Creative Graduation Party Decoration Ideas

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Graduation season is just around the corner. It’s a time of celebration not only for the graduate, but also his/her family and friends. If you’re preparing for an upcoming graduation party, be sure you incorporate some fun elements that will make the event memorable and entertaining. It doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive. In fact, I’ve found several graduation party decoration ideas that are perfect for any budget. Take a look… Read more ›

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Get to Know Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club

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Home buyers who demand the best will be impressed with Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club. Located between Hodges Blvd. and Kernan Blvd., this private community sits on nearly 600 acres of prime Florida real estate. With just 350 home sites, Glen Kernan is intimate and refined. Floor plans range between 3,200 and 7,000 square feet, with lots starting at a minimum of a ½ acre. Golfers will enjoy playing on the 180-acre course designed by Robert Walker. There are also 60 acres of lakes throughout the community. Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club membership provides access to the 5,000-square-foot fitness center, tennis facility and the heated, Junior Olympic-sized, saltwater pool, as well as a plethora of other amenities. New home builders in the community include: Dostie Homes, Pineapple and North Florida Builders. There are a few established homes available for purchase, as well. Read more ›

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Fun Things to Do on Spring Break Near Jacksonville

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Spring Break is just around the corner, which means thousands of people will soon descend upon Orlando and its many theme parks. I don’t know about you, but the thought of sitting in traffic and waiting in long lines is not my idea of fun. Thankfully, there are many of other fun things to do on Spring Break that are just a short drive from Jacksonville. Read more ›

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New Master-Planned Communities in Northeast Florida

Even before Hurricane Maria pummeled the Caribbean, Florida was experiencing a population surge.  Recognized as the fifth-fastest growing state in the country, people flock to Florida for its warm temperatures, beautiful beaches and diverse cultures. Over the last seven years, St. Johns County has grown by nearly 24 percent, and Duval County saw its population rate increase for the third straight year. With more people comes the need for more housing, so it’s not surprising that more developers are setting their sights on our area. In fact, new master-planned communities seem to be popping up every month. These communities, however, are so much more than just a new housing development. They are truly unique neighborhoods that offer residents the best of everything; from well-appointed homes and social hubs, to natural preserves with breathtaking views, these master-planned communities are so spectacular that you may never want to leave. Read more ›

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Affordable Bedroom Makeovers

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Your bedroom is the one place in your home where you should be able to relax, recharge and rejuvenate; it’s basically your own private oasis. That’s why it’s important to create a space that is free from clutter and chaos. If your bedroom looks like a tornado has torn through it or your grandmother decorated it, it’s probably time for a change. Change, however, doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. Check out these affordable bedroom makeovers that can turn any bedroom zoo into a solitude of serenity.

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Experience Jacksonville’s Country Club Communities

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Jacksonville, Florida has a lot to offer prospective home buyers. From our sandy, white beaches to our professional sports teams, there’s something for just about everyone. One definite benefit to living on the First Coast is the variety of country club communities. Whether you’re interested in living on the southside close to shopping and entertainment, or closer to the Intracoastal Waterway and beaches, you’ll find a country club to fit your lifestyle. Here are just a few of the wonderful Jacksonville country club communities you could call home. Read more ›

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Holiday Home Decorating Tips

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Here in Florida, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to get into the spirit of the season when temperatures outside remain unseasonably warm. We don’t have the kaleidoscope of colors painting our landscapes like our northern friends, and, thankfully, no winter wonderland to remind us that the holidays are just around the corner. What we do have, however, is an abundance of creativity and cheer. And, that’s all you need to get your home ready for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Not feeling particularly crafty? No worries. Here are some holiday home decorating tips that just about anyone can pull off. Read more ›

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Coastal Living in Neptune Beach

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Neptune Beach is a small, beachfront community just east of Jacksonville, Florida. Its name originated in 1922, when resident Dan G Wheeler built his own train station, aptly named “Neptune,” so the Florida East Coast Railway would have to drop him off closer to home each night. It officially became a municipality in 1931 when it seceded from Jacksonville Beach after a tax revolt. Today, less than 25 percent of the households in Neptune Beach have children under the age of 18, which makes this community very attractive for singles, couples or those seeking a retirement home.

Nestled between Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach has a casual, laid-back vibe that many people look for in a coastal community. It’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy cycling, running, surfing or just soaking up the sun. The pedestrian-friendly area is also home to many local boutiques, restaurants and places to take in the spectacular ocean views.

If you’ve been dreaming of a new home, consider Neptune Beach. I invite you to review a few of my favorite picks below or search for your perfect coastal home using my free property search tool. Read more ›

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Remodeling Projects Worth the Investment

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Are you addicted to watching Fixer Upper and other home remodeling shows? If so, you are not alone. Last year, HGTV was the third most-watched cable network and its ratings for renovation programs were up double digits. Homeowners also spent a record $361 billion on home improvements and that number is expected to rise again in 2017. If you expect to be among those who will shell out an anticipated $6,148 per project, do your homework. Not all renovation projects are equal when it comes to adding value to your home.

For those living in the Jacksonville, Florida area, I have put together a quick list of the top remodeling projects worth the investment, as compiled in the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalua.com). Read more ›

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Atlantic Beach Hidden Gems

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Atlantic Beach is rumored to have been one of the first permanent, year-round Native American settlements in North America. If you’ve visited the area, you’ll understand why. With the average winter temperature hovering around 72 degrees, and summer highs near 90 degrees, it’s pretty much perfect here. Home to nearly 14,000 residents, this seaside community is teeming with things to do and see; from delicious delicacies to outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone. Atlantic Beach is also home to numerous special events and includes 65 acres of parks. Some of the best golfing in the U.S. is just a short drive down the coastline in Ponte Vedra Beach. When it comes to breathtaking sunrises, it doesn’t get any better than those viewed from Atlantic Beach.

If you’re interested in making this coastal town your new home, check out some of the hidden gems available for purchase right now. Read more ›

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