5 Home Design Fads Fading Out in 2017

If you are thinking of remodeling the kitchen or prominent room in your house; you may want to take a look at these at these recent trends that designers are moving away from.  Your home should always be a reflection of your lifestyle.  But if you’re considering putting your home on the market in the next couple of years;…

Walkability – Is that Really a Word?

Something buyers are looking for in the Marketplace are homes that are within walking distance to schools, neighborhood amenities, restaurants and shopping.  So in response to this demand developers are designing neighborhoods with this in mind. As a city, Jacksonville, FL gets a very low score on walkability.  Being the largest land mass city in the country, EVERYTHING is very…

Does Spring Cleaning Have You Thinking About Selling Your Home?

As we approach the warmer Spring weather, a lot of people see signs going up in the neighborhood and wonder if it might be a good time to sell. Since the real estate recession, we have seen a large increase in property values throughout Jacksonville.  Depending upon when you purchased your home and how much your home is worth today,…

Eileen McVeigh Winner of the 2015 Circle of Honor Award

Eileen McVeigh won the Circle of Honor Award which is given to an Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) member for years of exceptional service and contributions to the community, state, and the real estate profession. Eileen has been an active NERAR member in good standing since 1993. Throughout her 22 years of service, she has participated on both the…

Income Tax Refund Could Be a Down Payment for a Home Purchase

You’re gathering all your income and expense information for your CPA or tax preparer:  W-2s, 1099s, etc.  You’re dreading spreading out all your receipts on the dining room table.  Sound familiar? Maybe you need a different perspective.  If you’re getting a refund, that money could be used towards a down payment on a house purchase.  Once you’ve met with your…

Why Owning a Home Is Good For You

There are several financial reasons why buying and owning a home are good for you.  Besides this last recession, most of the time a home increases in value over time.  With each mortgage payment you make, the amount of the mortgage goes down and your “equity” in the home increases, all the while the value of the home is increasing,…

Zillow or Not to Zillow

What is Zillow ? By now most people are familiar with Zillow, the popular real estate website and mobile application that has revolutionized the way the public searches for real estate listings.  Zillow features “Zestimates” on what they think your home would sell for if it were on the market today, but is Zillow.com the best place to get your…

Florida Real Estate Trends – What to Expect in 2016

Florida Real Estate Trends As 2015 comes to an end, people considering purchasing a home in the Jacksonville Florida area please feel free to reach out to me at (904) 535-0544 to discuss the current Saint Augustine, Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville, Florida Real Estate market. In the meantime, I’d like to share some information regarding the upcoming Florida Real Estate trends…

Lease With Option to Buy Homes in Florida

Lease With Option to Buy Homes There are several reasons why “lease option to buy” might be a good fit for you. 1) You haven’t quite saved up enough money for a down payment yet 2) You recently have gone through a divorce, short sale or foreclosure and are trying to get back on your feet. 3)You are moving to…

Retirement Real Estate in Florida

Have you thought about retirement and where you want to live? If the answer is Florida, you’re not alone. Why wait to buy your home after you retire? Several clients of mine have purchased homes prior to retirement. Why would someone do this? You can buy at today’s prices, before home prices go up any further. Home prices in the…