CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP PRODUCERS IN DECEMBER & THE 4th QUARTER!

January 15, 2022

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Happy New Year! I hope 2022 will be your best year ever.

 

I want to congratulate our Top Producers for December and the 4th quarter of 2021.

 

The Top Producer (closings) for December and the Top Producer and Top Sales Agent for the 4th quarter is Suzy Evans. Suzy had $7.5 million in closings and $8.5 million in sales for the quarter. Suzy has numerous designations and is always trying to learn more about real estate and technology to help her customers.

 

 

 

The Top Sales Agent for December and the Top Listing Agent for the 4th quarter is Mirtha Barzaga. Mirtha helped 7 families sell their homes in the 4th quarter and had $5 million in sales for buyers and sellers. Mirtha also hosted her annual customer appreciation party and organized three food and toy drives in different neighborhoods.

 

 

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A Promise to Serve – Providence Homes Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

January 14, 2022

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For the past six years, Providence Homes has generously supported Davidson Cares Clay Day with the highest level of sponsorship. The Davidson Companies have a long history with Providence Homes as they were a preferred builder in several neighborhoods in World Golf Village as early as 2000. “I love the generous hearts at Providence Homes! They do so much for the community. In the past, they have built a “Home from the Heart” benefiting Builders Care and they are currently building their seventh Homes for Hope project in Kettering at eTown,” shares Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “We have so much respect for Providence Homes and how they treat their employees and customers.”

 

Providence Homes is an award-winning home builder based right here in Jacksonville with a promise to provide a superior home building experience from start to finish. As one of Jacksonville’s only 100% ENERGY STAR® certified home builders, Providence Homes is committed to building each home with the same attention to detail as they would with their own.  Since becoming an ENERGY STAR® partner, Providence Homes has built more than 1,800 ENERGY STAR® homes which have helped Jacksonville families save more than $5 million in energy bills. With nearly thirty years of experience, Providence Homes has not only made a tremendous impact on the local community, but has helped others internationally through Homes for Hope, Hope International, and New Story. Providence Homes is currently 80% complete on a community of 131 homes in El Salvador.  Davidson Realty is honored to have the support of  Providence Homes as they continue to make a difference in the Northeast Florida community. 

 

“We are very proud to have helped Davidson Cares achieve their goal of $75,000 this year for three incredible local charities. This is the sixth year we have been a major sponsor in the Clay Day shoot and we continue to give back to help prioritize the needs right here in our own backyard. I can’t say enough about the work that Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) is doing for those in need in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. We are grateful to Davidson Cares for organizing this event each year,” shares Sean Junker, President and COO Providence Homes.

 

Over the past five years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $340,000 to support charities in need because of generous sponsors like Providence Homes. To learn more about Providence Homes visit their website at www.providencehomesinc.com or call (904) 447-0724.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

HELPING THE COMMUNITY IS JUST PART OF THE DAVIDSON CULTURE

December 17, 2021

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At Davidson Realty, our team of professional and knowledgeable real estate agents is built to serve. Not only are we here for you and your real estate needs, but we’re also here for our community. Since being established locally in 1989, we have done our best to create a culture focused on serving all of Jacksonville and St. Augustine, which is reflected by our team.

 

In fact, as Christmas approaches, many of our team members are actively working with various food and toy drives in order to ensure that everyone in the community can have a happy holiday season. For Jennifer Todd, one of our veteran realtors, spreading Christmas cheer has been a passion for years. This year she collaborated with others in her neighborhood to provide a variety of groceries, toys, and gift cards to three different organizations: Toys for Tots, SAYS, and the Beam Food Bank. Now, after successfully donating almost three carloads worth of supplies, Jennifer is already looking forward to assisting with next year’s holiday drives.

 

Like Jennifer, Candy Gil has supported Toys for Tots throughout her 9 years as a Davidson realtor. Candy has also channeled her passion for helping children into a charity called Foster Closet. Sadly, some children in unhealthy environments may be taken from their families with nothing but the clothes on their back, but fortunately, Foster Closet steps in to help those children receive what they’re missing. By supporting this charity, Candy and other patrons help about 40-50 First Coast families and children every month.

 

Another Davidson veteran, Mirtha Barzaga, shares this same passion for helping the less fortunate. In addition to helping with food and toy drives, Mirtha has worked closely with Homeless Coalition, a charity for providing clothes, food, and other supplies for the homeless. For Mirtha, this passion for giving back resonates with her on a personal level. After traveling to America from Cuba as a young girl, Mirtha arrived with very few possessions, forcing her to search for clothes, toys, and even food. Now, Mirtha manages to pay it forward and help people, like her and her family, get back on their feet.

 

Similarly, one of our other realtors, Liz Pappaceno enjoys spending her time giving back to organizations that have helped her over the years. For instance, not only does she volunteer as a reader for the Early Learning Coalition in St. Johns County, but she also regularly donates to the First Coast YMCA. Since Liz has used the YMCA facilities for years, providing donations allows her to give back to a place that she feels has given so much to her, which in turn helps the many families and children supported by the YMCA.

 

This feeling of giving back to the community is a sentiment shared by all of our team members, especially Caitlyn Hawkins. Whether it’s paddleboarding or fishing, Caitlyn enjoys everything about the endless activities across the Florida waterways, and that’s why she wants to help preserve them. Through participating in clean-up events held by NEFAR and even starting her own Instagram account, @saltwatersifter, Caitlyn has worked diligently to help our local marine life and make sure our Sunshine State keeps on shining. In addition to her environmental efforts, Caitlyn and her family, like many of our Davidson team members, love to donate food, clothes, toys, and other supplies to less fortunate homes, truly exemplifying the giving culture we try to cultivate at Davidson.

 

Our agents Mirtha Barzaga, Reba Barkley, Candy Gil, Liz Pappaceno, Ron Savarese, and Jennifer Todd organized and supported a variety of food and toy drives making this holiday season a bit brighter for hundreds of children and families in our community.

 

“As you can see, we are extremely proud of our team and their different philanthropic endeavors,” said Sherry Davidson, Owner and Broker of Davidson Realty, “Ultimately, we at Davidson Realty are forever grateful for the many years of support from the community, and as a team, we hope to show our appreciation by continuing to give back and help our community grow into an even better place to live.”

Northeast Florida Real Estate Market Update

December 16, 2021

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“God goes to those who have time to hear him—and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.” Max Lucado

 

 

At this holiday season, the Northeast Florida real estate market is still looking bright. The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) market statistics show continued price increases and decreasing availability of homes.

 

The median sales price in November 2021 is $325,000 for all property types in all 6 counties. This is a 23.6% increase year over year and 4.8% higher than October 2021. In St. Johns County the median price is $450,000 for a 26.8% increase year over year. All predictions I have seen are for price increases to slow to single-digit increases next year.

 

There are 3,915 properties available in November 2021 which is down 31.4% year over year and down 14.7% from last month. There is 1.3 months supply of inventory which is down 33.9% year over year and 7.2% from last month. A balanced market is 5 to 6 months of supply.

 

Of the closings in November, 28.8% closed over list price. This number peaked at 40.6% of properties in July and has been dropping, but there was a slight increase from 28.3% last month.

 

There are many opinions on mortgage interest rates since the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday they will be shrinking their monthly bond purchases at twice the rate previously announced and forecasting to raise interest rates three times next year.

 

Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting at the National Association of Realtors said, “When inflation rises, lenders ask for higher interest rates as compensation for the decrease in purchasing power. Thus, if inflation remains elevated for a longer period, that will drive up mortgage rates.” She expects rates to rise to 3.5% next year. I have seen others predict 3.6% to 3.7%.

 

The supply of homes is expected to increase slightly in 2022; however, the demand should remain strong. More than 45 million millennials will be prime homebuying age, between 26 and 35, entering 2022 plus downsizing baby boomers and Generation Z buyers. We will have to see what effect rising mortgage rates has on demand.

 

For now, inventory remains low, demand is high and prices keep creeping higher. Please let us know if there is anything real estate-related we can help you with.

 

Happy Holidays and New Year! Thank you so much for your support and referrals during 2021.

Legacy of Giving: Vallencourt Construction Company Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

December 9, 2021

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Since the very first Davidson Cares Clay Day, Vallencourt Construction Company has not only been a top sponsor but an incredible advocate for the annual event. 

 

“The Davidson Companies has a very long history working with Vallencourt Construction. We spent a lot of time with Mike Vallencourt, Sr. while the development of World Golf Village was underway. It is wonderful to work with a company with such amazing values. They do what they say they will do, always. Vallencourt Construction is extremely generous giving back to our community,” Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. 

 

Vallencourt Construction Company was established in 1945. With more than seventy years of experience, family-owned Vallencourt Construction Company provides clients an unbeatable value with their experience, strong workforce, and top-of-the-line machinery. The team at Vallencourt Construction Company continually seeks out new markets and projects. They believe this forward-thinking is critical to providing the best value to customers, opportunities for employees, and growth as an organization. Vallencourt has had a hand in countless projects over the years including RiverTown, Bannon Lakes, Beachwalk, and the Town Center Promenade.

 

Beyond their impressive list of professional successes, Vallencourt is passionate about doing good in the community just like the Davidson Companies. “Davidson Cares is a wonderful organization and we at Vallencourt Construction could not be happier to help support it through Clay Day. Clay Day brings people together to connect and have some fun while raising money for great causes that help to build up the youth in our community. Thank you to the Davidson family and all that you do!” Kyle Gammon, Chief Financial Officer for Vallencourt Construction Company. 

 

Both Sherry Davidson and Kyle Gammon serve on the Investing in Kids! Board and both have seats on the Finance Committee.  This shared dedication and love for serving have helped to create a legacy of giving. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from Vallencourt Construction Company as they continue to give back in Northeast Florida. To learn more about Vallencourt Construction Company visit their website at www.vallencourt.com or call (904) 291-9330. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participate.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes include a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

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