Amelia Island Real Estate Blog
Amelia Island real estate market information including Amelia Island Plantation and Summer Beach.
Newly listed at Sea Dunes in Amelia Island Plantation by Gary & Fran Farnsworth. Direct ocean front 5th floor condo. Two bedroom, two bath and completely furnished. Perfect as a full time or 2nd home or as a vacation rental. Offered at $689,000.
The latest Summer Beach sale by Gary & Fran Farnsworth. Popular Sea Chase oceanfront condo on southern Amelia Island just south of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Three bedroom, three bath one level floor plan with 1895 square feet and attached one car garage. Near the main pool. Sale price: $915,000.
Last night was a vibrant night on downtown Centre Street which seems to go along with the rest of our current lifestyle here on Amelia Island. Traffic levels returned to normal many weeks ago, beach traffic is just like last summer, people are out and about and now restaurants seem to be thriving. 2020 has only made us realize how lucky and fortunate we are to have decided to live on Amelia Island. Sure you see masks and some offices and smaller retailers are still being cautious but otherwise everything here looks similar to 2019, 2018, 2017....
One question we keep getting is "So real estate prices are going to go down?" On the island that answer is definitely NO and here is why. Pandemic influenced buyers from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland just to name a few states are really focused on Amelia Island. Plus south Georgia and Atlanta residents have long coveted our island. If you have been tracking real estate recently on our website you have seen everything from $300,000 homes to a $2.9 million condo only last a few days. Many properties are selling "virtually" or sight unseen. Demand is high and will remain robust through 2020.
We hope you have enjoyed this update from Amelia Island! - Gary & Fran
We just want to give an update from Amelia Island and from a local residents perspective as we head to opening up.
We have been very fortunate with the Coronavirus pandemic here. So far in our zip code we have seen on average far less than one case per day since the beginning. We have had some hospitalizations and no deaths in our county. Florida is a very long state and the majority of the statewide cases have been in three southeast Florida counties( Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach). A very high percentage of the unfortunate statewide deaths have been in these three counties plus nursing homes throughout the state(source: FloridaPolitics.com). As of May 21: no current hospitalizations, 10 county residents recovering, only 1 total death in Nassau County.
The Amelia Island beaches are the only ones in Northeast Florida that are still closed. Our closed beaches are a hot topic locally based on two articles in today's local paper. Georgia beaches are also open. City and county officials somehow felt that a 13 mile long continuous beach with over 40 public beach entrances was too risky to open. Yet a 6 foot wide south Amelia Island bike/walking trail that has seen thousands of users in close proximity since early March is just fine. Local officials are in back track waffling mode with May 1st May 6 May 1(?) their intended opening date. It is official...County beaches open May 1. City beaches on May 4. Restaurants and retail stores can open May 4th per the governor...UPDATE: Vacation rental ban has been lifted, in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Regarding real estate during the pandemic, people are still listing property, property is selling and closings taking place, which Fran and I can personally attest to.
Hopefully we will hear more about this government report, per Yahoo News, that Sunshine Destroys the Virus. We certainly have plenty of that, plus some of the heat and humidity. More on this Homeland Security sunshine lab report.
Hope To See You Soon! - Gary & Fran Farnsworth
JUST LISTED - Sale Pending! One week. Listed by Fran & Gary Farnsworth. Like new, lake view home in unique gated community of Waterman's Bluff. Four bedroom, three and a half bath stylish home with office. Over 3,000 square feet. 3 car garage. A real "low country" charmer! List Price $550,000.
"We would like to thank all of our 2019 Amelia Island sellers & buyers for making us once again The Top Sales Agents in Total Sales at Watson Realty - Amelia Island. We really appreciate all the support & confidence that everyone has had in us and we were happy to help everyone achieve their real estate goals!" -- Gary & Fran Farnsworth
Just Listed! By Fran & Gary Farnsworth. Summer Beach end unit condo in popular gated Harrison Cove community about 1/2 mile to the beach. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and approx. 2100 square feet. Downstairs master suite. 2 car garage. Unique side yard setting. Close to everything that south Amelia Island offers. Offered at $469,000.
Just Sold! At Seaside Retreat just south of Amelia Island Plantation by Gary & Fran Farnsworth. Luxury oceanfront 3rd floor condo with considerable updating. Three bedrooms and three baths with dedicated parking garage parking. Sale Price $1,220,000. Call for more details.
Another Ocean Village listing and home sale by Gary & Fran Farnsworth. We have listed and sold several homes on Ocean Village Place alone. Great secluded street in one of Amelia Island's most popular neighborhoods. This was one of the larger floor plans in Ocean Village and one of the closest single family homes to the ocean in all of Summer Beach. Sale price was $750,000.
Brand new home in Amelia Island Plantation sold by Fran Farnsworth. Newly constructed by Artisan Homes with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3,389 square feet on a large lot. Sale Price: $919,000.
Fran has expertise working with builders. If you need representation on new construction contact Fran. It is free to you and it helps to have a seasoned pro work on your behalf with builders in this stressful new construction market.