Saint Augustine Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. CONCERT SCHEDULE 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday July 28: Grapes of Roth - Classic & Modern, R/R - Zaharia's Aug. 4: Mid life Crisis - Classic R/R - LaStrada Aug. 11: Pride - Navy R/R Band - Dunes Cracker Aug. 18: Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves - Beach & Surf R/R - South Beach Grill Aug. 25: Toots Lorraine & The Traffic - R/R Jazz Blues & Swing - Napoli's Sept. 1: Shell Game - Easy Listening R/R - Raintree Restaurant Sept. 8: ET Swing Band - Jazz - Iggies on A1A Sept. 15: MoJo Highway - Classic R/R - Hurricane Wings Sept. 22: Smokin Mirrors - Modern & Classic R/R - Sea Oats Caffe` Sept. 29: Navy Jazz Ensemble - Big Band, Jazz - Sunset Grille  IF YOU GO What: Music by the Sea concert series Admission: Free Parki...
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
Music by the Sea, a FREE outdoor concert series at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, continues through the summer. Grab your chair, your favorite beverage and come on out to the Pier. Unwind and enjoy Hump Day – through the summer, dinner starts at 6 and music at 7. While you are here looking for homes in St Augustine, plan to visit the Music By the Sea concerts.  Here is the remainder of the schedule, looking forward to seeing you there.             Band-Type of Music                                       Restaurant 7/14      Triple Rock Blues Band - Blues                       Sea Oats Caffe`7/21      Restless Kind - Southern Country R/R             CafeEleven 7/28      Grapes of Roth - Classic & Modern, R/R          Zaharia's 8/4        Mid life Crisis - Classic R/R                      ...
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By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Here are the January - June 2010 stats and 2009 for comparison - 2010 28 Condos Sold Lowest price: $116,900 Highest price: $1,760,000         Lowest Per Square Foot Sold:$105.57 Highest Per Square Foot Sold: $372.80       Of these, 20 were standard re-sales, 6 were short sales, and 2 were bank owned properties.             2009 24 Condos sold Lowest price: $150,000 Highest price: $2,000,000 Lowest Per Square Foot Sold:$180.07 Highest Per Square Foot Sold: $666.67       Of these, 18 were standard re-sales, 2 were short sale, and 4 were bank owned properties. Pricing is being affected by the amount of inventory in the condo market, although an additional factor is how challenging it is to get loans to purchase condos in today's financial landscape. Most lenders want to see 25-30% down, an...
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
St. Augustine Beach Civic Association offers free concertsMay 12 thru September 29 every Wednesday evening from 7-9pm  LOCATION: St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Great way to enjoy a diveristy of music; this is a family fun event... make sure YOU don't miss the fun. CONCERT SCHEDULE June 2: Crabgrass - Cajun and old-time Blues - Panama Hattie'sJune 9: Funk Shui - Classic R/R Blues - Barnacle Bill'sJune 16: Amy Alysia & The Soul Operation - R & B Motown - Amici's RestaurantJune 23: Those Guys - Classic R/R - Pizza Garden & PastabilitiesJune 30: The Falling Bones - Blues Classic R/R - MangoMangosJuly 7: Bush Doctors - Reggae R/R - FACafe`July 14: Triple Rock Blues Band - Blues - Sea Oats Caffe`July 21: Restless Kind - Southern Country, R/R -...
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By William Whitson
(Prudential Network Realty)
Just to let everyone know the music on St Augustine Beach tonight (june 2nd) will be presented by Crabgrass, Cajun Old Time Blues   starting at 7PM   Food will be presented by  Panama Hattie's   starting at 6PM.   See you there!   SainyJohnsCountyHomesForSale.com
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
Music by the Sea, a FREE outdoor concert series at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, is back!  Here is the schedule until the end of June. Grab your chair, your favorite beverage and come on out to the Pier. Unwind and enjoy Hump Day – through the summer, dinner starts at 6 and music at 7. May 26th ~ The Falling Bones - Classic R/R ~ Pizza Garden & Pastabilities June 2nd ~ Crabgrass - Cajun, Old Time Blues ~ Panama Hattie's June 9th ~ Funk Shui - Classic R/R Blues ~ Barnacle Bill's June 16th ~ Amy Alysia & The Soul Operation - R & B Motown ~ Amici's Restaurant June 23rd ~ Those Guys - Classic R/R ~ Pizza Garden & Pastabilities June 30th ~ The Falling Bones - Blues Classic R/R ~ MangoMangos  
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
Low Tide Bike Rideat Anastasia State Park, Augustine Beach...bring your bike or rent one at Island Joes;  start getting your self in shape for the hot day in the sun Saturday June 26 2pm
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
St Johns County Pier  Wednesday May 19 Farmer's Market 8am-12:30pm offering fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, seafood, honeys, nuts, coffees, custom clothing, craft's
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
What a gorgeous day here in St Augustine, great day to ride your bike on beach and take in some lunch at Sunset Grille.... Check out Panama Hatties on thursday night for a little nostalgia,  a great group of folks come in from 5-7pm for some music from the 40's and 50's played by local talent..... Let me help you find your keys!
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
Arbor Day always reminds me of the Little Rascals.  I was introduced to Arbor Day by Spanky and his Gang.  Do you remember the episode where Spanky plays hooky to ditch his school's pageant and midgets disguise themselves as children and they perform a racy little number in the show? No need for truancy for St. Augustine Beach's Arbor Day ceremonies.  They are set for 5:30 p.m., Friday, at City Hall, A1A South. There will even be a "pageant" of sorts, featuring the St. Augustine High School guitar ensemble, a poetry contest featuring St. Augustine High School winners and R.B. Hunt poster contest winners. After the program, there will be free food and beverages thanks to the St. Augustine Beach Tree Board and Beautification Advisory Committee. Writing this is giving me a yearning for tho...
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
Get ready for a beachside culinary experience. The 5th Annual "Taste of the Beach will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pavilion from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  This is aways a fun event, and the May weather at the beach just can't be beat.  If parking is a problem there will be a shuttle bus running from Anastasia Square Plaza, at 1961 A1A South, to the Pier Pavilion from 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association, the event features local restaurants within the St. Augustine Beach community. Participating restaurants will be serving cuisine in the pavilion at 305 A1A Beach Boulevard, Augustine Beach. Island restaurants participate in the extravaganza and tickets are sold for $2 to be used to purchase taste size portions or f...
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By An Marshall, Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant
(Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine)
     On Saturday , March 20th, SeaGrove in St. Augustine Beach will celebrate its 2nd annual “Community with a Heart” celebration which is open to the public.  The list of event sponsors continues to grow each week.  Additionally, over 10 real estate open houses will be available for the public that day.    Commercial participants “with a Heart” will include London Looks Hair Design, Tim’s Wine Market, Hartley Chiropractic, Leonardi’s Nursery, Sail7Seas Travel, Prudential Network  Realty, Tropical Smoothie Café, Sun Trust Bank, Jacobs,Jacobs & Associates, Blue Water Jewelers.        The morning kicks off with a yard sale from 8:00-11:00 hosted by the residents of SeaGrove and booths will open simultaneously at 8:00.  Music and Master of Ceremony entertainment by Roger Ramsey of Full Cir...
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
Friends of A1A Scenic and Histroic Byway do it again, beautifying St. Augustine Beach.  Newly planted palm trees give A1A a face lift.  We will soon be seeing additional landsscaping and sod which are part of the $535,000 project.  The funding comes from the State, local and Federal levels.  A1A is a National Scenic Byway, one of only six in the State of Florida. Photo: St. Augustine Record
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By Mitchell Jamel, e-PRO Realtor
(Brite Real Estate Professionals - Saint Augustine Florida)
St Augustine Beach Real Estate for sale in Sea Grove Home has Surround sound in Family Room and Bonus Room, Security System, Vacuum System, Plantation Shutters Throughout, Entire First Floor is 18 X 18 Tile, Wood treads on steps, Bay Window in Cafe Area, French Doors (8') in Cafe and Family Room, Granite Countertops in Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and smoothe top range. 3 Bedroom, Bonus Room, 3 1/2 bath.
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
The City of St. Augustine Beach continues to celebrate its birthday with music and exhibits in the city's Cultural Arts Center. The exhibit is part of an event called a Chautauqua. What is a Chautauqua?  I had to Google that one and found that it was an "adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day." The first Chautauqua was held at a campsite on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in New York State. How does that tie into St. Augustine Beach, I wondered.  >>>MORE Marjorie Taylor, Watson...
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
Locals have all seen the bumper stickers -- St. Augustine a Sleepy Fishing Village.... but St. Augustine Beach, incorporated in 1959, was never really a fishing village and anything but sleepy.  Long-time residents recall that the beach was quite the exciting place to be.  The hard packed sand was wide enough for planes to land and cars to race on.  There were even polo games with autos in lieu of ponies.  Today the only  planes you will see are in the sky and beach polo has been replaced with Frisbee tossing and paddle tennis. Additionally, The St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, located directly across from Seaside at Anastasia Resort Condominiums, offers a variety of fun activities such as the Wed. Farmers Market, Music by the Sea Concerts, fishing on the pier, Volleyball, and a new Splas...
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By Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate
(Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL)
Replacement of the two Summer Haven Bridges along Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County, FL is to start in August 2009 and continue for 2 years. A Construction Open House will be held on August 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5-7 p.m. at Whitney Labs at Marineland. The bridges will be significantly wider and a bit higher than they are now. There will be shoulders, bike paths and fishing areas. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has issued the following press release so the public can view the plans and better understand the timeframe and possible inconveniences. ST. AUGUSTINE   The replacement of the Summer Haven Bridges along State Road A1A just north of the Flagler County line is scheduled to begin in August and take approximately two years to complete.  Th...
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By An Marshall, Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant
(Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine)
Only a couple of blocks from the beach is a sprawling home covering two lots on the corner of Oak Rd. and Willow Drive in the Woodland subdivision.  The original house built in 1967 included  3 bedrooms and 2 baths.  In the mid 90’s a 24’x13’ family room, step-down dining area, and new master suite and bath were added.  Now the  older and new sections of the home are conveniently divided to  provide privacy for in-laws, guests, or children/grandchildren.    Even if you love the beach, tho, the real charm of this home is realized in the yard.  The property itself is a substantial 173x104 but the upkeep is minimalized because the pool, home, and 2-car garage utilize a large portion of it. The back yard is fenced in containing pets or kids.  Surprising stone or brick patios are sprinkled h...
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By An Marshall, Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant
(Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine)
Tim’s Wine Market provides local wine expertise in St. Augustine Beach.  Because of their fine appreciation for wine, proprietors Kathyrn Vaughn and Michael Salley opened the 1st of the Tim’s Wines franchises  in 2007.  Their knowledge of wine continues to expand and they are working towards  a designation of Certified Specialist of Wine.  Service, selection, and value is the mission of the company. They enjoy a casual lifestyle as reflected in the warm welcome customers receive walking through the front door.  In fact, store mascot, Sabrina, a friendly great dane, will show you the way.  Regular wine tastings occur at the casual bar where the wine “du jour” is liberally poured for introductory purposes. This sampling helps customers make good choices from the selection of more than 500...
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By An Marshall, Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant
(Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine)
What better place to discover fashion and value than at Christe  Blue – a unique consignment and resale boutique.    Walking into this clothing resale boutique, one is dazzled by the color, texture, and assortment of women’s clothing plus a friendly greeting from owner, Susan Calisto.  The designer consignment clothing  ranges in size from itty bitty to more than generous.  Styles of consigned items from trendy to classic to vintage.  Beauty and budget will be easily satisfied as prices are very reasonable.   Susan started the store in 2004 with the idea of bringing her savvy, resourceful shopping skills to others.  Susan’s commitment is to bring beautiful clothing and a custom shopping experience to ladies of all ages and sizes.  Clothing items are new or in almost new condition and ar...
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