Saint Augustine, FL Real Estate News

By Diane Grady
(Endless Summer Realty)
  If you plan to be in the business of Selling Real Estate in 2012, I suggest that you have your ducks in a row. Not to be negative, but forewarned is forearmed!! We are heading into a very heated election year, we have had the bubble burst and prices continue to drop, and are experiencing, all over the world, the worst economic chaos that this generation of adults has ever seen, yet, there is the possibility of doing great things and having a boom year in Real Estate! If only we have our ducks in a row..... In times of great depression billionaires are born, but they have vision and do not run scared. The educate themselves and are ready for opportunity. For those of us in the Real Estate industry, Selling Real Estate in 2012 can be the same thing. Here are some tips to get you ready ...
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By Clay R. Seay
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Kayaking at Moses Creek in St. Augustine, Fl is one of my favorite places to share.  Moses Creek Conservation Area spans over 2,000 acres and preserves one of the few remaining undeveloped tidal creeks in the St. Augustine region. It is located about 3 miles from my front door and is quick and easy to reach. I have included a few photos taken from my last trip. This is the photo from the picnic table. Once you enter the creek and reach the scenic point, this is the view that awaits. If you love kayaking then you need to visit Moses Creek in St. Augustine. Let me know if you have some questions on other kayaking spots in St. Augustine, FL. See you on the water.
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
Are you driving threw St Augustine Christmas Morning or staying downtown St Augustine Christmas Eve and would like to enjoy a holiday treat  check out the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Christmas Day for Brunch 11am-3pm Enjoy "The Nights Of Lights" Christmas Eve and stop in and visit The Cathedral Basilica located at 38 Cathedral Place for Christmas Eve Mass 4pm,7pm and Midnight  Merry Christmas!
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
Santa comes early and gives the City of St Augustine two brand new Fire Trucks! Although some tax payers are fretting of the cost; I say if it's needed and it helps the fire fighters do a better and faster job then why not and besides who wouldn't want a shiny new red truck for Christmas?
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By Monica Nunchuck, St. Augustine Buyer's Agent
(Florida Homes Realty & Mtg)
Monica Nunchuck | St Augustine Team Realty | (904) 669-1075 180 Edge of Woods, St Augustine, FL Turnberry at World Golf Village 2 courses to choose from King and Bear & Slammer and Squire. REDUCED AGAIN 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $249,500 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 1,947 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,771 sqft HOA/Maint $90 per month DESCRIPTION REDUCED AGAIN!!! $249,500. Features include wood burning fireplace in living room. Saltwater Pool/Spa that backs up to the preserve with privacy hedges. 3/2 Neighborhood recreation park with soccer, volleyball, shuffleboard, playground, grills and a picnic area. King and Bear/Slammer and Suire Golf Courses at WGV. Easy access to downtown Jacksonville, St Augustine, Vilano an...
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By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
COASTAL OAKS AT NOCATEE IN PONTE VEDRA FLORIDA   Located just off Palm Valley Rd (CR210) in Ponte Vedra, Coastal Oaks at Nocatee is called home by approximately 250 homeowners. Construction of the first homes began approximately five years ago from this writing and construction continues through this date. Conveniently located close to beaches and St Augustine, This community offers homes ranging from approx 2000 square feet to over 5000 square feet.  More information on Coastal Oaks At Nocatee: Here     ACTIVITY STATISTICS FOR CURRENT DATE DECEMBER 21, 2011 AND CLOSED PAST 365 DAYS COASTAL OAKS AT NOCATEE ACTIVE LISTINGS PENDING CLOSED Past 365 days AVERAGE PRICE 548,066 569,553 512,420 AVERAGE SQFT 3441 3345 3031 AVERAGE PRICE PER SQFT 157.41 171.03 171.59 DAYS ON MARKET AVERAGE 169 1...
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By Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate
(Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL)
Exactly one year after the groundbreaking ceremony for the Vilano Beach Town Center's Publix we will be having the Pre-Opening Celebration for the new Publix! Insulated shopping Publix bags that also say Vilano Beach Town Center will be provided to the first 500 people. As part of the Vilano Beach Main Street Board and Vilano Beach Waterfronts Board of Directors and Vice-President of the North Shores Improvement Association (NSIA), the parent organization to Vilano Beach Main Street, this is the result of over 13 years of work. Thank you Atlantic Land Realty, Inc.! Publix in Vilano Beach will open Saturday, January 14th. If I don't see you at the pre-opening ceremony I know I will see you shopping in Publix! What: Pre-Opening Celebration & Reception - Publix at Vilano Beach Town CenterW...
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By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
St. Augustine Real Estate Videos help REALTORS® get to the commision table! We are pleased to report that this beautiful Waterfront Home in Historic Downtown St. Augustine recently closed and the REALTOR® had both sides of the deal. Merry Christmas, huh? :-) Listing Solutions recently launched this new service and the results have been amazing. These Real Estate Videos are state-of-the-art, high definition and professionally shot and edited. Here is what one of our current customers had to say about the video that we created for her:   "Listing Solutions has been a part of my marketing strategies for several years. Their products and services are wonderful and instrumental in helping REALTORS® sell their listings. Most people are searching on the internet. The virtual tours and real est...
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When you are looking for a Saint Augustine home for sale there is nothing that gets you in the Christmas spirit like a new puppy! These adorable Goldendoodle puppies are only 5 weeks old!! They are for sale, but the person that buys this Saint Augustine home for sale will get one of the beautiful little pups (your pick of one from a litter of 12) for their very own. This Saint Augustine home for sale is charming, immaculate and well priced at only 197,500.00!This 3/2 with split floor plan for this Saint Augustine home for sale boasts stainless appliances, tiled floors throughout and offers a beautiful pavered and screened lanai housing your heated saltwater pool and jacuzzi. This Saint Augustine home for sale sits on a beautiful lake front property! Heaven on earth and a puppy to boot!!...
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By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
Real estate websites are not a substitute for hard work. To have a successful online presence takes dedication and a personal investment of time or money, to have someone else manage it for you. I recently had a customer call to say that she wanted to cancel her real estate website with us. This rarely happens and I asked her if she would tell me why she no longer wanted our assistance. She said, "I don't think I have to blog to get results. I just have to have a site that works and is up to date". When I asked her what she meant by "a site that works" she told me "one that gets traffic and shows up in the search engines". She was completely frustrated and felt overwhelmed and just wanted to cancel her website with us. We do tell our real estate website template customers UP FRONT, that...
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By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage)
I recently did one of the hardest things EVER.  I quit. I walked away from a WONDERFUL career in General Real Estate.  I walked away from a WONDERFUL company, Watson Realty Corp, St. Augustine Beach. And I walked away from the most WONDERFUL Broker and mentor, Paula Silberberg who supported me like no other.   Why would I do something so crazy? (I'm sure you are wondering...)  I did it to follow my heart, my passion. You see, our Online Marketing Company, Listing Solutions, has grown so much.  Yeah!!  So much, in fact, I have accepted a more active position within the company.  I am looking forward to my new responsibilities and the challenges that await me as we continue to grow our company on a national level.  The tech geek in me is very excited!!  However, the REALTOR in me is quite...
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By Travis Skoglund, Selling Northeast Florida
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty)
Saint Augustine Homes and homeowners will have a hard time tomorrow fighting with traffic to do their everyday Saturday errands. Saint Augustine is celebrating their 57th Annual Christmas Parade starting at 10 A.M.. If you plan to attend this celebration, make sure you get there early to get your parking spot. The Parking Garage is a great facility to get your perfect spot. We are honored that our daughter will be in this exciting event, parading with her North Florida Martial Arts family! She just tested for her orange belt and has learned so much from the family orientated program for children to learn respect, discipline and more.  While watching the parade make sure you take a look at the eclectic architecture of the historical Saint Augustine Homes on the parade route. If you are c...
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By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
 I am pleased to finally announce our BIG NEWS! Marjorie Taylor, Director of Operations for Listing Solutions and one of the most amazing REALTORS® that I know, is focusing her attention on helping other REALTORS®. That's right, she is giving up General Real Estate and focusing her efforts on helping real estate professionals with their online presence. And we couldn't be happier! Many of you on ActiveRain will recognize Marjorie as a regular. She has been Featured a few times and regularly shares her success stories from being a Member of ActiveRain. She holds the CDPE, CRS, GRI, e-PRO and TRC, designations and is the Technology Chair for the St. Augustine & St Johns County Board of REALTORS®.Marjorie's 27 years of professional real estate experience and personal success, enables her ...
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By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
Turn Your Facebook Page In To An MLS Search Page. You have created a Fan Page on Facebook and you are consistently sharing information with your Fans. Now What? Give them what they are looking for...the ability to search the MLS where they are already comfortable, Facebook. A recent statistic states that one out of every nine minutes spent online is spent on Facebook. This phenomenon has become part of people's everyday lives (some more than others) and they are comfortable with the platform. Don't run the risk of losing them by having them leave Facebook to search the MLS. Have you ever clicked on a link while logged in to your Facebook account and been directed to some nonsensical website promising you what you thought you were already getting? "Register Now" and "Sign Up Now To Recei...
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By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
Google AdWords Keyword Tool is one of Google's best products and you can use it to help increase traffic to your  website! Google is the most used search engine in the world. A recently released report showed that Google accounts for about 72% of all online searches. That is pretty amazing when you think about how much competition they actually have.    While designed for Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising, this incredible tool is essential when researching and identifying keywords and search phrases for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Google AdWords displays the number of searches for keywords and search phrases, allowing you to target keywords that your potential customers are already searching for. This is a very important part to your online success that is most often overlooked. Th...
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By Clay R. Seay
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
The 57th Annual Christmas Parade will start at 10 am  on  the morning of December 3rd, 2011  in St. Augustine Fl. The traditional Parade route will travel south from the Mission of Nombre De Dios along San Marco Avenue past the Castillo de San Marcos and St. Augustine’s historic waterfront, turn west at the Bridge of Lions and pass Constitution Square using  Cathedral Street, continue past Flagler College on Cordova Street, ending at the St. Augustine Visitors Center. This year’s list already exceeds 70 major groups. One of the most anticipated returning parade marchers include the Newfoundland Club of Florida with their beautiful pets for the 18th year. Last year, everyone enjoyed the Ancient City Auto Club with their antique cars as well as a local Volkswagen Club with their VW Beetle...
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By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
While most people were busy getting a head start on the seasonal shopping frenzy this weekend, I reviewed a social media case study of the world renowned Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. I also managed to squeeze in a few games of Madden 2012 with my 15 year old Son, watch the Florida State game on Saturday night and the Jacksonville Jaguars game on Sunday. Oh yeah, and we put up the Christmas tree. So, it is not as pitiful as it sounds. Anyway, I wanted to share some of the things that have made their organization successful at social media.First of all, they truly seem to get social media and how it connects them with people that will ultimately spend money with them. Their philosophy is actually pretty simple and can be applied to the real estate arena: Connect with current, past and ...
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By Clay R. Seay
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Marsh Creek is a gated golf community located on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine Florida. Originally developed in the late 1980’s, today it consists of over 550 homes and covers more than 800 acres located between the Atlantic Ocean and the ICW.   The Marsh Creek Clubhouse, built in 1988, is the center of the social activities for the neighborhood and the club members & guests. While it is  not  mandatory to purchase a membership to purchase a home in Marsh Creek, the Marsh Creek Country Club does offers an 18 hole golf course, 6 tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness center, Club House and Dining Facility. www.marshcreek.com The Dining Room faces west toward the Intracoastal Waterway and features spectacular sunset views over the marsh. Member Activities include bridge, a book club,...
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By Clay R. Seay
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Winter Wonderland in St. Augustine, Fl opens this Saturday, November 26, for those missing the seasonal cold weather. The 5th Annual Winter Wonderland is held at the St. Augustine Amphitheater located on Anastasia Island. The Winter Wonderland features North Florida’s first outdoor skating rink and various winter attractions including an Ice Slide, the Blizzard Bounce House, the Elf Village and a new Frost Kingdom themed train ride just for kids! The train is located right outside the North Pole and loops past the Elf Village and Ice Slide while circling under a canopy of lights. There are also visits from Santa on certain days, Reindeer Games, Sleigh Rides and other winter theme events.  For adults there is the Igloo Ski Lounge where you can enjoy a beverage in front of the fire or whi...
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By For Buyers Only Realty, Sharon Stevens & Dwight Cole
(FOR BUYERS ONLY REALTY )
OCEAN PALMS HOMES FOR SALE AND NEIGHBORHOOD TOUROcean Palms features low maintenance concrete block home. Choose from a traditional single family residence or a maintenance free patio home and enjoy all that Ocean Palms has to offer.Ocean Palms is designed to be truly pedestrian friendly, featuring a complete sidewalk system throughout the entire community. You will be able to walk to everything--your home, the central community park, the river park and dock, plus the beach is only two blocks from our entrance.Enjoy a sunset or cast a line from our community dock, relax by the pool, or take a nature walk over the boardwalk and enjoy 40+ acres of dedicated conservation land. Beautifully landscaped lakes and grounds enhance the natural beauty of the area. At Ocean Palms you can enjoy the ...
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