MARIA RAYMER - Ponte Vedra, FL Real Estate, JACKSONVILLE, FL Real Estate, St Johns, FL Real Estate


When everything is online, it’s hard to discern when getting up, leaving the house, and checking out a home can be helpful. There’s so much information regarding real estate online; you probably want to pick and choose when and where you go to see a home. Even if you’re nowhere near being able to buy a home, you may want to check out open houses to help you in the future.


Looking at real estate is fun. You can dream of living in a neighborhood on the street you may never be able to afford. There are many advantages to checking out open houses. 


You’ll Understand How Far Your Dollar Will Stretch


The type of home that you can afford, and the type of home you want may not be in the same ballpark. If you take a look at different open houses, you may be able to see where your budget takes you. Even if the market changes, you’ll be able to match your expectations with your wallet. As you know what’s out there, you’ll be able to hone in on what you want in a home. 


From here, it will be easier to work with a real estate agent because you’ll be able to give them a better idea of what you want when the time does come to buy a home. 


It Will Be Easier To Hire An Agent


As you go to open houses, you’ll meet more real estate agents. These agents can become potential hires once you do get more serious about buying.


You’ll See The Market Firsthand


Besides understanding how much house you can get for your dollar, you’ll be able to get an idea of how many buyers are actually out there. If you’re seeing many other potential buyers at open houses, you may be facing quite a bit of competition when you head out to buy a home of your own. When the competition is high, you’re looking at offering above asking price for houses. You could even get into bidding wars. A lot of other buyers doesn’t mean you should back out of buying a home altogether, but just enter the market with caution. 


You Can Discover New Areas


By exploring open houses, you may find a neighborhood that you love that wasn’t on your list before. How can you get to know an area if you have never spent time there before? 


You’ll Learn Where You Need To Compromise


By looking at different houses, you can see the potential (or lack thereof) in many homes. If you can see where you’d be willing to compromise long before the home search is on, your search will be that much smoother   



11724 Fitchwood Cir, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258  

$320,000
Price
4
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Gated Community in the heart of Mandarin! Close to good schools and convenient to highways, shopping & dining. New exterior paint 2017! Paver drive. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, double oven, microwave, glass cook top and stainless steel appliances. Kitchen island plus breakfast bar. Spacious eat in area. Tile floors in wet areas. 42'' espresso colored cabinets w/built in china cabinets. Spacious family room. 3 beds & 2 baths upstairs. Office and 1/2 bath down. Huge loft upstairs could be 4th bedroom. Lavish master suite w/double doors, trey ceiling, garden tub, double sinks, separate shower & huge walk in closet with built ins. 9ft ceilings. Loads of closet and storage space. 3 car garage with Tandem 4th car garage. Covered back porch and fenced yard with dog run
Open House
Saturday
March 18 at 12:30PM to 3:30PM
Location: 11724 Fitchwood Cir, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258   


2848 Oakgrove Ave, ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32092  

$599,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Why wait to build? 1 acre Golf Course lot! This gorgeous Emerald built executive home has everything and it's move in ready! Owner was transferred after only 3 months of living here. Wood like tile floors. All bedrooms have carpet except master. Amazing chef's dream kitchen, granite counter tops prep island, 5 burner cook top w/gas burners, beautiful back splash and butler pantry. Monagram brand appliances, breakfast room. Guest bedroom w/bath. 2nd floor Bonus room with full bath. Master features double sinks, vessel tub. Pool bath, covered patio w/pavers. Built in summer kitchen w/refrigerator, gas grill & sink. Built in mud room area, sink and cabinets in laundry room. Water softener. Amazing view of 15th hole, Arnold Palmer signature Tbox. No CDD, HOA only $200 per quarter.
Open House
Saturday
March 18 at 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: 2848 Oakgrove Ave, ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32092   


2848 Oakgrove Ave, ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32092  

$599,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Why wait to build? 1 acre Golf Course lot! This gorgeous Emerald built executive home has everything and it's move in ready! Owner was transferred after only 3 months of living here. Wood like tile floors. All bedrooms have carpet except master. Amazing chef's dream kitchen, granite counter tops prep island, 5 burner cook top w/gas burners, beautiful back splash and butler pantry. Monagram brand appliances, breakfast room. Guest bedroom w/bath. 2nd floor Bonus room with full bath. Master features double sinks, vessel tub. Pool bath, covered patio w/pavers. Built in summer kitchen w/refrigerator, gas grill & sink. Built in mud room area, sink and cabinets in laundry room. Water softener. Amazing view of 15th hole, Arnold Palmer signature Tbox. No CDD, HOA only $200 per quarter.
Open House
Saturday
March 18 at 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: 2848 Oakgrove Ave, ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32092   




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