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Posted on 09/19/2021
What Are Bridge Loans & When They Make Sense
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you may be in a situation where you can't sell your existing home until the new one is complete. This can cause added financial stress, but it doesn't have to. Bridge loans are specialized loans that can eliminate this added pressure. Here are a few...
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Posted on 09/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 134 Inlets Boulevard 134, Nokomis, FL 34275
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. BOATERS' DREAM! This Nokomis waterfront home comes with a private wood dock and davit. The property is located on a cul-de-sac, with a saltwater canal connecting on both backyard sides leading into the Gulf of Mexico within minutes. This home features high ceilings, lots of natural light, and an open floor plan with three bedrooms, two baths, inside laundry room, and 2 car garage. The home has a newer roof (2017) and a newer HVAC system (2019). The master bedroom has a walk in closet and en suite bath with garden tub, dual sinks, and walk in shower. Relaxing is easy with a screened lanai...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Tips on Creating a Moving Checklist
Photo by Heung Soon via Pixabay A moving checklist won't take all the stress out of moving, but it can relieve a lot of the pressure once you have everything accounted for. To give yourself a little extra sanity and peace of mind, we'll sketch out what a reasonable timeline should look like. 8 Weeks Before Nearly two...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
First Home: What to Expect During Your First Home Inspection
Are you buying your first home? If so, don't skip out on your opportunity to have a home inspection done before you close. By having a better understanding of what home inspections are and what they entail, you can protect yourself as a first-time homebuyer. What Does a Home Inspection Entail? A home inspection involves hiring a professional...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Best ROI for Resale
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Does Working With A Contractor When Buying a Fixer-Upper Increase Equity?
When everyday people dive into renovating a fixer-upper, they often regret not enlisting the support of a contractor in advance. The lucrative return on investment of reality shows sometimes oversimplifies the process. As construction professionals sometimes warn, what you don't know can cost money. That's why it's essential to work with a contractor when considering a house-flip or...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Houseplants: How to Start Growing Indoor Bamboo
Despite its sheer beauty, bamboo has a bad rap as an outdoor plant because of its rapid growth and tendency to spread across the property. But those reasons are exactly why it makes for such an excellent indoor potted plant. Beyond that, it’s a low maintenance plant that is elegant and brightens up the room in an instant....
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Posted on 08/14/2021
Another Property Sold - Manasota Beach Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Only minutes walk to Manasota Beach!! Opportunity to build your "dream escape" Beach Cottage on this 1+ acre parcel. This property's great location offers Intracoastal boat ramp access....only 1/2 mile away. Tremendous outdoor amenities are extended to the buyer of this property: Beach Access, Boat ramp, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing. All measurements are approximate....buyer to...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Curb Appeal the Easy Way: Landscaping Tips & Tricks
If you’re trying to improve your home’s curb appeal, landscaping is usually the best place to start. Even with tiny outdoor spaces, there are some simple improvements that will make a big difference. Here are some simple DIY landscaping tips for curb appeal: Refresh or Add Mulch Mulch might seem like something only needed in elaborate gardens, but...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Your Guide to Z-Wave Automation
Image by Kiều Trường from Pixabay Z-wave automation is a new method you can use to connect multiple devices. The next logical question might be whether this is a safe thing to do. After all, hacking into one device could potentially be enough to hack into every device, since they're all on the same network. The good news...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Easy Ways to Display Plants at Home
Indoor plants can help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. But being a plant parent means finding the right ways to display your flora so they can grow and thrive in any space. We’re going to dive into several ways you can set up your plants so you can enjoy a piece of the outdoors—indoors. 1. Floating...
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Posted on 07/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 1834 San Silvestro Drive, Venice, FL 34285
3 Bedroom END UNIT / WATER VIEW VILLA in THE LINKS at PELICAN POINTE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. The Links is a MAINTENANCE FREE COMMUNITY within Pelican Pointe. Golf membership is not required in Pelican Pointe. Low HOA fees include a Social Membership to the Club were you can enjoy RESORT STYLE AMENITIES that include: clubhouse with restaurant/bar/grill, heated pool, fitness center, tennis courts, pickle ball, large & active Women's Club, social activities, a library - and of course the 27 holes of golf along with a great pro shop for your golf needs. THIS MAINTENANCE FREE SECTION INCLUDES: exterior maintenance, cable/ internet, RESERVE...
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