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Amelia Island Plantation is due to be sold in bankruptcy court on August 26 according to an article in Jacksonville.com. Atlanta-based Noble Properties is the original buyer, who had offered $45.9 million when Amelia Island Co. filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May. Ed Noble is the developer of Lenox Square and the Rodeway Inn on Lenox Rd. that is now a Sheraton Four Points. The company now runs 50 hotels in 13 states. Two other bidders have entered and have outbid Noble, according to the attorney for Amelia Island Co. He (4 comments)
Avondale Restaurants Featured in Southern Living - 07/29/10 11:48 PM
Three Avondale Restaurants are being featured in the August 2010 issue of Southern Living. My favorite is Biscotti's, which is a popular gathering place for lunch and dinner. Frank and I had our last Anniversary dinner there. We feel like we're back in Atlanta when we go to Biscotti's. The pizza rustica gets the nod from the magazine article.
The Fox is recommended for breakfast with its corned beef hash the star dish. End your Avondale day with dinner at Orsay. Sip a pear-jalapeno margarita and munch on pommes frites. The Avondale area is home to some of Jacksonville's (5 comments)
There is a majesty in the countryside that words cannot express. Just looking out over the rolling pasture land at my cousin Gary's farm with the mountains in the distance, the horses grazing and the sun peeping through was something right out of a 19th century painting. Imagine being able to enjoy this bucolic setting every morning and evening. (4 comments)
INVESTORS TIPS ~ Hazardous Substances - 07/26/10 10:39 PM
INVESTORS TIPS ~ Hazardous Substances There are areas of Jacksonville Florida where incinerator ash was used like dirt to fill in low lying areas for development years ago, according to a story on Jacksonville.com. A law suit is being asked for class-action status by residents who say their property values have been affected. They do not understand why their properties have been labeled potentially hazardous even though there have been no tests done to determine that the hazardous substances are on the property. The notice is on the Legal Description and looks like this:
McLean House at Appomattox Courthouse Virginia is the site of the treaty signed by Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant to end the Civil War. In the room pictured, Lee sat at the white table and Grant at the small wooden one ~ at least this is how it was portrayed in a famous painting detailing the moment. The area remains rural and the small town is perfectly preserved as a place for tourists and history buffs to visit. There are several homes, a general store and what was a saloon, along with an attorney's office and (10 comments)
LEE IS COUNTING ON US TO VOTE FOR HIM SO HE WINS! VOTING IS JULY 19-29, 2010 VISIT WWW.SEXYHAIR.COM AND VOTE FOR LEE! LET'S SHOW OUR HOMETOWN SPIRIT AND CATAPULT LEE INTO HAIRSTYLIST STARDOM! HERE IS HIS STORY: Lee, a retired naval officer, has been a hairdresser for over 40 years and owns Hair by Lee & Friends in Orange Park, FL. He was so loyal to clients at his previous salon in (4 comments)
EAGLE HARBOR ANNUAL HOA MEETING JULY 24, 2010 AT 10:00 AM
JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF DIRECTORS OF EAGLE HARBOR ASSOCIATION, INC. WHERE: FLEMING ISLAND 12 CARMIKE MOVIE THEATRE, 1820 TOWN CENTER BOULEVARD, FLEMING ISLAND FL 32003 WHEN: JULY 24, 2010 AT 10:00 AM QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 904-278-0616 UNABLE TO ATTEND? Please mail the Proxy and Voting Authorization Certificiate that were mailed to so your voice is heard and also so there is a quorum. Return envelope and instructions were mailed to you.
Tenants in Florida Can Now Be Ordered to Pay HOA Fees! - 07/20/10 12:06 AM
Florida Landlords need to be aware of this new law whereby a Tenant can be ordered to pay HOA Fees directly to the management company and deduct it from their rent. Read the article to see comments from the HOA person at Marsh Landing and President of May Management in Ponte Vedra. Thanks to Bryant for getting the word out. Via Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc: Hi folks. As most of you know Florida has been hit very hard by the Real Estate bust. One of the biggest issues we have is Home Owner Associations (HOA) that are struggling to stay afloat (8 comments)
DEBATE for Clay County School Board Candidates, July 20, 2010 at Fleming Island High School - 07/19/10 10:58 AM
On Tuesday July 20 at 7PM at Fleming Island High School, The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a school board forum for those candidates in contested races in District 1 and District 5. It is tremendously important that you as a concerned citizen, parent, business owner or operator attend. This is the best way to have an understanding of the candidates' positions on key issues and also their qualifications. Please get the word out to your friends, co-workers and family who care about the future of the Clay County Schools. We have some of the best schools (0 comments)
Thomas Jefferson longed for solitude ~ a place where he could retire from the constant visitors at Monticello. He chose Poplar Forest (land inherited from his wife's family) and began construction of his mini-Monticello during his tenure as President. Letters flew back and forth from Washington to his superintendent, detailing exactly how Jefferson wanted the house built. (It was these letters and other evidence that allowed the house to be restored after a fire burned it in the mid-1800s.) The house was finally finished and Jefferson relished his time there after leaving the Presidency. It was a two-day horse back (22 comments)
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Any monies that change hands must be on the HUD-1 statement if there is a loan involved. It will be listed as a credit for the buyer’s closing costs rather than just a straight check to the Buyer. Banks frown on any cash going to the buyer whereby the buyer might be perceived to ‘make a profit’ from the purchase of their home.
Banks want to see all the dollars (20 comments)
How to Insert or Edit a Hyperlink in Your Blog - 07/09/10 11:47 PM
If you want to put a link in, highlight where you want it in your post, say over a word. That will light up the little chains by the photo icon at the top of your post.
Click on the chain and a box will open just like when you upload a photo.
Paste the link in the box. Presto ~ you have a link in your blog!
Fun with Russel Ray — There's a party going on for Bob Stewart, who is retiring - 07/06/10 11:59 PM
Let's see if we can get 1860, that's right, 1860 comments on this blog by the time Bob and Krista come back from their honeymoon! Via Russel Ray, San Diego home inspector (Russel Ray, Property Consultant): I don't know if I'm letting the cat out of the bag, but I heard some news from a little birdie today, so it is with great sadness that I announce that Bob Stewart is retiring.... ....from bachelorhood! With that done, it's with great gladness that I welcome Bob Stewart and his lovely wife to the ranks of marriagedom. I don't know when the lovely couple (1 comments)
SHORT SALES PRIMER - LAWYER DISCUSSION OF THE SHORT SALE EVOLUTION - 07/06/10 11:16 PM
This is a must read for anyone wanting to understand the evolution of the short sale. Via Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney (Richard P. Zaretsky P.A. ): Short Sale Primer For Brokers, Sellers and Buyers Since I wrote the Short Sale Primer (2009) and Back To Basics (2008) articles, the short sale methodology used by lenders has morphed several times and most recently even the United States Government has gotten involved by creating "Regulations" through the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Program. The passage of time requires that the original article and its revision, which was very popular (thank you!), be extensively (1 comments)
4th of July Celebration in Eagle Harbor on Fleming Island FL 32003 - 07/01/10 08:22 PM
4th of July Celebration in Eagle Harbor on Fleming Island FL 32003 Join your fellow Eagle Harbor residents for the 17th Annual Red, White and Blue Parade on Sunday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Decorate your bikes, golf carts and floats! This is one fun Eagle Harbor event you don't want to miss. Don't want to be in the Parade? Bring your camera and American Flags to wave us on! Participants must line up by 9:30 a.m. The Parade starts at the Clubhouse and ends at the Swim Park. The Swim Park opens after the Parade with more (9 comments)
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