What Does It Take To Buy A Home?

 It’s a great time to purchase a home, but do you know all of the details entailed to buy a home?

The article below will walk you through some of the information you might need!

House For Sale: What Does It Take To Buy A Home?

“When a home buyer sets out to purchase their first home they quickly discover that there are a lot of details involved. To make matters worse, the details vary depending on each individual buyers situation. While the general process is the same for…. read more..

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A Real Estate professional can help you with all of this.

Choosing Your New Neighborhood

Choosing your new neighborhood is an important decision.

How do I decide WHERE you want to live???

Jacksonville is an incredibly beautiful large city with many, many suburbs and communities to choose from. Whether it is wild and woolly wooded areas, sunny and sandy beach areas, historical and architecturally diverse areas, and amenity filled communities laced with sidewalks and riding paths, Jacksonville will provide something to fit your lifestyle.

  • What are your interests? Sports; tennis, biking, swimming, walking? Or restaurants and nightlife?
  • Schools – are you attending college, or do you have family that will need schooling for years to come?
  • What do you do to relax? Do you like hunting, shopping, visiting neighbors?
  • Where are you employed? Are the roadways that take you every day to your job manageable?

A Real Estate Professional can help you with these important questions. After determining your budget – these are the next most important questions to ponder regarding your real estate decision.

 

Buying A Foreclosed Home

In July Florida’s foreclosure rate was 13.3%. Buying a foreclosed home can be a money-saver, but buyers need to be cautious.

Foreclosed homes can be priced aggressively compared to other properties on the market, but can buyers need to be cautious when making the decision to buy.  Using a real estate professional can help avoid some of the pitfalls presented in a foreclosure. See the article below.

5 States Home To 50% Of Foreclosure Activity Nationwide »  San …

“Before placing a bid on a foreclosed home, therefore, make sure to have an experienced real estate agent on your side. Buying a foreclosed home may save you money at your closing, but may cost you money longer-term. Read more...

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Orange Park

Brick homes, oak trees, playgrounds, the St. John’s River……..all of these details paint a picture of my first impressions when I moved to Orange Park from West Palm Beach.

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Orange Park provides plenty of restaurants and shopping , plus your choice of real estate Orange Park Real Estateis diverse. We have large brick homes in established neighborhoods with gorgeous mature trees, we have country club living with great amenities including beautiful golf courses, and we have condo living for the person looking to relax and avoid yard maintenance. Running along the St. Johns River and conveniently located off of 295, Orange Park is home for many happy residents and offers plenty of things to do for the active homebuyer.


 

Would you like to take a look at some Orange Park homes?

 

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Walking, biking or running on the Doctor’s Lake bike trail

 

What I love about Orange Park

How do you choose the BEST color for your home?

When your home is in need of a fresh coat of exterior paint, choosing the right color helps protect your home value. Blending in with the neighbors should be your top priority.

Live in a community that has a homeowners association? Check with the association before buying paint. You’ll likely have to choose your paint colors from a list of allowed shades from a couple of specific brands. Be sure to buy the exact color or you could have to repaint.

Live in a condo?  READ ON

Nocatee Homes for Sale

Nocatee, located in Ponte Vedra, Florida was established in 2006. This unique “lifestyle” community offers a resort-style water playground as well as a plethora of activities and recreation for all ages. It is currently the 3rd fastest growing community in the nation

Nocatee Certified Agent

I am a Certified Nocatee Agent and can help you sort through ALL the details and info for Nocatee buyers. My services are free to you. Call or text me at (904) 838-0554

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See the latest Nocatee News Below “Nocatee Sales Up Staggering 72 Percent, Now Nation’s 6th Best-Selling Master-Planned Community PONTE VEDRA, Fla. (August X, 2013) – New home sales in Nocatee for the first half of 2013 are up a whopping 72 percent over 2012, making it the 6th best-selling master-planned community in the nation—up from its number-10 spot in 2012. The rankings are published in real estate advisory firm RCLCO’s Mid-Year 2013 Update, a survey of total home sales in the first half of 2013 at the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities. While sales were up at the majority of communities surveyed, Nocatee’s growth far outpaced all other Florida communities and all but one other community nationwide….. Read more here

Located between the Intracoastal Waterway and US 1, it is just minutes away from employment, the beaches and shopping.

Nocatee also provides a  55 and older gated community within a community.

NocateeThis community within Nocatee offers single family and carriage style homes for the adult active lifestyle. Would you like to see some Nocatee homes? Call me if you would like to visit Nocatee. I have sold over 200 New Homes and my services to help you get a great deal are free! (904) 838-0554

The Home that is Right for You

Are you choosing the home that is right for you?
Buying a New Home

How do you know what kind of home you really want and will be happy with?

A Real Estate professional can help you with this.

You need to begin at the beginning. First (after your budget and choosing your neighborhood), let’s talk about space. Are you downsizing? In my years as a real estate professional, I”ve had many retired people tell me they downsized TOO much, for example going from 2900 square feet to 1600 square feet. They were soon back out doing a NEW search for a NEW home.

Think about how you plan to use your home:

  • Will you have guests often?
  • Do you need an office?
  • Do you need a formal living room or a formal dining room?
  • Do you need storage (a 3 car garage maybe?)
  • How many bedrooms do you need now, and will that change in the next 2-4 years?
  • How do you feel about stairs?

I have had “empty nesters” looove the idea of an upstairs, out of sight and out of the way theater room. I might not recommend the idea to an 85 year old,  but if you are 60-65 and physically active, you might still enjoy the idea.

I have also had parents of young children acquiesce to their children’s thrill with the idea of having an upstairs and decide to buy a 2 story home. After years of living with the stairs, even the children were ready for a 1 story home. BUT having all your real living (read: messy rooms and toys) upstairs and keeping your downstairs neat and ready for guests can be an asset for a busy mother.

New Study

Think about your current daily life, and then visualize your life in the next 7 years. That is how you determine what type of home you need right now.

Real estate is more affordable than ever, and interest rates are at a long-time low. These rates might not last forever.