September 2013

Found 4 blog entries for September 2013.

Jacksonville Professional Real Estate Photos
  Local Jacksonville wedding photographer Mark Brian of Mark-Brian Photography in Jacksonville says that while it's still lesser-known than fashion or wedding photography, real estate photography has gone from a commodity service to a prestigious craft. In fact, the Photography for Real Estate (PFRE) organization annually awards an outstanding photographer the honor of being the "Top Real Estate Photographer" of the year.   Jacksonville Bad Real Estate Photo
Example of bad Real Estate Photos

How can you actually scare away potential homebuyers before they’ve even walked through the place? Easy. Bad photos. Every glossy magazine from Teen to Time reaffirms the fact that good photos are truly compelling, and bad photos are a serious turn-off.   You could argue that…
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Warranties for Newly Built Homes
Warranties for Newly Built Homes

By: Alan Aptheker
It is more than likely that the most expensive purchase you will ever make is your new home.  Buyers of new construction have that home warranty top-of-mind when considering a new home, and it’s a good idea to pay attention, read the fine print. In fact, if you’re buying a new home, it’s a good idea to look beyond just what that home warranty covers.   You should go into the process knowing how you would make a claim, and what’s the resolution process in the unlikely event of a dispute? All home warranties are not created equal. Many are backed by the builder; others are purchased by the builder from an outside independent company that assumes responsibility for claims. Some homeowners like to…
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New home sales in Nocatee were good for 2012, but for first half 2013, they were off the charts. Up from its number 10 spot in 2012, Nocatee is now the 6th bestselling master planned community in the country, with sales up 72% over the same period last year.  Rankings are published by real estate advisory firm RCLCO in its Mid-Year 2013 Update, which is a survey of total home sales in the first half of 2013 across the country’s top-selling master-planned communities.

Nocatee Town Center

True, sales were up over many new communities this year, but Nocatee’s growth has far outpaced the rest. Nocatee developers, the PARC Group, continue to invest heavily in its ever expanding list of amenities, recreation, and shopping.  And the builders are

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Advantages to New Home Construction Living in St Johns County
Advantages to New Home Construction Living in St Johns County
By: Alan Aptheker

There’s been a lot said and reported about the benefits  -- cultural, social, and otherwise – about living in the hottest building boom area around: St. Johns County. Let’s put come quantifiable stats to complement, and substantiate, the buzz around the popularity of this area.
  ·  Cost of living index in St. Johns County: 90.1 (U.S. average is 100) ·  Estimated median household income: $67,056 ·  Estimated median house or condo value: $321,000 ·  Percentage of residents living in poverty: 8.2% ·  Unemployment rate: 9.1% (Source:   Schools. SchoolMatch, the nation’s largest school selection consulting firm, ranks the public school…
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