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By Minna Reid, Associate Broker
(Killebrew & Company Realty, Inc.)
Becoming a personal representative for a deceased person can be an overwhelming and unexpected experience. The probate process can be complicated, and getting the home sold quickly and smoothly is always the goal. Just follow these 5 steps and you’re golden!1. Determine whether the property needs to go through probate or not. Unless the property is held as husband and wife, in joint tenancy, tenancy by the entireties, or is properly set up in a living trust, the property likely needs to go through the Florida probate process. Need an attorney reference? Contact me!2. Get in touch with a Jacksonville Realtor with experience handling probate properties. Your Realtor will be able to tell you what the home would sell for, and when to get it listed. You may choose to wait until probate is co...
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By Minna Reid, Associate Broker
(Killebrew & Company Realty, Inc.)
Facing foreclosure can be overwhelming! Get the answers to the most common Florida foreclosure questions here!  How long do I have?The Florida foreclosure process is one of the longest in the country. Federal law prevents lenders from even starting a foreclosure action until you're 120 days behind. That gives you 4 months to bring the loan current or call the lender and come up with a workout solution to keep the home. After foreclosure has begun, if you stay involved in your case you will have many more months. Find out more about the Florida foreclosure process here. Should I modify my loan? In a mortgage modification the lender makes permanent changes to the terms of your home loan resulting in a more affordable payment. Keep in mind that while a modification will reduce your paymen...
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By Minna Reid, Associate Broker
(Killebrew & Company Realty, Inc.)
Jacksonville Florida foreclosures are back!A year after the end of the federal foreclosure moratorium that lasted almost two years, Jacksonville, FL foreclosures are back and soaring!According to Attom foreclosure data, foreclosures nationwide have reached pre-pandemic levels, with Jacksonville, FL #3 in foreclosure rates in the country: "Metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million, with the worst foreclosure rates in August 2022 were: Cleveland, OH (one in every 1,820 housing units); Chicago, IL (one in every 1,877 housing units); Jacksonville, FL (one in every 2,074 housing units); Riverside, CA (one in every 2,091 housing units); and Orlando, FL (one in every 2,445 housing units)."It was only a matter of time before the Jacksonville FL market started to shift after se...
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By CORY WEIKEL, Jacksonville Real Estate
(Julington Group - Realtor - Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Riverside 2021 Review2021 was a frustrating year for homebuyers in Riverside as they saw homes in this culture-filled community.Of the 282 Riverside homes sold in this community during 2021, only 138 were on the market for longer than 30 days. That's less than the 149 homes which were off the market within 30 days of the listing going active.The 12-month change in list price for the neighborhood is + 34.8% at over $457,000. the highest home sold for $1,900,000 and included 5,240 sq ft with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms along the St Johns River off St Johns Ave. The lowest-priced home not in rehab condition sold for around $180,000.The Median home sold was between $350,000 and $400,000 which was close to $225 per sq ft. The majority of the homes sold were over 75 years old which makes perfe...
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By CORY WEIKEL, Jacksonville Real Estate
(Julington Group - Realtor - Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Below are the top 3 reasons for moving to Jacksonville FL, scroll to the bottom and for the link to a longer article. Jacksonville is a great place to live and you won't regret moving to this amazing city. 1. Jacksonville FL Cost of Living​Jacksonville is a great low-cost city and the current 2021 cost of living index has it at 93.5, which is lower than the average for the entire country. With the amenities and beaches that Jacksonville has, it is a true bargain to live in this great city.Housing is rated at a low 78 for the cost of living index, so it's far below the national average. With all the people moving to Jacksonville, this will surely go up in the coming years so now is a great time to buy real estate before prices skyrocket. 2. Jacksonville FL Nightlife​Nightlife in Jacksonv...
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By CORY WEIKEL, Jacksonville Real Estate
(Julington Group - Realtor - Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Mandarin is a neighborhood located in the southside community of Jacksonville FL. The neighborhood consists mostly of older homes built in from the 1960s to the 1980s but does have some newer residential tracts that have popped up in recent years. These new residential tracts are compromised of modern homes on smaller lots which is in contrast to the larger lots many of the older homes sit on. Unlike many of the communities in Julington Creek Plantation just to the south, Mandarin doesn't have any community development Districts but does have some residential tracts with HOAs. This is a big deal as it saves between $1000 and $4000 a year in extra fees. The downside is that the amenities those CDDs offer can't be found in Mandarin. However many homes in Mandarin have residential private ...
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By CORY WEIKEL, Jacksonville Real Estate
(Julington Group - Realtor - Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
Riverside is a small community located in the Urban Core neighborhood of Jacksonville Florida. The designated historic community is mainly compromised of homes built before the 1930s. The community is largely residential but does have commercial areas including Five Points and King Street. King Street is the bar area of Riverside and is the hotspot for young military personnel stationed on NAS Jacksonville. There are multiple parks in the neighborhood including Memorial Park which is located on St Johns River.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a popular art museum in the Five Points area that houses 5,000 works of art.  The Museum has a beautiful large garden that is located along St Johns River. The museum is an easy bike ride or walk from the majority of the homes available in Ri...
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(Canopy Mortgage - Leo Namiot)
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By John Kims, Real Estate Investor In Birmingham
(Xero Homebuyers)
Have you tried selling your house through traditional listing process? There could be a chance that a traditional sale is not right for you. Learn about the tops signs that you should not go the traditional sale way in this post.Traditional sale is not right for every property in Jacksonville, Florida. Some situations and houses will find greater benefits by simply selling directly and quickly. Many homeowners don’t usually consider a direct sale. However, they should. With very expensive commission costs coupled with no guarantee sale date, trying to sell a house by listing it can be a gamble. In this post, we have highlighted some top signs that you should sell a house directly instead of going the traditional listing process in Jacksonville.You have a specific timeframeThe traditiona...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Pumpkin Patches in Northeast Florida 2020Pumpkin Patches in Jacksonville Florida Hidden Fields Jax Pumpkin Patch NO PUMPKIN PATCH  Isle of Faith Pumpkin Patch Location: 1821 San Pablo Road S., Jacksonville, FL, 32224 Dates: October 10th thru the 31st 2020 Hours: Monday - Friday: 12:oopm-7:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am-7:00 pm They also have a trick or treat day October 31  Mandarin United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch Location: 11270 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32223 Dates: Until October 31 Hours: 10am - 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 9pm on Sundays Ortega United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch Location: 4807 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl, 32210 Dates: September 30 - October 31, 2020 Hours: 7 days a week 10:00am - 8:00pm (904) 389-5556  River of Life United Methodist Ch...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
How to Sell and Buy A Home at The Same Time Without Going CrazyThe key word here is crazy, isn't it? Real estate can make you a little crazy with just one transaction happening, but throw in another one and boom! Stress levels have climbed Mount Ernest, but hopefully after you read this blog post you will feel a little bit better about selling your current home and buying another one. Here are 7 options to help you sell, then buy a home with the least amount of stress and hassle............ The ideal option is to be able to buy a house, without having to close on your current one first. You feel less rushed, and can look without that nagging feeling that you're running out of time. Negotiations are easier, because you won't have the contingency of having to sell before you can close on ...
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By Keith Jones, CPA, I help GOOD FOLKS solve IRS tax problems & restore
(Keith Jones, CPA TheCPATaxProblemSolver)
  Bank Levy: Insider Tricks To Stop One  Your Best Defense Against A Bank Levy A Collection Due Process Hearing, also known as a CDP hearing, may be your last best chance to resolve a tax controversy and stop a bank levy with the IRS short of tax litigation. The IRS does not allow taxpayers to request these hearings for “frivolous” reasons. That includes refusing to pay tax on religious or moral grounds. What Are Some Legitimate Reasons to Request a CDP Hearing? You want to seek payment alternatives such as a payment plan or an offer in compromise. To get these plans accepted, you must file all delinquent returns. You have a terminal illness and overwhelming medical bills. You can’t pay because you’re living on Social Security or unemployment. You can’t afford to pay with your income—th...
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By Keith Jones, CPA, I help GOOD FOLKS solve IRS tax problems & restore
(Keith Jones, CPA TheCPATaxProblemSolver)
Collection alternatives if you cannot pay the tax debt We know the story: things are tight financially, so you either (1) do not file the tax return, or (2) file the return but don’t pay the balance due. But do not worry, you tell yourself, next year will be better. Now it is 2-3 years later and a letter arrives from the IRS, and the threats start, and maybe it has even gotten to the point of actual levy and seizure activity. Now the IRS is wreaking havoc on your financial life and you simply do not know what to do. We know. We have helped many clients through that exact scenario. Fear not, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Table of Contents Collection alternatives if you cannot pay the tax debt Installment Agreement Uncollectable Status Offer-in-Compromise As it turns out the ...
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By Pam Graham, Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties
(All Real Estate Options)
Protecting Your Family While Selling Your Homein A Covid WorldYou may have heard, that the inventory levels in Northeast Florida real estate market is very low. We are seeing even more multiple offers situations and houses going under contract quickly.If they’re priced right and not ugly, of course. Levels like we saw in 2005, even lower! So that means we need more houses for the current buyer demand. I think a big reason we have such a small amount of homes on the market is due to owners being nervous about listing their home, and opening it up to strangers who may or may not have the virus.That’s very understandable and while I’ll be talking about ways to protect you and your family in this blog post, I am not going to guilt you into listing and tell you that it’s perfectly safe. That...
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