Sabbia…Great Addition to Fernandina

I just wanted to post something brief about the amazing lunch at Sabbia today.   The food was wonderful!   Every single item was more than I expected.  Prices were reasonable and the wait was brief.  Music was pleasant and the owners were personable.   We tried the gyro, slices of pizza and spanakopita.   

I highly recommend […]

Conservation and Recreation Land…What Value? Byproduct of a Diverse Economic Base….

See the green areas representing conservation or recreational zoning. Source: Nassau County GIS

I’m far more aware of the importance of local industry, after the last few years spent in local government. Park and conservation areas, to a point, add value to neighborhoods, but how do we find the money to preserve or build […]

Rarity of Water and Proximity

Waterfront is an unusual commodity.  Distance for a dock, depth of water, direction, no wake zones, distance to marinas or gas, and even location on or off a high traffic area, all change pricing or desirability.  Some properties have a little…and a handful have it all.

I’ve been selling property in Northeast Florida for the […]

Photographic Advantage

What sets the home apart? Landscape, privacy, trees….showcase the best features.

Filter liberally applied….this picture generated more calls in the first month of a listing…simply for the color of water.

I’m not a photographer! That said, I take thousands of pictures each year. Last year alone, I counted iPhone shots alone and racked […]

Shrimp Festival 53, Fernandina and Lucky Place for Locals

Shrimp Festival is here again.   53 years!  Growing from what I remember as shrimp boat races and a short trip to look at the art, into beauty contests, beard growing contests, staggering crowds and more, the growth fills the Historic District and the entire island.   Like many locals, I’ll enjoy a visit to […]

In Search of….Exceptional Site

I’m working have a client seeeking an exceptional site for new construction.  The site might be a “teardown” or might be vacant.  Frontage will be deep water or ocean and should be located on or very near Amelia Island.  Land budget will be in the $750,000 to $2 million range, with a neighborhood or location […]

Road Tour Today 11:30 to 2:00 in Historic Downtown Fernandina

“The Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour" is today, Friday, March 11, 2016. Fifty+ (50+) vehicles will be on public display in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.  This is a rally, so times may vary, but a good guess is arrival around 11:30 or 12:00.  If interested in a full event schedule for the weekend….a direct […]

Boat House, CRA, Views and Change

This week was fairly productive, partly because I’m continuing to consolidate online efforts and advertising effort. This morning was spent over coffee and meeting with Jeff Kurtz, the Main Street Director for Fernandina Beach. The program encourages better use of space, events and occupancy of downtown areas, among other things. The mission is really economic […]

End of the Day Thoughts

In nearly 30 years as a broker, I’ve seen it all a few times.  Days like this are typical.  I listed one, signed a contract on another and lost a big listing.   Making a point of remembering the wins, follow through on the partials and leave the one lost listing on a positive note is […]

Capitalization Rate Explained Again

A few times each year, a buyer gives me their version of “Cap Rate”. Most of the time, the version includes the cost to finance in the calculation…..a cost unique to each buyer and “NOT” a way to determine a relative investment value. Commercial buildings are most commonly given a relative value by using a […]