Nocatee offers the choice of buying a home in Duval or St. Johns County, FL…which is right for you?
Approximately 15% of Nocatee home sites are/will be in Duval County, not St. Johns County. It’s a fact that bears repeating, given we’ve heard of several new homeowners recently who were surprised to learn that their new address is actually in Duval County, not St. Johns (the lesson here is to always ask your agent or builder’s rep if you’re ever unsure about anything related to your home purchase).
So, why would you choose a home in one county over the other in Nocatee? Well, it’s your call, but here are a few things home buyers might consider:
We can start by taking a look at how much you might pay for a home in Duval County vs. St. Johns County in Nocatee. Consider pricing year to date:
Avg. List Price YTD
Avg. Sale Price YTD
Data courtesy Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
Price, of course, must be viewed in context, as size, builder, finishes, lot size/location and many other factors will play a role. To help consider some of those aspects, take a look at available homes in each county:
Home buyers often cite schools as an important driver in the decision-making process. Here are a few links that can help you evaluate area schools:
For school quality information, visit GreatSchools.org.
How much you’ll pay in property taxes may also play a role in your decision-making process when buying a home. We could get totally geeky, and talk about actual millage rates for each county (Duval & St. Johns, but it’s much easier to use each county’s handy online tax estimators:
And don’t forget, if your Nocatee home will be your primary residence, you may qualify for a homestead exemption of up to $50,000 on the assessed value of your home, regardless of what county you reside in.
If you have questions about Nocatee, Florida homestead exemptions, or anything related to northeast Florida real estate, contact The Sandberg Team today. We’d be happy to help….