Jacksonville Real Estate
From an increase in existing–home sales to the gains of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., multiple reports show encouraging signs of growth and stability in the housing market. In a…
When you start looking at property sales in Jacksonville, you want to make sure you find a home that doesn’t have any hidden problems. One problem to be on the lookout for is drainage issues. When a house has a drainage problem, it can quickly become costly. Water buildup can lead to roof damage, leaking and in severe cases the development of mold.
There are a few things that every property owner in Jacksonville has in common, and one of these things is the need for home owners insurance. Home owners insurance is what protects your home from devastating events like Hurricane damage, robbery and other unpredictable occurrences.
When you set out to make a renovation to your home, you want to make sure you are updating it in ways that will give you the biggest benefit for your buck. Unfortunately, not all home renovations pay off when it comes to adding value to the house. There are some projects that while fun, won’t help you finding a buyer as you try to sell your property.
Who doesn’t love sharing their life with a caring pet? Dogs can keep you laughing for years while a loyal cat is always ready to curl up on the couch and give you a warm welcome home. While everyone loves their own pets, not everyone loves other people’s pets. This is just a fact of life, and while pet lovers may not understand why, there are some who would rather not share their home with another species, pet or not.
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.
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.
Are you ready to buy your first property sale in Jacksonville? Thinking about leaving the rental property management market in favor of an investment property or foreclosure in Jacksonville? Before you start packing up your current apartment, make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Whether you are buying or renting, making the decision to move is going to invite a great deal of change into your life. As you search through property sales and explore property management in Jacksonville, consider the other changes that are going on around town, too.
In Jacksonville, foreclosures have grown rather common. This is a trend that stands true throughout most of the United States. Following the housing crisis of 2008, many people were forced to leave their homes as a result of lost jobs and bills that were just too high for them to manage.
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?
The Landing is easily one of Jacksonville’s most iconic landmarks. The building sits along the banks of the St. Johns River and is home to races, festivals, parties and concerts throughout the year. However, when there is not a planned event going on, the landing isn’t home to much action.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If there is one lesson that most homeowners learned all-too-well over the past decade it is that timing is everything in the housing market. When you are purchasing a property sale or foreclosure in Jacksonville is a huge determining factor in the value of a home. This is especially true during times of vast home value changes like we experienced during the housing bubble in recent years. Those who stayed in their homes over the past five years are likely still experiencing a bit of sticker shock as you examine the difference in value your home might be estimated at today in comparison with that at the height of the housing market. Prices have finally stopped dropping, and in many areas they are actually on the rise.