Davidson Realty, Inc. and Realtor Shelley Nemethy are preparing to launch a World Golf Speaker Series to provide real estate related information to all WGV residents (and future residents)!

Each quarterly event will be held at Davidson’s headquarters in World Golf Village and include a featured speaker and refreshments provided by Bank of England.

The dates the 2017 World Golf Speaker Series are as follows:
Tuesday, March 7 (6-7 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 6 (6-7 p.m.)
Tuesday, September 5 (6-7 p.m.)

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Sep
 
21
 

New construction is booming throughout Northeast Florida and has left buyers with an important decision to make: buy a new home or a previously owned home. We recently sat down with Bank of England Production Manager Troy Silhan for tips to help homebuyers understand the differences in the buying process and how to avoid issues.

According to Troy, the buying process is essentially the same from pre-approval through closing, but there are a few distinctions. His advice is to follow a few simple guidelines: determine your priorities early, utilize a Realtor’s expertise and thoroughly understand the contract.

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Attention neighborhood Realtors! Davidson Realty is hosting a Realtor training on Thursday, June 23rd from 4 to 5:30 pm to help agents better understand TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule). The presentation will take place at Davidson’s World Golf Village office, located at 100 East Town Place, St. Augustine 32092, and focus on crucial changes affecting Realtors and their customers.

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May
 
31
 

If you’ve ever applied for a mortgage, you undoubtedly asked a lot of questions. Troy Silhan knows all too well that answering borrower questions is vital to an open, productive lending process. And as Bank of England Mortgage Production Manager and Davidson Realty’s resident mortgage expert, he has the answers.

“Because of ever changing lending regulations, market adjustments and so on, it’s not uncommon for borrowers to have a long list of questions – even those who have purchased several homes,” said Troy. “This is a big investment, so it is important to understand each step throughout.”

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If you’re like most first-time homebuyers you have a lot of questions about the home buying process and where to even start! This is the perfect chance for you to get your questions answered and gain insight from industry professionals in a no-pressure environment. Davidson Realty Agent Terri Apodaca and Bank of England Production Manager Troy Silhan are hosting a seminar for you tomorrow, May 7th, at Davidson Realty’s World Golf Village headquarters (100 E Town Place, 32092).

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Apr
 
26
 

I recently caught up with Troy Silhan, Production Manager and resident mortgage expert for Bank of England. He works with many local homeowners and was happy to provide major tips on what NOT to do before and during the loan process. The obvious list of problems to avoid includes pay your bills on time, save for a down payment, and so on. Here are some tips you might not have thought of:

1. DON’T change your name.
Regardless of the occasion (marriage or divorce), make sure not to change your surname when applying for a mortgage. As Troy says, “If you applied for a mortgage as Ms. Jones, then became Mrs. Smith, there is additional paperwork and things to do to make sure you are, in fact, one in the same person.” Your loan officer can let you know when you’re cleared to make the change!

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Almost 10 years ago, the U.S. housing market turned downward and many Americans lost their homes to foreclosure. As a result, these families moved to rental homes, apartments and condos, waiting for the right time to buy again.

Now that the market has recovered, “boomerang buyers” as they’re called, are returning to the market ready to jump back in. However, many others still don’t know if they’re financially ready.

Bank of England Production Manager Troy Silhan recently explained how boomerang buyers can know when they’re ready, as well as what they can expect in this new market.

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Davidson Cares is back with their 2nd Annual Cooler & Cocktail Raffle and this year they are putting their support behind the boys at St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS)! SAYS provides a safe, therapeutic home for boys between 6 and 18 years old from throughout Florida who have suffered from physical or sexual abuse and/or severe neglect. Davidson Cares is teaming up with SAYS to help provide support for the boys’ everyday needs, as well as help fund construction of a new building for the older boys.

This year’s Engel Deep Blue Cooler includes 17 types of top-shelf liquors, as well as a variety of cocktail party favors. Bottles include Bombay Sapphire Gin, Beefeater Gin, Jagermeister, Tanqueray Gin, Grey Goose Vodka, Belvedere Vodka, Gentlemen Jack Whiskey, Patron Silver Tequila, Mocambo 20 Year Rum, Crown Royal Special Reserve, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel Whiskey, Don Julio Anejo 70th Anniversary Tequila and 2001 Glenrothes Scotch. Ticket prices are one ticket for $10, six tickets for $50 and 15 tickets for $100. All proceeds benefit SAYS.

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Thank you so much to all of our World Golf Village neighbors, parents and friends for helping to raise over $5,000 for our schools at this year’s Davidson Cares’ Novemberfest Fundraiser! This year’s event was better than ever with live music by Terribly Fantastic, an incredible taco bar, delicious craft beers, delectable wines, and over 45 raffle/silent auction items. All money raised will be donated to Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Nease High School.

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Davidson Cares, the corporate giving program of Davidson Realty, Inc., is thrilled to welcome its newest Title Sponsors for the 2014-2015 school year! This year’s title sponsors include MOJO Old City BBQ, Bank of England, Heekin Law and the Jacksonville branch of Charles Schwab. Title sponsors are those at the $2,000 giving level and are featured prominently in Davidson Cares’ marketing and advertising collateral and media outreach.

Says Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “We would like to thank each of our sponsors for supporting our mission to provide grants that help local schools get what they need for their classrooms. We are all excited to have another great year for Davidson Cares.”

The non-profit organization is entering its third year offering support to local schools in the World Golf Village area, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. During the 2013-2014 school year Davidson Cares raised more than $20,000 for schools to help purchase books and updated technology as well as fund important programs.

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