JUST LISTED! 3873 Oak Street – Historic Avondale, Jacksonville, FL

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An Adorable Bungalow!
An Adorable Bungalow!

Welcome home to 3873 Oak Street in Historic Avondale. Priced at only $274,500, this precious 3BR/1BA home awaits its new owner. Many updates have been made including gorgeous hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, newer HVAC and ductwork, updated electrical and more! The house is within walking distance to both Boone Park and the Shoppes of Avondale. It’s a great house AND  a great price! Call me today at 904-252-5181 for 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.

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!

One of a Kind Mediterranean Riverfront Estate Home Becomes Available

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!

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

Recipe for Success in Selling Your Home

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

Stunning Riverfront home in Historic Avondale Comes on the Market!

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!

Demolition Permit Granted!

CIMG1222My partner, Caroline Powell and I have a listing at 3629 Richmond Street ($359,000) that’s listed on the register of historic homes by the city of Jacksonville. For those of you reading this who live in Avondale, you know that the Jacksonville Historic Commission and RAP (Riverside Avondale Preservation) have very strict guidelines about what type of repairs/renovations can be made to a property and also very strict guidelines about demolishing property in the historic district.

We advised the owner of the house when we took the listing that his property is worth more as a buildable lot than with the house on it and suggested that he look into permission to have the structure torn down.

The significant issue with the existing structure is that it abuts the rear property line — the house literally sits just a few feet from the rear property line. The photo makes the house look like it has more promise than it really does. The interior would need signifcant updating and it has a bad floor plan that would be difficult to address. Even if someone was willing to take the time and money to renovate the house, you’d still be left with the fact that the house abuts the rear property line.

Caroline and I attended the Historic Commission Meeting on December 9th, 2009 and spoke on behalf of the owner who is ill and could not attend. To our surprise, permission was granted to have the structure torn down.

A purchaser of this property is not REQUIRED to tear this house down. They could build a “main” house in front of it and retain the structure that’s there as a guest house but if one desires, the option is now available to demolish and rebuild.

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