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Lennar - Jacksonville New Home Builder "In Focus"
Lennar - Jacksonville New Home Builder "In Focus"

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes in Communities that cater to almost any lifestyle – such as urban, golf course, Active Adult or suburban Communities.

Lennar builds homes in 18 different states in some of the finest markets in the nation. In Florida: Clermont, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville / St. Augustine, Lakeland, Melbourne/Viera, Miami, Naples / Ft. Myers, Orlando, Palm Beach, Sarasota / Manatee, and Tampa

Sounds of Summer this weekend at Nocatee.

Check out the Sounds of Summer this weekend at Nocatee. 

Nocatee Home Sales increased 65% from 2012 to 2103.

The rising tide of great national press for Nocatee floats all of our boats here in the Jacksonville, St. Johns and Ponte Vedra real estate game. More good news this week, that the advisory firm RCLCO ranked Ponte Vedra’s Nocatee as number three in the nation for successful Master Planned Communities (MPC).


 Nocatee was the only MPC in the top 5 that actually posted an increase so far in 2014.

New home sales in Nocatee for the first half of 2014 are up 21 percent over 2013, making it the 3rd best-selling master-planned community in the nation. In fact, Nocatee was the only MPC in the top 5 that actually posted an increase, with 505 homes sold since the beginning of the year.


Jacksonville is one of the best places in the country to start a small business. 

Biz2Credit is one of the more popular online credit sources for startups and small businesses. They do general business loans, lines of credit, equipment loans and provide working capital.

On Monday they released a trio of research studies based on the areas of the country that are doing the most business with them. In all three studies, Jacksonville is among the top 25 cities for start-ups. That includes three separate categories: Women-Owned, Minority Entrepreneurs, and General Small Business.
Riverside Jacksonville FL Home For Sale 2317 Ernest St - Front
Riverside Jacksonville FL Home For Sale 2317 Ernest St - Front

The rehab boom we’re experiencing now is making it possible for young families, and single young professionals to enjoy the lifestyle of areas like Riverside, Avondale and Ortega, without busting the budget, or lifting a finger to do any fixer upper work. One great example is this three bedroom, one and a half bath bungalow just listed by Bloom Realty in the heart of Riverside. 


Three F(x) Ice Cream and Waffles - Made to Order Ice Cream
Three F(x) Ice Cream and Waffles - Made to Order Ice Cream

Actually there’s no fish in the fish. It’s called taiyaki, and it’s a stuffed waffle in the shape of a fish. Not only it is cute as a button, but it’s absolutely delicious. And that’s just one of the sweet treats on the menu at Three F(x) Ice Cream and Waffles on Baymeadows road near Southside Boulevard. Now that we’ve explained the mystery behind the “fish,” you’re asking, what’s with the funny name. The three “Fs” are for Fresh, Fruits and Fun. the “(x)” (remember Algebra?) is the unknown. You fill in the blank. You want a savory taiyaki for lunch? Not ready for dessert just yet? They actually stuff those fish-shaped delights with a beef frank and string cheese, or the breakfast option: ham egg and cheese.


Old San Jose French Country Coach Homes
Old San Jose French Country Coach Homes

Back in the day, (way back), like in the 19th century, large country houses were erected on enormous country estates. It meant that the family had wealth, power, a lot of aunts uncles and cousins under one roof, and a huge budget for candles and coal. Then, farming took a hit with the industrial era. All that new fangled plumbing and electricity in the big city made these estates tougher to maintain, so they split them up. These separate flats within large houses were often referred to as "coach homes".

It’s 2013, and this style appears to be making sort of a comeback. At the new homes, upscale Old San Jose on the River, on San Jose Boulevard between San Marco and Lakewood, new coach home flats are practically as big as single family homes, like 1,985 to 2,100 square feet. Larger than your average new condo, for sure, but with all those lovely condo perks, like the pool, hot tub, and not having mow your 40-acre estate.


New Riverside YMCA will be a Reality

New Riverside YMCA exterior
New Riverside YMCA exterior rendering

Back in October, the Claude Yates Family YMCA announced its “Riverside Y” project. Just last week, it got the go-ahead from Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB).

It’s official. The new, slick building will be right on the river (actually, on a park, on the river) between the St. Joe and Haskell Company buildings. You’ll have a fantastic view of the river, downtown and the Jacksonville Landing while you’re sweating on the stepper, bemoaning the locals there as they down their margaritas and chicken wings. But isn’t that why you’re shvitzing in the first place?


Taylor Morrison Homes - Jacksonville New Home Bulder "In Focus"
Taylor Morrison Homes - Jacksonville New Home Bulder "In Focus"

At Taylor Morrison, they have an "inspired by you" approach to homebuilding, and it’s more than than just a catchphrase.  It's represents a passion for homes that are just the right fit for every individual homebuyer. 

Taylor Morrison homes has been named as one of the the top private home builder in the United States since 2009 and its sister company, Monarch, is one of the most recognized builders in Canada.

Mattamy Homes - Jacksonville New Home Bulder "In Focus"
Mattamy Homes - Jacksonville New Home Bulder "In Focus"

Mattamy Homes is Canada's largest new home builder, with operations across Canada and the United States. From a humble beginning in 1978, starting with the building and sale of a single home in Burlington, Ontario, Mattamy has gone on to build more than 50,000 homes in 150 integrated communities, and counting . 

In Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa and Calgary, while in the United States, the company is represented in five metropolitan areas: Minneapolis, Charlotte, Phoenix, Jacksonville and Orlando. 

Mattamy is involved in every aspect of neighborhood planning, from acquiring the land, designing the homes and striving to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
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