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Posted on 01/17/2021
How your Landscaping can Help with Efficiency
Image by Tom from Shutterstock Energy efficiency isn’t just for the inside of your home. What you plant outside can affect the bottom line inside. Choosing the right trees, grasses, and shrubs can help. Location, location, location Well placed trees can help to reduce your heating and cooling bills. Trees can keep your home cooler in the summer...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Common-Interest Housing - Condos and Townhomes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Posted on 01/09/2021
7866 Glen Echo Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211 is now new to the market!
Located in beautiful Alderman Park, this home offers many features including a large front porch, formal living and dining rooms. Inviting family room featuring a beautiful brick wood burning fireplace overlooked by a kitchen filled with loads of storage in the original solid oak Coronet cabinets. A large brekfast bar separages the kitchen and family room. Original hardwood floors in bedrooms, tile in kitchen and family room. The oversized garage is conveniently accessed in the rear and has loads of storage in the easily accessible loft area . There is a fabulous backyard. tThe. Pella double-hung insulated windows were installed in 2018. ...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
What to Expect When Closing on a New Home
Image by S K from Pixabay Buying a new home can be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the closing can seem a little daunting if you are unsure about what to expect during the closing process. Below is a simple guide as to what you can expect during the closing of your first home. Knowing How Long the Process...
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Posted on 12/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 1801 Holly Oaks Lake Rd W, Jacksonville, FL 32225
From the moment you open the front door and look straight through to the view of beautiful spring fed Holly Oaks lake, you will fall in love. Freshly remodeled, this home is ready for new owners to move in and enjoy all that it offers. A list of the remodeled items is attached. A completely remodeled kitchen, refinished original wood floors, remodeled baths, a huge family room, these are just few of the outstanding featues of this lovely brick home. This home has been owned by the same family since approximately 1954. The current owner is the son of the second owner and lived in the home until he left for college. Buyer must verify...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Paradise Still Needs AC
Photo by Mario Schmidt via Pixabay Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, sunshine, diverse communities and green spaces. It’s truly a tropical paradise that also needs air conditioning on a year-round basis. That means you need an HVAC system that gets the job done. While most people think the air conditioner and heater are self-preserving, that would...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Adding Natural Light to Your Home
Image by PlusONE from Shutterstock The presence of natural light inside of your living space can have a tremendous impact on how you feel in your home. If you're interested in introducing more daylight into your space consider installing a skylight or light tube. What are skylights? A traditional skylight is a window set into the roof of...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
The Perks of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Tips on Keeping Your Luxury Bathroom Warm
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
When Is the Best Day to Hold an Open House?
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
A Hassle Free Move Begins With Advance Planning
Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience. On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold....
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Using the Livability Index to Find a Great Place to Live
Photo by Luiz Centenaro on Unsplash What's your city's livability score? If you're like millions of other homeowners across the nation, you may not know. But, if you're thinking of pulling up stakes and relocating for job, family, or retirement, now is the time to dig deeper. If you find yourself in search of your own happily-ever-after in...
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