July 2014

Found 7 blog entries for July 2014.

Five new communities from KB Homes just announced. They're sprouting up like crazy -- new home developments from KB Homes.  By: Alan Aptheker
Lest you think new construction was slowing down, Jacksonville real estate's abuzz about five new KB Home communities being formally introduced this week: Angora Bay in Clay County; Abby Glen in Mandarin; Biscayne Grove in North Jacksonville;The Crossings at Glen St. Johns; Hillcrest Bluff in Jacksonville.   Big variety of price points, and sizes ranging from 1,290 square feet three-bedrooms to the six-bedroom behemoths at 3,000+ square feet.
KB Home is one of the biggest in the nation. Their "Built-to-Order" mantra gives buyers a lot of flexibility in customization.  And kudos to KB Home for being named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year…
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Sounds of Summer this weekend at Nocatee.

Check out the Sounds of Summer this weekend at Nocatee. 

Nocatee is getting some great press lately, and well deserved. Ponte Vedra’s Nocatee has been ranked as third in the nation for successful Master Planned Communities (MPC).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.

Check it out -- food and fun at Nocatee this weekend! 

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House calls for Doctors! Whether you're a Resident, Practicing Doctors (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) there is a Special "Doctor Loan" mortgage program available with up to 100% financing.    Talk about house calls!  The "Doctor's Loan" programs may be the best kept secret in home lending today!    Every year 16,000 new doctors graduate from medical school and about the same number graduate from residency. Residents may be cash poor, however, they have solid earnings potential.  You may feel you are between a ”rock and a hard “place when it comes to making a home purchase, but now there is a solution to meet your housing needs.  The Doctor Loan Program is designed for future high-end earners like you, which offers you an opportunity to secure a mortgage from the…
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Jacksonville's Metro Diner now in four locations to serve you!
Jacksonville's Metro Diner now in four locations to serve you butter better.

In teaming up with the forces behind Carrabba's and Outback, Metro Diner might be in it for the long haul. Father and son co-owners John and Mark Davoli have done a great job with the consistency of food and continuity of theme so far. It seems they're considering taking it to another level, with a wider footprint in Florida, and perhaps onto the national stage.
  Jacksonville's Metro Diner expanding state-wide, may go national. Jacksonville's Metro Diner going for bigger Florida footprint, maybe national expansion. 

The Davoli family has agreed on a partnership the ConSul Hospitality Group, who run Carrabba's and Outback. The founders would continue to run the restaurants locally, while ConSul Hospitality Group backs the business to…
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2125 Myra St, Jacksonville FL For Sale
2125 Myra St, Jacksonville FL For Sale   A Riverside top-to-bottom renovation, this 1936 bungalow at 2125 Myra Street is filled with new, elegant appointments and all the full functionality to be found in a 2014 home, with an authentic, classic bungalow feel. 
 

Riverside Jacksonville Home For Sale - 2125 Myra St, 32204
Riverside Jacksonville Home For Sale - 2125 Myra St, 32204

It's located in the heart of Riverside, walking distance to Five Points, Black Sheep and Publix. Top to bottom rehab with new kitchen  -- marble countertops and stainless appliances, deep single sink and subway tile backsplash. The original hardwood floors are redone with with an ebony satin finish.. There's been a complete makeover in the bathrooms with marble tile, dual pedestal sinks, and massive custom-tiled shower in the

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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.


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Front door is the bullseye in your curb appeal. Having trouble selling? Start with the Front Door.

When we speak with people about listing their home, it surprises some that one of the first things we ask people about is the front door.  Pricing, staging, fixing loose cabinet knobs and painting over the crayon marks – all righteous things to do. But consider your front door.  Is it dark, dirty and depressing? Paint peeling? Is there a bleached out fading circle where the old lock used to be?
We tell clients to do these four things:
 
  1. Paint it. If you can get away with a bright color, do it. Use high gloss. It makes potential buyers less fearful of walking into the house.
     
  2. Place two plants on the ground, one on either side of the door.  Something green, even if you’re a plant
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