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And the awards keep rolling in for our beautiful St. Augustine. The local paper, The St. Augustine Record, has just announced that "Smart Money", a personal finance magazine published by the Wall Street Journal, has named st Augustine one of nine "best places to retire". Apparently, the small siz...
10/21/2010
I researched this question after being asked by a customer who found a new home priced higher than comparable resales and wondered why.  I found there are two different takes on this matter...   Version #1 says new construction is cheaper than it has been in some time due to the lack of demand fo...
10/08/2010
Amendment 4, aka The Florida Hometown Democracy Land Use, is an initiative, which if passed in Nov. by 60% of the voters, will require a taxpayer- funded referendum for each and every new and/or changed amendment to the local government comprehensive land-use plans. The official ballot title is "...
09/02/2010
Interesting piece of information - Northeast Florida in general has increased its jobless rate from 11.2% to 11.7% while St Johns County stands out by having declined in its jobless rate from 8.7 to 8.5 % - something like 220 jobs have been added in the month of June - hey, it's dnot a lot but it...
08/22/2010
Do you think it's true that the banks that sell off their loans are charging a sizable service fee for the loans that are in default? Does that make them less eager to help out a short sale? give me your thoughts?!!!
08/09/2010
Do you know that there will be a concert in the Plaza on July 4th at 6pm. It's the All Star Orchestra - big band swing with a patirotic flair. That's a fun way to start the evening before the fireworks at 9:30. Warning - the bridge of lions will be closed starting at 8:30. Rain is not predicted s...
07/01/2010
What does everyone really think about the state of real estate in May/June in Northeast Florida? Sales are up, yes, but will they go back down now that the tax incentive(s) have expired? Did you know that in the St Johns multi listing system, out of close to 800 listings sold since Jan 1st throug...
06/04/2010
The hurricane season begins on June 1st. Don't want to alarm anyone, but here is some useful information in case we need it for the St. Augustine/Northeast area. http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml  . Also worthwhile to check out the FEMA site. When you get there, be sure to...
05/27/2010
Did you know that reservations for a sought after moooring postion in either the St Augustine Marina(north or south of bridge) or Salt Run, open up starting June 1st?. Local city/boat owners get first dibs from the 1st till the 13th, then St Johns County residents from he 14th and then it opens u...
05/23/2010
Did you know that although the first time home buyer tax credit of $8000 and the $6500 for existing homeowners expired on April 30th, these benefits are still available to eligible military personnel who have been deployed on qualified official extended duty service outside the U.S. for at least ...
05/17/2010
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