Best First Time Homebuyer Neighborhoods

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Thinking of buying your first home?  It’s a big decision no doubt.  And the reasons for doing so can be many and varied.  Maybe it’s financial, personal, or even emotional…  Nevertheless, you want to make an informed, well thought out decision.  Sometimes our best intentions don’t do the job though.  Not a month goes by […]

Discovering The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary for the First Time


Three decades ago, the longest operating sanctuary in North Florida started. Executive Director and Curator Curt LoGiudice went from training police dogs to exotic animals. This jump caused The Catty Shack Ranch to be born when “The Florida Panther Project” asked if he would become the Jacksonville representative. The sanctuary wasn’t opened to the public […]

What Is The Best Neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL?

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(Originally published 12/11/12) Think your neighborhood didn’t get the love it should have in this post?  Leave a comment, Send me an email,  or The neighborhoods used in the article are gated communities (sorry Avondale, Ortega, Riverside, San Marco, etc.), in Jacksonville (we’ll do St Johns county, Orange Park, and the beaches another time) The idea was […]

The Best Public Tennis Courts in Your 904 Neighborhood

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Florida has long been known for its active tennis community, which includes some 50,000 adult and junior players who compete in leagues and tournaments throughout the state. A great number of those players hail from Jacksonville, the nation’s largest city by land area, which has no shortage of public and private tennis court facilities spread […]

How to Purchase Investment Real Estate

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Everyone wants to get rich buying and selling real estate right?  From late night infomercials to $1,000 online classes, there is no shortage of gurus wanting to cash in on this hunger for easy money. My personal experience is that making money in real estate is neither quick nor easy.  However, with a willingness to […]