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Tips for Preparing for Retirement from Equifax

Whether or not retirement is on your immediate radar, if it is within a few years for you, it’s no doubt something that’s on your mind. Preparing to leave the workforce, downsizing into a smaller home (maybe finding a home in a Jacksonville active adult community) and budgeting to live off of savings will all […]

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Cost Effective Jacksonville New Home Repairs

During the holiday season, we often times focus all our money and efforts and buying presents for friends and loved ones. This holiday season, Jacksonville new home residents should also plan on spending time and money on keeping their home running smoothly and efficiently. Here are some top cost effective tips for making sure you […]

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Diversify Your Income for Financial Success

Just like with retirement savings, it can pay to diversify your income. The Equifax Finance Blog makes some suggestions on how to increase your income in the article, “ Money Management: Ways to Diversify Your Income.” If you already have a job and are trying to think of other ways you could make money, here […]

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HUD Homes Moving Quicker Than Ever

Money and real estate writer Ilyce Glink explains the process of buying a home through HUD with “ How to Buy a HUD Home” on the Equifax blog. The Federal Housing Agency (FHA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are working on making it easier for homebuyers to find and purchase affordably-priced […]

St. Augustine Housing Market is Recovering According to National Economist

Times are tough, but good news is, the housing market may be improving. According to a leading national economist, the St. Augustine housing market has been recovering with a 10.4 percent increases in overall sales. “Locally, the market is beginning to stabilize,” Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors chief economist and senior vice president of […]

Two Florida Estate Homes Up For Auction

Concierge Auctions recently announced that two estate homes owned by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver are up for auction. The well-known couple are the owners of the Shoe Carnival chain and prior owners of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Two new families will soon be able to call these estate homes their own, […]

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Jacksonville Real Estate in North St. Augustine From Mattamy Homes

There are even more single-family homes available from Mattamy Homes, as they continue to expand in Florida. If you’re in the real estate market looking for a new home, you can find quality, affordable single-family homes from Mattamy Homes, located off of U.S. 1 in North St. Augustine. A recent acquisition of 84 new home […]

Own an Award-Winning Home Today from Mattamy Homes

If you’re a home buyer looking for Jacksonville new homes, you could own an award-winning home from Mattamy Homes, builders with many communities in Fla., and division offices in Jacksonville and Orlando. During the 2010 Parade of Homes for Model Homes , Mattamy Homes was awarded two Gold Awards for their model homes at Durbin […]

HAMP Expands Mortgage Assistance With Help for Underwater Loans

The idea of “water” in the summer usually conjures up images waves pounding the beach, quiet days at the lake or sparkling blue swimming pools. This summer, the Home Affordable Modification Program has news for people who are not so fond of “water” terms at all – because their home mortgages are “underwater.” If  you […]

Bury a Statue if You Must, But Also Follow These Tips to Sell Your Jacksonville Home

Dating back to 1979 in the U.S., some home buyers have claimed that burying a statue of St. Joseph in your yard will hasten the sale of your home. According to Snopes.com, a site dedicated to publishing facts about urban legends, rumors and myths, no conclusive evidence has been found to show that statues of […]