2017 School Choice Expo for Duval County (Jacksonville, FL)

Thinking of buying a home in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval county)? And trying to decide on a neighborhood, or a particular school first? Check out the annual Duval County Public School Choice Expo. What: Duval County Public Schools' annual 2017 School Choice Expo When: Saturday, January 21, 2017  |  11 a.m. to 3 p.m Where: Prime Osborn …

Mortgage first: 4 tips before you shop for your home

Don't wait until after you find a home Shopping for a home (and a mortgage) is sometimes stressful enough. You don't want to jump through too many hoops, feel out of control, or be left with buyer's remorse because you felt rushed. To ensure a positive experience versus unmet promises, you'll want to: Investigate mortgage options …

Moving on up?

It’s a good time to sell for move-up buyers Many growing families are in a housing sweet spot right now. And this may continue into the first part of 2017. Mortgage rates are expected to edge up soon, but are still low by historical standards. If you have equity in your current home, this is …

Thought for Thursday

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce Go for it, and make mistakes How many times have we discovered a better way after blundering through and making mistakes? Making mistakes helps us discover who we truly are. We learn life lessons from our mistakes. For starters, we learn to let go of our fear. …

A futuristic present?

A futuristic present? Trying to come up with gift ideas for the holidays?  Here's a present list of futuristic Smart Home gadgets that will make someone happy and add value to a home: A learning thermostat with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors App controlled colored light bulbs and/or WiFi light switches Wireless security video cameras Smart app-controlled …

Painting with Words and Colors for 2017

I couldn't stop the right-side (write-side) of my brain. While helping a client choose interior paint colors, I found inspiration and... I turned a color forecast into poetry! We are all citizens of the world now A mural painted with global consciousness In earthy mustards, ocean blues, corals and mud Trying to choose new paint colors to update …

14 Tips to simplify, happy-ify, and uncomplicate-ify your life

What is most important to you? The holiday season has arrived.  And this time of year can bring added work, obligations, pressure, and stress. Here are tips that, combined together, will help you edit out what doesn't support your health and happiness. Cheers! Decide what’s most important to you, and focus on that, or those items, people, …