Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • 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 ...