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Fun Facts: Hollywood East

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In the early 1900s, Jacksonville was home to more than 30 movie studios. At that time, movie makers needed natural sunlight—and lots of it—to make films. The industry was centered in New York and New Jersey, and their gray, overcast winters meant a virtual shut-down for months at a time. The Jacksonville studios churned out hundreds of silent films until filmmakers discovered Southern California, and the rest is Hollywood history.

QR = Quick Response, and  it’s Quickly Catching On

Remember “Call us now!”  Well here we are at “Scan me!”  The QR Code is clearly beyond the early adopter stage.  QR codes have that “it” factor today in real estate. You’re  a real estate consumer,  and if you were interested in learning more about a house for sale, and the flyer box is empty, or there is no on-site information (flyer boxes are becoming more rare, by the way)., scan it, and see what you get. Many consumers are carrying the internet on their smart phones, so why not use it? Another great example of great use of a QR code -- you walk into an open house, you’re greeted by the realtor, and you want to look around and get a feel for the place. The property brochure on the dining room table has a QR code. Use that to access and view the floor plan,  features the agent may not have time to show you, as he or she is helping other visitors. Technology – embrace it.  It’s here to stay. 

Saul Serna Saul Serna believes that “you can make a living by what you get, but you can make a life by what you give.” This is one of the underpinnings of the Bloom Realty TeamRealty model. As team building, supporting and training other agents, and giving of your time, benefits the whole group.  “It’s a paradigm shift,” says Serna, “from the ‘I’ world of real estate to the ‘We’ world.” Serna is former NAR Realtor of the Year, was a long time Century 21 Senior Executive, now serving in the role of Southeast Regional Director of Bloom Realty Realty.  He’ll speak at the Bloom Realty Wine and Cheese Reception, Tuesday, 11/29 at the Bloom Realty office in San Marco.
 
Serna will be presenting the evolutionary Bloom Realty business model, and talking about why Bloom Realty is growing at a rate of one new office per week. Some of the reasons  Bloom Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate franchise companies in the country:  a sustainable income stream for brokers and agents, a business model that draws agents in, retains them and motivates them to recruit and work together, and a long term income for brokers and their agents.  
 
Bloom Realty is located at 1654 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207.
 
Seats are limited for this exclusive event.  Please RSVP to: info@bloomrealty.com  or call 904.701.3013

Intuition Ale Works One Year AnniversaryOne of Jacksonville's great hometown brewery's celebrates their one year anniversary celebration November 19th. Intuition Ale Works in Riverside will begin releasing a new beer every day starting Tuesday November 15th and on Saturday the 19th they will have TWENTY new brews on tap. 

Saturday November 19th will not only have 20 new beers to try but also some great food vendors will be on site including Corner Taco, Monroe's-On-The-Go, SunKissed Dogs and John's grab and go. 

Hope to see you there.

Opration Christmas Child Mandarin Jacksonville FL
 
Christmas is less than 60 days away, so there is little time to waste for Mandarin residents, (or those across the city) who want to contribute to Operation Christmas Child (OCC).  OCC asks contributors to fill shoe boxes with gifts for children overseas who are suffering from disease, famine, war, terrorism, and natural disaster. During National Collection week, November 14 and November 21, two designated Mandarin locations will serve as collection points. 
 
Operation Christmas Child is part of the larger International Christian Relief Organization's Samaritan's Purse. Since 1993, OCC has collected and hand delivered more than 86 million shoe boxes to needy kids in 130 countries. Last year, 8.2 million shoe boxes were donated, and Northeast Florida's goal is to collect 28,000 boxes to help OCC's 2011 goal of 8.5 million. 
 
Drop of Location info and times after the break...
 
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.
 

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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 jimmyconner@bloomrealty.com
 
For more information on Jimmy Conner please visit: Jimmy Conner's Profile Page

Blogging With Passion

Blogging

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...

 

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