Barbara Sparks' Blog

Posted on 10/03/2022
Recognizing Southern house styles
Rich with historical inspiration, Southern house styles are still popular in the world of modern architecture. What’s known as Southern architecture is largely inspired by a specific time period, and often refers to structures originally built before the American Civil War. However, you can still find the style’s influence in contemporary architecture across the country. But what exactly...
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Posted on 09/29/2022
St Augustine, FL Real Estate Market Update 9/29/2022
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Posted on 09/26/2022
The hottest trends for outdoor patio furniture ideas
Consulting the latest design trends can be a goldmine for outdoor patio furniture ideas. While there are curated, classic must-have outdoor furniture pieces, learning about up-and-coming trends can help you transform your patio. To help you get inspired, here are the top trends in outdoor patio furniture: Earthy colors Earth tones are an outdoor patio furniture trend that’s...
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Posted on 09/19/2022
Seeding zoysia: How to start a zoysia lawn
When it comes to planting a grass lawn, you have the option of using rolls, plugs or seeding. Zoysia grass, a popular warm-season grass used in many lawns, can be planted successfully all three ways. While plugs and rolls are a quicker method, seeding can be more cost-effective. If you’re interested in growing a zoysia grass lawn from...
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Posted on 09/14/2022
Jacksonville, FL Real Estate Market Update 9/14/2022
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Posted on 09/12/2022
Get the Most Out of Your Walk-In Closet With These Key Features
Walk-in closets are an incredibly popular feature and often featured on homebuyers’ wishlists. If your home does not have a walk-in closet already, there are some clever ways to build one with some remodeling. Whether you have a walk-in closet already or are thinking about adding one, there are some key features you should be sure to include....
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Posted on 09/05/2022
Work from home: How to enjoy your home on your break
As technologies continue to advance, remote work will continue to be a routine part of home life. Whether you manage remote employees, work remotely yourself or are simply trying to keep up with your video call schedule and morning routine, maintaining your work-life balance can seem daunting. Here are a few work from home tips to keep you...
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Posted on 08/30/2022
St Augustine, FL Real Estate Market Update 8/30/2022
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Posted on 08/29/2022
How to figure out the average cost of home insurance
If you’re budgeting for a new home, it’s important to incorporate the average cost of home insurance. Insurance rates are composed of many factors, and knowing these factors can help you estimate the potential expense. Here is a quick guide to the variables determining the average cost of homeowners insurance: Home location & age Homeowners insurance cost is...
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Posted on 08/22/2022
How to Get Theater-Style Concessions at Home
Part of the fun of having a home theater is trying to create the atmosphere of an actual movie theater in your house. Setting up a projector screen and surround sound system, along with reclining seats, can help you achieve this, but you can take it a step further with a concession stand. These stands provide a convenient...
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Posted on 08/15/2022
The best TV stands: 3 Options to consider for your home
Many homeowners prioritize finding the best televisions for their home, but finding the best TV stands is just as important. It might seem like a simple piece of furniture, but the right TV stand can make a huge impact on the aesthetics, storage and overall functionality of your media room. To help you figure out the best TV...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Jacksonville, FL Real Estate Market Update 8/14/2022
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