Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • 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, ...

  • 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...