Friday, May 29, 2015

Finding Your Dream Home Amidst The Ruins

As I am sure many of you have heard the  phrase " a diamond in the rough".  Many areas throughout the US still have thousands of homes of all shapes, sizes and values that could be your next diamond.

As a Broker working on many parts of Duval County/Jacksonville FL and the beaches, I continue to be amazed at just how many homes have been left to deteriorate, are in need of repair, or may be newer homes that were abandoned and therefore neglected.   These home range in value from the 25k to over 500k. (estimate).

As I mentioned before, Jacksonville is the largest land area/county in the US.  With most of these homes being located between the Atlantic Ocean and the St Johns River, the diversity and beauty that many of these locations can offer the right fit for most buyers seeking homes in North Florida.

If you are ready to roll up your sleeves and build that sweat equity that many of us in the industry know is key to wealth building, Jacksonville is a treasure trove for doing so. 

I invite you to do your home work, contact me via email or my mobile.  Please visit my web site 

Let us work with you to find you next home that offers great value, instant equity and a place to call home.  If you are willing to invest the time and effort, you will no doubt build your investment in Jacksonville's distressed property market.

Panoramic View - Upgrading Home - "Project Cortez"

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Monday, May 18, 2015

The Mass Migration to Florida

Now that Florida has become the third most populous state in the country,  we should begin to define the insight and decision making that is driving this migration to the sunshine state.

Historically, Florida was known as a destination for retirees and those who were seeking warm weather and cheap living.

For the most part, the state has evolved in all areas.  It now employs countless educated employees who work for regional companies that include many of the fortune 1000.  It has a fantastic healthcare system, including world renowned Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida. 

A vast number of rich buyers(international) have flooded the South Florida market and are now seeking investment and homeownership in all parts of the state. 

Florida has no state income tax and many of the wealthy including the likes of Tony Robins (once a California native)  now call Farida home. 

The climate is great by any standards.  The cost of living (with the exception of South Florida) is very reasonable.

Universities in Florida are nationally ranked...University of Florida, Florida Sate University.  Other smaller and private universities are sought out for specialized degrees.

Finally, Jacksonville Florida was voted one of the best cites for entrepreneurs to start a small business.  The city strongly promotes small business growth and development.

If you are thinking of relocating, by all means do your homework.  I think you will finds that any part of Florida will have a place that you can easily and happily call home

Rising Sun, Jacksonville Florida