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Posted on 06/02/2020
Simple Home Maintenance Tips
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, keeping up with maintenance can be a serious challenge. But by focusing on simple maintenance tasks, you can put your best foot forward as you’re trying to improve your home and keep it lasting for many years to come. Keep Up on Plumbing Your plumbing...
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Posted on 05/26/2020
Submit a Reasonable Offer to Purchase a Florida Luxury Home
Once you find your ideal luxury home in Orlando, Tampa Bay or any other Florida city or town, there is no reason to wait to submit an offer to purchase this residence. Because if you hesitate, you risk losing your dream residence to a rival homebuyer. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to craft a...
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Posted on 05/19/2020
3 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Before House Hunting
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels Shopping for a new home should be an exciting experience, but if you are unsure of where you stand with your credit, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Having good credit will not only help you to secure more favorable interest rates for your mortgage, but it can also help you to...
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Posted on 05/12/2020
Benefits of Increasing Natural Light in Your Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 05/05/2020
What to Expect in a Purchase Agreement When Buying a Home
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay A real estate purchase agreement is a form used by real estate agents, individuals and attorneys when a buyer decides to buy a property. Generally, a purchase agreement benefits the seller, but with some changes, it could also benefit the buyer. A savvy buyer will make sure the purchase agreement allows them...
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Posted on 04/28/2020
How to Create a Beautiful Garden with Half the Effort
Photo by Manfred Richter via PixabayIf you're like many homeowners who are busy with work and family obligations, you love the thought of your outdoor living space serving as a personal sanctuary during the occasional moments when you manage to get some downtime. However, it may also be true that the time you spend in your yard and...
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Posted on 04/21/2020
Selecting the Best Property for Your Retirement Plans
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay You have looked forward to your retirement your whole working life. It is one of the primary goals you worked for all these years, and now is the time to relax and enjoy its rewards. One of the most important things you may consider after your retirement is finding that perfect home or...
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Posted on 04/15/2020
1493 Landings Lake Drive #32, Sarasota, FL 34231 is now new to the market!
This Landings Treehouse gem is special in so many ways and definitely worth taking a look at.There are three areas from the original floor plan where balconies have been incorporated as part of the living area allowing for more inside square footage. In addition, an office was created on the garage level. Other special features include a beautiful new gourmet chef's kitchen with upgraded Samsung appliances, acrylic custom cabinets, a 13 foot center prep area with sink, quartz counter tops, and a 14 x 8 glassed in eat-in-kitchen/gathering area surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Relax on the private balconies off all 3 bedrooms on the...
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Posted on 04/14/2020
Relocation: Homeowner Costs to Consider
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay There are many parts and pieces that go into relocation. Finding the perfect home is, of course, an important step in the process. But once you have found a residence in your new city or town, it is crucial to consider other home-ownership factors that will affect your monthly and annual expenses....
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Posted on 04/07/2020
The USA's Luxurious Neighborhoods
Image by skeeze from Pixabay When looking for a luxury home, you can look for the most expensive neighborhood in the United States, or you can choose a luxury neighborhood in the part of the country you want to live in. Before you move to a different state, be sure you'll like the part of the country you...
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Posted on 04/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 4671 Oak Forest Drive E #6, Sarasota, FL 34231
Spacious 2 BR/2BA VILLA with a 1-car garage. Inside utility with washer and dryer, new hot water heater and newer A/C. Large screened/tiled lanai. Split plan with plenty of closet space. 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! Live here year round or enjoy as a winter retreat. Oak Forest is a hidden gem in one of Sarasota's best locations. Close to Siesta Key and situated on 20+ acres tucked away in an enclave of beautiful mature oaks and...
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Posted on 03/31/2020
How to Turn a High Profit when Selling Your Home
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay You’ve finally decided to sell your home and now you want the REALTOR® to show you the money! While that sounds like it can happen at the snap of a finger, there are a few things to consider. Are you selling for a profit or is your goal to make the biggest profit...
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