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Tallahassee Lis Pendens Filings September 2014

New lis pendens filings in Tallahassee did not change in September when compared to September 2013, and it marks the first time in 3 months that new filings did not rise.

Foreclosures rose significantly however, up 85% when comparing the same time periods. The recent trend of growth in lis pendens unfortunately has us concerned, as it could possibly mean that there is still a long way to go before we move the distressed properties through the market.

The growth in foreclosure sales is not alarming, as it was expected. The best way to understand the relationship between lis pendens and foreclosure sales is smoke and fire. As they say, where there is smoke, there is fire! We've been seeing a lot of smoke (lis pendens filings), so when reports of fire come in (foreclosure sales), we were prepared. The large amount of lis pendens filed in the past must clear...

Don't Hire This Type Of Agent To Market A Home For Sale

We have been writing about the change in the way that we market a home for sale since 2007, specifically with the increased use of the internet by homebuyers.

Often times, customers ask about how this will really impact them, since they have to prepare their homes before entering the market for sale.

They share stories of what their previous agent told them, and there is an interesting pattern emerging that prospective home sellers should understand before choosing an agent to market a home for sale.

Simply put, when the strength of an agent's marketing plan is based upon the following logic, you really need to consider interviewing other agents.

An Argument That Works Against You...

Should You Lease Or Sell Your Home In The Spring?

I recently received a note from a property owner who lives outside of Tallahassee.

The home that she owns in Tallahassee is currently leased to a tenant, and she's trying to decide whether to sell the home or move back into it.

As there are many people in her current situation who chose to lease a home when they could not get it sold, I figured this would make an excellent topic for a blog post.

Reader Question

I own a single family in Tallahassee- it is currently rented. I just turned 65 and I'm considering whether I should try to sell again in Spring 2015, or should I relocate to Tally and take advantage of tax...

Kevin Milligan

Kevin Milligan Real Estate Investment SpecialistKevin joined Joe Manausa Real Estate in the summer of 2014 and brings on board a diverse background of sales experience and leadership.  Kevin’s competitive nature and passion for helping others has recently attracted him the real estate industry in Florida. Kevin has been on highly effective, top-performing teams his entire career, so being part of the JMRE team has been a natural transition. He is impressed by the level of professionalism, market expertise, and attention to customers’ needs by Joe and his team, so JMRE is a great fit.

Kevin, his wife Sarah, and their dog Coach love the Tallahassee area and hope to see you out on the town!

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Garrett Jacks

Garrett Jacks Tallahassee Real Estate AgentGarrett joined Joe Manausa Real Estate in August of 2014 after serving as a Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer in Kings Bay, GA for 5 years.  When asked the question: “Why did you decide to leave the Navy?”, he responded “Because I crave the sun, Joe!”

So here he is, basking in the glory of the Tallahassee sun and helping sellers and buyers through real estate transactions. He got his start learning about real estate a year before he left the Navy.

Garrett found the investing side of the business fascinating, so he joined the Jacksonville Real Estate Investors Association to soak in all the knowledge he could.  When presented with the opportunity to join Joe Manausa Real Estate, he jumped at it and never looked...

Ox Bottom Manor Home Sales Report September 2014

Home sales have cooled off in Ox Bottom Manor, a popular NE Tallahassee neighborhood which is coming off of two very strong years in terms of the number of homes that sold.

But after home prices hit record lows and buyers flooded to these executive style homes, prices have risen and buyers have slowed.

In our report, we will look at prices, values, and sizes of homes in Ox Bottom Manor, as well as show current listings in the Tallahassee MLS and all closed home sales going back to 2002.

Ox Bottom Manor Community is located about nine miles north of Florida's Capital in the rolling hills and canopy roads of Leon County and is convenient to recreation facilities, shopping,...

Piney Z Home Sales Report September 2014

As a very active "newer" neighborhood in Tallahassee, Piney Z offers great choices for people who want easy access to Tallahassee and Tom Brown Park.

With 31 homes sold and closed thus far in 2014, this popular NE Tallahassee community is poised to have one of its best (if not the best) years going back 8 years.

In our report, we will look at prices, values, and sizes of homes in Piney Z, as well as show current listings in the Tallahassee MLS and all closed home sales going back to 2002.

Our unique community is comprised of diverse neighborhoods, including Eagleview, which borders a bald eagle habitat, Fieldcrest paired homes, The Gardens, and carriage homes. We enjoy an ideal...

Lakeshore Estates Home Sales Report September 2014

Located in NW Tallahassee (just across the line that separates east from west), Lakeshore Estates is a very popular neighborhood featuring median priced homes.

Low mortgage interest rates combined with fallen home values makes this the most affordable time in memory to buy a home in Lakeshore Estates.

Today's report will take a look at average home prices, average home values, and average home sizes, as well as current listings and recorded sales in the Tallahassee MLS.

Affordability is the biggest draw to Lakeshore Estates, as buyers have a selection of "older" homes built mostly from the 1960s to the late 1980s. Additionally, homeowners here have great access to Tallahassee, with a very centralized location...

Woodland Drives Home Sales Report September 2014

If you are interested in a home that is located "in town," then you might want to take a look at the great values to be found in the Woodland Drives neighborhood.

Located within view of Florida's State Capitol, Woodland Drives offers mature homes and landscaping and a lot of house for the money.

Today's report has been prepared by information found in the Tallahassee MLS and will look at average home prices, average home values, and average home sizes in Woodland Drives, and all new listings and past sales going back to 2002 are listed as well.

Woodland Drives is an historic in-town neighborhood almost in the shadow of Florida’s capitol. Comprised of about 450 homes, it is one of Tallahassee’s...

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