Davidson Realty and Riverside Homes Welcome Homebuyers to Explore Courtney Oaks at SilverLeaf

August 23, 2022

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SilverLeaf has quickly become one of the most sought-after, master-planned communities in Northeast Florida. Located in St. Johns County, SilverLeaf comprises more than 11,000 acres and is zoned for more than 16,300 dwelling units, 2,900,000 square feet of mixed-use and commercial space, and more than 4,350 acres of pristine conservation land. Once complete, SilverLeaf will be one of the largest community developments in Northeast Florida. Davidson Realty is proud to support builder partner, Riverside Homes as they welcome another new neighborhood in the SilverLeaf community: Courtney Oaks.

 

“Everyone can find a place to call home in SilverLeaf. With a wide variety of floor plans, finding a home that is the right size, price, and style for you and your family is simple,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. “Riverside Homes is an award-winning home builder with a strong reputation for building quality and thoughtfully designed homes. Building a home with their team in Courtney Oaks would be a delightful experience, as they strive to exceed their homeowners’ expectations throughout the entire home building process.”

 

Courtney Oaks will allow residents the opportunity to live in an exclusive gated section of the SilverLeaf community with home prices from Riverside Homes starting at $659,900. This neighborhood will feature a new lineup of floor plans from Riverside Homes that range from 2,484 to more than 4,000 square feet. Homes built by Riverside Homes in Courtney Oaks will be situated on estate-sized 70’ and 80’ wooded lots with many backing up to tranquil conservation views. Courtney Oaks will be in close proximity to SilverLeaf Commons as well as a new amenity center that is coming soon.

 

“With the success of home sales in SilverLeaf’s SilverLeaf Village and Silver Landing neighborhoods, our Riverside Homes team looks forward to continuing to build dream homes for our homebuyers in the new picturesque setting of Courtney Oaks. We are now selling expansive estate-sized homesites and look forward to welcoming visitors to our Stella II model in Courtney Oaks soon,” shares Andrea Johnson, Online Sales and Marketing Director for Riverside Homes.

 

Watch an exclusive tour of Courtney Oaks with Riverside Homes New Home Sales Consultant, Brian Thurston, here. To learn more about building in Courtney Oaks with Riverside Homes, contact Davidson Realty today at (904) 940-5000.

Top 5 Reasons People Move to Northeast Florida

July 28, 2022

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With the help of the pandemic and the onset of work-from-home life, more people are moving to Northeast Florida than ever before. Simply drive through all the beautiful neighborhoods and see how special this area is. “Northeast Florida has it all! It provides the perfect setting to enjoy time with family and friends while providing plenty of opportunities to try new things,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

1. Water

While living near the ocean is a dream for many, residents of Northeast Florida have the privilege of living just miles from the beach and have the added bonus of living close to the St. Johns River and Intracoastal waterways. This abundance of water provides countless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. 

 

2. Weather

Alongside the beautiful beaches attracting people to Northeast Florida is the weather. While it gets colder than parts of South Florida, the average annual temperature is still 70 degrees in Jacksonville. Mild winters and balmy summers make Northeast Florida weather basically perfect. With an average of 221 sunny days per year, what more could you want?

 

3. Financial 

Your hard-earned money stretches further in Florida. As one of a handful of states in the United States with no state income tax or estate tax, living in Northeast Florida has many financial benefits. With so many communities and various housing options, finding a home that fits your budget is a breeze.  

 

4. Sports

If you are a sports fan, Northeast Florida is the place for you! Downtown Jacksonville is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, and Jacksonville Iceman. Travel south to Ponte Vedra Beach to visit The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, one of the world’s most renowned golf courses and home of the annual PGA tour stop, The Players Championship. Grab some friends and get some tickets, the sports scene is thriving in Northeast Florida. 

 

5. Location

Northeast Florida is uniquely located just a short drive away from many exciting and historic destinations. In just two hours, you can visit Orlando, to the south, or Savannah, to the north. Destinations like Charleston, Atlanta, Miami, and Tampa are ideal if you are looking for a fun road trip. 

 

It is clear to see that Northeast Florida is special. If you are interested in calling Northeast Florida home, call the real estate experts at Davidson Realty today at (904) 940-5000.

4 Neighborhoods in Northeast Florida You Need to Explore

June 24, 2022

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Every neighborhood in Northeast Florida has something unique and special to share with its visitors. “Northeast Florida has something for everyone! With so many things to see and do, you are bound to make lasting memories while exploring the First Coast,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. We’re sharing a few of our favorite neighborhoods that are worth visiting and exploring for yourself. 

 

 

Murray Hill

Nestled between trendy Riverside and historic Avondale, you’ll find Murray Hill – an old neighborhood with new treasures to discover. Take a drive down Edgewood Avenue to truly get a sense of the good vibes of Murray Hill. A few of our favorite spots to visit in Murray Hill are Bold Birds Nashville Hot Chicken, Moon River Pizza, and the iconic Dreamette

 

Atlantic Beach 

Relax and unwind in Atlantic Beach! From the breathtaking beaches and parks to the quaint town, you’ll be entertained for days. Check out local favorites Poe’s Tavern or Sub Cultured for a bite before hanging out at Jack Russell Park. Of course, you can’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean while you’re in the area. 

 

Ortega

The small and historic community of Ortega offers a quiet neighborhood with waterfront views, while still being miles away from the urban core. Sitting just across the St. Johns River from Downtown Jacksonville makes Ortega one of the best places to view the skyline and watch the sunset. Stockton Park is a promising location to take in the best views… and try catching a fish or two. 

 

Downtown

Where do you even begin with Downtown Jacksonville? A place where you can watch a Jacksonville Jaguar game at EverBank Field, catch a show at the Florida Theatre, or eat and drink at some of the best establishments in town, all within a few miles. Some of our favorite places to sit down for a bite are Indochine, Cowford Chophouse, and Intuition Ale Works

 

While all of these neighborhoods have their own unique personality, one thing is for sure, Northeast Florida is the PERFECT place to live!

Everything You Need to Know About SilverLeaf: A Q&A with Riverside Homes

May 9, 2022

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If you drive around St. Johns County, you will see new businesses and developments popping up on every corner. A jewel in the highly coveted area: SilverLeaf. SilverLeaf is a master-planned community that is family-friendly and features resort-style amenities with no CDD fees. SilverLeaf is zoned for 10,700 dwelling units, 2,650,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space, and more than 3,500 acres of beautiful conservation land. Once complete, SilverLeaf will be the largest community development in Northeast Florida. We recently sat down with Riverside Homes’ New Home Sales Consultant in SilverLeaf, Brian Thurston, to find out more about why so many homebuyers are choosing to call SilverLeaf home.

 

How would you describe SilverLeaf?

SilverLeaf is the premier “No CDD fee”, master-planned community in the heart of northern St. Johns County. A golf cart-friendly backdrop allows residents to take advantage of convenient access to amenities, retail, restaurants, and the all-inclusive outdoor lifestyle we enjoy year-round in Northeast Florida. Whether a quick commute to Jacksonville, a nice drive to historic St. Augustine, or a trip to the beach, SilverLeaf has you positioned in one of the most accessible communities in our area.

 

What types of neighborhoods are within SilverLeaf?

SilverLeaf is comprised of a wide variety of different neighborhoods. From multifamily luxury apartments and townhomes to single-family estate living, SilverLeaf has it all! We are also excited about the future equestrian properties that will be developed in the coming years.

 

Are there perks for SilverLeaf residents?

From resort-style amenities to an ideal location, SilverLeaf is a family-friendly, new home community where you can live, work, and play. Currently, residents enjoy the use of one main amenity center. A large clubhouse is surrounded by three pool structures, a splash park, an exciting playground, two dog parks, four tennis courts, and six pickleball courts. There are a total of six amenity centers planned for future construction, one of which is just getting started. 

 

One of the most important features to SilverLeaf residents is the fact the community is zoned in the #1-ranked K-12 public school district in Florida, St. Johns County.

 

The highly anticipated new retail space, SilverLeaf Commons will also be opening soon. With 39 individual units for shops and restaurants, it will greatly advance the community vibe and bring more business opportunities just steps away from Courtney Oaks and Silver Landing neighborhoods. Baptist Health will be building a 300,000 square foot Medical office complex to host as an anchor. Future commercial space includes a 165-acre town center, dedicated grocery retail plaza, along with many acres of additional retail, mixed-use, and parks.

 

Where is Riverside Homes building in SilverLeaf?

As of Spring 2022, Riverside Homes is sold out in SilverLeaf Village and wrapping up construction operations. Our residents here will be enjoying a completed neighborhood very soon! Riverside Homes is also actively selling and building in Silver Landing on larger 60 and 70-foot homesites. We are expecting to open two of our most popular and award-winning model homes, the Ortega and Hamilton plans, sometime in June 2022.

 

This month, we are excited to release Courtney Oaks, the up-and-coming exclusive gated section of SilverLeaf. Courtney Oaks will proudly offer our newest and most compelling floor plan lineup on 70 and 80-foot estate homesites. Located close to the northern entrance of the community, this neighborhood allows for easy access to the CR-210 shops and restaurants. We are anticipating opening the door to our incredible Stella II model in the Fall of 2022.

 

Can you describe the popular Riverside Homes floor plans and their features?

Riverside Homes has a brilliant architect who’s always on the cutting edge of what buyers want most. Our plans are known for their tall ceilings, smooth walls, oversized windows and doors, and capture of bright, natural light. All of our plans are designed with function and style in mind. Whether it’s dueling offices for those work-from-home gurus, in-law suites, flex rooms, lofts, bonus rooms (Florida basement), or recreation rooms, there is not much we can’t offer our buyers. Of course, open floor plans great for entertaining are cooked right into all of our captivating plans. If I had a dollar for every smile I’ve seen in our model homes, I’d be retired by now!

 

What is the process to build a Riverside Home in SilverLeaf?

We take great pride in walking our buyers through each step of the building process. First, we begin with a deeper conversation and consultation to understand exactly what floor plan will work best to accommodate a family’s lifestyle. There are of course a variety of different factors that play into this, but we always help the buyer with insight from our experience so they can make wise design and financial choices. Then we counsel them through the structural design process, to dial in just that right fit. Now it gets exciting for buyers, as we are ready to finalize the purchase and get the property off the market!

 

Once we have the property under agreement, the sales counselor will begin working with the office staff, architect, and engineers to plan and permit the buyer’s new home. We take a lot of pleasure in being the builder that keeps their buyers up to date with weekly communication all the way through the planning and building phases of their new home project.

 

During planning, our buyers will have their interior design meeting with a dedicated designer to help them through selecting cabinets, counters, flooring, faucets, lighting, tile work, and more. Our outstanding interior design team stays at the forefront of the latest trends and most timeless design elements. During each design appointment, our designers help homebuyers navigate interior and exterior selections to ensure we design a home that perfectly suits their family’s needs, matches their vision, and turns their house into a home.

 

Once we have permits, we can schedule an orientation with our buyer and their project manager and begin construction. We know this is an exciting time for buyers to see their dream come alive, so we keep them engaged with weekly updates and meetings at critical stages in construction. This allows our buyers to know all of the things we know each week and can keep tabs on their home’s progress.

 

When our buyer’s home is completed, we go through three extensive punch list phases to fine-tune all elements of fit and finish. When we feel as though we have given the new home all of our love, we are ready for the buyer’s new home orientation walk-through so they can learn all about their home. This is also a time for us to further fine-tune fit and finish, but generally, this is a very short list since we have already completed all the heavy lifting.

 

A week later, it’s time for the final walk-through, closing, handing over title and deed, along with keys. New Home Day has arrived!

 

What makes SilverLeaf the ideal place to live?

Premium commutability, resort-style amenities, on-site retail & dining, and no CDD fees are what make St. Augustine’s SilverLeaf community the ideal place to live in Northeast Florida.

 

Can you give us a sneak peek at what’s to come for SilverLeaf? 

Check out the overall site plan below and you can get a sneak peek at what’s to come in SilverLeaf. To follow along with the progress on the Courtney Oaks neighborhood and to be the first to reserve a lot, please click here (link click here to https://myriversidehome.com/communities/courtney-oaks-at-silverleaf/). To stay updated on SilverLeaf Commons and view renderings, please click here (link click here to https://www.colliers.com/en/properties/silverleaf-commons/usa-218-silver-forest-drive-st-augustine-fl-32092/usa1093567).

 

To learn more about building with Riverside Homes in SilverLeaf please visit MyRiversideHome.com or call (904) 530-4720. If you are ready to call SilverLeaf home contact the real estate experts at Davidson Realty today at (904) 940-5000. 

 

Selling Across Northeast Florida

January 12, 2022

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Since 1989, Davidson Realty has established itself as one of the leading real estate brokerages in Northeast Florida. Davidson Realty attributes much of their success to their value of people above everything else. With more than forty dedicated agents, Davidson Realty has served thousands of clients across Northeast Florida and is grateful to have had the opportunity to service the entire First Coast in 2021.

 

“Looking back 2021 was a crazy year,” shares Mirtha Barzaga, Davidson Realty Top Producing Agent. “The fact that the market was hot didn’t mean more sales and less work. On the contrary, the lack of inventory and the inflated prices drove a lot of buyers into remission.” With a market that proved to be competitive, Davidson Realty ensured their clients received TOP dollar for homes across Northeast Florida.

 

World Golf Village

945 Registry Boulevard Unit #302, St. Augustine, Florida 32092

With the help of Mirtha Barzaga, this beautiful, well-maintained, furnished unit in King & Bear sold for $232,000. Its lovely views and cozy balcony captivated home seekers. The extensive community amenities were the cherry on top to help this listing sell quickly. 

 

220 Presidents Cup Way Unit #204, St. Augustine, Florida 32092

In the heart of World Golf Village, you will find this upgraded and updated condo in The Legends. There was a lot to love about this home from the glass-enclosed lanai to the custom closets throughout. Lynn Whitley was the listing agent for this home which sold for more than $240,000. 

 

250 Holland Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32095

This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home went through more than five weeks of improvements before going on the market. The hard work paid off when it sold in a flash for Rebecca Schaffer and her California-based clients. 

 

Ponte Vedra Beach 

695 A1A North Unit #117, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

After being on the market for only NINE days, this move-in-ready Ponte Vedra Beach condo in The Fountains sold for $5,000 over list price thanks to listing agent Suzy Evans. Being just steps from the beach and near the large amenity center certainly helped attract attention to this property. 

 

Northside

319 Northside Drive South, Jacksonville, Florida 32218

Behind the gates of Pine Lakes, you’ll find this spacious, open floorplan home that sold in only EIGHT days and for $7,000 over list price. Yana Austin and her clients piqued prospective buyers’ interest with the property’s three-car garage, close proximity to the amenity center, and low HOA fees. 

 

Middleburg

2985 Chase Ridge Drive, Middleburg, Florida 32068

Listed by Shelley and Tim Nemethy, this brick beauty in Middleburg sold for $351,500 in October. This meticulously maintained cul-de-sac home had captivating features including an updated kitchen, thoughtful layout, and enormous fenced backyard.  

 

Palm Coast 

500 Canopy Walk Lane Unit #535, Palm Coast Florida, 32137

Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway you’ll find this three-bedroom, two-bathroom end unit that provides stunning panoramic sunrise views. This window-lined unit draws in plenty of natural sunlight making it the perfect place to relax. Listing agent Mirtha Barzaga helped her clients sell this property for $440,000. 

 

Mandarin

12160 Chaseborough Way, Jacksonville, Florida 32258

In just THREE days this beautifully renovated pool home in Greenland Chase SOLD for more than $12,000 over list price – thanks to listing agents Shelley and Tim Nemethy! Positioned on a cul-de-sac and complete with stunning white cabinetry and granite, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home quickly received multiple offers.

 

Intracoastal West

13176 Wexford Hollow Road North, Jacksonville, Florida 32224

Nestled between the 11th and 12th Jacksonville Golf and Country Club golf green, you’ll find this stunning executive estate. With more than $250,000 recently spent on renovations, this six-bedroom and four-bathroom, received multiple attractive offers. Caitlyn Hawkins was the listing agent that secured the sale of this home. 

 

Agents like Barzaga had to be extremely efficient and creative in this very competitive market. “I had a client this year from California who was looking for an investment property. I was able to write the contract remotely, complete their inspections, closed the transaction by mail, and put the property on the rental market for them – all this without them coming to Florida,” said Barzaga. “2021 was an interesting year in real estate, every day brought new challenges that the Davidson Realty team worked to overcome together.”

 

From Middleburg to Palm Coast and everywhere in between, Davidson Realty has the real estate experts to help you buy or sell your home with ease in 2022. There is no question Davidson Realty is equipped to serve you. Call the Davidson Realty team today at (904) 940-5000. 

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