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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...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 expect to enjoy refreshments from none other than the most popular area hot spots. Drinks will be provided by Mojo's...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 as part of the 39th RAP Spring Tour of Homes. A self guided tour, residents of 10 Avondale and Riverside...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. In fact, most DIY fireplace renos can be done in one weekend! Choose Your Style Before you get down to work smashing...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 and bustle offering a private community pool, clubhouse, and several athletic facilities including tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, and even...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 can most help you when deciding whether or not a short sale is for you are an attorney who specializes in...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 insider for the stats in your area! Looking the best deal? Contact us for a list of foreclosures and best buys! Click...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 a bit of work including a new roof, pool repairs, new water heater, and WDO work. Not only did the...Continue Reading!
The French Realty Group is happy to announce we have grown! Kelly Nowak has been named “Buyer Specialist” for the Jacksonville Real Estate team in Florida known as the French Realty Group. The French Realty Group is a start-up Real Estate team which evolved from the concept that each buyer and seller they work with should be given the highest level of client care possible. Amanda French, Team Leader for French Realty Group, is working diligently to hire the right talent for...Continue Reading!
Short Sales are here to stay... at least for the next few years. Something that was once unheard of by many agents today, has become a defining part of the Jacksonville Housing Market. Despite this, many buyers and even sellers do not understand the impact, the process, or what to expect. Through this two part series, you will get a basic understanding and a general expectation of both buying and selling short sales. Buying Short Sales There are many things to consider...Continue Reading!