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February 1, 2023

12 Tips for an Easier Move

12 Tips for an Easier Move As exciting as it is to move into a new home, not many people look forward to the actual moving day. Whether you are moving across
Moving Tips, Selling
Pros & Cons of Selling to an Instant Offer Company There’s a new term in real estate: iBuyer.   iBuyers, short for instant buyers, give sellers an almost instantaneous offer on their
Selling
Considering Short Term Rentals? If you are thinking about listing your home this fall, you might be concerned about showing it, and possibly having to move, over the holiday season. The holidays
Selling
Considering Short Term Rentals? Short-term rentals can be a highly lucrative investment and a fun way to make money. Some of the advantages to managing a short-term rental property include: Your tenants
Buying, Real Estate Investing, Selling
8 Reasons Real Estate is the Best Investment Real estate has long been considered a solid investment for many reasons. It is a relatively safe and easy way for people to build
Buying, Real Estate Investing, Selling
Real Estate Excellence Podcast About Emily and Brad share their wisdom from building a brokerage and how putting agents first can serve up a win for everyone involved.   Brad and Emily
Real Estate

November 1, 2022

Understanding Home Equity

Understanding Home Equity Home equity… Everybody wants it, but what exactly is it, and how do you get it?   Equity represents the degree of ownership an individual or entity has in
Financing, Home Living, Selling

October 24, 2022

How to Cook a Turkey

How to Cook a Turkey What You’ll Need for Cooking a Turkey: 12-16 lb turkey  kosher salt and sugar for brine butter wine water fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, bay leaves,
Home Living
Should You Buy and Sell at the Same Time? Both buying and selling a home in Jacksonville are equally stressful, but what about when you are trying to coordinate both at the
Buying, Selling
10 Tips to Save for a Downpayment A down payment is a key part of buying a home. It’s the money you put down at the beginning of the purchase to prove
Buying, Financing
What Credit Score do I Need to Buy a House in Jacksonville, Florida To buy a house in Jacksonville, you’ll need a credit score of at least 620, according to several. sources.
Buying, Financing
How Much Mortgage can I Afford in Jacksonville, Florida? Mortgage affordability is an important factor to consider when buying a home. In Jacksonville, Florida, you can expect to pay around $1,500 per
Buying, Financing
Is there a Mortgage Tax in Jacksonville, Florida? Mortgage tax in Florida is a property tax that is charged on mortgages. The tax is imposed by the state and local governments, and is
Financing, Home Living
Key considerations for buying new construction in 2022 Many families have seen their savings accounts grow in the last two years as a result of remote working, reduced commuting, and more cooking
Buying, New Construction
5 Tips for Planning Your Annual Tax Payments on a Budget It’s that time of year again! As a Jacksonville homeowner, it is important to budget for both real estate taxes and
Financing, Home Living
Are real estate taxes the same as property taxes There is often some confusion about the difference between real estate taxes and property taxes. Many people use the terms interchangeably, but they
Financing, Home Living
Don’t forget to apply for…. Homestead Exemption Did you buy a home in 2021? Those who own and moved into a new home after January 1, 2021, may be eligible for a 2022
Buying, Home Living, Moving Tips
When Should you Refinance? Low-interest rates have many homeowners wondering if it’s a good time to refinance. Refinancing can save you a lot of money in the long term when done correctly.
Buying, Financing, Home Living
7 Tips for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Belongings When I work with clients who are downsizing to a smaller home, one of the hardest chores they face is letting go of sentimental
Home Living, Home Organization, Moving Tips
5 Tips for Buying a Luxury Home Luxury homes are generally described as those in the top 10% of their market. Luxury homes are usually located in the most optimal areas in
Buying