Groveland, FL Real Estate News

Here is the January 2009 Market Report for Groveland Florida. All stats were gathered by Davis Signature Realty LLC using the Mid Florida Regional MLS. ***Everything listed below occurred in January 2009***   Residential 1. Residential Listings: 38 2. Residential Listings Pending: 11 3. Residential Listings Sold: $0 4. Average Sales Price: $0 Commercial 1. Commercial Listings: 2 2. Commercial Listings Pending: 0 3. Commercial Listings Sold: 0 4. Average Sales Price: $0 Vacant Land 1. Vacant Land Listings: 13 2. Vacant Land Listings Pending: 0 3. Vacant Land Listings Sold: 0 4. Average Sales Price: $0 Davis Signature Realty LLC
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By Charlotte Rose
(Watson Realty Corporation)
Many people do not realize that the purchase of a home is usually the most expensive purchase a person will make.  You need to invest a little time into finding a person to help you through this processs. First all real estate agents are not Realtors!  Only Realtors have access to the Multiple Listing Service, have a code of ethics which they must follow and have to pay for the priviledge to be a member.  If the member does not follow the code of ethics he can be fined or removed from the group.  Next, are you full tine or a part time Realtor?  You would be amazed by the number of people who have real estate licenses and work other jobs.  Why should you care?  Suppose your dream home comes on the market at an unbelievable price.  You call your agent and he's at his other job.  Someone e...
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By Richard D. Ferris, Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser
As you can tell from my prior blog posts, I am not one to buy into the "sky is falling", "recession abounds" talk from the media.  I do, however, watch closely micro market areas in order to best serve my client's interest to know the smaller market areas as compared to larger regional areas.I came across a small community the other day in Groveland, FL known as Westwood.  The reason this caught my attention was that I was asked to appraise a home which I appraised in November 2006.  At that time, they were buying the home from the builder for $264,000.  I had multiple comps from the community and surrounding communities and made the report "subject to completion" of the home since it was under construction.  It appraised at that time for $265,000 - a very credible value in the market a...
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