Limited Supply, Unquenchable Demand — Real Estate Market Is Alive And Well

“In my 40-plus years in the real estate and appraisal industry, I have never experienced a real estate market like the current one.” MIKE HICKOX, PROPERTY APPRAISER

Three Nassau County Commissioners Boldly Reject Proposed Settlement With Riverstone Properties

The Nassau County Commission spurned 11 proposed high-rise condominiums on the south end of Amelia Island.

Ramifications Of Proposed Amelia Island High-Rise Development On South End

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace. — Steve’s Marketplace — Life is full of change. And Nassau County is experiencing a centenarian’s lifetime of it.  Our once-rural area is quickly becoming populated, densely in some places. This has ramifications for municipalities, schools, public safety, infrastructure, […]

Signs Of Economic Vitality Abound In Nassau County

— Steve’s Marketplace — Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace. After the relentless pounding of a two-year pandemic, Nassau County is back with vigor, hardly bruised or battered. It’s practically healthy enough to be featured in a fitness magazine.  Actually, our area is featured each […]

City Government Should Stay In Its Lane, Spend Within Its Means

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace. — Steve’s Marketplace — Fernandina Beach city officials are regularly criticized for things they do, but this time they should be praised for something they didn’t do.    That is, they didn’t ask residents to saddle the city with […]

Florida’s Outspoken, Tireless Governor Has A Magical Week

Ron DeSantis called a special session to take up several lingering issues, including Disney’s tax-favored status and its self-governance.

Big & Small Businesses, Consumers Impacted By Raging Inflation, Shortages

RISING PRICES — The U.S. is experiencing its highest inflation in 40 years, and you don’t have to look far to see the evidence.

Save Property Tax Revenues For A Rainy Day Or Hurricane

In a period of rising property values, a suggestion by Common Sense Fernandina is for local boards to start budgeting processes at the roll-back rate.