Which new home is right for you?

A major decision for first-time homebuyers is whether to shop for a starter home or a forever home. To determine which is right for you, consider the benefits and drawbacks of each. Today, Jason Mudd is here to help you break it down into simple terms so that you understand the risks and the potential rewards.

Learn How To Plan a Stress-Free Move

Moving can be very stressful. Use these tips to make sure it goes well.

Moving for work brings opportunity, but it can also be stressful. If you’ve never undertaken this task before, Amelia Island real estate agent Jason Mudd presents you with everything you need to know to simplify the process.

4 home-buying tips for older adults

The elderly need to keep certain things in mind when buying a home.

Finding the perfect home can be a difficult task to undertake after retirement, as it can be hard to know exactly what you’ll need in your home in the future. If you’re an older adult buying a home, whether in Fernandina Beach, Florida, or elsewhere, consider carefully to ensure you buy a home that will fit your needs for years to come. Luckily, by having a plan and getting in contact with the right people, you can make finding a home an easy task.

Cigarette smell: The hidden killer of your home’s selling price

Smoke out this problem before it impacts your home’s value So, you’re ready to sell your home. You’ve got everything spruced up and ready to show to prospective buyers. However, there’s one seemingly small thing that could affect your home’s value: the lingering smell of cigarettes. The telltale cigarette smell can have a significant impact on your home’s value. has shown that it could lower your home’s sale price by as much as 29 percent. That’s $87,000 on a $300,000 home. A $500,000 home would be worth $145,000 less because of persistent smoke odors. In order to eliminate the odor of cigarettes from your home, there are a few things you can do. The first is a thorough cleaning of all surfaces, including walls and carpeting. The cigarette smell also clings to ceilings and fabrics, such as curtains and […]

5 reasons to stage your Amelia Island home

Why go through the trouble of staging your home when you’re selling? And what exactly is home staging? Home staging is when a professional, usually someone with a background in interior design, evaluates the look of a home from a buyer’s point of view. The home stager may rearrange furniture, remove items and suggest adding accents to the interior and exterior of the home. These accents may be small items, like colorful pillows, small lamps and place settings on the table. Sometimes, a stager might recommend including larger elements, like chairs on a deck so buyers can see themselves lingering to enjoy a beautiful view or exterior lighting to highlight a garden path that buyers might otherwise overlook. Here are five reasons why you should stage your home: Bigger offers According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of […]