Dispelling 3 Rumors that buyers are hearing about home purchasing

October 17, 2018

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As we begin the 4th quarter of 2018, (insert the “Where has this year gone” phrase) people are out in the market buying a selling homes and it’s a great time to update everyone on a few things.

 

  1. Millennials and Baby Boomers are competing for the same properties in NE Florida.
  2. There are great incentives when buying a home for first time home buyers. Free Money!!!!
  3. There is a lot of bad information out there, specifically online, that buyers are seeing that makes the idea of buying seem impossible.

 

But good news, we are here to help. Let me dispel 3 rumors that buyers are hearing that get in the way of their willingness to purchase.

 

Rumor #1- Buying a home requires a large Down payment.

False- Depending on the type of loan you can put anywhere form 0%, 3%, to 5% down. You might even qualify for Down Payment Assistance. Buying a home is easier than you think and cost less.

 

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Brian Crocket shifts from hospitality to real estate at Davidson Realty

October 16, 2018

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We are pleased to welcome Brian Crocket to the sales team at Davidson Realty! Brian has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and customer service.

 

“Brian has an intuitive approach to customer service,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “He’s accustomed to listening to the needs of customers and going out of his way to help.”

 

A native of Michigan, Brian earned a psychology degree from Eastern Michigan University. He has garnered more than 20 years of experience in restaurant management, leading operations for eateries like Jacksonville’s Grub Burger Bar and BJ’s Restaurant.

 

Brian looks forward to utilizing his expertise and passion for helping people to guide buyers and sellers through the real estate process. He works out of Davidson’s World Golf Village office.

 

Brian and his wife are parents to five children, with whom they enjoy exploring the St. Augustine sights, playing catch and running around at the park. He is also a big fan of Detroit sports teams.

 

Welcome to Davidson Realty, Brian!

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day: Focus on Five Learning Years

October 11, 2018

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We are less than 3 weeks from this year’s sport shooting event, the 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day! This year’s event will directly benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), Take Stock in Children and Five Learning Years (FLY).

 

The services these organizations provide are vital to Northeast Florida’s children. We want to give more information about each charity to let Clay Day participants know exactly where their contributions are going. Here we are focusing on FLY.

 

What is FLY?

According to the Florida Department of Education, extensive research on infant brain development shows that a child’s first five years are the most important time for learning.Because of this, FLY aims to prepare kids for learning success to ensure all children arrive at kindergarten academically, socially, emotionally and physically ready to learn.

 

FLY was created in 2012 after the INK! Executive Committee met with Dr. Joseph Joyner, then Superintendent of St. Johns County Schools, to discuss the issue of children entering kindergarten unprepared. The INK! team began forming FLY to ensure all kids benefit from these crucial years and start school ready to learn.

 

What programs do they offer?

FLY utilizes several resources to promote early learning including Nemours BrightStart!, Head Start, Healthy Families Florida, and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) programs. Through these programs, every child in Florida regardless of family income has access to programs to prepare them for kindergarten. Learn more at the FLY web page.

 

How is FLY continuing to develop its services for kids?

The FLY task force meets regularly to determine current efforts to prepare kids for kindergarten and develop strategic plans to expand services where possible.

 

In addition to participating in Clay Day, how can people help FLY?

They accept tax-deductible donations (one-time or ongoing) through the INK! website. INK! eagerly encourages individuals andcompanies to donate. Nearly 90% of INK! donations are returned to schools to directly help students!

 

About Davidson Cares Clay Day

The 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day will be held at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports on Thursday, October 18. The event includes two sport shooting events, sporting clay and beginner skeet. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels are invited to participate. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. and shooting starts at 1 p.m.

 

Participants can shoot 100 sporting clay targets for minimum donation of $150. New shooters can receive instruction while shooting 50 skeet targets for a minimum donation of $100. All participants receive a catered lunch, commemorative T-shirt, shot gun shells and a gift from Davidson Realty.

 

Visit DavidsonCares.comto register or pay by cash or check at one of Davidson Realty’s offices in World Golf Village (100 E. Town Place, St. Augustine) and Jacksonville Beach (1500 Beach Boulevard, Suite 215).

Davidson Cares Clay Day: Focus on Take Stock in Children

October 9, 2018

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The 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day is fast approaching and we are thrilled to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event and supporting raffles to Take Stock in Children (TSIC).

 

Since 1998, TSIC has been under the umbrella of INK! (Investing In Kids), which is the only direct support organization of the St. Johns County School District.

 

“Local schools benefit immeasurably from INK! and its programs like Take Stock in Children, which helps kids overcome difficult odds and pave the way to college,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty and INK! Board Member.

 

What is Take Stock in Children?

TSIC is a nonprofit organization working throughout Florida to provide opportunities for a post-secondary education in an effort to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students.

 

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Davidson Realty agent Erin Mount steers donation effort for returning sailors

October 3, 2018

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Amid her busy schedule as a Davidson Realtor, Erin Mount recently organized a donation drive for single sailors of Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) returning from deployment. It all started when a friend asked Erin for a donation to help returning sailors. She jumped at the opportunity to help—even seeking donations from others to maximize the effort.

 

 

Friends, local businesses and attendees of the monthly World Golf Village Networking Group all contributed to the drive. Agents and staff at Davidson also stepped in to help, including Gail George, Terri Apodaca, Liz Pappaceno, Ron Savarese, Mirtha Barzaga, Steve Rodriguez, Ethel Henry, Rebecca Schaffer, Kim Keith, Andrea Gallagher, Mattie Zebendon, Jim Davidson, Rochelle Richardson and Troy Silhan.

 

 

“Everybody was more than willing to participate,” said Erin. “I purchased the baskets and local businesses and individuals volunteered to fill them.”

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