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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!
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!
In case you haven’t noticed, the sales of waterfront homes under $1M have been brisk lately and the supply is dwindling. In the neighborhoods of Ortega, Avondale and Fairfax Manor, 4 have sold in the last seven months, three are recently under contract and there are only 8 left. Out of those 8, some are in much better condition than others and some would clearly be considered for lot value only. Click here to see the homes that have recently sold and Click here to see the ones that are left! Call us today if you’d like to own a slice of the river before it’s gone! We are neighborhood specialists.
The Powell Steilberg team had a banner week! We sold three of our listings, we brought a buyer to another listing, we had a contract accepted on another listing and will enter a brand new listing into the system today.
So…Four completed transactions (closings) in one week with two more on the way is a good thing! Good for us personally but also good for the state of the real estate market in Jacksonville – things are really beginning to move!
Two of the homes we sold were sold at FULL PRICE. This means that the homes were well priced, the buyers realized the value being offered and were smart enough to jump on a good deal when they saw it.
The properties were:
1.A luxury condominium at Villa Riva – Unit 105 – Sold for $775K
2. A Small Brick 2br/1ba bungalow on Morven Road in Ortega. It sold for $250K which was just about lot value – the buyer plans to tear the house down.
3. A wonderful two story home in Avondale that I wrote about yesterday. Sold for $310K. Buyers are delighted with their purchase!
4. A very special 3br/1ba bungalow in Avondale on Oak Street with hardwood floors & renovated kitchen. Sold for asking price of $177K. First time home buyers are very excited about their new home!
Sometimes, it takes the right mix of price, beauty and well….price to make a property sell quickly. Our new listing at 1463 Ingleside Avenue was on the market for less than a week when we received an offer.
The house had previously been listed for sale by owner at a much higher price as the seller struggled with whether or not to pursue a short sale. After consulting with us and learning that the property value would necessitate a short sale, the sellers agreed to the price we recommended, we had professional photographs made, entered the house into the Multiple Listing Service and received an offer in a matter of days!
The list price of the house is $310K or $158 per square foot. The house has tall ceilings, a renovated kitchen, one car garage and darling guest house. Most notably for an older home, this has both a family room AND a large master bathroom — almost unheard of for an older home in Avondale. The seller of this home has great taste and has done wonders for the home in terms of style! From the moment you walk in the door until you finish in the guest house, you are convinced that this is a very special property.
If you’d like more information about any of the great homes in the Avondale, Ortega or Riverside neighborhoods, please give Allison Steilberg or Caroline Powell of the Avondale A Team a call. Allison’s number is 252-5181 and Caroline’s is 463-1898. Our website address is www.allaboutavondale.com. Come visit!
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.
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.
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.
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!
So far this year (as of 2/19/2010), there have been only two single family home sales in Ortega. This house on Bass place was listed for sale in November of last year and an offer was made about a month later. So…it was 90 days before the house closed/sold but it was under contract in only 30 days — qualifying it for the “gone in a day” category!
The house has 4BR/4BA with a two car garage and pool. It was built in 1997. The selling price was just over $400K — a great deal for the buyer.
Thanks for reading — if you’re thinking of buying or selling in Ortega, Avondale or Riverside, please give us a call – we’d love to point you to the next great deal out there!
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