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

4366 Tradewinds Dr, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250  

Full/Half Baths
Vacation in your own backyard in desirable Isle of Palms just minutes to the Intracoastal. Swim in your pool, sit in your hot tub or boat to your favorite restaurant. This is waterfront living at it's best in this boaters coastal paradise. Home has 4 bedrooms/2.5 baths and is fully updated. Brazilian oak hardwood floors, plantation shutters throughout, granite counters, subway tile backsplash. Home has a heated pool w/hot tub with pebble tec finish, summer kitchen w/gas grill, 10K lb covered boatlift, floating dock and separate jet ski lift. Seating for 8 on the dock. Newer bulkhead with wing walls. Water soft loop and irrigation meter. This home has so much to offer and you will not be disappointed.

After you add your house to the real estate market, it may be only a matter of days before you receive the first offer on your residence.

Ultimately, the initial offer on your home may prove to be the best proposal for a number of reasons, including:

1. The offer matches or exceeds your expectations.

An informed home seller understands the condition of his or her house, and as such, sets realistic expectations for the home selling journey.

For a home seller, it is paramount to conduct a home appraisal before you list your residence. With this appraisal, you can learn about your residence's strengths and weaknesses and price your house accordingly.

Furthermore, a home appraisal will help you understand the true value of your home. And if you receive an initial offer that matches or surpasses your expectations, you should have no trouble accepting the proposal and moving forward with a home sale.

2. The offer corresponds to the current state of the real estate market.

Operating in a buyer's market is far different from operating in a seller's market, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

In a buyer's market, there is an abundance of high-quality houses and a shortage of property buyers. This means a buyer's market typically favors property buyers over property sellers.

On the other hand, a seller's market usually favors property sellers. This market includes many property buyers and a shortage of top-notch houses. Thus, the likelihood of receiving a terrific first offer may increase in a seller's market and decrease in a buyer's market.

As a home seller, it is essential to allocate the necessary time and resources to learn about the housing market. If you understand the differences between a buyer's market and a seller's market, you can identify a great initial offer on your house.

3. The offer is a must-accept in the eyes of your real estate agent.

When it comes to selling a house, it often is a wonderful idea to work with a real estate agent. In fact, this housing market professional may prove to be a difference-maker at each stage of the home selling journey.

A real estate agent will help you list your residence, promote it to potential homebuyers and set up home showings and open houses. That way, he or she can make it easy for you to generate substantial interest in your residence as soon as it becomes available.

Perhaps most important, a real estate agent is happy to provide honest, unbiased home selling recommendations. This housing market professional will help you differentiate between a mediocre initial offer and a stellar one and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Lastly, be sure to analyze the initial offer on your home closely before you accept it. By taking a diligent approach to this home proposal, you can evaluate the pros and cons of it and make the best possible decision based on your individual needs.

This listing recently sold for $209,900.

4332 San Martarro Dr S, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32217  

Sale Price
Move in ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a large corner lot in Beauclerc Estates. Open dining and living room have track pendant lighting and sliding door from dining area leading to backyard. Eat-in kitchen has tile flooring and appliances stay. Office /flex room located off kitchen. Bedrooms have closet organizers and ceiling fans. Updated baths with tile and new tub surround and pedestal sink in hall bath. Hardwood flooring throughout and tile flooring in baths and kitchen. Huge fenced backyard with double gated entry. Loads of storage and roof approx. 7 years old. Garage has lots of storage, epoxy flooring, door to backyard and laundry closet (washer/dryer stay).

4502 Gray Hawk St, ORANGE PARK, FL 32065  

Why build when you can move into this immaculate home w/ 5 bedrooms (one downstairs), 3 full baths, a huge loft area all located on a quiet preserve? Home is loaded with upgrades which include a chefs kitchen with granite counters, ss appliances, island, and French drs opening to screened patio. Oversized master with luxury bath and spacious walk in closet. Beautiful open staircase as you enter will catch your eye. Separate dining room just off the kitchen with butlers pantry. Home also has a 3 car garage. Come fall in love with this beautiful home located in the upscale golf community of Eagle Landing. Seller offering 5000.00 towards buyers closing costs. Discovery Oaks Elementary School opening Fall 2018 offering easy access through the back of Eagle Landing.

Being a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibility. You'll need to keep up with your bills, cleaning and maintenance, and have a keen eye for managing your finances. What many people don't tell you when you buy a house is that you could also become the victim of scammers who specifically target homeowners. Like computer viruses, scams are constantly evolving to stay one step ahead of the game. However, many of them rely on behavior that should raise a red flag for homeowners. In this article, we'll cover some common scams that affect homeowners and tell you how to avoid them to keep you, your home, and your wallet safe.

You've won!

Congratulations! By reading this article you've won an all-expenses paid trip to the destination of your dreams. One of the most common scams affecting homeowners come in the form of phone calls, mail, or even door-knockers informing you that you've won some kind of prize. Unless you've specifically entered to win a certain prize, you can almost be certain that this is a scam.

Identity crisis

We've often heard of the dangers of identity theft, but homeowners in particular are an at-risk demographic. Identity thieves attempt to steal your personal information in order to commit fraud or crimes. To avoid identity theft, be responsible with your mail. Always shred mail with personal data and be sure to have someone take care of your mail for you when away from home for extended periods.

I noticed your roof needs to be repaired

Many scams come in the form of people knocking on your door to offer a great deal on a service. People who solicit you and ask to be let into your home or onto your property to "inspect" part of your home should never be allowed in. They may actually be a roofer attempting to convince you to repair your roof (regardless of whether it needs to be repaired). Or, they could be a would-be burglar scoping out your residence. These scammers will attempt to sell you anything from "subsidized" and "energy efficient" home energy products all the way down to fixing imagined water/moisture issues in your basement.

Make $60k a year working from home!

Work-from-home jobs do exist, and they're growing in number as technology makes it easier and more efficient than traveling. However, some job offers are too good to be true. Be wary of job offers that require you to enter personal information like your social security number before ever having met the employer. Many of these "too good to be true" jobs can be spotted when they ask you for money to get started. They may say to need to pay for your own training but then can make thousands, or will ask for a company buy-in that will pay off later. Regardless, never give money to a potential employer.

I came to read the meters

Someone in a safety vest with a name tag and clipboard knocks on your door and says they're from the energy company, water company, etc. They seem legitimate and tell you how important it is to have your meter read. The might even say you're eligible for a refund or subsidy. It's important to always ask representatives to show you their ID or ask them to call and make an appointment before letting them enter your home.