JUST SOLD! 2865 Downing Street, Historic Avondale


2865 Downing Street, Jacksonville, FL
2865 Downing Street, Jacksonville, FL

2865 Downing Street MLS-2

This wonderful 3BR/1BA bungalow went under contract in only 9 days! Demand for bungalows in Historic Avondale and Riverside is very high. The house sold for $181,000 and buyer and seller agreed to share the cost of a new roof.

The owner made some smart improvements including updating the kitchen and refinishing the hardwood floors before putting it on the market. The house also had a nice fenced yard. If you’ve got a house you’re considering selling, let me know. I can be reached direct at 904-252-5181.

JUST LISTED! Great Riverfront Home in Jacksonville, FL

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Amazing Riverfront Home!
Amazing Riverfront Home!

I just listed this exceptional Riverfront Home at 5171 Yacht Club Road in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville was recently named #34 in the top 100 best cities to live by US News and World Report. This home has been extensively renovated and is basically brand new. There are incredible views of the downtown Jacksonville skyline and the St. Johns River. Nearly every room has a view!

The home is also within walking distance to The Florida Yacht Club which is Jacksonville’s oldest Yacht Club. Enjoy an incredible lifestyle of walking to play tennis, get a workout or massage, have a bite to eat or jump on your boat and enjoy the waterfront lifestyle.

Ortega is one of Jacksonville’s best neighborhoods and is highly sought after for its proximity to Downtown Jacksonville and many great restaurants including Black Sheep, Orsay and Moon River Pizza. 

Don’t wait! Click here to see a great video of this property or click here to see the full listing and lots more pictures.

I can be reached at 904-252-5181 to schedule a showing!

JUST LISTED (and Under Contract)! 1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL - Historic Avondale
1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL – Historic Avondale
1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL – Historic Avondale

It’s not often that I get the chance to list a great home like 1734 Challen Avenue and….the buyers thought so too — because they put it under contract in only 11 days! Loaded with natural light, this 1921 home has 2,326 square feet, a beautiful barrel tile roof, tall ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and an IDEAL location within walking distance to shops and restaurants of Historic Avondale. Click here to see lots of great pictures for this beautiful home. Listed for $485,000, MLS # 785677.

If you’re considering selling, there were lots of buyers interested in this home who didn’t act quickly enough! Call me for a FREE market analysis of your home at 904-252-5181.

4697 Nottingham Road, Jacksonville, FL – UNDER CONTRACT in Less Than 30 Days!

Listed and SOLD in less than 30 Days in Ortega Forest, Jacksonville
4697 Nottingham Road, Ortega Forest          UNDER CONTRACT in less than 30 days!         SOLD for $482,000 (97.5%) of the asking price!
4697 Nottingham Road - Gourmet Kitchen
4697 Nottingham Road – Ortega Forest Jacksonville, FL                                                  Gourmet Kitchen

This gorgeous 4BR/3BA pool home with 3,810 SF in the desirable neighborhood of Ortega Forest went UNDER CONTRACT in less than 30 days!

Listed on 4/25/15, the house went under contract by 5/20/15 and closed on 7/14/15 for $482,000 which was 97.5% of the asking price! The house had a stunning gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors and a sparkling pool on a large corner lot. Call me at 904-252-5181 for a FREE market evaluation of your home today and let’s get your house sold too!


3873 Oak Street – UNDER CONTRACT in 19 Days!

Fantastic Bar – modeled after one in San Francisco!
Listed and SOLD in Less Than 30 Days!
3873 Oak Street, Historic Avondale — UNDER CONTRACT in 19 Days!

I listed this adorable 3 bedroom/1 bath brick bungalow (1,423 SF) in the Historic District of Avondale for $269,900 on May 1st, 2015 and we had a fully accepted contract just 19 days later! The home was beautifully updated with a fantastic set of built in bookshelves and a built in bar that was so sophisticated! Walking distance to the shoppes, Boone Park and with a large back yard, this house went quickly! Sold for $260,000. Click here to see more pictures! Thinking of selling? Call me for a FREE market analysis of your home at 904-252-5181.

Under Contract 19 Days! Avondale’s Most Charming Bungalow


This quintessential Avondale bungalow in Historic Avondale went under contract in just 19 days! 3873 Oak Street has gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, fireplace, lots of natural light, renovated kitchen with gas cooktop, fabulous built in bookshelves and a bar modeled after one the owner saw in San Francisco. Brand new AC system including all new ductwork, icynene insulation in the attic and major electrical updates have been made. Fabulously located within walking distance to the shoppes of Avondale and also to Boone Park.

Details Include:

  • 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath
  • 1,423 sq. ft.
  • offered at $269,900

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Don’t miss your chance to be a part of thriving Avondale – what a great place to be! Call us at (904) 252-5181, today!

You’ve Got Something I want!

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!

1926 Marsh and Saxelbye Home Sells in Historic Avondale

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

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

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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