Always Bring a Realtor with You to Purchase a New Construction Home

March 13, 2019

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Have you ever been to a model home? It’s one of my favorite parts of the Real Estate business. I LOVE seeing new floorplans, the incredible upgrades and features, and most of all- the decorating!

 

Everything is new- and- fresh- and- shiny and with all of the visual stimulation, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and want to sign a contract right then and there. But don’t let the awe of a stunning model home distract you from getting the best deal possible- which would be with your Realtor present.

 

HERE’S THE THING ABOUT NEW CONSTRUCTION: THE SITE AGENT- WHILE SUPER FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING- WORKS FOR THE BUILDER.

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Davidson partners with Habitat for Humanity on new St. Augustine neighborhood

August 28, 2018

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We are pleased to announce Davidson’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine / St. Johns County on the housing nonprofit’s newest West St. Augustine neighborhood called Canopy Oaks.

 

The neighborhood is being developed on the former Dancy Tract off of Broach Street, between Volusia Street and St. Johns Street in the West Augustine Economic Development and Community Redevelopment Area, a few blocks north of W. King Street.

 

Davidson signed on in February 2015 to provide site planning, site design and project programming on a pro-bono basis. We worked in close concert to represent the project before the County Commission and the County’s Development Review Committee. Our development team incorporated the civil engineering efforts of Matthews Design and together, secured the necessary preliminary zoning and site plan approvals.

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HAVING A HEAT WAVE

July 17, 2018

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Summer is sizzling – both weather-wise and development-wise. Things are heating-up, and we all know that not everyone takes it with the same resolve or with the same long-term outlook that things are destined to change, usually for the better.

 

The pace and character of new development is a case in point.

 

A common reaction is to take the not-in-my-backyard approach to news about coming development – when one could easily and most assuredly consider the news to be about “coming attractions”, i.e., positives that strengthen the values of our area and neighborhoods.

 

There are numerous, new neighborhoods in the works – from south Duval County to south St. Augustine. Many are already under development with their initial phases. Others are in rapid roll-out or on the cusp of ground-breaking.

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New Or Pre-Owned Home? Troy Silhan Provides Essential Guidelines When Deciding

September 14, 2016

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Increases in new construction throughout Northeast Florida have left home buyers with an important decision: buy new or go with a previously owned home. While it is a personal decision, there are a few guidelines that can help buyers understand the differences in the buying process and avoid issues.

According to Bank of England Production Manager Troy Silhan, the process is essentially the same from pre-approval through closing with a few minor distinctions. Says Troy, “These small differences won’t be an issue as long as you follow a few simple guidelines: determine your priorities early, utilize your Realtor’s expertise, and understand your contract thoroughly.” Read more

The Southern Lifestyle Homes’ Difference in Arbor Mill at Mill Creek

July 28, 2016

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Last month, Davidson Realty agent Maxine Levy and I took you on a tour of Arbor Mill at Mill Creek, a brand new St. Johns County community under construction off of State Road 16A in St. Augustine. This month, Maxine explains what sets Southern Lifestyle Homes apart from the other builders in the community. Southern Lifestyle Homes is a local builder with over 40 years of homebuilding experience in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area. They are homebuilders that provide you with a personalized home, not a production home! Read more

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