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Do You Need a Home Warranty?



If you have just purchased a new Jacksonville home, you might be wondering how to protect your new purchase. It's human nature to want to protect what we own; especially when it is likely the most expensive asset of our life. A home warranty isn't insurance. It is a service contract. Much like when you buy a computer, and the company offers a warranty to fix it if it breaks.  There are a number of things you need to consider before pulling the trigger on that home warranty.


What Does It Cost?


Typically a home warranty will cost you anywhere between $300 and $500. This warranty is going to cover things like plumbing, kitchen appliances, heating and electrical systems, exhaust fans, and whirlpool tubs.

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Jacksonville is home to some really great events and festivals throughout the whole year. But, Spring is special. Some of Jacksonville's favourite events are underway this Spring. Here are some events that will be fun for the whole family. And guess what? Most of them are free!

The Spring Fun Pass

Jacksonville’s Spring Fun Pass can be purchased for $14.95. The Pass will allow holders access to laser tag, billiards, arcade games and more.


Spring Break at Jacksonville Ice


Lace up your skates and add a little winter to your spring break fun list. Jacksonville Ice is open all week and even has lessons available for the newbie in the family. A public skating session will run you around $12.


Springing the Blues Festival

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It doesn’t happen all at once. First, you are trying to find storage space in the top of the closet. Then, you're sliding Rubbermaid bins under the beds. Finally, you find yourself using that bedroom as an office/workout room/walk-in closet. Sound about right? You may have loved your Jacksonville home when you bought it- maybe you still love it. But is it time to make a move? Here are a few tell-tale signs it may be time to look for more space.

Intended Use

When you first bought your home in Jacksonville, you may have been single or newly married, and two bedrooms were enough. Now, with a child or two, the bedroom that they shared as babies may not work so well as toddlers. Or, if you’ve received a promotion at work, that second bedroom does not

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As a first-time homebuyer, purchasing a new home in Jacksonville is an exciting experience. It is something you have likely saved and worked for years to achieve. But, this means that when purchasing your dream home, you need to make your decision wisely. You need a home that matches your lifestyle, your needs, and your future. Let’s talk about three things that all first-time homebuyers should look for in a new house in Jacksonville. 

1. A House You Can Grow Into

The average homeowner will live in their house for approximately10 years. This means that you need ample space to grow. If you have plans to expand your family, need room for a home office, etc., make sure that the home you are considering is large enough for your future growth. Before

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You may have a beautiful home in Jacksonville, but if it has unpleasant odors lingering inside, buyers will quickly walk away. While some odors are easier to get rid of than others, many just require the right supplies, a little hard work, and some time. Here are several tips to help you get rid of unpleasant odors in your house. 

1. Clean the Trash Can

Does your kitchen stink and you can’t seem to get rid of the smell? It may be your garbage can. You need to regularly scrub and clean out your garbage can. Spray out the can with a hose and wash the inside with mild soap. Once the garbage can is dry, sprinkle the bottom of the can with baking soda. This will help absorb much of those unpleasant lingering smells. 

2. Remove Your Toilet Seat

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There is nothing better than enjoying a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation. And for many individuals, owning a vacation home in Jacksonville just makes sense. But, buying a vacation home — or a second home — has many differences than when purchasing a primary residence. Before you begin your house hunt, here are a few things you need to know.

Know Your Financial Situation — and Know it Well

When you purchase a second home, you will notice there are many differences from when you purchased your primary residence. One of these is that you will need to meet much higher financial requirements to qualify for a home loan. Typically, you need a high credit score, usually 700 or higher, and you will need at least 10% to 20% down payment. Additionally,

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While Jacksonville is a beautiful place to call home, it is also ideal for those who love to be physically active. There are activities, attractions, and events that cater to all athletes — both beginners and professionals alike. Let’s take a look at just a handful of Jacksonville activities for those who love physical activity.

Surfing Lessons

No matter your age and how much experience you have out in the ocean, you can become a skilled surfer in little time. Jacksonville has many companies and businesses throughout the city that offer surfing lessons and help you become safe and skilled while out in the water. You can sign up for frequent lessons, camps, and more.

Attend a Professional Sporting Event

Even if you aren’t much of an athlete

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While Jacksonville is a beautiful place to call home, it is also ideal for those who love to be physically active. There are activities, attractions, and events that cater to all athletes — both beginners and professionals alike. Let’s take a look at just a handful of Jacksonville activities for those who love physical activity.

Surfing Lessons

No matter your age and how much experience you have out in the ocean, you can become a skilled surfer in little time. Jacksonville has many companies and businesses throughout the city that offer surfing lessons and help you become safe and skilled while out in the water. You can sign up for frequent lessons, camps, and more.

Attend a Professional Sporting Event

Even if you aren’t much of an athlete

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In the year 2018, there were approximately 2 million real estate agents in the United States. So, as a home buyer or seller in Jacksonville, how do you find the best? What questions do you ask to ensure you make the smartest hiring decision? Let’s discuss four questions you should always ask before hiring a real estate agent in Jacksonville.

1. Will You Work With Me Throughout the Entire Process?

In some agencies, you may be passed around to different real estate agents during the buying or selling process. While this helps you work with experts during vital steps in the transaction, it can also make the process more complex and challenging. A home is a large investment and you want to work with someone from start to finish who has your back,

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The past year has brought many unique styles and trends to homes in the Jacksonville area. Some of these 2018 trends such as florals, velvet, and copper are not expected to leave in this new year, but many more home design trends are going to be making their debut. Let’s take a look at new home design trends you can expect in 2019 and how it may change the look of your residence this year.

Bold, Dark Colors

A previous home design trend was using light or neutral colors throughout the home. Light and neutral colors brighten and open up rooms which help guests and homeowners feel relaxed and calm. However, this year, you can expect to see these lighter colors begin to change to darker, more bold color options such as navy blues, deep greens, etc.

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