As a former New Yorker, we can comfortable say you get used to the sumnmer heat. It is really easier to deal with heat in Florida than up north since everything is air conditioned and so much activity takes place in or around water. We feel Florida is given a "bum rap" on the summer heat issue. As a side note, the Europeans love the summers as do we.
Prices have come down and there are many motivated sellers ready to make deals. The perfect time to buy can only be determined by you but is you don't begin looking you may never know when the opportunity is right.
Hope this is helpful,
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
I will not lie to you... if I had my choice I would leave July through September and stay up North or up in the mountains somewhere. But if you like the beach and ocean-sports you will be in heaven!!
As far as pricing.... this part of Florid has always been the "hidden" part of Florida so prices here have never gone quite as sky-high as other parts. I believe that we have "bottomed out" the market as of December as we have been getting quite a bit of buyer activity lately. I believe that NOW is the time to buy!
Prices vary quite a bit--- mostly dependent upon how close you are to the water, whether the ocean or the intracoastal. Decent homes on "the mainland" start around 200K. Homes within walking or biking distance to the beaches start around 300K.
After a short while you will become aclimated to our warmer climate. The sea breeze in St. Augustine is always pleasant and we enjoy outdoor dining even in the winter time, we just wear a sweater and/or jacket.
The other info you received on house prices is good info.
JD â€œDanâ€ Weisenburger, GRI
Vanguard Realty, Inc. GMAC Real Estate
Just looking and saw your question.
St. Augustine has all price ranges and all sorts of opportunties to buy a home of any price range or any style. The market is off here as is the case in most locations. Great deals. I like some of the unique golf and CC developments. I also like the beach condos.
So - hot - not - great buys -yes.
You can buy a great house in the St Augustine area for around $200,000. It depends on the age and location of the home, but right now with our market conditions, you can find great values all the way up to $1,000,000. It will surprise you what your money can buy according to my other buyers out of the Northeast. Let me know what you are looking for and I'll show you the choices.
Prices are super low now ( I am not a realtor but I have seen my house drop!) and their are some great homes at super cheap prices!