May 30, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in April – 1st Quarter was the Best Quarterly Sales Pace in a Decade!

“Commitment is an act, not a word.” Jean-Paul Sartre

This quote seems very appropriate for everyone in the real estate industry. We are trusted with the largest purchase in most family’s lives. Thankfully, we have many great professionals in the real estate industry that act with true integrity.

The local and national real estate market is heating up for the summer. An article from Florida Realtors about the National Association of Realtors midyear forecast says “The first quarter was the best quarterly existing sales pace in exactly a decade (5.62 million), and Yun (Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist) expects activity to stay on track and finish around 5.64 million – the best since 2006 (6.47 million) and 3.5 percent above 2016. With several metro areas seeing hefty price growth, the national median existing-home price is expected to rise around 5 percent this year.” (more…)

December 20, 2016

Long-time agent Jeanne Denton-Scheck joins Davidson Realty

It is our pleasure to welcome Jeanne Denton-Scheck to our team of more than 60 agents! Jeanne brings to her role nearly 20 years of experience in real estate sales.

“Jeanne is a true professional who strives to provide her customers with the best experience possible. We are glad she joined our team,” said Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson.

Originating from Goodland, Kansas, Jeanne studied education at Ft. Hayes State University. She was a teacher for 10 years and later worked in customer service and outside sales in the telecommunications field before pursuing real estate. (more…)

August 5, 2016

What Is A Buyer Agreement? 3 Common Myths Dispelled

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The Buyer Agreement has become a common practice in real estate. However, many buyers may still be relatively unfamiliar with it.

Simply put, a Buyer Agreement is a legal document signed by the agent and buyer that clarifies expectations and develops mutual loyalty throughout the buying process. (more…)

January 21, 2016

Jacksonville’s December Real Estate Trends – Distressed Homes Down by 53%

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can achieve excellence.” Vince Lombardi

Florida Realtors published a great article reviewing 2015 and looking ahead to 2016. I would like to share the highlights with you.
1. The market – According to Freddie Mac’s latest Multi-Indicator Market Index, Florida’s real estate rebound led the nation, with Orlando the top U. S. rebound city.
2. Inventory is getting tighter – Some underwater owners still can’t sell, some boomers are staying put, and some investors scooped homes in the lower-price categories, leaving today’s first-time buyers struggling. (more…)

November 25, 2015

Jacksonville’s October Real Estate Trends – Florida Mortgage Delinquencies Have Biggest Drop of Any State

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. And that gratefulness always leads to a satisfied, simplified life.”

I am very grateful for my family, our company and all of you that have referred business and contributed to our growth this year. Please save the date January 21st from 4:00 to 7:00 for the grand opening of our Beach office to see our latest growth.

The NEFAR October market stats show continued recovery in our real estate market. The pending sales are up 10% over last October and 17% year to date. The closed sales are down 2% from last October, but are up 12% year to date. I would like to add that traditional closed sales for October are up 6% over last October and the distressed sales are down 19%. It is very positive that distressed sales have dropped so much. (more…)

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