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! Riverfront Home in Historic Avondale

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The perfect riverfront home for outdoor living just sold at 1900 Edgewood Avenue! The backyard included amazing water views, stunning view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline from the dock, large open grassy areas and gardens, a huge covered flagstone patio, and covered dock with a boathouse and Jet-ski lift. Not to mention this home was only a quick stroll away from the wonderful shoppes and delicious restaurants of Avondale.

Details Included:

  • 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths
  • 4,054 sq. ft.
  • sold at $1,550,000

We are selling plenty of fabulous homes just like this one — please visit our website allaboutavondale.com and call or text us at (904) 252 – 5181, today!


Just Listed! Gated Community Home


Spacious home located at 8251 Ashworth Court in Deer Creek Country Club Community. Fabulous screened in outdoor entertaining space and in ground hot tub will make you never want to leave the backyard! Located on the 14th hole of the Golf Course, this is a premiere location within the community. House also has a brand new roof, newer TRANE air conditioners and a solar panel hot water heater with a NUOVO water softener system. What a great house. MLS # 776208

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Details Include:

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
  • 3,188 sq. ft.
  • Offered at $409,000

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the superb Deer Creek Country Club Community! Reach us at, (904) 252 – 5181, today!



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!

Darling Bungalow Hits the Market in Avondale!

1303 Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205
1303 Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Just Listed! This perfect shake shingle bungalow that oozes charm is located in the heart of Avondale. Among its many special features are a brand new roof, doubled paned replacement windows, high ceilings, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range with 5 burners & two ovens, granite counter tops and walk in pantry. There’s also a very large laundry room with enough room for lots of storage and/or an office.

The master suite is very spacious and has it’s own bath. There’s a darling family room adjacent to the kitchen with french doors to the back yard. The house has wood floors and is decorated to the nines — don’t miss this one — it’s a real charmer!

The house has 3br’s, 1.5 baths, approximately 1,800 square feet and one car garage. It’s located within walking distance to the shoppes of Avondale and is a very quick commute to both downtown and the Naval Air Station (NAS). Priced at $250,000.

Please call us at 904-252-5181 for an appointment to see this great house –  it’s easy to show and will go quickly!

Caroline and I specialize in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside markets and are experts in helping you price your house for a quick sale as well as being “on the hunt” for that special home of your dreams! Call us today.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm in Avondale!

1257 Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205
1257 Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

When I saw this house pop up as a new listing for only $199,000 day before yesterday in Avondale, I knew it would be gone in a minute.  I was right, it’s already under contract.

I’ve got buyers coming in this weekend from South Carolina and I called the listing office to make an appointment for Sunday afternoon. They called back a few hours later to tell me they had two written offers in hand. The house is listed as a 3br/2.5 bath home with approx. 1,960 square feet and  offered by Doris Arnold of Watson Realty.

Why not hire us to be on the lookout so you don’t miss great opportunities like this one? We’ve got our eyes wide open, ears to the ground and notice great deals like this right away. But there is a catch……you have to be ready to act!

This is a short sale and banks require pre-approval letters with short sale offers so call your lender, get prequalified and then call us at 904-252-5181. You’ll be the next one in line for a great opportunity like this!

We specialize in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside and offer no pressure evaluations of how much your house is worth or can help you snag a great deal like this one on Edgewood Avenue.

Two Houses in Avondale Sell for $490K (ish) – Who Got The Better Deal?

3643 Pine Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205
3643 Pine Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205

3643 Pine Street sold last week for $490K ($222 per square foot). Built in 2006 with approximately 2,200 square feet, the house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a nice kitchen open to the family room, a den, a large loft space, big laundry room, two car garage, large front porch and is within walking distance to the shoppes of Avondale. The house was listed and sold by Wade Griffin of Coldwell Banker.

1864 Challen Avenue
1864 Challen Avenue

1864 Challen Street sold for $495K ($200 per square foot) in October 2011 and also has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.  Originally built in 1926 but extensively renovated in 2011 with approximately 2,475 square feet the house has new everything, windows, plumbing, air conditioners, roof, water heater and kitchen — so basically not much different from the “new” house on Pine Street.

The lot on Challen Avenue was quite a bit bigger than the house on Pine Street and offered more of a traditional layout with a nice big backyard and location only one house in from the St. John’s river.  This house was listed by Brad Dermond of Manormor Sotheby’s and sold by Maria Raymer of ReMax.

The house on Challen sold for $22 less per square foot (which is why we caution our buyers not to get overly focused on this), it was in a better location and had a larger lot but lacked the front porch, loft space and garage that the house on Pine Street had.

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder — what’s important to one buyer (more land, or a garage) may not be important to the next one!

So….who do you think got the better buy? Please send us  a comment with your vote!

We specialize in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside – and know the numbers in the area. Call us at 904-252-5181 for an honest evaluation of what your house is worth or what you might have to pay for the house of your dreams!

Open House Sunday 5/16/10 – 4620 Algonquin Avenue (3-5pm)

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If you read the blog I wrote about our new listing at 4620 Algonquin Avenue, were intrigued by the video I created or were in Atlanta when you saw the facebook entry and you’d like to see more, now’s your chance!  Our fantastic new listing at 4620

exterior front cropped and color enchancedAlgonquin Avenue in the Ortega neighborhoodwide angle view of backyard of Jacksonville will be open tomorrow from 3-5pm.   Tired of the commute to downtown from the beach? Want an awesome house in an great neighborhood that’s got almost 5,000 sf and 5BR’s and 5BA’s? An entertainer’s dream with all rooms opening to the outdoors and a great floor plan, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Thanks for reading — please join us for our next installment of the state of real estate in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside!

Pick(s) of the Week – Best Bungalow Buys!

3316 Knight Street
3316 Knight Street

The first Tuesday of every month, realtors in Jacksonville’s neighborhoods of Avondale, Ortega and Riverside go look at LOTS of open houses — it’s called Neighborhood Caravan. I set out to pick a “favorite” from the caravan and write a blog about it, but after reviewing the list, I decided to write about two houses that have been on the market for a long time instead. Why? Because I think they are great deals!

The first house is at 3316 Knight Street. I suppose the reason it hasn’t sold is that it’s only got two bedrooms. But…it’s been nicely renovated with new roof, ac, appliances, kitchen, bathrooms and wood floors. It’s on a great low traffic street in Avondale, it’s got an open floorplan, two full bathrooms (which is a big plus in the Avondale bungalow market) and a very large backyard which would allow the addition of a third bedroom if one ever wanted to do that. It’s got 2br/2ba, 1568 SF and the lot is 60 x 120. Priced at $274,900, it’s at $175 per square foot. If you’re interested, please give me a call.

3914 Baltic Street
3914 Baltic Street

The second house is at 3914 Baltic Street in Ortega and I must say I’m surprised at why this house has not sold. I can’t say I’m a fan of the green interior paint colors the owner has selected but can this possibly be the reason people won’t buy it? It’s got a lot of space (1,900 sf), 3br’s and 2ba’s in the front part of the house and a large master suite with bath in the back part of the house. It’s got nice curb appeal and is in a great location. The lot is large at 100 x 125. Priced at only $278,900, it’s only $146 per square foot. Interested? Call me and we can go take a look.

Thanks for reading. Please join me for my next adventure in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside real estate markets!