Carrie Reynolds' Blog

Posted on 05/09/2021
Ditch the Baby Gates: How to Keep Pets Out of Certain Rooms
Image by gabriele gabi from Pixabay Upon moving into a new home, it’s important to keep your pets out of certain rooms as they get used to their new space. While you could use baby gates for that purpose, they are often cumbersome to have put up all over the house. Instead, use any or all of these...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Your Guide to Accessory Dwelling Units
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last few years. Increasing demand for dedicated work spaces in the home has been a major factor, as have rising housing costs and environmental consciousness. While ADU used to be a term mostly used by professional architects,...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Home Maintenance for New Homeowners
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Home Shopping With Technology
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Keeping Your Eye On the Prize: How to Set Goals as a Real Estate Investor
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Pick Up a Smart Home Device Without Breaking Your Budget
A smart home device may prove to be a great pick-up, regardless of the size or location of your house. Yet finding an affordable smart house gadget sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to acquire economical smart home devices, such as: 1. Conduct an In-Depth Search for Budget-Friendly Smart Home Devices A...
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Posted on 04/02/2021
Video Tour - 500 North Point Rd, St Augustine, FL 32084
This COMPLETELY RENOVATED, peaceful oasis sits on 1.73 acres directly on the Intracoastal Waterway. The architectural details of the Andrew Howard designed modern coastal interior are stunning. This home has been featured in Coastal Living Magazine & was featured on the cover of Kiplinger Magazine in 2019. From the newly renovated master suite to the terra cotta backsplash to the custom kitchen hardware, this home has it all. The kitchen is magnificent and features custom cabinetry and a walk in pantry. There's 2 master suites one upstairs & one down positioned to leverage the incredible water views and the master baths are...
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Posted on 04/02/2021
500 North Point Rd, St Augustine, FL 32084 is now new to the market!
This COMPLETELY RENOVATED, peaceful oasis sits on 1.73 acres directly on the Intracoastal Waterway. The architectural details of the Andrew Howard designed modern coastal interior are stunning. This home has been featured in Coastal Living Magazine & was featured on the cover of Kiplinger Magazine in 2019. From the newly renovated master suite to the terra cotta backsplash to the custom kitchen hardware, this home has it all. The kitchen is magnificent and features custom cabinetry and a walk in pantry. There's 2 master suites one upstairs & one down positioned to leverage the incredible water views and the master baths are...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Getting Along in a New City: Cost of Living
Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to city. Here are...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Exploring 55+ Communities: Pros, Cons, & Home Values
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
How to Use Pantone's Classic Blue
Photo by Hutomo Abrianto on Unsplash Sky at dusk is how Pantone describes classic blue, their 2020 color of the year. Restful and tranquil, a bold color such as classic blue gives the eye a place to rest as it travels around a space, which makes it ideal for accent items such as throw pillows, wall art or...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
3 Reasons You Should Build an Accessible New Home
Photo by ThisIsEngineering via Pexels Many of the open floor plans and spacious kitchens require only minor adjustments to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Although ADA considerations might not be on a contractor’s or architect’s radar when drafting state-of-the-art blueprints, there are persuasive reasons to build accessible new construction homes. 1: ADA-Compliant Kitchens Can Increase...
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