Jacksonville mayor could avoid additional taxes for residents

Home values have hit all-time lows in many Florida cities, but Jacksonville chief financial officer Ronnie Belton told News 4 Jax that the city is taking steps to help homeowners. Belton notes that Mayor Alvin Brown does not intend to levy new fees or taxes against local residents as part of an effort to draw more people to homes for sale in Jacksonville

"This is not deliberate," Belton told the news source. "You look at our economy and how do you not look at the kind of things that will get you there."

According to the news outlet, Belton expressed concerns about possible cuts to city services, but real estate market improvement could help alleviate these worries. People can obtain some houses for less than $50,000, and many listings are situated in close proximity to some great amenities. 

For example, the Jacksonville Public Library location at 303 N. Laura Street offers a wide selection of eBooks, newspapers and magazines to local residents. You could sign up for a library card to gain access to the vast collection anytime.

This library is just one of many places you can check out after you purchase a home in the city.