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    Jacksonville Home Prices in 2023 and 2024 Predictions

    By Gwinn Volen | February 14, 2024

    by Gwinn Volen 2023 was a year of home price course correction and normalization after 2 years of extreme appreciation. At a national level, 2023 saw the lowest number of home sales since 1995, yet prices still increased 1%, to a record high. Quarterly Sales Price for Duval and St Johns County: 2019-2023 Duval and... Read More

    Demystifying Mortgage Down Payments

    By Admin | January 5, 2024

    by Aaron Bacus, First Coast Mortgage Funding Are you dreaming of purchasing a home in Northeast Florida but worried you don’t have enough for a down payment? It’s true, this is one of the most crucial aspects of the home-buying process but that doesn’t mean that home ownership is out of reach. As a seasoned... Read More

    Q3 Stats, National Trends & Adjusting Market

    By Gwinn Volen | December 4, 2023

    by Gwinn Volen LOCAL STATS Q3 stats indicate the Jacksonville real estate market is relatively flat. Sales prices were up 1.5% from Q2 and flat (0.0%) from Q3 2022. Closed sales are down -13.7% from Q2 and -9% from Q3 2022. Days on the Market is up 6.7% from Q2 and 14.3% from Q3 2022... Read More

    5 Reasons to Retire in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

    By Jennifer Heller | November 9, 2023

    by Jennifer Heller Retirement opens up a world of possibilities, especially when it comes to where you want to live. No more being tied down by work – you’re free to choose a place that truly suits your lifestyle. It could be a warmer climate, a coastal paradise, or somewhere more affordable. Of course, the... Read More

    Investment Properties in Ponte Vedra: Financing Your Second Home or Rental Property

    By Admin | October 24, 2023

    by Aaron Bacus, First Coast Mortgage Funding Ponte Vedra Beach, with its beautiful beaches and upscale neighborhoods, presents a compelling draw to real estate investment. Whether you’re envisioning a sunlit second home for family vacations or a rental property to tap into our thriving tourist market, understanding the financing nuances is paramount. As a local... Read More

    Francostein Manor’s Halloween Bash: Fun, Freaky and Frightening Food

    By Admin | October 9, 2023

    by Noelle Franco As we take on the spookiest month of the year and the witching hour approaches, we must plan!  Plan for decor by taking down the Halloween boxes from the attic then put the decorations up both inside and out. You’ve got to plan for the costumes too. Will you be Barbie or... Read More

    What and Where to Read at the Beaches

    By Admin | September 29, 2023

    Do you love the smell of a bookstore? Does the idea of curling up on the sofa or in bed with a good book on a rainy afternoon with hot tea and your dog and/or cat on your lap while everyone is away and you probably should be doing something else but you’re not because the book is getting... Read More

    As-Is Home Sale: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

    By Jennifer Heller | September 27, 2023

    Selling a home can be a complex and often stressful process, especially when it comes to making necessary repairs to close the deal. However, in certain situations, the option of selling a property “as-is” can be an appealing alternative. When you sell a home as-is, you’re essentially telling potential buyers that they will receive the... Read More

    The Credit Score-Mortgage Rate Connection

    By Admin | September 15, 2023

    Are you thinking about buying a home? The prospect of being a homeowner is so exciting! However, before you dive headfirst into the whirlwind process, there's a step to consider: your credit score. Your credit score plays a pivotal role in determining the mortgage rate you'll qualify for, and understanding this relationship is vital for securing the best possible deal on your home loan. Let’s break down the ins and outs of how your credit score affects your mortgage rate and discuss ways to improve your creditworthiness. Read More

    Senior Living: Smart Steps for Aging in Place

    By Jennifer Heller | September 13, 2023

    Are you thinking about the idea of “aging in place?” Well, it’s a pretty important decision, and the first thing you need to do is check if your current home can be adjusted to fit your needs as you get older. Let’s break it down for you. As we all get older, we face this... Read More