September 2008

Found 7 blog entries for September 2008.


You may want to purchase Jacksonville property but you have doubts about your qualifications.  You may think you don’t earn enough money, or your credit score is too low to qualify for a loan. Possibly you have experienced a foreclosure and even a bankruptcy in the recent past.  In your mind you have about as much chance of owning a home as you do of owning a private island in the South Pacific.

But you could be mistaken.  An FHA guarantee allows more potential home owners to be approved for a mortgage with less stringent requirements.  The government wants you to own property, and it is willing to back up the banks who lend money so that the economy continues to thrive. 

Income and Employment

Since qualifying for a FHA loan is more flexible than a

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If you are looking to purchase Ponte Vedra Beach real estate, you may be wondering about local job prospects. The good news is that there are several major employers within twenty miles of Ponte Vedra Beach who are hiring right now. With openings in nearly every industry from construction, finance, human resources, retail, management, and more, you are sure to find just the right employment opportunity for you. As you search Ponte Vedra Beach homes for sale, keep these employers in mind.

United Parcel Service

Also known as UPS, this company offers employment opportunities at all experience levels from part-time and full-time drivers to package handling, dispatch, and management.


Goodyear is a well-known company all over the United

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how_does_one_go_about_selling_a_home_themselves_600_01Sometimes when homeowners decide to sell their homes, for a variety of reasons, they do not consider how potential buyers may feel about the home’s condition. Unfortunately, the condition of your home can be a determining factor for whether or not a home buyer will make an offer on your house.

If you live in the Jacksonville Beach area, you should be aware that there a lot of choices for buyers in the market for Jacksonville Beach properties. It is very important that your home is in good order to get the very best price. It would not be wise to ignore small repairs to your home that could potentially make your home worth much more if they were done in advance.

Small Details Can Equal Big Bucks

Buyers who are looking to purchase Jacksonville

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As a potential home buyer, you may or may not understand the benefits of an FHA mortgage loan. Using an FHA loan to purchase a St. Augustine property is a good idea for many reasons. With lower interest rates than most conventional loans, less strict qualification guidelines, and down payment grant programs available to those who qualify, FHA mortgage loans can even make home ownership possible for those with less than perfect credit or for buyers with limited or no money for a down payment. If you dream of owning a home, it is possible that an FHA loan is the right choice for you.

What Is An FHA Loan?

An FHA mortgage loan is a loan which is insured by the FHA, or Federal Housing Authority. These loans are issued through private lenders based on a set

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When you put up your home for sale in St. Johns County, you are probably hoping for a quick sale. If you have hired a real estate agent, you are moving in the right direction. A real estate agent can help you to sell your home more quickly and can offer valuable insight into St. Johns County real estate. Additionally, these tips for selling your St. Johns County property will ensure your home is sold as quickly as possible for the best possible price.   

Tip # 1 – Set A Competitive Price

Though you may be hoping to make a lot of money from the potential sale of your home, it is important to be realistic. There are a lot of homes for sale in St. Johns County, so work with your agent to compromise on a competitive price. If your home is overpriced, you

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Now is a great time to buy one of the many homes for sale in Jacksonville Beach. With a comparatively strong real estate market, Jacksonville Beach has a lot to offer potential buyers. While the median home price in Jacksonville Beach is $485,000, there are many homes in the area for sale with prices starting in the low $200,000’s with plenty of space and great features for even the most discriminating home buyer. Jacksonville Beach real estate is full of diverse communities. Regardless of what your your needs or wants may be as you shop for homes, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for in Jacksonville Beach Florida. Especially if you are a first time home buyer, these tips for buying a home in Jacksonville Beach will help make the process

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Living in a beach community comes with its unique challenges, especially when it comes to hurricanes and storms. Below are several storm safety tips to ensure your Ponte Vedra Beach property stays in tact during the 2008 hurricane season.

 Tip # 1 – Know The Evacuation Routes

First and foremost, your personal safety is the most important thing. Be prepared and know all of the evacuation routes in your area so that you can leave in a safe and timely manner. Evacuate as soon as you are informed to do so by your local officials instead of waiting until the last minute.

 Tip # 2 – Storm Shutters

Be prepared with storm shutters and board up for a storm. To ensure your property weathers the storm as best it can, storm shutters are a necessity. If you

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