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Posted on 06/27/2022
Tax rolls: A homeowner's guide to the basics
Tax roll is a term you may have encountered when figuring out your property taxes. But what exactly is a tax roll, and why does it matter to the average homeowner? If you're wondering how this term factors in to your situation and real estate overall, here is a short guide to help: What are tax rolls? A...
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Posted on 06/20/2022
Questions to Ask About a New Neighborhood
Buying the house itself is only part of home buying. When you buy a new home, you choose a brand new place to live. In some cases, that place might be unfamiliar or far away from where you lived before. So, it's important to keep the local area in mind during your search. But how can you determine...
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Posted on 06/17/2022
Shoe House Studio
Here in the Nocatee and Ponte Vedra area, we are so lucky to have incredible small business owners that help shape this fast-growing community for the better. One such business owner is deserving of spotlight: Melanie Harris, owner and founder of Shoe House Studio, which is a great shop offering all kinds of handmade, functional pottery pieces! For...
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Posted on 06/13/2022
DIY Guide: How to Make a Planter Bird Bath
Bird baths are a staple of garden decor that come with the added benefit of attracting local wildlife to your yard. One of the other great things about bird baths is how easy it is to craft them out of everyday items. While you can purchase pre-made bird baths at home and garden stores, choosing to DIY will...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Real Estate Market Update 6/12/2022
Click here to view Ponte Vedra Beach, FL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 06/09/2022
Video Tour - 123 Castlebrook Ln, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Live the Nocatee lifestyle in the heart of Nocatee's Town Center! Access to both Nocatee waterparks, fitness center, nature trails and events. Bike/walk/golf cart to the shops just a few blocks away. This 4 bedroom Abbot plan is great for entertaining with its open floor plan, gourmet kitchen and oversized screened in patio. Newly installed pavers in the lanai also extend out beyond the enclosed area. Feel free to raise the powered screen to get the best of both worlds. Flex room can be used as a dining room/office/playroom/living room space. Soft close cabinets throughout! Home includes water softener, garage sink, overhead garage storage,...
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Posted on 06/09/2022
123 Castlebrook Ln, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 is now new to the market!
Live the Nocatee lifestyle in the heart of Nocatee's Town Center! Access to both Nocatee waterparks, fitness center, nature trails and events. Bike/walk/golf cart to the shops just a few blocks away. This 4 bedroom Abbot plan is great for entertaining with its open floor plan, gourmet kitchen and oversized screened in patio. Newly installed pavers in the lanai also extend out beyond the enclosed area. Feel free to raise the powered screen to get the best of both worlds. Flex room can be used as a dining room/office/playroom/living room space. Soft close cabinets throughout! Home includes water softener, garage sink, overhead garage storage,...
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Posted on 06/06/2022
3 Ways to Organize Your Laundry Room
If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry days easier and more efficient, organization is the best place to start. Creating storage and organizing your laundry room will help you every step of the process. Here are a few clever ideas for laundry room storage and organization to inspire you. Mounted Drying Racks Clothes that require...
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Posted on 05/30/2022
Refreshing Ideas for Your Storage Shed
A storage shed offers a great place to keep your lawn mower and other lawn care and gardening equipment. You can also store bikes and other outdoor recreation equipment in these sheds, or keep your trash cans hidden away in them. Having one of these sheds can free up space in your garage while also making it easier...
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Posted on 05/28/2022
Ponte Vedra, FL Real Estate Market Update 5/28/2022
Click here to view Ponte Vedra, FL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
DIY: Budget-friendly upgrades at home
Home improvements and upgrades sometimes take a backseat when finances are involved. However, there are alternatives. The good news is DIY property owners do not necessarily need to possess professional-level carpentry skills to make meaningful upgrades. With a little DIY elbow grease, handy property owners can implement cost-effective home improvements. 1: Restore an aging wooden staircase Although kitchens...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Buying a VA-Approved Condo: Understanding Approval Requirements
Eligible borrowers can use their VA loan benefits to purchase a condominium rather than a single-family home. For first time homebuyers, a condo or townhome can have multiple benefits compared to a standalone house. However, to use your VA loan on a condo property, the property must be within a VA-approved development. Here's a guide to the basics...
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