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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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4 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask a Real Estate Agent
Posted on 02/01/2020
4 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask a Real Estate Agent
Ready to kick off your search for the perfect house? You may need to find an expert real estate agent first. By doing so, you can streamline the homebuying process and discover a house that meets or exceeds your expectations. However, selecting a real estate agent can be tricky, especially for first-time homebuyers. And if you make the incorrect...
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How Much of A Down Payment Do You Need To Buy a Home?
Posted on 02/01/2020
How Much of A Down Payment Do You Need To Buy a Home?
We all know that buying a home is a significant decision that comes with a great deal of financial planning and preparation. However, few of us are taught the ins and outs of actually obtaining a mortgage to make your dream of homeownership come true. Mortgages are a complicated business that is always changing, both with fluctuations in market...
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What to Expect Before You Complete a Florida Luxury Home Purchase
Posted on 01/26/2020
What to Expect Before You Complete a Florida Luxury Home Purchase
If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her luxury house in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or any other Florida city or town, you next should complete a property inspection. That way, you can perform an in-depth evaluation of a Sunshine State luxury house and determine if you want to proceed with your home purchase. Ultimately, there are...
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Should I Buy a House on the Beach?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should I Buy a House on the Beach?
Image by Alex G from Pixabay Having a home on or near Miami Beach can be a dream come true. It can be a peaceful place to live, with breathtaking views, the smell of the ocean and cool breeze flowing through your home. While you fall asleep listening to the waves, the cost may outweigh the benefit. Here...
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Another Property Sold - 10507 Maronda Drive, Riverview, FL 33578
Posted on 01/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 10507 Maronda Drive, Riverview, FL 33578
NO CDD CHARGES!!! Brand new A/c installed July 2019 Location Location Location. Brand New A/C GREAT Opportunity for a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home in Villages of Lake St Charles!! Features include: Separate Living & Dining Rms plus Family Room, Kitchen with Breakfast Nook, Split Bedroom Plan, Master with Walk-in Closet, Vaulted Ceilings, Screened Patio, Large Fenced Yard and So Much More!! Freshly painted space bedroom. Close to hwys, restaurants and...
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Can the House Selling Journey Be Quick and Easy?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Can the House Selling Journey Be Quick and Easy?
There is no reason to stress about the home selling journey. In fact, there are many things you can do to enjoy a quick, seamless property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline the home selling journey. 1. Enhance Your House's Curb Appeal Curb appeal is a key part of the house...
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Tips to Keep in Mind When Caring for Carpeted Floors
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips to Keep in Mind When Caring for Carpeted Floors
Although not everyone is a fan of carpeting, there are definitely benefits to having it in your home. The big question is, "Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?" Well, that answer depends on a lot of variables, but if you happen to like the look and feel of carpeting, then it's probably worth having. Assuming the carpet fibers...
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