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Posted on 09/12/2021
Should You Demo an Old Home or Make Structural Upgrades?
Purchasing a property with a blighted house on it may present a cost-effective opportunity. The presence of a faltering structure typically drives down the price tag. Once you buy the parcel and building, you must carefully consider whether razing or restoration makes the most sense. Rather than move forward with a predetermined idea about the next step, conducting...
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Posted on 09/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 7701 Baymeadows Cir W #1046, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Renovated 2/2.5 condo in a central southside location! Close to St. Johns Town Center, I95, 295, JTB, UNF, plus lots of shopping choices and restaurants minutes away! Two story layout with no neighbors above. Enjoy the courtyard entrance and peaceful screened back porch overlooking a beautiful pond. Perfect for relaxing! This unit features brand new carpet and fresh paint! Many upgrades include stainless steel appliances and solid surface countertops in all bathrooms with beautiful finishes. This unit also comes with a covered carport that has it's own storage closet. Very few units have one of these! This is a must see and won't last...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
7931 Vineyard Lake Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32256 now has a new price of $899,999!
Spectacular pool home in Deercreek Golf and Country Club. What a rare find! With two downstairs owner's suites (one with a private entry), there is plenty of room for extended family. Gather in the kitchen around the huge granite island and enjoy meals cooked using high end appliances. The breakfast room and coffee bar make breakfast on the go a breeze. Barn doors open to provide plenty of pantry storage. The home wraps around the sparkling pool to create a private backyard oasis with views of the preserve beyond. The split bedroom plan includes two downstairs en suite bedrooms and three additional downstairs bedrooms. There are two...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Two Home Office Trends That Are Here to Stay
Creating the perfect work environment at home is crucial for helping you stay productive and comfortable in your work life. Your home office also provides a perfect opportunity to design and decorate a space that’s completely your own. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some of the top trends for home office design to help...
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Posted on 09/04/2021
Video Tour - 7650 Hollyridge Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Traditional Deerwood elegance! This lakefront ranch with a pool is located close to the clubhouse and gate. The circular drive will take you to the welcoming front porch. The foyer features a powder room for guests and opens to the formal living room. The dining room features chair railing and dental crown molding and is large enough to host parties and holiday gatherings. Past the formal areas, you will find a great room with a gas fireplace, built-ins and views of the pool and lake beyond. The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, prep island, wine chiller and stainless appliances. The breakfast room is perfect for enjoying a casual meal as...
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Posted on 09/04/2021
7650 Hollyridge Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256 is now new to the market!
Traditional Deerwood elegance! This lakefront ranch with a pool is located close to the clubhouse and gate. The circular drive will take you to the welcoming front porch. The foyer features a powder room for guests and opens to the formal living room. The dining room features chair railing and dental crown molding and is large enough to host parties and holiday gatherings. Past the formal areas, you will find a great room with a gas fireplace, built-ins and views of the pool and lake beyond. The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, prep island, wine chiller and stainless appliances. The breakfast room is perfect for enjoying a casual meal as...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to Create a Pet Haven at Home
Photo by Ilona Krijgsman via Pixabay Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how...
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Posted on 08/23/2021
0 Wharf St, Middleburg, FL 32068 now has a new price of $120,000!
260 feet of waterfront on Black Creek. This 2.5 acre parcel is private yet convenient. Come enjoy boating and...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Avoid the Big Mistakes
Photo by Jens Neumann via Pixabay There are a lot of decisions that you will make when buying your first home in Florida. As detailed as the process is in other parts of the country there are even more things that you will need to pay attention to avoid major errors in the home buying process. When you...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
Video Tour - 7931 Vineyard Lake Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Spectacular pool home in Deercreek Golf and Country Club. What a rare find! With two downstairs owner's suites (one with a private entry), there is plenty of room for extended family. Gather in the kitchen around the huge granite island and enjoy meals cooked using high end appliances. The breakfast room and coffee bar make breakfast on the go a breeze. Barn doors open to provide plenty of pantry storage. The home wraps around the sparkling pool to create a private backyard oasis with views of the preserve beyond. The split bedroom plan includes two downstairs en suite bedrooms and three additional downstairs bedrooms. There are two...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
7931 Vineyard Lake Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32256 is now new to the market!
Spectacular pool home in Deercreek Golf and Country Club. What a rare find! With two downstairs owner's suites (one with a private entry), there is plenty of room for extended family. Gather in the kitchen around the huge granite island and enjoy meals cooked using high end appliances. The breakfast room and coffee bar make breakfast on the go a breeze. Barn doors open to provide plenty of pantry storage. The home wraps around the sparkling pool to create a private backyard oasis with views of the preserve beyond. The split bedroom plan includes two downstairs en suite bedrooms and three additional downstairs bedrooms. There are two...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
Video Tour - 8675 Mabel Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Simply stunning in Old Still! The front porch invites you in as you are greeted by high ceilings and beautiful board and batten molding. The flex room and powder room at the entry are a great place to entertain guests. Continue on and you will find a gourmet kitchen with ivory cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a large island that opens to the great room. Enjoy the tranquil views of the preserve from the great room or the covered lanai. The Owners Suite includes a spa like bath with a double vanity, garden tub, separate shower and custom walk-in closet. The split bedroom plan features two more downstairs guest rooms that share a Jack...
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