Doris Arnold | Nocatee Real Estate, Ponte Vedra Real Estate, St. Johns Real Estate


Stunning executive home in the prestigius neighborhood of Deercreek. Enter through double leaded glass doors to outstanding views of the lake with preserve beyond. Living and Dining rooms with columns and office/library off to the left. Chefs kitchen complete with every upgrade, granite, 42'' cabinets with rope trim, wine rack, pull out shelves, gas stove. Family rm with views of lake features floor to ceiling fireplace with dec. mantle and trim and surround sound. Home has 4 bedroom/3.5 baths with additional bonus/bath and 4 bedroom upstairs which makes a great suite for teens or mother-in-law. 8ft. doors throughout. Room for pool. Don't miss this outstanding home.

More Info on this Property | Sign up for Updates

Beautiful lakefront home located in the upscale gated community of James Island near the Town Center. Home is spotless and is move in ready. This home fits everyone's needs with 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. One bedroom suite is located on first floor with it's own private fully accessable bath. Upgrades throughout this stunning home include Plantation shutters in formal LR/DR, wainscoting and crown molding, upgraded carpet and ceiling fans throughout. Kitchen opens to family room which opens to huge covered and screened patio that overlooks peaceful lake. Beautiful master suite w/ private seating area, two walk in closets. Master bath recently remodeled with a large shower and soaking tub. 3 more bedrooms and 2 additional baths upstairs. Come fall in love with this beautiful home.

More Info on this Property | Sign up for Updates

Selling a home for the first time can be tricky. In fact, first-time home sellers often make mistakes that prolong the home selling process. Perhaps even worse, these errors may cause a home seller to miss out on opportunities to optimize the value of his or her residence.

Now, let's take a look at three common mistakes that first-time home sellers make, as well as ways to avoid these problems.

1. Setting an Unrealistic Initial Asking Price

Although you might have paid a hefty sum for your house a few years ago, what your home was worth then is unlikely to match its current value. However, if you set an unrealistic initial asking price for your residence, you risk alienating dozens of potential buyers.

Before you set a price for your house, it pays to perform plenty of housing market research. That way, you can see how your home stacks up against the competition and price it based on the current real estate sector's conditions.

Furthermore, you may want to conduct a home appraisal prior to listing your house. Following a home appraisal, you'll receive a property valuation to help you establish a competitive price for your residence.

2. Failing to Provide Full Details About Your House

No home is perfect, and a home seller who withholds information about his or her residence risks wasting precious time and resources. To better understand why this may be the case, let's consider an example.

If a home seller fails to include information about a faulty heating and cooling system in a home listing, a buyer will be unaware of the problem. A buyer then may submit an offer on this house that a seller accepts. But during a home inspection, a property inspector likely will discover the defective heating and cooling system, which leads the buyer to rescind his or her offer. And at this point, the seller will have to restart the home selling process from square one.

When it comes to selling a home, it helps to be honest. If you provide full details about your residence, you can help a buyer make an informed decision and reduce the risk of that a purchase agreement will fall apart after a home inspection.

3. Choosing an Ineffective Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent should have a seller's best interests in mind. As such, this housing market professional will collaborate with a seller throughout the home selling journey to ensure a seller can optimize his or her earnings.

Unfortunately, not all real estate agents possess the same skills. But if you evaluate a variety of real estate agents, you can increase the likelihood of finding one who matches or exceeds your expectations.

Employ a real estate agent with a proven reputation. And if you're uncertain about whether a real estate agent can help you achieve your home selling goals, it usually helps to request client referrals from this housing market professional.

Streamline the process of selling your home – avoid the aforementioned first-time home seller mistakes, and you can boost your chances of enjoying a quick, profitable home selling experience.


Contingencies are a great resource when it comes to both buying and selling a home. Both buyers and sellers tend to ask for certain contingencies to be included in the purchase contracts for a home. These contracts have a time limit on them to give both buyers and sellers time to get the things that the contracts state done. This time frame is usually somewhere in the neighborhood of several weeks’ time between the signing of the sales contract and the closing of the deal on the home.


Meeting And Removing Contingencies


During the time that you have between the sales agreement and the closing of the home, you’ll be working to either meet the contingencies or trying to have them removed. This can be done through renegotiating or having work orders completed. In some cases at this point the entire purchase may be called off.  


Standard Or Not?


Some contingencies are very common and it would be a bad choice to reject them. Buyer’s inspection contingencies, for example, are quite common. In this case, closing is subject to the approval of an inspection report. If a buyer really loves a property and is in the “desperate” category, they’ll often end up waiving this and take the home as is. Your realtor and attorney will be able to inform you of what types of contingencies are the norm. 


Some of the things that buyers and sellers see on these contracts are a little out of the ordinary or are less convenient. They become a matter of negotiation. Some sellers may ask that the deal is contingent upon them closing on another home. If you need a home in a hurry, you may want to reject this and request a time limit. As a buyer, you always risk failing to reach a contract with your seller when you ask for these changes. Anything that you’re able to handle in a contract is worth it if you really love the house, but there’s a balance. As a buyer, you can do the same, requesting a contingency that you sell your house before the new home is purchased. 


Financing 


Most standard home purchase contracts include a contingency that the buyer is able to secure financing to buy the home. There’s also a time frame for the intended financing to be secured. The only way to skip these contingencies is to have an all cash offer, which is pretty rare! 


Other contingencies that are almost a must include the inspection contingency and the title contingency. These protect the buyer in order to be sure that the home has a clean title and no major damage. These allow buyers to back out of a buying a home if there is more work to it than they thought. The title contingency also protects renters or squatters from selling a home that they do not own.



This listing recently sold for $317,015.

109 Kildrummy Ct, ST JOHNS, FL 32259  

$310,000
Price
$317,015
Sale Price
5
Bedrooms
3
Baths
Seller offering 2500.00 towards buyers closing cost w/acceptable offer. Home is immaculate and a must see. Better than new and move in ready. 1st floor offers formal living/dining areas. Upgrades include beautiful bamboo wood floors and tile throughout. Fall in love with the kitchen which comes complete w/ granite counters, tiled backsplash, ss appliances. Eat in kitchen opens to screened patio. Family rm overlooks backyard. Also, on 1st floor is a guest suite and full bath. Upstairs is large master w/glamour bath and a huge walk in closet. Additional 3 bedrooms and full bath upstairs. All bedrooms are spacious. Home is located on a cul-de-sac and has 2 car garage. You need to see this home. You will not be disappointed. New K-8 school projected to open in Aberdeen in Fall of 2018.




Loading