Apartments on the north side available now! 


Just in! One bedroom apartments on the north side with private front and back entrances, water/sewer/trash/24hr maintenance included. 

Close to downtown shopping, football stadium, and the new brewery “Hyperion”

Rents start at $650 per month. Check them out today. 

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Featured Home For Rent

This Orange Park townhome offers new paint and carpet. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse off Collins Rd. offers living/dining combo, vaulted ceilings in living room, fenced backyard, washer/dryer hookups, off-street parking, lawn maintenance is included.

This home has a large master bedroom on the second floor and a second bedroom on the first floor.

$40 Application fee, this home requires 2 month deposit and is $800 per month rent.

Call for a tour today! 

Now Offering Home Staging. Selling your home? Let us help.


What we offer:
– De-clutter (packing of personal belongings to reduce clutter) throughout home.
– Deep cleaning of home and carpets
– Small home repairs
– Pressure washing and Landscaping
– Room by room design of the latest trends to improve the look and overall feel of the home by highlighting your homes best features.
– Strategic placement of added props and furniture where needed 
– Wall decor
– Home staging report and marketing photos
– Open house final touches with fresh flowers and baked goods.
Pricing:
800 – 1500sqf starts at $2000 depending on your homes current furnishings
1500 – 2500sqf starts at $3500 depending on your homes current furnishings 

Employee Introduction…Meet Frank

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MEET OUR SHOWCASE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 

Frank Pagliughi

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Home Inspector

American Inspection Services in partnership with PPMJAX

June 1985 – Present (32 years +)

Perform residential and commercial real estate inspections as well as
Wind mitigation verification and 4-point insurance inspections.
State licensed structural inspector (BN-2343)
State licensed home inspector (HI-611)
State licensed WDO inspector (JE65372)

Active member of FABI, ASHI, & BOIEA

PPMJAX now the proud sponsor of Reef League!

Come check out The Reef League Saltwater Aquarium Expo in St. Augustine, FL on September 23rd 2017. Will be held at The Renaissance Hotel at the World Golf Village.

Get your tickets today at http://www.reefleague.com

DJ Doug Poole will be celebrating the first annual event and there will be lots of raffle prizes to win!

See you there…

Income generating properties for beginners 

“Real estate is one of the best investments that you can make. It’s a more stable and sound investment than many of the other financial investments that you can drop your money into. But how do you go about buying real estate that will actually make you money?

Remember all of these things can be made easier and add to your bottom line when hiring a property management service like PPMJAX to maintain and promote your property after you have purchased the right one. We can even help you find the right income generating home site within your budget and personalized criteria. 

Here are some tips to guide you in buying income producing real estate:

1) Consider the different ways that real estate can provide income. 

First, you can buy a property with the intention of renting it out to generate monthly income from renters. Or you can buy a property as a ‘fix-up’ which you can then sell for a profit. Finally, you can purchase a property with the intention of letting it sit for a time until the market takes a turn and the value improves, at which time you sell it for a profit. Figure out which method you want to use for producing income with your real estate purchase so that you know what kind of home you’re looking for. After all, you don’t want to buy something that really needs to be fixed up if you’re planning on renting it out right away.
2) Do your math.

If you’re going to purchase real estate with the sole purpose of earning money from it, then you need to look carefully at your financials. Know in advance what you can afford. Figure out which loans are right for you with consideration of the amount of time that you might be paying interest on those loans. Figure out realistically what kind of profit you are likely to make over time. While it can be tempting to buy a property that looks good, purchasing with income-generation in mind means looking more closely at the budget.


3) Look at the non-financial costs.

Consider what buying this property will mean in terms of your time. If you’re going to rent the property out, you will need to get and keep tenants, collect rent, make regular repairs and provide other on-site services that will take up your time. If you’re going to fix the property up and sell it, there will be a short period of time during which the house will need most of your attention. Make sure you have the time … not just the money.
4) Follow real estate trends. 

Before buying an income-producing property, you should be spend some time studying the real estate trends in your area. This will give you a good idea of when the market is right for buying (and later for selling) and will help you make decisions about what neighborhoods to buy in and what types of properties are earning money. You don’t want to come in at the end of a trend when it’s starting to go out of style so make sure you’re on top of your game
5) Take a class. 

There are classes offered all of the time (even online) for people interested in getting started in investment real estate. Don’t spend a fortune on one but consider an inexpensive class to be well worth the money for giving you the tips you’ll need to buy smart. Research online and through the bookstore is also a good idea. In other words, know what you’re doing by learning as much as you can.
6) Go in as a group. 

In some cases, you might know a group of people with all of the right skills to make a good investment in a property together. For example, if you have someone with renovation abilities, someone with tenant management skills and someone with real estate know-how, then the three parties can invest together, reducing extra costs and allowing for everyone to profit. Of course, you should know who you’re getting into business with, but it’s an option to consider.
7) Do it all by the book.

Finally, make sure that you have some legal advice to assist you in making sure that everything is done properly. The last thing that you want to do is plan to make a profit off of your real estate and then end up with a problem.”
If this sounds like an investment for you, call PPMJAX today! 

10 Reasons to hire a property manager 

If you’ve owned income property for any length of time, you know that managing a rental can be financially rewarding. At the same time, you’ve also likely discovered that property management requires a large commitment of time and effort.

While it may make sense to take the do-it-yourself approach if you’re a handy person, live close to your property, and don’t mind devoting several hours per month to the task, in many cases this just isn’t practical—especially if you hope to expand your business. With this in mind, here are some critical tasks a property manager can help you with:

Setting the right rental rates:

While looking through the classifieds to see what other landlords are charging for similar properties is a fine way to ballpark your rent price, a good property management company will conduct a thorough market study in order to set a rental price for your property, ensuring that you achieve the perfect balance between maximizing monthly income and maintaining a low vacancy rate.

Collecting and depositing monthly rent payments on time:

If you’ve ever worked in a billing department, you know that securing payment from clients can be difficult, not to mention awkward. Property management companies have efficient, tried-and-true systems in place to effectively collect rent and maintain on-time payments. You’ll find this particularly important if you have a limited number of properties, and collecting payments on time is crucial to maintaining your cash flow.

Marketing and advertising your property:

Through long experience, a property manager will know exactly where to market your property and how to craft compelling advertising materials—a significant advantage when it comes to filling your properties quickly and avoiding long vacancies.

Finding the right tenants:

Experienced property managers are experts at finding good tenants, and will take care of all the details, including the securing all criminal background and security checks, running credit reports, verifying employment, and collecting previous landlord references.

Managing tenants:

In addition to finding good tenants, a property management company will manage all aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship. The property manager will handle both routine and emergency maintenance, take care of routine inspections, and manage any situations where conflict resolution is required.

Managing vendor relationships:

Property management companies have relationships with maintenance workers, tradesmen, contractors, suppliers, and vendors that it’s almost impossible for an independent landlord to duplicate. Not only will your property manager get you the best work for the best price, they’ll oversee any necessary maintenance projects.

Ensuring that you’re in compliance with housing regulations and property laws:

There is a multitude of applicable laws and regulations to abide by when renting and maintaining your rental property. These include local, state and federal regulations, as well as fair housing regulations (such as the ADA). A property manager can help you avoid lawsuits by keeping your property up-to-date and in compliance with these regulations.

Enabling you to invest in geographically distant properties:

If you manage your own properties, you’re pretty much limited to investment opportunities within a tight radius of your own home. By hiring a property manager, you can take advantage of investment deals in any location you wish.

Maximizing the profitability of your time:

By having a property manager take care of the day-to-day aspects of running your income property, your free to spend your time identifying further investment opportunities or otherwise furthering your career.

Maximizing the profitability of your money:

Most property managers charge a percentage of your property’s monthly rental rate in exchange for their services. The rate typically runs anywhere from 6-10%, which is generally less than the money you save by hiring a professional to take care of your property.

Thinking of moving to Jax?

 

1024px-Jacksonville_Florida_-_Main_Street_Bridge-5928a6d13df78cbe7ee70e90.jpgNo city in the world is without its quirks, just as none is without its positives. Jacksonville is no different, and there are a number of pros and cons of living on the First Coast. I’ve spent some time recently asking other residents what they consider to be the pros and cons of Jacksonville, and also browsed through a handful of complaint boards. Here’s what the majority had to say.

The Weather

This one was overwhelmingly in the pros column but it may find itself in your cons column if you have an affinity for snow.

Jacksonville has a very tropical, warm climate with mild winters. The city hasn’t seen real snow since 1989, and at times in January, you’ll wonder if it isn’t Fall. On the flip side, Jacksonville is incredibly hot and humid during the Summer, which can be overwhelming at times, even for local residents who’ve lived here their whole lives.
Although Florida, in general, has a reputation for being a haven for hurricanes, Jacksonville’s tucked-away location in the northeast corner reduces the likelihood of the city being hit by a hurricane. In fact, the only hurricane to make landfall in Jacksonville was Dora—and that was back in 1964.

The Beach

No matter where you live in Jacksonville you’re likely not much more than a hop and a skip from miles of beaches. Residents in most areas of the city can reach the beach in less than an hour, depending on traffic.

Parks

The city of Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the United States, with 262 designated parks and over 80,000 acres.

Each of the parks brings their own qualities, from the calm peace of the various parks in Riverside to the rich history of Downtown’s Hemming Plaza, the city’s first park.

Sports & Outdoors

Like to hunt or fish? Jacksonville is an outdoor aficionado’s dream, especially compared to other cities its size.

The St. John’s River is very much the lifeblood of the city, and is often used by residents for fishing, boating, and water skiing.
The city is also filled with beautiful golf courses, and the PGA Tour is based in nearby Ponte Vedra, making golf a popular local activity. Jacksonville’s place as an NFL City is also etched in stone with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Low cost of living

Jacksonville regularly makes the list for major cities with a low cost of living. Housing, particularly in some areas, is impressively affordable when Jacksonville is compared to many other cities on the East Coast. The cost of living is not only lower than the U.S. national average, but it’s also lower than Florida average.

Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States by land mass at over 800 square miles. It’s also the 14th largest city by in the US by population and the largest city in Florida. The city of Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the US with over 80,000 acres devoted to parks and community areas. Here are some fast facts about Jacksonville, Florida for your next trivia night!

Jacksonville Facts and Trivia

  • Jacksonville was known as Cowford until 1822 because cattle were transported across the St. John’s River.
  • Although the Great Fire of 1901 was the most destructive event in Jacksonville history, it was not the deadliest. Seven people died in the Great Fire. The most deadly event in Jacksonville history was the Roosevelt Hotel fire in 1961, which killed 22 people.
  • Bestselling author John Grisham stays in Jacksonville frequently, usually in the Old Sea Turtle Inn in Jacksonville Beach (now renamed One Ocean Resort). The inn was featured in his novel The Brethren, along with Pete’s Bar, a local establishment.
  • The annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival is the second-largest jazz festival in the US. The festival began in 1980. Over the years, performers such as Miles Davis and Tony Bennett have highlighted the event. In 2011, the headliner is Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole.
  • Jacksonville was once a haven for filmmakers. It was known as the Winter Film Capital of the World. The city featured more than 30 movie studios and thousands of silent films were made. Due to political pressure, most of them migrated to California.
  • Elvis Presley performed his first indoor concert at the historic Florida Theatre in 1957. Presley’s show was monitored by a judge to ensure his hip shaking didn’t get too racy. The King stayed at the Crowne Plaza while in Jacksonville.
  • Jacksonville is home to the US’s oldest skate park, Kona Skate park in Arlington. Before becoming famous, Tony Hawk competed at the venue.
  • The Dames Point Bridge, which connects Downtown to the Arlington area, is the largest concrete cable-supported bridge in the world.
  • Jacksonville is well-known as the birthplace of the Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, but it’s also produced several other notable performers, including Limp Bizkit, Cold, and Red Jump Suit Apparatus
  • Several notable movies have been filmed in Jacksonville, including The Creature from the Black Lagoon, GI Jane, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, The Manurichan Candidate (2004 remake) and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
  • The historic Riverside-Avondale area was named one of the 10 greatest neighborhoods in the United States in 2010.
  • Although Jacksonville has a large population, the surrounding areas are sparse. The city is the smallest television market in the US to host an NFL team.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/jacksonville-fun-facts-2021403

We are now listing on Zillow!

Please welcome PPMJAX to Zillow. We have become a premier agent company on Zillow as of today and we are proud to be part of the Zillow family. Zillow is an amazing home searching tool. Whether your in the market to buy, sell, or rent it has all the information and more to make your experience an easy and enjoyable one. We will be listing homes as soon as they become available in an area near you. Thank you from your PPMJAX Team
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