Want to see a WOW kitchen? Check out 3624 Walsh Street!

Take a look at this GREAT bungalow I just listed at 3624 Walsh Street in Jacksonville, FL. In the heart of Historic Avondale, this fully renovated home shines with sophisticated updates. New windows, new kitchen, new roof, new bathroom, huge lot (70 feet wide!), fenced yard and quiet street are just a few of the incredible things this house offers.

There’s an airconditioned front room that would be perfect for a home office and an un-airconditioned back room that currently serves as the laundry room. The washer and dryer remain with the property along with all of the fabulous cabinetry on the back porch which offers tremendous storage. You can walk to Crossfit and Great Restaurants like Orsay, South, The Brick and Biscotti’s.

You are also steps away from great parks including Boone Park which has a great tennis program and Willow Branch Park.

There are grocery stores close by like Publix and Fresh Market in Brooklyn Station and you are only minutes from St. Vincents Hospital, a BRAND NEW Luxury YMCA and Downtown Jacksonville!

Hurry! Call me at 904-252-5181 to show you this great house. It won’t last long!



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! 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!

1525 Avondale Avenue – UNDER CONTRACT in less than a week!

1525 Avondale Ave MLS-11 1525 Avondale Ave MLS-17


This beautiful home located at 1525 Avondale Avenue in Jacksonville, FL went under contract only a few days after being listed!

Located in a great little pocket of homes between Herschel and Park Streets in Historic Avondale, this house has 3BR/2.5BA and about 2,100 square feet of living space. The home is walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Avondale as well as the Park and King district of shops and restaurants which is just minutes away too! Enjoy dinner at the Brick,  Sunday Brunch at Cool Moose Cafe, or take a peek at the newest fashions at J. Ashley clothing boutique! Avondale is a great place to live!

There were several buyers who didn’t act quickly enough, so if you’re thinking of selling, please call me today at 904-252-5181. Thanks!

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.

PRICE REDUCED! Great Avondale Pool Home!

1252 Windsor Place, Jacksonville, FL
1252 Windsor Place, Jacksonville, FL

Just in time for the summer, this wonderful pool home has just been reduced by a whopping $29,000 and is a real value for today’s buyers.

Located at 1252 Windsor Place, within walking distance to the shoppes of Avondale and the wonderful Cool Moose Cafe this 3BR/2BA home is a signature Marsh and Saxelbye home from the 1920’s.

Mediterranean architecture, tall ceilings, wood floors and more are just a few of the special features of this great house. Located at the end of a cul de sac with a two car garage and wonderful bonus room above, this is a must see.

Please call me or Caroline for an appointment to see this great house today!


4155 LakesideA few weeks ago, a house at 4155 Lakeside Drive in Ortega was listed at $2,300,000 and many of the agents in our office scratched their heads wondering where that list price came from. A pretty house? Sure, but $2.3M?? No way!

Well, today, the sellers have obviously come to their senses and reduced the price by ONE MILLION dollars. The house is now in short sale. So, what was ridiculously high a few weeks ago, is now a really GREAT DEAL. At this price, the house is listed for $226 per square foot which is a remarkable price for waterfront in Ortega. To see the full listing details for 4155 Lakeside Drive, click here.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment to see this house, please give us a call at 904-463-1898 or 904-252-5181. Thanks for reading. To keep up with the latest news in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside, please subscribe to our blog and you’ll be among the first to know about great deals like this!

Monday Morning Market Report – Week Ending 9/27/09

week ending Sept. 28th market statistics
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Read here to get the latest market statistics on what’s happening in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside neighborhoods of Jacksonville. See what was newly listed, what sold, what went under contract and what prices were reduced!

 As a note, I do daily searches for myself but for my readers, the report will be done on a weekly basis. So…for the week ending 9/27/09, these are the stats. The bar graph illustrates clearly that Closed Sales (11 ) plus Pending Sales (5) FAR outnumber the New Listings. Additionally, there were 12 price reductions (more about that later) which is what we are seeing more and more of as sellers realize that they must slash their prices to get an offer.

New Listings:   6
Closed Sales:   11
Pending Sales:   5
Price Reductions:   12

 Closed Sales & Pending Sales FAR OUTNUMBER the new listings!!  This is the most important  keys to the recovery of the real estate market. In order for the market to stabilize, we’ve got to see the inventory come down which is clearly the picture represented here! Also, note the large number of price reductions. This is another major factor to the stabilization of the market. As sellers finally realize that they must reduce their prices, buyers are standing by ready to pounce and inventory will continue to dwindle.

New listings include everything from an $89,000 condo at Timuquana Village Condominiums to a waterfront single family home on the Ortega River at $2,300,000. The waterfront house is located at 4155 Lakeside Drive and is priced at roughly $400 per square foot.

pershing road kitchenThe closed sales include a house in serious need of repair on Locust Street that sold for only $15,900 to a darling home 1672 Pershing Rd. (MLS # 488296) that had a wonderful new kitchen. It sold for $225,000.

The 5 Pending sales include 2 contingent sales. When a house gets an offer on it and both parties have agreed to the price and terms, the listing agent changes the “status” of the listing in the MLS (multiple listing service) to Active Contingent. This generally means that there is a condition that still needs to be satisfied. Some examples of this could be financing or inspections.

Once the contingencies have been satisfied, the sale will be changed from Active/Contingent to Pending which means that the transaction should be completed soon and the house will change hands from seller to buyer.3855 Walsh Street This darling new construction house Walsh Street is pending which means it will close soon. I showed this to some buyers and it was very nice. As an interesting note, at least four of the homes that I showed them have either already sold or are under contract!

One last statistic to take note of – price reductions! There were 12 Price Reductions this week. The most notable of those was a $500K price reduction on a gorgeous waterfront home on Richmond Street in Avondale. With over 7,000 SF of living space and over 170 feet of River front, this house is a showplace! The price drop brings the asking price to $4,490,000.

The other significant price drop was a “lot” on Woodward Road that was reduced this week to only $675K (see my earlier post “Run Don’t Walk”! There is a house on the property but the need for renovation is so strong that most would consider this to be lot value.

So…all in all, it was a great week. Tune in Monday, October 5th, for my next Monday Morning Market Memo!