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Summer Trends in Home Design Spotted in Ponte Vedra Beach

Posted on by Lisa Barton

Whether you are selling your home or just looking to update the interior, here are this year’s hottest summer trends spotted in Ponte Vedra Beach that will keep you cool for the season.

  • Ice Cream Pastels - “Gelato colours are going to be a huge trend in both interiors and fashion this year” (Housebeautiful.com). The color pop of brightly colored pillows or vases brings the sunshine indoors, without running up the AC bill!   

  • Geometrics - From rugs and upholstery to wallpaper and art, geometric designs are hot this summer.  Figurines can offer an interest piece on a coffee table, and wall art brings a new, modern dimension to the room. 

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Is a tankless hot water heater for you?

Posted on by Lisa Barton

It’s your turn to take a shower but you’re pacing in circles because all the hot water is gone, oh and its mid-winter and all you want to do is take a hot shower.

Have you ever been in this situation? You might want to consider a tankless hot water heater, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heater. Tankless water heaters can avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. 

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Virtual Videos for Our Listings

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We are SO excited about a new camera technology for marketing our listings! The Matterport Pro 3D has hit the market and it is making huge waves in the real estate industry. This camera collects accurate visual and spatial data to map entire areas, and then automates the footage for a 3-D viewing experience. The Matterport Camera has special technology that captures 2-D (RGB) imagery then converts the data to 3D content for a highly realistic representation of the space. The complete 3-D digital replica can be navigated on a desktop or virtual reality platform. The camera is all in one, “With a single scan, you get everything you need to communicate, market, and exhibit real-world places with your audience” (matterport.com). 

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Ponte Vedra Beach Real Estate Fall 2017 Market Report

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Nationally and here in Northeast Florida, the overall residential real estate market continued to be strong through the end of October 2017. The national unemployment was 4.1% in October, which is great news! The joblessness rate has not been this low since Dec. 2000. Throughout 2017, mortgage rates held steady, at or near 3.9%, despite fears early in the year that increases in the Federal Reserve's interest rate might push mortgages into the mid to high 4% range. Across Northeast Florida, median sales prices are at historic highs, while inventory and days on the market are lower than last year, despite an uptick in listings. Our local real estate market appears poised for another good year.

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How to Bump Up Your Curb Appeal

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First impressions are important… That translates to initially meeting someone, or the first time seeing a home. It is very common for homeowners to begin overlooking exterior flaws. However, to a third party viewer, those blemishes are often viewed as more pronounced.  Whether you are looking to sell your property or simply brighten the place up, follow these simple fixes that will take your home from unmemorable to unforgettable. Give your home a few touches that send the message, “Come on in! We’re happy you’re here”.

Work from the outside in:

Take a look at your home from the road and try to see it with new eyes. Pinpoint the things you have gotten used to. The sagging gutters, dingy walkway, and dead spots in the lawn can be eyesores to a potential buyer, and also to you (even though you have turned a blind eye for months). Fixing these imperfections will go a long way. 

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