Jeffrey Lopatin's Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
How to Budget for Your First Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Posted on 06/16/2021
9635 Greenskeeper Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34655 is now new to the market!
Available until the end of December 2021. Thoughtfully updated and professionally decorated large corner end Heritage unit in Seven Springs Golf Club. The unit offers new kitchen, new furniture, new carpet, new paint and updated bathrooms. The kitchen features new soft close cabinets and drawers, natural stone counter top, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, laundry closet, large pantry and a counter top table television. The open floor plan offers a full view of the living and dining area. The guest room offers twin beds, amply sized closet, flat panel tv with cable and Roku streaming device. The updated guest bath lies...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Why You Should Hire a Contractor to Improve Your Backyard
Real estate professionals point to curb appeal as a critical factor in attracting offers and increasing resale value. While a well-manicured lawn and flowering gardens are wonderful assets, homeowners may also want to consider investing in backyard improvements. Too often, homeowners spend weekends laboring in their front yards and hire contractors to remodel the interior of the home....
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Tips for Building a Fence In Your Yard
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels A fence can really transform the look and feel of your home. From providing privacy to adding a unique element to your yard, these structures can bring many advantages. But if you want to build one of these for the first time, you may have a lot of questions before getting started. Understand...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Five Fundamental Reasons Tenants Should Have Renters' Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Three Essential Design Tips for New Homeowners
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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Posted on 05/20/2021
Clearwater Beach Florida. See why so many people call it Home!
Everything abiout living in Clearwater reminds residents of endless vacations! Search for all available properties for sale and create your free account. Go to https://jefflopatin.com/ Sign Up, upper right hand corner, then to Search Homes. Looking for an experienced realtor in the Area? Jeffrey Lopatin Gulf to Bay Real Estate Cell: (727) 463-3399...
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Posted on 05/20/2021
Search Belleair, Florida for all available properties for sale, and just like an agent!
To set up your free account go to: https://jefflopatin.com/, Sign Up in the upper right hand corner then to Search Homes to create your search. Jeffrey Lopatin, Gulf to Bay Real Estate Cell: (727) 463-3399 [email protected]
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Posted on 05/16/2021
DIY: Replace the Mechanism in Your Toilet Tank
Some home maintenance projects definitely require a professional. But given just how fast homeownership costs can add up, it's nice to know that other home projects are DIY for the average person. Replacing your toilet fill valve and the flapper is one such project. The toilet is one of the few items in our homes that hasn't changed...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Maintenance Details That Can Impact a Home Sale
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels As a responsible homeowner, home maintenance should be at the top of your list of important things to do. However, with a busy life and a lot to manage, certain home-maintenance tasks can be easily disregarded. While there are some things you may be able to get away with for a...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Saving Strategies For a New Home Purchases
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Preparing to purchase a home? It’s time to get your finances in order. Although this is an exciting time, you’d be surprised to learn how much a new home purchase can leave you strapped for cash. Saving for your home can get you prepared to have money for your down payment and...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Steps to a Fast and Easy Home Refresh
Photo by Sonja_paetow via Pixabay Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be...
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