Jim & Ruth Jacobs' Blog

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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Posted on 07/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 13476 150th Court N, Jupiter, FL 33478
Nature's Retreat! Private and serene fenced Jupiter Farms home with pool, spa, pastures, ''Dutch'' 2-story barn and over 10 fruit and exotic fruit trees. This home has open spacious floor plan with 5 bedrooms , 2.5 baths, vaulted ceilings, newly rock surfaced fireplace and terrific natural light. Pool has screened cage and was resurfaced 2 years ago. Kitchen has granite countertops, granite tiles backsplash, newer stove top and oven and microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. Two A/C new 2018. Has 2 wells, water puridication system and generator transfer switch/panel. This special home is ready for you to bring the animals and enjoy...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
What is PMI?
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
How to Boost Home Value with Age in Place Design
Image by Jonathan Petersson from Pixabay Home improvement to accommodate residents of all ages and physical abilities not only add convenience and safety to the home, but also make good economic sense. "Aging in place" guidelines have been formulated to assure that housing of the future is designed to meet changing needs. Open floor plans are not only...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
Top Green Features Buyers Want in a Home
Photo by Sumanley xulx via Pixabay Homeowners looking to get top dollar for their house often invest in improvements to make their home more appealing to prospective buyers. Sure, they can slap up a coat of paint and make other minor cosmetic improvements, but these won’t necessarily increase their home’s value. In a survey conducted by the National...
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