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    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

    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

    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

    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

    BUSTED: Uncovering 3 Common Workout and Fitness Myths

    By Admin | September 6, 2023

    Fitness and the internet can be a dangerous place to be, especially when we are trying to figure out where to start. We are all guilty of seeing someone online and thinking to ourselves, "man, I'd love to look like they do," and thinking if we just do the exact same thing, we'll achieve the same results. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it doesn't quite work like that. As a Certified Personal Trainer, I'm here to point you in the right direction and bust some of the most common fitness myths. Read More

    Navigating Freshman Year: Tips for a Successful Start

    By Admin | August 25, 2023

    by Grace Bennett My first year at University of Central Florida coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and let me tell you, it turned everything on its head. The typical college experience I had envisioned was replaced by a mix of remote learning, social distancing, and face masks. It felt like a whirlwind... Read More

    How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

    By Admin | August 11, 2023

    by Aaron Bacus, Mortgage, First Coast Mortgage Funding The journey towards homeownership is an exciting one, filled with dreams of cozy living spaces, white picket fences, and the pride of calling a place your own. But before you dive headfirst into the world of real estate listings, it’s crucial to understand a fundamental question: How... Read More

    Legacy Seeds: Tips To Cultivate Your Legacy Today

    By Admin | August 3, 2023

    by Cindy Moody There is something supremely gratifying about planting a seed and watching it grow. It is even more spectacular when it bears fruit that can be consumed and enjoyed. Having a green thumb that allows for such miraculous things seems to be a skill that is bestowed on a select group of individuals... Read More