Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • What to Expect on Closing Day

    BY Lisa Duke

    You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If you’re a first-time homebu...

  • Keep Your Home Show Ready – Even With Kids!

    BY Lisa Duke

    When you’re selling your home, keeping it spotless for showings can be tough. But making sure it stays clean, especially when you have kids, can seem downright impossible. But there is hope! By having a plan and sticking to it, you can keep your ho...

  • Curb Appeal on a Budget

    BY Lisa Duke

    Spring is just around the corner. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, that means it’s time to add a little pizzazz to the exterior. First impressions count in real estate, and making your home look inviting on the outside wil...

  • How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one quarter of employed Americans work from home. Innovations in technology coupled with a changing economy have made it easier than ever to do your job from the comfort of your own home. And whil...

  • Should You Make a Backup Offer?

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can be frustrating to ...

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the typical market value in your...

  • 11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

    BY Lisa Duke

    If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that much more stressful. By e...

  • 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...