Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • Getting Ready to Sell

    BY Lisa Duke

    As we head into 2017, you may be thinking that this is the year to finally put your house on the market. And when you do, you’ll want it to sell quickly for the best possible price. Here are our suggestions for what you need to do to get your home ...

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Lisa Duke

    When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll break down the fees associated wi...

  • Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

    BY Lisa Duke

    If you’re relocating for a job, trying to move before the school year begins or even hoping to avoid making payments on two mortgages, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of buying and selling a home at the same time. While it may ce...

  • Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

    BY Lisa Duke

    Are you currently buying or selling a home? Then you probably already know what a complex process it can be. Finding a professional to work with you every step of the way can not only make the journey much less stressful, but also put more money in...

  • Holiday Houseguest Checklist

    BY Lisa Duke

    ‘Tis the season for out-of-town guests, whether they’re staying overnight or for an entire week. While you’re making preparations for all the upcoming festivities, don’t forget to prep the house for all these guests. Use this simple checkli...

  • Credit Score No-Nos

    BY Lisa Duke

    An important part of buying a house is getting your financial life in order. One reason is that the higher your credit score, the better rate you’ll secure for your mortgage. Mortgage lenders look at your credit score to determine how smart and d...

  • Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

    BY Lisa Duke

    One of the frustrations you may encounter when selling your home is dealing with people who may not be serious about buying. Perhaps they’re just testing the waters of the market or daydreaming about one day owning a home when they walk into your...

  • Open House, Florida Waterfront Style!

    BY Lisa Duke

    Come and experience riverfront living and get a taste of what dockside life in Florida is truly like this Saturday! Join us for fishing and shrimping on the dock, as the tide washes in and out, and let that Florida breeze wash over you at our Open Ho...

  • Five fixes that can raise a home’s value

    BY Lisa Duke

    Five fixes that can raise a home’s value STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 8, 2016 – For homeowners looking to spruce up their home before listing it, there's plenty they can do to attract more buyers and potentially boost the value of their home too...

  • Get Your Home Ready for Back-to-School Season

    BY Lisa Duke

    It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down and kids will be heading back to school soon – if they haven’t started already. If you’re looking around your home wondering how you’re going to get organized for the upcoming school year, ...