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Posted on 08/09/2020
What to Do Before Turning Your Home into a Short-Term Rental
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
5587 Bishop Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207 now has a new price of $142,000!
Very Clean home with lots of charm and potential! Home has a spacious front yard with mature shade trees and fully fenced back yard. Home is in a small neighborhood without thru traffic. House has been replumbed and has newer roof, windows, carpet and drainfield. The big items have been taken care of, now move right in and slowly make it your own. Also has a 1 car garage, is close to Baptist Hospital and just minutes from elementary school. Buyer to verify square...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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Posted on 07/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 8533 Eaton Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Charming 1946 home on one of the largest lots in the area 100 x 125, including two car carport, and an over-sized garage, which has hot and cold water hookups. Newer caged a/c and tank less water heater. Outside and indoor electric panels have been replaced. There is a well there for irrigation; however it needs repair. This home is move in ready and needs a little TLC to make it your own! On city...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
DIY: Incorporate Concrete Pavers into Outside Spaces
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay For anyone who is intimidated by the idea of working with garden pavers, for those who may think they are tools only for professionals experienced in masonry, be assured that you too can beautify your garden and yard with these smooth finishing touches. Perfect for taming and refining wild, overgrown areas, concrete...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Get moving with Girls on the Run 5K
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Florida weather is a perfect reason to get out and do something great. Volunteering is big in the state, and support for organizations that make a difference is one way you can become a true Floridian. The fall Girls on the Run 5K takes place in Miami, with hundreds of people dedicated to...
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Posted on 07/14/2020
5587 Bishop Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207 is now new to the market!
Very Clean home with lots of charm and potential! Home has a spacious front yard with mature shade trees and fully fenced back yard. Home is in a small neighborhood without thru traffic. House has been replumbed and has newer roof, windows, carpet and drainfield. The big items have been taken care of, now move right in and slowly make it your own. Also has a 1 car garage, is close to Baptist Hospital and just minutes from elementary school. Buyer to verify square...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
4480 Deerwood Lake PKWY #335, Jacksonville, FL 32216 now has a new price of $175,000!
A true condominium has elevators! Luxurious condo living in the heart of Southside! You have all the upscale shopping and dining at your fingertips, within walking distance to the Shops of Tinseltown and just minutes to the St. John's Town Center. Gated community includes a lobby, dual elevators, and a ground floor secure parking garage and storage unit. This beautiful, 2nd floor, 2 bed 2 bath unit is what condo living is all about, featuring 9' ceilings, crown molding, a formal dining room, solid surface counter tops, tile back splash, and stainless steel appliances, including a side by...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
DIY: Environmentally-Friendly Trellis
Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey. Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 12700 Bartram Park Blvd #130, Jacksonville, FL 32258
Love where you live and live where you love! Spacious floor plan with AMAZING UPDATES, immaculate and well maintained, 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit in first building at the entrance of Williams Walk. Kitchen has computer nook, high-top eating bar, granite counter tops, decorative designer hardware on ample cabinets, walk-in closets in all bedrooms, a screened back overlooking a beautiful landscaped garden. Bathrooms have high counters with granite and plenty of storage space. Newer HVAC, 16 SEER. Seller is providing a one year home warranty for you. Community is close to restaurants, super-market, hospital and shopping. Convenient access to...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
6171 Chambore Dr N, Jacksonville, FL 32256 is now new to the market!
Due to the recommendation of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this property will not be shown, per the SELLER'S request at this time. This Move in ready home is beyond imagination by being tucked away in this desirable neighborhood and located within minutes of shopping and businesses. This updated home is situated on the most desirable lot, rarely available. You will enjoy your morning coffee or your evening beverage sitting on your screened in lanai overlooking the serene pond, a visual feast of nature. This spacious open floor plan home has rich high-quality engineered wood floors throughout the main areas and...
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