February 2019

There are 5 blog entries for February 2019.

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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