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Short on Outdoor Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Posted on 01/14/2020
Short on Outdoor Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Photo by Alex from Pexels Have you been fantasizing about giving your green thumb free rein but are dealing with a limited amount of room in your outdoor living space? Perhaps you've got active children in the household who need backyard space to work off all that energy, or maybe your yard is just small. If so, you'll...
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What Does It Take to List a Residence?
Posted on 01/07/2020
What Does It Take to List a Residence?
Listing a home may be simple. In fact, if you know what it takes to craft an engaging house listing, you could speed up the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can create an effective home listing. 1. Evaluate Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home likely has served you well,...
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Reasons You Should Drop The Price Of Your Home
Posted on 12/31/2019
Reasons You Should Drop The Price Of Your Home
If you’re selling a home and have hired a real estate agent, you may wonder why your agent is encouraging a price drop of the property. Your home is your prized possession, and you know how much it’s worth to you. Unfortunately, your assessment of your home isn’t always the way the market is going. Don’t believe that there’s...
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Another Property Sold - 2120 State Rd 13, St Johns, FL 32259
Posted on 12/31/2019
Another Property Sold - 2120 State Rd 13, St Johns, FL 32259
Stunning custom hm located on almost 2 acres w/ complete privacy on all sides. Enter through your private gate to this outstanding pool hm that shows like a model. This hm offers 5 bedroom/3 & 1/2 baths, chefs kitchen that opens to family room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace. Kitchen is loaded with upgrades which include, beautiful 42'' cabinets, granite counters, tile backsplash and eat in area. Family rm, kitchen, living rm and spacious master suite all overlook the amazing backyard with salt water pool with hot tub with limestone pavers. Even the laundry rm is a dream. Other features include plantation shutters, hardwood...
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What is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan?
Posted on 12/24/2019
What is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Plan?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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How to Master the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 12/17/2019
How to Master the Home Selling Journey
A home seller may encounter many challenges after he or she decides to list a residence. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase the likelihood of enjoying a seamless house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the home selling journey. 1. Conduct an In-Depth Home Evaluation Your...
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Another Property Sold - 2063 Sea Hawk Cir, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Posted on 12/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 2063 Sea Hawk Cir, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
2bedroom/2 bath, one story end unit condo located in Seahawk at Ponte Vedra Lakes. Interior features include large open living/dining area, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, tile flooring and laundry. All appliance convey. Community offers a club pool and tennis courts. Close to shopping, restaurants and the...
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Landscaping for Your Location
Posted on 12/10/2019
Landscaping for Your Location
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Why Today's the Day You Need to List Your House
Posted on 12/03/2019
Why Today's the Day You Need to List Your House
Ready to embark on a new adventure? List your house, and you may reap the benefits of your decision for years to come. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should consider kicking off the home selling journey today, and these include: 1. You could profit from a home sale. Diligent home sellers generally have no problem showcasing their...
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Why You Should Get a Home Inspection as a Buyer or a Seller
Posted on 11/26/2019
Why You Should Get a Home Inspection as a Buyer or a Seller
Getting a home inspection is usually built into the purchase contract for most real estate transactions. A home inspection contingency protects the buyer from getting any unwelcome surprises after they buy the home (think water damage or an HVAC system whose days are numbered). In some cases, home inspections are the defining moment between a sale or moving on...
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Another Property Sold - 12361 Mastin Cove Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Posted on 11/20/2019
Another Property Sold - 12361 Mastin Cove Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
This sought after neighborhood is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, schools and a short drive to the beach. This split floorplan offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Open living room/dining area with vaulted ceiling. Home also has a cozy family room with wood burning fireplace. Eat in space in the kitchen. Backyard offers open patio and fenced in yard. Roof replaced in 2012. Home is located on a dead end street so no through traffic. Hurry-this neighborhood sells...
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Another Property Sold - 1632 Timber Crossing Ln, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Posted on 11/19/2019
Another Property Sold - 1632 Timber Crossing Ln, Jacksonville, FL 32225
This home has it all.. location, style, and functionality at a great price! This spacious 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom is conveniently located near the beaches, shopping, and Mayport Military Base. The home is loacted in the highly sought after Kernan Forest neighborhood which has a community pool, play ground, kiddie water park, basketball court and club house. The spacious 2 story open floor plan is perfect for family and entertaining. The large kitchen overlooks the family room with sliding doors leading to the fully fenced back yard. Large loft on the 2nd story. The master bathroom features a garden tub with separate shower and double...
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