April 2014

Found 8 blog entries for April 2014.

Nocatee Food Truck Night. Yum.
Nocatee lovers rejoice -- Food Truck Night, Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Nocatee Splash Waterpark.

Nocatee's foodies and families-in-general love their Food Truck Nights. But you don't have to live in Nocatee to attend. Friday, April 25th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm -- food, live entertainment, beer and wine (bring cash), and a special performance: Northeast Florida Conservatory Jazz Band. Cool.
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Home prices soaring in Florida, Market Statistics Show Florida enjoying 28 straight months of market growth. By: Alan Aptheker  What’s good for Florida is almost certainly good for the Jacksonville Real Estate market. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported this week that Florida's housing market sustained higher median prices, more new listings and a comfortably stable inventory in the month of March. Single family home sales for last month:  20,081. That’s a gain of 2.8 percent over the March 2013 figure.   Most significant perhaps, is that March signaled the 28th consecutive month that Florida median sale prices rose, both for single family and townhome/condos.     Statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in March: $173,000, a gain of 7.1 percent…
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appears we would do well to tap into the sun for more of our energy here in Jacksonville.
                     Jacksonville is one of the best cities in America with the potential to exploit solar power.  By: Alan Aptheker  It appears we would do well to tap into the sun for more of our energy here in Jacksonville.

A report from Environment America Research & Policy Center indicates that Jacksonville is among the top 20 cities in the nation recognized has having the potential for massive amounts of photovoltaic power. In fact, we're #13, just behind Sacramento.
  Special mention was given to Neptune Beach. They've reduced power costs at Neptune Beach City Hall by installing 140 solar panels. In 2013 alone, that's saved the city some $7,300 in reduced energy costs. It may not sound like much, but more cities participating in…
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37 million Americans will move this year. 37.5 million Americans will move this year. Slightly more than half will buy instead of rent.  

American Express Spending & Saving Tracker reports that sixteen percent of Americans will find a new place to hang their hats this year. That’s six percent more than in the previous two years, when the number hovered around 10 percent.    Buying will be more popular than renting, they report, with about 17 million people planning to purchase a home or condo, compared to about 16 million who will rent.     It’s all about consumer confidence. 
  Confidence is currency in the home sales market. Even though these homebuyers know they might have to pay more to get exactly what they want, the level of buyer optimism is looking to reach a four-year…
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Barnett Bank Tower to be developed into retail, residential and office space.
Developers are planning to retrofit the 1926 Barnett Bank Tower with a pricetag of $30 million. By: Alan Aptheker   OneSpark, Springing the Blues -- all promising signs of life for the resuscitating of Downtown Jacksonville. So the timing finally seems right for something that’s been on the minds of ambitious developers for awhile -- redeveloping the iconic Barnett Bank Tower.
  For the $30 million price tag, developers plan to retrofit the 18 story building, erected in 1926. At the time, it was the tallest building in Downtown. With a combination of office space, classrooms, 80 apartments and two floors of retail, completion is planned for 2015.
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Forget Angie, and Craigslist. If your home is screaming "fix me," than call us. If you’ve heard knocking, creaking, gurgling or scratching, it could just be that Uncle Harold is trapped in the attic, or more likely, it's your house saying, "help me." These noises can occur in homes of all ages, and they’re usually easy to fix. And if you or someone you know needs a referral to a great handyman, plumber or pest control specialist, or any other kind of qualified contractor, contact Joi Perkins, joi@bloomrealty.com, or 904-233-3070.  Bloom Realty works with a myriad of qualified professionals on a regular basis, and we’ll be happy to recommend a contractor for you.  

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twenty Mile at Nocatee Logo Nocatee's Twenty Mile is the Newest in the Planned Nocatee Community in Ponte Vedra

One of the newest Nocatee communities in Ponte Vedra to come on line in 2014 will be “Twenty Mile at Nocatee.” It’s a rustic, old Florida feel community that will be comprised of several unique neighborhoods and amenities, each offering homes in a variety of types and prices, from the $200’s to over $1 million. Nocatee Twenty Mile Village Logo
Nocatee's The Island at Twenty Mile is one of Three New Communities within Twenty Mile at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra

The first phase, slated to open in the fourth quarter of this year, will include three neighborhoods - Twenty Mile Village, the Pointe, and the Island. Like all those other lucky Nocatee homeowners, Twenty Mile residents will enjoy the…
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RiverTown in St. Johns County, off of SR 13, soon accessible from I-95  
Mattamy has recently completed its purchase of the RiverTown development from St. Joe Company.

 

By: Alan Aptheker

It’s been the rap for RiverTown in St. Johns County that it is too far off the beaten path to attract as many Jacksonville and St. Augustine new home buyers as they would have liked. But how do you move a neighborhood?

Mattamy Homes (who has just concluded its RiverTown purchase from St. Joe Company) figured out it was mostly the long trek down State Road 13 that put most buyers off, as well as the distance between 1-95 and the community entrance on SR13. As the new owner/developer, Mattamy has decided to move the official RiverTown entrance road entrance to its eastern end, thus roughly cutting in half the 15 mile distance

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