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Renovations

Can you use your home loan to renovate? 

So, you’ve found your dream home, but it needs a little extra TLC to truly shine. Or perhaps you’re already settled and have been there for years, but you’re itching to upgrade your space with that dream kitchen or luxurious bathroom you’ve always wanted. Whatever your vision, the question arises: Can you use your home

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Ponte Vedra Beach

3 reasons why so many people are relocating to Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, Florida, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the southern U.S. According to the U.S. Census, the city’s population has grown by nearly 130,000 in the past 10 years. If you’re considering relocating to Jacksonville FL, we hope this article answers some of your questions—and convinces you to make the move. What to expect

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Design-Build

Florida homes require proper weatherization

Building a home in Florida presents some unique challenges when it comes to battling moisture intrusion and extreme weather conditions. In warm and wet climates like Florida, water is one of the leading causes of structural damage to homes. Rainfall, flooding, and humidity can seep into interiors, destroying building materials and contributing to other problems

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Ponte Vedra Beach

8 things realtors want you to know about buying a home in Ponte Vedra Beach

If you’re considering buying or building a home in Ponte Vedra Beach, you’re not alone! Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this idyllic enclave is not only known for its stunning beaches but also for its exclusive lifestyle, renowned golf courses, and excellent schools. As your trusted Ponte Vedra Beach property expert,

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Home Maintenance

Keep your home in tip-top shape with our home maintenance checklist

Your home is an investment in your comfort, lifestyle, and joy. To ensure your home remains your sanctuary for generations, we’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist for regular home maintenance, as well as some exciting renovation ideas to revitalize your living space. After move-in checklist Monthly home maintenance checklist 6-month home maintenance checklist Annual home maintenance

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Interior Design

Our custom home interior design services just went pro!

In 2021, I decided to enroll in the Associate in Science (AS) program through Florida State College at Jacksonville. The program uses a balance of theory, practical hands-on training, and real-life experience to provide the foundation for competencies in all phases of interior design. The program’s comprehensive content provided a well-rounded foundation in interior design,

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Ponte Vedra Beach

Retiring in Ponte Vedra Beach: Paradise for active adults

Year-round warm weather, sandy beaches, natural beauty, theme parks, cultural attractions, reasonable living costs, tax benefits, and top-notch healthcare—it’s little wonder retirees flock to the Sunshine State. If you’re looking for the ideal Florida destination for a vibrant and fulfilling retirement, Ponte Vedra Beach is it! 

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Renovations

Your Home Renovation Checklist

We’ve worked with many Jacksonville, FL, homeowners on their home renovation projects, and know just how many details go into getting a home renovation right. We love planning, designing, and building our clients’ dream renovations, so we developed this home renovation checklist to help them understand the process better.

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Design-Build

7 tips to help make building your dream home less stressful

Building your dream home is an incredible opportunity to create a living space that truly reflects your vision and lifestyle. While the process may bring moments of stress following these tips will help you navigate the ups and downs.