Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Events and Lake City Fl real estate

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Lake City Florida to Host Tournament

The Lake City Fl Southside Recreation Complex will be hosting, its largest tournament on May 18 and May 19, 2013. They are expecting at least 103 teams, with most of them not being local. For more info, visit my Lake City FL Real Estate Blog at . Thanks Bruce Dicks, Realtor Coldwell banker Bishop Realty

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lake City FL

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

What You Should Consider When Looking For a Lake City FL Home?

What You Should Consider When Looking at Homes for Sale By Alfred Ardis If you are thinking about looking at some Lake City FL homes that are for sale, you should immediately pick up the phone and begin to work with a realtor. The realtor will be very helpful in providing you with the locations of some potential options, but it is your job to communicate which areas will suit your needs. Instead of just settling on a cheap house and ignoring its bad qualities, you should try to find a property in a location that will make you and your family feel very safe and happy. Don't settle for a house, as it will be your primary residence for years to come. You'll find that some of the best available homes for sale are houses that were built within the past 10 years. Instead of purchasing a foreclosed home with a history of issues that won't meet your personal expectations, consider a good-looking house in a community that has a great reputation. Why consider buying a house in an area where the property values are consistently dipping? Think about how safe you want your family to be in your house. Always keep a high standard when looking for real estate. Looking for a reasonable deal for a house in a nice area isn't always as hard as you may think. When you're looking at a location to plan your new life, think about what defines your lifestyle. If you're an active person, it might benefit you to purchase a house near a park or an area that offers recreational activities. If you have a pet that needs to be outside, you may want to live in a safe place to walk your animal. How much do you care about weather? If you're sick of snow and rain, find a place that geographically would be an improvement. Instead of letting yourself be miserable in your environment, try to find a place that will make you feel happy to be alive all the time. If you think you've found a community that would be a great fit for you, take the time to do the proper research to make sure it's the right choice. How are the schools? What is the Lake City Florida neighborhood like? Is there a downtown area with a lot to do? Are you going to have to interact with your neighbors much? Think about your social habits and how you handle interactions. If you're a quiet and private person, try to find a neighborhood that will allow you to be isolated and not out in the open all the time. A real estate specialist can sort through homes for sale to find one that will tailor to your particular needs and interests. They can get people to inspect the property and assess a situation, so you'll know how much further work will need to be done on a house, saving you from any unwanted surprises. By seeking the help of a professional, you can feel comfortable knowing that the house you want will definitely turn out to meet your expectations. Bruce Dicks, Realtor Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty If you're looking for Huntsville homes for sale a local real estate agent can show you where to look. Visit for more information. Article Source:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Columbia County Unemployment Rate for January, 2013 (Lake City FL)

Columbia County unemployment held constant in January, 2013, staying around 7.4%. In January 2012, Columbia County FL unemployment rate was at 8.8%. The good news for the Lake City Florida area is that we are down 1.4% from a year ago. Are you looking to move to the Lake City FL area? If so, visit my web site at . Thanks Bruce Dicks, Realtor Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How to Pick Paint Colors for Your Lake City FL Home

How to Pick Paint Colors By: Jan Soults Walker Published: December 17, 2012 Paint has remodeling power when you use it to emphasize a Lake City FL home room’s best features or play down the flaws. “Paint is a powerful tool that can enhance the architectural character and intent of space,” says Minneapolis architect Petra Schwartze of TEA2 Architects. “As you choose your paint, think about what the experience in the room should be.” More Schwartze advice: Always sample paint colors on a few walls. Don’t be shy about painting a few large swaths on walls and trim to consider the effect of natural and artificial lighting. Add samples to opposite sides of a room to judge the paint color from different angles. Check the space with the samples in place and watch how the paint color changes at different times of the day. Evaluate your reaction to the proposed colors: Does the space feel cozy or is the openness enhanced? How to enlarge space with color Painting walls white, cream, pastels, or cool colors (tinged with blue or green) creates the illusion of more space by reflecting light. Paint trim similar to walls (or use white on trim) to ensure a seamless appearance that visually expands space. White or light colors lift a ceiling; darker shades can have a similar effect if you select a high-gloss paint sheen, which reflects light and enhances space. Employ a monochromatic scheme to amplify the dimensions of a room. Select furnishings in one color and paint walls and trim to match. Lack of contrast makes a room seem more spacious. Make walls appear taller by extending wall color onto the ceiling. Create a 6- to 12-inch-wide border of wall color on the entire ceiling perimeter, or wherever walls meet the ceiling. Vertical and horizontal stripes of alternating color can make a room grand. While vertical stripes enhance room height by drawing the eye upward, horizontal stripes lure your gaze around the perimeter, making walls seem further away. Use similar light colors for low-contrast stripes, and your room will look even larger. Creating intimacy When a space feels cavernous, draw walls inward and make it cozy with warm colors (red-tinged) because darker hues absorb light. Similarly, a dark or warm color overhead (in a flat finish) helps make rooms with high or vaulted ceilings less voluminous. Give peace a chance The right paint choice can lend tranquility to a bathroom, master suite, or other quiet, personal space. A palette of soft, understated color or muted tones help you instill a calming atmosphere. Some good choices include pale lavenders, light grays or greens, and wispy blues. Define your assets Call out notable features in a room with paint. Dress crown mouldings and other trims in white to make them pop against walls with color. Make a fireplace or other feature a focal point by painting it a color that contrasts with walls. “Using a higher sheen of paint on woodwork, such as baseboards and door or window casings,” says Schwartze, “creates a crisp edge and clear transition from the wall to the trim.” Hide flaws Not everything should stand out in a space. Using a low-contrast palette is a good way to hide unappealing elements or flaws. Conduit, radiators, and other components painted the same color as the wall will seem to disappear. Selecting low-sheen or flat paint colors also helps hide flaws. Unless walls are smooth, avoid using high-gloss paint because it reflects light and calls attention to an uneven surface. What’s the cost? As a DIY job, painting a 12-by-12-ft. space costs about $150, including paint, primer, brushes, drop cloths, and other painting tools and supplies. A professionally painted room using high-quality, brand-name paint costs $200-$400. For Lake City FL real estate info., visit . Thanks Bruce Dicks, Realtor Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty . . .

Friday, March 8, 2013

Watering Lawns in Lake City Florida

This weekend we change to Daylight Savings Time, by moving our clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Coming with this change, also is the change of the number od days per week that you can water your lawn in North FL. (Lake City FL Areas). We will only be able to water our lawns 2 times weekly. Also, please do not water between the hours of 10am to 4pm. Need Lake City Fl Real Estate? Visit Bruce Dicks, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Friday, March 1, 2013

Lake City FL Real Estate

 Lake City FL 3/2 mobile home on 5.030 Acres for sale. Priced @ 52,995. Mobile home is a 1992 with 1152 square foot, but has several upgrades. 3 1/2 of acres in pines. Visit for more. Bruce Dicks, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty, Lake City Floirda.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Olustee Battle Festival

Well, it is that time of the year again in Lake City FL, where we have the Olustee Festival. Downtown Lake City, is where everything will be happening, except for the Battle on Sunday. In Lake City FL, there will be entertainment most all day on Fri. and Sat. 2/15 and 2/16/2013. There will also be plenty of Vendors. Come on out! I hope to see you there. If you are looking for Lake City FL Real Estate, visit my web site at for all your needs. Thanks Bruce Dicks, Realtor Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cool Home Saving Energy

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