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Lakeshore Estates Home Sales Report May 2016

Lakeshore Estates is conveniently located along the western edge of Meridian Road, north of the Interstate and south of Timberlane road.

As one of the many Tallahassee neighborhoods located on the boundary of a major quadrant, it is often overlooked by real estate agents and buyers who are focused on its neighboring area (in this case, Northeast Tallahassee). This means that some buyers are missing out on some great opportunities.

Homes in Lakeshore Estates feature both three and four bedroom homes, and most of these single family detached homes were built from the 1960s through the early 2000s. The Leon County public schools serving its residents include Sealey Elementary School, Raa Middle School and ...

How To Honor Memorial Day In Tallahassee

The reason that we observe and celebrate Memorial Day is to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.

It should remind us that there is a price tag on Freedom and that many of the liberties that we take for granted (by being born in the US) were gained through the sacrifice of others.

For this reason, we spend one single day every year to remember.

Memorial Day Tallahassee Real Estate Agents

There are still many threats to our freedom, both foreign and domestic, but fortunately we still have brave Americans serving.

Today, as we celebrate Memorial Day in...

Betton Neighborhoods Real Estate Report May 2016

The Betton neighborhoods in Northeast Tallahassee (Betton Hills, Betton Hill, Betton Woods, Betton Estates, Betton Place and Betton Oaks) have been very popular for nearly 100 years, so the fact that they are doing well in 2016 is not big shock.

Homebuyers seeking "location, location, location," needs to add "Betton" to their property search.

These high-demand neighborhoods are located along Thomasville Road just north of midtown, and mark the heart of the 32308 zip code.

Betton Schools

The Leon County Schools servicing the Betton neighborhoods include:

30 Best Golf Course Homes In Tallahassee You Could Buy TODAY

There are currently 30 homes for sale on golf courses in Tallahassee, each filling an interesting niche for homebuyers.

The range of prices is broad, from condos under $70,000 on public courses to well over $1M for single family homes on private courses, as each tract in town offers something for every level of golf enthusiast.

 Tallahassee Golf Course Homes For Sale Today

Why You Might Want To Live On A Tallahassee Golf Course

There are many reasons why you might want to choose to live on a golf course in Tallahassee.

The most-often expressed motive for choosing a home a golf course...

SURPRISE! You've Been Tricked By A Real Estate Agent

There are some real estate agent marketing "tricks" that have been around a long time, some of them make sense, others not so much.

But there are several old tricks of the trade that should be ended, as I believe they cause more damage than good and lessen the experience of buyers who are searching homes for sale.

Do These Real Estate Agent Tricks Really Help A Home Seller?

Did you hire a real estate agent because they claimed to be a marketing genius who could expose your home better than everybody else? Well, perhaps you should have. The more people you can have bidding on your home, the better chance you have to get top dollar when all the dust settles.

But "exposure" is a funny word. What exactly does it mean?

If I were selling a home, I would use the term exposure to mean getting a home in front...

Eastgate Real Estate Report May 2016

Eastgate is not as close-in as midtown, but it is well inside of Killearn Estates.

This means that this popular Northeast Tallahassee neighborhood has great access to Tallahassee's most-active transportation routes,  as well as dining and shopping too.

In previous housing reports on Eastgate, we pointed out annual fluctuations in the number of home sales was normal for a neighborhood of this size, so we should not be surprised at the bounce-back year Eastgate is posting.

Before 2016 is halfway over, expect there to be more closed home sales in Eastgate than there were for all of 2015.

Eastgate Schools

Eastgate is zoned for the following public schools:

Zillow Zestimate Missed By A Mile On This One

If you sold your home for forty percent less than the Zillow Zestimate (an online home valuation tool), would you say that you gave it away?

Well, the CEO of Zillow just did this very thing, yet he sold it for as much as he could get in today's current housing market.

So how could this property valuation tool be so inaccurate?

 Zillow CEO's Zestimate Off By 40%

Property Valuation On The Internet

There have been home valuation tools on the internet for many years now, and the one that is most actively advertised is the Zillow Zestimate Tool. Unlike many...

Waverly Hills Housing Report May 2016

Waverly Hills is located just north of the Joe Manausa Real Estate office on Thomasville Road in Midtown.

This high demand neighborhood is coming off of four good years for home sales, but this year buyers have slowed down a bit.

It's not surprising that Waverly Hills transactionally has fully recovered from the housing market collapse, as it holds three important elements that buyers have always found important.

Location, location, and location.

While unit sales appear to have recovered, Waverly Hills continues to offer a lot of house for the money.

Waverly Hills Real Estate Report May 2016


Here Are The Few Remaining Distressed Homes For Sale In Northeast Tallahassee

Gone are the days where a glut of distressed homes for sale in Northeast Tallahassee littered our headlines, in fact only a relative few remain.

We have compiled a list of the short sales, foreclosures, and bank owned properties listed for sale in what Leon County has designated "Area 1," (NE Tallahassee).

Distressed Homes For Sale In Northeast Tallahassee

First of all, you have to wonder "what is left," when it comes down to the final few remaining short sales, foreclosures, and bank owned properties in Northeast Tallahassee.

Are these homes that have sat on the market for years (unwanted), or are they recent entrants to the market where the property owners have just had an unfortunate situation occur?

Currently, there are 61 distressed homes for sale in NE Tallahassee, but 31 of them are already under contract...

Tallahassee Real Estate Sales: Now Versus 1998, What Has Changed?

Tallahassee real estate sales have returned to levels that we have seen before.

In fact, the number of homes sold over the past twelve months is the same as we reported for the twelve months ending in October 1998! (Yes, that was 18 years ago ...).

How Tallahassee Real Estate Sales Have Changed Since 1998

So our rate of home sales in Tallahassee is the same as it was eighteen years ago, and you can see graphical proof of this below.

Tallahassee, Florida real estate sales report

The one year average of monthly home sales is shown in green, measured on the left vertical axis. The average Tallahassee home sales price is shown in red and measured on the right vertical...

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