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.”

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.

Northeast Florida Real Estate Market Update

November 19, 2021

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“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur Ward

I rely on the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) market statistics in my analysis each month. NEFAR has changed the company providing the statistics and the information is now interactive and allows you to choose property type, County, or region. Go to NEFAR.com and click on the market stats tab to check it out.

 

The median sales price of $310,000 is up 17.8% from last October, but unchanged from last month. Of the closings in October, 28.5% closed over list price. This is up 103.2% from last October, but down 7.3% from last month.

 

The inventory of homes for sale continues to be extremely low. There were 4,270 active properties for sale which is down 31.1% from last October and 7.9% from last month. The 1.4 months of inventory available is also down 25.8% year over year and 9.5% from last month.

 

The Northeast Florida real estate market may see smaller price increases and fewer multiple offers, but there is still a strong imbalance between buyer demand and homes available. It is still a seller’s market.

 

I wanted to share some interesting information from the 2021 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at NAR, says both buyers and sellers “have been driven by the desire to be close to family and friends, as well as the need for a larger home” during the pandemic.

 

Of the sellers who also became buyers, many traded up to bigger, more expensive, and often newer homes, with 46% purchasing a larger home and 28% one of the same size. In the past years, convenience to work and affordability had ranked as top factors for reasons to move.

 

The pandemic likely spurred occupants to shorten their homestay, as tenure in the home decreased to eight years from 10 years, according to the report – the largest single-year change in home tenure since NAR began collecting such data. Historically, tenure in the home has been six to seven years, but it increased to nine to 10 years following the Great Recession.

 

It will be interesting to see how remote work opportunities play out in the future. It seems like employees and companies are still figuring out the new rules and how that will affect home sizes and locational choices.

 

I want to express my gratitude for your friendship and support in 2021. Davidson Cares raised $75,000 at our Clay Day thanks to all the generous people in northeast Florida. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Inspired to Give: MasterCraft Builder Group Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

November 18, 2021

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The Davidson Cares Clay Day has been a successful event from every standpoint. MasterCraft Builder Group is to thank for the inspiration behind Clay Day as it’s modeled after MasterCraft Builder Groups’ very own charity shoot called Clays for a Cause. 

 

“When I asked Chris Shee, Founder and CEO of MasterCraft Builder Group, about his charity shoot, he generously shared all the details we needed to begin our shoot,” shared Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. “Since our first Davidson Cares Clay Day in 2016, MasterCraft has supported us and been sponsors every year.”

 

With deep roots in Northeast Florida, MasterCraft is an organization passionate about serving the community and continuously puts its neighbors first. “MasterCraft is a huge supporter of Davidson Cares because of the local factor.  We prefer to keep our giving to organizations like St. Augustine Youth Services and Investing in Kids because they help children who live in “our backyard”.  There is a great sense of community in St. Johns County and it’s events like Clay Day that help our local kids who need it most,” shares President of MasterCraft Builder Group, Brad Shee. 

 

MasterCraft takes pride in not only building great semi-custom homes in St. Johns County but strives to take care of the people in the community. In addition to Clays for a Cause, MasterCraft also organized Concerts for a Cause, a concert series at the Tringali Barn, and built the Home from the Heart for Builders Care last year. They donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from MasterCraft Builder Group as they continue to support local charities. To learn more about MasterCraft Builder Group, visit their website at mastercraftbuildergroup.com or call (904) 295-1604.

 

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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