860 Johns Rd – Just Listed

Need more space for parking, gardening etc.? Want to feel like you are in the country but be close to everything. Then is home is for you. This fully fenced and gated property has a mobile home with a screened patio and a large shed. The owner has taken very good care of this home, replaced the roof, newer a/c and overall maintenance has been kept up. With just over an acre of land on a paved rd this property, located close to everything, will go fast. Schedule your tour today (904)502-9432.

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PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

What are you waiting for?

If you are waiting for prices to go down I don’t see it happening. The median home price in Jacksonville in 2015 was around $180,000 in 2016 median prices were $195,00 and 2017 they were $210,000. Now we are almost half way through 2018 with a median home price of $225,000.

So tell me:

  • What’s holding you back?
  • What are you waiting for?
  • How can I help?

Thinking about selling your home?  Click here to receive your free, no obligation home valuation

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Argyle Forest, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

 

Cecil Field Information

Here are some highlights from the Cecil Airport Advisory Committee (CAAC ) held 5/7/2018. The Cecil Commerce Center is quickly growing as a major asset to Jacksonville. Major firms are locating here, Amazon, Grace Aerospace, Jinko Solar and GE are a few, with employment opportunities available.

Planning on a Mega site is being developed for the north section of Cecil Field bounded by I-10 and Normandy Blvd., along with an access road for future Industrial and manufacturing business.

Plans for JFRD Fire Station (STA. 73) are presently being reviewed and news of ground breaking will be announced soon.

The Spaceport plans are ongoing with the concrete foundation starting this week. One of the type vehicles considered for Suborbital launch is the XCOR Lynx, a 27.9’ length, 24.0’ wingspan vehicle. A Single Stage Suborbital Spacecraft. Horizontal take off, powered ascent to Mach 2.9,190,000 feet and Apogee of 328.000 feet before returning to launch site. Total flight time 30 Minutes. Future development for repair/maintenance facilities for F-18, F-22 and F-35 aircraft is being Looked at. Currently there are two sites for demolition of aircraft, both out west for large aircraft. Both facilities are backed up. The 5th 757 has been parked out at Cecil. This could lead to developing into a future facility.

Source: Phil Rohm

This expansion of Cecil Commerce Center will directly affect the areas surrounding the center. If you are considering selling your home now is a great time. Inventory is low and more families are moving into this area. Call today if you have any real estate questions 904-502-9432

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

 

22 Surprisingly Genius Uses for WD-40 That You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

1. Give those squirrels the slip by spray painting the tops of your bird feeders.

If the bird feeders are high, put a cushion or trampoline underneath for hours of entertainment.

To keep squirrels from taking over a bird feeder, spray a generous amount of WD-40 on top of the feeder. The pesky squirrels will slide right off.-13 uses for WD-40

2. Have a glass stuck inside another that you need to separate without shattering?

Let a little WD-40 work its way down between them and gently separate them. Be sure to wash very well before using again.

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Source Reader’s Digest Michele Anderson Meyer Helpful Household Hints

3. You can use WD-40 on cockroaches for an instant kill. Just a quick spritz will do.

If you want to keep those and other creepy crawlies out of your home, spray some WD-40 on the windowsills, frames, screens, and door frames. Be sure to avoid breathing any in, and do not do this if you have babies or small children in the house.

Exterminate roaches and repel insects  Don’t let cockroaches, insects, or spiders get the upper hand in your home. • Keep a can of WD-40 handy, and when you see a roach, spray a small amount directly on it for an instant kill. • To keep insects and spiders out of your home, spray WD-40 on windowsills and frames, screens, and door frames. Be careful not to inhale the fumes when you spray and do not do this at all if you have babies or small

Source Reader’s DigestMaria KnightWD-40

4. WD-40 is awesome for removing difficult scuff marks from your floor. If there are a lot of marks, keep those windows open.

Those tough black scuff marks on your kitchen floor won’t be so tough anymore if you spray them with WD-40. Use WD-40 to help remove tar and scuff marks on all your hard-surfaced floors. It won’t harm the surface, and you won’t have to scrub nearly as much. Remember to open the windows if you are cleaning a lot of marks.

Source: Reader’s DigestJane CarleyWD 40 uses

5. Tannin stains (tea and coffee) are easy to remove from a counter with some WD-40 and a sponge or damp cloth.

Remove tea stains from the counter

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

6. You can use WD-40 to dissolve tough stains in the toilet bowl.

Remember your ventilation! Might want to be sure not to get any on the seat, or using the bathroom will be a whole new kind of exciting.

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7. You can spray WD-40 on the outsides of your windows to prevent frost and snow buildup.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

8. You can prevent wasps and yellow jackets by spraying WD-40 under the eaves of your home, and anywhere they like to build them.

Do it in the spring before they come around and you wont have to dodge uninvited residents every time you walk around the house.

Source: Reader’s Digest5Hot Pepper DaveJust Good Stuff to Know

9. Is the shine from your polyurethane shine causing you to reach for your sunglasses?

Spray some WD-40 on a cloth and wipe the floor a bit to tone it down. Be sure not to get it too thick or you might be surfing around your house rather than walking.

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10. WD-40 can help remove strong glue from many surfaces around the your home.

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11. Are your children getting into arts and crafts? Don’t fret! Even dried glue can be removed from a hard surface easily with WD-40.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

12. Did you put a sticker on your window only to later realize you just aren’t feeling it anymore?

Spray a little WD-40 on the glass and sticker, wait a few minutes, and then use a non-scratch spatula or acrylic scraper to remove said sticker with ease.

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13. Does that random, hard to clean carpet stain have you frustrated?

Spray some WD-40 on it, wait a couple of minutes, and then clean with regular carpet cleaner or some soapy water and a sponge. You’ll be amazed how easily it will come up.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

14. You can use WD-40 to clean tomato sauce stains from pretty much anything.

Once again, spray a little on, let set for a couple of minutes, and clean up with some soapy water.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

15. Need to get some deep cleaning done with your fridge?

Remove all food, spray a small amount of WD-40 on the difficult to clean spots,let set a couple of minutes and then wipe it off. Remember to avoid breathing in fumes while doing this, and clean the fridge thoroughly with soap and water before putting the food back in.

Source: Reader’s DigestTracy KingWD-40 – It!

16. If you have leather furniture that needs conditioning, take it outdoors and spray some WD-40 on it, then buff with a cloth. Give a little time before you bring it back in.

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17. If you catch them early enough, WD-40 can help remove blood stains.

Simply pretreat whatever it is you need to wash, let set for a couple of minutes, and then wash as normal. This also works with grease, lipstick, and other similar stains. With clothing, sheets and towels, you can pretreat with WD-40 before putting them in the washing machine.

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18. Did you come home to an impressive, yet unwanted work of art on your wall?

No worries. Make sure the windows are open, and then spray some WD-40 on the marker or crayon marks and wipe up with a rag. It won’t harm the paint, or most wallpaper. You can always test on a small area before doing the whole thing.

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19. Have some nasty oil spills ruining the look of your concrete? Spray with a good amount of WD-40 and then simply wash it away with the water hose.

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20. Need to rejuvenate your plastic furniture? Spray it down with some WD-40 and wipe away with a clean, dry cloth and voila!

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21. Shoveling snow off of the driveway is challenging enough without it sticking to your shovel. Spray a thin layer of WD-40 on the blade and the snow will easily slide off.

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22. Thistles turning your yard into a virtual mine field? Spray some WD-40 on them and bid them good riddance.

Source: Reader’s Digest

14 Best Remodeling & Home Improvement Ideas To Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re looking to improve your home, of course you have to consider several things. First of all, will this improvement satisfy and fulfill a need? It’s important that you answer it truthfully because home improvements are generally expensive so at least make sure you are aware of your needs. In addition, will you be able to afford it? There are a lot of home improvement ideas, some affordable and some are expensive. The good thing is depending on your need, there’s usually an affordable and more expensive option.

Another Factor to Consider

The factors listed above are for the present. As a homeowner, you also have to consider the future. In this case, you have to consider how this improvement is going to help you in the future.

It’s not just about making sure that this investment will last a very long time. Hiring a reliable contractor can help make sure of that. You also have to consider how it’s going to affect your home’s resale value. This is true even if you’re not really planning on selling your home. Who knows what the future holds?

If you’re going to invest in a home improvement project, at least make sure that it will help increase your home’s resale value. This way, you’ll be able to recoup a good part of your investment when you do decide to sell your home later on.

The Best Home Improvement Ideas

Here are the best home improvement ideas that not only satisfy and fulfill a specific need but also help increase your home’s resale value:

  • Garage door replacement
    This is actually something that you can do right now because it’s very affordable. On average, it will just cost you $1,595 to have a better looking (and functioning) garage door. It will increase your home’s resale value by $1,410 so that’s an investment well spent.
  • Vinyl siding replacement
    Curb appeal matters when it comes to determining a home’s resale value and vinyl is king when it comes to siding. Spend $12,013 on vinyl siding replacement and based on the national average, you can expect to recoup 80.7% of your investment when you sell your home later on.
  • Wooden deck addition
    A wooden deck is not only beautiful; it’s highly functional as well. This is why it’s not a surprise that it improves the home’s resale value by $8,085. Not bad for a $10,048 investment.
  • Minor kitchen remodel
    The kitchen usually makes or breaks a deal so make sure that you’ll have a kitchen that prospective buyers would love. Homeowners spend $19,226 on average for a minor kitchen remodel but they’re able to recoup 79.3% of their investment because buyers are generally willing to pay $15,255 more because of the remodeled kitchen. Here’s a REALLY minor kitchen remodel that yielded major results!

Other Ideas

Check out this infographic by Contractor Quotes to learn other home improvement ideas that can improve your home and increase its resale value.

 
PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn your real estate transaction is always a win!

TONIGHT – Argyle Area Civic Council Meeting

The Argyle Area Civic Council meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church at 6551 Argyle Forest Blvd Jacksonville FL 32244. Councilman Jim Love will be updating us on all the issues related to our area and I will be providing an update on the real estate market specific to the Argyle area. Argyle Civic Council Meeting.png

 

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

Use This Spring Clean-Up Guide To Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Home Values Recover To Pre-Recession Values, Making It A Great Time To Sell

The Great Recession was one of the most challenging times in US history. The US lost nearly 9 million jobs, unemployment nationwide hit an astounding 10%, and housing prices fell a whopping 33%, causing American households to lose of $16 trillion dollars in net worth.

But luckily, the economy started improving in 2010. The GDP grew an impressive 19% from 2010 to 2017, and the economy added jobs for a record-breaking 88 consecutive months, recovering all the jobs lost during the recession. Not to mention, unemployment fell to 4%.

But one area that was a bit slower to recover was home values. Many homeowners who lost a significant portion of their home’s value in the recession have been hesitant to sell—especially if they purchased their home when prices were high.

But according to Evaluating The Housing Market Since The Great Recession, a recent report from CoreLogic, homeowners who lost value in their homes during the recession finally have something to celebrate. According to the report, the average house price is now 1% higher than it was at the peak of the real estate market in 2006, growing 51% since bottoming out in 2008.

The Takeaway

If you’ve been waiting to sell your home for it to recover its pre-recession value, now is the time to make a move. Not only have housing prices recovered to their peak values, but the inventory crisis is driving up prices, making it the perfect market to finally sell your home.

 

Did you know…

A CDD is a Community Development District. The CDD Fee pays for the cost of the new roads, road improvements, schools, etc. Basically, the fee covers infrastructure improvements.

The builder puts the cost of the infrastructure improvements such as roads, maintainence, sidewalks, sewer, schools, parks, community pools, tennis courts etc. into a BOND. The bond is split amongst the homeowners until it is paid off, generally, 25-30 yrs.

The bank, where the municipal bonds are purchased and held, work directly with the CDD Management company to provide information (investor information/individual contribution/etc), balance/sum of the bonds, refinancing, etc. Therefore, your best bet would be to contact the CDD management company.

A common misconception is that once the municipal bonds are paid off; the homeowner no longer has to pay CDD fees – this is not correct. CDD Fees are comprised of O&M (Operation & management fees), Municipal Bond Fees (the portion that is allocated toward repayment of the actual municipal bonds), and county taxes. Therefore, once the Municipal Bonds are paid in full (typically a time frame between 20-35 years -unless there is a refinance), the homeowner’s CDD fees will be the sum of O&M and county taxes (their payment will no longer include the previous amount allocated for repayment of the Municipal Bonds).

For example: A homeowner’s annual CDD fees = $4,000.00. $2000 is allocated for county taxes, $1000 is allocated toward O&M, and $1000 is allocated toward repayment of Municipal Bonds. Once the Municipal Bonds have been paid in full (and providing in this example that taxes and O&M costs remain the same), the homeowner’s annual CDD fees would reduce to $3000.00 (since they no longer have to pay the $1000 previously allocated toward the repayment of the municipal bonds).

PAULA WYNN – REALTOR® at EXIT Real Estate Gallery (904) 502-9432. Paula services the entire northeast Florida area which consists of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Green Cove, Middleburg, Lake Asbury, Jacksonville Beaches, and surrounding areas. With Paula Wynn, your real estate transaction is always a win!

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