Ruth Jacobs' Blog

Posted on 02/01/2021
Painting: How to Prep for Wood Panel Removal
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 01/25/2021
How to Improve the ROI of Each Home Upgrade
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay If you're getting ready to sell your home, you're likely looking for relatively affordable upgrades that will give your home the most pizzazz. Taking the time to spruce up your property is a smart idea, but it really pays to be strategic. Because while buyers should be able to recognize a home...
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Posted on 01/18/2021
Decorating with Dark Colors -- Without Making Your Home Look Gloomy
Photo by Media Design and Media Publishing via Pixabay Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing. Lighting Matters Lighting at various levels matters for any...
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Posted on 01/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 3573 Se Fairway E, Stuart, FL 34997
Spacious double master suite bedroom home with three baths and 2 car garage. This house is strategically located to offer no neighbor to the south and the golf course to the east. Very private. Tile roof replaced in 2005, kitchen beautifully renovated with kitchen and dining room floors converted to travertine tile. This is the perfect golf vacation home with large living, family room and Kitchen dining, and great for entertaining. Beautiful Florida kitchen on patio. Vaulted ceilings, walk in closets, custom lights and fans, all come together to make this a bright and airy home. Yacht and Country Club offers social, golf and yacht club...
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Posted on 01/11/2021
5 Facts About Severe Weather Damage & Homeowners Insurance
Photo by Peter from Pexels When everyday people take out a homeowners' insurance policy, there is an expectation that you enjoy secure coverage in the event of a loss. That sigh of relief many people experience when signing off on a policy may be an illusion, to some extent. That’s because not every severe weather event is covered...
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Posted on 01/08/2021
5480 N Ocean Drive #a-1-A, Singer Island, FL 33404 now has a new price of $450,000!
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 01/04/2021
Benefits of Home Ownership Include More Privacy
Making the transition from being a renter to a home owner is a life changing experience -- one which brings both rewards and new responsibilities. Although you'll no longer have a landlord (on speed dial) to handle things like yard maintenance, noisy neighbors, and appliance repairs, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of being in control of your own living space,...
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Posted on 12/28/2020
Is A Seller-Financed Mortgage Right For You?
Photo by Charles Thompson via Pixabay A vast majority of homebuying transactions rely on the buyer qualifying for a mortgage through a bank. After all, most people don't have enough cash lying around to buy a home outright. Nowadays, you have more options with different types of lenders and alternative financing companies where you can seek pre-approval online....
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Going Hands-Free in the Kitchen
Photo by Sarah Biesinger via Shutterstock You’ve probably heard how important it is to go hands-free in your car, but it can be just as important and useful to be hands-free in the kitchen. If you’re busy washing dishes or prepping for dinner, you can use hands free devices to do everything from answering calls to looking up...
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Posted on 12/14/2020
What You Need to Know About Mortgage Rates in Florida
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Mortgage rates in Florida are some of the best in the nation. The housing market is growing so fast that builders and sellers are seeing homes come off the market just days after the property has been listed. When it comes time to buy your home in Florida, it's a good idea for...
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Posted on 12/07/2020
Home Staging: Basic Tips That Work
Photo by Milly Eaton via Pexels If you're like most people who are beginning the process of putting their homes up for sale, you're probably aware of the concept of home staging. Home staging is a strategy used to present your home in a good light to prospective buyers by creating a warm, welcoming environment. Typical home staging...
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Posted on 11/30/2020
Protecting your Valuables While Showing your Home
Image by Pexels from Pixabay When you list your home for sale, you will have people you don't know exploring the property -- and while real estate agents will supervise them, you will still have extra foot traffic in your home. You can work with your listing agent to ensure that visiting buyers are properly vetted (new listings...
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