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Mortgage: What are Points?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Mortgage: What are Points?
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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8533 Eaton Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32211 now has a new price of $119,900!
Posted on 01/14/2020
8533 Eaton Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32211 now has a new price of $119,900!
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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8526 Eaton Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32211 now has a new price of $119,900!
Posted on 01/14/2020
8526 Eaton Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32211 now has a new price of $119,900!
Charming 2001 double wide mobile home, three bedroom,two bath, freshly painted inside, with new vinyl plank flooring, new tub and enclosure in the guest bath. Newer caged air conditioner. Front glassed in porch and an out building.On city...
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The Previous Owner: Should You Worry?
Posted on 01/12/2020
The Previous Owner: Should You Worry?
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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Another Property Sold - 10150 Belle Rive Blvd #2209, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Posted on 01/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 10150 Belle Rive Blvd #2209, Jacksonville, FL 32256
This beautiful 2BR/2BA ground floor condo with attached garage has been completely renovated. Some of the many features includes fresh paint, brand new kitchen w/ shaker cabinets, granite countertops, mosaic tile backsplash & stainless appliances, new HVAC system, new luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout, updated bathrooms, new plumbing/lighting fixtures and much...
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New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Posted on 01/05/2020
New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Another Property Sold - 12673 Weeping Branch Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Posted on 01/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 12673 Weeping Branch Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32218
New construction, ready now!! Welcome home to the Villages of Westport! In this prestigious, hidden-gem community, our award-winning floor plan, the 2265, is ready now! This beautiful, full-brick home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, separate living room & great room. The award-winning master suite is secluded from the other bedrooms, offering ultimate privacy. Enjoy meals in your formal dining room or in your breakfast nook which overlooks your covered lanai. This modern kitchen includes stainless steel appliances & designer cabinets with crown molding. Your finished 3-car garage has a timer for your Rain Bird irrigation system & pull...
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15647 Mason Lakes Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218 now has a new price of $227,500!
Posted on 01/02/2020
15647 Mason Lakes Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218 now has a new price of $227,500!
Motivated sellers just replaced flooring in the main areas! You will love the open living, dining, kitchen area. The energy efficient windows and French doors leading to the patio, emit generous amounts of light into the rooms, eliminating the need to use the LED energy efficient lights, during the day. This original owner upgraded the cabinetry and installed gleaming granite counter tops and a modern rectangular sink, which becomes command central, with all the activity in your view. This home is perfect for entertaining, with plenty of room to create small conversation areas. Need a living space for that special family member? The second...
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Home Safety Tips for Your Pets
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Safety Tips for Your Pets
Image by Irina from Unsplash Whether you have young pets or older ones, there are certain household hazards to be aware of. Puppies and kittens can get into trouble while exploring different parts of your home out of curiosity. Adult dogs and cats can also end up getting hurt or sick from common household dangers for pets. Keep...
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Video Tour  - 4480 Deerwood Lake PKWY #226, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Posted on 12/26/2019
Video Tour - 4480 Deerwood Lake PKWY #226, Jacksonville, FL 32216
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 (with gate code and building codes for access) 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 freshly painted unit, 9' ceilings, crown molding throughout, a formal dining room, solid surface counter tops, tile back splash, and new stainless steel...
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4480 Deerwood Lake PKWY #226, Jacksonville, FL 32216 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/26/2019
4480 Deerwood Lake PKWY #226, Jacksonville, FL 32216 is now new to the market!
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 (with gate code and building codes for access) 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 freshly painted unit, 9' ceilings, crown molding throughout, a formal dining room, solid surface counter tops, tile back splash, and new stainless steel...
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Decor Ideas that Conserve Energy
Posted on 12/22/2019
Decor Ideas that Conserve Energy
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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