Richard, Home Buyer in La Jolla Shores, San...

My wife and I live in San Diego and are looking for a retirement home in Florida. We prefer east of the 95 and maybe a 10-15 minute ride to the beach

Asked by Richard, La Jolla Shores, San Diego, CA Sat Feb 16, 2013

My wife and I are pre-approved for $265K and have Proof of Funds Letter for the same amount. looking for 4/3 or 3/2 and 2000-2400 Sq ft and built 1995 or newer. My wife grew up in Florida so house has to be concrete block with nice pool. we are quite discouraged trying to buy a home via pictures on the internet. I like to walk and therefore need a nice neighborhood for walking. We prefer being about a 10 minute car ride to the beach. We like Ormond beach going North to St. Augustine which looks to be a safe area which is very important to my wife since I work overseas in the Persian Gulf region. Need someone we can trust which seems to be hard to find these days.

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Start out with a smaller home & live in the community awhile ~ 102 N Capri Dr Ormond Beach, Fl
great walking community 2 blocks from the river, ride your bike to the ocean
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 21, 2013
I'm a buyers agent and work with mostly out of state buyer. I have a service like no other agent. If you would like to talk ,, feel free to call me at 386-527-5358 or email me at It is a very different agent to be a out of state buyers agent. Don't delay I'm here to talk :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 23, 2013
If you are still looking for a Realtor to assist you, please call me at 386.843.9355 and I will be glad
to help you find your vacation home in the Ormond Beach area. LAiNiE; Elaine Hemeke,
Weichert, Realtors Ormond Beach.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Hello Richard,
As a follow-up to my earlier response, I am the owner of this and other residential investment properties in FL, TN, DC and VA. I think the home on 48 Sea Harbor Drive East will meet or perhaps, exceed your expectations for a beachside retirement home. This house is in mint condition, CBS (not stick/wood frame) and built in 2002; so, it is a newer home for a beachside property. This home is in a small private no drive beach community of Sea Bridge and is partially furnished, move-in ready. It is one block east of A1A, on the Barrier Island, zip code 32176; zip code 32174 is on the mainland and not beachside. You may view my FSBO pictures at:, and If you are interested, feel free to give me a call directly at: (386) 290-6845 and we can discuss/negotiate my current asking/list price.
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Hello Richard,

The property address is: 48 Sea Harbor Drive East, Ormond By The Sea, Florida 32176, community o SeaBridge; a small quiet beachside community 15-20 minutes south of Flager Beach. The house is CBS, built in 2002, mint move-in condition and sold partially furnished; my contact information is listed on AHRN and This is a beautiul home; I would like to discuss possible purchase options with you and your wife.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Hello Richard,

I have a 3/2 FSBO that can be seen in person on your schedule and or, through the government AHRN website; or, the following public websites:;; or If you are interested, I am the homeowner, please call me directly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Hello again, I did a search for you using your criteria and one house meets all your search criteria.
Please call me today and I'll give you the information. Thanks. Joe Palmer, Broker/Asso
Adams, Cameron & Co 386 675 2044. Area's Largest Real Estate Company, celebrating 50 years of service.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Good Morning Richard,

There are going to be some great options for you here on Florida's First Coast. We not only have some of the best beaches in the world we also have, the nations oldest city: St. Augustine, the largest city square mileage wise in the state of Florida Jacksonville, great fishing and boating on the inter-coastal water way, and much more. St. Augustine has also been voted one of the top ten places in the U.S. to retire.

If you would like I can set up a listing cart for you that will email you properties that fit the criteria you are looking for in your new home. When you plan a trip to the area I will gladly give you a tour so you can determine what area is the best area for you and wife. I always say it is the area you are buying not the home.If you have any questions or would like more information on any properties please don't hesitate to contact me.

Ryan Ford P.A. Realtor
Watson Realty Corp
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Dear Richard,

As a local native 4th generation Ormond Beach resident and Realtor I can share you have done your homework on our beautiful community. Currently there are two additional properties you may want to check out that closely match your criteria shared this morning. They are MLS #538848 3 Cliffside Drive located in Ormond Lakes and MLS# 531993 16 Pine Trail Circle located in Pine Trails.

I would welcome the opportunity of working with you in your Florida retirement home search in finding the home that works best for you at the best possible price.

Please feel free to contact me when the time is right.

Best Regards,
Mike Glisson - Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Hi Richard, Your request is very reasonable. I'm sure I can find you a home that you'll be happy and comfortable with. I've been selling in Ormond Beach for over 25 years and have helped many relocate. Please check out my website at or call/email me at
386 675 2044 / Hope to talk with you soon! Joe
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Hi Richard,
I live in a gated community just west of I-95 & a 10-12 minute ride to the beach. Plantation Bay is just off US 1 so it is easily accessable to St. Augustine. If you send me your email address, I will be happy to forward some re-sale properties in that community. There are severl homes in your price range that meet all of your criteria.
Dee Duckworth, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
I have lived in Halifax Plantation, Ormond Beach, FL for 14 years, built 2 homes here and love the neighborhood. You and your wife would love it! Please contact me and I can search the MLS for your needs. 386-503-2919
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Good morning, Richard,

I understand your concerns. It can be tough to view properties on the internet. It's very helpful to have someone local who can assist you and critical to be able to trust that individual.

Reading your wants and needs in a home and area, several neighborhoods come to mind. I live and specialize in Ormond Beach, have over 18 years of experience in the real estate field and the majority of my business comes by way of referral. I would be happy to speak with you and address your questions and concerns and assist you in your search.

Please contact me at your convenience - 386-871-3185 or

Best of luck to you both!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
Hi Richard,
This is a great area and I'm sure you can find what you are looking for. The market is stabilizing and there are many homes to choose from. If you would like area information, I'd be happy to send that to you as well as specific home information.
You can choose any agent that may respond your way. I'm on Trulia, feel free to contact!
Have a great day,
Kristin Petersen
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