Financing A Home in Need of Renovation

Finding the perfect home isn't always easy. Sometimes, the home you prefer has the character of a historic home, but needs some renovations. You might have the perfect home in mind, but you know it has to be renovated before you can settle in with your family. If this sounds like your situation, it's important … Continue reading Financing A Home in Need of Renovation

New Technology Trends For Your Kitchen

Homes keep getting smarter and smarter - especially the kitchens.  Whether you're renovating your kitchen completely or looking to upgrade some items, here are the latest buzzwords and what they mean for you: Voice Activation What it is: make appliances respond to the sound of your voice Why you want it: you are multi-tasking around … Continue reading New Technology Trends For Your Kitchen

Selling Your House For Top Dollar

When it's time to sell your home, you certainly want to get as much out of it as possible. However, if you over-price your home, it may not sell very quickly or at all. Here are some of the best tips you will find for getting top dollar when selling your home. Choose an Aggressive … Continue reading Selling Your House For Top Dollar

How To Stage A House Buyers Will Love

Staging your home may seem like something you don't have to do, but you really cannot get as much out of the home without staging it. A staged home will look and feel more attractive to buyers. This means, they are more likely to make a higher offer. Here are some of the best tips … Continue reading How To Stage A House Buyers Will Love

Keep that Old Clawfoot Tub or not?

I have a passion for preservation. One of the main things that drew me to Jacksonville was the fact that it has an abundance of turn of the century homes. Some people like new construction; they want everything in their home to be thoroughly modern and untouched by anyone else, and there are efficiencies over … Continue reading Keep that Old Clawfoot Tub or not?

First Coast Magazine

There’s a new magazine on the First Coast. The first issue of First Coast Magazine appeared Intown Nov. 8. Brought to you by the publishers of HealthSource, Florida Doctor and Mature Matters magazines, Beson4 Media Group has entered the arena for lifestyle magazines. Looking to entice readers of all ages, the magazine wants to encompass all that … Continue reading First Coast Magazine

Fall Planning: Getting Your Home Ready for Cooler Weather

This time of year is a great time to get your house ready for cooler weather.  While we don't have ice and snow like many of our northern neighbors, we do get freezing temperatures and our landscaping does go dorment.  Here are some things to consider as we head into cooler weather, especially for older … Continue reading Fall Planning: Getting Your Home Ready for Cooler Weather

How To: Keep Your Wood Floors Beautiful

One of the most popular home upgrades buyers and homeowners look for is wood flooring. As beautiful as they are, if not maintained they can be a very large expense. Having to either take the extra time to refinish wood floors personally or to spend significantly more money (sometimes several thousand dollars) to hire a … Continue reading How To: Keep Your Wood Floors Beautiful

Make it Happen! Summer 2013

Saturday, July 27 marks the 5th annual “Make it Happen” neighborhood event, to help transform part of Springfield’s Dancy Terrace. The event starts at 9 a.m. and is located on the 10th St. side of Dancy Terrace. There will be signs to help you find your way. Preservation S.O.S. (PSOS) maintains court grounds monthly and keeps … Continue reading Make it Happen! Summer 2013

Don’t Let Yourself be a Victim of Copper Theft.

Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. This means Jacksonville is also grounds for a lot of real estate and empty homes. Between the many foreclosures and short sales, there has been a continuous growth in copper theft, especially from a.c. units. While this may be prominent in unoccupied homes, … Continue reading Don’t Let Yourself be a Victim of Copper Theft.