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Thanks for stopping by Dee's Key, a source for homeowners, sellers, renters, buyers, DIY'ers, house-hunters, my friends, my customers, friends of my friends, friends of my customers . . . Did I leave anyone out? Here, you’ll find information about real estate, staging, and home design—plus tips, quotes, links, photos, and a dash of stuff that …

Foundation Cracks Got You Down?

It’s something every Homeowner fears . . . cracks in the foundation! But never fear, this problem doesn’t need to be as bad as it sounds. For major cracks, step back and seek a professional’s opinion. If the cracks are minor, however, roll up your sleeves and fill in those unsightly gaps with a few …

Areas and Abodes: 32258

In this part of Jacksonville, Florida Today I'm focusing on the 32258 area, which is in Duval County (Jacksonville) and borders St Johns County. Tucked between the St Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean, this suburban area in the southern part of Jacksonville, Florida is really growing. The Shops at Bartram Park is in 32258, and the …

When to request a repair after your home inspection

Be flexible when it comes to minor defects When housing markets are hot, buyers have to be flexible when it comes to minor defects in a house they want. Because a home might have multiple competitive offers, it’s important to know how to get yours accepted so you can move into your dream home ASAP. …

5 Reasons Jacksonville is Great for Seniors as a Retirement Destination

Florida's First Coast is the ideal location for seniors Jacksonville, FL, is an ideal retirement location for seniors looking for sunny weather and outdoor activities. And with a housing market that's priced on average below the rest of the state and nation, the city makes it possible for seniors to downsize or move into a …

Stuff to do, see, learn, listen, eat, drink, and enjoy around Jax

Special Events in Jax Some of the world’s most famous events, festivals, musical performances, and art exhibitions take place right here in Jacksonville. Here's what’s going on this month. Music: New Kids on the Block (Friday, July 12) Laughs: Comedy, Eddie B (Saturday, July 13) Gala: Nelson Mandela International Day Jax (Wednesday, July 17) Art: By The Water …

A new house-hunting filter for buyers

New Realtor.com Listing Feature: “What’s My Commute Time?”  A new decision-making tool on Realtor.com will calculate both off-peak and rush-hour commute times. Realtor.com announced the launch of a new Commute Time Filter on iOS that provides buyers an enhanced ability to search for homes based on rush-hour or off-peak commute times.  “Our commute time filter …

Why should I inspect my own home before I sell it?

10 Reasons Why a Pre-listing Inspection is a Smart Idea: Makes a good first impression with buyers by showing proof of your home’s condition. Allows you to more accurately price your home so it will sell for the best possible price. Helps you avoid surprises or unknown problems that could cause your sale to fall …

A Permanent Stacation

Bartram Springs in Jacksonville, Florida The heat of summer is here. Get going on your permanent staycation. Move in, unpack, and get ready to cool off. Grab your sunscreen and head up to the amenity center. Swim laps in one pool. Or play in the family pool with its tall whirling slide. Or lounge and …

Beautiful Jacksonville, FL home for sale

14510 Starbuck Springs Way, Jacksonville, FL 32258 A lot of home for $408,000 Located near the new Pavilion at Durbin Park and walking distance to the Bartram Springs amenities and elementary school, this elegant Jacksonville, Florida home has breathtaking 9', 10', & 12' ceilings, ceramic tile, separate living and dining rooms, decorative molding, and a …