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 …

Smart Homes: Top 5 Trends

Smart home technology is becoming more mainstream. If you're selling your home and want to catch a smart buyer's attention, consider adding smart home features. So what constitutes a smart home? Here are the top five trends: Smart homes will be the new normal. Batteries in the garage for electric cars. Smart lighting, temperature control, and appliances. …

4 simple steps to boost curb appeal

Let's start at the curb. The majority of buyers find homes on the Internet.  And then most buyers like to hop in their car and drive by those homes that looked good on paper. The goal is to impress buyers at the curb! Make them want to see more. And ultimately, get an offer above your asking price. What? It could …

Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Your Home Value

The spring home-buying season is here! But before you rush out to buy, check out this list of things you don't want to have in your neighborhood. Location, location, location! Above all else, this is key in maximizing your home's value.   Source: Realtor.com's "Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Your Home Value"