Who's Buying Land in St Johns County?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Who's Buying Land in St Johns County?

Builder D. R. Horton just paid $8 million for 200 lots in the community of Murabella in St. Johns County, according to an article by the Jacksonville Business Journal. This comes on the heels of the unofficial word given to us a couple of weeks ago that D. R. Horton is also buying up all the lots in Aberdeen, another St. Johns County community which is next door to Durbin Crossing. The official word is that D. R. Horton bought five lots for $200,000, but our insider sources say there will be no more take downs in Aberdeen except by D. R. Horton. It looks like in exchange for the cash up front for the Murabella lots, the Developer is letting D. R. Horton buy Aberdeen lots in smaller groups.

So why is D. R. Horton buying lots in St. Johns County? Because the area is the hot bed for new construction in the Jacksonville area. Other Counties are experiencing higher volumes of new homes built and sold, but with the corridor of new homes between the Racetrack/210 and World Golf Village areas
, plus the Nocatee explosion, look for St. Johns County to lead the way in the next few years. Nocatee is the top selling community in the state of Florida this year and Durbin Crossing is right behind it.

Is a new home in your future? Give us a call at 904-673-2308. Together, we can find your Dream Home.

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Richard Burge
Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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DRHorton is a good builder in our area and seems to be selling homes while other projects with other builder stand still.  I think their key is they finance the homes in-house at a great rate.

Oct 22, 2012 05:34 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Sharon.... I want to move to your area.... that's great that your area is booming with new homes.... new construction leads the way and that means your area will be place that everyone wants to live today.... and they need to be directed to call the best...Frank and Sharon Alters are the agents to call when thinking of a move to  the St Johns County area or if you're thinking of selling your existing home to move to a NEW HOME IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY.....

Oct 22, 2012 05:36 AM #2
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Richard, they know somethings happening!

Barbara, I would love for you to move to our area! We still have so much land available for development.

Oct 22, 2012 05:38 AM #3
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Adrian Willanger
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Frank and Sharon-this is real heads up for buyers thinking or looking to buy a new home in St. Johns County. This mega-home builders have great research about emerging markets that are ripe to build in. Great information.

 

Best-Adrian

Oct 22, 2012 07:15 AM #4
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Adrian, yes. If D. R. Horton is willing to spend millions on land, that tells you something.

Oct 22, 2012 07:34 AM #5
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
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Interesting. I guess his is prime area for commuters as well.  Plus the taxes may be less than Clay County or Duval County.

Oct 22, 2012 09:28 AM #6
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

St. Johns County is such a central location and has the #1 school district in the entire State of Florida. Yes, prime area for commuters as well :)

Oct 22, 2012 09:58 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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Looks like your home buyer clients will have  opportunities to purchase the very nice D.R. Horton homes.

Have an outstanding week.  Enjoy the colors of autumn with your camera in hand.

Oct 23, 2012 05:28 AM #8
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Teral McDowell
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D.R.Horton does build America and they like Realtors® so I hope you have many successful sales in those new neighborhoods.

Oct 23, 2012 01:44 PM #9
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Roy, they will have opportunities to purchase many D. R. Horton homes.

Teral, yes they do like us :) Thanks!

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