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Oh Spurline Rd. Open House

Jacksonville, FL - Just one day prior to the Open house & Cupcakes event at the Spurline Dr. townhome my seller and Isuper-mario-cupcakes_500 receive a contingent offer. IT's right in the strikezone and even though we have a long way to go on the calendar it would just figure that this would put it's shine on tomorrow's open house.

Already a contingent offer... Contingent on simply one person's approval after viewing tomorrow... Cancel the open house? Heck No! There will be cupcakes there and I, for one, am not going to cancel on cupcakes!

So who's coming to get some cupcakes and information on the community's surrounding?! I certainly can't eat all of them myself.

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Beautiful Single Family Home in the Heart of Mandarin

Great location, Great price!

Jacksonville, FL - Perfect A+ condition, 3/2/2 with New Architectural Shingled Roof in 2009, New complete Kitchen Remodel finished Jan 2010, Beautiful Wood Floors completed in 2007, 25'x12' Florida room added to the rear of the home by Patterson Builders in 2007. 2nd Bathroom complete Remodel in Spring of 2008! Alarm system already installed. Silestone Counters with full designer backsplash. Wonderful Quiet community close to Avenues shopping center, Mandarin shopping, and quick access to the Interstate! Eaglewood near Hartley Rd. is a great community to live in.


This is a must see home and the listing can be found here:

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Restaurant Review in Vilano Beach

Benito's Pizza & Pastabilities

Vilano Beach, FL - Located at 180 Vilano Rd. you would think, based on my last review that I have a penchant for thebenitos_565 red sauce and while that's true, Benito's happens to be the lucky winner of the wheel. So Benito's what say you?

Having been open for 30 years, Benitos knows how to do Italian bringing their Avellino, Italian inspired cooking to the masses here. Everything is authentic and made fresh daily and always brings a little bit of his grandmother to the dishes. The owner, Benito has owned a multitude of restaurants and continues to share the ownership of one in Italy! This is no restaurant spring chicken.

Benito's website has a reviews page and the internet is flush with

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Shortsale Closing on her brand new Condo in under 45 days!

A great new place to call home for Mama

Jacksonville, FL - When Jennie called about finding her mom a new place to call home in Jacksonville, the Round Tablehowardandnicoletteatclosing_1_900 was up for the call. It wouldn't be an easy task though, there was a price range, the need for a screened in patio, 2 Bedrooms, Ground Level.... oh, near the community pool. Near the grocery store, and when we mean near, we mean if she doesn't have to drive on a busy road, that would be perfect. Ready for move in sooner rather than later as well.

I was sweating but I knew that we would find it and exceed her needs. That we did.

This week 'mama' closed on her 2 bedroom 2 bath ground floor condo... within earshot of the pool. The

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Jacksonville, FL - jacksonville_home_security_360

News 4 Jax has a great interactive webpage devoted to educating you on the safety features and hazards of your home here in Jacksonville. (link no longer active)

The program touches on things you can do inside and outside of the home including interior features and steps to be taken like, lighting, inventory-taking, window features, door lock locations, blinds, and keychain alarm features. On the exterior of the home, the site touches on, landscaping & motion lighting, doors, identification on the outside of the home such as putting people's names on the mailbox, yard debris & toys left out, garage doors, what to throw away, how to leave your home when your away on vacation, and fencing.

Most of us 'know' these things but

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Inconvenient Progress in Jacksonville, FL

Real Estate is affected NOW by construction for the future

Jacksonville, FL - I can't tell you how many times we'll be driving a customer to see a home for sale only to be stoppedroad_construction_528 in heavy traffic. I am not talking about Rush Hour and I am not talking about a terrible accident. I am simply talking about progress. Inevitably the customer begins to mumble under their breath about the traffic or they simply state that they can't buy a home in this area because it's so 'congested'. Ahhhh, Progress.

See, we Realtors go on to explain what is going on, the 'progress', shall we say, but the customer, on some occasions, only hears the hammering of the huge crane in the far off distance as it drives pilings into

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Awesome Condo in a Great Location

Shortsale with only 1 lender, process underway!

Jacksonville, FL - Great location, must see condo in Jacksonville, FL just a few miles from the ocean and amazingly close to shopping and great schools!

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Give or take a few, 644 eat-out options in Jacksonville, FL

1 Random Review and Real Estate too

Jacksonville, FL - With 5 various locations spread throughout North Florida, the firstpizza_palace_200 review poses falls into the Italian side of things, some of my favorite foods in white and reds.

The Pizza Palace is a Jacksonville original boasting fresh ingredients and award-winning pies: "For several years, Pizza Palace has won the prestigious honor of being named best pizza in the Best of Jacksonville Magazine!" Their original location is in Riverside, 1526 King St., (904) 384-8722 but the restaurant has added locations in Baymeadows, San Marco, 5 Points, and Julington Creek.

"This relaxed, family-owned restaurant serves only

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Jacksonville, FL is the top place to live

...if recreation is a top priority for you and your family

Jacksonville, FL - Parenting Magazine ranked Jacksonville top of its list of the 10 Best Cities for Recreation.downtown-aerial_480

Jacksonville was recognized for offering the best recreational options for families, including abundant park space, sports facilities, and outdoor activities. The magazine noted the city’s 75,235 acres of pools, gardens, beaches, playgrounds, sporting facilities, and lakes.

There are 9,313.39 acres of parkland per 100,000 residents in Jacksonville, according to the magazine.

Jacksonville also ranked No. 75 on the magazine’s list of the Best Cities Overall.

Here are Parenting Magazine’s Best Cities for Recreation list:


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