Jacksonville, FL Real Estate News

By Rick Thomas
(Rick Thomas)
I found the perfect community for my family.  It is located just south of Jacksonville in St. Johns County.  The owners of this community are Environmentally friendly and work to preserve land and wildlife in Florida.  My wife has fallen in love with our homesite purchased in the "Trails District" of this planned community, because she will be able to walk in nature and meet all her neighbors.  You can check it our yourself at http://www.joe.com/web/TownsAndHomes/RiverTown
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By Tim Fennell, Jacksonville Real Estate
(The Legends of Real Estate, REALTORS®)
Jacksonville is consistently rated as one of the top "Hottest Cities in America" for business expansions and relocations by site consultants in an annual poll for Expansion Management Magazine. In fact, Jacksonville has been in the top 10 for eight straight years and is the only city to be ranked #1 three times.In a previous article we discussed how affordable housing is in Jacksonville compared to other top destination cities. But it's not just about the money -- it's the lifestyle!First, water. Almost everyone wants to live on or near water. You might say that waterfront property acquisition is one of the few investments that can be described as a true no-brainer. After all, they just ain't making any more of it. And Jacksonville has been blessed with an abundance of it from the uncro...
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By Tim Fennell, Jacksonville Real Estate
(The Legends of Real Estate, REALTORS®)
As mentioned in my previous article, Jacksonville has earned the distinction of being one of the most affordable cities in America. And, when compared to the rest of Florida, real estate in Jacksonville is a downright bargain! In fact, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, Jacksonville is the 68th-most affordable market of 158 markets surveyed nationwide. And in Florida, where prices have sky-rocketed, Jacksonville remained by far the most affordable major market, ahead of Tampa, Orlando and Miami.That's one of the reasons why so many Californians are relocating to our area. In fact, according to data compiled by the IRS, more people moved to Jacksonville from San Diego County than from any other county in the nation between 2...
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