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Does a picture really say a thousand words? That is the pressure that many potential home buyers put on internet listings when browsing through property sales in Jacksonville. According to a recent study out of Old Dominion University, the average home buyer spends about 60 seconds browsing advertisements on listed properties. This means that potential rental property management opportunities, as well as short sale and foreclosure sales are often considered a possibility or ruled out altogether in less than one minute.
In Jacksonville, the end of January means that spring is just around the corner, and if there is one thing that screams spring in a homeowner’s mind it is the thought of renovations and other home projects. Taking on different projects and sprucing up the appearance of your home can really boost your home’s value. This is great if you are looking at property sales in Jacksonville and are thinking of putting your home on the market, but before you start pulling down the siding or re-landscaping your yard it is a good idea to take a step back and evaluate how much the project you have in mind will really boost your home’s value.
From an increase in existing–home sales to the gains of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., multiple reports show encouraging signs of growth and stability in the housing market. In a…
One of the benefits of living in a city as old and established as Jacksonville is that you get to take part in the many winter holiday traditions that happen year after year in the area. Each community in Jacksonville has their own set of holiday traditions and events, and every year Jacksonville residents gather together to enjoy the cold weather and bask in the spirit of the holidays.
When you start looking at property sales in Jacksonville, you want to make sure you find a home that doesn’t have any hidden problems. One problem to be on the lookout for is drainage issues. When a house has a drainage problem, it can quickly become costly. Water buildup can lead to roof damage, leaking and in severe cases the development of mold.
Sometimes the best features of a city aren’t what are within the town’s limits, but what are just outside of it. That is the case with Jacksonville. While there is plenty to do an see within the limits of Jacksonville, there are also many things to do and places to see just outside the city limits that can keep you busy weekend after weekend.
When exploring potential properties, home buyers explore every nook and cranny of the home. They’ll look behind the door, under the carpet and in the crawl space of your attic. As they meander through your current home trying to envision what their own lives may be like if they chose to buy your property, they will leave no inch of the home un-turned. And if there is one aspect of your home that will never be overlooked, it is the closets.
There are a few things that every property owner in Jacksonville has in common, and one of these things is the need for home owners insurance. Home owners insurance is what protects your home from devastating events like Hurricane damage, robbery and other unpredictable occurrences.
The past six months have been a process of paperwork and property sales. You visited homes, did online searches and racked your brain to make sure you were getting everything you wanted out of the home you buy. You finally chose the perfect home and you made a bid on a Jacksonville property sale. You got it, you got the keys and you are moving in. Except now that you are there, you realize just how much the house needs to change to really be your home.
When you set out to make a renovation to your home, you want to make sure you are updating it in ways that will give you the biggest benefit for your buck. Unfortunately, not all home renovations pay off when it comes to adding value to the house. There are some projects that while fun, won’t help you finding a buyer as you try to sell your property.
It is that time of year again. Just last week Punxsutawney Phil came out of his winter dwelling and his shadow was nowhere in sight. An early spring it will be for 2013. And as most involved with property sales and rental property management in Jacksonville already know, spring in Florida means time for the bugs to come out of hiding.
When you are caught in the midst of downtown Jacksonville, it is a hard sell to say you are close to the heart of the countryside. However, Jacksonville, Florida might be one of the few metropolitan areas where that is a true and just statement.
Everyone loves a nice kitchen. If you like to cook, then a warm and spacious kitchen that is equipped with all the latest and greatest gadgets is likely something that you dream about. For those who aren’t the biggest fan of spending their evenings in front of a stove, a kitchen that has plenty of storage and can be easily kept clean is often worth getting excited about.
The recent flooding in Colorado has people across the country considering the impact flooding could have on their own homes. In a state not traditionally thought of as a high risk for flooding, many Colorado residents did not dream of having to protect their home with flood insurance and are now facing incredibly high premiums to correct the damage ensued to their homes in the recent storms.
Tropical Storm Isaac is making his making his unpredictable route through the Atlantic at the moment, and several expert predictions have his route taking a direct hit on Jacksonville. If Isaac does take a turn for the First Coast that would be the second time in the 2012 hurricane season that Jacksonville would be impacted by a tropical storm, making this hurricane season a particularly active and uncharacteristic one for the Jacksonville area.
We are officially in the second half of July, but we aren’t quite halfway through with Hurricane season yet. There has been plenty of rain this year and the entire Jacksonville area has already been spared by one storm that promised to make her way through. Don’t make the mistake of letting your hurricane planning fall by the wayside just because we’ve yet to see a storm yet. Fall storms are just as dangerous as summer ones, and both you and your property should be ready for the storm.
Many people think that making it through the summer without a hurricane means that the risk is over, but the truth is that the risk of hurricanes is highest at the end of August and early into September. That means that high water levels and a great deal of rain might still impact your property sale in Jacksonville.
Once the dust settles in your new home and you adjust to life in Jacksonville post-property sales and foreclosure browsing, you will finally have the opportunity to get to know the first coast. Jacksonville is filled with many natural wonders and serene environments where you can spend a full afternoon amidst the water and trees. In fact, there are a number of places in Jacksonville where you can forget all about your property sales and rental property management stresses and enjoy an entirely different side to the city.
The Kingsley Plantation is just one of the many historic sites in Jacksonville. The home was originally built during the mid eighteenth century, long before Florida was under any sort of constant rule. The plantation was proposed to be built by the British, but there was never a single proprietor in mind to run the estate. As a result, the plantation shifted hands more times than the history books care to count. The name of the fine estate comes from one Zephaniah Kingsley, the longest estate holder the plantation ever had. The Kingsley family led the plantation for over 20 years, from 1814 to 1837.
Who doesn’t love sharing their life with a caring pet? Dogs can keep you laughing for years while a loyal cat is always ready to curl up on the couch and give you a warm welcome home. While everyone loves their own pets, not everyone loves other people’s pets. This is just a fact of life, and while pet lovers may not understand why, there are some who would rather not share their home with another species, pet or not.
As you explore property sales in Jacksonville and search for Jacksonville foreclosures or rental property management opportunities, don’t forget to give a look down by the Jacksonville Beaches. With several different beach communities and a number of lovely neighborhoods just across the intercostals waterway with premier access to the beaches, there are plenty of property sales to choose from. You might just find that the Jacksonville Beaches are waiting for you to call them home.
You don’t need to be in Jacksonville long before you stumble across one of the many bridges. This is one of the first things people mention when looking at property sales and foreclosures in Jacksonville. You’ll hear: “this home is just over the bridge,” or, “there are great rental property management opportunities on the other side of the bridge.” The bridges carve out the many different communities in Jacksonville while connecting the many different aspects of the city to create one large First Coast community. While serving this practical purpose, the bridges have a history of their own, helping to make Jacksonville into the unique city that it is.
After spending your days searching for property sales in Jacksonville there is nothing nicer than spending a day out in the Florida sunshine and enjoying the afternoon with your best friend—your canine best friend that is. Dog parks are a great way to explore the neighborhood around your new Florida foreclosure and get a bit of sunshine in the process. Luckily for you, Jacksonville is home to several outstanding dog parks that are equipped for big and small pooches alike.
Jacksonville has long received a decent bit of criticism over the cities lack of pedestrian friendly resources, but this is starting to change. As a whole, Jacksonville is an incredibly large city. In fact, this is the largest geographic city in the entire country, spanning from coastal communities to rural areas on the far west side of the county. Jacksonville also has a rich history, sitting just a few miles north of the Nations oldest city, St. Augustine.
Spring is in the air, and here in Jacksonville that means there is plenty of pollen to go around. Pollen on our cars, in our yards and if you aren’t careful, it could be in your air ducts. The air ducts are the series of tubes that run through your home to push air into each room. They direct air from your HVAC system all throughout your house, helping to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, during the spring your air ducts can become subject to major build up of dust, danger, and debris of all sorts—including molecules of pollen.
It is time to sell your property in Jacksonville, and you know that making a positive first impression is crucial when it comes to pleasing potential home buyers. The first thing that anyone will see when approaching your house is your front lawn and entryway. Make the most of these few initial moments by adding a bit of curb appeal to your property sale.
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