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Posted on 01/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 2595 Countryside Boulevard #8208, Clearwater, FL 33761
MOVE IN READY, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This Condo is located in the exclusive 55+ Inverness Community w/pool and tennis courts! SECOND FLOOR condo unit with elevator access and private covered parking conveniently located near the front entrance. Family/Dining room great area and eat in kitchen. Newly renovated kitchen including newer appliances. Relax and enjoy your tranquil panoramic pond view. Tile through out kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room and laminate flooring throughout the main living area and newer carpet in master and guest bedroom. Each bedroom has sliding glass door access to a private large screened in lanai. The...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Tips for Home Sellers
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Selling Your Florida Home? A Few Legal Requirements to Know
Photo by xdfolio via Pixabay Ready to sell? Here are some Florida-specific rules and customs to keep in mind. What Will Your Costs Be? By custom, Florida home sellers usually pay listing agents a 6% sale commission. Is it a fair deal? Consider that your agent: Applies care, diligence and skill on your behalf, following Florida law. Seeks...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Decor Ideas that Conserve Energy
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
It Pays to Pay Your Mortgage Twice a Month
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We all know how hard the beginning of the month can be; it seems like there are a million bills due all at the same time, and one of those bills is usually the most expensive among them all—your mortgage. After you budget for all of your expenses, that gigantic payment can really...
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Posted on 12/24/2020
1100 E Bay Drive #16, Largo, FL 33770 now has a new price of $79,900!
Highly desirable Willowbrook ground floor unit is now available. Ideal as a winter retreat or a full time residence. Well maintained unit with assigned parking and large storage locker. Willowbrook is close to dining, shopping, golf, the world famous Gulf Beaches, the Largo Library and the Largo Cultural Arts Center. Tampa International Airport is a 30 minute drive. Enjoy the pool,fitness center,shuffleboard,car washing area and even a garage to work on your car. Willowbrook is a 55+...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Protect Your Investment: Defending Against Termites
Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels Termites are one of the worst possible nightmares you can face as a homeowner. These common insects can cause major structural damage right under your nose and eventually lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Because they live in underground nests and inside the foundation of the home, it can be difficult...
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Posted on 12/18/2020
1100 E Bay Drive #16, Largo, FL 33770 now has a new price of $80,900!
Highly desirable Willowbrook ground floor unit is now available. Ideal as a winter retreat or a full time residence. Well maintained unit with assigned parking and large storage locker. Willowbrook is close to dining, shopping, golf, the world famous Gulf Beaches, the Largo Library and the Largo Cultural Arts Center. Tampa International Airport is a 30 minute drive. Enjoy the pool,fitness center,shuffleboard,car washing area and even a garage to work on your car. Willowbrook is a 55+...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Housing Struggle for High Tech Employees
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels “Go West, young man” is a phrase that first appeared in an Indiana newspaper in 1851 and was popularized 14 years later by New York journalist Horace Greeley. He was encouraging development of America. Now nationwide real estate market analyst Zillow is exhorting high tech businesses to move inland for more...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Identify Your Residence's Strengths
A home seller who understands his or her residence's strengths may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to identify your house's strengths before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your home's strengths. 1. Conduct a...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
What You May Want to Know about Crowdfunding for Down-Payments
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay In an age where collaboration is on the rise, it’s not surprising that some are looking to find an alternative source of funding for their home or business purchase. Crowdfunding has been a successful way to fund various projects and business propositions, but it seems that some have found a way to make...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Things to Consider When Buying a Home Near the Florida Everglades
Photo by Skeeze via Pixabay The Florida Everglades encompasses a whopping two-million acres throughout central and southern Florida. A unique ecosystem, it's home to 360 species of birds, the critically endangered Florida panther, the West Indian Manatee, and surprisingly -- the bottlenose dolphin. Alligators, crocodiles and around 27 species of snakes live in and near the protected marshes...
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