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6229 Yellow Wood Place, Sarasota, FL 34241 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/25/2020
6229 Yellow Wood Place, Sarasota, FL 34241 is now new to the market!
You will fall in love with this very special four bedroom, three bath home in the very popular Secluded Oaks community. How do we know that? It's easy when you consider the following: This home is located on one of the largest lots in the community, over 1/2 acre with peaceful wooded preserve views that allows for the privacy most buyers desire. In addition, there are many other features in this custom home guaranteed to make you smile including the large eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and beautiful wood cabinets overlooking the spacious family room with sliding glass doors that lead to the large caged pool area featuring a...
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How to Get a Leg Up on the Home Selling Competition
Posted on 01/21/2020
How to Get a Leg Up on the Home Selling Competition
Selling a house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those who are competing against dozens of rival sellers in the same city or town. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to gain a competitive advantage over rivals in a fierce housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get...
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Easiest Ways to Control Pests
Posted on 01/14/2020
Easiest Ways to Control Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Another Property Sold - 1580 Landings Terrace, Sarasota, FL 34231
Posted on 01/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 1580 Landings Terrace, Sarasota, FL 34231
One of a kind-this Landings home will meet your family's needs- 4 bedrooms with den, 4 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage- a rare find in The Landings. A premier lot situated on a private cul-de-sac with expansive view overlooking the Eagles Nest Area. The living room, eat-in kitchen and den open the house to the screened lanai and pool area. Imagine the fun family get-togethers and entertaining that will take place in this great outdoor oasis. Plenty of side yard for outdoor play. Entering the house through leaded glass doors into the living room, you are met with a wood burning fireplace feature and the open view of the preserve beyond. ...
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Another Property Sold - 4610 Oak Forest Drive E #29, Sarasota, FL 34231
Posted on 01/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 4610 Oak Forest Drive E #29, Sarasota, FL 34231
** DON'T MISS THIS ONE!! Beautifully updated, 2 BR/2BA VILLA with a 2-car garage. Updates include porcelain tile, appliances, updated baths and custom window treatments, new ceiling fans and light fixtures. Open floor-plan features vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a multi-purpose bonus room that can be used as an eat-in kitchen, family room, office or den. Inside utility with upscale washer and dryer. This maintenance free community allows you time to relax by the heated pool, get some exercise on the tennis court or hang out with a good book or friends for a get-together in the clubhouse. PET FRIENDLY community. 2 small PETS are WELCOME!...
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4754 Oak Forest Drive W #65, Sarasota, FL 34231 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/11/2020
4754 Oak Forest Drive W #65, Sarasota, FL 34231 is now new to the market!
Rarely available! Spacious 3 BR/2 BA villa with 2-car garage in a peaceful private setting. Open floor plan features vaulted ceilings with skylights and multi-purpose bonus room that can be used as a family room, den or office. Inside laundry room with extra cabinets for storage. This maintenance free condo community allows you time to relax by the heated pool, get some exercise on the tennis court or hang out with a good book or join friends for a get-together in the clubhouse. PET FRIENDLY community..2 small PETS are WELCOME! Live here year-round or enjoy as a winter retreat. Oak Forest is a hidden gem in one of Sarasota’s best locations....
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Use Common Sense During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 01/07/2020
Use Common Sense During the Home Selling Journey
Common sense is powerful, particularly for those who plan to sell a house in the near future. If you use common sense as you consider myriad home selling decisions, you may be better equipped than ever before to make the best-possible choices. Now, let's look at three tips to help you take a common sense-oriented approach to selling your...
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What Buyers Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Posted on 12/31/2019
What Buyers Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Home appraisals are an important part of the buying and selling process. Lenders use appraisals to make sure that the home is worth what the borrower is paying. A home’s appraisal value is based on a number of factors, all of which we’ll discuss in this post. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or are just learning about the process...
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When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Posted on 12/24/2019
When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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Simple Ways to Reduce Energy Use
Posted on 12/17/2019
Simple Ways to Reduce Energy Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Creating an Outdoor Living Space
Posted on 12/10/2019
Creating an Outdoor Living Space
Photo by Andy Giraud via Pixabay You just bought the perfect house – or you’re ready to make an offer on the perfect home – but the backyard leaves something to be desired. Sure, it has a pool and a hot tub, but the rest of it leaves you wanting more. Convert your backyard into an ultimate party...
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3700 S Osprey Avenue #206, Sarasota, FL 34239 now has a new price of $154,900!
Posted on 12/06/2019
3700 S Osprey Avenue #206, Sarasota, FL 34239 now has a new price of $154,900!
2BR/1BA LOCATION, LOCATION, Near Siesta Key, only 0.5 miles to north bridge, across the street from shopping at Paradise Plaza, close proximity to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and on bus line. New A/C and hot water heater. Ideal for full or part time residents and/or investors. Reasonable maintenance fee includes cable tv, water/sewer, pest control and more. Needs some updating and priced accordingly....
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