Davidson Cares Continues to Strengthen the First Coast

September 9, 2021

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Davidson Cares is dedicated to supporting and uplifting youth throughout Northeast Florida. Since 2012, Davidson Cares has tirelessly worked to strengthen families and children by raising funds for local programs including public schools and non-profit youth organizations. 

 

With the help of the First Coast community, Davidson Cares has raised more than $260,000 to help support vital programs. This incredible work would not be possible without the Davidson Cares Board of Directors. Together, this team of twelve has gone above and beyond to help pursue the mission of Davidson Cares. The board recently welcomed four new board members and looks forward to continuing to raise money for worthy causes at the Davidson Cares Clay Day on October 21, 2021. In addition to the Board Members we previously introduced, these long-standing board members bring a wealth of knowledge and commitment to Davidson Cares. 

 

Troy Silhan

Troy Silhan is a Mortgage Banker with Bank of England Mortgage. Since joining Bank of England Mortgage in 2009, he has closed more than 1,400 purchase and refinance transactions all over the country, totaling more than $250 million dollars. For four consecutive years, Troy has been named #1 Loan Officer in the 904 by Void Magazine. Troy is a Florida native, who earned his degree in Communications and Business Management from the University of North Florida. He is married to his college sweetheart, Jessica, and they have two amazing children. He believes in achieving success by treating others how you would want to be treated.

 

 

Peyton Davidson

Peyton Davidson is a Jacksonville native and holds a BS in Advertising from the University of North Florida. She has spent the last twelve years leading marketing programs in the real estate, development, and homebuilding industries. She is currently working as the Marketing Manager for Providence Homes, Jacksonville’s leading home builder in energy efficiency. In her free time, Peyton enjoys watching college football and taking her English Bulldog, Sir Chumwell, swimming at the beach. She is also involved in many charitable efforts including St. Augustine Youth Services, SMC Cares, and Builders Care.

 

Jim and Andrea Gallagher

Originally from the New England area, Jim and Andrea Gallagher relocated to Florida in 2005. After spending nearly two years in Sarasota, the Gallaghers established roots in St. Augustine, where they live to this day. Jim is currently the Vice President and Branch Manager at the Charles Schwab Jacksonville Branch and Andrea is the Sales and Training Manager at Davidson Realty. Jim and Andrea have been married for more than twenty-five years and have two amazing children; Jay, who is 21 and a senior at Florida State University, and Gillian, who is 16 and a junior at Nease High School. Jim and Andrea enjoy the outdoors and have fully embraced the Florida beach lifestyle! They are also deeply devoted to their New England sports teams as well as Florida State University.  

 

 

Davidson Cares is fortunate to have these incredible Board Members who are passionate about helping youth and families in Northeast Florida. Support the efforts by joining Davidson Cares for Clay Day 2021 on October 21st!

How Downsizing Your Home Can Upgrade Your Life

May 7, 2021

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If the COVID-19 taught us anything, it’s to appreciate the simple things of life. As millions of Americans have adjusted to a more simplified lifestyle, the notion that ‘less is more’ resonates more than ever before. Downsizing could be exactly what you need to maximize your life. 

 

“Many people downsize once they become empty nesters. Once their children have left the nest, homeowners begin to desire lightening their load,” shares Davidson Realty Realtor ®, Rebecca Schaffer

 

Perhaps the most obvious advantages of downsizing are financial. Selling your property with the intention of buying something smaller often means you have more money to afford upgrades in your new home that matter most to you.  But the savings don’t stop there. With less square feet under your roof, you’ll likely be spending less on your mortgage payment, utilities, and maintenance on your home. That extra cash in your pocket each month can help you go on vacations or have other experiences that will make lasting memories. 

 

Less house equals less upkeep. The time you would have spent cleaning and maintaining your home will now be cut significantly. Decreasing your space also means decreasing your belongings. Prior to your move, sort through items and only keep your more treasured pieces. A weight will be lifted off your shoulders as you say goodbye to the clutter and unused stuff that has occupied your space. Donate any items you are no longer keeping to those in need. A few of our favorite places to donate clothes and home goods are: Goodwill, BEAM Thrift, and Hope’s Closet

 

With less to worry about inside your home, the more time you can spend outside of your home. Spend your newfound free time to take up a new hobby, travel, and socialize with old and new friends. Northeast Florida is the perfect place to truly relax and live your best life. “Many downsizing buyers are taking advantage of Northeast Florida’s fifty-five and older communities for an active and social lifestyle. While others are opting for the beaches for a leisurely pace,” shares Davidson Realty Realtor ® Shelley Nemethy

 

From the beaches to the historic neighborhoods, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you are interested in maximizing your life by minimizing your home, call the Northeast Florida real estate experts at Davidson Realty at (904) 940-5000.

Why Live in Northeast Florida?

March 14, 2016

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Posted by in News

Folks from out of state often think of Florida in a way that defines all parts of our state equally. To them, we are a warm, sunshiny, tropical paradise with a good dose of theme park fun for the kids and golf courses galore for the adults. Upon arrival, they expect a slow-paced, relaxed life where folks lounge poolside and ponder what their next fun activity should be. It, therefore, should reason that all parts of the state would fit their needs for where to relocate to or call their second home. The truth of the matter is that Florida varies widely from North to South and East to West and each area has a distinct flavor. Read more

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