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  More good news! Three Florida cities (including Jacksonville) made in onto the American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The index measures three sets of independent monthly data to get a mark on the top improving Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The three indicators that are analyzed are employme...
01/10/2012
On 1 January 2012 the federal government extended a waiver of the “Anti Flipping Regulation” which prohibits FHA insured mortgages for a single family property if the contract of sale is executed within 90 days of the acquisition of the property by the seller.  The extension will be in effect unt...
01/03/2012
  Once again Jacksonville has shown that the Christmas spirit is alive and well.  Every year on Black Friday the Jacksonville Landing puts on a great Tree Lighting event that includes live performances by local artists and a fantastic fireworks display.    A beautifully lighted fountain across th...
12/17/2011
The FICO (Fair Isaac Corp) score.   That all important number lenders use to assess a borrower’s creditworthiness may soon involve information other than your credit history when calculating your credit score.  Lenders, in an attempt to develop a more “well rounded” picture of a person’s finances...
10/19/2011
Recent events in the technology industry such as the resignation of Steve Jobs, HP’s decision todistance itself from the PC business, and Google’s $12.5 billion dollar purchase of Motorola Mobility have many claiming that the PC era is coming to an end.  As smart phones get smarter people who nee...
09/07/2011
  Hurricane Irene gave the media a big story to cover for about a week.  Soon the coverage of the devastation will give way to the next “Breaking News” alert and those people not directly affected by the storm will forget it.  Not so for those that suffered damage to their homes.  Irene came asho...
08/30/2011
According to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI),  housing affordability is near it’s highest level in 20 years.  This is great news for people in the market for their first home or someone looking to own a vacation home or investment property.  The H...
08/25/2011
When most people think of Florida I would say that Jacksonville is not the first city that comes to mind.  After all, Mickey does not live here and the Gator's only come once a year.  This does not mean that Jacksonville has nothing to offer.  In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.  Ja...
08/25/2011
According to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI),  housing affordability is near it’s highest level in 20 years.  This is great news for people in the market for their first home or someone looking to own a vacation home or investment property.  The H...
08/22/2011
With all the negative publicity that’s been heaped upon the Real Estate Market locally and nationally I am happy to report that there are signs of improvement.   Home prices, just like any other product or commodity, are impacted by supply and demand.   When supply is low and demand is high home ...
08/22/2011
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