First Time Home Buyer Programs in Florida

How would you like to be given $15,000 to help you buy your first home?  If you’re planning to buy in Duval County there is a mortgage program in place through the state of Florida that offers up to $15,000 in down payment or closing cost assistance.  The money is received by the buyer as a $15,000 second mortgage.  Each…

Hurricanes And Homeownership – What You Need to Know

⋅ Hurricanes And Homeownership: The Facts on Florida Living ⋅ We are right at the height of the hurricane season.  Erika just blew by and Fred is forming off the coast of Africa.  Living in Florida, we track hurricanes like investors track the stock market. In Jacksonville, it’s very rare to get a direct hit.  Usually the hurricane gets bounced back out to…

Good News for Jacksonville Housing Market

June’s housing market numbers are the largest on record, according to the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS, (NEFAR). The number of home sales in the Greater Jacksonville area was the largest for any one month.  The number of sales even surpassed those of 2006 and 2007. Other statistics of interest from NEFAR  June report were: Pending sales spiked up 31.8…

Welcome to my Website

I’ve put together a website, along with my awesome web developers at Craimark Studios, to try to bring you some information on home buying and real estate advice and home selling that may help you understand the process.  There are also pages about different parts of Jacksonville, along with what happens when you buy, build or sell a home, and what…