Jacksonville, FL Real Estate News

By David Alexander
(Alexander Real Estate)
Enjoy community living with all the best amenities. East San Marco, offering luxury condominiums, townhomes and retail shopping, is located in the historic San Marco distric of Jacksonville, Florida. This dynamic urban village is being created by The St. Joe Company and Regency Centers, both well-established Jacksonville companies. Inspiration for this project comes from the famous 1920's Palm Beach architect, Addison Mizner, blending traditional and contemporary styles. Amenities will include a rooftop pool and courtyard, fitness center and parking garage.To register for more information visit: Jacksonville Condos 
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By James Angelo
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC)
When purchasing or selling a home in Jacksonville Florida the buyer must consider more than just the property, the loan and closing costs associated with getting or selling the property must also be considered. Closing costs consist of fees due from both the buyer and seller. If the seller has not yet paid for the house in full, the seller's most important closing cost is satisfying the remaining balance of their mortgage. Before the closing date, the escrow officer will contact the seller's lender to confirm the amount needed to close out the loan. Then, the original loan will be paid for at the closing before the seller receives any profit from the sale. Other sellers closing costs include the broker's commission, transfer taxes, documentary stamps on the deed, title insurance, and pr...
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By James Angelo
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC)
Jacksonville real estate housing activity has slowed somewhat, but homes still sell quicker and closer to asking price than many other cities in the U.S. Properly preparing and pricing the home for sale continues to be a critical part because buyers are well informed and know the market. Communities are still springing up left and right making it even more important to make sure that when selling a home it is priced correctly. The overall average price of a home is difficult to determine in Jacksonville because the area is so large and there are so many different communities. Therefore it is critical that when looking to sell your home, price your home based on comparable properties in your area.  To ensure your home is priced correctly now more than ever in the real estate market, many...
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By James Angelo
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC)
Jacksonville Florida has so much to offer, the possibilities are limitless making it an ideal place when looking for North Florida real estate. It has been an up and coming city for at least the past 5 to 10 years, and is still growing. With this outbreak of growth, incredible new communities are being built. For every 3 to 4 communities built, there is an additional school being built to avoid overcrowding. Jacksonville has everything a resident could ever want. There is the beach, downtown activities, the Arts, exhibits, night clubs, and community involvement. Not to mention the great weather enjoyed year round.
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Avoid Foreclosure in Jacksonville  Florida Welcome back to the latest blog about Foreclosure in Jacksonville! (this applies to all of Florida) In the last blog we talked about the reasons you found yourself getting behind on your mortgage payments. Today, we're going to talk about the process of foreclosure and what steps are involved. Typically, when you're 3 payments behind, your mortgage company will send you a breach letter, also known as a notice of default. 30 days later they send the file to their attorney who then files a notiice of "Lis pendens" in the county you reside. You will receive a notice of "Lis pendens" as well. This becomes public record for the world to see. In most counties, the public records are online so anyone with a computer and Internet connection can search ...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
Jacksonville is a large city-just ask anyone who lives here.  However, when it comes to deciding where to move the options can seem endless. You call up you friend that lives in Jax and their response is simply this, "stay away from the Northside, the Beaches are nice but expensive, Southside is nice but getting pricey and the Westside and Orange Park are on the other side of the river".  So, that probably didn't help you make a decision right. Well, as a Jacksonville/Orange Park Real Estate agent I can tell you that the Westside has A LOT to offer.  For starters, its probably Jacksonvilles more affordable housing.  Acres upon Acres of parks and recreation. Cecil Equestrial Center is a huge hit as well as Jenning State Park.There is a vast expanse that encompasses Naval Air Station Jack...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Avoid Foreclosure in Jacksonville Florida Are you getting behind on your mortgage payments? If you are, I'm sure you're feeling a number of different emotions. You're probably scared, worried, wonder how in the world did you let yourself get into this position? Then the next question is how in the world do I get myself out? I don't need to tell you that everyone needs a roof over their heads,but the question you need to ask yourself is, can I afford the roof I currently live under? If you weren't behind on your mortgage payments could you afford your normal payment? Sometimes homeowners get behind because something come along you weren't prepared for. Maybe your spouse was laid off, or they got sick, maybe there was a death in the family. Maybe you can easily afford your normal monthly ...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
Questions to Ask Your Realtor about Buying a House1. Are you a full-time professional Realtor®? Knowing whether or not your agent practices full time can help you determine potential scheduling conflicts and his or her commitment to your transaction. A full time agent is more likely to get the job done more efficiently.  HOWEVER, this is not to say that a Part-Time agent in incapable of doing the job just as well.  This is why the interview process is so important2. Do you have a personal assistant, team or staff to handle different parts of the purchase? What are their names and how will each of them help me in my transaction? How do I communicate with them?It is not uncommon for agents who sell a lot of houses to hire people to work with them. They typically work on a referral basis, ...
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By Liz Landry
(The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty)
Relocating can be a stressful thing.  People relocate to new parts of the country everyday for many different reasons.  Whether its for a new job, family or just a change in scenery your going to need help in your new town!There are a lot of things to take into consideration when you make your move. The biggest of all is, you guessed it....where are you going to live?!?!The number on thing that people want when they are looking to relocate is information.  As it should be.  So why is it that so many Real Estate Agents that are contacted, the agents who are supposed to be the community experts and there to help people arn't even returning your phone calls or emails? It's sad to say but many of them don't respond because they either don't care, or they don't know the answers to your quest...
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By Rick Thomas
(Rick Thomas)
I found the perfect community for my family.  It is located just south of Jacksonville in St. Johns County.  The owners of this community are Environmentally friendly and work to preserve land and wildlife in Florida.  My wife has fallen in love with our homesite purchased in the "Trails District" of this planned community, because she will be able to walk in nature and meet all her neighbors.  You can check it our yourself at http://www.joe.com/web/TownsAndHomes/RiverTown
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By Tim Fennell, Jacksonville Real Estate
(The Legends of Real Estate, REALTORS®)
Jacksonville is consistently rated as one of the top "Hottest Cities in America" for business expansions and relocations by site consultants in an annual poll for Expansion Management Magazine. In fact, Jacksonville has been in the top 10 for eight straight years and is the only city to be ranked #1 three times.In a previous article we discussed how affordable housing is in Jacksonville compared to other top destination cities. But it's not just about the money -- it's the lifestyle!First, water. Almost everyone wants to live on or near water. You might say that waterfront property acquisition is one of the few investments that can be described as a true no-brainer. After all, they just ain't making any more of it. And Jacksonville has been blessed with an abundance of it from the uncro...
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By Tim Fennell, Jacksonville Real Estate
(The Legends of Real Estate, REALTORS®)
As mentioned in my previous article, Jacksonville has earned the distinction of being one of the most affordable cities in America. And, when compared to the rest of Florida, real estate in Jacksonville is a downright bargain! In fact, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, Jacksonville is the 68th-most affordable market of 158 markets surveyed nationwide. And in Florida, where prices have sky-rocketed, Jacksonville remained by far the most affordable major market, ahead of Tampa, Orlando and Miami.That's one of the reasons why so many Californians are relocating to our area. In fact, according to data compiled by the IRS, more people moved to Jacksonville from San Diego County than from any other county in the nation between 2...
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