st augustine: Riverside Homes - Madeira St. Augustine - 04/05/18 06:03 AM
Riverside Homes - Madeira St. Augustine
Located just north of historic St. Augustine along the Intracoastal Waterway in one of Northeast Florida’s most desirable area.  Madeira encompasses over 1,000 acres including 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oak and blossoming magnolias.
Imagine living in a coastal community amongst a majestic landscape and amazing nature.  It is the most beautiful new home community in the St. Augustine area!
Madeira’s lush natural environment provides the perfect backdrop for your new Riverside Home.  Select your favorite location on one of the shimmering lakes or backing … (2 comments)

st augustine: April Fools Day - 03/27/18 08:10 AM
April  Fools' Day has always intrigued me.  A prankster at heart, I am all-in on April 1st playing pranks on my co-workers, husband and loved ones.
How did this crazy day of goofs and pranks originate? explains that it started in 1700 when English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition by playing practical jokes on each other.  
But, how did it start?  
The site continues "Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to … (5 comments)

st augustine: RV Lifestyle in St. Augustine Beach - 10/12/14 06:38 AM
Explore the historic city of St. Augustine from the KOA campground on Anastasia Island.  The St. Augustine KOA offers Camping Cabins, RV sites or tent sites just 3/4-mile walk to the ocean or enjoy on-site amenities, including a pool, fishing pond, paddleboats and Kamp K9, where your pup can run and play off-leash! 

I’ve got friends and a few customers who enjoy the RV life here, as well as campgrounds across the country fulfilling their wanderlust.  They find campgrounds and RV parks nestled in or near our national parks, recreation areas, beaches, mountains, major tourist attractions and large cities.

st augustine: Now THAT'S Doggone Funny! - 07/23/12 11:07 PM
Ever glance at your dog and catch an amazing look on his face?  Awww, how cute, right?
I found an ap that can actually capture your dogs thoughts in a picture.  It called DogCap and its really easy.  Simply simply take a photo of your dog with your iPhone or iPad and the ap assigns a caption to the photo.  There are hundreds of captions and its amazing how this app has a way of reading your dog's thoughts.  
After you capture the moment you can share it with your friends and followers on Twitter or Facebook.  Check out how it works.
I I wonder … (7 comments)

st augustine: St Augustine Florida Home Repairs That Increase Home Values - 02/06/12 11:06 PM
It feels like spring is in the air here in St Augustine Florida, even though it is just the beginning of February.  Home Depot is busier than ever with residents starting their Spring projects early this year. Homeowners should estimate the potential change in the value of their real estate versus the cost of specific changes before performing any work. Some upgrades are more advantageous than others in elevating a home’s value. Below is information on St Augustine Florida home repairs that increase home values.
Recommendations on St Augustine Florida Home Repairs That Increase Home Values
Home owners often hope to regain the … (0 comments)

st augustine: 12/12 - Make Some History - Break A Word Record! - 01/22/12 03:19 AM
Attend the St Augustine Repeat your Wedding Vows event held February 12, 2012 at Ripley’s Belive it or Not Museum. Repeat your wedding vows Feb. 12 and help Ripley’s break another World Record.
St Augustine Repeat Your Wedding Vows Event Details Feb. 12 at 2pm. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum in St. Augustine, Fl will attempt to host the world’s largest wedding vow renewal ceremony. Ripley is looking for couples who would like to participate in this special activity, just two days prior to St. Valentine’s Day. Check-in will begin at noon Feb. 12th. Couples need to bring proof of … (0 comments)

st augustine: St. Augustine and St. Johns County 24 Hr. Market Report - 01/05/12 12:49 AM
St. Augustine and St. Johns County 24 Hr. Market Report for January 5, 2005 shows that there were 18 homes with price adjustments.  It appears that the Sellers are understanding that even in the active St. Augustine real estate market, the correct list price is vitally important.
Nearly 25 homes were re-listed in the last 24 hours, catching up the large end of year expired listings.


st augustine: St. Augustine & St. Johns County 24 Hr. Market Report - 01/05/12 12:43 AM
St. Augustine, St. Johns County 24 Hr. Market Report for January 2, 2012 shows quite a few of the end of the year expired listings have been renewed.  Which leads me to think that agents that were out listing new homes yesterday, forgot to renew their expiring December listings!
Not surprising at all that there were no closings during this 24 hour period as it was New Year's Day.


st augustine: Spam Allerting Pays Off - 12/31/11 02:16 AM

Recently I've noticed A LOT of 3rd party advertising in the replies of some of the post's I've been reading.  Frankly, it pisses me off. 
So, I have reported a concern each time I've read them.
I was just checking my points (cause I have a friendly competition going) and noticed that I got 10 points for each reported concern.
Thanks you Active Rain for rewarding good behavior!  I hope that you kick out those who are advertising sneakers, purses, watches and other irrelevancy.

st augustine: St. Augustine, Florida is planning a HUGE Birthday Party. - 08/16/11 01:03 AM

st augustine: If you Can't Stand The Heat.... - 08/05/11 01:30 AM
This has been a record setting year for temperatures in St. Augustine Florida and across much of the country. Weeks on end of scalding temperatures have left landscapes scorched and have resulted in numerous fatalities, namely among the elderly.  Which as you know our state of Florida has an older population.
 My fiance, Dan, is retired from the Centers for Diease Control (CDC) in Atlanta.  He shared with me some tips from the Center for those who have decided to brave the heat.
Keep hydrated. This means cool, non-alcoholic beverages, since alcohol dehydrates you further. Don't wait to drink … (2 comments)

st augustine: Adapt Your Home to it's Selling Season - 04/08/11 11:36 AM
Homes in St. Augustine Florida are beautiful all year long.   We don't have the brutal winters or the mess from leaves in the fall.  So we are lucky to have a great selling season all year long.
There's a selling myth that you should wait till springtime to sell your home. While spring is the busiest season for real estate sales across most of the country, people buy homes 365 days a year.   Here are some great hints to help emphasize your home's seasonal amenities.

st augustine: A holiday tradition in the Nation’s Oldest City - 10/24/10 05:53 PM
I can’t believe it has been 17 years since the first Nights of Lights switch was flipped and our town was transformed into an enchanted city of light.  Come out to the Plaza to help celebrate on Saturday, November 20 at 6:30pm.
Thousands will be downtown at the plaza cheering our Mayor, Joe Boles, while he flips the switch lighting the city tree.  Instantly, over two million white lights fill St. Augustine's every corner with brilliant and magical holiday sparkle. Enjoy light displays at over 100 locations, including buildings, parks, medians and gardens throughout the city. Truly a sight to behold.
Lights … (4 comments)

st augustine: The Little Rascals and Arbor Day - 05/08/10 04:44 AM
Arbor Day always reminds me of the Little Rascals.  I was introduced to Arbor Day by Spanky and his Gang.  Do you remember the episode where Spanky plays hooky to ditch his school's pageant and midgets disguise themselves as children and they perform a racy little number in the show?

No need for truancy for St. Augustine Beach's Arbor Day ceremonies.  They are set for 5:30 p.m., Friday, at City Hall, A1A South.
There will even be a "pageant" of sorts, featuring the St. Augustine High School guitar ensemble, a poetry contest featuring St. Augustine High School winners and R.B. Hunt … (3 comments)

st augustine: St. Augustine's Historic Bridge Of Lions - 03/10/10 01:30 AM
I am so excited.  After years of construction, mess and traffic re-routs, The Bridge of Lions downtown St. Augustine will open a week from today -- at 10 am on March 17. 
This has been a five-year-long, $80 million restoration project and the residents have been very patient throughout this process.  When I am showing homes in St. Augustine, I make it a point to cross the temporary bridge and proudly tell of the restoration of the Lions and the story of our historic Bridge of Lions while navigating through construction traffic.
There's bound to be a joyful crowd for the ceremony … (2 comments)

st augustine: Get Outside this Week - 03/07/10 10:38 PM
Are you into Nature? Enjoy the Parks and Recreation in the St. Augustine, FL area? The temps have finally warmed up in north east Florida; it should be in the low 70’s all week. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the great Parks in St. Augustine. Then you will not want to miss the happenings this week.
Lots going on at St. Augustine's parks

st augustine: St. Augustine will Soon Sparkle - 11/10/09 10:39 PM
My favorite time of year is almost here, winter in St. Augustine, the Nation’s Oldest City. When the sun goes down, millions of white lights will soon create a magical holiday atmosphere throughout the historic Downtown district. The 16th Annual Nights of Lights Celebration in St. Augustine, Florida begins November 21st and lasts through January 31st. Business as well as homes in St. Augustine will be illuminated during the event.
I remember talking with St. Augustine City Commissioner, Bill Lennon, when he introduced this tradition to the City Council about 18 years ago. He wanted to transform the city into a … (2 comments)

st augustine: Baby Its Hot Outside - 07/17/09 01:10 AM
Summer is here ... full force!
We all know that it gets hot in Florida during the summer.  Fortunately, here on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine Florida, there is a gentle breeze most all the time. It sure helps in making us all feel a bit more comfortable.
I know that when I'm running around showing properties this time of year I am wilted by the end of the day and sometimes joke that I'm having heat stroke.
Well that is no joke - read on.

st augustine: Detour near Bridge of Lions - 01/07/09 11:10 AM
For those of us who travel the Bridge of Lions between Anastasia Island and Downtown St. Augustine, please note there will be another detour.  

The north end of Dolphin Dr. and its intersection with Anastasia Blvd. will be closed three days starting tomorrow January 8, 2009.  The closure is due to the paving of the south side of Anastasia Blvd. from Dolphin Dr. east to just past Gerado Street. 
Traffic will be rerouted using Zorayda and Arricola Avenues.   
Patience my friends, just think how GREAT this new Bridge of Lions will be when its completed.
For more information go to the Bridge of … (3 comments)

st augustine: Amy showed me that I was Techno-challenged - 06/26/08 04:58 AM
The Womens Council of REALTORS St. Augustine Regional Chapter hosted a Technology Seminar yesterday.  Lead by a phenomenal National Speaker, Amy Chorew, we learned how network sites (like Active Rain) help in our web search optimization.  Amy reviewed two cool programs that I did not know about, and they are free by the way, that will save me time and money in my business. 
The first program, Photo Story 3, I have actually used before.  I have made a few videos from personal digital photos.  What I did not know was that your voice can be added to the "video" … (5 comments)

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Author Bio: Marjorie Taylor, is a licensed Real Estate Broker representing Riverside Homes St. Augustine's communities Madeira and Ocean Ridge. A community leader, Taylor is past Chairman of the St. Augustine St. Johns County Board of REALTORS Technology Committee; involved with the St. Augustine Regional Council. A Certified Home Stager, Taylor is professionally educated and trained, earning the designations of CDPE, CRS, CSP, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, TRC. View all AR Posts By Marjorie Taylor View model Home - new Homes in St. Augustine Tweet All about New Homes in St. Augustine!




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