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Lisa Hoke Art Exhibition Jacksonville Beach
At the artist Lisa Hoke exhibit reception last Friday night, art lovers were transfixed by the work of Lisa Hoke, American artist whose work must be seen in person to truly be appreciated.
Blazing color, thousands of bits and pieces of true Americana come together in her work, Love American Style. The centerpiece of the exhibit, which had its preview at a private reception Friday evening, November 11, was assembled on site at the J. Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach. The work is a monumental mosaic of thousands of paper and plastic classic American memorabilia. Hoke's installations are site-specific, and Love American Style consumes the entire west wall of the gallery, comprised of the mundane cardboard and plastic packaging of classic American consumerism, transformed into a stunning modern American masterpiece.
The J. Johnson Gallery is located in a magnificent Mediterranean style building on Fourth avenue, at 177 4th Avenue North.


Home Condo Sales up in Florida 3rd Quarter
Good news when you can get it – that's our motto. Condo sales are creeping in the right direction, up 13 percent compared to same period last year, based on stats from Florida Realtors®.
Home sales are up 12 percent in 3Q -- that's 46,759 homes sold statewide, about 5,000 more than same period last year (41,728).  
Median prices are stable – that's good – and they continue to stabilize. Not much of a change from the $136,000 price in 3Q 2010, to $135,900. (The "median" is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more, half for less, not to be confused with the "average" which is the total dollar amount for all houses sold, divided by the number of houses sold).  Continued after the break...
Foreclosure Freakenomics
The number of delinquent mortgage borrowers that missed one to three payments climbed  in the first half of the 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association  (MBA).
However, foreclosures have slowed, because the number of loans that are delinquent more than 90 days has declined. hence, more borrowers are paying late for a shorter period of time, and getting back on track with their payments within a three month period...  Continued after the break.

Jimmy Conner, Northside Jacksonville area specialist takes us on a tour with highlights like shopping, dining, industry and all off the things that make the Northside unique. 

If you are looking for a home or looking to sell your home in the Jacksonville area, make sure to contact Jimmy! 904-803-6210 or
For more information on Jimmy Conner please visit: Jimmy Conner's Profile Page

Blogging With Passion


Let’s face it ---you can’t fake it!   It’s like love, if there is no chemistry or passion, it won’t be satisfying to either parties.  Blogging is pretty much the same—if you do it without passion then people will figure you out.  It is not just about content—it is about the “passion” you feel for the content you are blogging about.  You must care about what you are blogging about; so it is important to find your own voice.  Its true blogging is important in today’s marketplace and statistics say that companies who blog spend 62% less to develop a lead than companies who do not. B2C companies generate 88% more leads per month by blogging!  Wow!  That’s impressive information!  Continued after the break...

Florida State College in Jacksonville - Communications

Florida State College at Jacksonville located in Baymeadows area plans to start three more bachelor's degree programs this year in addition to the seven already in place, extending the reach of the 45-year-old institution into the community. Once the school gains approval from the state, FSCJ will offer bachelor's degrees in business administration, behavioral sciences and converged communications, starting first quarter 2012...

William Sheffield Park Jacksonville FL

Construction has begun on phase 1 of William Sheffield Park on New Berlin Road adjacent to New Berlin Elementary.  The park master plan was released in 2006 but ground has just been broke on this ambitious project that will eventually have tennis, soccer, baseball, football as well as an indoor swimming pool. There are also two ponds that will have fishing and canoing. This will give the Northside a world class park.

9 new townhomes are still available from Ryland in the Villages of Northwoods townhomes located across the street from the new park. There are also several resale homes available in this community as well. Prices range from $106,000 to $151,000 for the model home. Ryland expects all construction to be complete in this 160 unit community by early next year. The location is great with the Elementary School and this new park within walking distance.

Fun Facts Elvis Florida Theatre

Elvis Presley put on several shows on August 10 and 11, 1956 at the Florida Theatre, but not without ruffling some feathers. Juvenile Court Judge Marion Gooding warned Elvis after his first show that he must “tone down” his act. Elvis told reporters “I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong”.  He modified his show nonetheless, wiggling his little finger suggestively with a gesture that replaced some of his less restrained body movements, but still driving the largely female teenage audience wild.  It is said that Judge Marion Gooding sat next to the stage throughout the remainder of Elvis’  performances to ensure that the King’s body movements would not become too “suggestive.” 

First Time Home Buyers on the Fence

Heed the words of one of our most notable U.S. Presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." There's the low prices, low interest rates, and you're a qualified 25-40 year old professional making $60K – $90K.  You and your significant other are renting a   townhome for $1200 a month, and you don't plan on moving soon. 

The stars are aligned, and there's only one thing preventing you from buying a house: Fear. "It's a big investment." Well so is the $1200 month rent. The difference is that the return on your $1200 per month is $0.00.

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