Many bids, higher prices are part of Jacksonville’s hot housing market

Nathan Law

How much do people want to buy homes in Jacksonville? Dee Bumbarger talks about a cute duplex that went on the market last month in Baymeadows. She couldn’t get an appointment to see the place until the second day it was for sale, and the veteran Realtor had to file […]

Realtor Diana Galavis with Watson Realty visits one of her company's home listings off Southside Boulevard in the Baymeadows area.

How much do people want to buy homes in Jacksonville?

Dee Bumbarger talks about a cute duplex that went on the market last month in Baymeadows. She couldn’t get an appointment to see the place until the second day it was for sale, and the veteran Realtor had to file a bid by 6 p.m. to even be considered.

There were 35 offers, and the winning bidder offered close to 10 percent above the asking price.

“We’re seeing that on anything that’s priced correctly,” Bumbarger said.

Northeast Florida’s housing market, which stayed vigorous when hundreds of people per day were being diagnosed with COVID-19 last year, is having a moment as fear of the pandemic is fading in people’s memories.

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