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Best Neighborhoods in Jacksonville FL

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.  That being said - I'm a REALTOR and I've lived in 6 different homes in the Jacksonville area including St Johns county.  I've purchased additional homes that I've flipped or rented, so I have my opinion but I'm also privy to the information as to how many inquiries we have per location.  In addition, I have the intel on which locations resell the best.  One big tip if you are concerned about resale in the future = choose top school districts!  The list below is my opinion, does not necessarily include top school…

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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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I receive phone calls everyday about listings that I have for sale.  I receive calls from neighbors checking on the values, from drive by's who are just curious, from appraisers who are trying to do a nearby appraisal, from other licensed agents who are checking on the house, and from truly interested home shoppers.  

Don't have a Realtor

Many times the listing they are calling about is already under contract.  The truly interested home shoppers are always disappointed.  

What happens next, is in near epidemic proportions ...

I offer to assist them in their search, at which point they inform me that they already have a Realtor.  They'll usually go on about how they've been searching for a home for the last _________ months, and this home they are calling on would…

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Rising Mortgage Rates 2017

Time to make your move in 2017!

If there has ever been a time to capitalize on moving up, this is the time!  

That's right, make your MOVE UP in 2017 and benefit by both selling high and buying low.  How can that be?

  1. Selling High:  We have just finished several years of above average real estate appreciation.  In 2016, Jacksonville realized an 8%+ annual appreciation!  Your house is most likely worth more than you think.  Will this trend continue?  No one knows for sure.  There certainly appears to be a rise in overall consumer sentiment, and our local Jacksonville economy is growing so signs are pointing to positive.  
  2. Buying Low:  Rates are historically low, which gives you increased buying power.  That's right, you'll be able to buy…

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