Real Estate

Foundation Financial Group named finalist in “Best Places to Work” competition

For the second time in 2011, one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial services companies is recognized for being one of the best places to work.

The Charlotte Business Journal named Foundation Financial Group as a finalist in its annual “Best Places to Work” awards for 2011. Employees answered survey questions covering such areas as benefits and training. The survey also gauges employee morale and corporate retention. The full rankings will be unveiled at a Nov. 4 luncheon in Charlotte, and will appear in that week’s issue of the Charlotte Business Journal.

Home Ownership Matters Bus Makes Sept. 23 Jax Stop

 

Future home buyers across Florida may not have access to affordable mortgages, may not be able to deduct mortgage interest, nor have access to flood insurance. These are just some of the many issues that the National Association of Realtors and the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) want northeast Florida residents to know about as the “Home Ownership Matters” Bus Tour pulls into town on Sept. 23.

Foundation Financial Group Named Among Top 10 Mortgage Lenders

One of the nation’s fastest-growing financial services companies continues to collect more honors for its growth.

Foundation Financial Group debuted at No. 10 on the prestigious Jacksonville Business Journal list, an annual survey of area mortgage lenders. Foundation Financial Group reported a volume of $90.88 million in mortgage loans closed in 2010 from its Jacksonville regional center. The company has 60 employees in its Jacksonville location.

Condo Conversions Bring Structure Problems, Headaches for Owners

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  While condominium prices are on the rise in Jacksonville, many condo owners are battling over condo-conversion problems.

Numerous apartment complexes were converted into condos across Florida before the real-estate slump, and problems with some of those conversions are not hard to spot. 

PICTURES: Southside Condo Problems

At the Reserve at Pointe Meadows off Gate Parkway, there are support beams everywhere shoring up the property.

It's been three years since the apartment-turned-condo alerted residents to structural problems. In that time, dozens of residents faced new problems, including foreclosure and liens on their homes.

Many of the residents said today they are concerned but would not elaborate.

July 2011 Real Estate Sales Results; Closed Sales Dip One Percent

July 2011 Real Estate Sales Results; Closed Sales Dip One Percent

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for July 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

Pending sales of 1,661 in July marked an 18.3 increase from a year ago; indicative of continued consumer interest in buying a home at today’s very attractive prices. Actual closed sales of 1,353 took a one percent dip from last July’s 1,367.

July 2011 Real Estate Sales Results; Closed Sales Dip One Percent

July 2011 Real Estate Sales Results; Closed Sales Dip One Percent

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for July 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

Pending sales of 1,661 in July marked an 18.3 increase from a year ago; indicative of continued consumer interest in buying a home at today’s very attractive prices. Actual closed sales of 1,353 took a one percent dip from last July’s 1,367.

ICI Homes Names Tom Daddario North Florida Sales Manager

ICI Homes, which ranks as one of the largest and most active luxury home builders and luxury community developers in the U.S., recently appointed Tom Daddario north

Rosemary Messina, vice president of sales and marketing for ICI Homes said Daddario has more than 20 years of experience in luxury home sales including executive sales positions with several top U.S. homebuilders.

Daddario has trained hundreds of sales associates and authored several articles and books for sales training.

ICI Homes builds luxury homes in nine communities in the northeast Florida region.