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Posted on 11/29/2021
841 Waterside Drive 102, Venice, FL 34285 is now new to the market!
Welcome to Paradise!! This first floor, 2 BR, 2 Bath, open floorplan condo rarely available in Waterside subdivision of Bird Bay. This resort style community offers you the perfect Florida Lifestyle, whether you are a winter or full-time resident. Enjoy Curry Creek's water view, birding and incredible Gulf of Mexico sunsets from your lanai. The spacious master bedroom with ensuite bath, duel vanity as well as a large walk in shower and walk in closet offers the owner their private sanctuary. The light and bright breakfast room off the kitchen is a great way to start the day. This property is being sold partially furnished. Bird Bay...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
5 Forgiving Houseplants Perfect for New Gardeners
If all it takes is one wrong look for your houseplants to turn brown and die, then you need something a bit more forgiving. Not all indoor plants are built the same, however. Some demand the perfect amount of light and water plus endless attention while others are happy being left alone. Wondering which won’t give you a...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Simple Upgrades to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Stephanie Ho from Pexels Boosting your home’s curb appeal doesn’t need to be a difficult or expensive task. Even the smallest upgrades or adjustments can boost your home’s value and aesthetic appeal, regardless of the architectural style or amount of space you have to work with. Some upgrades are well worth doing, even if you are...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
1031 Exchanges: What They Are and What You Should Know
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels “1031 exchange” or “like-kind exchange” are terms you may have encountered in the real estate world. While the name might make it sound like a tax form, it actually refers to an entire type of business transaction. If you are interested in buying or selling investment property, it’s important to understand what...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
How to Waterproof Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 11/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 388 Gulf Breeze Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293
Put down roots here in this delightfully tropical and functional home with the perfect location to enjoy all that Southwest Florida has to offer! You can’t help but smile in this light and bright home with plenty of gathering space. Watch the game in your living room and host family dinners in the dining room. Then take the party to your family room for a game of cards or a movie. Or maybe you have a room you’ve always dreamed of…a man cave, she cave, craft room, pet palace, music room, or office? The possibilities for this space are endless! ~~~You will love the split floorplan and your guests will love the walk-in closet in the guest...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Benefits of Starting a Rain Garden
Photo by InspiredImages via Pixabay Typically made in shallow depressions in the landscape, rain gardens are a great way to beautify your yard and give back to the environment. Since they contain native grasses and perennial flowers, these gardens do not have to cost much — and they are easy to build on your own. To get started,...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Tips for Choosing Lighting Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Insurance: Is Your Next Renovation Covered?
Your home insurance policy includes a specific type of coverage called "dwelling coverage." The amount of dwelling coverage that you have is based on your overall home value and the approximate cost to rebuild your home in the event of a total loss. When you renovate your home, you may increase its value — and if you don't...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
5 Secrets to Maximizing Your Tiny Home's Storage
Efficient storage is essential for tiny house living. The great thing is that even in a small space there are tons of clever ways to maximize storage potential. Here we’ll go over some tips for increasing your tiny home’s storage. Install Drawers Under the Stairs If you have stairs in your tiny house, you have a huge potential...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Minis: 3 Shareable Versions of Fan-Favorite Desserts
Dessert is often a favorite part of any meal. But what if you could bring a little more fun and a lot more smiles after a family dinner or friendly get-together? Here are a few of the best miniature grab-and-go desserts for any occasion. Cake Pops Cake has been a favorite dessert for centuries. The ancient Greeks used...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Create Unique DIY Wall Art With a Flower Frame
If you love the look of vertical gardens but don’t want the hassle of living plants, a silk or dried flower frame is the perfect project for you. Using either artificial or dried flowers (or a combination) you can create a lush, colorful piece of unique artwork for your home—no maintenance required. Here are the materials and steps...
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