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Jacksonville Daily Record

A Newberry-based investor bought about 112 acres in North Jacksonville that is being marketed for residential and commercial development.

LISC Jacksonville, Lift Jax Launch Eastside Homeownership Program

Sep 10, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

LISC Jacksonville announced Sept. 9 it would help five residents in the historic Eastside neighborhood buy homes, a step in a three-year initiative to support homeownership in neighborhoods where few are able to afford houses.

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Congressional Republicans, Rep. John Rutherford, FL-4, and Sen. Marco Rubio joined together Tuesday to tout legislation that aims to help teachers and first responders become homeowners.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
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The City of Jacksonville is reopening its Emergency Rental Assistance Program Friday morning, with approximately $10 million in federal funds left to distribute to at-risk households 

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The price of rent in the Jacksonville metro area is continuing its upward trajectory, according to data out this week.

Jacksonville City Council Approves Proposal For Town Houses In LaVilla

Aug 26, 2021
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The Jacksonville City Council agreed Aug. 24 to give 3.45 acres of city land in LaVilla for a town house development near Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park. 

Florida has yet to submit an application for a federal program that would provide $820 million to the state's low-income children.

The Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program provides federal funding, at no cost, to states to provide grocery benefits to children who missed out on free or reduced-price meals while their schools or child care facilities were closed.

Affordable Housing Initiative Tops 42,000 Petitions

Aug 25, 2021
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Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ensuring money for affordable housing have topped 42,000 petition signatures submitted to the state as they try to get on the November 2022 ballot.

A home is pictured for sale in the Secret Woods subdivision on Jacksonville's Southside earlier this summer..
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Jacksonville’s hot housing market continues to lure new players. The real estate go-between company Ribbon announced Tuesday it is expanding to Jacksonville and several other Florida cities.

Work Starts On The 1230 Hendricks Apartment Project

Aug 19, 2021
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Trevato Development Group has started clearing the Southbank site where it intends to build The 1230 Hendricks, a 345-unit apartment project with a parking deck and ground-level retail space.

Toll Brothers Buys Land For San Marco Town House Project

Aug 16, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

The developer building the Publix-anchored East San Marco shopping center sold an adjacent 1.03-acre property Aug. 12 to homebuilder Toll Brothers for $2 million.

For rent sign
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A new analysis released Thursday forecasts that housing in Jacksonville will continue to get less affordable through the end of the year.

Foreclosure sign
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The housing markets in four Florida counties, including Clay, rank among the top 40 U.S. counties most vulnerable to the economic impact of the pandemic.

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A new report is providing perspective on a lack of housing affordability for low-income families in Northeast Florida.  

New homes are pictured being built in Hillsdale Estates on Jacksonville's Southside in March 2021.
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Not only is Jacksonville the biggest city by land mass in the continental U.S., but it turns out its residents also – on average – have the second largest yards in the nation.

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Jacksonville has a shortage of about 36,000 low-income rental units, according to a new report from the nonprofit group 904WARD looking at how race intersects with housing in Duval County.  

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With Jacksonville housing prices soaring, it might take longer to save up enough to buy a starter home.

A rendering of San Marco Heights.
St. Johns County

A groundbreaking was held Monday for an affordable housing complex west of State Road 207 in St. Johns County.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

One of the biggest obstacles current homeowners face in obtaining their dream home is navigating that in-between time, when they’ve found the home they want, but haven’t sold – or perhaps even listed – their current house.

A home is pictured for sale in the Secret Woods subdivision on Jacksonville's Southside.
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Home value appreciation continued to break records nationwide in May, online real estate company Zillow said on Wednesday. In the Jacksonville metro area, home values shot up 13.7%, year over year, to a median price of $271,909.

RiversEdge Breaks Ground On Jacksonville's Southbank

May 26, 2021
An artist's rendering of RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns, which is the new name for The District project.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Preston Hollow Capital LLC is rebranding its 32-acre Downtown Southbank development, previously called The District, to “RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns” and has contracted with Toll Brothers for 39 town houses — the site’s first confirmed vertical construction.

GreenPointe Developers, LLC

Another master-planned First Coast community has been announced amidst a red-hot housing market.

State lawmakers this year permanently slashed the affordable housing trust fund's revenue share, while also passing a guarantee that housing dollars would never again pay for other expenses.

“It’s going to be recurring revenue not subject to sweep,” said Jaimie Ross, director of the Florida Housing Coalition, which has advocated for an end to lawmakers’ tradition of diverting dollars away from state and local affordable housing trust funds. “And that actually is a very big win for housing.”

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Jane Lockett is 73, and her husband is 79. They’re renting in Ponte Vedra Beach right now, while they look to buy a house with bedrooms on the ground floor.

'Huge Influx' Of Luxury Home Sales In Northeast Florida

May 3, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

While homes of all price ranges are selling quickly, luxury properties are moving faster than ever.

Hillsdale Estates is a built-to-rent subdivision under construction on Jacksonville's Southside on Hillsdale Road.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

With remote work becoming a permanent arrangement for many, a new report finds Jacksonville could be a big destination for those living the “digital nomadic lifestyle.”

Apartments Planned At Site Of Former Beach Boulevard Regal Cinemas

Apr 15, 2021
The former Regal Cinemas at 14051 Beach Blvd. could make way for apartments.
Jacksonville Daily Record

The City Council approved a bill 18-0 on April 13 to rezone the former Regal Cinemas property on Beach Boulevard to allow for multifamily development.

Jacksonville Fair Housing Symposium Is Saturday

Apr 8, 2021
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April is national fair housing month and the city of Jacksonville wants you to know you have rights if you’re at risk of eviction due the pandemic.

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Downtown investors Jim and Ellen Wiss, through AWP331 LLC, bought more Downtown property from First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports the Wisses paid $292,500 on March 8 for the parking lot of the warehouse purchased the same day by JWB Real Estate Capital at 331 W. Ashley St.

JWB and the Wisses are allowing the building and parking lot to be used temporarily for homeless services.

In this April 1, 2020 photo, a "For Sale" sign stands in front of a home that is in the process of being sold.
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The city of Jacksonville is making more than $4 million in federal funds available to Duval County residents who haven’t been able to pay their mortgage due to a loss of income related to COVID-19.

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