Best Neighborhoods in Jacksonville

Executive Summary / disclaimer:  "best" is subjective.  When looking for the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville, be careful who you listen to... everyone has an opinion, but it's absolutely subjective...  

Why you should listen to me: 

  1. I'm a REALTOR with over 18 years of experience within the Northeast Florida location. 
  2. I've lived in 6 different homes in the Jacksonville area including multiple locations within Jacksonville and St Johns county. 
  3. I've purchased additional homes that I've renovated and re-sold or rented.   
  4. I'm also privy to the information as to how many inquiries we have per location.
  5. I have the intel on which locations resell the best. 

One big tip if you are concerned about resale in the future: choose…

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Sell My House AS IS, Without Repairs  

This process is not easy, and should not be entered into lightly, however with a few tips you will be well on your way to Selling your house As Is, in any real estate market throughout the United States.  

Why you should listen to me:  I’m a Florida REALTOR in Jacksonville with over 18 years of experience listing and selling houses, and many of them have been "AS IS".  Further, I was part of the mortgage collapse and sold many properties AS IS when they were being purchased as a short sale.  Today, I still sell houses AS IS as part of my regular real estate business in Jacksonville Florida.  

IMPORTANT INFO:  999 times out of 1000, a Buyer of ANY real estate will perform Due Diligence, which usually includes…

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Best Dog Groomers Jacksonville FL

So what makes an excellent dog groomer, you ask? If dogs could talk, they might say the best groomers are the ones who make pets and their owners happy with the work they do. Great dog grooming businesses in Jacksonville focus on health and safety, create a welcoming environment for pets and owners, and employ experienced staff who truly know how to handle the temperament and potential anxiety of each and every dog they handle. 

As dog owners, we know how important it is to find a quality grooming service that takes care of your dog. And if you're in the Jacksonville area, listed below are some of the best in the business. 

All Pets Grooming Salon

6110 Powers Ave #10, Jacksonville, FL 32217 | Website 

All Pets Grooming Salon is a highly…

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Best Mid-Century Modern Furniture Stores in Jacksonville, FL

Mid-century modern is a style popularized in America and Europe in the 1950s and 1960s. But as you might have noticed, it's a design trend that never really went out of style, and many local furniture stores and related establishments sell new, used, and authentic mid-century modern furniture that will make any Jacksonville home's interior magazine-worthy. So if you're interested in updating your home with a mid-century vibe, consider a visit to any of the best mid-century modern furniture stores in Jacksonville.

European Leather Gallery

11744 Beach Blvd STE 106, Jacksonville, FL 32246 | Website 

As the name suggests, European Leather Gallery sells leather furniture collections, including luxury Scandinavian furniture, which is the epitome of…

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Should I Buy a Home in 2022?

Are we all missing a major home buying opportunity?  

From 2020 - early 2022:

In 2020 through early 2022, rates were low, very low.  Everyone knew it! 

Buyers knew it was an incredible opportunity to buy a home at record low interest rates.  The big benefit to record low rates was lower monthly payments.  HOWEVER - most home buyers I've ever known will typically buy the home that matches their desired monthly payment.  Not the other way around.... think about that for a moment.  

Sellers knew it was an incredible opportunity to sell their homes because MORE buyers could afford their home.  Essentially, this created an ideal market for price appreciation, and that is exactly what happened.  

Home prices…

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Moving to Jacksonville FL

Updated Moving to Jacksonville FL Guide for 2023

Are you moving to Jacksonville Florida?  You'll love living in Jacksonville Florida!  We've compiled 10 of our favorite reasons why you'll love living here in sunny Jacksonville.  If you'd like additional information about relocating to Jacksonville FL, just reach out and we'd be happy to help out anyway that we can!

Why you should listen to me?  

  1. I'm LOCAL - unlike many of these guides you'll see on the web, this is written from the point of view from someone who actually lives in the city!  
  2. I'm a REALTOR and I talk with people DAILY who are moving to Jacksonville.  
  3. I have the direct intel from those moving to Jacksonville as to what made them choose Jacksonville.  
  4. I have an…

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Swimming pools add value to your Florida home

DOES A POOL ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME IN FLORIDA? 

Trying to determine the likelihood of getting a return on investment after building a pool for your home in Florida?  This question comes up often, and more often than not I believe the answer depends on several key factors.  

Key Factor #1:  Location of the Pool Home

Obviously you are researching info about building a pool for your home and you’ve landed on a Jacksonville Florida real estate website, so we are slightly biased to the value of a pool home in Florida.  I personally do not believe the impact of a pool is as great in the more northern / temperate climate states such as Tennessee, North Carolina, etc.  Florida on the other hand is nearly a year long pool use location.  

Even here…

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Should I sell my house now or wait till corona virus is over

A lot of home owners with big plans are going through this internal debate right now. A lot of questions are starting to float around.  Here are some of the questions we've fielded:

Are people still buying homes during the Corona Virus Pandemic?

Should I sell now while prices are still high?

Are home prices going down because of Corona?

Should I wait till the Corona Virus is over to sell my home? 

I'll answer all of these independently, but to summarize my recommendation:  You should only sell now if you meet all or most of these bullet points:   

  • Your home is market ready:  It's tight, nothing left undone, it's super clean and decluttered, no outstanding maintenance, no "ugh" factor when a Realtor walks through with their…

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Corona Virus cause Housing Market Crash

Popular question from many of my friends and past customers as it relates to the Corona Virus and these strangely odd times we are currently living in:  Is the housing market going to collapse in Florida?  

Will Corona Virus cause the housing market to crash?

There are plenty of smart people calling for a housing crash in 2020 due to the Corona virus.  They have well founded research to support their claims of a housing collapse in 2020.  They have beautiful graphs with well labeled bar charts and colorful trending lines pointing in all sorts of directions.  They have well written arguments that are much more eloquent than my style of writing. But is this just shock journalism?  Is this just trying to prey on the public's fears? 

Will the…

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Julington Creek Pool Home

100 Tanglewood Trace, St Johns, Florida 32259

This one checks about all the boxes:

  • POOL Home!
  • 3 Car Garage
  • Courtyard Entry Garage
  • Larger Lot
  • Privacy 
  • 3900+ Square Feet
  • Opportunity for remodeling 
  • Short Sale with previously BANK APPROVED PRICE!

Offered at $545,000

Listed by Brad Officer, The Officer Group of RE/MAX Specialists.  Schedule your showing today:  904-234-5196 or Brad@BradOfficer.com

House does need work.  We have a summary of all known defects on file and bank is requiring an AS IS purchase at the $545,000 list price.  

What We Like About 100 Tanglewood Trace in Julington Creek:

  1. That Pool!  Pools this size with this much decking are running roughly $40,000 to $60,000 at the lowest.  It…

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