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What Makes a Home Sell Fastest? Beauty, Bargain or Both?

Categories: Buyers, Gone in a Day!, Market Update
Posted on September 21st, 2010

In this “tough” real estate market, what makes a home sell really fast? Part of the answer is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but we also know that today’s buyers are especially skilled at scoping out good deals when they see them. The three houses listed below are a blend of beauty and bargain.

kitchen looking toward front door

The first house located at 1818 Elizabeth Place had a dynamite gourmet kitchen that was¬†outfitted with the best of everything. Sleek wood cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops, Professional grade Viking appliances, tall ceilings, lots of storage and lots of light. It was our listing and the buyer stated that once the saw the pictures on the internet, they “knew” right away that this was it! The list price was $550K and the selling price was $535K.

 

4919 Ortega Forest Drive

The second house was a large home in Ortega Forest. Lifted straight out of the 70’s the home had not been occupied for some time but had been meticulously maintained the former owners despite the fact that it was vacant. Remember Papagallo and Lilly Pullitzer, the home seems to have been frozen in time from that era with lots of turquoise blue, lime green, terrazzo floors and matching furniture. It was a large pool home with over 3,000 SF and the buyers snapped it up within a matter of days. The list price was $395K and the house sold for $370K.

2926 apache

The last home also featured a perfectly renovated kitchen and a large deck in the back that’s perfect for entertaining. The home was small with only 2BR’s but perfectly redone with lots of room to add on over time. The sellers of this home purchased a home that’s part of an estate direct from the seller. The list price was $359,900 and the selling price was $339K.

To see the complete details of these three listings in Avondale and Ortega, click here. For more information about beautiful homes or home that are a bargain, please contact us at www.AllAboutAvondale or direct at 904-252-5181. We are local area experts and look forward to your call!

Written by Allison Steilberg // Discussion: Please leave a comment.

Allison Steilberg

Realtor®
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty 3627 St. Johns Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32205 904-252-5181 (Allison)