Shelley Trela

Broker Associate

My Blog

After the Hurricane

11/21/2016

It takes a Village to save a small historic town after a major hurricane.  Hurricane Matthew was a devastating blow to home owners who owned or rented homes near the river that were built with an out of date building code, more specifically speaking the first floor elevation of 8'.  Nature dealt such a severe blow due to its' arrival time, it was high tide and the waxing toward a full moon increased its' severity.  The flooding of homes and businesses was due to the surge of the river.  There were 4' of water in some homes here and over 550,000 cu. ft. of debris occurred in the areas of Davis Shores, Treasure beach and other neighborhoods adjacent to the river that were built before 1990.  Here is a video from a local representative from his FB page.  Click here to see debris and click here for flooding in the historic district.

I have always instructed all my buyers over my 23 years as a Realtor here to buy Flood insurance, especially in low lying areas and on Anastasia island.  FEMA has been here and in some cases, home owners have learned that it could take many months to be reimbursed and few home owners have the deductable needed to be paid to begin the work. It will be at least February before most of the residents will have their homes ready to move back in and continue with life.

The City and County worked together with local churches and private citizens to help those in need of food, clothing, temporary housing and to remove water sogged possessions and sheetrock, etc to the curb. As of today, 5 weeks later, the debris is gone from the curb, houses are being repaired and the community has become more united.

The Nights of Lights was joyous event in the past but this year, it was so much more.  Residents came out to share the joy of the season and for every one, it was an uplifting evening for all.  We needed it. Here is my favorite night of the year. Click here.

Have a lovely peace filled holiday.  My kind regards always, ~Shelley

17 Times St Augustine left you speechless.

3/15/2016

http://theodysseyonline.com/flagler-college/17-times-st-augustine-left-you-speechless/340201

 

I saw this link on Facebook today and thought how often I think of all these 17 sites and better yet, when I am experiencing all these gorgeous moments in St. Augustine.

I can honestly say that I thank St Augustine for being what it is every day.  Beautiful landscapes, rising sun each morning over my ocean and sunsets over my river view, driving downtown in the early hours or late at night, when the historic district is quiet, silent even for the exception of the waves from the inlet or birds chirping in the morning and finally, the people.  Such open friendly faces that smile and say hello!  I love my St Augustine.

To see the link above, you will have to copy and paste it to your browser.

Village of Vilano

11/22/2015

St. Augustine's Village of Villano's ocean front and intracoastal front community has it all! This makes this community very popular.  When a listing of a home comes on the market, buyers with an interest know it is now or wait for another.  It is not a seller's market yet, but that time is coming especially today when supply is at an all time low.  

Thankful to the internet and the fact that I am a Buyers agent, or a single agent, my customers benefit from my experience and advice.  A traditional transaction agent can not legally give advice!  They have customers and I have clients!

I am presently marketing to the owners in this community in the hopes that I will find one home for a very good client!

If you have a particular wish for a neighborhood, let me know and I will pursue one for you and I will register your wish lists on my site on your Property watch link so you will not miss a "just listed" property.

Click here to to see why this community is so very popular!

New 55+ community in St Augustine

9/8/2015

Just a Heads up… The Villages of Seloy has become one of my company's newest listings, new ownership, new contractor, and new marketing.  The first phase will have 40 units and 16 of those units will be ready for sale over the next 45 days.

They are duplex and 4 plex units.  The square foot range are 1500 to 1876 sqft.  The prices begin at $250,000 for a base unit and this is a very nicely done development.  The clubhouse and pool are completed in this upscale gated community.

Located on SR 16 and convenient to I 95.  The link is planned for release by months end.  I will place it on my blog, on my website and in my monthly newsletter when released.  I do feel that these will go very quickly due to the great need in St Augustine.

Please feel free to call or email me so we can arrange a visit

 

The 450th Celebration was simply perfect!

9/8/2015

The Facebook page for the updates:  https://www.facebook.com/450th?fref=ts

This is such a complete collection of videos and events.  In case you were not here and would like to see what was happening all over our Oldest city, this is where you need to go.  I was impressed and very thank filled to live here and have it all go with out a hitch!

 

The 450th celebration is almost here…count down begins

8/27/2015

I could go on and on about the events planned, but Old City Life Magazine does a much better job!  Here is the link.

Click here.

St Augustine

8/13/2015

It seems that weekly our beautiful town is making headlines across the world.

Here are 2 sites that you may be interested in viewing.

Most gorgeous photos of St Augustine

Here is the events page for the weekend long celebration of our 450th birthday update.

Events planned for the 450th birthday of St Augustine

 

Hotels and motels and Airbandb.com are being booked now, many no vacancies are being posted on line for these dates…Just an FYI!

 

The 450th Obelisks' and Compassion

7/29/2015

There are many events in St Augustine during the first weekend of September to celebrate our 450th.

The Compassion project involves Obelisks which are designed by local artist and will be placed throughout town during that weekend for all to view.

I thought it might be good to post some of the Utube videos for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHce4Ud3xV8

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsR0vfDFtns

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NhVV2pgq9g

 

They are only under 7 minutes each and I think they are well worth the time.  Enjoy.

St Augustine just keeps getting better

7/21/2015

When I have gone to cities like Portland OR and Tamp Fl, I love the food trucks. It seems that all the young 20 and 30 somethings are gravitating to this new and fun concept.  I have been introduced to the Food truck by both my children, who are 28 and 30 years respectively. I love it.  Well today on Totally St Augustine, Renee posted a link on the Facebook page which revealed how many we have now, their fare and locations.  I have been to all but 2!  I love this concept.  The food is very good and of course, I have 2 favorites. So here is the link: Enjoy.  Click here:  Food trucks in St Augustine

 

My latest listing…at the beach!

4/22/2015

Just listed yesterday.  I listed a beautifully decorated 2/2 condo in Ocean Villas and it comes with a healthy seasonal rental history, updated and situated on the well cared for ocean front development of Ocean Villas.  Ocean Villas is located in St Augustine beach.  This beach is known for its soft silky white sand.  The surrounding business cater to all; great modestly seafood restaurants, beach bars, fishing pier, cute shops for beach wear and trinkets.  

Here is the link. Click here.

Call me if you wish to see it.  It will be open from 10:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, May 2.

Page:  of 000  |