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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
The Jacksonville Business Journal reported on March 12, 2012 that Bi-Lo is moving their headquarters to Jacksonville, FL. This will bring quite a few new people to town and guess what? They’re going to need houses.
Considering the fact that the offices aren’t too far from Avondale and Ortega, we will probably see quite a few new buyers looking for homes in our area.
So….if you’ve been thinking of putting your house on the market but just weren’t quite sure if you’re ready – NOW is the time! A word of caution – in today’s market, it’s critical that a house must be priced right in order to sell so please consult with us on where current market values are.
Caroline Powell and I are local area experts and were the top producers in the Avondale office last year. Please call us at 904-252-5181.
The $500 – $1M price point for non-waterfront homes has been hit hard over the last few years in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside neighborhoods of Jacksonville, FL but it looks like we’re seeing something of a recovery.
in 2009, there were only 8 sales in this price range.
In 2010, there were also only 8.
In 2011, the number more than doubled to a whopping 18.
A quick look at homes that have either sold this year (or are under contract) reveals that we’ve already hit 8 — and it’s only March 24th!
I did a search to see how many homes are currently still available for sale in this price range and find that there are only 14 — one of them is a townhouse and several others have “issues”. Our inventory of “good” homes (nicely renovated with good floorplans) is in short supply and the demand is increasing.
Buyers are picky these days. They either want turn key, move-in condition homes or ”fixer uppers” at a steeply discounted prices. Take a look at our fantastic listing located at 4973 Arapahoe Avenue in Ortega. This turn key home was built in 2006, has a great floor plan, is very energy efficient & has a beautiful sparkling pool – just in time for summer!
Our inventory of renovated turn key homes in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside is low and there are lots of buyers out there, so if you’ve been thinking of selling, please give us a call.
Take a look at these before and after pictures of a home that we had listed in the Ortega neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL. As you can see the before picture is pretty bland.
And….. after. Add, sofa with contrasting pillows, a leather armchair, some pictures on the wall and accessories on the built in shelving. Don’t you love the green glass jar?
Now look at the before and after pictures of the deck just outside the family room.
And……after. Add furniture, some plants and pillows, an area rug and, voila, a space Martha Stewart would be proud to call her own!
You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that shortly after staging, we received an offer on this darling home. As real estate experts in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside, we often use resources like staging to help our homeowners get the most out of their property. Count on us for valuable tips like this to ensure you get top dollar for your home!
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