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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Fall Back in Love with Your Home

Let’s face it – it’s normal to fall out of love with your home. From a lack of space for your growing family to its dated appearance and more, there could be many reasons why your house no longer checks all your boxes. What if I told you there are ways you can fall back in love with your home without leaving it altogether? Let’s explore a few changes you can make to address common issues and leave you falling back in love with your home in no time!


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Get Crafty this Halloween

Trick-or-treating may last only a few hours, but there are things you can do extend the Halloween fun for days to come! At-home holiday crafts are always a safe and exciting way to interact as a family, especially this year. Nothing can entirely take the place of costumes and candy, but here are a few crafts to keep your spirits high through the remainder of fall! Read more ›

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Is Downsizing for You? Let’s Find Out!

Whether you’re an empty nester, retiree, or simply realizing your home is too large for your liking, there’s an option that might be right for you. Downsizing! Everyone’s doing it these days as people recognize that having a lot of space isn’t always what’s most important. Some are even taking it to the extreme, but we’ll get to that in just a bit! Let’s explore some of the options available to you when downsizing and a few ways you can declutter before the big or relatively small move. Read more ›

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