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Need a little kick in the butt when it comes to home maintenance? If thousands of dollars in repairs, a major drop in home value and the potential fire hazard don't scare you, then I'm not sure what will. Cleaning dryer ducts, changing air filters; it's definitely not the most glamourous part about owning a home, but a maintenance checklist is essential if you want to continue to build value in your home and avoid losing your biggest investment. Staying on top of everything in your house (and outside of it) is much easier when broken done into seasonal maintenance, so don't run screaming when you see the list below and think it all has to be completed at one time. Deep breaths.

Thinking about buying a house or condo in Jacksonville? Whether you're ready to start spending weekends at open houses, are going to wait a few more months, or need to move in the next few weeks, here are some tried-and-true tips for getting the most out of your house hunting experience in the Bold City.

Don't count anything out...

Jacksonville has tons of great areas to choose from with communities ranging from laidback beach towns to hip downtown highrises. Although you may have a particular area in mind, don't immediately count out a similar community that might better fit your style or budget. Take a tour of a couple different communities before focusing solely on just one area, and you just might find a gem of a new home where you never thought to look before. If you're new to the area, consult your real estate agent to learn more about different neighborhoods and communities in Jacksonville.