Getting to Know Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – Focus on New Berlin

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Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – New Berlin Located in the northeast corner of Jacksonville, the growing area of New Berlin has new homes and parks that separate this neighborhood from rest of the pack! The New Berlin neighborhood is undergoing so much growth right now that its boundaries are still not clear. With numerous new home developments off of major roads like …

Getting to know Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – Focus On Mandarin

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Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – Mandarin Located on the southern end of Jacksonville bordered by St. Johns County and the St. Johns River, the suburban neighborhood of Mandarin is a wonderful place with much to offer homeowners. Characterized by its beautiful oak trees hanging over the roads, wonderful access to shopping and schools, Mandarin has little to offer everyone. The Mandarin community …

Get To Know Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – Focus on Springfield

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Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – Springfield Get to know one of Jacksonville’s most up and coming neighborhoods One of the first platted neighborhoods in all of Jacksonville, Springfield’s historic district is an up and coming community of gorgeous homes near to downtown Jacksonville. Surprisingly Springfield is one of the highest points above sea level in Duval County and one of the reasons it …

Getting to Know Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – Focus on San Marco

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Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods – San Marco The San Marco area has lots to offer! Located on the south bank of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville’s San Marco is a beautiful neighborhood featuring historic homes and great walkability. Formerly a separate city called South Jacksonville, the San Marco area has grown into an affluent neighborhood with large majestic homes and affordable bungalows. The community offers easy walks to upscale …

Creating a Florida Friendly Yard

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Tired of fighting with your lawn? Don’t sweat it anymore, make your lawn Florida friendly! With the summer heat and rains, all homeowners in Florida can agonize over the constant maintenance of our yards. Heavy rains bring lush green grass but it also means more frequent lawn cuts in the sweltering heat. To alleviate the need for the weekly lawn cuts many …

Mortgage Pre-Approval Vs. Pre-Qualification

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Pre-Approved? Pre-Qualified? Ethan Gregory, REALTOR, helps to clear up the confusion when it comes to mortgages. In the real estate world, we throw around terms like “pre-qualified” or “pre-approved” all the time and use them interchangeably. But in reality, there is a good difference between the two in regards to a mortgage. A pre-qualification letter is a statement from a lender …

Concerned About Rising Interest Rates?

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There is rising chance that there will be mortgage interest rate increases in 2018. With the economy and employment doing so well it appears the Fed will raise interest rates that will trigger a delayed rise in mortgage rates. To avoid paying higher borrowing costs it makes sense to buy a home now and save in the long run. Even …