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Have you found yourself asking this question yet? If so, great! Because we have the answer for you! The 4th of July is a spectacular holiday to spend with friends and family, and the city of Jacksonville has all the equipment ready for you to paint the first coast red, white and blue. So, take a break from searching out residential property management in the Jacksonville, Florida area and have some fun this weekend. It isn’t every year that the 4th of July prompts a 3 day weekend, so have some fun!
Unity Plaza and 220 Riverside have been the talk of the town for the past several months, and as the buildings are finished the talk about this community development is nowhere close to over. Unity Plaza has gone from being a figure of our imaginations to something that is very close to tangible, and along with this massive transformation comes something that makes the future of Unity Plaza look a bit more real and unique—a brand new logo.
What type of backsplash is best for your home? When you turn on the TV and watch home decoration shows you see all sorts of crazy and impeccable home designs. But let’s be honest! How many of those decorations are actually practical for everyday life? Immaculate couches, tile floors, bleached-white cabinets—so many of these ideal design ideas are actually a nightmare when it comes to living in the space day after day.
If you are on the search for a new home in Jacksonville, or residential property management opportunities in Jacksonville, then a staycation may be perfect for you.
What are your kids doing with their summer vacation? If you have an internet connection and an ambitious child, then you have all the tools needed to take advantage of a new startup out of Jacksonville called KidEntrepreneur.biz. This is a website that is dedicated to helping children and adolescents build the tools necessary to become successful in business early on in life.
If you have been sitting around waiting for the time to buy to get even better than it already was, then it is really time to stop waiting. Experts have been saying that “now” is the time to buy for the past year, and all signs indicate a recovering market that will only continue to improve over the next coming months. Yet, despite these indications the mortgage rates are continuing to fall, making “now” and even better time to buy then last year.
It is that time of year again: hurricane season. During this time of year a massive storm could be just around the corner. One day it is sunny and the sky is blue, and the next day we are heading warnings about 50 mph winds and rains that could flood our entire street. When you are searching for property sales in Jacksonville during this time of year, it is a good idea to take a few considerations into mind before making a purchase on your new home.
There are some people who really enjoy a good movie. We all have friends like this, who head out to the movies week after week to catch the latest blockbuster in the theaters. When we head out to trivia night, they are the ones who know the ins and outs of the movies and actors. And many of those movie lovers have a film or two that stays incredibly close to their heart. Sometimes, those films become worth their weight in gold—particularly when a fan turns a multi-million dollar mansion into a commemorative piece worth an Oscar on its own.
This week it was announced that the SEC will bring the women’s basketball tournament to Jacksonville in the spring of 2016. This is exciting news for the city of Jacksonville, who ever since the Super Bowl in 2000 has been making constant improvements to the sporting facilities and accommodations and has been bidding for other large sporting events to come to the First Coast.
Recently, the United States Census Bureau released the population estimates for the nation’s largest cities, and it would appear that Jacksonville is getting passed in the population department by a good handful of towns and cities across the country. The reason for this may be due to the many foreclosures in Jacksonville, which could have artificially reduced the population numbers for the First Coast over the past several years. However, with as many property sales in Jacksonville as there are, we can expect our city to continue to grow and to regain its former population level in no time at all.
Michael J. Fox will be among the speakers at a Florida Forum that will benefit the Wolfson Children’s Hospital this coming October. He is one of the biggest names on the list of speakers, and one of the most anticipated as well. Since his very public diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease years ago Michael J. Fox has been in the media periodically making speeches about medical research and funding for uncured diseases.
Downtown Jacksonville is known for having vacancies at this point in the First Coast’s history, but there are certain parts of Jacksonville that are more vacant than others. On the riverfront of downtown there is an old shipyard that is out of use.
Property sales in Jacksonville are looking strong as we head into the summer season, but not all the news coming out of Jacksonville is looking as great. Of course—it all depends on the way you look at it. Several years ago Jacksonville was considered the worst city in the country for pedestrians. As of this week, those rankings are out again and Jacksonville has improved—at least in the rankings.
Property sales in Jacksonville are booming. The First Coast is filled with opportunity for investment property income, and the neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale are especially great for rental property opportunities. However, there are some features that could really bring Jacksonville’s real estate market into boom-mode.
Following One Spark, there are a lot of people who have their attention turned to the urban core at the moment. This is an exciting time for downtown Jacksonville, especially in regards to real estate development and property sales. There are a decent amount of improvement projects that are underway at the moment, and this is exciting news. New projects means new opportunities for the development and growth of downtown, which has earned a special place in our hearts, as it is the heart of the First Coast.
Jacksonville is looked at as one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now, winning the title of the foreclosure capital of the entire United States. But what does this mean for the average Jacksonville resident who is hoping to get into the housing market? It is actually great news! Foreclosures are an absolute wonderful way for first time home buyers to enter the housing market, and it means that you can get a fantastic property sale in Jacksonville for a low-price—something you can’t get in too many cities around the country.
What do an animal shelter and Traditions Realty have in common? A good amount, if you really think about it. We are in the business of finding people homes, and…
One Spark may be over, but the dust could hardly settle before our Jacksonville community was heading back downtown to celebrate another fun experience. As you search for property sales…
Have you seen the signs around town? The Spring tour of homes is here! Now is your chance to have a look at the biggest and best properties in Jacksonville, including those which aren’t for sale—so aren’t as easy to have a look at just any day of the week.
Whether you are on the lookout for property sales in Jacksonville or not, the spring tour of homes is an event you won’t want to miss.
Don’t be surprised if your new property sale in Jacksonville gets a visit from an Amazon delivery drone next year. That is, if Amazon’s plans are able to move forward as currently planned. The multi-billion dollar online company announced at the end of last year that they are indeed experimenting with drones, and what is more, Jacksonville is going to be one of their test markets.
Jacksonville is a large city–the largest in the country when you measure by square footage. This means that there are a lot of people who live in Jacksonville, and when you put a lot of people in one area, then you are more likely to see higher crime rates.
Whether you recently purchased a traditional property sale in Jacksonville or have invested in a Florida foreclosure, there is one thing that you are likely going to encounter—home repairs. Even the most fixed up model home is hiding a few scratches and dents somewhere within the couple hundred square feet of living space. After spending a great deal of money on your home while purchasing your property sale or foreclosure, the last thing you will want to do is contact a contractor when the smallest things go wrong. But that doesn’t mean you are up for ignoring the blemishes as they make themselves known.
What’s for dinner tonight? This is something that most of us ask each other just about every day of the week, and more often than we may prefer, the answer usually comes from a take-out menu or drive-thru window. Life gets busy, and that makes it incredibly difficult to find a chance to learn new recipes and cook a healthy dinner for your family. However, the lack of time to prepare a fresh dinner doesn’t mean that your family is left with burgers, fries and pizza, yet again.
For years we have heard a lot of talk about how great of a market it is right now
for buyers. This is still true, but slowly and surely the market is making leaps and
bounds. With every month that passes by we hear about how property sales in
Jacksonville are getting more and more expensive. A lot of people are unsure as to how fast prices will continue to rise over the next several months and even over the next couple of years.
If you are looking for property sales in Jacksonville, then you’ve probably realized the level of competition in the housing market on the first coast. Jacksonville is the foreclosure capital of the world, but if you want to get one, you better be ready to move–and fast.
Riverside is officially one of Jacksonville’s most sought after neighborhoods to buy property sales, and not everyone who is buying is looking to live in the unique historic district.
According to housing experts, home prices in Riverside are expected to increase by as much as 8 percent over the course of 2014. This is a hefty increase, especially in relation to housing prices in other areas of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville is by no means a small town. In fact, by square footage alone our first coast ranks as the largest city in the whole country. Yet, there is still so much about jacksonville that preserves that small town feel. The few choices in fine night – life establishments downtown make that easy to see.
However, believe it or not, this is not the way jacksonville used to be. There is a rich history of fun places to spend your free moments across the first coast, and now there is a new bar in town to celebrate part of that history.
If you are looking for property sales in Jacksonville, then you have probably already been to the bank to talk about mortgage rates. If you haven’t, then we suggest you make your way over there stat and see what you can get. Why? Because right now mortgage rates are consistently low, and consistency isn’t something that is always said of mortgage rates.
There is an age old question that many people ask themselves at least once a year. Is it time to renew my lease and spend another year under the laws of rental property management in Jacksonville, or is it finally time to start searching for property sales in Jacksonville. It seems like every time you open a newspaper or web browser you are bombarded with information about why it is so beneficial to buy. The mortgage interest rates are low, the housing prices are low, there are plenty of foreclosures and investment property opportunities available right now for the average buyer.
It’s not a joke –buying a house can get stressful. As you go around from neighborhood to neighborhood comparing property sales in Jacksonville, you may quickly grow more in the mood to start pulling your own hair out than to inspect the size of another bedroom. And of course, looking at property sales in Jacksonville is just the start of the fun. Once you find a house you get to pack up all of your belongings and move!
All across the world, people are drawn to historic communities so that they can live a bit of their own history. This is just as true in the United States as it is in the older parts of Europe. People gravitate towards the old Victorian style mansions and plantation homes in the New England and Southern areas, respectively. However, despite how grand and old any of those communities are, none hold the distinction of being the oldest in America. That privilege belongs to the First Coast of Florida—including St. Augustine and Jacksonville.
Here is your warning, Jacksonville! Next week is the start of MARCH! Yes! MARCH! That means that your deadline to file your taxes is fast approaching. The good news is that filing your taxes after buying a house can actually mean extra money in your pocket. A property sale in Jacksonville is something that you need to report on your taxes.
Life under the bridge hasn’t been as lively over the past couple of months as the Riverside Arts Market took their annual break from the festivities of RAM and left us with the weekly skeleton of a show that is winter RAM. While there have been a few fun events this winter, they haven’t compared to the hustle and bustle that is the Riverside Arts Market.
One of the advantages of buying a property sale in Jacksonville or finding rental property management in Riverside or Avondale is being within walking distance of this fun market!
Take a drive down Riverside Avenue and you’ll be blown away by the progress that is happening at 220 Riverside!
The basic foundation of the building is up and we are starting to see some of the fabulous details that we’ve seen advertised in the conceptual images they’ve put out for us to enjoy. All appearances would say that the entire plaza will be absolutely ready to go by their projected Labor Day deadline.
This is fascinating news for us here in Riverside as we are anxiously awaiting the opening of this center. Now that we can see the construction moving along so well, we want to know who is going to be there!
Off shore drilling has been a hot topic throughout the State of Florida, especially in recent years as oil and tar continues to wash up across the Gulf Coast following the devastating BP spill from several years ago. Thankfully, however, Jacksonville hasn’t been the topic of much of that conversation. Here on the First Coast, we haven’t been living under a threat of having oil rigs installed just off our shore line. As we head out to our beaches we don’t have to think about seeing workers drilling within eyeshot of our sand castles. Instead, we can go to the beach and enjoy the clear waters filled with Mantas and Dolphins. In a lot of ways, the First Coast has been lucky as far as Florida’s Beaches go.
Over the past two years we’ve been tracking the shift in attitude between buying and renting homes, and have witnessed firsthand the trend among many renters to look into buying a home rather than renew their lease for another year.
Well, this trend is hotter than ever—and for good reasons. Following the mortgage and housing crisis of several years ago the government set up several first time home buyer programs that are there to help current renters move into homes of their own in an affordable manner.
There are a few things in our lives that tie us all together. Our community is one of them, which is why we look at so many of the fun activities that happen across the First Coast. Another element of our lives that always seems to pull us together is the job market in the area where we live. Luckily for Jacksonville, the job market has been looking good as of late. This is great news for many people who are hoping to purchase a home. Following the housing crisis of several years ago, steady income is paramount to getting a good mortgage rate and getting approval on the home of your dreams.