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What Happens if You Can't Sell Your Home
Posted on 07/16/2019
What Happens if You Can't Sell Your Home
It can be quite frustrating for a homeowner with a home on the market for an extended period that cannot find the right buyer. Because a lot goes into listing a house and many plans depend on the sale going through, there is an added pressure to get the process over with quickly. Luckily, there are some things...
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How to Stage your House to Sell
Posted on 07/09/2019
How to Stage your House to Sell
Home staging is essential because it makes your house look beautiful to potential buyers. That is, the house will look its absolute best for homebuyers who care to check it out. Home staging helps you to improve the appearance of your home by highlighting the most impressive assets of your home to draw the attention of prospective buyers....
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Some Benefits of Tankless Hot Water Heaters
Posted on 07/02/2019
Some Benefits of Tankless Hot Water Heaters
In recent times, tankless water heaters have grown in popularity with homeowners across the United States. Many homeowners are enjoying the benefits of tankless water heaters over regular tank units. If you intend to buy a water heater, it is vital that you understand why a tankless water heater may be the best thing since sliced bread. No...
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Why Have a BBQ Grill at Home?
Posted on 06/25/2019
Why Have a BBQ Grill at Home?
Grilled foods taste much better and are healthier than foods cooked using most other methods. With a few grill marks, meats look even better and more appealing to devour. Are you uncertain as to whether you should have a BBQ grill at home? You surely do need them and here are some reasons to convince you: Less fat....
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Make Sure Your Updates Match
Posted on 06/18/2019
Make Sure Your Updates Match
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood or down a country road, seen a cobbled-together add-on and done a double-take? Historically, home additions tend to stick out like the proverbial sore thumb, with each new add-on displaying the most recent design trend without regard for the original style. Thus, you'll see a typical ranch-style home with a mansard...
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Busy Restaurant Etiquette
Posted on 06/11/2019
Busy Restaurant Etiquette
When people go out to eat, they all want to have a good time, so here are a few simple dining out tips to help everyone enjoy themselves, and not be “those people.” These five tips will help ensure the staff, and you are all comfortable and happy when dining out. 1. Be aware of the kids. When...
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Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Projects – Mind the Porch
Posted on 06/04/2019
Budget-Minded Curb Appeal Projects – Mind the Porch
Improving your home’s curb appeal does not always need an expensive outlay or hiring a contractor. Highlighting and enhancing your home’s best architectural details with a few added features can garner that second look you want. Here is a quick rundown of some inexpensive upgrades to make your porch one of those standout features buyers look for in...
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Tips for Enriching Your Garden Soil
Posted on 05/28/2019
Tips for Enriching Your Garden Soil
An enriched soil is an indispensable requirement for a fantastic garden. Flourishing plants are a delight to the soul. An affordable means of improving the quality of your garden soil is making your own fertilizer. This cost-saving process can be clean and easy if done the right way. It is waste management by recycling. The results are as...
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Don't Get Lost in Your New Town
Posted on 05/21/2019
Don't Get Lost in Your New Town
New to an area or just finding yourself lost more often than you would like. There is a remedy! All it takes is the courage to explore. For some, this will be more about the courage, and for others, you may look at this and say who has time for that, but it is much easier for you...
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Set up an Entryway Table
Posted on 05/07/2019
Set up an Entryway Table
The first thing you see when you come home is your entryway. No one wants to go back to a cluttered house, and organizing your entry is the first step. The challenge though is that because it is the first place you land, it becomes where everything else falls too. It’s the catch-all for the mail and magazines,...
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What You Need To Know About Buying A Historic Home
Posted on 04/30/2019
What You Need To Know About Buying A Historic Home
Historic homes are coveted by many for their charm. Some want a home with history while others one with “good bones” of bygone construction methods. Whatever your motivations one thing is clear: owning a historic home is a rewarding experience. This is usually due to the effort, time and investment put into maintaining the home’s old world charm. Those...
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601 Laurel Road E, Nokomis, FL 34275 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/27/2019
601 Laurel Road E, Nokomis, FL 34275 is now new to the market!
4+ acres west of I-75! Plenty of privacy and opportunities with this 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath home with large covered lanai and pool. This lovely home features a wrap-around wooden deck, large downstairs master suite, updated kitchen and baths, new A/C, large and bright open living area with vaulted ceilings giving it plenty of natural light. The 2nd floor has two nice size bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom and open sitting room. Other outbuildings include a 2 BR/2BA mother-in-law suite with attached pole barn/workshop that would be perfect for a small business or artist studio. Zoned for horses, Prime location…down the street from the new...
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