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Posted on 11/28/2021
Projects: Choosing Your Next Home Improvement Upgrade
While avid travelers often have a bucket list of all the places they want to visit throughout their lifetime, devoted homeowners often have a continuous list of projects that they want to complete. When it comes time to tackle a new project, it's often difficult to decide which one comes next. Here are a few pointers that can...
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Posted on 11/26/2021
Video Tour - 2629 Castile Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
Walking distance to school and close to San Marco Square! This beautiful San Jose home features a possible in law suite/area and was remodled in the 90's including new plumbing and electrical. Boasts a custom kitchen w/slate tile floor and new SS appliances. Roof and water heater replaced in 2015; Irrigation system in front yard w/separate water meter; Features include 5BD, 3 full BA, kitchen overlooking Family Rm w/hardwood flrs & lots of natural light. Owner's Suite w/vaulted ceiling & hardwood flrs. Fully fenced yard w/brick patio, storage shed & plenty of room to play or...
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Posted on 11/26/2021
2629 Castile Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217 is now new to the market!
Walking distance to school and close to San Marco Square! This beautiful San Jose home features a possible in law suite/area and was remodled in the 90's including new plumbing and electrical. Boasts a custom kitchen w/slate tile floor and new SS appliances. Roof and water heater replaced in 2015; Irrigation system in front yard w/separate water meter; Features include 5BD, 3 full BA, kitchen overlooking Family Rm w/hardwood flrs & lots of natural light. Owner's Suite w/vaulted ceiling & hardwood flrs. Fully fenced yard w/brick patio, storage shed & plenty of room to play or...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Consider These Green Alternatives to Your Grass Lawn
Image by Zdeněk Chalupský from Pixabay If you’re considering replacing your lawn with something more sustainable and low-maintenance, there are many options to choose from. Many homeowners hesitate to get rid of their lawn because they will miss the softness and lush green color of grass. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives that can satisfy that same aesthetic...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Interior Design Advice & Best Practices: 5 Things to Know
Great interior design is more than choosing the right furniture. There are many factors that go into making an indoor space look its best. While it might seem complex at first, it’s easy to create room designs to rival any professional in the industry as long as you know the basics. Here we’ll go over some tips from...
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Posted on 11/13/2021
8226 Shade Tree CT, Jacksonville, FL 32256 now has a new price of $579,000!
Beautiful all brick home in a central Deerwood location! Enjoy entertaining friends and family as the wet bar joins the formal dining room to the great room. The gas fireplace will warm a cool evening, and by day you will enjoy the sunshine that lights the large sunroom with views of the lush landscape of the back yard. The large kitchen provides an electric cooktop, double ovens and a french door refrigerator along with plenty of storage and breakfast room. The owners suite features a tray ceiling, loads of closet space and an en suite bath. The guest room is large enough for a king sized bed and also has a walk-in closet. The third...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
What Are Shipping Container Homes?
For several years now, tiny homes have been popping up on Pinterest and across social media as unique and inviting living spaces. However, most recently, the tiny home trend has evolved into an even more eco-friendly option - shipping container homes. Shipping container homes are residential dwellings that are created out of empty shipping containers that are no...
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Posted on 11/04/2021
Video Tour - 8226 Shade Tree CT, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Beautiful all brick home in a central Deerwood location! Enjoy entertaining friends and family as the wet bar joins the formal dining room to the great room. The gas fireplace will warm a cool evening, and by day you will enjoy the sunshine that lights the large sunroom with views of the lush landscape of the back yard. The large kitchen provides an electric cooktop, double ovens and a french door refrigerator along with plenty of storage and an adjoining breakfast room. The owners suite features a tray ceiling, loads of closet space and an en suite bath. The guest room is large enough for a king sized bed and also has a walk-in closet. The...
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Posted on 11/04/2021
8226 Shade Tree CT, Jacksonville, FL 32256 is now new to the market!
Beautiful all brick home in a central Deerwood location! Enjoy entertaining friends and family as the wet bar joins the formal dining room to the great room. The gas fireplace will warm a cool evening, and by day you will enjoy the sunshine that lights the large sunroom with views of the lush landscape of the back yard. The large kitchen provides an electric cooktop, double ovens and a french door refrigerator along with plenty of storage and an adjoining breakfast room. The owners suite features a tray ceiling, loads of closet space and an en suite bath. The guest room is large enough for a king sized bed and also has a walk-in closet. The...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
How Does Homeowners' Insurance Compare to Home Warranties and Mortgage Insurance?
Homeowners’ insurance is a popular and widely recommended service for homeowners. It provides protection from certain types of incidents and can cover damage and losses to your property. It can also cover certain furnishings and assets besides the actual structure of the home. If you’re curious about homeowners’ insurance, how it works and how it compares to other...
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Posted on 10/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 10012 Leisure Ln N #41, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Come enjoy the Deerwood lifestyle at Deerwood Villas. Located on the ground floor this two bedroom unit comes with a covered carport and storage closet. The kitchen has been remodeled with maple cabinets and granite countertops. The kitchen opens to the dining room and family room. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the sunroom off of the family room. The owners suite has hardwood flooring and an attached sitting room/office. The en suite bath room features a double vanity and plenty of closet space. An additional guest room and bath complete the indoor living space. Deerwood is a gated golf community close to business and entertainment...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Healthy Plants, Healthy Home: A Guide to Cleaning Your Plants
Few homeowners enjoy the idea of adding another thing to the list of chores. When cleaning and maintaining entire indoor and outdoor spaces, the thought of cleaning your houseplants seems tedious and unnecessary. However, regular cleaning of plant foliage is crucial to keeping them healthy and at their best. Why Clean Your Plants? The reasons for cleaning your...
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