Silt, Silt and more $ilt

 

In 2011, before beginning a run for the Fernandina Beach City Commission, a local attorney gave me most of the information linked below.  Everything below is public record, but reading may help in understanding the marina’s history.

96110 ATM Feasibility Study Marina and Misc

A key to understanding silt is in seeing the […]

Enterprise Funds All About Bigger Picture

The following is a reply to a post on another local blog. Fernandina is an odd community. By that, I don’t mean the people are odd. It has an unusual economic base, maintenance needs and level of complexity, for a relatively small town. Understanding how the parts function and create a benefit greater than the […]

Glenwood Deep Water Point…Price Reduction

Looking for deep water? Does 1800 feet of frontage sound interesting? Minutes to Amelia Island and a short boat trip to Downtown Fernandina, this is a singularity unique homesite. Existing caretaker cottage and accessible, read more……click the link here. 22+ acres and substantial price reduction!

Glenwood Point

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File for Homestead Exemption or Revise Status Online

Just a reminder….file for homestead or change your status if needed. 

 

Homestead Exemption ( Florida Statute 196.031) is a constitutional guarantee that reduces the taxable value of residential property for qualified permanent residents. 

In order to apply for homestead exemption, the following documents are needed:

Recorded deed or tax bill in […]

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Island Lifestyle in Pictures

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Feasibility and Economic Impact Study for Pier Location?

In commercial development or any development, it is almost unheard of to begin without an economic impact or feasibility study first. Consider any major improvement and expenditure of tax money. Would you prefer to see measured and careful consideration before construction or would you prefer the biggest impact for dollar spent?

Jacksonville, Flagler, Cocoa, Sebastian, […]

When Options Fail…Lease Purchase, Lease Option?

“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”  J. Wellington Wimpy – Popeye Cartoon

Lease options, lease purchases and delayed closings sometimes go badly.   As a broker, I always look for potential ways to make a sale, but am cautious as the closing times grow.  A lease option can be […]

First Time Buyers, Thoughts and Listening

First time buyers have so much to consider and, often, no real estate or sometimes thinking beyond an average lease term. They come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Jobs, goals, age…everyone has a different need, but what should all buyers and first time buyers consider, before buying?

What do you need? Are you […]

Rarity of Water and Proximity

Waterfront is an unusual commodity.  Distance for a dock, depth of water, direction, no wake zones, distance to marinas or gas, and even location on or off a high traffic area, all change pricing or desirability.  Some properties have a little…and a handful have it all.

I’ve been selling property in Northeast Florida for the […]

Don’t Forget to File for Homestead

There is more to filing, but the link below will take you to the Property Appraiser’s website and a direct link to file for homestead online.  In addition to an exemption, the cap on increased tax in future years is a huge benefit, not to mention homestead portablility, if you qualify.  Many new residents forget […]