It has been four years since the housing crisis in 2008 shifted the fate of thousands of Americans by forcing them underwater on their homes, making mortgage payments difficult to impossible to pay. Since 2008 more than six million homes have been foreclosed on. While those foreclosures in Jacksonville gave many people opportunities for more inexpensive property sales, it also meant that as many as six million families were forced out of their homes. Where all those families decided to live after losing their homes is as varied as anyone could imagine, but four years later many of those families are returning to the housing market in search of new property sales.
Florida foreclosures are a great way to purchase a home on a dime. As foreclosures in Jacksonville–as well as around the rest of the nation–have steadily remained popular over the past several years, more people have looked to property sales in Jacksonville as a mode of investment. Property sales are a great way to invest money, especially if you are willing to purchase a home that could stand for a substantial amount of home improvements. That is why it comes as no surprise that “renovation mortgages” are becoming more and more popular—especially here in Florida.
When you make the decision to purchase a home in Jacksonville, whether it is through a short sale, foreclosure or a traditional property sale, just about everyone starts with the same step: researching the mortgage.
No-one ever said buying a house is easy—and if they did, they were probably overlooking something. There is a reason so many people turn to professionals for support when buying and selling their homes. In Jacksonville, foreclosures and property sales take a lot of time, paper work and frustration. Even the rental process is stressful, making rental property management in Jacksonville a necessity for tenants and landlords alike.
It is August, and that means time for back to school throughout all of Florida. Foreclosures, rental agreements and property sales in Jacksonville are stressful enough, but now you are faced with figuring out bus schedules, school lunches and getting to know your children’s teachers all over again. For some of us this time of year is a welcome relief from the long unstructured days of summer vacation, but for others back to school is filled with stressors around every corner and we don’t know which way to turn.
It is August and football season is officially back in action—well almost. With the first pre-season game now behind us a lot of Jacksonville residents were given a firsthand reminder of the ghastly traffic situation that Sunday’s bring during the fall. As you’re driving across town for your rental property management or to file papers on more Florida foreclosures the football traffic can be maddening, especially if you are driving from the Jacksonville beaches to downtown, San Marco or the Riverside and Avondale area.