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Try these Luxury Bathroom Trends
Posted on 04/05/2020
Try these Luxury Bathroom Trends
Photo by Rene Asmussen from Pexels Bathrooms can function as a practical place for you to get ready for the day and a sanctuary where you can unwind after a long day. With a few changes or upgrades, you can enhance the look and ambiance of these rooms. Whether you plan on making changes to a powder room...
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Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Posted on 03/29/2020
Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Will Your Real Estate Investment Weather the Hard Times of a Recession ?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Will Your Real Estate Investment Weather the Hard Times of a Recession ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Does Your Old Garden Shed Need a Face-lift ?
Posted on 03/15/2020
Does Your Old Garden Shed Need a Face-lift ?
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Another Property Sold - 4907 Pond Ridge Drive, Riverview, FL 33569
Posted on 03/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 4907 Pond Ridge Drive, Riverview, FL 33569
Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with a one car garage located in the gated community of Valhalla in Riverview. This town home has been tastefully painted, meticulously cared for and shows just like a Model Home. The kitchen includes dark cabinets, recessed lighting, NEWER stainless steel appliances and a closet pantry. The great room features ceiling fan and in the dining area. A slider leads out onto a screened lanai that has been tiled and a great water view. Up the stairs you will find 3 spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, planter shelves, ceiling fans, large closets and plenty of natural light. The 12 X 15 master suite includes a...
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Regular Home Maintenance Can Reduce Costly Repairs
Posted on 03/08/2020
Regular Home Maintenance Can Reduce Costly Repairs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay As a homeowner, it is important to complete preventative home maintenance on a regular schedule. Home maintenance is necessary because it ensures potential problems are identified before they become costly repairs. Not every issue will be caught ahead of time, here are a few common examples of home maintenance issues that could...
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Relocation and Car Insurance
Posted on 03/01/2020
Relocation and Car Insurance
Image by Suphaksorn Thongwongboot from Shutterstock When relocating to a new home, you’ll need to plan to pack, hire movers, and to change your address with the post office but don’t forget to update your car insurance. If you’re moving to a new state or just to a new zip code, you will have to make some changes to...
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The Benefits of Open Concept Layout
Posted on 02/23/2020
The Benefits of Open Concept Layout
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay The real estate industry is ever-changing and with it, many trends come and go. One popular trend is the open concept layout, a style that was very popular in homes during the 19th century. The idea of open concept living fell out of favor during the early 20th century when homeowners were...
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What Buyers Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Posted on 02/16/2020
What Buyers Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Home appraisals are an important part of the buying and selling process. Lenders use appraisals to make sure that the home is worth what the borrower is paying. A home’s appraisal value is based on a number of factors, all of which we’ll discuss in this post. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or are just learning about the process...
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Fix Cracked Grout to Breathe New Life Into Your Bathroom or Kitchen
Posted on 02/09/2020
Fix Cracked Grout to Breathe New Life Into Your Bathroom or Kitchen
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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13561 Fladgate Mark Drive, Riverview, FL 33579 now has a new price of $214,900!
Posted on 02/05/2020
13561 Fladgate Mark Drive, Riverview, FL 33579 now has a new price of $214,900!
Wow What a view! You cant miss looking at this Beautiful one story well kept pond front home in the Subdivision of South Fork. Large eat in kitchen with newer kitchen cabinets and granite countertops. Newer appliances/ The master bedroom has dual sinks, garden tub and separate shower, walk in closet. Sliding doors lead to the large covered screen lanai with the beautiful pond view. You will not BELIEVE THE VIEW OF THE SUNRISE AND SUNSETS Every day. So no back neighbors. Plenty of room for a pool and already has a pool bath off the lanai. South Fork has a community recreation building, 2 pools and playground, internal alarm system. This...
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Tips to Reduce Damage to Your Windows During a Storm
Posted on 02/02/2020
Tips to Reduce Damage to Your Windows During a Storm
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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