When my wife and I bought our house in Jacksonville, Florida, we didn’t know much about the area.
We found a nice house on the westside of Jacksonville and we moved from North Carolina.
Our house in Jacksonville was only a few miles away from shopping, restaurants, bars, and downtown. I was very happy with the purchase until 5 years ago when the rate of crimes began to increase. When a house in my neighborhood was burglarized and the owner was shot, I knew it was time for my wife and I to get out of Jacksonville and move somewhere safer. We put our house on the market and we did not have a lot of offers. We had a couple of low ball offers, but we weren’t ready to give away the house for free. My wife got a phone call a couple of weeks after we put the house on the market and it was from a Jacksonville real estate buyer. The buyer wanted to make us a cash offer on the house. The buyer was willing to make a cash offer that was reasonable, so my wife and I entertained the idea of taking the cash offer. We told the real estate buyer that we needed 10% more and he agreed to raise the offer. When the buyer agreed to the cash offer, we sold the house very fast. It took about two week’s time to get the money and we worked very hard to get everything out of the house during that time. The process was painless and very fast.