August 31, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in July – Low Inventory & More Buyers!

“The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.” Allard Lowenstein

This quote really spoke to me as I watch how fast the real estate industry is changing and how we are constantly looking for new ways to thrive in this industry regardless of whether our specialty is developing communities, building homes or selling homes. We will all keep looking for better ways to meet the needs of our customers. (more…)

June 27, 2017

Jacksonville’s Real Estate Trends for May Continue to Show Pending Sales are Still Booming!

“Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.” Hans Christian Andersen

My husband’s life truly is a fairy tale thanks to an organ donor. We are celebrating 9 years since Jim’s transplant and we count our blessings and friends every day.

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market stats for May are extremely positive. The pending sales in May of 2,839 are 6% more than last May and we are up 5% year to date. The last 3 months our totals are higher than the number of transactions in the peak of the market in 2005 and 2006. We are continuing to see strong buyer activity. (more…)

February 21, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in January – It’s A Seller’s Market!

“Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.”

Dr. Sean Snaith, the Director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida released the Florida forecast in December 2016 for 2016-2019 and the report is very encouraging. He is predicting Real Gross State Product (RSGP) to grow an average of 3.7% annually in 2016 through 2019. (more…)

May 23, 2016

Real Estate Trends in April – 3 Reasons Jacksonville is NOT in Another Housing Bubble

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

As I continue learning and reading articles about the real estate market, I have seen several references to another housing bubble. I am in complete disagreement with the theory that our market looks like the market 10 years ago. My reasons for disagreeing are: (more…)

March 23, 2016

Jacksonville’s Real Estate Trends in February – Great News for Home Sellers!

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.” Dwight L. Moody

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market stats for February bring you really good news if you are thinking of selling your home. Even though there were 3,146 new listings in February, 6% more than February 2015, the inventory of homes for sale dropped 17% to 9,027 properties. This is the lowest number of homes on the market in our area since late 2005. (more…)

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