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Water Restrictions Could Cost You!

System - Thursday, June 25, 2015
Property Management Blog
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/.  

Choosing the Right Place to Retire? How About Jacksonville?

System - Sunday, May 17, 2015
Property Management Blog

Choosing the right place to retire? How about Jacksonville?

There are several factors that go into making a lifestyle change like retirement. Cost of living, healthcare facilities, climate, and entertainment can all influence your decision. Let’s look at each component.

Cost of living

Compared to other metropolitan areas, Jacksonville’s cost of living is quite reasonable at 9.4% lower than the rest of the U.S. Check this handy cost of living calculator to compare groceries, housing utilities, transportation and health care. http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/

Healthcare Facilities

Jacksonville is home to some of the finest healthcare facilities in the nation. With the Mayo Clinic, the Baptist Health system and University of Florida Health, it’s easy to find the perfect fit for you.

Climate

With warm to tropic conditions, Jacksonville averages 221 sunny days per year with the average highs in July at 92 degrees and 43 degrees in January. With no threat of snow, it rains about 114 days per year.

Entertainment

Entertain in plentiful in this northeastern Florida city. Jacksonville is home to the Jaguars (football), Suns (baseball), Sharks (arena football), Axemen (Rugby), Giants (basketball) and Armada (soccer). With 22 miles of beaches, it’s easy to enjoy water sports or just relax. And there are several venues including the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, Veterans Memorial Arena and Florida Theater, all which host concerts, plays and lectures.

Education

Jacksonville is also home to the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Edward Waters College and many technical schools.

Housing

With just over 800,000 residents, Jacksonville feels more like a big town. Neighbors are friendly and home prices are low. The median home cost in Jacksonville is $111,900 and appreciation has been 11.9% in the last year.

Call First Place Management today at (904) 246-1200 to inquire about homes for sale or rent.

Landscape Maintenance and Rental Properties

System - Monday, October 6, 2014
Property Management Blog While residents want to rent a nice looking home, they often have no interest, time, or knowledge on how to maintain the property. They may agree to landscape maintenance in the rental contract but it can be difficult for a property manager or owner to enforce. The owner can charge the tenant for maintenance or include landscape maintenance but it is not always practical to increase the rent with the full cost, particularly if the landscaping on the property is extensive.

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