Jim & Ruth Jacobs' Blog

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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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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