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Property Management and Home Sales: What’s in a Picture?

By | Traditions Property Blog

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.

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home improvement

Add Value to Your Property with These Home Improvements

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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.

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drainage problems

3 Signs Your Property Has a Drainage Problem

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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.

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home updates

Form and Function for Fixing up your Home

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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.

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Property Upgrade Faux-Pas

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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.

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kitchen updates

Easy Kitchen Updates That Look Great

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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.

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Protect Your Property with Flood Insurance

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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.

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jacksonville parks

Jacksonville Parks: Something For Everyone

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There are a lot of fun facts about Jacksonville. We are along the First Coast, meaning that our beaches and waterways are some of the oldest to be traversed by Americans and European travelers. We are also the largest city in the entire country by land mass, and come in 13th in the ranking of the most populated cities in the United States. However, one fact that many people do not know about Jacksonville is that we are the leading city in the entire country by park space.

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

By | Traditions Property Blog

If you have been sitting around waiting for the time to buy to get even better than it already was, then it is really time to stop waiting. Experts have been saying that “now” is the time to buy for the past year, and all signs indicate a recovering market that will only continue to improve over the next coming months. Yet, despite these indications the mortgage rates are continuing to fall, making “now” and even better time to buy then last year.

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Simple DIY Tricks can Make your Property Sale Like NEW!

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Whether you recently purchased a traditional property sale in Jacksonville or have invested in a Florida foreclosure, there is one thing that you are likely going to encounter—home repairs. Even the most fixed up model home is hiding a few scratches and dents somewhere within the couple hundred square feet of living space. After spending a great deal of money on your home while purchasing your property sale or foreclosure, the last thing you will want to do is contact a contractor when the smallest things go wrong. But that doesn’t mean you are up for ignoring the blemishes as they make themselves known.

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For Renters, The Time for Property Sales is NOW

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Over the past two years we’ve been tracking the shift in attitude between buying and renting homes, and have witnessed firsthand the trend among many renters to look into buying a home rather than renew their lease for another year.
Well, this trend is hotter than ever—and for good reasons. Following the mortgage and housing crisis of several years ago the government set up several first time home buyer programs that are there to help current renters move into homes of their own in an affordable manner.

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A New Year, A New City, A New Home?

By | Traditions Property Blog

As we wrap up 2013 it is nice to have a brief look back at the many changes that this year has brought us, and the many exciting things we have to look forward to in 2014. For the past year we’ve been thinking constantly about property sales and rental property management opportunities to help you find the perfect home possible, but when we take a step back we realize that there are a lot of features to our community that we actually love, and it is great to look back and think about those things too, separate from the property sales and other real estate news.

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Student Loan Debt and Property Sales

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The level of student debt in the United States is quickly growing out of control. There are more than a dozen higher education institutions in Jacksonville alone, and thousands of students at each of these schools are taking out loans to pay for their degree. Without the loans, the students may not be able to afford to go to school at all. Without a degree, it becomes more challenging to find a job and pay your bills, and this can make affording property sales pretty difficult.

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How Much do you Know about Flood Insurance?

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As it turns out, less than you may think. According to a recent survey, homeowners have a lot of questions about flood insurance. Flooding is a real risk in Jacksonville. If a hurricane were to directly hit the First Coast, properties from Orange Park to Amelia Island could be at risk for flooding, and homeowner insurance does not offer coverage for flood damage. This means that homeowners could find themselves paying out of pocket to repair their home after a storm, and between water damage and mold, those expenses can add up.

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Keep Invasive Species away from your Property Sale

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When it comes time to sell a property, one of the first things people often look to is the front yard. While there are numerous things you can do to improve your curb appeal without breaking the bank, there are a few things that you should avoid doing just to spruce up your property sale. Invasive plants are an easy and common go-to, but they can have drastic consequences on your yard and our environment.

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More Ways to Keep That Property Cool This Summer

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Last month we pointed out several ways that you can keep your property cool this summer. We pointed out the benefits of solar film and encouraged you to fill any gaps in the window or doorways that might be allowing the air conditioning to escape. Well, it is now July and the temperature is just as hot—if not hotter. Whether you are just moving into your property sale in Jacksonville or are hoping to purchase a new property in the near or distant future, there is a big chance you are spending more time sweating than you might prefer.

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Simple Tips to Revamp your Property Sale

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Moving into a new home is daunting, and gearing up to sell your current property can be just as large of a task. Whether you are moving in or moving out, sprucing up your property to highlight its optimal features is a great way to show off the top assets of your home. However, this can get pricey—especially when large renovations make their way into the discussion.

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Fixing Up that Property Sale with Dad

By | Traditions Property Blog

It’s father’s day, the one day of the year when we all take a step away from the hustle and bustle of life and let out one loud, resounding “thank you” to all of the fathers in our lives. In a lot of families, keeping up the appearance of the yard and the integrity of the house is Dad’s job. The lawn needs to be mowed, the walls need a fresh coat of paint and the front porch needs a few board replacements—when the house comes calling, Dad is usually the one to answer.

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Buy or Sell: Properties Stay Cool This Summer

By | Traditions Property Blog

Summer might have just officially begun, but the hot weather has been here for months already. As the heat index climbs over 100 degrees, most of us are searching for ways to cool off as the summer goes on. As you look for property sales in Jacksonville, take the time to think of how you can keep your home cool as the summer heat continues to rise.

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Sprucing Up For Spring

By | Traditions Property Blog

It is that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the beautiful weather outside is calling your name. Here is Jacksonville we benefit from long, gorgeous springs with mild weather and a nice sea breeze. But before you can get outside and start enjoying all there is to love about spring, you need to take care of business indoors.

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Tips by Tree Removal Cincinnati OH on how to grow a tree in Jacksonville

By | Traditions Property Blog

Spring is in the air! This means all sorts of things to all sorts of people, but for many the onset of Spring is the onset of gardening season. This is the best time of the year to get start pulling out the weeds that have overrun your yard during the long winter and start spending the long, bright evenings outside with your fingers in the Earth. However, before you start sowing seeds it is a good idea to assess what you want growing in your yard.

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Last Call for Damages on Foreclosures!

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The National Mortgage Settlement is a national settlement that happened between several of the country’s largest banks and the Attorney Generals of a large number of states across the country. The banks involved in this settlement include Bank of America, Ally/ GMAC, Citi Bank, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, and the settlement that was reached in 2012 could mean significant financial help for someone who lost their home to foreclosure in recent years.

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Property Sales as Good as New with $1 DIY Tricks!

By | Traditions Property Blog

Whether you recently purchased a traditional property sale in Jacksonville or have invested in a Florida foreclosure, there is one thing that you are likely going to encounter—home repairs. Even the most fixed up model home is hiding a few scratches and dents somewhere within the couple hundred square feet of living space. After spending a great deal of money on your home while purchasing your property sale or foreclosure, the last thing you will want to do is contact a contractor when the smallest things go wrong. But that doesn’t mean you are up for ignoring the blemishes as they make themselves known.

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Saying Thanks to your Jacksonville Home

By | Traditions Property Blog

November is the season of Thanksgiving, and this spirit of gratitude can reach far beyond your kitchen. After all the stress surrounding your property sales comes to an end and you are settled in your Florida foreclosure or rental property, why not take some time this month to say “thanks” to your home for being the living space you’ve dreamed of.

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The Boom of New Construction Property Sales

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A number of surveys and economic trends coming out lately indicate that the economy and the housing market are on a positive swing. This is especially true here in Jacksonville, where the city ranks within the top 100 improving markets in the entire United States. The downtown core of Jacksonville is also experiencing urban revival and homes throughout the First Coast are spending less time on the market before finding a buyer.

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Saving Energy on a Dime

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Whether you are looking at Florida foreclosures, other classes of property sales in Jacksonville or even rental properties, management of your energy costs is the same for just about everyone—and it can be expensive. The amount of money that Americans put into their energy budgets has grown steadily over the past decade. For those who make less than $50,000 annually, energy costs now make up over 15 percent of their annual budget. This means that for a lot of the population, a large chunk of their income is being used on basic expenses like lighting, air conditioning and water that could instead be being used for things like property investments in Jacksonville foreclosures.

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