Jacksonville Real Estate Blog - Krista Fracke

Older homes in Jacksonville boast many unique features and lots of charm. Whether you found a home that is 100 years old or one that is 50, these homes can provide a unique and stunning living space. However, they can also come with many problems. Before you purchase an older home in Jacksonville, keep the following in mind.

1. Older Homes Have Lower Purchase Prices

 Older homes are typically less expensive than new construction homes. This means that you can save money during the home-buying process. In fact, you can pay up to 28% more for a new home than an old home with similar specifications. Plus, with an older home, you will typically receive larger lots, well-established landscaping, and fully-developed neighborhoods.

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While many kids are anxiously counting down the days until summertime begins, many adults are not. Keeping children active, busy, and learning can be a challenge. Luckily, the city of Jacksonville, Florida has a plethora of activities for children to give them a summer they’ll always remember.

 1. Jacksonville Zoo

 The Jacksonville Zoo is not only a great place to spend a summer day, but it also offers zoo camps for children of all ages. The zoo camps include games, crafts, zoo tours, and personal interactions with various animals. Plus, if your child loves the summer programs, there are zoo camps throughout the entire year as well.

 2. Visit a Splash Pad

 There are dozens of splash pads located around the city of Jacksonville. These areas

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No matter what type of music you enjoy, there are venues across Jacksonville that will bring sweet sounds to your ears. Whether you are looking for a small music hall or a large concert venue, Jacksonville, Florida has it all. Here are just four music venues in Jacksonville that you don’t want to miss.

1. 1904 Music Hall

The 1904 Music Hall is a favorite and popular venue for many locals. It features a large stage and an outdoor courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the music. You can also grab a bite to eat at their restaurant Spllif’s Gastropub and they have a wide selection of various drinks to ensure you have a terrific night. In addition, they have an extensive lineup throughout the entire year and offer free shows occasionally as well.

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There is a variety of housing options available and new construction homes are at the top of the list for many individuals. However, this type of housing may not be ideal for everyone. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of buying a newly built home in Jacksonville.

 Pros

Customization: If you design the home, you can choose what features and characteristics you desire. You can build the house according to your lifestyle needs and eliminate features that you don’t want.

New Appliances:  You will have peace of mind that all the appliances and fixtures in the home are new. This means you should encounter few problems and you will have several years before any upgrades are needed. Plus, you can enjoy the latest technology and many

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If you have young children who are fascinated with animals, or maybe you are an animal lover yourself, Jacksonville is the place to visit. There are dozens of attractions around the area that feature activities, exhibits, and experiences every age will love. Let’s take a look at five Jacksonville attractions that you must place on your bucket list if you love animals.

1. Jacksonville Zoo

The Jacksonville Zoo is one of the most popular destinations for animal lovers. This attraction features more than 2,000 animals you can watch and enjoy. While you are there, you can sign up for a zoo experience that may include a behind-the-scenes tour, animal encounters, and zookeeper talks. Young kids will also love the splash park, train, and carousel as

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The garage is an important area in your home and should not be at the bottom of your priority list when staging the property. Unfortunately, this area of the home is often very messy, disorganized, and dirty and it is a project you simply don’t want to tackle. Here are five tricks to staging your garage to help you create a space that will instantly impress during every showing.

1. Clear the Floor

The floor in the garage can quickly become a catch-all for many boxes, yard equipment, bikes, strollers, etc. Instead of storing a pile of boxes in the corner, just remove them from this area. Declutter, place shelves along the wall, or rent a storage shed and place all extra items at this location. When items lay on the floor, it makes the garage

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It is no secret that purchasing a new home is expensive. There are many large costs associated with the transaction including a down payment, closing costs, inspection and appraisal fees, etc. When renting a home, it can seem almost impossible to set aside enough money each month to make homeownership a possibility. But it can happen. Here are four tips to help you save up for your dream Jacksonville home while paying high monthly rent.

1. There is No “Extra” Money

Many individuals consider work bonuses and tax refunds “extra” money and spend it on a vacation, new furniture, or updated wardrobe. If these items are not a necessity, then put every last penny into your savings. When you put these large chunks of money into your bank account at

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Whether you love to fish for relaxation or you live for the thrill, Jacksonville is home to great fishing. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy excellent freshwater and saltwater fishing options. Here are four exceptional fishing locations near Jacksonville.

 1. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

 If you are looking for a great freshwater fishing location, you must check out the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Cedar Point, which is located on the south of the Black Hammock Island, features a boat dock which makes it easy to enjoy some time on the water. You can also find areas throughout the Preserve that are ideal for fly fishing.

 2. Nassau Sound Fishing Bridge

 If you want to enjoy some of the best fishing around, you

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Before many sellers place their Jacksonville home on the market, they spend extra time perfecting the main living areas in the home such as the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. And while the right upgrades in these rooms can certainly attract potential buyers, there is more that can be done. The bedroom is one area of the home that is often overlooked, but with a few minor updates, you can reap big rewards. Here are four bedroom upgrades that will make a huge difference in your Jacksonville home.

1. Light Fixture

Updating the light fixture is a simple task that requires very little work and a few tools. It can be accomplished in an afternoon and create a more cohesive and updated look in the space. If possible, install energy-efficient light

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Before many sellers place their Jacksonville home on the market, they spend extra time perfecting the main living areas in the home such as the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. And while the right upgrades in these rooms can certainly attract potential buyers, there is more that can be done. The bedroom is one area of the home that is often overlooked, but with a few minor updates, you can reap big rewards. Here are four bedroom upgrades that will make a huge difference in your Jacksonville home.

1. Light Fixture

Updating the light fixture is a simple task that requires very little work and a few tools. It can be accomplished in an afternoon and create a more cohesive and updated look in the space. If possible, install energy-efficient light

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