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    The Beginner’s Guide to Jacksonville, Florida

    By Caroline & Steve Strickland | March 5, 2022

    Written by: Caroline Strickland, Realtor I landed in Jacksonville on July 5, 2020. Rather, I got to town in a red, four-door car that was packed to the brim and carrying a snoring cat in a dog carrier in the front seat. After leaving college (and most of my furniture) behind in New Jersey, I... Read More

    It Saves Money to Leave the Snow for the Sunshine and Plenty of Millionaires Are Doing It

    By Stefan Zander | March 26, 2020

    There have been two reasons most people from the North move to sunny Florida, especially after retirement – better weather and the ability to get more for your money. In a recent article by The Wall Street Journal, another component is now becoming more prevalent amongst millionaires and billionaires. The article shares moving to Florida... Read More

    Sunset Sails in St. Augustine

    By Karen Zander | April 10, 2019

    As millions of tourists travel through historic St. Augustine year after year, they often utilize the historic St. Augustine bayfront as the perfect backdrop to capture the memory of their vacation. With its iconic lions at the foot of the bridge and the sailboats along the water, it’s a breathtaking view and one worth capturing. Now, locals... Read More

    Go Gators- to Gator Beach!

    By Karen Zander | December 6, 2018

    St. Augustine’s Crescent Beach is tough to beat, just like the Florida Gators football team’s Fun ‘n’ Gun offenses when Steve Spurrier was at the helm. Crescent Beach is known for its wide sandy beaches- really the best of Florida and still relatively undiscovered. You won’t find the nightlife of South Beach nor the hordes... Read More

    St. Johns County Offers the Most in Florida Home Buying Power

    By Karen Zander | September 11, 2018

    St. Augustine, located in St. Johns County, Florida, is used to making Top Ten Lists. It’s a regular occurrence, and who wouldn’t want to live in a charming, European-influenced, historic oceanfront town in sunny Florida? But this week, we learned that St. Johns County made a Top Ten List: it was ranked No. 1 overall... Read More

    Historic St. Augustine- You can live here, too!

    By Karen Zander | June 27, 2018

    America’s Oldest City is home to a thriving business core of locally owned restaurants, coffee shops and even a new craft donut shop (Thank you, thank you, thank you!), living history museums, art galleries and fun little shops filled with surprises, but it’s also home in the true sense of the word. St. Augustine’s historic... Read More

    It’s All About the Elevation

    By Karen Zander | May 21, 2018

    Once upon a time, Northeast Florida residents believed that we were immune from the damages caused by hurricanes. Our area of Florida, along the Atlantic coast, isn’t the typical landfall point for hurricanes and hadn’t historically seen damage like the Gulf Coast or South Florida areas had. Then came Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane... Read More

    St. Augustine Beach- Livin’ is easy!

    By Karen Zander | May 2, 2018

    St. Augustine Beach, the laid-back, sun-loving, surfer sister to historic St. Augustine, becomes the focus of buyers as the days grow longer, the sun shines brighter, and the shorts and flip flops come out. And why not? Miles of flat, white sand beaches, ice cream shops and locally owned walk-up taco joints, wide sidewalks made... Read More

    FSBO’s, Fizber, and Flimflammery

    By Karen Zander | April 13, 2018

    Every spring, we get a lot of questions from folks thinking of selling their homes. Some think they’ll save money by selling without a real estate professional, so we thought we’d share a bit of insight on the likelihood of success with that method. Sellers often believe that by going it alone, they will end... Read More

    New Life for Antigua!

    By Stefan Zander | August 9, 2017

    Looks like we’ll finally see some activity on one of the last big land parcels on Anastasia Island, as Dream Finders Homes closed last week on the 116-acre Antigua of Anastasia Island just north of SR312 and just east of the Matanzas River. The waterfront parcel was slated to be developed back in the early... Read More