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    As-Is Home Sale: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

    By Jennifer Heller | September 27, 2023

    Selling a home can be a complex and often stressful process, especially when it comes to making necessary repairs to close the deal. However, in certain situations, the option of selling a property “as-is” can be an appealing alternative. When you sell a home as-is, you’re essentially telling potential buyers that they will receive the... Read More

    Senior Living: Smart Steps for Aging in Place

    By Jennifer Heller | September 13, 2023

    Are you thinking about the idea of “aging in place?” Well, it’s a pretty important decision, and the first thing you need to do is check if your current home can be adjusted to fit your needs as you get older. Let’s break it down for you. As we all get older, we face this... Read More

    BUSTED: Uncovering 3 Common Workout and Fitness Myths

    By Gwinn Volen | September 6, 2023

    Fitness and the internet can be a dangerous place to be, especially when we are trying to figure out where to start. We are all guilty of seeing someone online and thinking to ourselves, "man, I'd love to look like they do," and thinking if we just do the exact same thing, we'll achieve the same results. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it doesn't quite work like that. As a Certified Personal Trainer, I'm here to point you in the right direction and bust some of the most common fitness myths. Read More

    Pickleball Basics: Where to Play at the Beach

    By Jennifer Heller | September 4, 2023

    If you’ve noticed that pickleball has taken over the scene among all the rec fields in your neighborhood and all your friends are obsessed, you wouldn’t be alone. Recent statistics show that pickleball has claimed the title of the swiftest-growing sport in the United States, with a nearly 40% boost in popularity over the last... Read More

    House Hunt Dilemmas: Choosing Between Surfer Vibes, Neighborhood Charm, and Beachside Dreams!

    By Willow Logue | August 30, 2023

    by Willow Logue Most of the discussions around buying and selling are financial. For many, owning a home is the single biggest investment they will make.  Even if it’s not, understanding the finances is a very big part of the consideration. Lately, with current mortgage rates hovering around 7% and inventory low, all the headlines... Read More

    Safeguarding Seniors: How to Spot and Prevent Elder Fraud

    By Jennifer Heller | August 28, 2023

    Elder fraud is no small concern, with the FBI reporting a staggering $900M+ loss for Americans aged 60 and above in 2020 due to scams. And this is not just limited to the U.S.; it’s a global concern as cybercriminals increasingly exploit online scams to target older adults, particularly those living independently. The financial implications... Read More

    Navigating Freshman Year: Tips for a Successful Start

    By Admin | August 25, 2023

    by Grace Bennett My first year at University of Central Florida coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and let me tell you, it turned everything on its head. The typical college experience I had envisioned was replaced by a mix of remote learning, social distancing, and face masks. It felt like a whirlwind... Read More

    Mastering the College Application Process: A Guide to Success

    By Jennifer Heller | August 23, 2023

    Navigating the college application process involves a sequence of organized steps which includes standardized tests, personal statements, recommendation letters, and application submissions. Creating a compelling application package is essential for demonstrating academic excellence. While it’s undoubtedly an involved process, its structure remains fairly uniform across most colleges. In this article, we’ve tapered down the process... Read More

    Empowering Lives: The Inspiring Journey of Mission House in Serving the Homeless Community

    By Jennifer Heller | August 18, 2023

    What is Mission House? In the heart of the Beaches area, a vision decades in the making has transformed into a lifeline for the homeless community. Mission House, a testament to the commitment of faith-driven individuals, has emerged as a sanctuary of compassion, offering a beacon of hope to those in need. Crafted from the... Read More

    Discover Cabana Life: Where Sun Protection Meets Style!

    By Jennifer Heller | August 16, 2023

    Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will face a skin cancer diagnosis by the time they hit 70? This sobering statistic hit home when Melissa Papcock, founder of Cabana Life and Ponte Vedra Beach resident, was diagnosed with melanoma at age 26. Surprisingly, she learned that lightweight clothing didn’t offer the sun protection... Read More