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Posted on 01/16/2022
New Build: 4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Budget Above Ground
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Building a new home is more affordable than many people realize, and it’s sometimes even cheaper to build new than to buy previously owned. Some tactics can make what’s already an affordable home solution even more affordable. If you’re looking to build but are on a budget, here are four ways to...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Your Pre-Home Search Checklist
Buying a house is a complicated financial and logistical process. The right preparation can make a huge difference in making the process go as smoothly as possible. Here is a list of the most important things to do before buying a home to help you prepare: Check Your Financials There are a few financials you should check on...
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Posted on 01/08/2022
8701 Southern Glen Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32256 is now new to the market!
This wonderful home has been well maintained and is ready for a new owner to move right in. A lovely kitchen with updated cabinets and granite counters, stainless steel appliances and lots of working surfaces. The kitchen is open to the family room so everyone can spend some time together. A spacious primary bedroom with a large bath, updated shower and a garden tub. Right in the heart of the Baymeadows area close to schools, restaurants, and shopping at the Town Center. Easy access to both I-95 and I-295. A beautiful clubhouse with two pools, tennis courts, playground and a soccer field make this a very desirable community. They even...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Comparing Rain Chains to Gutter Spouts: Key Things to Consider
Rain chains are a popular feature of Japanese architecture and landscape design. They’re popular all over the world wherever homeowners want to turn rainfall into a piece of art or provide valuable drainage functions. While rain chains are a popular trend and have some real benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Here we’ll go over the...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
DIY Ideas for Organizing Your Craft Room
Having a room dedicated to crafting projects is many homeowners’ dream. Keeping everything together in a dedicated space can boost creativity, productivity and peace of mind. Unfortunately, in craft rooms, the materials and supplies can quickly get out of hand. Having everything in one spot is only helpful if you can find what you need when you need...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Dining Room: Tips for Designing Your Layout
Your dining room should provide a comfortable and pleasant place to enjoy meals and spend time with family and friends. When you’re building a custom home, it’s important to know how to choose the best layout for this room. A poorly designed dining room could cause you to get much less use out of this room over the...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
4334 Carriage Crossing Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32258 is now new to the market!
Find a nice home in a great neighborhood in the center of Mandarin. There is a screened in porch where you can watch the ducks out on the lake behind the house. Easy access to restaurants, shopping and the interstate. There is vaulted ceiling and fireplace in the family...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
5 Ideas for Decorating Your Home Office
Having a functional and comfortable workspace is essential for those who work from home. Even if you use your office for things other than work, a dedicated place to focus can be much more than purely utilitarian with the right design choices. Here are some ways to make your office a place where you can enjoy your work:...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Transform Your Coat Closet Into a Useful Space
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay For years people have mistakenly believed that their coat closets have one purpose and one purpose only: to store coats that were not being used. However, thanks to the ingenuity and creativity of modern homeowners people today are finding that these small spaces have much more practical uses. If you no longer...
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Posted on 12/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 279 Spring Creek Way, St Augustine, FL 32095
This updated floor plan offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with an office. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances and ceramic tile floors. Large Living room and a separate Dining area. Large Screened-in Patio. Private backyard. A Must See! Sandy Creek has a dog park and...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
The Right Time to Repaint: 3 Ways to Know
Repainting your home’s exterior is no small task. Despite the potential cost and challenges, a fresh coat of paint is one of the most important upgrades you can make. Not only will new paint make your home look better, it will help prevent other long-term issues caused by aging paint. But how do you know when it’s time...
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Posted on 11/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 2280 Shepard St #603, Jacksonville, FL 32211
What a great opportunity to live right on the St. Johns River! There is a commanding view of the river and the city from the 6th floor. Watch the sunset across the river. This condo has a pool and hot tub overlooking the river. Want to do some fishing, the complex has a dock for your use. This condo has 3 bedrooms, each on suite with a full bath. What a remarkable opportunity to enjoy river living at a great...
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