Since August 23rd 2019, and this is the 26th of August! There have been price reductions/changes on 23 properties in the Ponte Vedra area.

Once we get the listing, it takes a great deal of time, and money to market the property. We spend a great deal of time in due diligence prior to meeting with our sellers to provide an accurate and impartial value only to be faced with false promises we may have heard from the sellers previous realtor interviews. Do we accept the sellers demands in order to get the listing? It’s extremely important to share the consequences of pricing higher what substantiates the true value.

Who are we fooling, it’s not fair to our seller nor to us to list the home higher than what it’s worth, (UNLESS) we’re in a market where multiple offers are the norm. . Why deceive our sellers, by listing it for what the seller wants to sell it for. Disappointing all parties.

A seller must accept that the real value of their home is determined by what a buyer is willing to pay for it in today’s real estate market. What the seller wants to receive at the closing table doesn’t affect the home’s market value! The market does not care what they need! If a seller cannot grasp this reality, then the listing we worked so hard to get will not be a marketable one, and our efforts to sell it will be fruitless.

The longer a property remains on the market, the lower the price must be for it to sell. Statistics have proven if the property is not correctly priced from the start, it nearly always and ultimately sells for less. No winners!

So many times, numerous sellers are interviewing several listing agents, and will they spoke to another agent who said the listing price should be “XYZ” What a realtor may say about what the price should be doesn’t affect it’s value.

Why do so many buyers and sellers have limited trust in us as realtors? Agents will tell them what they want to hear and not the honest truth. As difficult as it may be, honesty is always the best policy.

As I shared with you in the beginning. Twenty three (23) properties in our area have reduced the price of the home they listed in the past two days. So digest what this short article has to say and call me. I don’t sell homes in volume, I represent my buyers and sellers with ethics and integrity and with value that comes with experience.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
580 W. 8th Street Tower 1, Suite 3510 Jacksonville, FL 32209

The month of August flew by! More than 25 years ago, RE/MAX began its partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – and they continuously aim to grow the support needed to improve the lives of so many kids. Collectively, RE/MAX agents and offices have raised millions in support of CMN Hospitals.

Thank you to all of our RE/MAX agents and offices near and far who have raised millions in support of CMN Hospitals.

Lets continue to make a in the life of a child RE/MAX agents and brokers!

If you would like any additional information about the Jacksonville office, need local resources at an event, or if you would like to come tour, please do not hesitate to contact me and I’ll assist you with this.

For the kids,

I’m hearing of many 55 an older buyers are considering or purchasing in this area. I personally believe they should do some additional research and reconsider.

More Southwest Florida homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgages.

The number of residential properties with a foreclosure filing rose 23% as of mid-year in the Sarasota-Manatee region, according to a new report from real estate researcher ATTOM Data Solutions.

While foreclosures nationwide were down during the first half of 2019, the local increase was not that unusual. Foreclosure starts were higher in four out of 10 metros across the country.

A total of 1,277 residential properties, or one in every 327 homes in the Sarasota-Manatee area, were in some stage of distress. That represents 0.31% of the housing units in the region.

The advantages of having an agent help you purchase a new home are the same as those for purchasing a resale home…

• Knowledge of the market

• Help in finding the perfect home quickly

• Expertise in contract writing/negotiation

• Closing assistance.

The builder has a professional representative watching out for his/her needs, and you need the same expert representation.

Buying a new home is a little more difficult and time-consuming than buying a resale. A real estate agent can professionally guide you through this process.

It is very important that your interests be professionally represented when you are entering into a contract for a semi-custom or build-to-suit home. These transactions are complex and the contract details must be exact in order to protect you and to ensure you get exactly the home you want!

REMEMBER – the Builder requires that your Agent accompany you on your first visit to the Builder’s sales office, or they will NOT PAY your representative’s fee!

Ponte Vedra High School Test Scores

Florida administered the Florida Standards Assessment and Mathematics End of Course Exams to high school students. These figures display how well the school as a whole performed in reading and mathematics.

Subject Proficiency

School District State020406080100MathematicsReading

Math Proficiency Distribution

Inadequate 5%Below Satisfactory 9%Satisfactory 36%Above Satisfactory 20%Mastery 30%

Reading Proficiency Distribution

Inadequate 4%Below Satisfactory 12%Satisfactory 21%Above Satisfactory 34%Mastery 29%

Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state-required tests.

Percentile Score on Florida Standards Assessment and Mathematics End of Course Exams ? 95.8%

9 Things You May Not Know About Nocatee Spray Park

Posted by Donna Lundgren – Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

4/25/19 11:33 AM

New Nocatee Water Park

Now that swim season is almost upon us, we’d like to share some things you may not know about the new Nocatee Spray Park. Residents can splash, play, relax, eat and more at the new amenity that opened March 9 with a festive grand opening celebration.

Here are nine Nocatee Spray Park fun facts:

  • 1.) The four-story above ground interactive spray playground, Whale Harbor, is the tallest of its kind in Northeast Florida.
  • 2.) The main pool, surrounding Whale Harbor, has over 17,000 square feet of surface area, making it the largest pool in Nocatee, almost twice as large as the Lagoon Pool in Nocatee Splash Park
  • 3.) The slides and play structure were built by ProSlide Technology, considered the best water slide manufacturer in the world. ProSlide also built Volcano Bay for Universal Studios in Orlando.
  • 4.) There are over 75 water features on the main Whale Harbor structure.
  • 5.) There are five water slides with two being enclosed creating a dark slide.
  • 6.) The main pool, Whale Harbor holds just 50,000 gallons of water. The Spray Pad and Scuttle Cove hold about 2,500 gallons. 
  • 7.) The underground holding tank for the main pool is 10,000 gallons (20% of the pool volume). 
  • 8.) The pools are treated with a state of the art chemical controller system that monitors Chlorine, Ph and ORP and makes adjustments 24 hours a day.
  • 9.) There are over 750 chairs currently placed in the park. Time to kick back and relax!
Nocatee Spray Park
Blue Water Bar and Grill at Nocatee

 The Spray Park also includes Serenity Bay, a resort-style beach environment with beach volleyball and blue sand cabanas available to residents on a first come first served basis. For Nocatee’s youngest residents, Scuttle Cove is a smaller spray park for younger children. Also included is Paradise Park playground featuring multiple tunnels, astro turf and shaded areas. 

Beach Area at Nocatee Spray Park

The neighboring event field, Nocatee Station Field, is the new home for community events and concerts, including the monthly Nocatee Farmers Market, the Roscolusa Songwriters Festival, drive-in movie nights, concerts and more. Blue Water Bar & Grill with its large deck and food court is also accessible from the new event field.