Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • The Top 10 Places Where Owning is Cheaper Than Renting

    BY Lisa Duke

    Top 10 places where owning is cheaper than renting New York: $1,635 Massachusetts: $559 Illinois: $522 New Jersey: $472 Pennsylvania: $461 Florida: $398 Maine: $396 Ohio: $375 Alaska: $334 Rhode Island: $334 Source: Click HERE ...

  • Make Your New House Feel Like Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Your house isn’t just a financial investment or the place where you keep your stuff – it’s where you live your life. And moving into a new house can feel a little disorienting at first. It takes awhile to get settled in – there are all sorts ...

  • Easy Summer Curb Appeal

    BY Lisa Duke

    These long summer days lend themselves well to swimming, barbecuing and having fun with family and friends. We can certainly understand why you may not be inclined to take extra time out for home projects right now. While maybe it isn’t the best ...

  • 11 Ways to Make Small Rooms Feel Big

    BY Lisa Duke

    Just because you’re short on square footage doesn’t mean your life needs to feel cramped.  Try any of these amazing tricks to make your small space feel big. Choose the right paint colors While the generally accepted rule of thumb ...

  • Make Room for Baby

    BY Lisa Duke

    Is your family soon growing from two to three - or even four? Then it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make room for the newest addition to your tribe. If you aren’t sure how to find space for a baby in your home, here are som...

  • How to Choose the Best Offer for Your Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve put your house on the market. You had a great open house. And now you’ve gotten an offer – followed by three more. If you’re selling your home, you may find yourself in the position of having to choose between different offers. Whil...

  • Make the Most of a Tiny Patio

    BY Lisa Duke

    Do you have grand visions of a summer spent outside, enjoying the sunshine and soft warm breeze from your beautiful outdoor space? Do you feel like this is all a fantasy because you have a tiny patio that couldn’t possibly live up to your expecta...

  • Saving for Your Down Payment

    BY Lisa Duke

    If buying a home is in your future, one of the realities you’ll need to face is the need to save for a down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage you qualify for, you’ll need anywhere from three to upwards of 20 percent of the purchase price...

  • Smart Home Trends

    BY Lisa Duke

    There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes integrate smart technology. I...

  • Don’t Make These Mistakes When Buying a Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a home can be a complicated process, even for those who have gone through it before. One of the best ways to make the experience as painless as possible is to make sure you don’t sabotage yourself. Be prepared by reminding yourself to avoi...