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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mortgage first: 4 tips before you shop for your home

Don't wait until after you find a home Shopping for a home (and a mortgage) is sometimes stressful enough. You don't want to jump through too many hoops, feel out of control, or be left with buyer's remorse because you felt rushed. To ensure a positive experience versus unmet promises, you'll want to: Investigate mortgage options …