November 23, 2016

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in October – It’s a Great Time to Sell! Our Buyer/Seller Incentive is Valid Through 12/31/16

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to think about all we are grateful for. I want to express my gratitude to all the companies that supported our first annual Shooting for SAYS event. Because of you, Davidson Cares raised $30,000 for St. Augustine Youth Services. SAYS does a tremendous job working with boys that have suffered severe abuse and neglect. Please save the date for our 2017 shoot which will be on October 19th. (more…)

September 23, 2014

Jacksonville FL Real Estate Trends in August – This Month’s Pending Sales up over 21% From August 2013

It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.“ Paul “Bear” Bryant

With football season underway, it is nice to start with a quote from a true legend. I will not discuss football or baseball since the teams I love all seem to lack the additional preparation to win.

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market stats for August continue to show the positive trends that we have been seeing since March of this year. The most impressive to me is pending sales. There were 21% more contracts written in August 2014 (2,305) than in August 2013 (1,901). There have been 17,061 contracts written year to date for an 11% increase over 15,429 last year. (more…)

December 26, 2013

November Real Estate Trends – 2014 Predictions Show Continued Housing Recovery

Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges

This is the time of year when our thoughts turn to home and family. My parents will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary later this month. I have been very blessed.

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market stats for November continue the positive trends we have seen all year. The pending sales were up 15% over last November and 23% year to date.

Closed sales were down 2% from last November but up 23% year to date. The closings were down compared to the same month last year because lender-mediated closings are down 15%, while traditional closings are up 7%. Lender-mediated closings accounted for 36.4% of total closings compared to 41.8% November 2012. (more…)

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