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Homeowners today want their outdoor space to be a extention of their home, and what designers have been offering lately does not dissapoint.  With all the new features such as sliding glass doors that roll away, helps unite the indoor with outdoor spaces.   Outdoor fireplace brings a cozy ambiance as well as comfortable warmth on chilly nights.  Judith Sisler of Sisler Johnston Interior Design get's into all the details and trends of outdoor living.  Read her complete review after the break.

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Don't Know much about credit scoring?

It should not be seen as an embarrassment, or personal shortcoming if you don’t really understand much about credit scores. Few non-financial industry people out there really understand how they’re formulated. There was a survey released by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) that implies we all should really get smarter on the subject. Not knowing the nuts and bolts of the credit score process can cost you money when you’re applying for a mortgage.

The CPA survey showed that there has been an learning curve over the course of the mortgage crisis, and in the past year, the survey showed, more of us understand how bank use credit scores and how they collect the data. But how are the scores calculated? How do they get to that number, exactly?

Jacksonville Top Rated Schools Homes

Searching for a home when you have family, or simply planning for the future when you are looking for a home, one of the most important things for parents is the school rating.  We here at Bloom Realty have made it much easier for you to search for a home that is located in a top rated school district.  We have put together a list of homes in all price ranges and sizes that will suit your needs.

Click view homes now below and sign up and get instang access to homes in Jacksonville's top rated school zones.  Start your home search here, or give one of our agents a call to discuss schools in the Jacksonville area.

Old San Jose on the River Amenities Center - Pool Area
Old San Jose on the River Amenities Center - Pool Area

Old San Jose is becoming the creative focus for some of the city’s best designers and builders . It was a long time coming, but the Old San Jose on the River, the riverfront community on San Jose Boulevard near Jacksonville’s historic San Marco, announces the opening of its luxury amenities center . It’s part of a one-two punch as they unveil their new site plan for single-family homes, which will allow for 26 single-family residences to be built and sold in the community, five of which will be waterfront home sites with private docks.

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Bloom Realty Alan Aptheker get's featured in Florida Realtor Magazine

Alan asked for help, and he got it. In the May issue of Florida Realtors magazine, you’ll see an interview in the monthly “Makeover” column.

It’s called “Looking for Reader Love,” and here’s why. Getting people to read your blog is a nice thing.  Getting them to interact with you, well that’s a beautiful thing.  That’s the tipping point between getting readers, and getting customers.  The advice in the article was spot on, and we plan to put it into practice on our Bloom Realty's Blog.  But the one bit of advice that’s the hardest to follow, “Be patient.” Yes, they will come to you, and begin to engage, but it’s going to take a while.  Don’t slack up, I was told, and “cultivate a voice.” That’s the difference between becoming a destination, or just another mildly interesting distraction as internet travelers pass by, then move on. Be provocative, without being provoking or politicizing the issue.  It can be done. It’s all there in the article.

Click to Read the entire Florida Realtor Magazine article

 

Hot or not good looks better for business?


Interesting new research out from a company called Applied Financial Economics. They postulate that there's a correlation between how beautiful a realty professional is and his or her success in the field. Really?

According to a study, called “Broker Beauty and Boon: A study of Physical Attractiveness and Its Effect on Real Estate Brokers’ Income and Productivity,” good-looking agents typically get higher closing prices.

Homes by Deltona's Barton Creek model at Isles of the World
Homes by Deltona’s Barton Creek model at Isles of the World was honored with a Best Courtyard Feature Award in the 2012 Parade of Homes

Congratulations to Homes by Deltona’s Barton Creek model at Isles of the World who was honored with a Best Feature Award in the 2012 Parade of Homes for its stunning private courtyards. The annual Parade of homes, took place from April 14 to April 22, honors the best in new home construction in Northeast Florida.

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Home Remodel

According to Mortgage Banking Magazine, remodeling is a growth industry -- again.  The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released in late April by a research group at Harvard University, add up the rise in pending home sales and the low interest rates, and LIRA projects spending will grow in 2012, ending the year up 5.9 percent increase. The LIRA is measured each quarter, and it gauges U.S. homeowner spending on improvements.

Old San Jose Single Family Homes Plan
Old San Jose Single Family Homes Plan

There are more choices for luxury living on the St.Johns at Old San Jose. Single family homes will be built on north side on the entrance road, with condos and townhomes currently selling on the south side of the site. The new single family home offerings will make Old San Jose the first fully diversified development on the river since the Epping Forest community was established. Waiting lists are starting to form, as the prospect of living on the St. Johns in a planned developmnent has been the province of only an elite few up to this point. In particular, the waterfront sites with docks will be highly coveted property. The new site plans presents 26 single family home sites with five of those directly on the river, with the option of a boat dock/lift.

2286 Hammock Oaks Dr N Jacksonville FL 32223

Update: SOLD!

Looking for a home in the Mandarin area?  This home located in the Hammock Oaks subidivision is tailor-made for outdoor entertaining, with huge sun room, in-ground pool, lush landscaping, covered lanai with summer kitchen.  Don't miss your opportunity, this one won't last!   

Contact us today to view: 2286 Hammock Oaks Dr N, Jacksonville FL 32223

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