Are you ready to purchase your first or second home? Are you looking for something in town, a subdivision or rural (like a farm)? If you are going to buy a home rather than build do you know EXACTLY what to look for to make certain you are getting the most for your money? Jim Roberts Realty has been in business in Marianna Florida over 43 years and has been through all the ups and downs of the market and still going strong today. We have been here and are still here for you today just like we always have been! Read on to get the answers to your questions:
Are you purchasing your first or second home?
If you are ready to buy and you know exactly what you want in a home, GREAT! We have quite a few homes in inventory or ready to be sold ranging in the low 20’s going as high as $499,999. One of our agents will be ready to take your call and show you around whatever fits in your budget. If you don’t know for sure which home you’d like and we’ll be happy to make suggestions to you based on our depth of knowledge of our properties and the area in general.
Are you looking for something in town, in the country or a sub division?
Jackson County and the surrounding areas have magnificent scenery and resources. You’ll never be too far away from what you are looking for. We are centrally located between Dothan Al, Panama City Florida and Tallahassee Florida. There are rolling hills and flat farm land. Streams and lakes and rivers seem to come from all over and are always beautiful. When you are here ask us to show you the Mill Pond and Lake Seminole. We have some medium sized older and newer subdivisions in the area such as Indian Springs on the east side of Marianna and GreenField near Marianna High school with Spring Chase to the northeast. Those are just 3 miles away from Marianna at the most and easy access to shopping, work and services like schools and hospitals. So whatever your preferences are in terms of distance from your nearest neighbor or work, health or shopping Jackson county has you covered and Jim Roberts Realty is a Jackson County institution and we are the Realtor Marianna Florida.
Are you going to build a home rather than buy?
In today’s financial climate we feel like building is definitely a better option than buying if you can. Why? When you build you have every option open to you. The only thing you have to decide on is WHERE to build. When building is what you want to do we have a great feel for the land options waiting one you. If you just need 1 acre or many the low cost of land here in the Chipola region is far behind the actual cost of land nationwide comparatively. That’s one of our yet undiscovered secrets. We have years of experience with property sales and know that sometimes is could be a daunting task and are ready to help you navigate through the noise and clutter to have a better land buying home building experience.
Thanks for visiting Jim Roberts Realty. Give us a call and one of our agents will happily get you started on your way to buying a home or buying land to build a home on in Jackson, Washington, Holmes, Calhoun or Bay counties. It really is a wonderful place, why so many locals have always and continued to call it home.
Real estate offices in Marianna
typically have access to the same tools in terms of search and listings available. Its called the Multiple Listing Service or MLS. Our MLS page is located here. Our office is different from other offices however in that although we do have some of the same tools as the other agencies our focus is not tools but people. We develop relationships with property appraisers, mortgage loan offices, insurance agents and many more of the important people to know when you are ready to buy a home in or around Jackson, Holmes and Washington county.
What should I know about buying a home through a Marianna Florida realtor?
- Always use a trusted realtor – Remember that realtors actually take their commission from the seller. So you as a buyer should be able to feel confident in the broker you use. Sometimes commissions must be split between listing broker and agents with the selling agent if they are not the same. This is actually good for you as a buyer because you will be able to get an objective look at price. We offer listing and selling services as we are a full service agency.
- Buy whats affordable – Often times people buy beyond their means. usually this happens with adjustable mortgages and when interest rates rise people have other debt commitments at that point and can not afford the price hike. We are saddened when we see this because so many times we help people find their dream homes here in Marianna and never want to see them lose it so we have suggested in the past buy a smaller home if you need to and add on later as you can afford or refinance as soon as possible into a fixed interest loan so that you don’t get those surprise price hikes!
- Repairs and Upgrades – Speaking of surprises, dont forget that any upgrades you may plan to do after moving in may cost more than you are prepared for initially. When you think about doing bathroom and kitchen upgrades the cabinets and appliances are a pretty big expense but don’t forget to factor in the cost of possible fees and the certainty of labor costs of hiring a professional to do the work for you. There are some great DIY projects but sometimes you just need the pro contractor for the job!
We get excited when we get to work with informed buyers because they usually have better questions up front and have fewer complaints after the purchase. We sincerely want our customers to be satisfied completely so we like to help you think ahead . If you cant think of any questions (UNLIKELY) then ask us what questions other people usually ask and we are happy to tell you.
May 15, 2017 – Foreclosure filings – default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions – are down 23 percent year-to-year and hit their lowest level since November 2005, according to the April 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market report by ATTOM Data Solutions.
“Foreclosure activity continued to search for a new post-recession floor in April thanks in large part to the performance of mortgages originated in the past seven years,” says Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions.
A total of 34,085 properties started the foreclosure process in April, well below the pre-recession average of more than 77,000 foreclosure starts per month between April 2005 and November 2007, according to the report.
However, “we are seeing an elevated share of repeat foreclosures on homeowners who fell into default several years ago but have not been able to avoid foreclosure despite the housing recovery,” Blomquist says.
Nationwide, one in every 1,723 housing units had a foreclosure filing in April.
The metro areas with populations of at least 200,000 that had the highest foreclosure rates in April were Atlantic City, N.J. (one in every 237 housing units); Fayetteville, N.C. (one in every 615); Trenton, N.J. (one in every 620); Rockford, Ill. (one in every 668); and Philadelphia (one in every 733)
Jim Roberts Realty offers land for sale, Jackson County Florida from lots to large acreage. We offer row crop farms, pasture land, timber tracts, recreational tracts and home sites. We offer waterfront properties or properties with ponds, lakes, creeks or rivers on the property. Our prices per acre are very competitive with the market and in most cases much cheaper.
Jackson County Florida is a great rural community located in the Northwest Florida Panhandle between Florida’s state line and the Gulf of Mexico. We have homes for sale in Jackson County Florida. Jackson County is the home of numerous crystal clear springs ranging from Magnitude One Springs and smaller. We have plenty of lakes along with some of the best water quality available. Bounded on the East by 38,000 acre Lake Seminole and the Apalachicola River, and bisected through the center of the county by the historic Chipola river, Jackson County Florida does not lack for scenery. The Chipola River is my personal favorite water source for good fishing, good hunting, diving and snorkeling where you can find pre historic sharks teeth, Indian artifacts and Civil War artifacts. There are numerous Spring Fed creeks that flow to the Chipola River.
Other activities of interest might be one of the areas 3 golf courses, bowling, sports (college & high school), canoeing, water skiing, and bird watching along with cultural events such as performances by Symphony Orchestras, plays, etc. at Chipola College.
We have a rural community full of good neighbors. I challenge you to find better people than what you would find in the Panhandle area of Florida. Owning real estate or a home here is a life altering investment in property, new friends, and a great way of life. A great inventory of available homes and property await you.
If you are raising a family, what better environment could you ask for? Schools and classes are still small enough for teachers to provide one on one educational support, and if problems arise, superintendents and principals are just a phone call away.
If Medical services are of interest to you, we have a great local hospital with highly qualified doctors and staff, who are the same people you pass on the local streets every day. Our hospital is constantly advancing in various specialty fields and modern medicine.
Let our team of realtors introduce you to your new home, property, new friends, and show you why we make this our home as well. Search the MLS for homes, land and other properties in beautiful Jackson County Floirda
As predicted the Residential Real Estate market in Marianna Florida has picked up over the years and now we are seeing where the supply and demand is leveling out, more so in lower price ranges.
Marianna is the perfect place for doctors and other professionals to have a satellite or expansion office. We have a Doctors office for sale that use to house 2 doctors with a common receptionist and reception area. Located all around medical and retirement facilities. Check out MLS # 658007.
Congratulations to the Johnson Family on the purchase of their new home in Marianna Florida
Have you noticed our new signs all over the Chipola area? We even changed the large street sign in front of our building and have bright new awning that really catches your eye.
If you happen to be from another part of the state looking to purchase in our area, you may feel more comfortable knowing that this is also US Hwy 90 as it passes through our town. No matter which name you give the street, it will be easy to spot our updated red and yellow sign and awnings on our building!
We are in the same location we have been for many years and Robby Roberts and his great team are ready to help you. Stop in and say ‘Hello’ and let us know what you think of our new look.