July 6, 2017
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Tips For Finding The Right Family Home

April 4, 2017
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3 Things Smart Sellers Don’t Do

March 14, 2017
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Sprucing Up Your Home For Spring Sales

February 13, 2017
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Love Your Home

Love is in the air, but is it in your home? After years in the same place, it can be easy to forget what attracted us to our home in the first place. It’s important to find the right home and then keep the love alive. Whether you are living in a new home, a charming old house, a comfortable condo, or an apartment, there are things you can do to bring back the love. First, look around. What feeling do you get when you look objectively at your home, inside and out? Are there old curtains that are wearing […]
June 2, 2016
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Think You Can’t Afford To Buy A Home?

Special programs may make your dreams come true! If home ownership is one of your dreams but you feel it’s out of reach, we may have some good news for you! There are several programs for teachers, law enforcement, first-time home buyers, and veterans, as well as some great low-cost homes available throughout the country. Here is an overview of some of the programs available to help you buy a home. Local Opportunities Duval county is offering $15,000 bond money to first-time buyers  Clay, Nassau and St. Johns County is offering $7500 bond money to first-time home buyers Learn more […]
February 24, 2016

Welcome to Jacksonville’s Westside

“The Westside is the best side,” proud residents claim. And they have a lot to be proud of. Friendly family-oriented neighborhoods, affordable housing and a convenient location are just a few of the benefits of this Jacksonville community. The Westside epitomizes Jacksonville – It’s an area that, in some ways, is the most Jacksonville part of Jacksonville. ”That is the character of what Jacksonville was, throughout most of the 20th century” said University of North Florida historian James Crooks. ”The Westside, I would say, would be the truer Jacksonville. It reflects the working class, faith based community that Jacksonville has been through […]
December 1, 2015

What have I been doing?

I’ve been listing these beautiful homes, of course!
May 16, 2015

Owning a Home Saves Tax Payers Billions

According to recent studies compiled here https://magic.piktochart.com/output/5403409-tax-day2015?om_rid=AAByX9&om_mid=_BVOU9GB9A-azFg&om_ntype=NARWeekly owning can save taxpayers more than a few pennies.   The most recent detailed tax information available is from tax year 2012.  In that year, Americans had $9.1 trillion in adjusted gross income and $6.4 trillion in taxable income. We paid $1.2 trillion in income taxes. The difference between adjusted gross income and taxable income is largely in deductions and exemptions. Deductible expenses include state and local income and property taxes, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and a handful of other items. 97 million tax filers took a standard deduction, meaning they subtract a flat […]