Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • No sales tax on hurricane supplies

    BY Lisa Duke

    Starts tomorrow: No sales tax on hurricane supplies TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 30, 2014 – As Floridians prepare for the beginning of another Atlantic hurricane season that starts on Sunday, Florida's retailers are gearing up for the sales tax...

  • From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Necessity drives innovation. Last week, quadriplegic former Indy 500 driver, Sam Schmidt drove a modified Corvette around the Indianapolis Speedway by moving his head and biting down with his teeth. Arrow Electronics, a medical and consumer electroni...

  • What to Know about Your FHA Mortgage Insurance

    BY Lisa Duke

    An FHA mortgage is a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, insures loans so that lenders will offer appealing rates to less qualified borrowers at a lower down ...

  • Current Color Trends — Sophisticated Gray

    BY Lisa Duke

    Out with the old ... beige, cafe au lait, pale mocha, bone ... favorite neutrals for the past decade, may give way to more sophisticated gray-based neutrals. So you might ask, isn't gray just black and white mixed? Well, yes and no. Know Your Unde...

  • Pamper Your Home with More Spring Cleaning Tips

    BY Lisa Duke

    We all love a good pampering. Your home is no different. A little spring sprucing gives you house that extra special attention it needs. Whether you start on the inside or the outside, give your home some special treatment and it will reward you with...

  • Ideas for Dry-Scaping

    BY Lisa Duke

    You've decided to make your new home as ecologically sustainable as possible. You've changed out the toilets for low-flow versions and added insulation, installed bamboo flooring, energy-efficient windows and natural gas appliances. Now, it's time to...

  • Spring Means Servicing Your Air Conditioner

    BY Lisa Duke

    In preparation for warmer summer days, spring is the perfect time to have your air conditioner serviced. With regular service, air conditioning units can continue to function in the most efficient and effective way possible. Neglected units are more ...

  • Sometimes it’s best not to call back

    BY Lisa Duke

    Sometimes it’s best not to call back 19 area codes that appear U.S.-based are really international. Scammers that entice people to call back can charge the caller over $20 per minute. Sometimes it’s best not to call back NEW YORK ...

  • Apple plans larger iPhones

    BY Lisa Duke

    Report: Apple plans larger iPhones NEW YORK – Jan. 27, 2014 – Apple plans to launch two larger iPhones this year and probably will avoid using the plastic exterior design of last year’s 5c model, which has not sold as well as expected, The W...

  • Favorite Features from 3 Dream Homes

    BY Lisa Duke

    Thanks to those visually stunning video tours, the HGTV Dream Homes have become top-of-mind for buyers looking for the latest and greatest in home design. Each year’s home showcases innovation in concept, layout, building materials and design. H...