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    Ponte Vedra Beach Sand Renourishment Schedule 2024

    By Gwinn Volen | March 30, 2024

    The St Johns County $36M beach renourishment project for Ponte Vedra Beach, where sand will be pumped in from the ocean to help protect against storms and prevent future erosion, has begun. The dredging work started March 29 just north of the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, and it will finish up in the 1300... Read More

    Jacksonville Home Prices in 2023 and 2024 Predictions

    By Gwinn Volen | February 14, 2024

    by Gwinn Volen 2023 was a year of home price course correction and normalization after 2 years of extreme appreciation. At a national level, 2023 saw the lowest number of home sales since 1995, yet prices still increased 1%, to a record high. Quarterly Sales Price for Duval and St Johns County: 2019-2023 Duval and... Read More

    Q3 Stats, National Trends & Adjusting Market

    By Gwinn Volen | December 4, 2023

    by Gwinn Volen LOCAL STATS Q3 stats indicate the Jacksonville real estate market is relatively flat. Sales prices were up 1.5% from Q2 and flat (0.0%) from Q3 2022. Closed sales are down -13.7% from Q2 and -9% from Q3 2022. Days on the Market is up 6.7% from Q2 and 14.3% from Q3 2022... Read More

    NE Florida Q2 Real Estate Data Shows Solid Market

    By Gwinn Volen | July 31, 2023

    By Gwinn Volen If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in St Johns County or Duval County, a look at the latest local real estate market statistics may offer you some insights. The NE Florida real estate market is holding strong. Real estate is a network of micro-economies, and NE Florida, unlike... Read More

    Top 5 Favorite Restaurants in Ponte Vedra Beach

    By Gwinn Volen | June 2, 2023

    Welcome to Ponte Vedra Beach, a coastal paradise known for its beaches and upscale living. It also has a small but fabulous food scene. As a longtime resident, self-proclaimed foodie and busy real estate agent, I often grab lunch or dinner while on the go, but I still love to explore all the restaurant options... Read More

    Q1 Real Estate Sales: Real Estate Market Restrained and Yet Prices Are Inching Up

    By Gwinn Volen | May 11, 2023

    By Gwinn Volen Analysts and talking heads have speculated for months now that the real estate market could crash. The western half of the US has seen some bigger declines, but a crash is definitely not the case in NE Florida. The reason for this is that supply remains low in our area. An over-supply... Read More

    Top Real Estate Questions for 2023

    By Gwinn Volen | February 11, 2023

    Is the Market Crashing?  No. The balance between supply and demand is what affects prices, and in the greater Jacksonville market, we are at 3 months of supply which still indicates a seller’s market (6 months is a balanced market). We expect inventory to rise some in the Spring, but supply will still remain relatively... Read More

    To Sell or Pass Down a Family Vacation Home?

    By Gwinn Volen | January 29, 2023

    By Gwinn Volen My childhood memories of being in the country are vivid. Whippoorwills singing and frogs croaking in the pond at night. The smell of horses, cows and freshly bush hogged pastures. Sleepovers with cousins and friends, and even after-prom parties in high school. Once my kids were born, they too got to experience... Read More

    Beaches Real Estate Market Finds Its Equilibrium

    By Gwinn Volen | October 25, 2022

    By Gwinn Volen We are moving towards a balanced market in Ponte Vedra Beach and its nearby communities. Real estate market health is best measured by months supply of homes. Months supply measures the number of months it would take to sell all the current homes on the market given the current sales pace. Six... Read More

    Coffee Shops in Ponte Vedra Beach: Welcome Foxtail Coffee Co

    By Gwinn Volen | October 4, 2022

    At long last, Ponte Vedra Beach has another coffee option besides Starbucks! Nothing against Starbucks of course, but the area has been in desperate need of more than just a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or diner alternative for the coffee lovers of Ponte Vedra Beach. Welcome Foxtail Coffee Co, a new neighborhood cafe, located in the... Read More