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Jacksonville Real Estate & Market News
The French Realty Group loves closing days. Last week, we were particularly excited for one of our beloved buyers as he closed on his first home here in Jacksonville! Relocations are always a fun transaction: new culture, new city, and new opportunities await for one more family as they make the transition from Kentucky to the First Coast. After several showings, the family decided on the first home they visited here in Jacksonville; A beautiful home in the desirable Durbin Crossing neighborhood of St Johns county. And by the way,we won him the house at nearly 6,000 less than list price! We provide all of our buyers with a neighborhood packet filled with useful information about the specific area. It contains pages of fun items including our favorite attractions, restaurants and dog parks, as well as the important things like school enrollment instructions, pediatricians and dentists. In this case, we will provide a check up of the home in the form of a...Continue Reading!
Flapper dresses and knickers aren't just for Halloween... Bring them out May 18th for the 2nd Annual Bootlegger's Ball! With tunes by the 77d's, the ball will be the place to be for those wanting to dress up and get down! Offering a silent auction, card games, and "charleston" lessons, dinner and drinks are included in the ticket price: $60/individual, $100/couple. You can...Continue Reading!
Alright you curious and awe struck neighbors, here's your chance to marvel at the impressive interior of your favorite homes in Avondale! Recently named one of America's 10 Great Neighborhoods by the American Planning Association, Riverside/Avondale opens its arms to the public this weekend. Boasting impressive ballrooms, gardens, and dream kitchens these pieces of Jacksonville history are on display April 27th and 28th...Continue Reading!
Fireplaces Add Personality to Your Home Fireplaces can be the heart and soul of a room; they provide warmth, style, and a natural focal point for any area in the house. If your fireplace has become more of an eye sore than a stylish marshmellow roaster, revamp it! It does not have to empty your wallet or fill up your calendar....Continue Reading!
The French Realty Group, specializing in Florida Short Sales and Foreclosures, have closed a Short Sale with Seterus, Inc. Short Sale Approvals often include language stating that the short sale lender reserves the right to collect the outstanding debt from the homeowner. This letter actually states that the deficiency is being waived. The following paragraph is a direct quote from...Continue Reading!
Imagine a stroll down an oak lined shady street, pondering which of the several charming restaurants sprinkled throughout the Shoppes of Avondale will be your destination for Sunday Brunch... The nearly 60 new residents of the Riverside/Avondale neighborhood since January 2013 are enjoying this luxury as we speak! This number is up 77% from 2012's first quarterly report. With an...Continue Reading!
7763 Royal Crest Drive With 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 3,306 square feet, this family friendly home will not last long! James Island is conveniently located between Gate Pkwy and Burnt Mill Road; less than a 10 minute trip to entertainment, shops, and dining including Saint Johns Town Center. Gated and manned, James Island is secure and secluded from the hustle...Continue Reading!
Short Sales have been a hot topic among the real estate community since the fall of the market. Everyone seems to have an opinion from the guy down the street to Attorneys. Whose word do you trust? A friend? The family attorney? I highly recommend that you take all opinions as well as experiences with a grain of salt. The two people who...Continue Reading!
This adorable 3/2 in Southside has it all: location, condition, and price! Curb Appeal! Open Layout Dining Room Spacious Master Second Bedroom Third bedroom (great space for an office!) Large back yard- so much potential! Want to see more?!?! Let us know! More Info: Full MLS Report Or… leave a comment Or… contact me! More Features: Jax Beach House Adorable Avondale Bungalow Southern Lifestlyle Home in Murabella For Sale in Avondale? More for Sale in Avondale Facebook Features Continue Reading!
A brief over view of the national real estate market, pricing trends, mortgage rates, and how to sell your home faster and for more money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw0qZ_73490&feature=share&list=PL70FB5BC074D3E360 While it is important to know and understand where the real estate market is nationally, it is even more vital to know and understand where the local real estate market is heading! Check out our market...Continue Reading!
The French Realty Group, a team of Realtors in the Jacksonville area, just closed another REO for a first time home buyer and her husband. Typically, REOs (Real Estate Owned) are much like traditional sales. Most close within 30-45 days, but this transaction was nothing like a traditional sale. As is typical with Foreclosures and REO's, this home was definitely distressed and needed quite...Continue Reading!