3 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling

Buying a home is a major undertaking, but selling your current one can be an equally stressful endeavor. Even in a seller’s market, homeowners often wonder what updates they should make to increase their home’s resale value.

The right fix-ups and renovations will significantly boost your selling price, but the wrong ones will cost time and money without a return on investment. As a designer, stager and renovator, I see both ends of home buying and selling. Here’s what I’ve found are the best ways to make your home one of the hottest on the market.

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Refresh, Renovate, or Remodel – What Should You Do?

Knowing you aren’t satisfied with your space is easy but figuring out how to update it is a much more challenging matter.

As a home designer and renovator, I’ve found one of the most common questions clients ask is: what should I do to improve my space? The answer is unique for each client. We must consider a wide range of factors, including their goals for the home, their family’s needs, and any budget or time constraints.

You generally have three major options when it comes to changing up your home: refresh, renovate, or remodel. Here’s a brief overview of what each looks like, and which may be right for you.

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What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times in your life. You’re taking a big step toward independence, wealth-building, and the ability to make a place truly your own.

With that said, there’s no getting around the fact that first-time homebuying can be challenging – especially in today’s strong seller’s market where low inventory and low mortgage rates have driven up competition. The real estate market may be starting to slow down though, and most first-time buyers still expect to purchase a home in the next 12 months.

Whether you’re ready to buy now or within the next year or so, there are a few key things you should keep in mind to successfully find and buy your first home.

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Summer is Here! Fun Things to Do in Northeast Florida

Kids are out of school, vacations are booked, and the backyard barbecues are turning up! This summer is looking to be a fantastic one where we can gather with family and friends and do the things we love.

Whether you’re new to the First Coast or a long-time resident, you may be looking for ways to get out of the house this summer without having to go out of town. The good news is the area has a lot of great experiences to offer. As a long-time resident and Realtor, here are my recommendations for some of the top things to do in Northeast Florida.

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Perfecting Your Home’s Outdoor Oasis

Spring is the best time to get outside and enjoy everything Florida has to offer. But many homeowners aren’t taking advantage of the outdoor space closest to home – their backyards. If your backyard is one of the least used areas of your home, then you’re missing out on a big perk of Florida living.

While many homeowners think that building an outdoor oasis is too expensive or requires too much upkeep, I’m happy to say that this simply isn’t true. I work with clients every year to create their perfect backyard paradise that not only fits within their budget, but is also easy to maintain.

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Exploring the Best Communities for Families on the First Coast

Florida’s First Coast is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States – especially among families. Jacksonville and the surrounding communities in Northeast Florida offer the best of both worlds: spacious living areas and beautiful outdoor vistas combined with the amenities, schools and entertainment of a major metro area.

With such a wide range of neighborhoods, you may be wondering what’s right for your family. Whether you’re new to the area or looking for a change of scenery, here are some of the best communities for families in Northeast Florida.

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Spring for Some New Decor!

Spring is the season of new beginnings, and we could all use a fresh start after a long year! If you’re looking to change up your home’s décor, then you’re not alone. Following a year where we’ve spent a lot more time at home, people are rethinking their spaces and looking for ways to improve their home’s comfort, look and functionality.

Make your home feel fresh again with these spring decorating tips and trends.

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Feeling Fresh in Fernandina

The First Coast has become a major destination for homebuyers in the last decade, and one of the areas becoming a real estate hotspot is Fernandina Beach. Once an overlooked area, the charming seaside city is attracting people of all lifestyles. If you’re looking to move to the First Coast or are already live in the area but interested in upgrading your lifestyle, here’s why Fernandina Beach may be a great “fresh” start.

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Why You Should Renovate Your Home in 2021

Looking for a project in 2021 that will truly make this year feel like a fresh start? Renovating your home is the perfect project to work on. Whether you’re planning on staying in your home or selling it in the future, refreshing the homestead has a wide range of benefits. Let’s go over a few!

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2021 Home Buying & Selling Trends: What You Need to Know

2020 sometimes felt like the year that would never end, but the holiday season is finally here and we’re only a few weeks away from 2021.

It’s been an unusual year to say the least – and the real estate industry was no exception. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a property in 2021, it’s important to understand how 2020 has changed the market and what the resulting trends will be as we look forward.

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