Jacksonville Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
I'm currently working on a new blog site for a new construction community, Avalon at Jacksonville Beach. I needed some photos for the website, so off to the beach I went with my super duper amazing camera. First shot taken and my camera says, "no storage device"..... WHAT?  Somehow I had left the storage card in my computer after downloading the last photos.  Homes for sale in Jacksonville Beach Well, I was at the beach, and I had my iphone, so surely I could get at least a couple decent shots.  This is the photo, straight out of my iphone, with my watermark added.  with a little cropping and some hdr adjustments, I got kind of a cool image... but it wasn't quite what I was looking for....  Finally changing to posterize and doing a closer crop to the Jacksonville Pier, I have what I fee...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
I'm working on some new photos for a new custom home builder community in Jacksonville Beach. I've spent the last few days building a website and really wanted some photos of the community. There are always so many interesting things to find around Jacksonville Beach.  Homes for sale in Jacksonville Beach Today, one of my inspirations was a group of red lifeguard seats. They were sitting out in front of the American Red Cross building. Close up, I find them really interesting architecturally...  I liked the boat that was nestled here among the chairs...  OK, and finally for my two favorite photos of the day...  I don't know why, but I really like the OFF here... KEEP is over there on the left, but I didn't get all of that in my frame.  This last one is actually my favorite. I don't know...
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By Nan Jester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery
(Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL )
The first 5 reasons to buy in Jacksonville Beach, FL. 1. The first no brainer is the beautiful and free beach with many, many easy accesses. 2. The weather here is really nice. It IS really hot in the summer but we do actually get a winter but it IS mild. 3. Great restaurants are all around for 10 miles up and down the beach. Some are actually ON the ocean. 4. We have Publix grocery stores—Four of them within 10 miles . LOVE them! 5. Some of the nicest people in the world live here. This place is FRIENDLY! How can you be sad or rude when you live on vacation?
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By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, there is a crispness in the air (yes, even here in Orlando at NAR!), and I wanted to share what you can do this Thanksgiving in our area.  The Pete's Annual Thanksgiving event is ON, which is fabulous news! You can start getting in the holiday spirit with hundreds of old friends, and friends you haven't met yet. Then, if your group doesn't want to cook, here are some local options:  Aqua Grill in Sawgrass offers a full menu from 11am - 9pm, reservations recommended. 904-285-3017 Azurea at One Ocean in Atlantic Beach will have a special holiday menu from 11am-8p. Reservations recommended 904-249-7402 North Beach Bistro in Atlantic Beach will have a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, from 11am-6pm. Reservations recommended 904-372-4105 Happy Early Tha...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Ossi Homes at Avalon, Jacksonville Beach - Custom, Luxury, Coastal   Are you ready to build a custom luxury home in Jacksonville Beach? Choose Ossi Homes at Avalon. With beautiful custom finishes, you will fall in love with Ossi Homes coastal, luxury vibe. Choose one of the available inventory models, or build on your own lot in Avalon at Jacksonville Beach.    Homes for sale in Jacksonville Beach      (photos by Jessie Preza)   Avalon in Jacksonville Beach   Avalon in South Jacksonville Beach may be your perfect dream home location. The stunning coastal design builds include luxury finishes. This small South Jacksonville Beach community consists of only 40 lots. Just around the corner from Ponte Vedra Blvd, Avalon's entrance is located off of  Ponce de Leon Blvd.    Only blocks from t...
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By Nan Jester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery
(Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL )
Christmas Music in Jacksonville Beach, FL . I was in a K-Mart a few days ago and much to my amazement I heard a song that caught my attention. I honestly had to stop in my tracks and listen. Yes, folks, it turned out to be a Christmas song. This is almost funny to me since Halloween candy is still around most people's homes. I understand that we are all in business and until money is exchanged, there is NO business. I just am stunned that they are already planting the seeds of two holidays away. Seems somehow irreverent, doesn't it?
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Avalon in South Jacksonville Beach, Luxury custom built homes Homes for Sale in Jacksonville Beach   Would you like to build a custom home only two blocks from the ocean? Avalon in South Jacksonville Beach may be your perfect dream home. The stunning coastal design builds include luxury finishes. This small South Jacksonville Beach community consists of only 40 lots. Just around the corner from Ponte Vedra Blvd, Avalon's entrance is located off of  Ponce de Leon Blvd.      Custom home builders in Avalon, South Jacksonville Beach Glenn Layton Homes Dreambuilder Custom Homes Andy Reynolds Homes Ossi Homes Chesapeak Custom Builders John Merrill Homes New Atlantic Builders Coastal Construction Avalon Homes in South Jacksonville Beach Only blocks from the beach, the coastal feel of Avalon in...
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By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
I planned to early vote today, primarily due to the very lengthy ballot we have, with the constitutional amendments. I marked my choices on my sample ballot, and reviewed the bios available to me on the sample ballot to make an informed decision. I reviewed the constitutional amendments (with the help of voter guide courtesy of my local paper) and researched the Supreme Court Justices up for merit retention. Regardless of how you vote, or who you vote for, remember that your vote does count, and get out and VOTE! Early voting here in Jacksonville, FL runs through tomorrow with most early voting places open from 7am - 7pm.   
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By Mega Agent Websites
(Mega Agent Websites)
Property in Jacksonville Beach - October 2012 from http://www.homesjacksonvillebeach.com There are currently 2156 active homes for sale in Jacksonville Beach. The average listing price for Homes in Jacksonville Beach during the month of October is $449,841. The median list price in October for single family residential and condo/town home properties in Jacksonville Beach is $275,000. The typical home for sale during the month of October in Jacksonville Beach is a 3.50 bedroom, 2.60 bath home built in 1997. To break down pricing further we can look at price by bedrooms in Jacksonville Beach. During the month of October a 3 bedroom homes average for sale price is $310,742 while a 4 bedroom homes average for sale price is $526,883. The 5 bedroom homes are listing for an average of $747,753...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Jacksonville Night Life - Mojo Kitchen and Blues Bar 1500 Beach Blvd.Jacksonville Beach FL 32250 904-247-6636Hours: Sunday, Monday 11 AM -9 PM, Tuesday-Thursday 11AM -10 PM, Friday 11 AM -12 PM, Saturday 11 AM - varies depending on concert Mojo Kitchen and Blues Bar is a BBQ restaurant on Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach, but Mojo is more than a restaurant - night life abounds on stage with regional and national artists, including Blues, Alt-Country, Americana and Roots music. Eric Lindell will appear Nov. 2 - check out the photo on the right for upcoming artists. We discovered Mojo Smokehouse on Fleming Island a few years ago and recently saw their new place in Avondale. Saturday we wanted some BBQ and discovered a Mojo near the Beach.  We had to check it out and what a great find! Th...
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Just couldn't resist - this shot was taken near the end of the Show when all the Blue Angels were passing along the shore for the crowd. When you are shooting this type of shot, you don't even know what you have until you look at it. It was thrilling to have caught them like this! Go Blue Angels!!!
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By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Speechless Sunday - Jacksonville Air Show | October 20, 2012 It was a glorious day for the annual Jacksonville Air Show, held this year at Jacksonville Beach. (Next year it will be at NAS Jax.)  This photo was shot when the Blue Angels were making their last run at the end of the show. This was the first year we made it to the Beach to see the show. I think this will be a semi-annual event for us. It combines the best of everything - a day at the beach, a thrilling Air Show complete with the roar of jets overhead and the one and only Blue Angels! 
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By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
I was fortunate to be invited to an ocean front condo for the air show yesterday, where we had the opportunity to watch the Blue Angels from the roof top.  It feels as though they are right on top of your head! Here is one of the pictures I managed to catch:       
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By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
It's that time of year again, and the Beaches turn to host the Sea & Sky Spectacular!  We'll have aircraft practicing towards the latter part of the week, so prepare your households (parents, kids & pets) for the noise booms we have not heard for the past two years.  Be prepared for road closures during the latter part of the week (see link for more details), as well as parking restrictions. On the days of the event, we have a ton of traffic, so please be patient; coupled with road closures, and parking lot closures, it makes more sense to many to park at free lots offering shuttle transit, or to bike to the beach to watch the show.  Can't wait to see the Blue Angels! 
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Build Green. Win your dream house, the 2013 HGTV Smart Home, Jacksonville Beach.   Live only five blocks from the Atlantic Beach. Ride and walk along neighborhood footpaths. Spend less than 20 minutes commuting to Downtown Jacksonville, and even less to shopping, restaurants, championship golfing and country clubs. Build in Jacksonville Beach's Paradise Key South Beach.    The Seabreeze 2 is available from Glenn Layton homes for only $629,900. always have agent representation when you tour a new construction neighborhood.
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Build your dream home in Jacksonville and Walk to the Beach   Are you ready to build your dream home, only blocks to Jacksonville Beach? Are you looking for private beach access, no CDD fees, and low HOA fees, all while keeping green with low maintenance landscaping?    Sound too good to be true? It's not! Welcome to Paradise Key South Beach.    The beautiful Key West, coastal style neighborhood even took HGTV's breath away, leading them to announce that the 2013 HGTV Smart Home will be built right here in Jacksonville Beach's Paradise Key.    Search for lots and homes for sale in Paradise Key South Beach.    Glenn Layton Homes is the preferred builder, offering superb customer service and an outstanding finished product. Here is what one Paradise Key South Beach resident had to say abo...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Neighborhood with Jacksonville Beach Access & 2013 HGTV Smart Home   Paradise Key South Beach is the first Florida homesite for the 2013 HGTV Smart Home. This coastal community neighborhood was chosen because of it's access to Jacksonville Beach, proximity to shopping, restaurants and everything Florida has to offer.    View homes and lots for sale in Paradise Key   Centrally located just off of AIA between the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, Paradise Key South Beach is only 5 blocks from the beach but still close to Downtown Jacksonville, which is only a quick 20 minute drive. With thoughtfully planned pocket parks, walking trails and wooden bridges encourage harmony with nature, PKSB embraces Florida-friendly landscaping, using indigenous plant palettes for lower maintenance lawn...
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By Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate
(EXP Realty)
Oceania Beachfront Condos Jacksonville Beach Florida  Oceania Oceanfront Condos for sale The Oceania condos are located on the beautiful Jacksonville Beach, Florida overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Oceania was build in 2001 by Oceania JB developers and has 12 floors with 48 condo unit. Oceania condo units start as small as a 1,325 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo all the way up to a 3,100 sq. ft. 4 bedroom 5 bathroom condo. All the Oceania condo have a balcony that faces the Atlantic Ocean where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee while you watch the sunrise.  Click -> Search all Jacksonville beachside condos for sale The Oceania has some great features which include a gated entrance which helps give the residents some privacy. There is also a covered parking garage and additional uncove...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
HGTV Green Home to become Smart Home & build in Jacksonville Beach   For the last several years, HGTV has built and given away its HGTV Green Home. The Green Home was built with sustainability in mind. The giveaway of the last HGTV Green Home was just this past summer to the lucky Jones family. The home was 2200 sqft, located  in Serenbe, an eco-progressive community in Geogia's Chattahoochee Hills and included an additional $100,000 and 2012 GMC Terrain.    On August 14, 2012, HGTV Announced that the 2013 HGTV Green Home would become the HGTV Smart Home and the giveaway would happen in our own backyard, Jacksonville Beach, FL. The new 2400 sqft home will be built in Paradise Key South Beach, designed by architect Mike Stauffer AIA, and built by Glenn Layton Homes. One of the most visua...
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By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
Paradise Key, Coastal Living in Jacksonville Beach with NO CDD fees    Looking for luxury coastal living in Jacksonville Beach with No CDD fees?  Look no further than Paradise Key. Located less than five miles from TPC Sawgrass, golf enthusiasts will enjoy one of the best champion courses in the country. When you aren't golfing, you can walk to the Atlantic Ocean, only five blocks away, hang out at the Ponte Vedra Country Club, Ponte Vedra Inn & Spa or shop at St Johns Town Center.    Search homes & lots for sale in Paradise Key    Creating beautiful custom homes, with no CDD fees, located in beautiful Jacksonville Beach, FL, Glenn Layton Homes is the preferred builder for Paradise Key. Glenn Layton Homes is also currently building the new HGTV Smart Home in Paradise Key. HGTV viewers w...
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