Ruth Jacobs' Blog

Posted on 04/12/2021
How to Make Common Home Cleaners
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 04/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 153 NE Airoso Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
Great CBS Property close to St Lucie West, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car garage, tile floor throughout the house, fresh paint interior and exterior. New air conditioning air ducts in attic and new water heater installed in 2018. Stainless steel refrigerator and stove. Beautiful trees in front of the property. Ready to be your...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Funding for Large Home Renovation Projects
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Protect Your Pets With These Houseplant Options
Photo by Sam Lion from Pexels Indoor plants have many benefits for humans, but can be dangerous for pets. Some of the most popular house plants can be toxic to cats and dogs. Keeping your pets healthy and safe is important, but it’s disappointing when your ideal houseplant won’t work in your home. Luckily, there are some comparable...
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Posted on 03/15/2021
How to Enhance Your Entryway with a DIY Storage Bench
Photo by Thijs van der Weide from Pexels You may be surprised to learn just how much a little DIY storage bench in your entryway can save you in time and money. Storage benches offer children a place to sit while they remove snowy or muddy shoes. That's less time spent mopping your kitchen or steam-cleaning the carpets....
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Posted on 03/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 3002 Lakemont Court #B, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403
This pristine 2/2 Lake Catherine home is move-in ready. The updated maple kitchen with double crown molding, granite counters, stone backsplash and stainless appliances is a joy to cook in and is open to the living and dining areas, making it perfect for entertaining! The wood flooring in the main space compliments the beautiful kitchen tile. The smartly designed floor plan offers a suite-style guest bedroom allowing the guest area to be closed off for added privacy. There is plenty of storage in the oversized closets. Enjoy outdoor living on the spacious screened patio with plenty of room for dining, cooking and relaxing. The outside...
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Posted on 03/08/2021
Homeowners' Insurance: A Quick Guide
Photo by Feng Yu via Shutterstock Few things are more mysterious than insurance. When you think you know what's covered, you find out the hard way that it wasn't. Since your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to know what it includes and what it doesn't before you need to make a claim. Whether you're “in...
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Posted on 03/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 5480 N Ocean Drive #a-1-A, Singer Island, FL 33404
This condo has the Million Dollar View!!! It is located directly on the ocean and just steps to the awesome blue and turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You will have spectacular sun rises and great sunsets while enjoying the balcony. Fabulous ocean view from every room. This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with tile floors, granite countertops, upgrades through out, affords you easy resort style living where the sand and the sea meet. Condo has hurricane glass throughout with extra protection of folding shutters. Lovely community pool and...
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Posted on 03/01/2021
5 Essential Pros & Cons of New Construction Homes
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Posted on 02/22/2021
Easy Ways to Go Green at Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to...
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Posted on 02/15/2021
Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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