June 2012

Found 6 blog entries for June 2012.

Paperless Mortgage - E Signature
Paperless Mortgage - E Signature
By: Alan Aptheker

Been to a closing lately? Did you see any indication that electronic signatures have been legal in the United States since the year 2000?  Click to sign has the potential to be the new “swipe to buy,” but it’s been slow to catch on, as acceptance at the Federal Housing Administration and the Internal Revenue Service has been tepid.

Ask Well Fargo spokesman Jim Hines. "For some lenders, having an inconsistent process across all products is not an option. They're holding off implementing electronic signatures until they can offer them for all products." There are signs that the IRS and the FHA are softening by developing policies that let mortgage lenders and borrowers e-sign a variety of mortgage

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RiverTown's amenity center
RiverTown’s amenity center

RiverTown, the 4,170-acre St. Joe Company master-planned residential development in St. Johns County has officially opened its state of the art amenity and fitness center. Taking up more than 11 acres, the list of sports, and leisure options at Rivertown has something for everyone -- fitness, family fun, nature trails, even accommodations for fishing and boating just a short distance from any of the RiverTown community homes. 

ST. JOHNS, Fla. (June 13, 2012) – Hundreds of residents and visitors alike gathered to celebrate the opening of RiverTown’s all-new amenity center Saturday, May 19. This state-of-the-art amenity center boasts a splash pool with corkscrew waterslide, a lap pool, tennis courts, fitness center and club

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Grand Ravine Exterior
Grand Ravine Exterior

Homes by Deltona is opening up a community with a new innovative, contemporary floor plan. Single level homes, or "flats" are becoming more and more prevalent in the new homebuilder market.  Read the Deltona Homes press release to find out more about Grand Ravine by Deltona in St. Augustine.

Grand Ravine Entrance
Grand Ravine Entrance

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (June 11, 2012) – Homes by Deltona has introduced “flats” or single-level floor plans at its Grand Ravine community located near St. Augustine Shores.

          “Single-story homes are among the most requested style of home today, and we have already sold half of the units in our first building,” said Homes by Deltona Vice President Joanne Stoval.  “Our new flats include energy efficient

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RealtyTrac Foreclosures Sales First Quarter 2012

‎Homes in some stage of foreclosure or bank Real Estate Owned (REOs) properties accounted for more than a quarter of all U.S. residential sales during the first quarter, according to new data from Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac. This is up from 22% of all sales in the fourth quarter of 2011 and up from 25% of all sales in the first quarter of 2011.

Third parties purchased a total of 233,299 residential properties in some stage of pre-foreclosure - defaults and scheduled foreclosure auctions - or REO properties during the first quarter, an increase of 8% from the previous quarter and virtually unchanged from the first quarter of 2011.

The average sales price of homes in foreclosure or REO properties was $161,214 in the first quarter, down 1% from

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John Gorrie Condos - Reading Room
John Gorrie Condos - Reading Room

Trivia Quiz:
Every Florida resident should know this one. Who invented the first air conditioner? The answer is at the bottom of this article. (Do not skip ahead!)

John Gorrie Junior High School was built in 1923, and for decades was the center of learning for thousands of middle-schoolers throughout the years.  John Gorrie Junior High School closed in 1997 and was purchased by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver in February of 2009. The school has been completely renovated to house upscale condominium units, and given the sheer size of the building, its Riverside location and historical significance, the renovation of the school is a great example of the continuing revitalization of the Riverside Avondale historic

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Their home was on the market for a year with another Real Estate agent. One year and less that ten showings. No offers. It literally just sat there. Frustrated, Tom and Nancy G. took it off the market. Why? 

Watch and listen to the Tom and Nancy talk about how Bloom Realty sold their home is 17  days. How did we do it? We work hard. What a concept.  Yes, our method it works, and the proof is in the pudding. It worked to for Tom and Nancy.

They talk about their relationship with Bloom Realty, and our Bloom Realty professionals, Joi Perkins and Alan Aptheker. 

Open houses, social media, blogging,  professional photography, video, and the property was sold in 17 days. Our secret sauce: Communications, exposure -- everywhere -- and developing a…
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