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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 …

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 …

5 Tips for Buyers

If you think May and June are hot months to buy a home, you're right! The weather's warmer, the days are longer, which leaves more time for house-hunting. If you are thinking of buying a new home, here are 5 tips to help you. 1. Get your credit in shape If you plan to finance …

5 Tips for Sellers

May and June are hot selling times. The days are longer, giving you more time to add colorful flowers that will boost your curb appeal. And, giving buyers more time to get out and search for a home like yours. So, if you're thinking of making that move and putting your home on the market, …

Front Doors

Doorways, portals and passageways Doors and doorways have been symbolic across cultures for as long as history has been recorded. A door is both an entrance and an exit, so it has been associated with portals and passageways on many levels. On a metaphorical level, a door can become an entrance to nearly anything. Doors …

Buyers (and Sellers) Be Aware!

Top 10 defects found during home inspection* Foundation and drainage issues Unprofessional (un-permitted) electrical work Minor roof leaks Heat and A/C maintenance issues Homeowner repairs that are un-permitted Structural settling Plumbing problems Water and/or air intrusion Crawl space or attic problems like mold or pest damage Upgrades, remodel, or repair work in which no permit …

DIY: easy curb appeal in a weekend

What's black and white and the perfect shade of blue? This adorable and freshly painted home! It's located in quaint St. Nicholas in Jacksonville, Florida. Only a mile from San Marco's restaurants and shopping, and a six-minute drive to downtown Jacksonville. Built in 1938, this house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, indoor laundry, original hardwood floors, and …

6 Home Staging Hacks

6 staging hacks to help you prepare your house for sale 1. Look through a camera lens to determine if the curb appeal is going to need enhancing. Spend $50 on annuals so the first picture pops. 2. Check under sinks in baths and kitchen for clutter. Use baskets to contain any products. 3. Use …