Our First Facebook Live!

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Kevin and Paula take you to Kookaburra Beach Side for a chance to hear about a unique coffee spot on the beach and give you some important advice about taking an exclusive buyer’s representative to see new construction and negotiate with local builders. Thanks to Ollie for being a gracious spokesperson for Kookaburra.

Takeaways:

  • St. Johns County new construction last year was 45,000 units and is projected to be 55,000 new units this year.
  • A buyer’s agent will have a network of industry professionals, years of experience and relationships with builders.
  • An agent knows the area. Picking the right community for your lifestyle is important. An experienced buyer’s agent will know the features of the neighborhoods and will help you choose based on your lifestyle desires.
  • A buyer’s agent will negotiate on your behalf. A builder’s site agent works for the builder and negotiates on the builder’s behalf.  You won’t get a better deal on your own.
  • A Single Agent – an agent with a fiduciary duty to you, will work on your behalf.

Contact the Fallon Real Estate Group  to get your copy of “20 Questions to Ask a Builder.”

 

Veteran’s Day in St. Augustine

On Veteran’s Day 2017, my husband Kevin (a U.S. Navy Veteran) and I went to the bay front in Downtown St. Augustine to watch the annual Veteran’s Day parade. It was a beautiful display of patriotism and the atmosphere was exhilarating! St. Augustine High’s band and JROTC program was fabulous, and I am so touched and thrilled to see our local  youth become involved in something as important as honoring our veterans!  My family has served in the military for over 100 years, with my brother Stephen serving in the Navy and his son Ben now serving in the Army!  I am so grateful to every single service member for their fight to keep America free, and to their families for the sacrifices they have made to support those who serve!  May God bless you and keep you!

With tremendous gratitude,

Paula Fallon

 

Ecotourism in Marineland

Ecotourism in Marineland

Explore the vast nature in Marineland with an eco-excursion from Marineland. What this consists of is a 2.5-hour kayak tour into the Marineland Matanzas Basin. While on this tour an expert will be focusing on things like the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin natural habitat. There is no prior kayaking experience needed either, this tour is offered from September – May.

 

Top Five Golf Courses in St.Johns

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Top Five Golf Courses in St. Johns

While St. Johns County has a vast array of golf courses both public and private, these are the top 5 courses in the county.  Happy Golfing everyone!

King & Bear: Located at the World Golf Village, the design of the course is a unique collaboration between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Experience truly spectacular forestry with exotic loblolly pines, majestic oak trees, and crystal clear lakes. This course is open to the public.

Slammer & Squire: Conveniently located within the resort of World Golf, this course was designed by Bobby Weed with other design consultants like Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen.  This course is open to the public.

TPC SawgrassKnown as being one of the best courses in the country, this course is located between Jacksonville, Florida, and St. Augustine Florida. Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine has awarded TPC with, “Top 10 Golf Course Resorts in the World”.  This course is open to the public.

Palencia Club: One of the greatest luxuries of this course is the location. Conveniently located within Palencia’s village center, golfer or not, there’s an experience for everyone. Whether it be golfing, fine dining, or a night out, this course has it all. Designed by Arthur Hill, this massive 7,701-yard course consists of ancient maritime oak trees and is along the Intracoastal Waterway.  This a private course.

Marsh Creek Country ClubThe only private golf course located on the barrier island of Anastasia, Marsh Creek encourages golfers of all levels of experience to enjoy the course. There are six tee placements in order to accommodate all level of players.  This is a private course.

 

Why Rent When You Can Own?

 

Why rent when you can own?

Thinking about purchasing a home this year? Discover everything that you need to know to get started.

  • Relevant mortgage information.
  • Credit fixes.
  • Planning for a financially rewarding future.
  • Current real estate market information and the home buying process.

RSVP through Eventbrite or call Paula directly at 904-687-6177 to reserve your space.

Fort Mantanzas – A Hidden Treasure

Built in 1742 by the Spanish to guard Matanzas Inlet, which was used as a rear entrance to the city of St. Augustine, this National Monument listed on the National Register of Historic Places is one of the most popular places to visit in St. Augustine.

Located on Rattlesnake Island, Matanzas Fort is 50 feet long on each side with a 30-foot high tower. The standard garrison of the fort was an officer in charge, two gunners, and four infantrymen although if necessary more troops could be accommodated. There were six cannons which could all reach the inlet when shot, which was less than half a mile away at the time. There was only one occasion when the cannons were actually fired. This occurred in 1742 as the fort was nearing completion.

Today the fort stands as a monument to the history of St. Augustine. Boaters who travel down the Intracoastal to hang out at the Matanzas Inlet enjoy its splendor as they pass by as well as enjoying fabulous sunsets over the fort.

Free tours of the Matanzas Fort are available daily. For more information on visiting the Matanzas Fort go to Fort Matanzas National Monument (National Park Service website.)

Florida Zip Line Adventure

Adventure is my middle name! I thrive on new experiences, meeting new people, and having a blast. So it was no big surprise to my husband that I jumped on the opportunity to go to Canyon Zip Line and Canopy Tours when Kevin’s family invited us! Zip Lining in Florida you say?

Believe it or not, there is a really great place to zip line right in Ocala! The place is called Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours. The staff is not only well trained but they also provide you with some really bad jokes and a lot of fun along the way! This organization has been featured on Fox News, ABC, NBC, and National Geographic. We did the Full Zip/Canopy Tour which includes 9 zip lines, 2 rope bridges and a rappel which lasted for approximately 2 ½ hours.

The zip line you’re seeing me on in the video is the longest and fastest zip line of the 9. I was doing approximately 50 miles per hour over the water! What a blast!! After we finished that, I decided to do the Super Zip which was so incredible. You’re strapped into a harness and suspended from the zip line so that you are belly down. It was the closest I have ever gotten to
feeling like I was flying like a bird, and it was exhilarating! The ride was ¼ mile long over water and trees. I absolutely loved it!

The only thing I didn’t do while we were there was go horseback riding through the 100 acre property! Oh well, maybe next time. For more information on how to have a blast with family and friends and confront your fear of heights (like I did) visit zipthecanyons.com.