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Historic Walkable Jacksonville Neighborhoods

By | Traditions Property Blog

Jacksonville has long received a decent bit of criticism over the cities lack of pedestrian friendly resources, but this is starting to change. As a whole, Jacksonville is an incredibly large city. In fact, this is the largest geographic city in the entire country, spanning from coastal communities to rural areas on the far west side of the county. Jacksonville also has a rich history, sitting just a few miles north of the Nations oldest city, St. Augustine.

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Reducing Allergens from your Home

By | Selling a Home, Traditions Property Blog

Spring is in the air, and here in Jacksonville that means there is plenty of pollen to go around. Pollen on our cars, in our yards and if you aren’t careful, it could be in your air ducts. The air ducts are the series of tubes that run through your home to push air into each room. They direct air from your HVAC system all throughout your house, helping to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, during the spring your air ducts can become subject to major build up of dust, danger, and debris of all sorts—including molecules of pollen.

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The Story Behind Historic Five Points

By | Traditions Property Blog

As you spend your time looking at property sales in Jacksonville, considering the investment opportunities of Florida foreclosures or evaluating the perks of rental property management in Jacksonville, you might come across a very busy intersection in the heart of the Riverside and Avondale district that will snap you right out of your day dream and leave a big question mark in the middle of your mind. This is historic five points, a beloved spot for Jacksonville locals and a traffic nightmare for those who are new in town.

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Jacksonville Parks: Something For Everyone

By | Traditions Property Blog

There are a lot of fun facts about Jacksonville. We are along the First Coast, meaning that our beaches and waterways are some of the oldest to be traversed by Americans and European travelers. We are also the largest city in the entire country by land mass, and come in 13th in the ranking of the most populated cities in the United States. However, one fact that many people do not know about Jacksonville is that we are the leading city in the entire country by park space.

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Farmers Markets in Jacksonville

By | Traditions Property Blog

Across the nation, farmers markets are growing in popularity. This is evident through the rise of television shows and magazine articles–and in some cases even magazines– that all focus exclusively on shopping local and cooking organic. If you have a look at the supermarket, you may not be too surprised at this trend. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are everywhere. This is a type of plant that is conditioned to grow a certain way, meaning that it will be more colorful, larger or even pest resistant.

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Getting to Know Jacksonville: The St. Johns River Ferry

By | Traditions Property Blog

The St. Johns River Ferry runs every 30 minutes between 6am and 7pm to connect Mayport and Ft. George Island. On weekends the ferry is open even later, shuffling residents across the river until just past 8pm in the evening.
The ferry itself is a staple of Jacksonville; dating back decades as a method of helping Jacksonville residents get across town. It is currently operated by the city of Jacksonville and is free to use by any residents who wish to cross the river.

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What’s Happening in Jacksonville on the 4th of July?

By | Traditions Property Blog

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!

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Residential Property Management and Unity Plaza

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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Top Kitchen Styles for Jacksonville Homes

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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New Business Website is Keeping Kids Busy

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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Hurricanes in Season: Property Sales 101

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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Movies Gone Real Estate

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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Women’s SEC Basketball Coming to Jacksonville

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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Property Sales and Population: By the Numbers!

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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Jacksonville Speaker Series Goes Back to the Future

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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As Property Sales Rise, Pedestrians Still Take Caution

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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