Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Have you filed your taxes yet? We know -- tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money in your home. Whether you...

  • When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

    BY Lisa Duke

    Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some of those upgrades on their own. But...

  • 10-Minute Home Projects

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’re probably familiar with the idea that little things add up to a lot. But did you ever stop to think about how that can be applied to the upkeep of your home? Homeowners know that one of the responsibilities of ownership is keeping up with ...

  • Organic Organizing

    BY Lisa Duke

    Organic — denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole. — characterized by continuous or natural development. Some people are born organizers…others of us struggl...

  • Easy Home Improvements to Drive Away the Winter Blues

    BY Lisa Duke

    Whether you've just moved into a new house or are preparing to sell, don't let the fact that it's cold outside stop you from getting started. Here are some projects you can tackle even if the snow is piling up outside! Change the Paint During the w...