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October 4, 2022 St. Augustine: One of the Best US Cities for History Buffs

More than 2 million visitors make their way to St. Augustine every year, and many are drawn to the city by its long, fascinating history. The city is home to unique historic architecture, the legendary Castillo de San Marcos fort, and outstanding museums, all of which have earned the area...

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Florida has become one of the most popular places for people to retire. This state has a lot to offer to people of all ages, but retirees, in particular, enjoy the year-round warm weather and planned communities. Our real estate agents have helped many clients find their dream home in Florida....

The Retiree's Guide to Moving to Florida

Posted September 19, 2022 in Central Florida

Florida is known for its beaches, but the state has plenty of inland delights as well. Our real estate agents love the breathtaking sunflower fields that are conveniently located close by in every direction. Southern Hill Farms - 16651 Schofield Rd., Clermont, FL 34714 Founded in the...

Visit Florida's Sunflower Fields This Month

Posted September 6, 2022 in Central Florida

By now, most of you have heard of shiplap and you may even ascribe Joanna Gaines from HGTV's Fixer Upper as its discoverer, however the concept of shiplap goes back way farther than the modern-day farmhouse aficionado. Like, at least 1,700 years – around the time of the Vikings!    SHIPlap...

How to Install a Shiplap Feature Wall

Posted August 25, 2022 in Your Home

It may be a perfect time if you are interested in purchasing a home this year.  Despite all the challenges in the market, it may surprise you to learn that there are ample opportunities to buy your dream home.  We can confidently tell our borrowers and clients that it is an excellent time...

The Watson Mortgage Advantage

Posted August 17, 2022 in Central Florida

Florida's Space Coast is known for its beautiful views of the ocean and beaches. You can stop to admire water birds, mangrove trees, sea turtles, and various other creatures. One of the best ways to see the Space Coast is by hiking. Luckily, there is no shortage of hiking trails for every...

Hiking Trails on the Space Coast

Posted August 15, 2022 in Space Coast/Treasure Coast

Jacksonville is quickly becoming a popular destination for locals and tourists alike and it's easy to see why. "The River City" packs a lot of fun with an eclectic mix of neighborhoods, miles of sandy beaches, vibrant museums, a wide-spread artist's community, and glorious state parks –...

Jacksonville Day Trips

Posted August 3, 2022 in Northeast Florida

If you're planning on buying a Florida home or upgrading to a different Florida property, you'll find that there are a lot of architectural styles to choose from. Our real estate agents understand that having so many options can feel overwhelming, especially if you aren't sure exactly what...

Florida Architecture: Popular Home Types

Posted August 2, 2022 in Central Florida

You're ready to start the process of searching for your next home, but you're a little apprehensive about all the steps associated with the process. One stage that our real estate agents suggest you learn about is the closing process. The closing process is the last major stage of buying...

What to Expect During the Closing Process

Posted July 18, 2022 in Real Estate

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