The Things You Might NOT Know About the Real Estate Market in Northeast Florida

June 3, 2021

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The real estate market is notorious for its ups and downs, however, this real estate market is unique. Inventory is low, demand is high, and homes are FLYING off the market faster than ever! With so much uncertainty in this unprecedented market, it’s more important than ever to have a trusted real estate expert by your side to navigate the market.  Northeast Florida real estate expert Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty, is answering some of the most common real estate questions from the community. 

 

How can I figure out how much my home is worth? 

Your home’s value is whatever the market is willing to pay. The market is changing very rapidly. It is in your best interest as a home seller to have a trusted real estate expert that knows the current market by your side to help you place a value on your home. Our team is selling homes daily and has the knowledge to ensure your home sells for TOP DOLLAR! 

 

Should I sell my home before buying a new one? 

The answer to this question has always been, YES! However, in the current real estate market conditions, the answer depends on your situation. If you sell, you need to have a rental home lined up or have the ability to live with family until you find your next home. If you put a new home under contract, you will probably not get a contingency to sell your existing home. You will risk losing your escrow deposit if you can’t close or you will have to acquire a bridge loan, extra savings, or a gift to close on the new home before you have the closing on your existing home.

 

Is World Golf Village expanding? 

With a few small exceptions, the only portion of World Golf Village not built out is Trailmark. There are new phases of homesites still becoming available in Trailmark.

 

What is the next go-to area to move to in Northeast Florida? 

There are so many incredible communities in Northeast Florida. However, Silverleaf is extremely popular right now. Silverleaf is located in highly desired St. Johns County, Florida, and just minutes from various shopping centers, beaches, golf courses, and entertainment.   The community will also be home to a first-class amenities center for residents to enjoy! 

 

If you are interested in buying or selling a home or have further questions about the market, contact Davidson Realty at (904) 940-5000.

North Florida Real Estate Trends – Housing Inventory Approaching Normal Market Equilibrium?

November 28, 2011

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Before you can learn a new way of doing things, you have to unlearn the old way. So beginnings depend on endings.”– Rick Maurer

Everything has changed over the past few years and we have to learn to adapt. Some things haven’t changed though so when we see declining inventory and improved sales, you might well expect an improvement in the future housing market, especially if we can continue adding jobs in the northeast Florida area. I know the job growth has been slow but our area has started to see growth.

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market statistics for October, 2011 continue to show encouraging trends in the market. The pending sales are up 37.5% over October, 2010. The 12 month average for the most recent 12 months is 1,463 pending sales per month compared to 1,357 for the previous 12 months which is an increase of almost 8%.

The inventory of homes for sale in October, 2011 was 10,964 down 31.5% from 15,995 in October, 2010. The inventory has dropped consistently for the last 12 months. The largest drop in inventory is in the less than $150,000 price range at 36.5% however the $500,000 to $999,999 price range also dropped 28.5%. Of particular interest is that over the last year the price range hardest hit in our area ($500,000 – $999,999) has seen the strongest increase in sales with a 30.6% increase. Read more

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