April 2012

Found 9 blog entries for April 2012.

Home Remodel

According to Mortgage Banking Magazine, remodeling is a growth industry -- again.  The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released in late April by a research group at Harvard University, add up the rise in pending home sales and the low interest rates, and LIRA projects spending will grow in 2012, ending the year up 5.9 percent increase. The LIRA is measured each quarter, and it gauges U.S. homeowner spending on improvements.

"Hopefully, we're finally moving beyond simple volatility in the home improvement spending numbers to a period of sustained growth," says Eric S. Belsky, managing director of the Harvard group that publishes the study.  "The recent upturn we've seen in home sales should translate into more remodeling activity

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Old San Jose Single Family Homes Plan
Old San Jose Single Family Homes Plan

There are more choices for luxury living on the St.Johns at Old San Jose. Single family homes will be built on north side on the entrance road, with condos and townhomes currently selling on the south side of the site. The new single family home offerings will make Old San Jose the first fully diversified development on the river since the Epping Forest community was established. Waiting lists are starting to form, as the prospect of living on the St. Johns in a planned development has been the province of only an elite few up to this point. In particular, the waterfront sites with docks will be highly coveted property. The new site plans presents 26 single family home sites with five of those directly on the river,

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2286 Hammock Oaks Dr N Jacksonville FL 32223

Update: SOLD!

Looking for a home in the Mandarin area?  This home located in the Hammock Oaks subdivision is tailor-made for outdoor entertaining, with huge sun room, in-ground pool, lush landscaping, covered lanai with summer kitchen.  Don't miss your opportunity, this one won't last!   

Contact us today to view: 2286 Hammock Oaks Dr N, Jacksonville FL 32223

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Assumable Mortgage

An interesting idea comes to the surface from the “Mandelman Matters” blog, in a posting by Attorney John Deal: Make more mortgages assumable

Deal suggests that this freeing up of existing mortgages to be assumed so new buyers can enter the market could open up the floodgates and add possibly trillions of dollars of liquidity to the housing market almost immediately. Essentially, it’s recycling for mortgages. One legislative change that would have to take place is to amend an old piece of legislation called the Garn-St. Germain Act, which would result in the suspension of enforcement of due-on-sale clauses in residential mortgages.

Deal suggests that relaxing this enforcement of due-on-sale clauses apply not only where buyers are buying homes they

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Hope for Architecture - The Adams House


Hope for Architecture - The Adams House

If you bought a 2,500 square foot home that cost you $400,000, you’ve bought into the American dream at about $160-per-foot. If you‘re in your forties, there’s no way to tell what your home will look like down the road, but you can be assured that by 2052, if the house is still standing, just about everything about your home will have changed or been replaced. Your home may be beautiful and functional, but it was not built to be “sustainable”.


Hope for Architecture - Slab Preperation
Hope for Architecture - Slab Preperation

Enter Clay Chapman with Hope for Architecture, a builder with a great deal of experience building stables for the well-to-do, rural homeowner and equestrian set. The light bulb went off when he realized that the

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Coastal Oaks Community - Nocatee
Coastal Oaks at Nocatee

Toll Brothers is offering “Quick Delivery Homes” in Ponte Vedra’s Coastal Oaks Community. Three move-in ready models available in Nocatee’s gated  Coastal Oaks, ranging from the  $300’s to the $800’s

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. (April 9, 2012) – Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has Quick Delivery Homes available at its premier community of Coastal Oaks at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra. The Davenport Craftsman, the Nassau Classic, and the Westin Brougham, a former model home, are ready for move-in for buyers who wish to begin enjoying the fabulous lifestyle at Coastal Oaks at Nocatee.

“Our homes offer spacious, energy-efficient floor plans that are perfect for the family lifestyle at Coastal Oaks at Nocatee,” said

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Plantation Bay ICI Homes - Kitchen
The Valverde’s spacious, open plan also includes a dramatic grand foyer and gallery, and an expansive gourmet kitchen designed and equipped for entertaining

ICI Homes’ Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club homes in Ormond Beach include their New Valverde model, which was the winner of the Grand Award of the 2012 Flagler Home Builders Association Parade of Homes, and a product of the superior designed talents of the folks at Sisler Johnson Interior Design.

Plantation Bay by ICI Homes - Great Room
Sisler Johnston Interior Design recently completed ICI Homes’ new Valverde model at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (April 4, 2012) – ICI Homes’ new Valverde model at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club, the Grand Award winner of the 2012 Flagler Home Builders Association Parade

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Isles of the World in Parade of Homes 2012
Homes by Deltona has entered the Barton Creek model at Isles of the World in the Northeast Florida 2012 Parade of Homes

Homes by Deltona is a division of the Deltona Corporation. They’ve been building in Florida since 1962, creating more than a dozen communities for more than 200,000 new homeowners. Their mantra is “Florida Living,” and it shows in their new Barton Creek model, located in the Isles of the World community in St. Johns County.  

The Barton Creek model at Isles of the World features more than 2,500 square feet of living space.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (April 2, 2012) – Homes by Deltona has entered the Barton Creek model at Isles of the World in the 2012 Parade of Homes.  The annual event, which showcases the best in newly built homes in

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5000 Town at the St. Johns Town Center

The St. John's Town Center area in Southside is growing again this, time is a new Luxury Residential Rental Community to be called 5000 Town.  The project is well under way and is slated to be completed in November. The Complex will feature 130 luxury apartment units and will be located adjacent to the Season's 52 right on Big Island Drive.

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