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Should You Consider Refinancing Now?

Posted by Loran Whigham

July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019 - Mortgage rates have had an impressive run, actually the best since 2011, but these big moves only last so long.  There are several reasons why refinancing might be right for you. Lower your monthly mortgage payment ...

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Topics: buyers, finance, refinance, sellers,

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Building Wealth the Smart Way

Posted by Kristin Doakes

July 5, 2019
Would you like to build more wealth and leave a financial legacy? Although there’s no proven way to get rich quick, there are three timeless principles you can follow to begin to build your fortune over time. Make the right moves when it com...

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Topics: wealth,

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Natural Cleaning Solutions

Posted by Kristin Doakes

June 9, 2019
How to Clean Your Home Naturally Chances are you went full-on Marie Kondo at the beginning of the year and decluttered your home. Now it’s time to clean up all that extra space! Traditional cleaners may contain harsh chemicals that could neg...

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Topics: Buyer resources, Home Maintenance, Seller Resources,

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Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Posted by Kristin Doakes

May 9, 2019
Was your home hibernating this winter? Spring is a great time to get your home ready for summer, so when it comes time to break out the hamburgers and hot dogs, your house becomes one less thing to worry about. Wash your home’s e...

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Topics: Home Ready For Summer,

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Tax Law at a Glance

Posted by Kristin Doakes

February 1, 2019
2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced many new changes to the tax code. If your head starts to spin at the mention of the word taxes, take a deep breath – this article will help you understand things more clearly. Here’s a guide tha...

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The Importance of Intelligent Pricing

Posted by Kristin Doakes

August 26, 2018
One of the most important and challenging aspects of selling a home is determining the best asking price. There are key factors in getting your property sold at its best price, quickly and with minimum hassle. A detailed market analysis takes i...

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Topics: Intelligent pricing, Pricing real estate,

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The Importance of Intelligent Pricing

Tidewater Appraisal Initiative

Posted by Kristin Doakes

April 26, 2018
What is a Tidewater Appraisal? I learned this week for the first time about the Tidewater Appraisal Initiative and after talking to many other industry professionals unfamiliar with the term, thought it best to share. No, it has nothing to do ...

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Topics: Tidewater Appraisal Initiative,

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Factors Impacting Value

Posted by Kristin Doakes

March 31, 2018
The ugly truth: buyers, inspectors and appraisers look at these things when calculating the value of homes. If homeowners can address some of the Factors Impacting Value that are in their control, doing so should directly improve the dollar...

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Topics: Factors Impacting Value, Seller Checklist, Seller Resources,

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Cleanliness & Staging to Sell

Posted by Kristin Doakes


Before showing your house: When potential buyers look at a property, small details can make strong first impressions. There’s only one chance for a good first impression. We encourage you to try these ideas for Cleanliness & Staging to Se...

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How to Register for a Florida Homestead Tax Exemption

Posted by Kristin Doakes

January 7, 2018
9March 1st is the deadline to apply for a Florida Homestead Tax Exemption. If you moved to a new home within the last year, this is a deadline you do not want to miss. This article will explain the benefits of the Florida Homestead Tax Exemptio...

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Topics: Homestead Exemption,

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How to Register for Florida Home

Greenleaf Lakes at Nocatee 2017 Market Analysis

Posted by Kristin Doakes

December 29, 2017
Greenleaf Lakes at Nocatee, with it’s 230 homes completed construction in 2017, making it’s average sales price higher than any other comparable community in the Valley Ridge market. Several homes sold for 100% of the list price, which is c...

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Featured Community: Austin Park at Nocatee

Posted by Kristin Doakes

March 23, 2017
Do you like the idea of a master-planned community? A neighborhood where your kids can walk just across the street to school until high school? A place where you can walk or drive your golf cart to tailgating parties during football season, e...

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Topics: Austin Park, Austin Park at Nocatee, Austin Park Homes for Sale,

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Featured Community: Quail Ridge Farms

Posted by Kristin Doakes

September 21, 2016
In 2015 and 2016 I had the opportunity to sell homes in Quail Ridge Farms, a small equestrian community just outside of Nocatee, FL. While working in this unique neighborhood and personally meeting many of the neighbors, I immediately felt a st...

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Topics: Equestrian, Gated Community, Horse Property, Quail Ridge Farms,

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