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Posted on 10/18/2020
Energy Efficient Tips for Older Homes
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 216 Glen Oak Road, Venice, FL 34293
Welcome to Venice Gardens! For the person who appreciates true mid-century design, this home is for you. An open-concept living room features high ceilings, large sunny windows and original terrazzo floors. The kitchen is tucked away on one side of the home and a spacious bonus room anchors the other side. Two bedrooms and a bathroom complete the picture. A large screened lanai (24x14) with a nice-sized hot tub opens to a beautiful backyard, partially fenced and shaded by mature trees. Separate laundry room is tucked away off the kitchen and opens to a covered carport. And there's a 12x12 Bonus Room off the living area which is not included...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Visit Disney or Universal Studios
Image by Pharaoh_EZYPT from Pixabay Florida is a place where your imagination can run wild. From sunny beaches to vast theme parks, you’ll never run out of things to do. One of the most popular destination spots in the state is Orlando, home of the Disney and Universal Studios properties. If you’ve ever wanted to become a kid...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How Can You Rise Above the Homebuying Competition?
Let's face it – there is no shortage of buyers competing for the top residences. However, there are many things you can do to rise above the homebuying competition, and these include: 1. Review the Local Housing Market The housing market fluctuates. In some instances, the housing market may favor buyers. Or, in other cases, it may favor sellers....
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 627 W Michigan Drive, Venice, FL 34293
Live the "Florida-Lifestyle". Beautiful pool home offers 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage, with Privacy Fence around side & backyard. Gorgeous bonus room with lots of natural light and view of pool area. This home is located on an over-sized corner lot in highly sought after Venice Gardens community...with no HOA. Great location.....close to Florida Gulf beaches, easy access to I-75, Venice Island featuring Downtown Venice Main Street, YMCA, multiple golf courses, shopping, restaurants. Residents of Venice Gardens may have the option to join the Venice Gardens HOA to have access to pool and community center. Beaches are only 5...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
What is "Subject-to" Real Estate?
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Outdoor Living Room Design Ideas
Image by Jesse Bridgewater from Pixabay An outdoor living room gives you a place to enjoy fresh air while spending time with family and friends, gathering around a fire or watching a movie. When you have this type of outdoor living space, you can make it as comfortable as possible with the right design. Use the following tips...
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Posted on 09/18/2020
577 Khyber Lane, Venice, FL 34293 now has a new price of $464,900!
Vacation where you live........Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom, office (or 4th BR), 2.5 bath home with 2 car garage in a cul de sac. This property is located in the esteemed Governor's Green section of The Plantation Golf and Country Club. Split-floor plan offers an abundance of natural light and spectacular views of the 11th hole of the Championship "Panther" course. Owner has made many updates; new large tile flooring in main areas, newer paint indoor and outside, recessed lighting, new A/C, dishwasher, refrigerator, water heater, kitchen counter tops & carpet in master bedroom. Oversized lanai offers the perfect entertaining...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval: Two Different Steps
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
The Art of Mini-Staging: Small Touches that Give Your Space Life
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Everything You Need to Know About the Property Buyer's Perspective
Evaluating the buyer's perspective is a must for anyone who want to achieve the optimal results during the house selling journey. Because if you understand the buyer's perspective, you can promote your residence to the right groups of individuals at all times. And as a result, you should have no trouble generating lots of interest in your house. Now,...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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