New Construction Booming….Serious Competition?

Like it or not, for many sellers, new home construction in the same neighborhood is the competition. Often, with newer appliances, roof, flooring and A/C…..sometimes more energy efficient features and incentives sometimes in the neighborhood of 8 to 10% of the purchase price…..builder competition is serious business. The picture above is near Amelia Concourse…..with 3 […]

Preparation….Curb Appeal….Does it make a difference…..?

I wanted to share some common advice I typically offer to homeowners prior to listing or have shared in the past with a clients.  The pictures you see are a typical part of a pre-listing walk.  Rotted wood, mold or stained shingles, trees overhanging and touching the roof, painting, landscaping and wood rot repairs needed […]

What Works?

I have a client interested in showcasing his home in the best possible light.  After talking and trying to explain the rationale for including or picking certain shots for a listing sheet, I began to understand the difference in point of view when comparing an agent, seller or buyer.  Most agents are interested in a […]

Walking a roof with the home inspector…

Never underestimate the value of first hand knowledge… A few days ago, I spent time walking and taking pictures of pop up nails and/or damage to shingles caused by a low hanging branch. When possible, I prefer attending home inspections with each client.


#1 Reason to Choose Amelia Island?




No, I think we all know most people choose to live here, at least initially, for the beach.  This is a typical shot at 7AM at my favorite beach access.  Every day is a little different, but the view is always worth the walk or short drive.  At less than 3 […]

Economic Growth On the Road to Recovery

I see the changes and appreciate the drop in inventory, as well as the changes to price and days on market locally.  My concern is a lack of sales volume increase.  As prices increase, I would assume we will also see growth in refinance activity.  HARP refinance is still attractive in the near term, but […]