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Posted on 06/26/2022
Sustainable Building Materials for Eco-Friendly DIY Projects
When you’re planning some DIY projects, use these opportunities to make your home a more environmentally friendly place. You don’t have to go to the trouble of installing solar panels or taking on other major eco-friendly upgrades. Even if your next DIY project is building a small desk or shelves, choosing sustainable building materials automatically makes your home...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Try These Ideas for Free Moving Boxes
Cardboard moving boxes are everywhere. However, when you’re moving, you may feel you never have enough. While major retailers sell moving boxes, the price can add up quickly. If you’re moving a sizable amount of items or just want to recycle a few unused boxes, free moving boxes are the way to go. Luckily, there are many ways...
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Posted on 06/14/2022
58 Jackson Ave, St Johns, FL 32082 is now new to the market!
This home has vaulting ceilings in the family room along with a fireplace for those cool winter evenings. The open floor plan has a breakfast nook in the kitchen. A bonus room upstairs has its own bathroom and closet. Open the sliding glass doors and have indoor and outdoor living in the spacious back yard. This is a wonderful location in Old Ponte Vedra, so close to the ocean, entertainment and wonderful restaurants. The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and their facilities are just down the road. The Tournament Players Club has world class facilities and a golf course that hosts one of the largest golf tournaments in the country. The...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Budget-Friendly Solar Energy Solutions You Can DIY
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 06/10/2022
Another Property Sold - 5349 Rio Grande Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254
What a great house that is move in ready for some new Buyers! New flooring, new cabinets and counters in the kitchen along with stainless steel appliances, new half bath was added to the house. All new bath and fixtures. The air conditioner is less than two years old. The city has just paved the street in front of the house and is bringing in new water and sewer hookups to the house. This one won't last long come out and take a...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Save time with these low-maintenance backyard landscaping ideas
Even for experienced gardeners, it can be easy to spend too much time keeping up with your backyard. Landscaping ideas can inspire but also inhibit - how can you find time to take care of such a stylish outdoor space? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to create a low-maintenance landscape without it feeling lazy. With the right...
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Posted on 05/30/2022
1283 Wolfe St, Jacksonville, FL 32205 is now new to the market!
This property is in a great Avondale location. There is the main house and then a detached garage. The second floor on the garage is an apartment with it's own kitchen and full bathroom. The main house has three bedrooms, the master bedroom is large with its updated bathroom. This property has a double lot, plenty of room for a big play area or build another house. Close to great shopping and restaurants in Avondale. This property will be sold in AS-IS condition. The fireplace is not...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Property tax abatement: The basics
Property taxes are a major expense for most homeowners and would-be buyers, but property tax abatement programs can help. While not offered everywhere, many states, counties and cities offer abatement programs to alleviate this expense in several ways. Here is a short guide to property tax abatement to familiarize yourself with the basics: What does property tax abatement...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
DIY Wall Art Ideas
Wall art helps to fill the space on any wall regardless of its size or shape. While it's easy to head to a big box store that sells home decor and other household items in order to find wall art to hang, it's far more interesting to create your wall art yourself. These are DIY wall art ideas...
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Posted on 05/18/2022
51 Jefferson Ave, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 is now new to the market!
Here is a great opportunity to own a double lot in Old Ponte Vedra close the ocean. This lot allows plenty of room for 4,000+ sq foot home to be built. A quite neighborhood just a short walk to the Atlantic Ocean. Close to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and all of their facilities. There is the Tournament Players Club which hosts one of the biggest PGA events of the year. This is one of the most prestigious zip codes in all of Florida. Close to wonderful dining, entertainment, golf, tennis and the beaches. The schools are A rated. Just a short drive to Mayo Clinic, top medical care. The old city of St. Augustine is just south along...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How to Buy the Perfect Tableware
If you’re somebody who only digs out the good tableware for large gatherings or parties, consider upgrading your everyday setup as well. While styles and price tags vary greatly from one set to the next, shopping around for the perfect tableware and flatware can be extremely rewarding. If your everyday dinnerware needs a refresh, here are some tips...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Tile Tabletop DIY Guide
If wooden tables aren’t your style, consider creating a DIY tabletop with an alternate material. There are many great options available depending on the type of table you want to build or if you simply want to replace the top of an existing table. One creative way to build your own tabletop is to use ceramic tile. If...
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