Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • 2015 Programs for Home Buyers

    BY Lisa Duke

    Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organizations ...

  • 10 Interior Design Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers

    BY Lisa Duke

    -Article via realtor.com- 10 Interior Design Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers You want your home to look its best, and maybe you’ve been inspired by the interior design trends you’ve seen in magazines, on TV or on design websites. But foll...

  • Welcome To Jacksonville USS Iwo Jima and USS Fort McHenry

    BY Lisa Duke

    The Lisa Duke Realty Team is proud to welcome the USS Iwo Jima and USS Fort McHenry to Jacksonville. News4Jax has the full story here : ...

  • Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

    BY demo

    According to Market Watch, 43% of homebuyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will not last, there is always more room for negotiation when the buyer brings cash to the table. When i...

  • Keeping the Old House when Buying the New

    BY demo

    The current housing market, while picking up in most areas, has one basic problem: low supply. With many buyers choosing to keep their old home when they purchase a new home, fewer homes are on the market, driving up demand. Becoming a landlord ...

  • What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

    BY demo

    Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge and a plan. Planting ...

  • Happy Independence Day

    BY Lisa Duke

    Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. John Adams had written to his wife Abigail: This ...

  • Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

    BY Lisa Duke

    For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means selling the home near retirement and using the funds to purch...

  • Hosting a Moving Sale

    BY Lisa Duke

    You know you do not want to take all of your old stuff to your new place. Chances are, you are planning to host a sale. Garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, rummage sale … no matter what you call it, here are some things to remember to make your sa...

  • Are there Holes in Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

    BY Lisa Duke

    You bought your new house, put in new carpet and just had your custom-made sofa delivered when you find the drainage pipes have backed up. Your in-laws will be here tomorrow, so you call your homeowner's insurance agent only to find out your poli...