Denis, Home Buyer in N.Y.

How expensive and how hot is St Augustine?

Asked by Denis, N.Y. Fri Feb 1, 2008

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Saint Augustine homes are not Expensive we have 4/2 2000 SQFT homes for $220,000.00 , 3/2.5 Townhouses for $130,000 and condos from $130,000 (2BR & 2Bath) let me know what you are looking for and I can give you a price... Also our Insurance rates are very low "For Florida"
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2008
Denis,

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
billeckler@michaelsaunders.com
941-408-5363
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 1, 2008
It's hot here in the summer but no hotter than Washington, D.C. The ocean breeze makes summer pleasant. I moved here from Michigan and love it....no snow to shovel and no more endless weeks of grey dreary skies! I don't think St. Augustine is expensive. Nice housing is available in all price ranges. Utilities costs are much less than northern states. Florida has no state income tax. If you're unsure about a permanent relocate, try renting a house for while.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 9, 2008
Hi!
For more information visit my web http://www.mynortheastfloridahomes.com
you will find everything you need
Ciao Rossella
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
As a fellow Northerner ( originally from Minnesota) I can tell you that most of the year is beautiful weather. Unlike South FLorida we do not have as many hot humid months. We actually have a "winter" here in December and January with temps only in the 60's (and sometimes 50's). If you look on my website under RELOCATION you will find various info about our area of FLorida, including weather, beaches, hurricane info, insurance, etc etc, that may be helpful to someone who is not familiar with FLorida.

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.
Web Reference: http://www.MyStAug.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 9, 2008
Hi Denis,

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 “Dan” Weisenburger, GRI
Broker-Associate REALTOR®
Vanguard Realty, Inc. GMAC Real Estate
Web Reference: http://www.neflahomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2008
Hi,

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.

blaine
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2008
Hi Denis,
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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2008
Ha ha! Well, it IS Florida. But we do freeze. As a native Coloradoan-where we are drier AND cooler-it was a bit of an adjustment. But we did. Some friends of our just moved here from NY and were not bothered at all this summer.
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!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 29, 2008
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