Jacksonville Real Estate Blog - Krista Fracke

When it comes to creating the perfect living space, there are many decisions you must make. The flooring can be one of the most difficult as you want a material with outstanding durability, easy maintenance, and incredible appearance. Deciding between two of the most popular options — carpet or hardwood — can be extremely challenging. Let’s take a look at the differences between each type to help you determine which is the best choice for your Jacksonville home.


Several Jacksonville homeowners choose carpet due to the comfort and feel of the flooring. This material creates a more comfortable and soft feel and many choose to install it in bedrooms and family rooms where they want to relax and rest.

In addition, carpet allows homeowners

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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to create goals to better both your personal life and your career. But, what about your home? Setting home-related goals can help you create a better maintained, more welcoming, and happier environment. Let’s talk about four home-related goals you can set this year. 

1. Declutter a Space

If you have an area in your home such as a storage room, shed, or garage, it can be intimidating to even start the decluttering process — but it shouldn’t be impossible. Set a goal this year that you will work on decluttering this area. You have the entire year to work on it so start small. Focus on just one shelf, one corner, etc. Set aside a few minutes every week — even just 10 to 15 minutes — to work on it.

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When the holidays come, they bring with it a mound of cheer — but that’s not all. The holiday season also comes with piles of clutter. Following all the festivities and holiday events, you may find yourself buried in piles of unwanted clutter. Luckily, you can start the year out right with these simple tips for decluttering after the holidays. 

1. Organize as You Go

As you begin to put away all of those cherished Christmas gifts, organize as you go. For example, as you place that new blender in your kitchen cabinet, get rid of the old blender that no longer works. Or, if you received several new shirts for Christmas, hang them up but get rid of at least three old shirts that you never wear. 

2. Dedicate Time Each Day

For one week, dedicate

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There are many ways that you can spruce up and enhance a room. You can add new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, new appliances, and more. But, you should never underestimate the power of the right light fixture. This one item can set the mood of the room. It can make a room look very modern and trendy or old and outdated. Rather than just choose the first light you see or the one that is the most budget-friendly, here are a few things you should keep in mind as you choose the right light fixture for your home. 

1. Take the Room Itself into Consideration

As you choose the right light fixture, ask yourself the following questions: 

  •  What type of tasks will you complete in the room? 
  • Do you need bright lights all the time or will you
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Whether you have guests for the weekend or to stay for several weeks at a time, you want to create a guest bedroom where they can relax and feel comfortable during their stay. And even better, you don’t have to spend tons of time and money creating the ultimate guest bedroom. Here are a few things you can do to create the perfect space for all of your guests. 

1. Choose Relaxing Colors

Your color choice can greatly affect the mood and feel of the bedroom. You want to choose colors that are calming, peaceful, and relaxing. Colors such as light blues and greens are ideal for this space. You also want to avoid colors that are too bold and overwhelming such as reds, blacks, pinks, or oranges. While you can still use these colors in your color

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When you place your home on the real estate market, you want to take the time to stage it well so potential buyers can easily envision themselves living in the space. However, staging the home isn’t just about removing a few belongings and applying a fresh coat of paint. It also involves cleaning — deep cleaning. Here are several cleaning tasks that you should always complete prior to your home showings. 

1. Declutter the Counters

When you store multiple items on your kitchen or bathroom counters, it not only makes the room look messy and cluttered, but it can also make the room appear much smaller. Ideally, you should store fewer than three items on kitchen counters and only handwashing essentials on bathroom counters. In the kitchen, if you

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Did you know that the color you choose to paint your front door or even your kitchen cabinets can have a big impact on your home’s value and sale price? Color can drastically change the appearance of a room and choosing the right color is a decision you will need to make for every space in your home. Let’s take a look at just a few areas where color can greatly impact your home’s value. 

Your Front Door

If you want to increase your home’s value with very little work, paint your front door. But, don’t paint your front door any color. The right color can increase your home’s value by thousands of dollars. In fact, a paint color analysis from Zillow found that homes with front doors that are a shade of black can increase a home’s value by more

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If you have a larger family, you likely dream of the day when you could have a beautiful and spacious laundry room. For many homes, this room is very small and crowded and it can make any storage seem almost impossible. To help improve your home’s laundry room, here are several must-do storage hacks for your Jacksonville home. 

Take Advantage of Unused Corners

When you have limited storage, it is important that you utilize every inch of space in the room. Corners are often left untouched but when designed well, they can become incredible storage solutions. One simple option is to build corner shelves. And to keep the room from looking too busy and cluttered, place baskets on these shelves. They can become ideal storage spaces for items such as

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Jacksonville is a beautiful city in eastern Florida that offers gorgeous beaches, thriving businesses, and fabulous amenities. Whether you are visiting this city for the first time or you have lived here your entire life, there are many unique and cool facts about this area that you may not know about. Here are just a few cool facts about Jacksonville. 

1. Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States. 

When measuring in square miles, Jacksonville has many cities beat with 840 square miles of area. If encompassing all 50 states, Anchorage would take the lead with more than 1,700 square miles. 

2. Julia and Laura Street were among the first city streets.

There are many names in this city to remind you of its vast and

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The holidays are the time of year where you want to create amazing memories with the people you love the most. Jacksonville is host to a plethora of activities that will bring in the holiday spirit and will cater to every family size and interest. Let’s take a look at just a few Jacksonville activities you won’t want to miss this holiday season.

Christmas on the River

Christmas on the River is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Jacksonville Landing. A 56-foot tall Christmas tree will be lit with more than 78,000 lights and dozens of ornaments. You can come and experience the beauty of the tree and enjoy some great food and live music to help get you in the Christmas spirit. This Christmas tradition will take place on November 23 at

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