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 …

6 Home Staging Hacks

6 staging hacks to help you prepare your house for sale 1. Look through a camera lens to determine if the curb appeal is going to need enhancing. Spend $50 on annuals so the first picture pops. 2. Check under sinks in baths and kitchen for clutter. Use baskets to contain any products. 3. Use …

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, …

Techie-Tuesday: iPhone tips 

Tip 1. Next time you're hanging a picture, trimming your own bangs, or wanting to know--is it the shelf or the wall that's wonky, take out your iPhone and open your Compass. Yes, you have a compass hanging out with those other apps you never use. And, it has a secret second function. Swipe left …

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 …

4 simple steps to boost curb appeal

Let's start at the curb. The majority of buyers find homes on the Internet.  And then most buyers like to hop in their car and drive by those homes that looked good on paper. The goal is to impress buyers at the curb! Make them want to see more. And ultimately, get an offer above your asking price. What? It could …

8 flooring ideas to make you rethink hardwood

Want to upgrade your home's flooring, but stuck thinking traditional carpet or hardwood? Today, there are so many options to choose from: tile that looks like wood and carpet that looks like tile! 8 flooring ideas that will add value and make a big impact:  PORCELAIN - newer earthy designs today, like planks that look like wood (shown …

50 Things to Eat in Jacksonville

Got a hankering for Bam Bam Shrimp or Squawking Goats? How 'bout Donut Burgers, Coffee Tangerine Tacos, or  Chicken & Waffles? For you foodie homeowners or house-hunters, here's a list of 50 things to eat in Jacksonville. Bon Appétit!   Source: SpoonUniversity.com's "50 Things to Eat in Jacksonville Before You Die"

Tech Tuesday: Digital Clutter

Where will you focus your energy today? Is you mind over-stimulated with unnecessary and unimportant distractions? Do you feel like your work is never done? Wonder if you'll ever get to the bottom of the virtual pile/s? Or remember which password you used for which app? Have you lost your creative and productive edge? You …

Looking for a new owner

My sign needs a yard, a good home, and a caring owner. It’s such a good sign—housebroken, quiet, low maintenance, and will happily greet you. Previous owner kept it for 30 days, but had to say good-bye after we, my sign and I, sold her house in the Thornewood community of Mandarin, Jacksonville, Florida.