Lois Jost of AINCAR Update the Club
The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club recently enjoyed a presentation by Lois Jost, 2014 president of the Amelia Island-Nassau County Association of Realtors (AINCAR.) Jost, who is also a Realtor-Broker with Sea Horse Properties, said the real estate market in Nassau County has begun to improve with an increase of 30 percent in closings, a 6.2 percent rise in the average sale price of homes and a reduction in home foreclosures. She said the inventory of homes in the $150,000 to $250,000 range is so low that many moderately priced homes on the market are receiving multiple offers. The median sale price of $274,000 for homes in some areas of Nassau County exceeds the $175,000 sales price in other areas in the Jacksonville MSA. Jost said AINCAR, which currently has some 336 active Realtor members and 67 associate members, is about more than just selling homes. The association hosts the annual Amelia Island Home and Patio show to raise money for local charities and members also give their time for beach cleanup, building wheelchair ramps, supporting Special Olympics and working with the Journey Church on its Blessings in a Back Pack program to provide food for children in need.