July 2012

Found 9 blog entries for July 2012.



By: Alan Aptheker

Based on this title, you may think I’ll be discussing the excessive use of alliteration in the titles of articles about the housing industry.  No, it’s about Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Index, or S&P/Case–Shiller, or “CSI.” It’s a U.S. national home price set of indices that measures the average change in the total value of all existing single-family homes, in the aggregate, in the U.S. The first thing we can all agree upon: some studies just happen to end up with a very cool acronym.

Karl Case, Robert Shiller and Allan Weiss developed the CSI in the 1980s to come up with a more meaningful metric with respect to housing prices, that is, better than your basic monthly snapshot. 

We look to the CSI to gauge how the housing…
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San Savino Homes by Deltona
San Savino Homes by Deltona

San Savino is an upscale single-family home enclave the ever expanding St. Augustine Shores development.  Deltona Homes is marketing San Savino, and its new Cabana Series homes, as an upscale alternative to condo living for homebuyers who want to downsize, yet surround themselves with features that condominiums and townhomes would be hard pressed to offer.

For example, many Cabana series homes have large covered patios with summer kitchens and outdoor gas fireplaces – features not found in condos and townhomes. And the Cabana series offer a very rare accommodation not found in attached townhome or condos, and that’s a two car garage.  So downsizing does not mean  sacrificing style and comfort for new homebuyers in Deltona

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Westside Jacksonville Rent to Own Home
Westside Jacksonville Rent to Own Home

Bloom Realty is excited to announce its latest offering -- a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Townhome in the Bent Tree subdivision off Ramona Boulevard on the Westside area of Jacksonville. This is a newer home, built in 2006, and has undergone a recent makeover, with brand new 16-in ceramic tiles floors throughout the spacious first floor, and high grade wood plank laminate floors covering the entire second floor, with its three bedrooms. The kitchen has been remodeled with Tuscan style ceramic backsplash. All windows have 2-inch wood blinds, and the screened in porch is private and separated from the neighbor's patio with 6-foot high post fencing. This is an end unit with garage, and is being offered as a conventional sale

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Palencia St. Augustine
Palencia - St. Augustine

Cornerstone Homes, Fox Signature Homes and Dostie Homes are now among a host of new single family homebuilders in the 2,350-acre master-planned community of Palencia. By now, most of us are well acquainted with Palencia and its vast selection of exquisitely designed homes offered by a wide variety of designer homebuilders.

And month by month, year over year, more amenities are coming to Palencia, anchored by a community town center and national chain shopping and restaurants. 

But the pure unspoiled nature, golf, tennis and community feel are the real draws to Palencia.  The 40-acre Village Center and The Palencia Club, feature a 33,000 square foot clubhouse and spectacular Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course. 

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Rent to Own in Mandarin Jacksonville FL
Rent to Own in Mandarin Jacksonville FL

Looking for a Rent to Own in the Mandarin Area of Jacksonville? Take a look at this beautiful cul-de-sac home sits on a lot that backs to preserve and pond. Custom brick home with great open floor plan and all the extras: inside laundry, huge kitchen tile through out. Marble fireplace, great eat in kitchen overlooking lake. Two walk in closets in the master, jetted tub, double vanity, tile floors, and partial fenced backyard. Lush landscaping and established trees. Beautiful!

Rent to Own 10785 Orchard Walk Pl W - Reserve View
Rent to Own 10785 Orchard Walk Pl W - Reserve View

Rent to Own 10785 Orchard Walk Pl W Jacksonville - Living Area
Rent to Own 10785 Orchard Walk Pl W Jacksonville - Living Area

Rent to Own 10785 Orchard Walk Pl W Jacksonville - Master Bedroom
Rent to Own 10785 Orchard Walk Pl W Jacksonville - Master Bedroom

Contact Us today and we can help you start your

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Rent to Own How To
Rent to Own How To
By: Alan Aptheker

First, here's a no-nonsense definition. A Lease Option is a contract. Just like any other real estate contract, it’s an agreement between a buyer and a seller. However, during the lease period, to better describe the situation, let’s refer to the buyer as the "short term tenant," and the seller as the "short term landlord." The Tenant and the landlord. Hmmmm. Sounds a lot like renting, because during the lease period, it is in effect, a rental. One big difference. Within 12 or 24 months, that short term tenant turns into a real "buyer" and the short term landlord truly becomes the “seller.”  

So those are the key terms to remember. The Lease Option contract states that the tenant puts 3.5% to 5.5% down (this is

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Deerwood Place Rent to Own Condo
Deerwood Place Rent to Own Condo

Looking for a condo in Deerwood Place in Southside of Jacksonville? Take a look at this condo which screams Luxury living at it Finest! Open floor plan features a foyer, gourmet kitchen, stainless appliances, Corian countertops, upgraded microwave/convection oven. Secured lobby entrance & elevator. Near St. Johns Town Center, Mayo, Tinseltown, Southpoint & Deerwood Business Parks. Parking garage and full clubhouse amenities. This is a MUST SEE!!

More Details on this Unit: 4482 Deerwood Lake Parkway #524

Deerwood Place Rent to Own Condo - Kitchen
Deerwood Place Rent to Own Condo - Kitchen

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Take a tour of our newest listing at Tapestry Park.  This end unit Artisan Plan features 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths and a attached garage.  

More information on this unit: Tapestry Park Unit #201
Call Joi Perkins for private viewing: 904-233-3070

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Tapestry Park Condo For Sale #201 - Front Entrance
Tapestry Park Condo For Sale #201 - Front Entrance

Tapestry Park has developed a stellar reputation as a unique, modern, and convenient living space for upscale, luxury condo living in the heart of the Tinseltown/St. Johns Town center district. Bloom Realty has just recently listed a stunning three bedroom, three and one half bath townhome, with attached garage, in the heart of Tapestry Park. Unit #201, now available, has many high-end upgrades, including Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel GE appliances, granite countertops, and 42'' wood cabinets. 

Listing Information: Tapestry Park Condo Unit #201

Tapestry Park Condo For Sale #201 - Kitchen / Living Area
Tapestry Park Condo For Sale #201 - Kitchen / Living Area

Tapestry Park Condo For Sale #201 - Living Room
Tapestry Park Condo For Sale #201 - Living Room

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