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Why Buy a New Home in Jacksonville, FL?

February 2, 2015

Homebuyers considering relocating to a new home in Jacksonville, Florida will have a lot of items written in the pro column. It’s hard to argue with 80,000 acres of parkland and nature preserves. World-class performing arts, 40+ museums and pro sports also give this region an edge. Below are just a few of the other advantages to living in this beautiful region. Beach access If you love the beach life, look no further than Jacksonville, Florida. No matter where you settle down in the city,…

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Great Places to Retire You May Not Have Considered

July 24, 2014

We all want to live where we’d like to retire, but many of us don’t exactly know yet where that is. Should it have beaches or mountains, skiing or surfing, a dry or a humid climate? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Fortunately, with over 35 years’ experience exploring (and building in!) great places to retire from coast to coast, we’ve got a few suggestions you may not have considered before. We’ve capped this list at 6 amazing locations from states we currently build in, but we have…

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Top Five Reasons to Consider Relocating to a New Home in the Orlando Area

April 29, 2014

Thinking about relocating to the Orlando area? You’re not alone. Homebuyers are flocking to the region in droves—and we’re not just talking about snowbirds! There are numerous reasons to call O-Town home. Here are our top five: Weather. If you love warm weather (and really, who doesn’t?), Florida’s tropical climate can’t be beat. The winters are mild (the average high in January is 71 degrees!) and although temps can climb in the summer, gentle breezes, rustling palm fronds and an abundant water supply—think swimming pools,…

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Finding a Dog-friendly Neighborhood

February 15, 2014

When searching for your dream neighborhood, it’s important to consider the needs of every member of the household—including the family dog! Is the community walk-worthy? How’s the traffic? Are there veterinarians and pet stores nearby? Does the city or HOA have pet or noise rules? How close is the nearest dog park?  If your dog could speak, these might be a few of his questions (ok, maybe not the one about the vet). Keeping Spot’s perspective in mind could help you choose a dog-friendly neighborhood…

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4 Best Cities to Retire

November 14, 2013

Planning for retirement involves a number of factors, from building your nest egg to scouting where you’ll choose to live. Maybe you’re dreaming of a sunny property on the beach, or perhaps you’d prefer a quiet home near the grandkids. When considering where to retire, be sure to consider not only the amount of sunshine and number of golf courses nearby but the financial atmosphere, quality of life offered and desirable amenities. Whether you’re ready to retire in the near future or just planning ahead,…

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