Jim & Ruth Jacobs' Blog

Posted on 06/01/2020
Quick Tips for Bathroom Organization
Photo by JamesDeMers via Pixabay Having a well-organized bathroom is a homeowner’s dream. To get your bathroom organized you just need a little time and effort, and the will to rid yourself of a few unnecessary items. Purge — Everyone has a tendency to over-purchase and overstock on bathroom products every once in a while. In order to...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
Remodeling with a Larger Budget: Enlarging Your Kitchen
Image by ElasticComputeFarm from Pixabay Your house is perfect except for one thing: The kitchen is not even close to being large enough. Those who love to entertain and cook will probably agree that even a 15-foot wide by 20-foot long kitchen isn’t large enough, especially if you don’t have an open floor plan. Once you decide how...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
How to Choose Your Perfect Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
Yale's Online Happiness Course
Photo by Andre Furtado from Pexels A study performed by MIT and Oxford University found that people are 13 percent more productive when they're happy. This higher level of productivity impacts everything like: How you communicate with others and build relationships Where your career path takes you and how quickly How effectively you navigate life But a significant...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potato
Image by ivabalk from Pixabay With just minutes of prep and a little more than an hour of cooking time, you can make a great twice baked sweet potato dish ready to serve for your household. Here's a closer look at why it makes for such a healthy meal and what you'll need to pull it off: Why...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
How to Invest in Your Home
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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Posted on 04/20/2020
Being Neighborly When a House is for Sale
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 4200 N Ocean Drive #1-1206, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Beachfront condo on Singer Island. 2 Br and 2 Bath 12th floor condo with awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Sit on the spacious balcony and enjoy sunrises and sunsets. Kitchen has been updated and has granite countertops, tile floors. Main living area has wood floors and carpet in bedrooms. Condominium has management onsite, security gate, pool, tennis courts, fitness room, sauna, library. Condo has extra storage...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 1133 Marine Way E #I-4r, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Very spacious 3 BR 3 B 4th floor condo overlooking harbor and Intracoastal, and 24 hr guarded, gated subdivision is conveniently located in North Palm Beach on the Intracoastal. 35 ft boat slip #39 with H2O and Elec comes with the condo which is viewed from the large screened patio. About 15 min to Atlantic Ocean. Large heated pool and spa, library, community room, BBQ area. 2 mile walk around complex. Excellent full time property manager. Loft has large storage room 17' x 18' which some residents have built 4th Bedroom & Bath. Balconies off every room except kitchen. Community garden with tropical fruit trees. Lovely waterfront...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
Take a Trip to the Winterfest Boat Parade
Image by Patrice Audet from Pixabay Winter in Miami is a dream, but so are the holidays! Even though you won’t find an inch of snow, our version of a winter wonderland is on the water. The Winterfest Boat Parade is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Fondly dubbed “The Greatest Show on H20,”...
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Posted on 04/06/2020
Can I Save my Home After a Tax Sale ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
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Posted on 03/30/2020
Make Your Home a Welcoming Oasis in One Day
Photo by Sonja_paetow via Pixabay Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be...
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