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Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St John, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra Tax Refunds, a Fool, a Mogul, and a Samurai

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 3:24pm. 165 Views, 0 Comments.

This Tuesday’s tax filing deadline doesn’t pass without standing as the annual reminder to all of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St John, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra’s taxpayers that time seems to pass ever more quickly—as do the comings and goings of our earnings. The best estimate is that this year 70% of Americans will have overpaid by close to $3,000—making their tax refund checks the only smile-producing part of the annual ritual.

The Motley Fool financial site offered its insight into how most people plan to spend their refunds—but at least one real estate mogul counseled for a definite ultimate destination for those dollars. Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St John, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra real estate could play an important role.

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For Spring Cleaning in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St John, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, Keywords for Googling

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 9:28am. 62 Views, 0 Comments.

Ah, springtime! As the daylight hours grow longer and buds and blossoms dot Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St John, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra’s trees and gardens, even when a rainy day is in the forecast, the feeling of new life in the air can’t be denied!

Also undeniable is the all-too-apparent fact that Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St John, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra’s bright April sunlight is now illuminating months’ worth of dirt on the windows. And now we can see more areas of the carpet that show the winter’s accumulation of … what is that?

For residents from one end of Florida to the other, the balmy weather definitely triggers a popular urge to put households in shape. But since there is a simultaneous contradictory urge to get

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Home Prices Are Accelerating Again

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 11:19am. 560 Views, 0 Comments.

Home prices posted a strong growth in closing out the final quarter of 2015, despite a moderating pace of sales, according to a new quarterly report released by the National Association of REALTORS® this week.

The 5 Priciest Markets

The five most expensive housing metro areas in the fourth quarter of 2015 were:

  1. San Jose, Calif.: $940,000 (the median existing single-family home price)

  2. San Francisco: $781,600

  3. Honolulu: $716,600

  4. Anaheim-Santa Ana, Calif.: $708,700

  5. San Diego, $546,800

The 5 Least Expensive Markets

The following are the five lowest-cost metro areas as of the fourth quarter of 2015:

  1. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio: $81,200 (the median existing single-family home price)

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Capital Gains – your Home

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 11:16am. 308 Views, 0 Comments.

Capital Gains tax on the sale of your home can be confusing.

If you are single, 250,000 is excluded from capital gains tax. So if you make less than 250,000 on the sale of your primary residence, no tax is due. If you are married and as a couple you file a joint return, than the exclusion is 500,000.

But, what if you were married and your spouse dies? The IRS says that if the spouse dies and the remaining spouse sells the home within two years, the living spouse can claim the 500,000 exemption without filing a joint return.

Do remember that the gain is the value the property has increased in value over the time of ownership less capital improvements made by the owners.

 

The IRS states that the value of the home is the value as of the date

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Jacksonville has its own Candy Man: You’ll Find Him at Sweet Pete’s

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 3:21pm. 271 Views, 0 Comments.

No, Willy Wonka has not moved to Jacksonville, Florida. But someone who’s just as in love with sweet treats is dishing up happiness here.

When Peter Behringer was 11, his mother opened a family chocolate business which eventually grew to 32 locations. Bitten by the chocolate bug, after graduating from college, Peter opened his own Sweet Pete’s candy shop in a historic Jacksonville home. Following a 2014 appearance on CNBC’s The Profit, Sweet Pete’s opened a new Jacksonville location in the Seminole Club, a building dating back to 1903, at 400 N. Hogan Street.

That location is now one of the largest candy complexes in the U.S.— 23,000 square feet comprising the factory, a restaurant and bar, 2 retail stores, an event center, a rooftop patio

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St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Lend a Wonderful Glow to the Season

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 12:32pm. 362 Views, 0 Comments.

Following is a list of holiday events in St. Augustine and Jacksonville.

 

One of the most spectacular displays of holiday lights in the country is just a one-hour drive from Jacksonville: St. Augustine’s 22nd Annual Nights of Lights. Through January 31, this 450-year-old city is illuminated with more than three million tiny white lights covering every inch of its historic district. You can explore on foot, by bicycle, pedicab, horse and carriage or the Old Town Trolley. Don’t miss the main plaza, Plaza de la Constitución, where lights are draped around every tree and a Christmas tree has pride of place in the center.

 

Specialty tours include the Eco Tours Nights of Lights Tour, a one-hour boat ride for up to 12 guests (through January

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Census Bureau data shows that the Millennials are more eager to buy expensive real estate properties

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 1:15pm. 1084 Views, 0 Comments.

While baby boomers are moving towards smaller, less expensive real estate markets, the Millennials, who are not just flushed with cash (not many, but a significant number of them) but also ambition, tend to move into more expensive neighbourhoods according to the Census bureau data recently released. Despite various ups and downs in the economy, according to United States survey by Harris Poll in August 2014 92% of millennials who currently don’t own a home intend to purchase it in near future. The sample consisted of 2000 adults ages 18+.

 

According to the Redfin (the Harris Poll was conducted for Redfin) tabulation of US Census data the homeownership rate for millennials is 42%.

 

There was a time when the expensive real estate market

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Florida consumers showing confidence in the economy

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 9:40am. 954 Views, 0 Comments.

 

A strong signal that the economy is running at a steady pace is when consumers maintain a high confidence in the economy. A University of Florida survey in August concluded that consumer confidence in Florida residents was at a post-recession high of 83. Although it is a good indicator that the economy is on the upswing, it is not growing as rapidly as it should have, otherwise the consumer confidence level should have been over 92.

 

The index is benchmarked to a 1966 level of 100 and it can range between 2 and 150.

 

Nonetheless, it is good news. The index has not been this high since April 2007. The confidence in Florida reflects the overall national mood. The survey was broad-based among all ages and income levels.

 

Are

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When is the Fed going to increase the interest rates on loans and mortgages?

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:49am. 914 Views, 0 Comments.

The Fed has kept its key short-term rate near zero since December 2008 and on this rate rests how much interest consumers and businesses pay on different types of loans and mortgages. As the job market is improving and there is a general upswing in the economy sooner or later the Fed will have to roll back its stimulus efforts and raise interest rates. When is that going to happen, is the ultimate question.

 

The Fed chair Janet Yellen is in no mood to commit to a deadline although economists of various hues are predicting that interest rates are not going to rise until the summer of 2015 at the earliest. In a recent statement the Fed said that the interest rates should remain low for a “considerable time” and it’s anybody’s guess what this

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What is new at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 2:12pm. 1040 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Just to know how lush green and spiritually rejuvenating a community Nocatee in Ponte Vedra is, almost two-thirds of the allocated land is placed in preservation and protection. Amidst abundant natural beauty, Nocatee, ranked 5th best-selling community in America, is replete with awe-inspiring landscaping, peaceful nature preserves and sparklingly clean lakes. Encompassing all that the modern world has to offer like restaurants, shopping centers, recreational facilities, well-stocked and networked libraries and schools, Nocatee is undoubtedly North Florida’s fastest-growing master-planned coastal community. The main highlight is of course, the Ponte Vedra Beach, that might be just a few minutes’ drive away from your home.

 

Nocatee in

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