October 2017

There are 5 blog entries for October 2017.

Buying a home is a large investment that requires stacks of paperwork and numerous verification documents. While you may prepare yourself and have ample knowledge regarding the home-buying process, a good lender in Jacksonville will help you navigate the process, receive a good interest rate, and answer your questions. Here are a few things you should do as you look for a lender who won’t leave you disappointed.

Reach Out and Ask Questions About Programs

One of the easiest ways to narrow down your lender search is by calling various lenders and asking questions about their loan programs. Ask basic questions and see how the lender responds. If the lender doesn’t offer much information, acts too busy, or never responds to our inquiry, this may be

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There are many aspects and features of a home that give it character and charm. However, when selling your home, there are several upgrades that add even more appeal and attract buyers. Some upgrades can be costly and time consuming, while you can accomplish others in an afternoon. Here are eight home upgrades that can make a difference when selling your home.

Lighting

Bright, well-lit homes impress buyers. Light is inviting and the brighter your home is, the more welcome individuals feel in your home. To upgrade your home, install additional lights in darker rooms or add accent lights to brighten a common living space. Make sure all light fixtures have working lightbulbs and if possible, purchase new, modern light fixtures throughout the home.

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While there are many tactics and options when it comes to selling your home, an open house is still a popular and effective method. An open house is when you set aside a certain amount of time for potential buyers to look at your home. Many real estate agents encourage an open house as it makes the home buying process more convenient for buyers. It allows buyers to tour your home on their own terms and without an appointment.

However, for an open house to be successful, it does require a little extra work. Here are five secrets to a successful open house.

Prep Your Home’s Exterior

While allowing buyers to come on their own free will is a benefit for open houses, it can also be a drawback. If prospective buyers aren’t immediately impressed, they

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Your home — no matter its size, age or current condition —  has potential. When you stage your home, you showcase this potential and many of the features and unique characteristics that will attract potential buyers. You decorate, organize and show off your home to impress. It requires some work but when you do it right, you attract buyers and are more likely to receive a quick sale.

In some situations, you may not have the time or the budget to truly stage your home, but you should put ample time and effort into the process. Here are six secrets to staging your home and really impress prospective buyers.

Remove Family Pictures

One of the easiest ways to stage your home is to remove all personalized décor items. Take family pictures off the walls

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Jacksonville, Florida is home to a thriving and nationally envied arts scene.  Throughout the year, festivals, events, live music, and galleries have attracted local and globally recognized artists.  Below is a brief overview of some of the music, live theatre and museum and galleries venues Jacksonville has to offer – giving a taste of everything Jacksonville has to offer.

Music

Whether in the mood for large enthusiastic crowds or a more intimate setting, Jacksonville has something for everyone.  For globally recognized artists and large settings check out Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, or the Florida Theatre.  To experience an open air, standing room only venue, catering to local artists, view the schedule at

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