Jacksonville Real Estate Blog

  • Qualifying for a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

    BY demo

    During the past several years, as folks struggled to survive the economic downturn and job loss, many smart people turned to entrepreneurship. In fact, working for yourself, either part-time or as your full-time gig is the reality for millions of Ame...

  • Keeping Your House Show Ready

    BY Lisa Duke

    Having your house on the market while you're living in it can be a stressful time. You still have to live. The dog still puts muddy prints on your freshly mopped floor. The kids still race down the hallway bumping into your freshly painted walls. C...

  • Final Four for Home Buyers

    BY Lisa Duke

    When it comes to basketball, we only have 64 teams to narrow down into our Final Four to fill our brackets. When it comes to buying our first home, we have thousands of options and dozens of choices to consider, but when it all comes down to it, th...

  • Should I Buy a Foreclosed House?

    BY Lisa Duke

    As a result of the housing bubble and resulting financial instability, many communities have a high rate of foreclosed homes. Even though the rate of new foreclosures is slowing, the number of foreclosed homes in a specific the market can make bu...

  • 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 ...