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3 Great Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL

March 28, 2017
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Balmy breezes, sandy beaches, superb shopping, notable dining and the nation’s largest urban park system… There’s a lot to love about living in Jacksonville, Florida. But for families with school-aged children (and even folks just thinking about resale), education is typically at the top of the new home wish list. The good news is there are many top-notch schools in and around The River City. Here, we’ve identified three great public schools in Jacksonville that earned top marks from GreatSchools.org, the “leading national nonprofit empowering…

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Dining and Shopping Options in St. Johns Town Center Getting a Makeover

January 24, 2017
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Homeowners in Jacksonville enjoy a number of luxury amenities with even more on the horizon. Many unique restaurant and shopping options are coming to the St. Johns Town Center this year. Dining Current Favorites: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails: This locally owned and operated restaurant features local, sustainable ingredients. They even used recycled and reclaimed content for much of the building process. Don’t forget to try the cheddar biscuit tots and handmade gnocchi. The Loop: The Loop boasts quick, high-quality menu options. This restaurant can only…

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Home Storage: What to Look for During Your House Hunt

October 6, 2016
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You’re in the market for a new home, and at the top of your list: abundant storage space. Good news! Unlike many years ago when builders seemed to skimp on  home storage (tour any historic home and you’re practically guaranteed to find the closets lacking!), new homes typically allow ample room for all of your belongings.   Following are some storage opportunities to look for during your new home search: Cabinets. Make sure that your next home has plenty of cabinets in the kitchen, bathrooms…

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A Guide to Our Free Homebuyer Guides

July 26, 2016
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At Richmond American, we love helping new homebuyers attain the dream of homeownership. And with nearly 40 years in the industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about the process! Perhaps you’re just beginning your house hunt, or maybe you’ve already decided on a floor plan and community. Regardless of your stage in the homebuying process, we have compiled worksheets, tools and checklists to assist you along the way. Check out (and download!) our series of FREE guides, designed to help homebuyers stay organized, informed…

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New Homes Near Military Bases

March 22, 2016

Did you know we build new homes near more than 25 military bases in the US? Look for your duty station on the map below, then scroll down for links to your area’s communities and floor plans. Whether you’re tired of base housing (or the base housing waitlist), weighing your housing options for an upcoming PCS, or simply ready to put your tax-free BAH toward your own mortgage, instead of your landlord’s, give our New Home Specialists a call! They’ll help you find a community…

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