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Welcome to First Place Management, Inc., Northeast Florida's premier residential property management firm. Our commitment is to care for your property as if it were our own and ensure that you can be confident that it is well maintained and your asset is protected. With 50 years of professional business experience, this contributes to making us an industry leader. Due to the evolutionary nature of the industry today, our commitment to ongoing industry education and certification further ensures the protection of your asset to the benefit of both owner and resident.

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Owner Newsletter

September 2015: Plan Fall/Winter Maintenance Early

Thinking about fall/winter maintenance needs for your investment before the season hits can often save you money. An extra benefit is that it can help to keep your tenants happy....Read More

Resident Newsletter

Summer 2015: Lightning Safety

Under the right conditions, watching a lightning storm can be entertaining. However, exposure to lightning can be devastating, causing damage to both humans and property...Read More

Blog

Are you ready for Hurricane Erika?

jeannie fredrick - Thursday, August 27, 2015

With the possibility of Hurricane Erika approaching our area, it’s a great time to remember those important to-dos and purchase necessary supplies. It’s never too early to get ready.

The first step in being prepared is to stay informed.

  • Regularly, watch local news and check websites that pertain to hurricanes
  • A tracking map is a good way to watch the current path, and to get your children involved
  • If you can involve your kids, it will take out the big fear if a storm does hit the area

Next, if a storm is imminent, you’ll need to decide whether or not evacuate:

  • You should plan for both options.
  • Take into consideration your situation, plus the strength of the storm.
  • Whatever decision you make, make it early.
  • In the case of evacuations, interstates could be turn into one-way roads, possibly not going in the direction that you planned. Prior to Hurricane Andrew hitting south Florida, all lanes of I-95 were turned north bound. 

Preparation of the outside of your home is ultra-important:

  • Cover your windows with plywood. The recommended plywood would be 5/8” thick, exterior grad or marine plywood, cut to the size of your window.
  • Don’t waste your time with tape. It has been proven that tape does not keep windows from breaking or glass from flying.
  • You may want to reinforce your garage doors.
  • Be sure to bring in all outdoor furniture, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down. These items can become missiles in a storm.

Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare or purchase supplies. Many big box stores run out of supplies and you could get caught in a situation where it’s unsafe to leave your home. Put together a supply kit that includes:

  • A 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • One gallon of water per person per day for 3 days
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • For a complete list, click here 
  • Also for a list of supplies for various areas, check out this list 

Some often overlooked tasks include:

  • Gathering your important paper and putting them in waterproof containers
  • Get cash because if power is out, ATMs won’t work
  • Fill your car with fuel. Again, no electricity equals no fuel pumps working
  • Charge your communication devices like your phone or tablet
  • Also, do your laundry because you may be out of power for a while

Remember the pets!

  • You’ll need to have supplies on hand for your animals. Have an emergency supply kit for them as well
  • If you do evacuate your home, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS! They may not survive, and if they do, you may not be able to find them after the storm

For more information, check out these resources:

*National Weather Service Weather Safety 

*Ready.gov kids  

*Family Emergency Plan – Checklist 


Water Restrictions Could Cost You!

jeannie fredrick - Friday, June 26, 2015

Everyone wants their lawn and landscaping to look lush and green, but at what expense does that come? In Florida, water restrictions are in place since about 50 percent of all water use is for residential locations. 

For homeowners, the St. Johns River Water Management District has water restrictions in place to ensure that enough water is available to preserve healthy foliage such as shrubbery, trees, lawns, ground coves, plants vines and gardens, year-round. 

Certain restrictions apply and you’ll want to be familiar with them, because violators may be subject to penalties. 

Watering is strictly banned during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

During daylight savings time (second Sunday in March through first Sunday in November, watering is limited to no more than 2 days per week. Addresses ending in an odd number are allowed to water on Wednesday and Saturday. Those ending in an even number may water on Thursday and Sunday. 

Throughout Eastern Standard Time (first Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March), watering is allowed only one day per week. Odd addresses may water on Saturday and even on Sunday. 

Watering is limited to the necessary amount to meet your yard’s needs. If you are not certain what that may be, the limit is no more than ¾ inch per zone per day or no more than one hour per zone per day. 
Water restrictions do not apply to water removed from wells, lakes or rivers. It applies only to water from ground or surface water, a private well or pump, or from a public or private utility. 

For more information, visit http://floridaswater.com/wateringrestrictions/.  

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