Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by Your Home Insight, A source for homeowners, sellers, renters, buyers, DIY'ers, househunters, my friends, and their friends…. Here, you’ll find information about real estate, staging, and home design; plus tips, quotes, links, photos, and a dash of stuff that may inspire and move you (pun intended).             …

Front Doors

Doorways, portals and passageways Doors and doorways have been symbolic across cultures for as long as history has been recorded. A door is both an entrance and an exit, so it has been associated with portals and passageways on many levels. On a metaphorical level, a door can become an entrance to nearly anything. Doors …

Finding an extraordinary home: 4 answers to your questions

Finding an extraordinary home: 4 questions 1. Where on earth can I find a house with four sizable bedrooms and three full bathrooms for $267,000? Right here in Bartram Springs, Jacksonville, Florida. 6090 Shadehill Road, Jacksonville, Florida, 32258. You'll find this just might be your dream home, 2,231 square feet with 4 sizable bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and …

Buyers (and Sellers) Be Aware!

Top 10 defects found during home inspection* Foundation and drainage issues Unprofessional (un-permitted) electrical work Minor roof leaks Heat and A/C maintenance issues Homeowner repairs that are un-permitted Structural settling Plumbing problems Water and/or air intrusion Crawl space or attic problems like mold or pest damage Upgrades, remodel, or repair work in which no permit …

DIY: easy curb appeal in a weekend

What's black and white and the perfect shade of blue? This adorable and freshly painted home! It's located in quaint St. Nicholas in Jacksonville, Florida. Only a mile from San Marco's restaurants and shopping, and a six-minute drive to downtown Jacksonville. Built in 1938, this house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, indoor laundry, original hardwood floors, and …

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 …

A rare find: 14510 Starbuck Springs Way

NOTE: SOLD in 39 days! Enjoy the show! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9CX56Xhauo Perfectly situated A 5 bed/4 bath, 3,359 square foot home with an upstairs bonus room, guest or teen suite. An over-sized 3-car garage with built-in storage. Yard that's large enough to build a pool, with plenty of yard to spare. Move-in-ready; painted, repaired, re-carpeted, worry-free, clean and updated; luxurious, …

Smart Homes: Top 5 Trends

Smart home technology is becoming more mainstream. If you're selling your home and want to catch a smart buyer's attention, consider adding smart home features. So what constitutes a smart home? Here are the top five trends: Smart homes will be the new normal. Batteries in the garage for electric cars. Smart lighting, temperature control, and appliances. …