siding. I thought this was very informative so I put a button on my website for everyone to click which will take you to all the results. Just go to and look for the link along the left side of the home page.

Monday, March 2, 2009

First Time Homebuyers

Hello to all my Friends, Family, and Clients.

Put on your thinking cap!!! Do you know anyone that may have:

Just gotten married……
Just had a baby…….
Just graduated from school……
Just gotten promoted……
Just gotten sick and tired of renting and paying for someone else's mortgage…….

And wants to be a homeowner!

Many of us have children, grandchildren, or know friends of our children and grandchildren that are in the age bracket of being a first time homebuyer. You may even be the one in the age bracket!! Now is the very best time to buy a first home. I am attaching a link that will explain the huge $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit.

Prices are down, rates are low, and the spring rush for homes hasn't begun.

Copy and paste this link to learn about this tax credit for first time homebuyers.

Also, there are loans available with down payment assistance, 100% financing, and loans with rehab money built in. I have a great relationship with a lender who will help answer any borrowing questions like: How much can I afford?

Please reply with questions or names, emails, or/and phone numbers of anyone you may know who may want to take advantage of this great opportunity. I would love to help them purchase their first home. Or, you may forward this email to them and tell them to call me. Keller Williams also has a book called Your First Home that I offer to my first time home buyers. It does not matter where anyone lives – we are a national company and I am happy to answer any of their questions and will put them in touch with a great agent. Remember – a referral is the finest compliment and gift that I could ever receive from my friends and family.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

3025 Bishop Estates Rd., Fruitcove, FL is FOR SALE

Imagine living on 3 Acres of Deep Water!!! South of Jacksonville in St. Johns County on Durbin Creek off the St Johns River with ocean access. Quiet, peaceful, yet close to everything. There is a Guest House, Tennis Court, Dock, Boat Lift, and Screened in Pool!!!


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3 Acres of Waterfront Property with guest house, screened enclosed pool, and tennis court!

Foreclosure Rate

Did you know that nationally one out of fifty-four housing units filed for foreclosure.
In Nevada the number changes to one in fourteen and here in Florida the number is one in 22. When I look down a street, with these numbers in mind, it is most likely that one is in trouble!

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Interesting thought: Members of congress spend a lifetime serving unlimited terms, deciding how to spend our money. In contrast, the president has limited terms? Who made these rules? Congress? This thought was mentioned at the Keller Williams Family Reunion during the vision speech. We were discussing the state of the economy. This had never occured to me, but it is something to ponder.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Housing sales up!!

I can not wait to read the article I saw in this weeks Business Journal - Jacksonville housing sales up - what good news.