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Terra Costa is located about halfway between downtown and the beaches.
Terra Costa is five miles west of Jacksonville Beach, on Beach Boulevard.

Terra Costa by Standard Pacific is helping re-invigorate the Beach Blvd. and JTB corridor much like Tamaya by ICI is doing, and new developments like Crosswater on San Pablo and Vizcaya on Kernan. It's about five miles from the beach and like Vizcaya, Terra Costa's first phase will be all Villa Homes -- attached, two homes per building, no maintanance townhome alternatives.
Terra Costa is decidedly upscale, compared to other Villa Homes such as Vizcaya and Montevilla.
Terra Costa is similar to Standard Pacific's Montevilla in Bartram, it's a more upscale offering, with tile roofs and pavers standard.  

It's a great format for this part of the Florida, so much like single family homes, yet governed as condos. For most people this means low maintenance, because the yard is taken care of, as well as common areas, just like a townhome or condo. Besides the format, the Standard Pacific designs are practical. In the two-story models, the owner suites are all first floor. In fact, everything is on the first floor. They're designed for minimum use of stairs, such that guests and kids can head upstairs to leave the downstairs for round the clock living.



New Nocatee-centered website
Bloom Realty is unveiling a brand new homebuyer website, highights the Jacksonville real estate success story that is Nocatee. There are the builders, the styles, formats, neighborhoods, ever-changing buyer incentives, price points and types of amenities. 


St. Johns County led the way in 2014 growth for new building permits.
The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) recently reported that the number of building permits pulled in 2014 was the highest since 2007.  
The Palazzo at St. Johns re-emerges
The Palazzo at St. Johns is the new iteration of the Goodby's Creek luxury condo development at Baymeadows and San Jose.

Now selling fast. The Palazzo on St. Johns is a testament to the revitalization of new condo construction in Jacksonville real estate. Originally constructed as The Cove at St. Johns at San Jose and Baymeadows, all progress stopped in 2010 during the market slump (along with progress on The Shipyards, Berkman Plaza II, East San Marco, etc.)  In September 2013, it re-emerged with a new owner and a new name -- The Palazzo on St. Johns. (Berkman Plaza II now planning to re-emerge as well, halted in 2007).


Before and after, 1220 Cherry Street kitchen remodeled with marble countertops and subway tile backsplash.
Another 1920's vintage bungalow has been brought back to life at 1220 Cherry Street in Avondale. It's just a few hundred feet from Willowbranch Park, and a short walk to the great Park-and-King Avondale eating and drinking spots
Living room with French doors leading to the deck.
Living room with fireplace and French doors leading to the deck.


New Lennar offering in Palencia, The Classic Collection under $300,000.
New Lennar offering in Palencia, The Classic Collection under $300,000. 
Palencia is about to get a tad more affordable, to include the under $300K homebuyer market. Lennar will introduce a smaller, 50' product called "The Classic Collection," which Lennar advertises as pricing out as low as $226K. The Classic Collection homes will run from 1,500 to 2,700 square feet, three to five bedrooms, and you still get full access to the Palencia amenities, up to and including the golf course.
Nocatee again makes top five master planned communities in U.S.
2014 was a high water mark for Nocatee, named #3 master planned community in the U.S.
For the third year in a row, Nocatee is ranked as one of the most popular master planned communities in the nation. To make 2014's #3 ranking even sweeter for Parc Group and the myriad Nocatee builders, numbers #1 and #2 are actually over 55 communities, both in Orange County, California. The rankings come fom consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
Twenty Mile at Nocatee is three communities offering several price points.Offering three price points, all homes in Twenty Mile will have lake or preserve views. 
The more moderate offering in Nocatee's Twenty-Mile community, Twenty Mile Village, will be delayed as more lots and homes are sold in the Pointe and The Island.  
There are several reasons, not the least of which is that the builders are focusing on Siena, and the Greenleaf section, (Lakes, Preserve and Village). Twenty-Mile Village is the price point within Twenty Mile that directly competes with Siena and Greenleaf Lakes, so it makes sense for the builders to hold off. 
The two higher end Twenty-Mile neighborhoods, The Pointe and The Island, are selling.  ICI Homes has have sold space in both these higher end sections.
Twenty Mile at Nocatee is a community within a community, comprised of three distinct price points offered as The Island, The Pointe and Twenty-Mile Village. Among the three sub-communities, they'll range from the $250's to over $1M. 
On the high end, The Island at Twenty Mile and The Pointe at Twenty Mile are the upscale, gated communities, starting in the low $500's. The lots are large here -- the largest in Nocatee -- and all have lake or preserve views. 

The Peninsula Condo For Sale
The Peninsula Condo For Sale

The Peninsula is considered the premier high-rise luxury condos on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in San Marco. The stunning skyline and rivers views are just the beginning. With the Riverwalk, residents can stroll or bike up and down the riverfront with casual ease, and it's walkable to some of the greatest cultural and dining spots in town, like the Chart House, Ruth's Chris Steak House and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH).  Then there are the fine amenities that come included with the luxurious Peninsula lifestyle, such as concierge service, fitness, pool, and everything you'd expect from the finest high rise condo living that Jacksonville has to offer.


Builders are offering new homes for the price of resales.
New home for the price of a late model resale? Worth a look.

In the 2014 - 2015 housing rebound, some homebuyers are discovering that you can buy a new construction home at roughly the same price as a late model re-sale. This most likely will apply to spec or "move-in ready" new homes, but in rare cases, even to-be-built models.
This is especially true in communities that slowed their growth -- even stopped building --  in 2010 and 2011, and are now building more new models with a price tag to match their three to four-year-old counterparts in the same neighbothood.



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