The Interior Design Process

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Joanheighes Last month we began a new series of articles, looking at using the services of an interior designer to help create an environment customized for you. In this edition we will explore preparing for interviewing your candidate designers. Once again, two of our pros, Gordon Kessler and Larry Johnson, are assisting by sharing their wisdom about what you can expect when working with an interior designer.  While you are preparing your shortlist, there …


Second or Vacation Home Ownership

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Joanheighes For this month’s article, I would like to discuss second or vacation home ownership and what the future holds. You possibly purchased the home during the pandemic, or you may have already owned it prior to.  Whichever circumstance applies, second homes provided many with a much-needed outlet when finding themselves working from home fulltime for the first time. Maybe it provided room for a dedicated home office (or perhaps two), more living space or more outside entertainment space on a lake, in the mountains or at the beach.   These types …

Timing Real Estate

Timing Your Real Estate Purchase

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Joanheighes As a follow on from last month’s article about the current market, this month I would like to address whether now is really the right time to buy, or ultimately could it cost you more if you wait!  To help we need to answer the question, “Why are you buying?”.  If you are purchasing a home as an investment property and you plan to rent it, there is currently a huge demand for affordable rentals. It could be worth …

Seller's market

It’s a Seller’s Market!

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Joanheighes By now you know this but read my new article to find out why this is also a good thing for buyers! Hi everyone,In case you have not heard, we are living in an extreme sellers’ market here in Jacksonville! In a balanced market, we typically have at least a three-month inventory of homes at this time of year, …



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Joanheighes Welcome back to my column everyone!  Last month we talked about preparing your home for market, so this month I would like to discuss how to locate, identify and purchase your new home.    Before you start looking at properties there are four main questions to consider. First, what is the purpose of this new property?  Will it be your primary residence, a second home, or perhaps an investment property with income potential?  Second question, what is on the list of your “wants” and “needs” for the property?  Are …