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This lovely two story home in Fairfax Manor just came on the market and is ready for you to move right in! Featuring gleaming and recently refinished hardwood floors, this 3 bedroom home has large rooms, loads of natural light and the most peaceful backyard you’ve ever seen. There’s a large deck off the kitchen where you could entertain a crowd or just enjoy the gentle rustling sound of the leaves from the riverfront breeze. Located across the street from the St. John’s river (and much more expensive homes), this house is also situated between the very popular Historic District of Avondale and Ortega. At $309,000 you can buy this home for far less than it would cost to rent — welcome home! Click here to see LOTS of pictures!
Fantastic Two Story Red Brick Georgian Home comes on the market in Historic Avondale! Click here to see this lovely renovated home that’s located on perhaps one of the most desirable streets in the Heart of Avondale. Richmond Street is great for a lot of reasons. It’s a “true neighborhood” where children play, people walk their dogs and ride their bikes and the neighbors know each other. It’s also an incredible spot because you are only two blocks from the Shoppes of Avondale where you can walk up to get a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, buy a new dress, a gift for a friend or get a haircut at the brand new “old fashioned” barbershop that just opened. Or, if you’d rather stay in, then enjoy a beautiful riverfront view from nearly any room in the house. Gather some friends for dinner and everyone can hang out in the open “cook’s kitchen” or take the boat out for a sunset cruise and enjoy the sparkling lights of downtown Jacksonville as day becomes night. The possibilities are endless. Call us today for a showing of this lovely home in Jacksonville, FL!
Avondale and Ortega are two very popular intown neighborhoods for those considering a move to Jacksonville, FL. Both offer very close proximity to downtown Jacksonville and both offer a very nice quality of life.
This graph considers the first six months of 2011 sales in each neighborhood vs. the first six months of 2012. The data considers all price points, waterfront and non-watefront but is for single family home sales only – no condominium sales are included.
The inventory in Avondale is down 43% and it’s down 35% in Ortega. The number of days on market is down 8% in Avondale and 12% in Ortega. The number of homes sold is up 15% and a whopping 61% in Ortega. Interestingly, however, the average sales price is up a substantial 20% in Avondale and actually DOWN 1% in Ortega.
The months of supply is tightening in Avondale. It’s down to 7.7 months in June 2012 which is very close to a balanced market – an equal number of buyers and sellers. The months of supply in Ortega is still pretty high at 9.3 months of inventory. So it would appear that you probably still have a little more negotiating room in Ortega than you do in Avondale.
As you review the months of Inventory, keep in mind that these statistics include very expensive waterfront properties that aren’t selling very well. If you take properties above $1M out of the mix, the inventory numbers are much, much lower.
Caroline Powell and Allison Steilberg are neighborhood experts – if you’re considering buying or selling in Avondale or Ortega – call us at 904-252-5181 and you’ll get up to the minute advice about what’s happening in the market.
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Jacksonville’s intown neighborhood of Avondale is hot! We recently sold two of our bungalow listings in the neighborhood in the first week that they were listed. The first home we listed and sold was 1303 Edgewood Avenue South. It was just about 1,800 square feet with three bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a renovated kitchen. The roof was brand new and there was a small family room. The asking price was $250K and the home sold for $245K just last week.
Last week, we listed another great bungalow at 1332 Belvedere Avenue. This house is on a great street in Avondale and is just about 1,500 square feet. It’s got three bedrooms, two full baths (the second full bath in Avondale is hard to find), newer roof, all hardwood floors, loads of windows, one and a half garage, large laundry room and a huge wrap around porch. Listed last Monday, we had a fully executed contract by Saturday.
Both of these homes were beautifully updated but the price was also right. If you’ve got a home to sell and it’s below $300K, please call us right away – there are lots of buyers out there looking!
Looking for a totally renovated home on more than a half acre of land in the heart of Avondale within walking distance to the Shoppes? JUST LISTED by the Powell Steilberg Team at Prudential Network Realty, the home was originally built in 1926 and has over 5,000 square feet of fabulous space and an additional 863 square foot guest house over the garage replete with living room, separate bedroom and full kitchen.
The grounds of the property are amazing with a parcel that stretches all the way from Hedrick to Richmond Streets offering a totally private and unusually large garden for an intown home.
Just a few special features of this lovely home include gourmet kitchen, informal family room off the kitchen plus a second, larger family room with bar, huge covered and open terraces with blue stone and brick walkways, large serene owner’s suite and an owner’s bath that rivals any in a five star hotel. Wide doorways, tall ceilings, open floorplan, light filled solarium and superior craftsmanship are just the tip of the iceberg — come see for yourself!
Please call Allison or Caroline at 904-252-5181 or click here to see all the photos of this beautiful residence in one of Jacksonville’s best neighborhoods – Avondale.
Bidding Wars are Back! In Avondale and Ortega, homes priced between $200 and $400 are selling fast! We recently sold 1303 Edgewood Avenue South in only 3 days. The asking price was $250K, we had three offers and it closed this week for $245K.
Buyers in this market segment need to get pre-approved because we’re seeing multiple offers and if you don’t have a pre-approval letter, your offer isn’t likely to be the one selected by the seller.
We are Avondale and Ortega specialists. Please call us at 904-252-5181 for a confidential evaluation of what your home is worth.
When I saw this house pop up as a new listing for only $199,000 day before yesterday in Avondale, I knew it would be gone in a minute. I was right, it’s already under contract.
I’ve got buyers coming in this weekend from South Carolina and I called the listing office to make an appointment for Sunday afternoon. They called back a few hours later to tell me they had two written offers in hand. The house is listed as a 3br/2.5 bath home with approx. 1,960 square feet and offered by Doris Arnold of Watson Realty.
Why not hire us to be on the lookout so you don’t miss great opportunities like this one? We’ve got our eyes wide open, ears to the ground and notice great deals like this right away. But there is a catch……you have to be ready to act!
This is a short sale and banks require pre-approval letters with short sale offers so call your lender, get prequalified and then call us at 904-252-5181. You’ll be the next one in line for a great opportunity like this!
We specialize in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside and offer no pressure evaluations of how much your house is worth or can help you snag a great deal like this one on Edgewood Avenue.
If you’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for just the right house, just the right price or just the right interest rate, you’d better stop waiting! 23 percent (17 homes) of the 74 properties that have gone under contract in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside neighborhoods in first quarter of 2012, sold within 30 days of being listed.
If you increase the days on market to 60, the number jumps from 17 to 29 homes sold and accounts for a shocking 40% of the sales! That’s a pretty high percentage!
As a buyer, you’ve had nothing but time on your hands. LOTS of houses to sniff around at, PLENTY of time to decide if you’re REALLY ready to buy and LOADS of time to drive your real estate agent crazy as you look at house after house after house!
I’m here to tell you (you heard it here first) that the time is NOW. Interest rates WILL NOT remain this low forever. INVENTORY is low in certain neighborhoods like Avondale. The good (renovated or dirt cheap) houses are going UNDER CONTRACT quickly. So, if you’re one of those buyers who’s been circling and circling and circling – it’s time to get off of the merry go round and put your money on the table.
Click here to see a list of homes that have recently been listed and give us a call at 904-252-5181 if you see something you like! But you better hurry — they might sell quickly!
Caroline and I specialize in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside and can guide you to getting a great deal in the neighborhood.
If you’ve got a turn key home that’s been renovated in Avondale and you price it right, you’re likely to have good luck in finding a buyer who’s ready to act. There are lots of buyers out there — just waiting pounce on something great when it pops up.
A great example of this is the house located at 3576 Pine Street in Avondale. It was listed last month by the Fred Miller Group for $399,000. It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow with a beautiful front porch, gorgeous brand new kitchen, renovated master bathroom, tall ceilings, screened porch in the back and has new landscaping — the perfect example of a “turn key” home.
The house came on the market, had two competing offers within weeks of being listed and is already under contract.
If you’re thinking of selling, there is a lot of pent up demand for houses in Avondale and lots of buyers out there looking for them. Please call us at 904-252-5181 for a market evaluation of your home if you’re considering selling – the time is now!
3643 Pine Street sold last week for $490K ($222 per square foot). Built in 2006 with approximately 2,200 square feet, the house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a nice kitchen open to the family room, a den, a large loft space, big laundry room, two car garage, large front porch and is within walking distance to the shoppes of Avondale. The house was listed and sold by Wade Griffin of Coldwell Banker.
1864 Challen Street sold for $495K ($200 per square foot) in October 2011 and also has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Originally built in 1926 but extensively renovated in 2011 with approximately 2,475 square feet the house has new everything, windows, plumbing, air conditioners, roof, water heater and kitchen — so basically not much different from the “new” house on Pine Street.
The lot on Challen Avenue was quite a bit bigger than the house on Pine Street and offered more of a traditional layout with a nice big backyard and location only one house in from the St. John’s river. This house was listed by Brad Dermond of Manormor Sotheby’s and sold by Maria Raymer of ReMax.
The house on Challen sold for $22 less per square foot (which is why we caution our buyers not to get overly focused on this), it was in a better location and had a larger lot but lacked the front porch, loft space and garage that the house on Pine Street had.
As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder — what’s important to one buyer (more land, or a garage) may not be important to the next one!
So….who do you think got the better buy? Please send us a comment with your vote!
We specialize in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside – and know the numbers in the area. Call us at 904-252-5181 for an honest evaluation of what your house is worth or what you might have to pay for the house of your dreams!
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