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Homes facing high flood risks are selling for nearly 14% more than the typical home with low flood risk, according to a new report from Redfin.

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If you’re in the market for a new home or an investment project, one web site suggests checking out properties in Jacksonville’s Arlington area.

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Nationally recognized philanthropists and former Jacksonville Jaguars owners Wayne Weaver and Delores Barr Weaver have donated their $4.7 million Lakewood mansion to support the local nonprofit community.

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For the first time since 2007, the U.S. economy is poised to start the new year on a strong footing amid a flurry of signs that point to a recovery.

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After years of misery, the housing market is actually looking up for 2014, especially in Jacksonville.

The nation's jobless rate ticked down to 7.2 percent in September from 7.3 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

But just 148,000 were added to public and private payrolls. That's below the 180,000 economists expected. It's yet another sign that job growth remains soft.

There were 1.9 percent fewer existing homes sold in September than in August, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.

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