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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 …

Home buying trends in 2017

Bigger backyards and updated kitchens Super-sized dream homes are not exactly what potential buyers are dreaming about this spring. But they are looking for bigger backyards, updated kitchens, and ranch-style homes, according to realtor.com's latest home buyer survey. Features that buyers are looking for this spring (according to realtor.com) Ranch-style homes led shoppers' rankings of …

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 …

Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty – Town Center, Jacksonville, FL

Kicking off Thanksgiving! Thankful for good food to eat, great people to work with, and my realtor life, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Dee Kassenoff, Realtor dee@yourhomeinsight.com (904) 638-3243 Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Town Center 7741 Point Meadows Dr., Ste. 101 Jacksonville, FL  32256  

Healthy home hack: houseplants

  There's an infinite amount of information online about living better, nutrition, exercise…that it can be overwhelming trying to constantly adopt a newer, healthier lifestyle. I'll keep it simple and edit it all down to one word: houseplants. Houseplants... clean the air in your home, which can be more polluted than the air outdoors. like Aloe, …

Deliberate before you renovate

 Happy Feng shui Friday! Being a homeowner means you can renovate your home so that it's unique, comfortable, and a reflection of your style. But, you also want to add value to your home. So, remember: deliberate before you renovate. 4 renovations that may decrease the value of your home: Eliminating a bedroom Renovating the garage into living …

Grill’n clean

Spring  Summer cleaning tip As summer comes to an end, you may want to give your barbecue grill a good cleaning. Make sure grill is off/cooled and gas is disconnected before you start. Remove and soak the grates in warm soapy water for 10+ minutes, then rinse. Use a cleaner designed for barbecue grills (found at local …