May 2017 RE/MAX Housing Report

Tight inventory paired with rising home prices has slightly slowed down the spring home-selling season, according to this month's RE/MAX National Housing Report

 

Simply put: there just aren't enough homes for all the people looking to buy.

 

If you're considering selling your home, but reluctant because tight inventory may impact your buying decisions. At RE/MAX Flagstaff, we understand and we can help. We’re still successfully getting buyers into beautiful homes.

 

If you'd like to explore the possibility of buying or selling your home this summer, we can help you navigate this tough market. 

 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff, our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

 

 

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Who's Buying Homes?

A recent article in the New York Times focused on statistics of who first time homebuyers are in today’s market. The median age of 32 is not that much different from the 1970’s when the median age was 30.6 according to historical data from Zillow. What is changing is that more single people are buying homes. And, the down payment average is 6%, not the 20% down payments of the past. First time homebuyers account for 35% of home sales. With that in mind, 65% of home sales would be to previous homeowners. 

 

According to a study a couple of years ago by Zillow, Americans are renting for an average of six years before buying their first homes. In the 1970s, they rented for an average of 2.6 years. Could student loans be to blame? With 1.2 trillion dollars of student loan debt according to The Economist, logic would tend to reason that this has a huge impact on the decision to buy a home. However, in most cases, it’s less expensive to buy than to rent. Some may be reluctant to take on additional debt, but mortgage debt is different as the borrower is building wealth as the home presumably is increasing in value. 

 

In Flagler County area we do see a lot of first time homebuyers, but we also see plenty of people who relocate here because of the mild winters and the ability to enjoy the outdoors year round. We’re personally huge fans of the weather. There’s also a wonderful community with plenty to do, easy access to large cities, and international airports are close by. If you’re ready to buy, our team of REALTORS® will help you every step of the way. If you’re interested in selling, our team knows the score on how to get your home ready for the market. 

 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

 

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RE/MAX Flagstaff's Award Winning Agents!

We are so very proud of our professional REALTORS®!

 

Four agents recently earned top awards at RE/MAX Flagstaff. Scott Chappuis and Janet Geddings achieved the 100% Club award, which honors agents who earned commissions at the second-tier level during the previous year. This is Chappuis’ third consecutive award at the 100% level. Geddings has worked in the real estate industry for more than four years. 

 

Annette Gardinal qualified for the second consecutive year at the Platinum Club level, which recognizes agents who earned commissions at the third-tier level. In 2016, less than five percent of all active RE/MAX agents received this award.

 

Tina Turner received the Executive Club award, which honors successful agents who earned commissions at the first-tier level. Turner has been with the company for 14 years; this is her second consecutive year earning the Executive Club award.

 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Very Memorable Day Trip!

 

 

 

Take a day trip from Flagler County to see manatees in their winter habitat! That’s right, in just one hour, you can be at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida! During the winter when water temperatures in the St Johns River drop below 73 degrees, manatee converge in large numbers to the largest headspring on the river. 

 

Manatee “season” lasts from November until mid-March each year and visitors may observe these docile marine mammals from the extensive handicap accessible boardwalk along the banks of the spring. Observation platforms allow guests to get a closer view of the “sea cows” and their young. Manatee are herbivores and spend most of their time grazing freshwater vegetation. Calves weigh between 60-70 pounds when they are born and nurse underwater. Adult manatee can weigh as much as 1,300 pounds!

 

Seeing endangered manatee up close is a spectacular sight. There are an estimated 6,250 West Indian manatee throughout Florida as of February 2016. It’s against federal and Florida law to harm or injure a manatee. Many manatee have been injured and killed by boat propellers. Red tides also called algae blooms are responsible for killing manatee as it can cause toxic effects on their central nervous systems (and are harmful to humans).

 

A visit to Blue Spring State Park will leave you with wonderment and joy. The park also has a twice daily boat tour with an experienced guide for an additional fee and is well worth the cost. Admission to the park is $6 per vehicle, $4 for a single occupant. Camping is also available. Hints: Arrive early as the park will close when it hits capacity and take a picnic! 

 

For more information www.floridastateparks.org/park/Blue-Spring

 

We’ve written before about the great outdoors on our blog and we are a little obsessed with being outside and who can blame us? It’s just part of living the Florida lifestyle. At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

 

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Local RE/MAX Agent Named Among “America’s Best”

Annette Gardinal Earned Ranking for 2015 Home Sales

 

The Annette Gardinal Team with RE/MAX Flagstaff is among the 2,691 RE/MAX agents and teams featured in the 2016 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” survey. The agents included in the survey represent less than 1 percent of all real estate professionals in the United States.

“Our commitment is to provide the best service to our customers, with the highest level of integrity and to build a relationship for the future with each and every person we are privileged to serve,” said Gardinal.  “Being recognized alongside so many hard working and dedicated real estate professionals is an accomplishment, and we’re honored to be named among ‘America’s Best’.”

 
“America’s Best” is the industry’s largest ranking of agents based on homes sold in 2015. The survey is open to individual agents who closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume and teams who had at least 75 sides or $30 million in volume.  The fourth annual ranking groups agents by state and metro area. Both individual agents and teams are recognized for their number of transaction sides and/or sales volume.

Gardinal has more than 15 years of experience in the Flagler County/Palm Coast market. This is the second year Gardinal has been recognized among “America’s Best.”

RE/MAX agents accounted for 22 percent of the more than 12,000 participating agents who qualified for the survey. This year, RE/MAX had more agents named in the survey than any other brand.

About RE/MAX Flagstaff:

RE/MAX Flagstaff is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage located in Flagler County. Founded in 2010, the brokerage has 8 Realtors® and specializes in Residential and Commercial real estate. RE/MAX Flagstaff is a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities, and is located at 1 Hargrove Grade Suite 1, Palm Coast FL 32137.

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