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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. Realtor.com 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 […]

Why you should consider rooftop solar for your Amelia Island home

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You want your home to be comfortable, safe and welcoming. As your biggest investment, it should also be a good value that helps you both make and save money. That’s why you should consider rooftop solar panels for your Amelia Island home. Renewable energy is not just the latest buzz phrase, it’s a necessity for the health and longevity of our planet. Rooftop solar panels are growing in popularity nationwide, and for good reasons.

10 Good reasons why you need a real estate agent

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Amelia Island Realty highlights what a realtor can do for you When you are ready to sell your home, you want it to be as quick and painless as possible. You make think that doing it yourself will help accomplish this, but in reality, it’s more likely to slow you down. Amelia Island Realty explains why. Your home is your largest investment. It is where you put down roots, raise a family and make a life for yourself. You don’t want to leave all that to chance, do you?   We’ve develop the top 10 things a Realtor will do for you.

Golf fanatic? Check out the Courses on Amelia Island

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Renowned for its picturesque courses, Amelia Island is a paradise for any golf fan. Courses bound with several public and numerous private one. You can even find a links course on the island. Here are just a few of the more notable places to play a round of 18 on the island: