Jim & Ruth Jacobs' Blog

Posted on 09/14/2020
What Should You Do If You Suspect Identity Theft
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
Improving the Look of Old Tile With New Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Arbor and Trellis Ideas for Your Garden
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 08/24/2020
What Attracts Buyers to South Florida Real Estate
Photo by Josh G on Unsplash South Florida is a haven for both domestic and international homebuyers. The region has many features that make it especially attractive to the latter market. Here are just a few of the region’s highlights that draw in homebuyers from all over the world. World-Class Climate and Scenery South Florida’s climate is certainly...
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Posted on 08/17/2020
Five Best Places to Buy Rental Properties in 2020
Photo by Jens Neumann via Pixabay Looking for the perfect real estate investment opportunity? Consider these five cities that consistently rank at or near the top of the list. These top five boast affordable homes for sale in attractive neighborhoods where competition to rent is high. Orlando, FL Surprisingly, home prices in Orlando are still highly affordable, despite...
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Posted on 08/10/2020
Create a Customized Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Posted on 08/08/2020
709 7th Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 is now new to the market!
This townhouse is located off Military Trail and PGA Blvd and close to 195 and Turnpike access. Waterfront with water view from master bedroom. 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome with den or possible 3rd bedroom with AC (2015), roof and fence (2016) and newer appliances, hot water heater (2017). Has Gas hot water heater and dryer. Fireplace has never been used by seller. 2 Assigned parking places close to front entrance. Garden Lakes offers tennis courts, paddle ball, basketball and a playground while keeping the HOA affordable. These Divosta built townhomes also feature a large patio for entertaining. Minutes to all of the beautiful...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
Are Smart House Devices Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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Posted on 07/27/2020
Strategies for Saving
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Ways to Incorporate Blank Walls in Home Design
Photo by: Allie Smith via Unsplash During home decoration, it is natural to have one or more blank walls that leave you asking yourself: "What am I going to do with that?" You may get frustrated, but don't worry, you are not alone — barren walls are likely driving other homeowners crazy, too. What’s the solution? A fresh...
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Posted on 07/13/2020
Light up Your Outdoor Oasis After the Sun Goes Down
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Tips to Reduce Damage to Your Windows During a Storm
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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