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Posted on 10/25/2020
Home Trends for 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay With the new decade comes new trends in real estate. Strong economic growth and more millennials making moves will likely keep the market strong. However, it pays to take note of all trends affecting buyers, sellers, investors, and renters. Here are a few real estate trends and predictions for 2020. Most Buyers...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Accessible Designs for Active Aging at Home
Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash It's no secret that people are living longer and maintaining more active lifestyles as they age. While the ultimate goal is to stay agile and able, we all know that at some point, we may not be able to do what we once could. Accessible home can help us continue to live...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
4 Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption
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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Posted on 10/04/2020
Moving Costs You Need to Know About
After you buy or sell a house, you may have only a short amount of time to relocate to a new address. As such, it helps to plan ahead for moving day. Because if you start preparing for your move right away, you can budget accordingly. There are many moving costs you need to account for as you prepare...
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Posted on 09/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 13330 Copper Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33981
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Split plan. Located in Gardens of Gulf Cove. 15 minutes away from Beaches shopping is nearby. HOA Community offers 3 Tennis courts, 2 pools, Shuffleboard courts, Bocci Ball and 2 Club Houses. Does need some TLC, however is attractively priced for a home with this square...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Does Buying a Condo Mean You Don't Have to Worry About Hurricane Damage?
Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay With about 8,500 miles of shoreline, Florida has the second-longest coastline of all the United States. This makes living on the coast an attractive option for home and condominium owners. Living on the coast can provide some amazing sunrises and sunsets, easy beach access, stunning views and refreshing ocean air. It also...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Security for Your New Investment
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Convenience Is an Affordable Feature for Home Buyers
If you're in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate. While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your...
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Posted on 09/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 108 Lantana Road, Rotonda West, FL 33947
Under Construction. This open floorplan three bed, two bath, two-car garage lives large! The kitchen is a chef's dream and includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, massive corner pantry, and a huge island that's ideal for entertaining. The private split floor plan will provide plenty of privacy for both you and your guest. This home also features modern light fixtures, ceiling fans, granite countertops in the bathrooms, under-mount sinks, walk-in shower, cathedral ceilings, plank tile floors throughout, tray ceilings, walk-in closet, dual sinks in the master suite and too many other upgrades to mention! You do not want to...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
3 Ways Home Buyers Can Position Themselves for the Best Mortgage Terms
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay The perfect home is not the only thing you'll need to shop for when you want to become a homeowner. In order to get the best terms, the lowest monthly payment and a reasonable interest rate, start doing some homework now -- before you even attend your first open house. 1. Check Your...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Constructing Your Own Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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