Are you retired (or close to it) and wondering where to go?

March 20, 2019

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If you are retired or nearing retirement and considering your next move, an active adult community may be a great option for you. So, what do you look for when purchasing your active adult community home? Do you understand the costs associated with a 55+ community?
 
Many active adults move to downsize, relocate closer to grandchildren, find security, improve their transportation situation, or join a community with like-minded adults. 
 

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Jock Ochiltree Becomes a Seniors Real Estate Specialist

February 4, 2015

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Great news for baby boomers! Davidson Realty agent Jock Ochiltree has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation by The National Association of Realtors. As an SRES agent, Jock is qualified to address the unique needs of home buyers and sellers ages 50 and older, including selling, relocating, refinancing and buying. Read more

10 Reasons Boomers Like Me Choose to Live in North Florida

December 23, 2010

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Posted by in Retirement

There’s good reason that Florida’s population continues to grow, by as many as 800 each day. In fact here are 10 reasons Florida, and especially the North Florida region, is a great choice for retirement.

1. North Florida is less crowded and less congested than South Florida.

2. Cost of living:  Florida has no state income tax, and in general our cost of goods is on par or lower than many other metro areas, as is our property taxes. 

3. Real estate prices are at an all time low.  There are great “deals” to be had right now – our World Golf Village and surrounding St. Augustine and Jacksonville markets are “on sale” for now but probably not too much longer.

4. We are packed with recreational amenities, including numerous golf courses (my personal favorite is the King & Bear at World Golf Village, but the TPC at Sawgrass is another standout); boating and fishing opportunities thanks to one of the largest rivers in North America, the St. Johns River, several lakes, creeks and of course the Atlantic Ocean; and home to the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team.

5. Our top-notch medical facilities include the Mayo Clinic as well as teaching hospitals at UF Shands.  Some of the best & brightest are involved in the healthcare system in and around Jacksonville & St Augustine.

6. Several 55+ communities offer an active retired lifestyle here, whether you’re looking for a condo or single family home.  One well-located and affordably priced option is The Cascades in World Golf Village. Read more

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