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The True Cost of Selling a Home
Posted on 02/23/2020
The True Cost of Selling a Home
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay All home sellers understand that there are some costs to selling a home, but not everyone realizes what they're expected to pay for (and how much the total will be). We'll look at the most common expenses and how they might affect your budget. Real Estate Agent Fees This is probably the...
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Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Posted on 02/16/2020
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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Tile is Back: Backsplashes for Your Kitchen
Posted on 02/09/2020
Tile is Back: Backsplashes for Your Kitchen
Photo by P_Kennedy123 via Pixabay The word is out! Tile is back, and we couldn't be happier. No other medium finishes the look of a kitchen like a tile backsplash. And regardless of your skill level, with a little patience, almost anyone can create a stunning tile backsplash. Here's how it's done! What you'll need Tile of choice...
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Another Property Sold - 4720 Alametos Terrace, North Port, FL 34288
Posted on 02/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 4720 Alametos Terrace, North Port, FL 34288
Be part of the growth in North Port. 80x125 building lot on lightly travelled street with new homes going in nearby. City water available. No HOA, No CDD fees, No deed restrictions. Easy access to the amenities in North Port and Venice: shopping, hiking, biking, restaurants, golf, boating, fishing, beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and the new Atlanta Braves Training Facility. Come see why this is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and you, too, will want to call it home! Contiguous lot may be available for...
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Does Your Yard Look Unfinished? Pull It Together With Hardscaping
Posted on 02/02/2020
Does Your Yard Look Unfinished? Pull It Together With Hardscaping
Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite...
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Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal
Posted on 01/26/2020
Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a difference-maker during the home selling process. If you understand how to upgrade your residence's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Prioritize Lawn Care and Maintenance If...
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599 Old Albee Farm Road, Nokomis, FL 34275 now has a new price of $460,000!
Posted on 01/23/2020
599 Old Albee Farm Road, Nokomis, FL 34275 now has a new price of $460,000!
Health and rejuvenation are awaiting at the private oasis in your own backyard featuring a KOI pond with fish up to 25 years old! Half acre lot features ancient oaks and lush Florida landscaping. Enjoy the pool with heated spa and several covered lanai and porch areas offering ample room for family relaxation and entertaining; Possible multi-generation living with separate entrance and AC system; or live/work arrangement. This home welcomes your creativity. Plumbed for a 3rd bath. Conveniently located to shopping, dining, entertainment, beach amenities and top schools. Sarasota Memorial's new ($450 million dollar) Hospital complex @ 1.5...
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How to Add Solar Lighting to Your Landscape
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Add Solar Lighting to Your Landscape
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay If you’re looking to light up your house or yard using a quick and easy DIY method, a variety of solar lights fit the bill. You can choose from many elegant styles, with no extension cords required. Solar lights can be mounted, placed into the ground on stakes, hang as lanterns or on...
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Decorating with Memories - How to Create Beautiful Wall Art with Your Photos
Posted on 01/12/2020
Decorating with Memories - How to Create Beautiful Wall Art with Your Photos
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With so many pictures stored away on digital devices, we forget how enjoyable images of children, friends and memorable experiences in our living space can be. Selecting several of your more meaningful photos for a photo showcase adds character to your home and demonstrates that you value family, connection and staying active. On...
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Determine If a House Is Right for You
Posted on 01/05/2020
Determine If a House Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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The Perennial Question: Can You Tip Your Mail Carrier?
Posted on 12/29/2019
The Perennial Question: Can You Tip Your Mail Carrier?
Photo by Dference via Pixabay"Can I tip the mail carrier?" It's a burning question whenever the holiday season approaches. The short answer is no. Postal employees are bound by an Ethical Conduct code. Within this code, a rule lets carriers take a non-monetary gift worth up to $20. The annual total gift limit from one customer is $50...
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When Is the Best Day to Hold an Open House?
Posted on 12/22/2019
When Is the Best Day to Hold an Open House?
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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