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Rivertown will have a marketing reboot in 2016.
 
 
The former developer of Durbin Crossing will be in charge of planning, development and marketing for Rivertown, the master planned community in St. Johns County. The new developer, Jason Sessions, is with Mattamy Homes, the Canadian developer that is also building their homes in Rivertown. They purchased the development from The St. Joe Company
Cypress Trails' AV Homes will offer six styles and elevations to choose from.
Six distinctive styles/elevations to choose from by AV Homes in Cypress Trails.

Nocatee Cypress Trails homebuilder AV Homes has announced styles, sizes and some pricing for their homes planned for Cypress Trails in Nocatee. Cypress Trails is one of the long awaited new Nocatee developments due to come on line by the end of the year. 
An Old San Jose Coach Home is a supersized condo with high-end finishes.
An Old San Jose Coach Home is a supersized condo with high-end finishes.

There are only five Coach Homes left at Old San Jose, on the St. Johns River at 5000 San Jose Boulevard, between San Marco and Lakewood. Coach Homes are condo flats that are as large as single family homes, at 1,985 to 2,100 square feet
 
Each Old San Jose Coach Home occupies one-third of a three-unit building, but not in the way a townhome does.
 
Old San Jose is the upscale benchmark for the San Marco, San Jose condo and townhome market.
Old San Jose is the upscale benchmark for the San Marco, San Jose condo and townhome market.
 

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New luxury condos with 650 boat slips planned for Intracoastal at Atlantic
The 10 acre tidal basin will be the location of a massive 650 wet/dry slip marina.

What was, for so many years, the Bellinger Shipyards on the Intracoastal off of Atlantic Boulevard will become an upscale condo development with 590 units and its own marina.
 
 
Buy by October 31, close by December 19 on the selected homes in these communities.
Buy by October 31, close by December 19 to take advantage of the savings on selected homes in these communities. 

Three of the most desirable ICI new home developments in Jacksonville are having an October blowout sale. Worth taking note, as these high end, ICI luxury models are inventory homes, avalable for delivery well before the holidays. 
 
Las Colinas in St. Augustine is a friendly neighborhood with a friendly price point.
No CDD fees and low HOA fees make Las Colinas an attractive alternative for St. Johns County living near St. Augustine. 
 
Las Colinas, a new home development in St. Johns County, has some hooks to it that are going to bring on the buyers, not the least of which are no CDD fees, and a (very) low HOA fee that's around $475 per year. Compare this $40 a month to the $400-ish HOAs in many other communities of this ilk, and people tend to sit up and take notice.

To be clear, this is no Nocatee, so you won't hear about a "Las Colinas lifestyle." But if Nocatee is the state-of-mind community in St. Johns/Ponte Vedra, wherein residents have a sort of spiritual connection to time and place, Las Colinas residents may identify with the pure practicality of living in the cozy woods of St. Johns County on a very relaxed budget.

The architecture is classy, with Spanish and Mediterranean elevations. Many homes back up to a nicely wooded preserve. The amenities are minimal but sufficient, (remember the $40 a month). You get a nice pool and cabana, tennis court, beach volleyball court, basketball court, playground, even a small fishing pier. 
 

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Nocatee's Nod to Urban-ee

Addison Park brings an urban element to Nocatee.
Addison Park is close enough to Nocatee Town Center to avoid the car. 

David Weekley and Providence Homes are staring to release lots in Addison Park at Nocatee, close to the Town Center. One differentiator for Addison Park in Nocatee may be that it promises to have a more uban dynamic, in that you could actually walk to the Nocatee Town Center. So far, not a lot of walkability in Nocatee to services. Starts in the low $200k's, 1,600 to 2,900 square feet. 

Custom Homes

Nocatee, Durbin Crossing to the south, even at the beaches with developments like Paradise Key and Valencia, new home construction is undergoing a sharp upward curve. This series is all about three different types of new home construction available: Custom, Spec and Tract homes. 
 
Spec homes. No particular buyer in mind, so typically not a lot of upgrades and eclectic finishes that might turn off the mainstream buyer. But sometimes they're not fully formed yet, and it’s possible to jump in at the right time while they're still under construction, and sneak in a few personal touches of your own. 
 
PRO: They're "off-the-shelf" ready, and many of us just hate to wait. And you can see exactly what you're getting.
CON: It's someone else’s idea of what your home should be. 
Lennar, AVHomes and Mattamy soon starting to release lots in Cypress Trails.Lennar, AVHomes and Mattamy soon starting to release lots in Cypress Trails

We're getting some Nocatee news trickling in out about Cypress Trails, one of the new Nocatee develpments due to come on line by the end of the year. These are single-family homes by Lennar, Mattamy and AV Homes, starting in the low $200s. 

This article was contributed by Bloom Realty guest blogger, Joshua Feldman, SunTrust Mortgage.

Special mortgage programs designed specially for Doctors and Residents.
The Feldman-Deas Team with SunTrust Mortgage specializes in loans for doctors, dentists, and orthodontists.
 
It’s amazing to think that through college, med school, residencies, internships, and fellowships, many doctors end up spending 10-15 years training. With that amount of education and training, all doctors will definitely be experts in their respective fields - and they need a mortgage lender who is an expert in doctor loans. There are a lot of options out there for physicians, but there are several important things to consider when choosing the right lender.
 
1. Doctor Loan or Marketing Gimmick?
 
There are a lot of "doctor loans" out there that, really, aren't all that different from other options. Some require 5% or 10% down -- which can often be done through other conventional loan options available to many borrowers with good credit (financed and lender-paid MI could be used to eliminate the monthly mortgage insurance). Other "doctor loans" are really "private bank client" loans that would be available to doctors and non-doctors alike. That's not to say that they may not be good loan options, but they're not really "doctor loans." Make sure the "doctor loan" you seek is truly a benefit that isn't available under another name. If it's a higher loan-to-value than otherwise available, and there is truly no MI, it's likely a true physician loan.
 
 

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