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! 3890 Bettes Circle – Jacksonville, FL 32210

3890 Bettes Circle MLS-33890 Bettes Circle MLS-21 3890 Bettes Circle MLS-37I’ve just listed this amazing newer construction home in one of Jacksonville’s oldest and best neighborhoods – Ortega! Home to many of Jacksonville’s who’s who, Ortega is also proud of the famous Timuquana Country Club which has one of the best golf courses in the city where Tim Tebow has been seen playing many times. 3890 Bettes Circle is a quiet no traffic street on Ortega Point which is the most prime part of Ortega.

Designed by noted local architect, Bill Leuthold, a few special features include tall ceilings, loads of natural light, wide plank heart pine floors, open floor plan, private guest suite, sparkling pool with wading area, gourmet kitchen with Wolf Gas range and separate refrigeration and freezer units from SubZero – this home literally has it all! Click here to see tons of great pictures of this home and call me at 904-252-5181 for a private showing of this masterpiece. You will not be disappointed!

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!




Estate Living on the St. Johns River in Ortega

4115 Ortega Blvd. Amazing Riverfront Estate
4115 Ortega Blvd. Amazing Riverfront Estate
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Covered Riverfront Terrace

I’ve just listed an amazing luxury Riverfront Estate in one of the most prestigious residential districts in Jacksonville, FL – Ortega. This Mediterranean home was meticulously designed and created for the homeowners with an open concept which allows for easy every day living and also incredible entertaining options.

The epitome of elegance, yet inviting and warm, every detail of this home was thoughtfully planned from the tree lined entrance to the pair of palm trees on the back lawn framing the view of the St. Johns River. If you’re seeking the best of the best, please click here to see the full listing for this property or call me for a private tour!

JUST LISTED! Fantastic Renovation of a Historic Home in Old Ortega

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Come see this masterful renovation of a historic home in the popular neighborhood of Old Ortega! A dream team of local area experts worked magic on this home and created a seamless addition and expert renovations. If there ever was a turn key home, this is it! Not only do you have a gourmet kitchen with the best of everything and a master suite that’s reminiscent of a five star hotel with a breakfast area, fireplace, TV and coffee bar, you’ve got professional landscaping, a whole house generator and phenomenal curb appeal. Minutes from downtown Jacksonville and Timuquana Country Club, you’ll want to be sure you don’t miss this very special house. To see all the pictures and full details of this special home at 2917 Grand Avenue, please click here!

New Listing in Heart of Ortega Hits the Market!

4903 Robert D. Gordon Road, New Listing
4903 Robert D. Gordon Road, New Listing

I’ve found in my business that people aren’t interested in fixer uppers. They want turn key, move-in ready homes that they can simply enjoy from the first day. 4903 Robert D. Gordon Road in the Ortega neighborhood of Jacksonville fits that bill perfectly! Completely renovated, this home has four bedrooms, 3 full baths, gleaming hardwood floors, fantastic curb appeal, a beautifully bricked circular drive and a three car garage with a full guest house above. The kitchen overlooks the large fenced in backyard, there’s a large laundry room, the kitchen is beautifully renovated and there’s a wonderful deck for entertaining made out of maintenance free trex decking. What a great opportunity – Call me for an appointment at 904-252-5181!

On the St. John’s River for Under $900K? Yes!

On the St. John's River for Under $900K? YES!

If you’ve been dreaming of owning a home on the River in Jacksonville, FL but thought it wasn’t possible, think again! With over 3,000 SF of living space, this gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home sits on tranquil and protected Pirates Cove and is 2 minutes from the St. John’s River! Totally updated with a shimmering riverfront pool, dock with boat lift, water views from nearly every room and more, this is a great opportunity! This home is in the exclusive neighborhood of Ortega and is minutes from The Florida Yacht Club. Take a look — click on MLS # 710549 to see lots of pictures this beautiful home!

Stunning Skyline View from this Gorgeous Riverfront Home!

If it’s not great enough to just live on the River in Jacksonville, FL, how about living on the River with a stunning downtown skyline view? 4155 Venetia Blvd. has beautiful downtown skyline views by day but the nighttime views of the skyline are simply spectacular! Just reduced to $1,350,000 it’s one of the best Riverfront buys on the market today — get in before it’s gone!

Shimmering Riverfront Pool for 4155 Venetia Blvd. in Ortega
Shimmering Riverfront Pool for 4155 Venetia Blvd. in Ortega
Incredible View of the Florida Yacht Club and Downtown Skyline View
Incredible View of the Florida Yacht Club and Downtown Skyline View

Timuquana Country Club - One of the Best Golf Courses in Florida!
Timuquana Country Club - One of the Best Golf Courses in Florida!
  • Located in One of Jacksonville’s best neighborhoods – Ortega
  • Newer Construction – Built in 1995
  • Twelve Foot Ceilings
  • Views of the St. John’s River from nearly every room
  • Deep Covered Porch for Year Round Outdoor Entertainment
  • Shimmering Riverfront Swimming Pool
  • Pella Windows
  • Kitchen Open to the Family Room
  • Library with Fireplace
  • Luxury Master Suite with His and Hers Walk In Closets
  • Luxury Master Bath with Jacuzzi Tub, Large Walk-in Shower and Double Vanities
  • Separate Guest Bedroom Area with Private Bath
  • Storage Galore
  • Walking Distance to Timuquana Country Club

Fairfax Manor Two Story Home Hits the Market!

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!

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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