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Categories: Avondale, Market Update, Sellers
Posted on October 10th, 2013

1303 Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

3BR/2BA Bungalows in Historic Avondale are in HIGH demand!

I’ve got a buyer looking for a 3 bedroom / 2 bath bungalow in the Avondale neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL priced under $275,000. In case you didn’t know, this is a HOT price point in the market right now and the inventory of homes like this is in VERY short supply. There are only 12 currently listed and many of those are in poor repair or not in a great location.

The second bathroom and/or the third bedroom is what makes the difference. There are plenty three bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalows on the market and a few 2BR/2BA homes but a 3BR/2BA home is highly sought after home right now and, particularly if it’s in good shape, you can command top dollar.

Please call if you’re interested in selling – I can deliver a pre-qualified buyer right to your front door!

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

One of a Kind Mediterranean Riverfront Estate Home Becomes Available

Categories: Avondale, Buyers, Luxury Homes in Jax, New Listings!, Sellers
Posted on October 8th, 2013

3644 Richmond Street, Historic Avondale, Jacksonville, FL

3644 Richmond Street, Historic Avondale, Jacksonville, FL

Formal Living Room with Custom Cypress Ceilings - A Very Special Detail

Formal Living Room with Custom Cypress Ceilings - A Very Special Detail

Riverfront Swimming Pool with a Downtown Skyline View

Riverfront Swimming Pool with a Downtown Skyline View

It’s rare when you find both a piece of history and a totally turn key renovated home. 3644 Richmond Street in Historic Avondale offers just that. Start with an estate sized lot with over 150 feet of riverfront, add a totally renovated 1926 Marsh and Saxelbye home with shimmering riverfront pool and separate guest house, and you’ve got a one of a kind property located within minutes of downtown Jacksonville.

Purchased in the summer of 2009, the owners lived in the house for a year to get a feel for what they wanted to do. Then, they moved out and a total renovation began. C.F. Knight, Inc. a custom home builder and remodeler was chosen for the job and the work took nearly a year to complete. The property was renovated from stem to stern and included a new redesigned custom kitchen, all new windows, all new baths, new dock, boat house, boat lift and more! Take a peek at the video for 3644 Richmond Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and enjoy!

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

1926 Marsh and Saxelbye Home Sells in Historic Avondale

Categories: Avondale, Breaking News, Buyers, Luxury Homes in Jax, Market Update, Recently SOLD
Posted on October 7th, 2013

1849 Challen Avenue, Historic Avondale, 32205

1849 Challen Avenue, Historic Avondale, 32205

Barrel Vaulted Ceiling in the Living Room of 1849 Challen Avenue, Historic Avondale

Barrel Vaulted Ceiling in the Living Room of 1849 Challen Avenue, Historic Avondale

Our stunning listing at 1849 Challen Avenue recently closed for $875,000 or nearly 95% of the asking price. It is one of only six $800K+ non-riverfront homes that have sold in all of Avondale, Ortega and Riverside so far in 2013.

Situated only two houses away from the St. John’s river in historic Avondale, this house was loaded with charm and had many special features including barrel tile roof, pecky cypress ceiling on the large covered front porch, barrel vaulted ceiling in the living room, tall ceilings both downstairs and upstairs, separate/private guest bedroom with private bath, office, two powder baths, large fenced backyard, nicely updated kitchen and more!

The house sold quickly – it went under contract in just over 30 days on the market. There were multiple buyers interested in this home so if you’ve been thinking of selling, now is a great time!

Enjoy the pictures of this beautiful house and call us if you’re thinking of selling!

Large Covered Porch with Pecky Cypress Ceilings

Large Covered Porch with Pecky Cypress Ceilings

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

Get IMMEDIATE answers to YOUR real estate questions in Jacksonville, FL

Categories: Avondale, Buyers, Market Update
Posted on October 5th, 2013

Have a burning real estate question that you want answered NOW? Ask Allison!

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The newly redesigned website for the Powell Steilberg team (the #1 selling team at Prudential Network Realty) has an ASK ALLISON button that will send a text message to Allison Steilberg for an immediate response! You might have a general question like “how’s the market doing” or a very specific question like “what’s my home worth”? ASK ALLISON – a local expert in Jacksonville, FL.

Check out the list of nearly 100 homes that the Team has sold under the About Us Tab on the Website!

EXPERIENCE MATTERS – Hire an Expert in the Local Area if You’re Considering Selling Your Home in Jacksonville.

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

Recipe for Success in Selling Your Home

Categories: Avondale, Sellers
Posted on October 5th, 2013

The Powell Steilberg team specializes in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside neighborhoods of Jacksonville, FL. The two most important ingredients in the recipe for success in selling your home are correct price and professional photography.

We’ve sold over 100 homes in the area and have been inside many of the others so we’re uniquely qualified to give you an accurate opinion of value. We know right away how your home compares to the active competition and those recently sold.

After determining value, we hire a professional photographer to capture the essence of the home. The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words cannot be more true and it’s also true that no amount of marketing will sell an overpriced home.

Don’t risk having buyers reject your home online before even walking through the door – hire an expert who knows the market AND how to market your home!

Enjoy a few of our favorite pictures here or go to our newly redesigned website AllAboutAvondale.com and have a look!

River Room Overlooking the St. John's River

3915 Ortega Blvd. - River Room Overlooking the St. John's River

1859 Challen Avenue - A Mediterranean Classic in Avondale

1859 Challen Avenue - A Mediterranean Classic in Avondale

1853 Edgewood Avenue South - Georgian Classic in Historic Avondale

1853 Edgewood Avenue South - Georgian Classic in Historic Avondale

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

Fairfax Manor Two Story Home Hits the Market!

Categories: Avondale, Buyers, New Listings!, Ortega
Posted on April 29th, 2013

Lovely Two Story Home

1678 Woodmere Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32210

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!

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

Stunning Riverfront home in Historic Avondale Comes on the Market!

Categories: Avondale, Buyers, New Listings!, Sellers
Posted on April 27th, 2013

Dock on the St. Johns River for 3554 Richmond Street

Dock on the St. Johns River for 3554 Richmond Street

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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!

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

Avondale vs. Ortega – Which Neighborhood offers a Better Buy right now?

Categories: Avondale, Buyers, Market Update, Ortega, Sellers
Posted on July 6th, 2012

Sales Statistics for Avondale vs Ortega - 1st 6 Months of 2011 vs 1st 6 Months of 2012

Sales Statistics for Avondale vs Ortega - 1st 6 Months of 2011 vs 1st 6 Months of 2012

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

SOLD – Two Avondale Bungalows Sell the First Week They Were Listed!

Categories: Avondale, Buyers, Gone in a Day!, Market Update, New Listings!, Sellers
Posted on July 2nd, 2012

1303 Edgewood Avenue South - Listed for $250K, sold the first week for $245K

1303 Edgewood Avenue South - Listed for $250K, sold the first week for $245K

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.

1332 Belvedere Avenue, Avondale - Got a contract in the First Week!

1332 Belvedere Avenue, Avondale - Got a contract in the First 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!

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

Amazing Avondale Estate Home Hits the Market

Categories: Avondale, Buyers, Luxury Homes in Jax, New Listings!
Posted on July 1st, 2012

3547 Richmond Street, Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205

3547 Richmond Street, Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205

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.

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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.

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

Allison Steilberg & Caroline Powell

Realtors®
Prudential Network Realty 3627 St. Johns Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32205 904-252-5181 (Allison) 904-463-1898 (Caroline)