September 2014

Found 7 blog entries for September 2014.


the_hidden_truth_behind_new_homes_1556One of the biggest deceptions made to a Ponte Vedra beach house new construction buyer stems from subtle hints or incentives a builder will provide - in hopes of eliminating a Realtor in the deal.  A wise purchaser will realize the builder has everything to gain by eliminating a purchaser’s representation, and unfortunately, people fall into that trap every day.

Here are a couple common things your new construction builder has likely failed to mention regarding your new construction purchase:

Clearance Prices in Sales Literature Can Be Negotiated:

Will they negotiate and offer these prices to you, the buyer?  Not likely.  They often say they will pass on the savings, but then re-capture it in other ways.  Some provide extremely complex

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Where are people moving to in Northeast Florida?

It's not a Jacksonville vs St. Johns popularity contest but...

We have seen a definite trend in relocation of the millennial and baby boomer generation in the pictures below for the 2007-2013 time frame. In using the figures from RealtyTrac you can see below that millennial prefer Duval County with an over 10% increase in population and Baby Boomers prefer St. Johns County wint an over 10% increase in population.



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ponte_vedra_beachIn an area that most people think of as built out and developed, the parking lots and wooded area owned by the PGA Tour may provide the last, large scale opportunity.  In heated discussions, the PGA tour is working for re-zoning and waivers against some popular protest. The PGA tour would like to combine all the parcels into one large 180 acre development. The different parcels do have approval for such projects as commercial use or 684 residential multi-family units (condos or apartments). Most of the disagreement is not about combining the parcels but the waiver of building restrictions such as sign heights and buffers for connecting properties. Further concern  are caused by there being no definite plan being made for the final development

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house-2-062414_400Opening December 2014 they will have six designs of one to two story plans ranging from 1750sf to 2750sf.

What's amazing is their architectural designs are not all the same! You can pick a craftsman, french country, low country, Tuscan, English country style or neo-classical. There is something for everybody.

Homes will start in the low $200's with lake and nature preserve views. Don't forget Cypress Park is nearby with it's own pool, playground, dog park and event lawn.

Contact us at 904-273-0125 to get on the waiting list or to learn more about Nocatee.

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prepare_your_home_400This is an addition to the article "Ask the Experts: What Should Home Sellers Do to Prepare for a Home Inspection?”





dont hide what is working during the inspection

1. Don’t hide what isn’t working: If an appliance isn’t working, leave a note that indicates what isn’t working and how you’re getting it fixed. Don’t try to conceal defects because it can make the inspector start to view you as dishonest and wonder what else you’re hiding.

make things accesible in the house
2. Make things accessible: Ensure the location of the attic and crawlspace are identified and easy to access. Don’t make a home inspector move your belongings in order to do his or her job. Also, don't forget to leave keys if you have any of the closets locked up.

check the lightbulbs
3. Check the light bulbs:
If a light isn’t working, the inspector needs to

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Standard Pacific currently has the following available in Nocatee:

Greenleaf Village

They have approximately 12 homes remaining in this community. There are 4 home designs to choose from in Greenleaf Village (Plymouth, Hamilton, Castleberry and Bethany). The model is the Hamilton. These homes start in the $300s.

 Greenleaf Lake

They have approximately 32 home sites remaining in this community to sell. There are 4 home designs to choose from in Greenleaf Lakes (Plymouth, Hamilton, Carina and Bethany). These homes start in the $300s.

Villas at Nocatee

The Villas at Nocatee are currently open for sale out of the Greenleaf Village model. They have approximately 83 home sites remaining in this community to sell. There are 5 home designs

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