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Our Newest Listing ~ Custom Estate on ICW!
Beautiful Intracoastal setting with dock, pool, detached 3 car garage and spacious 4 bedroom 4 bath custom home.
Jack McCarthy
November 2, 2014
Where to celebrate July 4th!
All of us have those wonderful memories of waving sparklers, setting off rockets, and eating hotdogs and hamburgers as we celebrate the fourth of July.
Jack McCarthy
July 1, 2014
Popular Fourth of July Vacation Getaways
Travelocity’s Independence Day holiday booking data reveals optimistic news for travelers looking to save during the July 4 weekend.
Jack McCarthy
June 30, 2014
Move Over Kitchen: The Backyard is the New Heart of the Home
As millions of Americans ready their outdoor space for the summer season, a new study from SABER Grills reveals just how enamored U.S. homeowners are with their backyards.
Margarita McCarthy
June 28, 2014
7 Tips for the Summer Seller
It is often said that there is never a perfect time to sell your house.
Jack McCarthy
June 26, 2014
So You Want to be a Realtor?
Everyone knows a Realtor. So how hard a job can it really be?
Jack McCarthy
June 6, 2014
Palencia Open House
Jack McCarthy
May 30, 2014
Listings Are Up!
Overall the North East Florida market, listings are steadily climbing.
Jack McCarthy
May 20, 2014
5 Things That Don’t Affect Your Credit Score
Jack McCarthy
May 16, 2014
Wood Decking: Outdoor Relaxation & Home Investment
Summer weather is official here on Florida’s First Coast and with it comes the joys of outdoor living.
Jack McCarthy
May 14, 2014
Tips for Kitchen Remodeling
‍Kitchens remain a top remodeling project in 2014, according to the Member Profile Study done by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI),
Jack McCarthy
May 12, 2014
Happy Mother’s Day
The bond between mother and child is forged in the womb. It deepens as it grows
Jack McCarthy
May 11, 2014
First Wednesday Art Walk
First Wednesday Art Walk could not have begun on a more beautiful afternoon.
Jack McCarthy
May 8, 2014
Why We Chose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
For almost 20 years, the Jack McCarthy Team has been living up to their motto: Service, Integrity, Results!
Jack McCarthy
May 5, 2014
The Intracoastal Waterway: How do you know what it’s worth? (Part 3)
In The Intracoastal Waterway: How do you know what its worth I discussed the importance of Land when evaluating waterfront property and in ICW:
Jack McCarthy
February 14, 2014
ICW – How do you know what it’s worth? (Part 2)
When determining the value of Intracoastal Waterway Properties one must take into account many different factors.
Jack McCarthy
February 12, 2014
The Intracoastal Waterway: How do you know what it’s worth?
Experience has taught us that homes sell for so much a square foot.
Jack McCarthy
February 10, 2014
Smart Homes for the Millennial Generation
Smart Home for the Millennial Generation
June 25, 2013
Where did the Short Sale deals in the Jacksonville Beach market go?
As a real estate broker I get asked a few of the same questions over and over.
June 18, 2013
Buy or Sell Now – In Jacksonville Beach Area
Inventory among houses and condos is down over 30% from this time last year. At the beach our inventory is down almost 50% from this time in 2011.
April 30, 2013
Home Maintenance Tips for Floridians
With Spring in full swing, now is a perfect time to review some maintenance tips for your home.
Margarita McCarthy
April 26, 2013
Impact of Smoking on Home Values
Today’s post has to do with something that affects the ability to sell your home in Ponte Vedra beach Florida.
April 23, 2013
Why to use ‘Not a short sale’ in Florida Real Estate
5,000 homes in Boca Raton were studied over 16 months to determine the effects of language in non – short sale listings.
March 22, 2013
Pros and Cons of Home Staging
When it comes to matters of your home, the decisions are never easy. A house is more than just real estate.
Margarita McCarthy
February 28, 2013
Judging the house by the cover
Buyers all want that perfect house – and can see it in their mind’s eye.
Margarita McCarthy
February 22, 2013
Judging the house by the cover
Buyers all want that perfect house – and can see it in their mind’s eye. However, sometimes seeing it in reality can be difficult.
Margarita McCarthy
February 22, 2013
Weekend Events for February 16th and 17th
Looking for something to do this weekend without leaving Ponte Vedra Beach?
Margarita McCarthy
February 15, 2013
Good News for Real Estate
The U.S. has hit a 4 – year low for late payments on mortgages.
February 15, 2013
Health Care In Ponte Vedra Beach
In addition to its many natural resources, Ponte Vedra Beach and surrounding areas are home to a thriving medical community.
Admin
January 28, 2013
2012 Sawmill Lakes Real Estate Review
I took some time to review the activity in Sawmill Lakes for 2012 and wanted to share it with you.
January 26, 2013
Supply & Demand In Ponte Vedra Beach
Our market, here in Ponte Vedra Beach is no different. Timing is extremely important; I have two recent examples below:
January 26, 2013
Don’t Make These Mistakes for your Mortgage Approval!
As a homebuyer with an approved mortgage loan please remember these tips so that you do not jeopardize your loan status. Here are some of the pitfalls to avoid:
Margarita McCarthy
January 24, 2014
Arts come alive for Ponte Vedra Beach
For decades, visitors to Ponte Vedra Beach have enjoyed the luxuries that the area is known for: world-famous golf courses, premiere spas
January 8, 2013
FHA Revises Condo Rules
This morning I read an article from my Realtor Magazine discussing changes that have already happened and ones soon to happen regarding FHA rules
December 10, 2012
Market Report – November 19th 2012
In keeping with yesterday’s blog post about condo rules and regulations, I’ve decided to make the topic of today’s market report oceanfront condo sales.
October 19, 2012
FHA Revises Condo Rules
This morning I read an article from my Realtor Magazine discussing changes that have already happened and ones soon to happen regarding FHA rules
November 15, 2012
Short Sale Relief
Not the most exciting topic, but surely an important one. Short sales, unfortunately, are a big part of our real estate market locally as well as nationally.
November 8, 2012
Market Report November 6th, 2012
Today’s market report is for Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach.
November 6, 2012
Amendments You Can Vote On
Good morning! Today’s topic is real estate related amendments you can vote on.
November 6, 2012
Berkshire Hathaway buys Prudential real estate network
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Tuesday it is buying the Prudential and Real Living real estate franchises with the intent of launching
November 1, 2012