Jacksonville Real Estate Blog - Krista Fracke


Not only is Jacksonville a great place to live because it is a beautiful and vibrant city, it also has a number of amazing recreation opportunities. For the fitness-minded and the people who love to get outside, here are the best recreation opportunities in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

This terrific rail trail extends from Jacksonville, all the way to Baldwin. There are three separate paths, which include:

·         A multi-use asphalt trail for hiking, cycling, inline skating

·         An off-road bike trail

·         A horseback riding trail

The trail passes through a number of unique settings – everything from wetlands, uplands, thick vegetation and even rural communities.

Fishing

Jacksonville is an amazing

28 Views, 0 Comments.


There are a number of so-called “commission-free” services out there that promise that you can sell your home without the help of a real estate professional. With the potential to save thousands of dollars, many Jacksonville home sellers buy into their marketing, but the reality is that without the proper research beforehand, many sellers don’t know what they are in for when it comes to selling their home privately.

Pricing it correctly

One of the biggest mistakes made by home sellers is that they overprice their home. When you work with a real estate professional, you get up-to-date information on the most recent sales and homes for sale in your area. From this information you can make an educated decision regarding fair pricing for your home.

74 Views, 0 Comments.


If you are considering relocating to Jacksonville, Florida, you will definitely make a great choice by moving here. We’ve got the sun, beautiful scenery and amazing housing.  But, there are a number of things you should know before relocating here that will make your transition as smooth as possible.

Jacksonville is big

With a larger population than Miami, Jacksonville is also fairly large in terms of area. This is a large city, filled with all of the amenities of a major city, which also means there are a number of different areas to choose from when looking for housing. Doing your research on the type of neighborhood that suits you best is a good idea before thinking about relocating.

We love the outdoors

If you want to move to a city

89 Views, 0 Comments.


Last week, we talked about the most frequently asked questions of home buyers and this week we’ll talk about the most-common seller questions. When you are selling your Jacksonville home, you want to get top dollar for your house plus sell it as quickly as possible. Here are the top five questions I get asked by sellers.

How do I get the most money for my home?

The answer to this question can be quite complex. Basically, there are no slick tricks or tips to get you over asking. As a seller, you should hope to get fair market value for your home. To determine fair market value, work with your real estate professional, who will research comparable home sales in the area to determine a good asking price. If you are in a seller’s market and there is

64 Views, 0 Comments.


How will I know what I can afford?

There is a very simple and important answer to this question: get pre-approved. It is pertinent that all potential homebuyers get a pre-approval from a qualified lender before even beginning their home search. Your pre-approval will let you know your maximum purchase price and if there are any issues with your credit or otherwise that may stop you from being qualified for a mortgage. You really don’t want to find the home of your dreams and then be turned down by lenders.

Should I sell my current home before buying another?

The answer to this is yes and also no. There are definite pros and cons to either approach. On the one hand, if you sell your home first, you are able to buy a new home without the

70 Views, 0 Comments.


Jacksonville is such an amazing place to live, with great restaurants, attractions and of course amazing real estate. But, is it a good place to grab a coffee? Of course it is! Here are the five best spots to go for a coffee in Jax.

Southern Roots Filling Station

So much more than just coffee, this renowned coffee shop is a place that appreciates their community and thinks of their customers as more than just a payment. Driven by ethical practices, sustainability and of course quality, their coffee, tea and the food items on their menu are amazing. With daily specials, some of their favorites are The Turtle (pumpkin seed pesto and local arugula in a cilantro oil as a sandwich or salad) or Southern Toast (butter, sugar and cinnamon on bread).

53 Views, 0 Comments.


You’ve got the furniture taken care of your parents are taking the kids, but one thing you shouldn’t forget when moving is the pets. They need special attention because moving day could be just as stressful for them as it will be for you. Here are 6 great tips that will help your fur baby have an uneventful move.

Keep it normal

Do not forget about your pet’s routine just because you are moving. If they have a one-hour walk every morning at 8, make sure they get it. If you have to employ or get a volunteer to walk them, then do it. Similarly, keep mealtimes and playtime at the same time and in the same spot in your new home. If everything seems as normal as it can be, your pet will deal with the move better.


Keep it quiet

With

87 Views, 0 Comments.


If you just bought your first home, congratulations! Being a first-time homebuyer is a great step in investing for your future. But, while you’ve scraped your every last cent into your down payment and closing costs, there is one last cost you needn’t forget: moving expenses. Moving costs can be as inexpensive or costly as you make them. If you want budget and save on your move, these 5 tips should help you.

1)      DIY

This tip is pretty simple and makes incredible sense. If you want to save money while moving, do it yourself. Send a group text, tweet or other message out to all of your friends asking for help on the day of your move with the promise that you’ll be forever indebted to them when they need help moving anything. If that doesn’t

97 Views, 0 Comments.

Jacksonville is a very happening place all of the year long. We’ve got a number of great festivals and events that residents and visitors alike appreciate. The following is a list of just some of what we’ve got to offer in the first quarter of 2017.

Jacksonville International Auto Show – February 17-19 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center

Browse new vehicles, pop the hoods and sit in the driver’s seat and enjoy everything that is auto show has to offer for the entire family.

Seawalk Music Festival – February 25-26 at Jacksonville Beach

This completely-free and family-friendly event will feature music, food and so much fun. VIP seating is available at a cost. The line-up has yet to be announced, but going by past years, it is going to be

96 Views, 0 Comments.


Looking for the perfect house over the holidays? Look no further than these amazing Jacksonville beauties!

701 Great Egret Way, Ponte Verda Beach

This very exclusive listing features six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It boasts almost 4,900 square feet and a number of amazing amenities.  With a gorgeous landscaped yard and beautiful details all over the exterior of the house, this home exudes curb appeal! Your grand entryway is flanked by a wrought iron, dual-level staircase and interesting rounded doorways and windows. The spacious kitchen will mean many nights of entertaining in style, or you can hang out by the screened-in outdoor pool. The walk-in closet will fit your entire wardrobe and leave more room for shopping. Priced at $1,024,000, it

109 Views, 0 Comments.