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Posted on 05/09/2021
Ask Before You Buy
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Tips on Identifying and Eliminating Spider Mites
Photo by Maya A. P via Pixabay As their name implies, spider mites are arachnids. However, most arachnids are actually beneficial in the garden because they feed on common garden pests, but spider mites enjoy no such distinction. They are terribly destructive to both outdoor garden plants and houseplants, and they are particularly pernicious in hot-climate regions because...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Understanding Funding Options for Land Purchases
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay You’ve decided it’s time to build the dream house you’ve always wanted. An exciting time! Prior to hiring builders to construct your home, it’s critical to understand the financials involved before you start the planning process. Securing funding for land is different than obtaining a traditional home mortgage. For starters,...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Make Universal Design Work For You
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Universal design refers to building a home that can accommodate people of varying ages, physical ability and lifestyle. If you are building a home that you intend to live in for many years, building it with universal design in mind can help it meet your needs and the needs of your family...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
183 Barony Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32225 is now new to the market!
This is a beautiful home that has been well maintained and has everything in working order. Wonderful hardwood floors throughout the first floor. The master bedroom is on the first floor with a large master bath and two walk in closets. You will find plantation shutters for the windows, granite countertops in the kitchen along with stainless steel appliances and beautiful cherry cabinets. A lovely lanai area out back done with pavers and covered by a screened enclosure. Home Theatre room with projection TV on first floor. A large bonus room upstairs that can be a game room or a very comfortable guest suite with its own bath. Quick easy...
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Posted on 04/13/2021
12616 Marsh Creek Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 is now new to the market!
This beautiful home was completely remodeled and updated in 2009. The large kitchen has 42'' maple kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances. A custom exhaust hood, lots of counter work space make this a cooks dream. You will find travertine tile throughout most of the first floor. A large family room with vaulted ceiling that goes to 20 feet. This is an ideal room for an art lover who needs wall space to showcase their art. A very large master suite complimented by a wonderful master bath, large walk-in shower and a luxury jacuzzi bath. There is plenty of space in the his and hers walk in closets. You will find a custom built...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Budget Basics: Planning Your Next Home Remodeling Project
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Your social feed is likely filled with plenty of inspiration for your next home improvement project. It's easy to scroll past images of sparkling kitchens and sleek basements and decide that now is the best time to take on your next renovation project. The next step is figuring out how to pay...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
8015 Delaroche Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32210 is now new to the market!
Great little house in good condition. Ready for a new owner who can move right in. Large corner lot and a really nice size back yard. Generous size rooms inside with an enclosed patio at the...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Best Practices: Boosting 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 03/28/2021
Clear Clogged Pipes Fast to Avoid Calling the Plumber
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels When the toilet's stopped up, you grab the plunger. If it's the sink, you might run some unclogging solution down with hot water. But some clogged piped won't clear. They get stopped up with gunk and debris that, over time, may work its way deep in the pipes. How do you power...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
3 Simple Home Improvement Projects
Image by ZandersDirect from Pixabay Home improvement is something we all strive for, but many of us never really follow through with completing that goal. With the hectic lives that we live, it’s hard to find time to make those important upgrades to your home. However, home improvement doesn’t always have to be hard and time-consuming. Add Some...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
How to Bring Your Old Wooden Floors Back to Life
Image by Twin Design from Shutterstock Starting an extensive renovation or replacement of hardwood flooring can be costly. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring your floors back to life if they are not deeply damaged. If you want to give your floors a facelift, try out these tips. Give It A Good Clean Sometimes, all a dull...
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