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    The House I Love is Under Contact. What Does That Mean?

    By Jennifer Heller | August 21, 2023

    That house you’ve been eyeing? Well, it’s officially labeled as “under contract” now. But don’t toss in the towel just yet—there might still be a glimmer of hope. So, what’s this “under contract” business all about? Gwinn Volen with The Volen Group says, “When a home goes under contract, it means the seller and buyer... Read More

    Navigating the Mortgage Maze: A Guide for Homebuyers

    By Jennifer Heller | July 12, 2023

    by Aaron Bacus, First Coast Mortgage Funding Purchasing a home is an exciting milestone, but it can also be an overwhelming process. A Mortgage Broker can guide you through the maze of mortgage options, ensuring that they make informed decisions and secure the best possible financing for your home. Let’s explore key considerations and valuable... Read More

    Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal: Quick Upgrades for Every Timeline

    By Jennifer Heller | June 9, 2023

    As a homeowner, you understand the significance of making a lasting first impression. Boosting your property’s curb appeal not only adds value but also creates an inviting atmosphere for guests and potential buyers alike. If you’re looking to transform your home’s exterior, we’ve compiled 5 quick and easy touches you can add in just a... Read More

    How To Plan An Estate Sale

    By Jennifer Heller | June 6, 2023

    If you’re planning a move and wish to bring only a select few belongings, or if you’re clearing out the space of a recently deceased loved one, you might be contemplating the idea of organizing an estate sale. Estate sales differ significantly from garage sales, which typically occupy a garage space and spill onto the... Read More

    What is an Estate Sale and How Do They Work?

    By Jennifer Heller | April 11, 2023

    An estate sale is a type of sale that is held to liquidate a large portion or all of the possessions of an estate. Not to be mistaken with a garage sale which takes place in the driveway and/or yard of the home, an estate sales takes place within the home and is coordinated by... Read More

    4 Interior Paint Color Tips to Appeal to Potential Buyers

    By Jennifer Heller | March 27, 2023

    By Karen Tyrrell Looking to freshen up your home to appeal to more buyers? Paint will be your best friend!  There is no one “right” interior paint color that will guarantee a quick sale of your house, as different buyers have different preferences and tastes. However, there are some general guidelines you can follow to... Read More

    Interior Designs Stores at the Beach

    By Willow Logue | March 18, 2023

    In need of a little spring refresh, a whole house redo or a present for a friend? These local shops, and the interior designers associated with them, are perfect for all three.  Boxwood & Birch – Ponte Vedra Beach: Boxwood & Birch recently renovated and expanded  to include tableware, women’s luxury small goods such as... Read More

    What is a Homestead Exemption?

    By Jennifer Heller | January 4, 2023

    What is a Homestead Exemption? In the state of Florida, if you own a home that is your primary residence, you can file for a Homestead Exemption. This exemption places a maximum property tax increase on your home of just 3%. It’s important to note that there are other exemptions you may be eligible for... Read More

    The Perfect Three Season Home in Ponte Vedra Beach

    By Jennifer Heller | October 7, 2022

    The Perfect Three Season Home in Ponte Vedra Beach By Gwinn Volen, The Volen Group at Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners Introducing 352 Ponte Vedra Boulevard in Old Ponte Vedra Beach:  Directly Across from the Ocean with a Pavered Beach Access. Just one block from the prestigious Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is a Cape... Read More

    9 Things to Know About a Home Warranty

    By Jennifer Heller | November 6, 2021

    Did you know homeowners should anticipate an annual expense of up to 4% of their homes value for annual maintenance expense? Unfortunately, with the current state of the market, many homeowners are left with little or no savings in the bank after their purchase. Experts average that 7 out of 10 homes will experience a... Read More