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Posted on 05/24/2020
How to Stage Your Home
Photo by Subham Majumder from Pexels When you are trying to sell your home, you want it to look its best. The more appealing your home is to potential buyers, the faster it will sell and the higher your profits will be. One of the best ways to enhance the appeal of your home is through "staging," which...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Four DIY Walkways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
1440 Turnberry Drive, Venice, FL 34292 now has a new price of $299,000!
Wonderful Golf and Tennis Waterford Gated Community. Beautiful Spacious 2 Bedroom + Office/Den, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage home overlooking the golf course. Upon entry the cathedral ceiling gives a very nice spacious feel overlooking large Florida room and the Golf Course Greens beyond. Split bedroom design for privacy. Very nice upgraded kitchen with solid cherry cabinets and solid surface counter tops. Breakfast/dining area off kitchen for less formal meals. Residents have access to Fitness, Pool, Tennis and the Sports Club facilities included with HOA. 27 hole Golf course available as an added option. Welcome to Paradise....Enjoy the beauty of...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Prepare for Today’s Smart Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Buying a Penthouse 101
Photo by Mostafa Safadel on Unsplash The penthouse is the pinnacle of real estate in many markets -- and places like New York and Miami -- have plenty of options to choose from. It's easy to get caught up in great decor or fall in love with a view, but there are other considerations as well. Here's what...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Love to Golf? Don't Miss the Doral Junior Classic
Image by HeungSoon from Pixabay If there’s anything Florida is known for besides the weather and water, it’s the game of golf. The sun shines almost all the time, giving you time to play through those rounds on the golf course. For avid golfers, this is a dream come true. Even if you don’t know how to golf,...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Wood Countertops for Your Kitchen
Image by Photographee.eu from Shutterstock Having a beautiful home is wonderful, but having a beautiful home with an elegant and functional kitchen is fantastic. Updated kitchen décor and finishes are an on-trend way to create a warm gathering place for friends and family. A real wood countertop is a top option for perfecting the natural kitchen décor motif....
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Posted on 04/12/2020
DIY: Fix Your Windows & Door Screens
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
5 Types of Real Estate Zoning
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay A neighborhood is a neighborhood. And a business district is a business district, right? Unfortunately, it's not so cut and dry. There are actually nine major zoning types in most areas. And these can impact things like home use, home value, and property taxes. Zoning can change over time. Let's explore the five...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Use a Pallet to Build a Porch Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Tips for Homebuyers: Optimize Your Time and Resources
Let's face it – most homebuyers have limited time and resources at their disposal. As such, it is crucial for buyers to do everything possible to optimize their time and resources throughout the property buying journey. Because if a buyer maximizes his or her time and resources, this individual can boost the likelihood of enjoying a successful homebuying experience....
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Garden DIY: Creating a Beautiful Potting Bench
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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