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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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Posted on 11/15/2020
Bring Your A-Game to the House Selling Journey
It generally is a good idea to bring your A-game to the home selling journey. Because if you fail to put your best foot forward, it may take many weeks or months to stir up interest in your residence. Ultimately, there are lots of things that you can do to generate interest in your home, such as: 1. Bolster...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Why You Need a Home Maintenance Log
Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels Did you just park your car on top of your septic tank? If you're not sure, it's time to pull together a home maintenance binder. Your home maintenance binder contains important information, such as where your well and septic are located and the location of your drain field. It's a running tally...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Crafty Tips for Upcycling Materials
Image by tatu234 from Pixabay Upcycling is a great way to use old or discarded objects to create new and useful items. The following are several basic things you probably have at home or in the garage. With a little creativity, they can be turned into beautiful crafts. Coffee Bean Holder Find a small bowl, glass vase or...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Hurricane Damage Considerations for Condo Buyers
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 10/18/2020
Are You Prepared to Sell a Residence?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House
If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as: 1. Address Any Problems with Your Home Try to find out why a buyer chose to walk away from your residence. That way, you could receive valuable...
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Posted on 09/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 131 Bluff View Drive #401, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770
VACANT AND EMPTY AND READY FOR YOU! RARE 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH CONDO in fabulous Belleair. One block to the Belleair Bridge and so convenient! VACANT NOW AND SANITIZED FOR SAFE VISITS. Virtual tour attached! Great end unit condo, newer windows on three sides, split floor plan; bedrooms on 2 sides on condo, with 2 PARKING SPACES, NEW hardwood floors, updated bathrooms and kitchens, newer windows and a 40x7 foot sunroom. This home has a huge living room and dining room and a walk in pantry adjacent to the kitchen!! The community is steps from the Belleair Bridge and all the great restaurants and shopping in this very popular area! The walls...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Benefits of Adding a 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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Posted on 09/20/2020
Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Lighting: Benefits of Skylights
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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