Army veteran Max Reyna joins Davidson Realty’s agent team

February 26, 2020

 | 

We are happy to introduce our Max Reyna, a new agent on Davidson Realty’s sales team! Max is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has experience in logistics and supply chain management.

 

Real estate is a natural fit for Max. He’s dedicated, solidly familiar with the local market and has a lot of experience from many years of military relocations.

 

Max grew up in a Navy family and moved frequently, eventually settling in Neptune Beach. After graduating from Fletcher High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served honorably for five years, including two deployments to Iraq.

 

Read more

Moving to Florida? What you need to know about CDD fees

February 19, 2020

 | 

Many people to who move to the Sunshine State are taken aback when they are introduced to CDD (Community Development District) Fees. What are they and how are they different than HOA fees?

 

First, it’s helpful to know why CDDs exist. These fees were created and are used primarily in Florida to shift the burden of planning, building and maintaining roads, utility lines, water/sewer systems, conservation areas, and other conveniences in new communities away from local governments.

 

The many costs of installing infrastructure are financed by the community’s developer through tax-free municipal bonds that are issued when the community is built. These bonds also pay for amenities like clubhouses, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, yoga lawns, dog parks, you name it!

 

Then the cost of the bond is passed onto homeowners who purchase a home in one of these communities. They pay the costs over a span of time—generally 15 to 30 years—through property taxes each year. If you have a mortgage, it’s amortized into your payment.

 

I know what you might be thinking: “But wait, that sounds a little like an HOA!” Believe it or not, there are differences between CDD fees and HOA fees.

Read more

Seth Knolhoff joins Davidson Realty’s World Golf Village team

February 7, 2020

 | 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Seth Knolhoff to our expanding sales team! Seth brings to Davidson years of experience in education.

“Seth has a great knack for connecting with people and an appreciation for our area that really shines through to his customers,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “We’re happy to have him on our team.”

Seth attended Eastern Illinois University where he played football and earned a degree in biology. After graduating, he taught biology in Illinois and, after relocating to St. Augustine in 2016, continued teaching as well as coaching football and basketball. An avid people person, Seth has also guided wine tasting tours in historic St. Augustine.

As a new Realtor, Seth looks forward to creating a superior experience for buyers and sellers throughout the area. He works out of Davidson’s World Golf Village office.

Read more

Considerations when buying a home with a pool

January 22, 2020

 | 

Thanks to the great climate here in Northeast Florida, the chances of seeing homes for sale with a pool are very good.

 

In addition to boosting the resale value of a home, owning a pool can offer lots of additional advantages. But owning a pool is not to be taken lightly. If you have ever owned a home with a pool, you already know the upsides and downsides. If not, consider these points before diving into swimming pool ownership.

 

Owning a pool is proven to benefit your health. Having a pool can offer big advantages for your physical and mental health. Swimming has proven itself to be perhaps the best form of exercise. It is low-impact with big cardiovascular benefits. And you don’t need to be a lap swimmer to reap the benefits of your pool! Light water aerobics or just wading around your pool can help you build mobility and endurance without the harsh impact on your joints. This is especially helpful in the hot summer months when you can stay cool in the water. In addition to offering a private place for exercise, your pool is a place for de-stressing and emotional relaxation.

Read more

Long-time educator Reba Barkley joins Davidson Realty’s World Golf Village team

January 15, 2020

 | 

We are pleased to welcome Reba Barkley to our sales team in World Golf Village! Reba’s background includes 25 years as an educator.

 

“Reba is truly an expert communicator and more importantly, an expert listener,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “Her experiences in education and life make her a great partner to customers. We are happy to have Reba on our team.”

 

Reba originates from Atlanta where she attended Spelman College. As an educator she has served as a special needs teacher, elementary school principal and assistant professor. Due to her husband Bill’s corporate relocations, Reba and her family moved frequently through the years. She credits this with helping her to become skilled at buying and selling as well as creating smooth family transitions.

 

Today, Reba looks forward to helping other families navigate the real estate process.

Read more

Older Posts »

Davidson Realty