Jacksonville Area

Learn more about the Jacksonville area of Florida.

‘Pet-Friendly’ a Big Consideration for Millennial Home Buyers

According to a recent National Association of Realtors report, millennials — defined by the report as adults age 36 or younger — comprise the largest group of today’s U.S. home buyers, at 34 percent.

What’s a millennial? Roughly someone who began their adult years after the year 2000.

It means the younger end of today’s adult workforce and population are at the point where many of them are establishing or juggling careers, starting families and may be tired of renting or living with roommates or family members. They’re buying their first homes.

One trend-within-a-trend with this group? Aside from the traditional factors […]

Area Real Estate Markets Expected to Remain Strong

Rosemary Messina, vice president for marketing at ICI Homes, said judging by the activity from the company’s online sales center, there is continued enthusiasm for new homes.

We’re seeing the same enthusiasm throughout all our divisions. The strong real estate market is expected to continue in spite of hurricane season. If anything, people in older homes are looking to build newer, stronger homes.

ICI Homes Wins Five Awards at 2017 Jacksonville Area Parade of Homes

The Jacksonville Area Parade of Homes Banquet was held on March 18th, 2017. ICI Homes was the proud recipient of five awards.

Silver: The Serena at Tamaya
400k-420k Category

Silver: The Brooke at Outlook at Nocatee
560k-580k Category

Gold: The Egret II at Amelia National
420k-440k Category

Gold: The Egret V at Amelia National
540k-560k Category

Gold: The Brooke at Tamaya
560k-580k Category

Laurel Awards: ICI Homes Takes Home Eleven Awards

ICI Homes took home eleven awards at this year’s Laurel Awards in Jacksonville.The 22nd Annual Laurel Awards Gala was held on Friday, March 17, 2017. The prestigious event celebrates top achievements in sales and marketing by NEFBA, Northeast Florida Builders Association and is presented to those in the industry who have demonstrated sales, building and design excellence.

For the past two years, the company earned the highest award, the Grand Laurel.This year, ICI was honored with the following awards:

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Great Reasons to Build at Magnolia Preserve

What do you get when you build with ICI Homes at Julington Creek? A new custom, energy-smart Florida home AND one of northeast Florida’s most desirable neighborhoods. Julington Creek is tucked into northwest St. Johns County, southwest of metropolitan Jacksonville. If you’re ready for a new home in this part of the Sunshine State, we’ll explain why you should build it with us.
What You Get at Magnolia Preserve
Magnolia Preserve is a gated community in the north-central part of Julington Creek. It features luxury homes that range from single-family-size to estate enclaves. Julington Creek is a master-planned community that incorporates […]

Going Gated? Visit Magnolia Preserve at Julington Creek

Targeting a new custom Florida home? Do you have the freedom to pick your location? If so, focus on Florida’s northeast corner, where Jacksonville and its surrounding communities offer a great selection of urban, suburban and quieter neighborhoods. Magnolia Preserve at Julington Creek Plantation is a spectacular, gated community we think will surprise and delight you.
The Metro Jacksonville Location Is BIG
Jacksonville is Florida’s booming, northeast gateway. Recent financial and real-estate reports have rated it as a top place to move to, and as a great market for real estate investors. It sits at the intersection of two major interstates — […]

Live on a Golf Course, Florida Style

Seeking a new home for your clubs? Maybe your cart, too? You’ve come to the right state. Florida boasts thousands of golf courses and plenty of communities in which to enjoy the sport. If you’re ready for a new Florida home with an on-site tee box — or, you live with someone who is — we’re a perfect place to start.We even have a play before you pay option… read on to the end!

Here are a few guidelines about what to expect when a golf course is your backyard.
The Awesome Perks
First, you might not have a backyard. It depends […]

Everyone Wants to Move to Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida is a popular place to be. It’s a growing area thanks to a variety of new housing communities at all price points. Plus, it boasts a healthy job market compared to many metropolitan areas in other states.

Forbes recently ranked Jacksonville as the second city on this awesome-places-to-move-to list, and we don’t need infographics to prove it. Allow us to tell you why.

Great Location
Jacksonville sits at the intersection of two U.S. interstates — I-95, which runs north and south along the East Coast, and I-10, which runs east and west. It’s also where the St. Johns River, one […]

Best Cities for Investment Property

If you’re searching for investment property, cross the state line into Florida and stop. A recent study by GOBankingRates.com, named three cities — Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville —among the nation’s top 15 great places to invest in real estate.

Using rental properties to expand your portfolio is a smart move thanks to ongoing recovery from the mid-2000s recession. Home prices are rising. So is inventory as builders rebound from the downturn. Prospective tenants also are more confident taking financial risks such as moving for jobs, retirement or pursuing new careers.  The survey reviewed 61 of the 100 most populous U.S. cities. […]

Amelia National’s Tom Fazio Course: Why It’s Better

Want to enjoy membership play on a Tom Fazio-designed golf course?
Follow the geese and fly south. Unless, of course, you’d like to pay the eye-popping initiation fees required by some Fazio courses in the northeast. That’ll cost you $200,000 at some New York and Maryland courses, or $210,000 at select New Jersey courses.
Wow, you say…and not in a good way.
As Florida’s Custom Home Builder, ICI Homes has the solution to your Tom Fazio golf dream. Amelia National Golf and Country Club offers privacy and luxury-home living amid the scenic beauty of Florida’s Atlantic coast, plus, with an initiation fee a […]