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…)

April 21, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in March – Highest Number of Contracts Written Ever!

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”. Michelangelo

I hope you had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying the awesome spring weather! The Northeast Florida housing market is heating up according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market stats.

The pending sales for March jumped 10% from last March to 2,893. This is highest number of contracts written in any month including the peak of the market in 2005. (more…)

March 31, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in February – More First Time Homebuyers!

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” John Wooden

With March Madness in full swing, we can always use some wisdom from John Wooden. May your team finish strong.

An interesting article on Forbes.com with Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors discusses how rising populations and growth in the job market will have a large impact on housing demand over the next decade. Yun says “About 325 million people currently live in the U. S., and population projections forecast a 27 million increase to 352 million in 10 years.” (more…)

September 19, 2016

Agent Anita McNeill earns GRI designation

We would like to congratulate Anita McNeill on earning the prestigious Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation from the National Association of Realtors.

In Florida, the GRI designation requires 105 hours of coursework on varying topics like real estate law, best practices, finance, risk reduction, regulatory standards, technology and sales.

“To be successful in real estate, you have to convey knowledge about the intricacies of the business,” said Anita. “By obtaining my GRI designation I have equipped myself with powerful knowledge and I am able to help buyers and sellers with confidence.” (more…)

July 7, 2016

Davidson Agent Suzy Evans Earns Certified Residential Specialist Designation

Congratulations to Davidson Agent Suzy Evans on becoming a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)! The prestigious designation is awarded by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®.

REALTORS® who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. More than 30,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned the credential. (more…)

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