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Southwood Listings And Home Sales Report September 2016

If you are shopping homes for sale in Southeast Tallahassee, you will inevitably run into listings in Southwood.

Southwood consistently ranks among the top 5 neighborhoods in town (based upon the number of annual home sales) and it totally dominates all other neighborhoods on the south side of town.

Proximity to downtown and numerous government office buildings makes this popular Tallahassee neighborhood one to be considered for people seeking a home anywhere from just below $200,000 to as much as $800,000 (higher in the far past).

If you are thinking of living in the Southeast quadrant of Leon County, then it is very likely you will be looking at homes in the Southwood neighborhood.

Based upon currently activity, it is like that Southwood will record its best year for...

The 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents In Florida

Yesterday, I was honored as one of the "100 most influential real estate agents in Florida" and asked to speak at a meeting of top real estate professionals in Orlando.

There were some really impressive people at the event, and I was able to take in as much information as I was there to share.

Here's my takeaway after a day among the best in our business.

100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents gather in the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida

100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents In Florida

Yesterday's meeting in Orlando was an invigorating experience for me. I was asked to share my experiences and practices on many...

What You Must Know To Live The Tallahassee Life

When we help families who are relocating to Tallahassee, it should come as no big surprise that they all want to know about what it's like to live in Tallahassee.

We get asked for "relocation packages" occasionally from people who have moved often in the past (specifically meaning often before Al Gore invented the Internet).

What do you think we should send them?

 How to love and live Tallahassee Life!

About Life In Tallahassee

Having to field similar questions all the time about "what's it like to live in Tallahassee" inspired us to create Tallahassee Life!, a monthly newsletter designed to explore different aspects about...

Buyer Beware: Your Facebook Real Estate Expert Might Not Be Well Informed

We just recently listed a home for sale in Midtown Tallahassee, and of course part of our marketing plan included promotion on Facebook. (I use the past-tense "included" as we sold the home in less than 24 hours!).

One of the most important results from marketing a home for sale (in Tallahassee) is to create awareness from people (in Tallahassee), and Facebook can help serve this purpose well.

But it also opens the door to "experts" the world over, and herein lies a great lesson for people looking to buy or sell a home.

If you take guidance from somebody who is a self-anointed expert, you will likely be unhappy with the consequences of your decision.

Here is a great example of the type of "expert" opinion that shows up on Facebook. This is a comment that was entered on the ...

Shannon Forest Listings And Real Estate Sales Report September 2016

Shannon Forest is another popular destination along the Thomasville Road corridor in Northeast Tallahassee.

While not the largest neighborhood in the Tallahassee real estate market, it could very well be the hottest one as you'll find in the listings and report found below.

With highly coveted A-rated schools and a location that more than half of all Tallahassee homebuyers favor, you can bet that Shannon Forest will remain popular for a long, long time.

The Leon County public schools that service Shannon Forest includes:

Foxcroft Listings and Housing Report September 2016

Among the popular destinations along the Thomasville Road corridor in Northeast Tallahassee, Foxcroft has been enjoying a highly active housing market recently.

In fact, nearly all the homes that have hit the market this year are sold and gone, leaving just one home available at the time of this writing.

Homebuyers continue to find this area highly attractive and thus in high demand, and only the housing bubble stopped Foxcroft home appreciation for a short period of time.

But that time has passed and Foxcroft homes are appreciating due to high demand. One of the top reasons for this popularity is the school system.

The Leon County schools for which Foxcroft is zoned include:

Are You Searching For The Median Home In Tallahassee?

The middle of the Tallahassee real estate market is on fire right now, so we've brought you those listings and an analysis of the median home in our area.

Knowing the median home is often times more important than knowing the "average" home, as it removes the impact of either very large home sales and lately, the very small ones that have occurred.

Median Home in Tallahassee, FloridaMedian Home For Sale In Tallahassee

There are roughly 100 homes competing for the median home position based upon home price, home size, and home value. The following map and list of homes shows all of them (this list is dynamic, updated every 15 minutes to remove property that have sold and to add properties that have been listed...

Highgrove Listings & Real Estate Report September 2016

Highgrove in Northeast Tallahassee is returning to popularity, as home sales are cooking along as fast as they were during the "normal times" before the housing market collapse.

With larger homes on larger lots built in the 1980s and 1990s, we expect to see this popular neighborhood attract high end buyers who will take advantage of the A+ location by updating and modernizing these homes.

With quick access to downtown Tallahassee, Highgrove will continue to attract buyers for 3000+ square foot homes.

Located in the highly desirable 32309 zip code, Highgrove enjoys being zoned for the following Leon County schools:

SHHH: Don't Tell Them About The Neighbors!

Every so often, we face a situation that might impact the ability to sell a home, and today we'll look at the case of a homeowner who has a known felon living in the house next door.

If you were faced with this situation, where your immediate neighbor on one side of your home had been arrested for dealing drugs, would you have to disclose this to prospective buyers?

Now you might be thinking "that kind of thing does not go on in my neighborhood," but I assure you this is a very nice neighborhood in Tallahassee where homes sell for more than $300,000 on average. I suspect this very homeowner would have thought it couldn't happen in his neighborhood either, but here we are.

Johnson v. Davis - Does it apply to disclosing about the neighbors behavior?...

The Simple Way To Stay On Top Of The Tallahassee Real Estate Market

Whether you are looking to sell a home in Tallahassee, buy a home in Tallahassee, or both, we always recommend you gain some market insight before you make your move.

The ability to sniff out a deal as a buyer or to get top dollar for your home when selling requires an awareness of real valuations among the current list of homes for sale in Tallahassee.

Fortunately, we have created a "5 minutes per week" way for you to stay on top of housing market conditions in Tallahassee.

An update of the Tallahassee real estate market and current home valuations

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