July 26, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in June – Inventory is Tight! Now is the Time to Sell

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” Zig Ziglar

A little bit of Zig can brighten any day. The market stats for June from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors brightened my day. Pending sales for the last 4 months are the highest we have seen. There were 2,741 contracts written in June which is 4% more than last June. Davidson Realty’s sales are up more than 12% over the first half of 2016. (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…)

June 23, 2015

May Real Estate Trends in Jacksonville – Job Growth is Fueling Demand for Homes!

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. – Virginia Satir

Thanks to you that have given and received hugs, we survived, maintained and are now growing. I am pleased to announce that Davidson Realty and Davidson Property Management are in the process of locating a new office near the Jacksonville Beach area to serve our customers at the beach and in the San Pablo, Hodges and Kernan areas.

We have always been and will continue to be selective in the agents that represent our company. Your friendship and support has contributed to our growth in the past and we would welcome and appreciate any referrals of agents for our new office. We have a new commission structure designed for experienced agents that we think they will find very appealing. (more…)

April 16, 2010

Jim Davidson Sees Historical Parallels in Real Estate Market’s Ups & Downs

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Jim Davidson web CJim Davidson, Master Developer of World Golf Village, has been through tough real estate markets before. In fact, he finds the parallels between the real estate market woes of the 1970s and today especially compelling.  Back then, his no-nonsense, analytical approach to value assessment and debt-to-equity balancing helped real estate developers navigate through tough times. That same approach has ensured Davidson Development’s ongoing success even through recent tough times.  It’s also sought after by other developers who consult Davidson to fix their own balance sheets. According to Davidson, “Everyone knows the real estate industry has cycles. That’s no secret.  The key is realizing that every new cycle is a game changer. So you must be able to look at every project with a fresh, focused eye.” (more…)

February 5, 2010

ICI Homes’ Sales Strong in 2010

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Don_Wilford_Picture[1]Since Davidson Realty recently listed ICI Homes’ properties in Palencia, I decided to pop my head into Don Wilford’s office and say hi. Don is a third generation builder who started with ICI Homes as a construction manager over 30 years ago. He worked his way up to ICI’s North Florida Division President. Needless to say, he has experienced many changes in the real estate market over the years. He has seen it up and he has seen it down…so I value his opinion on the state of the market!  

When I asked Don how he was feeling about the market,  he shared he believes new construction prices have bottomed out and are starting to go up slightly. He said new construction will not go lower and he predicts that construction costs will rise at least 10% by the end of 2010. Many consumers must agree because there has been an increase in sales activity. ICI sold 10 homes in January – and six of them were new builds with an average price of $500,000. This means ICI sold more new builds in January 2010 than they did in all of 2009! (more…)

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