Archive for December, 2014

Where To See Christmas Lights in St. Augustine, Florida

Friday, December 12th, 2014

by Sean Hess (Sean@StAugTeam.com), Broker and Manager for St. Augustine Team Realty (www.StAugustineTeamRealty.com). Join us on Facebook.

The Christmas Tree at the St. Augustine Pier

The Christmas Tree at the St. Augustine Pier

Obviously, you can visit St. Augustine’s Historic District downtown for the “Nights Of Lights,” where the entire Old City is lit up. It is beautiful. But that’s not what we are talking about here. This is about the seeing homes lit up for the holidays in other parts of town.

I was showing property on the day before Thanksgiving in Fort Peyton Forest and I noticed one of the homeowners putting up some pretty extensive Christmas lights. Last weekend I took the kids by after dark to take a look.

What greeted us was the Mother Of All Christmas Lighting Displays. The kids had a blast. So we’ve been going out most nights in different neighborhoods and looking at lights.

I started pasting the pictures on The St. Augustine Team facebook page, and viewers started giving us tips about where to see more lights, so it just steamrolled from there.

One of the nights I took the kids out in my 1991 Dodge Daytona. If you know anything about old cars you know they sometimes break down. Anyway, I  rolled the windows down so the kids could get a better look. About halfway through our trip the windows decided they were only going to roll halfway up! It was 40 degrees that night and the kids turned into popsicles with the windows down … so I stopped for pizza to warm them up. That’s part of the fun of the whole thing.

Click here to see the images and locations of Christmas Lights on our facebook page.

The pictures don’t do these displays justice (they’re taken from a car at night after all). You will be amazed. If you see nothing else make sure you see Alicante Road, Saltwater Circle, and of course, Fort Peyton Circle. I’ll keep posting pictures on facebook as we travel around more this week!

Paris might be the City of Lights but St. Augustine might be the City of Christmas Lights, and we would love to have you join us here! Just contact me at the email up top or Kate Stevens at Kate@StAugustineTeam.com, my partner and Broker Associate (904-377-2276), and we’ll get you started right away.

New Home Search for St. Augustine South

Friday, December 12th, 2014

by Sean Hess (Sean@StAugTeam.com), Broker and Manager for St. Augustine Team Realty (www.StAugustineTeamRealty.com). Join us on Facebook.

St. Augustine South is one of St. Augustine’s largest communities. Located between Flagler Hospital and Moultrie Creek on the east side of U.S. 1, and fronting the Intracoastal, “The South” as it’s commonly known, has one of the most diverse sections of homes you will ever find in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine South is known for its Christmas Lights

St. Augustine South is known for its Christmas Lights

There are homes here that actually date from the 1920s, but building in The South began in earnest in the 1980s. You will see numerous styles of architecture, ranging from eclectic 80s creations all the way up to the newest high-end construction.

The South is wrapped by a waterfront park that fronts the Intracoastal and includes boat ramps, kayak launches, and trails … most of this is within easy walking distance of any home in the community. The lots tend to run a bit larger here than you will find in the rest of St. Augustine, and there is abundant tree cover. There is no homeowner’s association in St. Augustine South.

Click here to see homes currently for sale in St. Augustine South.

St. Augustine Team would love to help you buy a home in St. Augustine South! Just contact me at Sean@StAugTeam.com or email Kate Stevens at Kate@StAugustineTeam.com, or call (904-377-2276).

Yes, we know Google killed Authorship, but the best minds say Big G still looks at the code. So here it is.

Do You Know More About a Neighborhood? Or Does Your Realtor Know More About a Neighborhood?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

by Sean Hess (Sean@StAugTeam.com), Broker and Manager for St. Augustine Team Realty (www.StAugustineTeamRealty.com). Join us on Facebook.

Do you know more about a neighborhood, or does your real estate agent know more?

If you’re a seller and you live in the neighborhood of course you know more! No real estate agent can be as familiar with where you live as you do, unless they live there too.

But believe it or not, there are plenty of buyers who know more as well. My partner Kate Stevens and I tell you when and why in this video below. Thanks for watching!

Get the home you want! Just contact me at Sean@StAugTeam.com or email Kate Stevens at Kate@StAugustineTeam.com, or call (904-377-2276).

Yes, we know Google killed Authorship, but the best minds say Big G still looks at the code. So here it is.

Homes for Sale in Lighthouse Park, St. Augustine, Florida

Monday, December 8th, 2014

by Sean Hess (Sean@StAugTeam.com), Broker and Manager for St. Augustine Team Realty (www.StAugustineTeamRealty.com). Join us on Facebook.

St. Augustine Lighthouse on a foggy night.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse on a Foggy Night

Sitting in the shadows of St. Augustine’s iconic Lighthouse are two tiny neighborhoods called Carvers-Anastasia and Borde Del Mar (collectively referred to as Lighthouse Park). Homes here are unique, and could be tucked back in one of the tree lined streets that back to the light, or sit pleasantly on the water next to the Salt Run a block or so away.

Click here to see homes currently for sale in Lighthouse Park.

Kids here can walk to school at R.B. Hunt Elementary, or to soccer practice in the adjacent fields. Upchurch Park with its skate park and playground are right there, and Anastasia State Park is right next door.

If there aren’t enough homes here for you to see, you can always cross Anastasia Boulevard into two of St. Augustine’s most eclectic and sought after neighborhoods: Davis Shores and adjacent Park Terrace.

Click here to see homes currently for sale in Davis Shores and Park Terrace.

St. Augustine Team would love to get you near the St. Augustine Lighthouse! Just contact me at the email up top or Kate Stevens at Kate@StAugustineTeam.com, my partner and Broker Associate (904-377-2276), and we’ll get you started right away.

Yes, we know Google killed Authorship, but the best minds say Big G still looks at the code. So here it is.