Jaxport is in the early stages of planning a port deepening project that would have implications for the entire First Coast area. The goal of the project is the deepen the river so that large cargo ships can safely pass underneath the Dames Point bridge, potentially bringing more business to Jacksonville in the way of port revenues.
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The campaign says it best. Here is what they have to say for themselves:
“Downtown is on fire is an initiative made by people who have a flame for downtown. Our goal is to provide the resources for residents to explore the heart of our city, and rediscover why downtown is Jacksonville’s original hot spot.”
Earlier this week a cargo ship crashed into the Matthew’s Bridge over the St Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville. This caused significant damage to the bridge, causing it to shut down in both directions. On the afternoon the bridge was hit, officials were reluctant to announce how long the Matthew’s Bridge would be out of commission. After several hours it was noted that the bridge would be closed for several days, and rumors began that the bridge would re-open the following Monday.
According to the 2012 census results, more and more Americans are opting to live by themselves. Whether a sign of economic times or a social trend of introversion, the growing rate of Americans who are choosing to go solo has an interesting impact on Jacksonville property sales.
Those who are interested in looking at property sales might be feeling a bit of relief right now. For the past five years, the housing market has been a stressful place to navigate. Between applying for mortgages, sorting through foreclosures and short sales and considering the endless other aspects of property sales in Jacksonville, a weak housing market has kept some people from searching for a new home. With signs pointing to normal, more people may finally start the property sale process—something that could potentially give the housing market another positive boost.
There are plenty of homeowners in Jacksonville who have been interested in selling their home for some time, but didn’t quite feel ready for it. A large reason for the hesitation is a lack of equity in one’s home. When you don’t have enough equity in your home, then selling becomes a problem.
There is a growing trend of property sales in Jacksonville and throughout Florida selling for cash, as opposed to the now-standard method of purchasing a home through a mortgage from a lender. After the trouble with the housing market over the past five years there are many people who are hesitant to contact a bank for a mortgage.
University recognition can do a lot for a city, encouraging people to move into town for jobs, academic pursuits and other interest in the University system. Jacksonville is home to several Universities, several of which are starting to gain recognition at a region and national level.
A strong University system is great for property sales. As the largest University in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida brings an influx of people every year, including students, families, professors and graduate students who need to find off-campus places to live as they focus on their studies.
Owning a home has long been a staple of the American dream. Buying a home offers a form of stability. Owning a property is associated with higher grades among children, and those who purchase and gain equity in a home are often able to secure more financial stability later in life.
If you have lived in Jacksonville for an extended amount of time, then you may remember voting for an amendment in 1987 that banned the erection of new billboards throughout the First Coast. The amendment also called for already standing billboards to be removed from the roadways in an attempt to beautify the Jacksonville area.
The last several years has been a time of reform and renewal for downtown Jacksonville. The urban core of this large city has seen decades of decline and lost business, and it has left many people moving farther away from the city center. Lately, there has been a growing shift in attitude towards the downtown area, and more families and businesses are making the move to call downtown Jacksonville home once again.
The trend across Florida and most of the United States at the moment is rising property costs, but Jacksonville appears to be an exception to this rule–at least briefly.
Over the past five years many people have turned to investment property in an attempt to maximize their profit potential during the housing crisis. They’ve done this by taking advantage of short sales and foreclosures in Jacksonville and throughout Florida. In Jacksonville, there are still plenty of foreclosures available, meaning that Jacksonville residents can still take advantage of these investment opportunities.
The RiverWalk that connects the Riverside community to downtown Jacksonville is something that attracts a lot of Jacksonville residents throughout the year. It is well-known as one of the nicest walking and jogging trails in the city, and is often the site of organized community events. Earlier in 2013 the One Spark event in downtown Jacksonville took great advantage of the RiverWalk, and weekly events like the Riverside Arts Market draw a lot of attention to the park, as well.
As it turns out, less than you may think. According to a recent survey, homeowners have a lot of questions about flood insurance. Flooding is a real risk in Jacksonville. If a hurricane were to directly hit the First Coast, properties from Orange Park to Amelia Island could be at risk for flooding, and homeowner insurance does not offer coverage for flood damage. This means that homeowners could find themselves paying out of pocket to repair their home after a storm, and between water damage and mold, those expenses can add up.
There is a rising optimism among many homeowners over the price of property sales across the country. According to one of the latest National Housing surveys sponsored by Fannie Mae, about half of all American property owners expect the pricey of their house to increase within the next 12 months.
When it comes time to go property sale shopping all caution can quickly fly out the window. If you aren’t careful it is easy to become swept up in the moment and to think about nothing more than being done with you move and starting the next phase of your life. But this attitude can lead to trouble when it comes to finding the perfect property.
When it comes time to sell a property, one of the first things people often look to is the front yard. While there are numerous things you can do to improve your curb appeal without breaking the bank, there are a few things that you should avoid doing just to spruce up your property sale. Invasive plants are an easy and common go-to, but they can have drastic consequences on your yard and our environment.
In recent years, short sales have been hot topics. Often confused with a foreclosure, a short sale can be looked at as a pre-foreclosure sale. Those who are potentially facing a foreclosure are often eligible to sell their home as a short sale instead. This refers to people who are unable to afford their homes, but are also unable to sell their house for the price for its estimated value.
Last month we pointed out several ways that you can keep your property cool this summer. We pointed out the benefits of solar film and encouraged you to fill any gaps in the window or doorways that might be allowing the air conditioning to escape. Well, it is now July and the temperature is just as hot—if not hotter. Whether you are just moving into your property sale in Jacksonville or are hoping to purchase a new property in the near or distant future, there is a big chance you are spending more time sweating than you might prefer.
There are certain holiday’s that keep emergency responder crews on their toes. This includes Thanksgiving, when countless people attempt to deep fry a turkey to no avail, Halloween, when all sorts of mischief occurs, and the Fourth of July, when everyone and their brother heads out for a barbeque celebration.
Who says you need to live constrained to the four walls of your home. When you purchased your last property sale you agreed to a certain number of rooms, but there is no guidelines that you have to constrain your living arrangements to that area. Whether your house has 10 rooms or two, you can find a whole new area to stretch out in this summer by taking your living space outdoors.
Moving into a new home is daunting, and gearing up to sell your current property can be just as large of a task. Whether you are moving in or moving out, sprucing up your property to highlight its optimal features is a great way to show off the top assets of your home. However, this can get pricey—especially when large renovations make their way into the discussion.
On June 13, 2013 the Jacksonville Public Library Board of Trustees voted for a drastic budget cutting plan that would potentially close six library locations. This is shocking news for the entire community, and residents from many neighborhoods of Jacksonville are teaming together and standing up for their area library in hopes that the center will not close.
Summers in Jacksonville can be pretty brutal. Moving during this time can make the heat seem even worse. But the fact is that the summer is one of the more convenient times to move for many people. When school is out it is a lot easier to pack up the household and move to a new town. That leaves many people spending their summer days sweating away as they move boxes from house to truck to home.
It’s father’s day, the one day of the year when we all take a step away from the hustle and bustle of life and let out one loud, resounding “thank you” to all of the fathers in our lives. In a lot of families, keeping up the appearance of the yard and the integrity of the house is Dad’s job. The lawn needs to be mowed, the walls need a fresh coat of paint and the front porch needs a few board replacements—when the house comes calling, Dad is usually the one to answer.
Getting downtown might have just gotten easier for a lot of Jacksonville residents—especially those who have moved into property sales in the Riverside and Avondale communities. The Jacksonville Skyway, that is, the Jacksonville transport authority’s over-ground metro system, has announced plans to undergo a $20 Million renovation that includes a new stop in the Riverside community of Jacksonville.
Summer might have just officially begun, but the hot weather has been here for months already. As the heat index climbs over 100 degrees, most of us are searching for ways to cool off as the summer goes on. As you look for property sales in Jacksonville, take the time to think of how you can keep your home cool as the summer heat continues to rise.
Geographically speaking, Jacksonville is the biggest city in the entire country. The borders of Jacksonville stretch from the intercostal waterway near the ocean to the Osceola forest miles and miles away. Just east of the official border of Jacksonville are the Jacksonville Beaches, an area associated with Jacksonville but separated by their own city limits.
If there is one lesson that many people have learned over the past five years, it is that when it comes to the housing market, things can change rather suddenly. In Jacksonville and throughout the rest of the United States, trends can develop suddenly. Drops and gains in the stock market, housing trends and other economic and personal factors will impact the level of ease you’ll experience trying to buy or sell property in Jacksonville.
When it comes to buying property sales in Jacksonville, commissioning the development of a new home is the best way to get everything you are looking for. New construction homes let you call the shots. There is no need to wish that the kitchen island was located a little to the left, or that the two bedrooms upstairs were connected. These are the sort of details that you have absolute control over when you are talking with the builders about your soon-to-be home. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Having a home built for you has its benefits, but it also comes with a few setbacks that leave many people to prefer purchasing standing property sales in Jacksonville, instead.
There is nothing like learning from the mistakes of others. Taking a lesson from those who learned the hard way can prevent heartache and misery from a blunder that can cost you a lot of time and money. When it comes to buying a house, there are plenty of missteps you can potentially make along the way. This is where we come in. As real estate experts, we know the ins and outs of buying and selling property sales in Jacksonville. Whether you are looking at Florida foreclosures or are hoping to purchase an investment property to enter rental property management, we can help. That being said, there are a few things you should be aware of before you get going.
It is pretty rare nowadays to hear about someone scooping up a property sale or foreclosure in Jacksonville without first applying for a mortgage. While there are some who still manage to pay cash for properties, it is not common. For most of us, the first step to purchasing a property is to contact the bank and start the mortgage application process.
It may not come as a surprise to hear that when property sales in Jacksonville are booming, home renovations here on the First Coast pick up, too. These two things are closely associated with one another, and it makes sense as to why. There are three leading reasons people decide to renovate a home:
Everyone has certain dreams for their retirement. For some, this dream entails letting go of your home and belongings and traveling the world without holding back. For others retirement brings to mind visions of days out on a boat, spending more time in the garden and rotating between homes as you get to know your grandkids. Whatever your goals are, retirement is a time that many people look forward to. This is a period of your life when you call the shots. There is no pressure to work, no place you have to be, no goals you are working to meet—at least that is the ideal situation.
It is that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the beautiful weather outside is calling your name. Here is Jacksonville we benefit from long, gorgeous springs with mild weather and a nice sea breeze. But before you can get outside and start enjoying all there is to love about spring, you need to take care of business indoors.
U.S citizens of all shapes, sizes, colors and income levels were affected by the housing crisis over the past five years, but things are starting to change for many specific demographics. Among this is the rise of homeownership of Hispanics. According to recent survey results, Latinos could lead the housing market back into a healthy state as they currently make up just over 50 percent of the new homeowners to purchase property sales in the past year. Jacksonville and other areas of Florida are especially experiencing this benefit in the housing market, as there are so many Hispanic residents living in the State of Florida.