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Books A Million Closing in Mandarin

Though the Books-A-Million store off San Jose in Mandarin is closing, the company is actually trying to expand, by snapping up former Border’s locations since Borders closed its doors in early 2011.

BAM is closing four stores across the U.S., including the Mandarin location. With Borders on its way out, the Alabama-based Books-A-Million is now the second  second-largest bookstore chain in the United States, and it’s closing only a small portion (four of its 232 stores). Ironically, its sales were boosted by BAM offering the Barnes & Noble’s Nook. Since last fall, Books-A-Million has carried Barnes & Noble’s Nook, the sales of which helped its electronic commerce trade segment see a 24.3 percent increase in net sales for the quarter.


How to get out of Jury Duty Duval County

You’re in luck. If you’re called for jury duty to the Duval County Courthouse, there a great parking garage right across the street, and you can't park there. At least not for free..

The city wants to reserve it for paying customers. In an article posted on last week, reporter Timothy Gibbons writes that when “Jacksonville’s new courthouse opens in May, it’s unclear where the several hundred jurors streaming into it each day will park.”

In fact, they’re going to have to re-print all the summons for the jurors to include parking instructions. Maybe it will read, “Park in Goofy or Donald Duck and take the tram.” I doubt it. But this is a minor hiccup. Let’s get to the real question: “How can a person leverage this blunder to get out of jury duty?” That’s what you’re thinking. You know it. I know it. The bailiff knows it, probably the judge knows it too, though he probably is less empathetic.  Continued after the break...

Bloom Realty is Hiring!

The Bloom Realty Team is Hiring!  Seeking Dynamic, Career Driven Full Time Buyer Specialist to join our Team.

Bloom Realty HiringThis is an excellent long term opportunity for a highly motivated and dedicated person to join the Bloom Realty Team in Jacksonville.
You’ll receive great training and support from our amazing support Team.  Buyer leads will be provided.
  • Qualifications and attributes of our next buyer specialist include:
  • Ability and willing to dedicate at least 3 hours, of daily lead generation and client follow up.
  • Great Communication skills are a must!
  • Current real estate license
  • Local knowledge of the Jacksonville Area
  • Outgoing personality; personable and comfortable with meeting new people & networking.
  • Background and experience as an agent with prior success in real estate or sales role

Send us your resume today to <a href=""></a>, and we look forward speaking to you!

Congratulations to Mike and Machelle on their new home in Fort Caroline! Thank you for allowing the Bloom Realty Team to be a part of your home buying experience.  We had a chance to sit down with the happy home owners, as Mike talks about his great experience with Bloom Realty.

Rent to Own Homes Jacksonville

Looking to buy a home in the Jacksonville area, but feel trapped by a couple of negative events in your credit history, or are self-employed; or perhaps have too brief an employment history to qualify with a bank under today's strict guidelines, then check out the possibility of the rent to own purchase process. At Bloom Realty we can help you make your dream of home ownership come true! If you can afford a reasonable down payment, afford the monthly payments, chances are you can easily qualify for our Rent to Own option program.  Search for Rent to Own Homes in our extensive inventory of homes available in the greater Jacksonville Area.

Bloom Realty One Million Bonus

Bloom Realty Realty International, has reached another significant milestone, as it has paid qualified agents and brokers over $1 Million in sales bonuses in 2011. 
It’s an astounding achievement, and proves the point that the “Power of WE®” is alive and well at Bloom Realty, with the most innovative compensation model in the industry today.  As Bloom Realty gains more and more recognition in the real estate industry, the company is breaking records, growing to nearly 100 offices in 23 states since the company was founded in 2009.  With each new milestone, Bloom Realty is proving that their new sales, compensation, and quality service paradigm is a new and exciting model that’s catching on rapidly.  It’s about BUILDING a business, not just DOING business®, while providing the absolute highest level of client service.  With an evolutionary business model and the most innovative compensation plan in the industry, Bloom Realty Realty is setting the new standard.
For more information on a Bloom Realty Career, please visit our Careers Website.

This great 3Br / 2Ba home is located in Westport Bay conveniently located just west of Blanding Blvd.  Home is offered as a Rent to Own, for less than $1200 a month!  For more information and detailed specs please visit: 7951 Westport Bay Court Jacksonville, FL 32244 Home For Sale

Update: Sold!

Jesus Yard Sign

In July, WTLV Consumer Advocate Ken Amaro reported a story about a woman named Sarah Philips. She lives in the Sutton Lakes neighborhood, located just south of Atlantic Blvd. between Kernan and St. Johns Bluff, and is comprised of 496 homes. Amaro’s headline, “Jesus sign creates devilish problem in Jacksonville neighborhood.”

You can find hundreds of homes in our golf Mecca called Jacksonville with backyards dedicated to the game, where practicing putting, chipping and your sand iron stroke are right outside your door. And if you feel the urge to drive or use the long irons, there’s always virtual golf in the family room. But in a in a city where personal outdoor space in virtually non-existent, Rick and Randy Zolstra have a putting green on their balcony.


Jacksonville For Caroline - Arlington

Arlington was one of the first areas in the United States visited by Europeans; it was the site of the French Fort Caroline, built in 1564-1565.  French explorer René Goulaine de Laudonnière, led a contingent of 200 new settlers to Florida. They built Fort Caroline atop a high river vantage point now called “St. Johns Bluff.”  But the colony was beset by hunger, Indian attacks, and mutiny.  Even so, it looked like an attractive option for the  Spanish authorities who considered it a challenge to their control over the area.

Enter the daring Spaniard Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, who violently evicted the French.  The French retreated 35 miles south, where they established the first settlement of St. Augustine.  Today, Fort Caroline is a National Memorial park, and a great day trip, no more than 30 minutes from just about any spot in the city.  


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