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Rent to Own in Julington Creek Plantation
Julington Creek Plantation Rent to Own Home

Meticulously maintained rent to own home available in Julington Creek Plantation. This Lease Option home features custom molding and woodwork throughout with plenty of high-end upgrades to kitchen, including all stainless appliances and solid surface countertops. This one won't last!  

Lease Option Terms: $1750 /Month
Option Fee: As little as $15,000 down

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Foreclosure

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is acting like the cheerleader in chief for pushing banks to consider the rental or rent to own home purchase options versus the way of the foreclosure.

He shared his views in a speech this month to the National Association of Homebuilders, proposing some ways in which the market can overcome the foreclosure crisis.

Spring Home Sales

Spring is typically the strongest season for home sales, and in 2012, we’ll be entering spring on the upswing. 

Home sales have grown by 13 percent since mid-2011, with re-sales at their highest levels since May 2010.  More first-timers are buying as well.  Combine this positive data with the fact that the overall supply of homes dropped to a seven year low, and there’s a formula for some upward movement beginning in March.

The Grand Reserve Condo Rental

Condo Rental at The Grand Reserve

Looking for a Condo on the Southside of town?  Take a look at this great 2/2 Condo located in the Grand Reserve, conveniently located of Hodges Blvd.  Great ammenities, close to shopping and restaurants, a must see!  Owner is offering option for Rent to Own.

For more information on this condo please visit: The Grand Reserve Unit 719 Rental

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Homeownership: It's Sexier than Renting



If you really want to impress your dinner date, when you pick her up in the Ferrari, don’t mention it’s rented.

The same appeal, or lack thereof, can be attributed to home ownership. In Les Christie’s article on CNNMoney in February, he proposes that homeownership can be a true aphrodisiac. He throws out a staggering statistic that could explain the failure of so many young men out there to really connect with the hotties:  They surveyed 1,000 single people, and more than a third of women said they would rather date a homeowner than a renter. (It was 18% for men).  By the way, going back home to live with your parents basically kills your odds of scoring.

Foreclosure, Least Worst Scenario

It can be a moral dilemma, a financial debacle, and what some refer to as “the Nuclear Option,” but strategic default exists. It exists in large numbers, so rather than facing the foreclosure process in the eye, some homeowners prefer to bury their head in the sand, and wait until the turmoil subsides.

Sweet by Holly Jacksonville FL

Good Golly Miss Holly. Sweet! by Holly at St. Johns’ Town Center Southside is well worth the calories.

Holly Willis became somewhat of an overnight sensation when she garnered first place on Food Network's Cupcakes Wars – twice!  Sweet By Holly became the cupcake provider of choice for Holllywood’s A-listers like Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno Annette Bening-Beatty and husband Warren. Even Mikhail Gorbachev has added to his substantial girth at the hand of Holly.

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Mortgage Applications on the rise

They’ve been keeping records on mortgage rates since the 1950s. Presumably, the return of World War II vets to the states, and the birth of both the baby boom and the ensuing housing boom prompted the government to decide they should start keeping tabs on these kinds of things. Some context, my Dad bought a house on the Southside, behind the old Hope Haven Hospital on the corner of Bartram and Atlantic, for $15,000. That building is gone, replaced by condos. There’s a Publix across Bartram Road where the Atlantic Drive-In Theatre used to be. If you remember any of this, you can qualify for a discount at Denny’s.

Rivertown Riverfront Park Grand Opening

Rivertown in St. Johns, Celebrated the completion of it's signature Riverfront Park today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Members of the St. Johns County commission and chamber along with Rivertown team and park architects and realtors were in attendance to celebrate this special occasion.  Complete release and photos of the event after the break.

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Poms Signature Restaurant

Chef Pom Souvannasoth’s, formerly chef/owner of Pom’s Thai Bistro in San Marco has surfaced in Tapestry Park, the urban style live, dine and play village near the corner of Gate Parkway and Southside boulevard. The “dine” part just got even better.

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