Monday, December 20, 2010
This is a topo site that is run by FSU with input from surveyers around the state.
From Burbach Realty Services, Real Estate Agents in the Lake City, FL area.
Monday, December 13, 2010
• Current residential home total listing inventory in Columbia County is 396.
• Closed sales since Jan 1 total 296 and annualized this will be around 322 closed sales which shows a current inventory supply of 14+ months. (A normal functioning real estate market will have a 6-8 month inventory supply)
Sold stats by price/current active listings in this price range: (closed sales only through Dec 8 not to Dec 31)
100k or less: 111 sales/106 active listings
100-150k: 92 sales/95 active listings
150-200k: 51 sales/75 active listings
200-300k: 36 sales/80 active listings
300-400k: 4 sales/21 active listings
400k +: 2 sales/19 active listings
• YOU CAN DEFINITELY SEE WHERE THE ACTION HAS BEEN! 150k OR LESS THERE HAS BEEN OVER 200 SALES IN 11 MONTHS CUTTING THE INVENTORY IN THAT PRICE RANGE TO AROUND 10 MONTHS
• THE MID RANGE OF 150-200k HAS BEEN SOFT AND SHOWS 16 MONTHS OF INVENTORY. (A HEALTHY MARKET IS 6-8 MOS. INVENTORY)
• THE UGLY PART IS 200k AND UP WITH THE DEAD ZONE ABOVE 300k WHERE ONLY 6 SALES HAVE OCCURRED. WITH ONLY 42 SALES IN THIS PRICE RANGE, AND 120 CURRENT LISTINGS, WE SHOW A 30 MONTH SUPPLY IN THIS PRICE RANGE!
Information Gathered from Lake City, FL MLS From Charlie Sparks, My former Broker With Westfield Realty Group
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
These are location owned by Westfield Realty Group's sister company, Westfield Investment Group.
See the flyers here. PDF file.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Click here for the info
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Now is the time to take a closer look at your credit & do all you can to get it as best you can.
Lake City FL has great houses for sale right now in many price ranges, contact a quality lender today to get started on your loan application & find out your score.
For all your real estate, housing, MLS search, foreclosure needs for the Lake City, FL area. Come back to http://www.chadstewart.com/ & start searching.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Off U.S. Highway 90 outside Columbia County's Lake City, a big white sign stands incongruously in front of a forest of young pine trees: "Future Site of Inland Port." After years of work, the state and 14 counties launched the 2,500-acre industrial-development project this fall to create a catalyst for business investment in a region that suffered low wages and high unemployment rates well before the economic downturn.
This is great news for the Lake City - Columbia County Florida area. This brings not only long term recognition to the area, but along with it brings new higher wage jobs, more regional county industry & business growth, and positive planned growth.
Just up the road on Hwy 90 from this site is a great multi use industrial facility for sale. Check it out here. http://www.industrialpropertyfl.com/
Also in Live Oak, FL is a prime retail & commercial development tract. See link http://commercialpropertyfla.com/
- Chad Stewart - Pro Realtor - Westfield Realty Group.
Furniture & all Appliances included, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer, 2 sheds.
First get pre-qualified by a local Lake City, FL lender, then contact me or your Realtor for a showing. If you need a local lender recommendation. Click here. http://www.chadstewart.com/Featured_Lenders.html
Here is a map link to the property.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Saturday, August 21, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
I definetly would reccomend painting and recarpeting if your home is showing too many signs of aging or wear an tear. This will help the buyers get past the cost & hassle of having to redo it themselves after they purchase. Most buyers will over compensate about 2-3 times for these type of items.
Example: If a buyer walks into a moderate home that needs new paint & flooring, rather than see or estimate it till take $2,500 for paint & carpet, they will estimate $5,000 to $7,500 just to be safe & offer that much less. Its good for both buyers & sellers to understand this & think logically about it to make the best decisions.
Thanks. Check back again - Chad Stewart - Westfield Realty Group - Lake City FL Real Estate Broker Associate.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
http://www.columbiacountyfla.com/IDA.asp or you may click on one of the links to previous articles provided below. We are working diligently to develop our own website and will notify you upon completion.
Recent links relevant to economic development in Columbia County:
IDA Column: Historic meeting marks unified effort to transforms area’s economy : http://www.lakecityjournal.com/main.asp?SectionID=15&SubSectionID=75&ArticleID=6172
Jacksonville Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2010/06/28/daily4.html?ana=e_du_pap
St. Leo University preparing students for International Trade: Here
Officials discuss major projects to prepare Columbia County as Inland Port: Article Here
Poole, Huddleston and Reynolds selected for Florida Chamber Foundation’s Caucus System: Link Here
Plum Creek and Columbia County Team Up for Job Creation: http://www.plumcreek.com/tabid/73/itemid/981/Plum-Creek-and-Columbia-County-Team-Up-for-Job-Cre.aspx
Foundation Grants Making Impact on Education: Read here
The Columbia County Industrial Development Authority Board meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Shore Hospital Authority. The meetings are open to the public and we welcome your attendance.
Posted by Chad Stewart, Westfield Realty Group, Credit goes to article writers, and CCFLIda
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Congress extends homebuyer tax credit and flood insurance
The U.S. Senate passed two bills last evening previously passed by the House. Both bills still need President Obama's signature to become law, but that's expected to happen quickly.
Homebuyer tax credit:
The Senate passed HR 5623, which extends the mandatory closing date to qualify for the homebuyer tax credit. The contract deadline does not change - homebuyers must have a contract signed by April 30, 2010 (an exception for active duty military) - but the previous closing deadline of June 30, 2010, has been extended to Sept. 30, 2010. The National Association of Realtors estimates that the approved bill will benefit more than 14,000 deals in Florida.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Local Edge - the Talking Phone Book - Lake City - Live Oak
At&t - Bellsouth - Real Yellow Pages for Lake City
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This is a good sign. Note the comment about strategic foreclosures. I think you will see this problem fade as the banks toughen up and the economy strengthens. I think we will look back at 2010 as the big washout year. It will carry into future year(s) but this may be the high water mark this year. - from: Charlie Sparks. Broker at Westfield Realty Group.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Great property. This is a1,776 sq ft concrete block stucco house with some nice acreage. 4 acres is fenced for animals or horses, with small farm shelter. Nice trees on front part of property.
House is open style floor plan, upgraded Corian kitchen countertops. Big back room could be used for 3rd bedroom or den with access to back patio. Price has just been reduced. This place is well worth the visit.
.. Property is just over the border in Suwannee county, but has a Lake City, FL address.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Banks pursuing payback from walkaways
Increasingly aggressive mortgage lenders seek money from former owners who had a short sale or walked away. Read more.
Short sales are no easy deal. Be sure you know what the terms are when you sell, many times there be not be many options. But so you know, many Banks are not looking too favorably on Short sales that are more walk aways than real hardship issues.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The Federal Housing Administration is strenthening thier reserves... but what this means for the average homeowner is tighter criteria & higher PMI rates...
- MIP, mortgage insurance premium will increase.
- Higher Credit score required
- Seller concessions lowered from 6% to 3%
Here are some more details on it... or contact one of our preferred lenders now to get prequalified... For all other real estate questions for the Lake City area, feel free to call or email.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
All the details are at a new site launched called http://www.flahub.com/ Welcome to the new HUB of distribution & industrial growth in Florida.