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    Why Bank Statement Loans Are a Game-Changer for Self-Employed Borrowers

    By Admin | July 8, 2024

    by Aaron Bacus As a mortgage broker, I understand the unique challenges that self-employed individuals face when trying to secure a mortgage. Traditional mortgage qualifications often rely heavily on W-2 forms and tax returns, which can be a significant hurdle for those who run their own businesses. However, there’s an alternative solution for self-employed borrowers:... Read More

    Empowering Lives: The Inspiring Journey of Mission House in Serving the Homeless Community

    By Jennifer Heller | July 3, 2024

    What is Mission House? In the heart of the Beaches area, a vision decades in the making has transformed into a lifeline for the homeless community. Mission House, a testament to the commitment of faith-driven individuals, has emerged as a sanctuary of compassion, offering a beacon of hope to those in need. Crafted from the... Read More

    Croquet All Day: The Ponte Vedra Croquet Club

    By Jennifer Heller | June 26, 2024

    Ponte Vedra Croquet Club is a 5-acre property featuring 7 courts. There are 4 three-quarter sized courts on the South Lawn and 3 full-size courts on the North Lawn with a deck for play viewing.  The facility also includes a 3,000 square foot open-air pavilion with kitchen and seating for 50. It's the perfect spot to find some shade if the Spanish Oaks throughout the property are just not enough. Read More

    Northeast Florida Women Veterans: Helping Women Rebuild and Transition to Civilian Life

    By Gwinn Volen | April 30, 2024

    Duval County boasts the largest population of women veterans in Florida, and Florida itself has the second-largest population of women veterans in the US. The Northeast Florida Women's Veterans organization, established in 2012, was founded to address the specific needs of women veterans. Read More

    Escape to Nature: A Day at River to Sea Preserve 

    By Jennifer Heller | April 25, 2024

    by Cindy Moody Just an hour and ten minutes from Ponte Vedra Beach lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered: the River to Sea Preserve just south of Marineland. This coastal sanctuary is perfect for nature enthusiasts, beachcombers, and adventure seekers alike, offering a variety of activities and amenities to enjoy. If you’re into... Read More

    Food & Photographs: Instagram Worthy Posts in St. Augustine

    By Admin | April 1, 2024

    by Peyton Palmer, Senior Student, Nease High School2024 Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Scholarship Winner The Ancient City, St. Augustine, hosts two million visitors annually, and is home to many local hotspots. This national landmark encompasses a multitude of hidden gardens, restaurants, and roads perfect for Instagram posts or a formal photo session! Also, knowing where... Read More

    Ponte Vedra Beach Sand Renourishment Schedule 2024

    By Gwinn Volen | March 30, 2024

    The St Johns County $36M beach renourishment project for Ponte Vedra Beach, where sand will be pumped in from the ocean to help protect against storms and prevent future erosion, has begun. The dredging work started March 29 just north of the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, and it will finish up in the 1300... Read More

    5 Tips to Get Your Home Market Ready

    By Jennifer Heller | March 16, 2024

    Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring or summer? These warmer months tend to be buzzing with activity from eager home buyers. Many are on the hunt to establish roots and settle in before the new school year kicks off. Let’s ensure your home stands out from the rest during this busy... Read More

    THE PLAYERS Championship Info and FAQ

    By Jennifer Heller | March 3, 2024

    Every March, Ponte Vedra Beach becomes center stage in the golfing realm as THE PLAYERS Championship brings golfers, fans and media to our coastal town.  Welcoming this annual tradition is nothing new to residents of Ponte Vedra Beach as the PGA Tour has called Ponte Vedra Beach home to this tournament since 1974.  This event... Read More

    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