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Update on 220 Riverside: Lots of Progress!

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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!

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Jacksonville’s Coast Getting Ready for some Loud Testing

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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.

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For Renters, The Time for Property Sales is NOW

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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.

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First Coast Jobs Looking Good for Property Sales in Jacksonville

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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.

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Property Sales Heat Up for Gaming Centers in Jacksonville

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It was about a year ago that the city of Jacksonville started enforcing legislation to limit the presence of gaming centers in the First Coast. These gaming centers include internet cafes and other similar establishments that feature wifi and have computer games set up for people to enjoy. The city started to crack down on these centers last year after realizations that these internet cafes are actually hot beds for gambling, something that is both illegal and greatly frowned upon throughout the State of Florida.

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Slow Down, Jacksonville!

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If you’ve been paying attention to what is going on along our roadways, then you may have noticed the installation of stop light cameras throughout Jacksonville. The cameras were installed several months ago, but haven’t been used as of yet. Now, the Jacksonville Police Department has announced that the camera’s will be turned on and enforced starting in the very near future. That means that starting soon, if you run a red light you’ll have to be ready to pay the fine—whether there is a law enforcement official to catch you in the act immediately or not.

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Good News for your Caffeine Kick!

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Starbucks has launched a new specialty line of “reserve” coffees, and the Riverside Starbucks in Jacksonville is one of only two store locations in the city to offer the specialty blends in store. The other location is in Ponte Vedra. For those who have purchase property sales or who live under rental property management in Jacksonville’s Riverside, this is exciting news.

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For New Property Management Project: It’s like Riding a Bike

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Jacksonville has long had a poor reputation when it comes to sustainable transportation. Ranked the least pedestrian-friendly city in the United States, the First Coast may have been the original city in the United States, but it has certainly fallen behind in terms of ease of commute. Thanks to the vast space between our different neighborhoods and the highway system that connects each pocket of Jacksonville to another area, biking and walking around town isn’t always that easy.

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Cold Weather Chills Jacksonville Property Sales

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The past couple of months have been some of the coldest on record. All throughout Jacksonville we’ve seen plants freezing over, frozen puddles in the roads and have felt the wind chill drop into single digits. Weather like this can make us all want to huddle inside of the house and sit next to the closest space heater. So, it may not be a surprise that excessively cold weather leads to a temporary halt in property sales.

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Will tolls impact your commute?

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There are a lot of things people look for in a new home. Some of the most common factors include a large bathroom, a certain number of bedrooms or a fenced in yard. But whether you are looking at property sales in Jacksonville or are hoping to take advantage of some of the great rental prices on properties through rental property management, there is one factor that just about everyone considers: your commute.

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A New Year, A New City, A New Home?

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As we wrap up 2013 it is nice to have a brief look back at the many changes that this year has brought us, and the many exciting things we have to look forward to in 2014. For the past year we’ve been thinking constantly about property sales and rental property management opportunities to help you find the perfect home possible, but when we take a step back we realize that there are a lot of features to our community that we actually love, and it is great to look back and think about those things too, separate from the property sales and other real estate news.

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Organizers Already Gearing up for Another Year of One Spark!

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In early 2013, thousands of people piled into downtown Jacksonville in a way that has not been seen in many years. The SkyWay had more users on a daily basis for the space of one week than it sees in a month. Downtown restaurants and bars saw a huge burst in businesses and people were just spending extra time enjoying the downtown atmosphere. All of this was done while non-profits and members of hardworking small companies benefited from contributions and support.

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Much Ado about Downtown Jacksonville: Property Sales Worth Talking About

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There is a lot going on in downtown Jacksonville, perhaps more than there has been in quite some time. Downtown Jacksonville is home to many of empty warehouses and half-finished condominiums, and many have looked at the downtown area as a place that is past its prime. However, there is a deep love for downtown and a need for a thriving center to our sprawling city, and this is why groups of developers are now taking chances and investing in our downtown area.

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More Plans for Downtown Jacksonville

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Take a walk down Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville and you’ll see a lot that wasn’t there 10 years ago. Even so, if you like the look of it now, take a picture, because more changes are coming to even this recently updated area of town. This is good news for those hoping to find property sales in Jacksonville’s downtown area, as there is yet another plan for new residential homes coming into the area.

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More Construction coming to Riverside and 5 Points

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If you thought the construction underway on Riverside Avenue was enough, then just wait. More construction is on its way into the Riverside and 5 Points area, except this construction is not in an effort to bring more property sales to Jacksonville. Instead, the upcoming construction project is planned entirely to accommodate the many property sales that have taken place in the historic areas of Jacksonville in recent years.

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Jacksonville Ranked in National Real Estate Report

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The Urban Land Institute is a Florida-based nonprofit organization that works towards creating and sustaining thriving communities across the world. The group works in partnership with real estate firms across the world to build and support neighborhoods and other community initiatives. Every year, the Urban Land Institute puts out a report concerning emerging trends in the real estate market. The report is partially sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the second largest professional service firm worldwide.

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Student Loan Debt and Property Sales

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The level of student debt in the United States is quickly growing out of control. There are more than a dozen higher education institutions in Jacksonville alone, and thousands of students at each of these schools are taking out loans to pay for their degree. Without the loans, the students may not be able to afford to go to school at all. Without a degree, it becomes more challenging to find a job and pay your bills, and this can make affording property sales pretty difficult.

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Prices of Property Sales Expected to Keep Rising

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No one can predict the future, but that doesn’t stop people from making predictions of what they feel may happen in the upcoming years. Property sales are one topic that is always open for conjecture. Will prices go up or down in the next 12 months, five years or ten years? Who is interested in purchasing property right now? Who is the next big property buying demographic?

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Jacksonville School to Get a New Name

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Nathan Bedford Forrest High School is located on the Westside of Jacksonville. It has been home to classes and learning for more than 50 years, marking it as one of Jacksonville’s older learning institutions. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the name of the high school is considered rather offensive to many individuals, which creates a problematic situation for teachers, school officials and even students.

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Property Sales that will Melt your Electric Bill

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One hundred years ago, having electricity in your home was something special. Only a few families could light their homes after dark with the flip of a switch. Over the past century, the role of electricity in our lives has changed incredibly. Now, it is about impossible to not have electricity in your home—especially in Florida. And with the luxury of around the clock lights and temperate air in your home comes a monthly bill that is often rather steep.

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Properties Worth Pinning

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Social media has infiltrated almost every aspect of our lives. From the way we spend our downtime to how we keep up with relatives, a lot has changed over the past several decades. So, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the way we are looking at property sales and rental opportunities around Jacksonville are changing too.

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Changes Coming to Short Property Sales

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Short property sales in Jacksonville, or short sales as they are better known, are now a whole lot shorter than they were before. New regulations from Freddie Mac are expediting the short sale process on many homes in Jacksonville. These new stipulations went into effect in the end of 2012 and are helping many people transition faster through the stages of purchasing a short sale.

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Big Plans for 220 Riverside are in the Works

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Construction started some time ago for the major complex and community center that will be located on Riverside Avenue just outside of the Brooklyn neighborhood. 220 Riverside is a massive project, one that will create new living space, retail space, restaurants and bring residents from all around Riverside and Avondale together for events of all sorts.

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Fall Fun Comes to Jacksonville

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The First Coast communities sure know how to do it up this time of year. Thanks to the great historical nature of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities, Halloween can be a lot of fun in town. It seems like every neighborhood offers some sort of activity. Between haunted grave yard tours led by old-timey actors and family festivals that celebrate all there is about fall, there are events in town for people of all ages.

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Affordable Property Sales in Jacksonville

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Jacksonville has a lot in common with New York City. To start, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Jacksonville shares its name with one of the most famed Burroughs of New York City. In Jacksonville, the Brooklyn neighborhood sits just between Riverside and the downtown area—very close to where the new 220 Riverside project is being developed.

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Fishweir Creek coming to Avondale

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Plans are in the works for the development of a $40 million dollar project in Avondale called Fishweir Creek, but they are not moving forward without a bit of a struggle. The project is for a mixed-usage property that would include more than 350 apartments and at least 42,000 sq. footage of retail space.

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