Homestead Exemption Deadline TODAY

“The Florida homestead exemption and Save Our Homes assessment limitation help Florida homeowners save money on their property taxes. Benefits are also available to property owners with disabilities, senior citizens, veterans and active duty military service members, disabled first responders, and properties with specialized uses.

Taxable value of a home is reduced thru homestead exemptions to help the homeowner save money on property taxes. If your home is valued at $150,000 and you receive a $25,000 homestead exemption, your home will be taxed as if it is worth $125,000. In order to take advantage this benefit, you must submit an application by the deadline on March 1, 2019.”

How do I file a homestead exemption?

Visit the link below to locate instructions for your county. Some counties allow online filing while others require you to visit the property appraisers office. Click here to find your county instructions

http://floridarevenue.com/property/Pages/Taxpayers_Exemptions.aspx

Who qualifies for an exemption?

Anyone who owned a home on Jan. 1 and used it as a primary residence on that date is entitled homestead exemption.

Are other exemptions available?

If you qualify for the over-65 or disabled exemption, you are also entitled to a permanent, locked-in “ceiling” on the school property taxes on your home. In case of death, the over-65 or disabled homeowner’s exemption, but not the school tax ceiling, transfers to the surviving spouse, if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of death and lives in and owns the home. The exemptions may be transferred to another property by using the former home’s tax “ceiling” calculation.

Do I have to apply each year?

No. If you had a homestead exemption on your home the previous year, you won’t need to reapply unless your chief appraiser requires it. However, if you have not received an exemption on your present home or if you have moved to a new home, you will need to file for an exemption the current year.

Is there a fee to file for the exemption?

There is no application fee; the service is provided free of charge. Beware of letters you may receive saying they will file for you for a fee.

What is the application deadline?

You are to file the completed application with all required documentation beginning Jan. 1 and no later than April 30 of the year for which you are requesting an exemption but if you. If you qualify for the age 65 or older or disabled persons exemption or the exemption for donated homesteads of partially disabled veterans, you are to apply for the exemption no later than the first anniversary of the date you qualify for the exemption.

In DUVAL county

“The deadline to timely file for a homestead exemption is March 1. Late filing is permitted through early September. (The deadline for late filing is set by Florida law and falls on the 25th day following the mailing of the Notices of Proposed Property Taxes which occurs in mid-August.)”

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!
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8329 Coralberry Ln in Argyle

If you love the Argyle area you must see this home. In the heart of Argyle, this newly renovated home is beautiful. Featuring brand new wood like vinyl plank flooring, stone fireplace, new white cabinets throughout, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting in the kitchen, and tile back-splash.

Updated Kitchen
Open floor plan
Breakfast bar

The beautiful stone fireplace compliments the wood-like vinyl plank (waterproof) flooring. Imagine sitting here with your morning coffee looking out into the nicely landscaped backyard.

Fireplace
Open living space

The exterior is just as beautiful with new grey vinyl siding, new windows, new garage door and new roof.

Schedule your tour today by calling: Paula Wynn, REALTOR® at (904)502-9432

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

Argyle Area Market Report

Is it a sellers market in Argyle? The short answer is yes. The current inventory is very low. The current market report cover April 1-September 30, 2018.

At this time we only have 9 active listings 2 of which are contingent taking back up offers. The median sale price is $247,500, this includes 4 new construction homes.

In the last 6 months 39 homes sold with the median sold price of $180,000, and the median days on market was 19. 

The current inventory is very low we have about 3.67 months of inventory in Jacksonville but in Argyle we have only about 1.6 months of inventory. This means that if we do not put any more homes on the market all the homes will be sold within 1.6 months. Last year at this time we had about 2.45 months of inventory in Argyle therefore our inventory is down about 33% from this time last year.

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

Clay County VA Clinic

On August 1, 2018 Representative Ted Yoho announced the award of a lease for a new VA Clinic to be located at 400 College Dr in Middleburg. This much needed facility is projected to care for over 11,000 Veteran enrollees in the coming years and is expected to attract more then 4,500 new veterans. The new facility will provide primary care, mental health services, lab draws and select specialty care via telehealth to area veterans.

Rep. Yoho has dedicated a page of his website to the updates of the Clay County VA Clinic, at Yoho.House.Gov. Updates will also be published regularly on his Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Sources:

http://www.claycountygov.com/Home/Components/News/News/1828/18?backlist=%2fhome

 

TONIGHT – Argyle Area Civic Council Meeting

The Argyle Area Civic Council meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church at 6551 Argyle Forest Blvd Jacksonville FL 32244. Councilman Jim Love will be updating us on all the issues related to our area including updates on the Collins Rd construction. Argyle Civic Council Meeting.png

 

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

860 Johns Rd – Just Listed

Need more space for parking, gardening etc.? Want to feel like you are in the country but be close to everything. Then is home is for you. This fully fenced and gated property has a mobile home with a screened patio and a large shed. The owner has taken very good care of this home, replaced the roof, newer a/c and overall maintenance has been kept up. With just over an acre of land on a paved rd this property, located close to everything, will go fast. Schedule your tour today (904)502-9432.

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PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

What are you waiting for?

If you are waiting for prices to go down I don’t see it happening. The median home price in Jacksonville in 2015 was around $180,000 in 2016 median prices were $195,00 and 2017 they were $210,000. Now we are almost half way through 2018 with a median home price of $225,000.

So tell me:

  • What’s holding you back?
  • What are you waiting for?
  • How can I help?

Thinking about selling your home?  Click here to receive your free, no obligation home valuation

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Argyle Forest, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

 

Cecil Field Information

Here are some highlights from the Cecil Airport Advisory Committee (CAAC ) held 5/7/2018. The Cecil Commerce Center is quickly growing as a major asset to Jacksonville. Major firms are locating here, Amazon, Grace Aerospace, Jinko Solar and GE are a few, with employment opportunities available.

Planning on a Mega site is being developed for the north section of Cecil Field bounded by I-10 and Normandy Blvd., along with an access road for future Industrial and manufacturing business.

Plans for JFRD Fire Station (STA. 73) are presently being reviewed and news of ground breaking will be announced soon.

The Spaceport plans are ongoing with the concrete foundation starting this week. One of the type vehicles considered for Suborbital launch is the XCOR Lynx, a 27.9’ length, 24.0’ wingspan vehicle. A Single Stage Suborbital Spacecraft. Horizontal take off, powered ascent to Mach 2.9,190,000 feet and Apogee of 328.000 feet before returning to launch site. Total flight time 30 Minutes. Future development for repair/maintenance facilities for F-18, F-22 and F-35 aircraft is being Looked at. Currently there are two sites for demolition of aircraft, both out west for large aircraft. Both facilities are backed up. The 5th 757 has been parked out at Cecil. This could lead to developing into a future facility.

Source: Phil Rohm

This expansion of Cecil Commerce Center will directly affect the areas surrounding the center. If you are considering selling your home now is a great time. Inventory is low and more families are moving into this area. Call today if you have any real estate questions 904-502-9432

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

 

22 Surprisingly Genius Uses for WD-40 That You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

1. Give those squirrels the slip by spray painting the tops of your bird feeders.

If the bird feeders are high, put a cushion or trampoline underneath for hours of entertainment.

To keep squirrels from taking over a bird feeder, spray a generous amount of WD-40 on top of the feeder. The pesky squirrels will slide right off.-13 uses for WD-40

2. Have a glass stuck inside another that you need to separate without shattering?

Let a little WD-40 work its way down between them and gently separate them. Be sure to wash very well before using again.

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Source Reader’s Digest Michele Anderson Meyer Helpful Household Hints

3. You can use WD-40 on cockroaches for an instant kill. Just a quick spritz will do.

If you want to keep those and other creepy crawlies out of your home, spray some WD-40 on the windowsills, frames, screens, and door frames. Be sure to avoid breathing any in, and do not do this if you have babies or small children in the house.

Exterminate roaches and repel insects  Don’t let cockroaches, insects, or spiders get the upper hand in your home. • Keep a can of WD-40 handy, and when you see a roach, spray a small amount directly on it for an instant kill. • To keep insects and spiders out of your home, spray WD-40 on windowsills and frames, screens, and door frames. Be careful not to inhale the fumes when you spray and do not do this at all if you have babies or small

Source Reader’s DigestMaria KnightWD-40

4. WD-40 is awesome for removing difficult scuff marks from your floor. If there are a lot of marks, keep those windows open.

Those tough black scuff marks on your kitchen floor won’t be so tough anymore if you spray them with WD-40. Use WD-40 to help remove tar and scuff marks on all your hard-surfaced floors. It won’t harm the surface, and you won’t have to scrub nearly as much. Remember to open the windows if you are cleaning a lot of marks.

Source: Reader’s DigestJane CarleyWD 40 uses

5. Tannin stains (tea and coffee) are easy to remove from a counter with some WD-40 and a sponge or damp cloth.

Remove tea stains from the counter

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

6. You can use WD-40 to dissolve tough stains in the toilet bowl.

Remember your ventilation! Might want to be sure not to get any on the seat, or using the bathroom will be a whole new kind of exciting.

Source: Reader’s Digest2Penny Charlson GravesUnusual uses for…

7. You can spray WD-40 on the outsides of your windows to prevent frost and snow buildup.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

8. You can prevent wasps and yellow jackets by spraying WD-40 under the eaves of your home, and anywhere they like to build them.

Do it in the spring before they come around and you wont have to dodge uninvited residents every time you walk around the house.

Source: Reader’s Digest5Hot Pepper DaveJust Good Stuff to Know

9. Is the shine from your polyurethane shine causing you to reach for your sunglasses?

Spray some WD-40 on a cloth and wipe the floor a bit to tone it down. Be sure not to get it too thick or you might be surfing around your house rather than walking.

Source: Reader’s Digest💕BLUSHIN👄Home Remedies

10. WD-40 can help remove strong glue from many surfaces around the your home.

Source: Reader’s Digest21GColdrenCrafts

11. Are your children getting into arts and crafts? Don’t fret! Even dried glue can be removed from a hard surface easily with WD-40.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

12. Did you put a sticker on your window only to later realize you just aren’t feeling it anymore?

Spray a little WD-40 on the glass and sticker, wait a few minutes, and then use a non-scratch spatula or acrylic scraper to remove said sticker with ease.

Source: Reader’s Digestby Digital Vision.1Tracy KingWD-40 – It!

13. Does that random, hard to clean carpet stain have you frustrated?

Spray some WD-40 on it, wait a couple of minutes, and then clean with regular carpet cleaner or some soapy water and a sponge. You’ll be amazed how easily it will come up.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

14. You can use WD-40 to clean tomato sauce stains from pretty much anything.

Once again, spray a little on, let set for a couple of minutes, and clean up with some soapy water.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

15. Need to get some deep cleaning done with your fridge?

Remove all food, spray a small amount of WD-40 on the difficult to clean spots,let set a couple of minutes and then wipe it off. Remember to avoid breathing in fumes while doing this, and clean the fridge thoroughly with soap and water before putting the food back in.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

16. If you have leather furniture that needs conditioning, take it outdoors and spray some WD-40 on it, then buff with a cloth. Give a little time before you bring it back in.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

17. If you catch them early enough, WD-40 can help remove blood stains.

Simply pretreat whatever it is you need to wash, let set for a couple of minutes, and then wash as normal. This also works with grease, lipstick, and other similar stains. With clothing, sheets and towels, you can pretreat with WD-40 before putting them in the washing machine.

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18. Did you come home to an impressive, yet unwanted work of art on your wall?

No worries. Make sure the windows are open, and then spray some WD-40 on the marker or crayon marks and wipe up with a rag. It won’t harm the paint, or most wallpaper. You can always test on a small area before doing the whole thing.

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19. Have some nasty oil spills ruining the look of your concrete? Spray with a good amount of WD-40 and then simply wash it away with the water hose.

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20. Need to rejuvenate your plastic furniture? Spray it down with some WD-40 and wipe away with a clean, dry cloth and voila!

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21. Shoveling snow off of the driveway is challenging enough without it sticking to your shovel. Spray a thin layer of WD-40 on the blade and the snow will easily slide off.

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22. Thistles turning your yard into a virtual mine field? Spray some WD-40 on them and bid them good riddance.

Source: Reader’s Digest