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HabiJax and Supporters Dedicate New Homes

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

An outpouring of gratitude and blessings marked a recent ceremony in New Town as new homeowners, volunteers, supporters and Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville (HabiJax) staff dedicated newly built homes, including the organization’s 2,000th home.


The ceremony included a stirring hands-on blessing of the new home in New Town. The Raysor’s family home represented the dozen new homes dedicated at the recent ceremony. Photo by Stout Photography.

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Exquisite Move-in Ready Home by elacora Available at The Bluffs on Plummers Cove

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Lot2 Bluffs Fairwater Front

Homebuyers seeking a luxuriously appointed, energy-efficient new home offering pristine natural beauty and convenience have a new option in elacora’s Fairwater at The Bluffs on Plummers Cove. The Fairwater is a beautiful new home at The Bluffs, an intimate, richly wooded community offering vistas of the St. Johns River and quick access to major roadways, employment centers, shopping, dining and more.

“Our Fairwater quick close home is available now for a buyer who wants what is nearly impossible to find – a new home in Historic Mandarin,” said Victoria Robbins, exclusive agent for elacora Northeast Florida. “This gorgeous home is loaded with upgrades and ready for move-in now.”

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Tamaya Ready to Welcome New Residents Home, New Serena Model Home to Open in July

June 27th, 2016 · No Comments


The master-planned community of Tamaya is making way for future residents. Nearly 150 families currently call the community home.

Tamaya’s second neighborhood, Bella Nika, recently opened and a new model by ICI Homes is opening in July. The new neighborhood offers a variety of home sites, including 50-foot-wide, 60-foot-wide and 75-foot-wide sites as well as 85-foot-wide sites, making Tamaya accessible to a larger number of home buyers. [Read more →]

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Florida Blue Free Tuesdays at Cummer Museum

June 26th, 2016 · No Comments


Every Tuesday, enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens from 4 to 9 p.m., sponsored by Florida Blue.  Free tours will begin at 7 p.m.

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New River Quest Boat Tours

June 25th, 2016 · No Comments

With the warmer, summer weather here to stay for awhile, enjoy the new boat tours with the St. Johns River Taxi. The River Taxi is now available for eco tours, Jacksonville Zoo trips and sunset river cruises.
Running every 30 minutes, the river taxi stops at the Northbank Riverwalk at The Landing, the Southbank at Friendship Fountain, Southbank at the The Doubletree Hotel, Southbank Riverwalk at The Lexington Hotel and at Metropolitan Park during special events. For more information, visit the website here.

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Activating the St. Johns subject of recent panel discussion

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments

A recent session titled, “Destination Riverfront: Activating the St. Johns” was hosted by the North Florida chapter of the Urban Land Institute and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.  Held at the Haskell Building with a view of the river, a Standing Room Only crowd listened as visitors from Oklahoma City described the transformation of their city from an investment in their river.

MM and panel one

Maxine McBride, far left, president, Clockwork Marketing Services, moderates the Audience Q & A portion. The panelists are, l to r, Pat Downes, development director, Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority; Mike Knopp, executive director, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation; Capt. Jim Stuber, waterways coordinator/dock master, City of Jacksonville; and Dr. Quinton White, executive director, JU Marine Science Research Institute.

The session was suggested by Maxine McBride, president, Clockwork Marketing Services, after she and other Chamber leaders returned from a leadership trip to Oklahoma City. The panel discussion began with an introduction by Audrey Moran, 2016 Jacksonville Chamber Chair and concluded with a lively question and answer period from the audience and closing remarks by Tom Ingram, 2016 Urban Land Institute North Florida Chair.

Dr. Quinton White, executive director, Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute, and one of the panelists, encouraged participants to complete a survey to guide the team drafting the Jacksonville Maritime Management Plan. The survey can be found here.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Celebrates Newly Renovated Avondale/Ortega Branch Office

June 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

BHHS Grand Re-Opening 1

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently celebrated the grand re-opening of its newly renovated branch office in Avondale, also known as the company’s Metropolitan office. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house celebration was attended by numerous clients, business partners and community leaders.

BHHS Grand Re-Opening 2

From left, William Milne, Christy Budnick, Sheron Willson, Linda Sherrer, and Doug Milne

“We appreciate the wonderful community support we received at our grand reopening celebration,” said Metropolitan Office Broker Manager Sheron Willson. “Our newly renovated office provides an energized space for our enthusiastic and motivated associates.”

The refreshed Avondale/Ortega branch office, located at 3627 St. Johns Ave. in Jacksonville, includes a spacious, open and contemporary design, providing the company’s Realtors and customers with comfortable meeting spaces and access to the latest technology.

BHHS Grand Re-Opening 3

From left, Greg Maxwell, Erica Baker, Shannon McKinnon, Linda Maxwell, Sarah Leuthold, JulioCesar Mendez, and Laura Wesson Klement

“Our newly renovated branch office provides an exceptional client experience and a more open, collaborative space for our outstanding team of Realtors,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “This is an exciting time as we expand upon our serious momentum across the First Coast.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ award-winning Metropolitan office is the market leader for real estate in Avondale, Ortega, Riverside, San Marco, Downtown and all of the surrounding communities. The office is home to the area’s most successful Realtors and has ranked for five consecutive years nationally among Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ top producing offices in the Southeast region. Locally, the Metropolitan office has earned accolades including 2016 Top Company Office awards in numerous categories including tops in listings, sales, transactions and production. The Metropolitan office team is well known for its support and participation in community service and charitable activities.

Connect with the best at www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.

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La Fontana at World Golf Village Residents Enjoy Golfing History and Lifestyle

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments


La Fontana Scenic Views

When developers came up with the idea for a community designed around the international game of golf, they decided to use the collaboration and design skills of four golfing greats and World Golf Hall of Fame members – Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. The result has been a pair of award-winning golf courses that anchor a vibrant, active community and some of the area’s most desirable and peaceful neighborhoods. This setting provides an ideal place for residents to work, play and live, while also being a place where visitors enjoy all the exciting aspects of a game that delights both participants and spectators.

La Fontana at World Golf Village is one of the newest offerings in the Neighborhoods of World Golf Village. Consisting of gorgeous three- and four-bedroom condominium homes, La Fontana offers scenic frontage along the 8th hole of the Bobby Weed-designed Slammer & Squire Golf Course. When designing the Slammer & Squire, Weed collaborated with Snead and Sarazen to develop a course that showcases the landscape’s natural and abundant beauty.

In addition to the stunning course that is literally in their backyard, residents of La Fontana can also take advantage of the links on the nearby King & Bear Golf Course – the only collaboration in the world co-designed by Palmer and Nicklaus. This course gives a nod to the nearby historic city of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., and also incorporates traditional Florida landscapes, with loblolly pines, oaks and indigenous coquina rock features. La Fontana residents have access to club amenities of the King & Bear, which includes pools and lighted tennis courts. [Read more →]

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Jacksonville Jaguars “Community Day” Makes A Stop At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

3.) Johnathan Cyprien and James

Johnathan Cyprien and James

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville welcomed members of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. The players signed autographs, played games and cooked breakfast for children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville celebrating its mission as a “home away from home.”

1.) Left to Right- Rashaad Reynolds Demetrius McCray Peyton Thompson Briean Boddy-Calhoun

(Left to Right) Rashaad Reynolds, Demetrius McCray, Peyton Thompson, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun

2.) Josh Evans and Michael

Michael and Josh Evans

5.) Blake Bortles and Jocelyn

Blake Bortles and Jocelyn

4.) Chad Henne and Craig Loston serving Jesus and his family

Chad Henne and Craig Loston serving Jesus and his family

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Jacksonville serves as a “home away from home,” providing lodging, meals, transportation and a community of compassionate care to families who need to be near a hospital for their child’s treatment. Supporting five local hospitals, RMHC of Jacksonville serves more than 1,100 families a year. In addition to its core program, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides a place of respite for more than 25,000 visitors a year. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville continues to serve the growing number of children and families who need its programs as the world-class pediatric services offered in Northeast Florida expand. To learn more about RMHC of Jacksonville, visit www.rmhcjax.org or call (904) 807-HOME.

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Move-in Ready Homes by elacora Available in Madeira at St. Augustine

June 20th, 2016 · No Comments


Homes Priced From the Mid-$200s to the $400s

Beautiful move-in ready homes by elacora are available in Madeira at St. Augustine, an inviting community located close to St. Augustine’s historic district and one of the most sought-after addresses in St. Johns County. For a limited time, elacora is offering up to $25,000 in special buyer incentives on select move-in ready homes in Madeira. [Read more →]

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