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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Write a Memorable Offer Letter
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay While buying a home in a seller’s market, it pays to stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is with a memorable offer letter that captures the seller’s attention from the start. You must include all the right elements, however, to effectively win them over and earn the chance to...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Dos and Don'ts of Investing in Rental Properties
Photo by 1000Photography via Shutterstock Investment in real estate rental properties has many upsides. You can make great money long term. But as with any business, there are risks. Before you turn your condo or townhouse into a rental or invest in a house or duplex, consider the ramifications and consult professionals. Dos and Don’ts: Do set up...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
700 Starkey Road #1513, Largo, FL 33771 now has a new price of $145,000!
Experience the charm of this inviting, light and bright condo in much sought-after Forestbrook. This first-floor, 2BR/2BA has been meticulously maintained and sports a host of features including a split bedroom plan; two lanais (one off the Master BR, another off the LR); a custom wet bar in the great room accented with a striking tile backsplash; and a kitchen with plenty of cabinets, and solid surface countertops. Take a few steps to the beautiful saltwater pool. This unit is conveniently located near covered parking. Forestbrook is a pet-friendly community situated adjacent to the East Bay Golf Course and is centrally located close to...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
New Home, New Neighbors: How to Get to Know Them
Photo by PixaBay via Pexels Even if you find the perfect home on the ideal property, if you do not jibe with your neighbors, your homeownership experience could be in jeopardy. Thankfully, there are ways to make sure that your neighbors and you will get along well before committing to buy. All you have to do is follow...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Tasks to Tackle Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
Video Tour - 1200 Country Club Drive #4203, Largo, FL 33771
A beautiful, well-maintained 3/2 condo in the desirable Country Club Condominiums, which is surrounded by the East Bay Golf Course…Step into over 1500 sq. ft. of living space! Being sold completely turn-key! The large eat-in kitchen has brand new, glistening granite countertops, plenty of cabinet space and an amply-sized closet pantry. Laminate flooring is featured throughout the open LR and DR, where sliding glass doors lead to a spacious lanai. Make this the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee while you watch golfers tee off onto the 10th fairway. There is also an entrance to the lanai from the Master Bedroom. The Master Bath is...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
1200 Country Club Drive #4203, Largo, FL 33771 is now new to the market!
A beautiful, well-maintained 3/2 condo in the desirable Country Club Condominiums, which is surrounded by the East Bay Golf Course…Step into over 1500 sq. ft. of living space! Being sold completely turn-key! The large eat-in kitchen has brand new, glistening granite countertops, plenty of cabinet space and an amply-sized closet pantry. Laminate flooring is featured throughout the open LR and DR, where sliding glass doors lead to a spacious lanai. Make this the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee while you watch golfers tee off onto the 10th fairway. There is also an entrance to the lanai from the Master Bedroom. The Master Bath is...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Another Property Rented - 13250 Ridge Road #9-3, Largo, FL 33778
Location, location, location! Rarely available 2BR/2BA furnished villa in private, well maintained community. Spacious floorplan with large open great room, split bedrooms and bonus room, perfect for office or den. Convenient parking right outside your front door. Also features an inside laundry with newer front-loading washer/dryer. Sliding glass doors lead to a back patio waiting for you to kick back, relax and take in the tranquil view. The pool and clubhouse are only footsteps from your back door. Application, background check and credit check required. Ridge Groves is centrally located and only minutes from great shopping and...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
700 Starkey Road #1513, Largo, FL 33771 now has a new price of $158,000!
Experience the charm of this inviting, light and bright condo in much sought-after Forestbrook. This first-floor, 2BR/2BA has been meticulously maintained and sports a host of features including a split bedroom plan; two lanais (one off the Master BR, another off the LR); a custom wet bar in the great room accented with a striking tile backsplash; and a kitchen with plenty of cabinets, and solid surface countertops. Take a few steps to the beautiful saltwater pool. This unit is conveniently located near covered parking. Forestbrook is a pet-friendly community situated adjacent to the East Bay Golf Course and is centrally located close to...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Who Are ‘Flipsters’ & Are They Good For Property Values?
Image by JayMantri from Pixabay Reality TV shows captured the entrepreneurial imaginations of everyday people that anyone with cash and determination can turn a profit remodeling blighted homes. While profitable home-flipping tends to be more difficult than celebrities make it seem, one niche group appears to have a secret recipe for success — Flipsters. The term “Flipster” is...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
Video Tour - 1200 Country Club Drive #1103, Largo, FL 33771
Take in the gorgeous view! This light and bright, open concept, 3/2 offers a beautiful view of a well-manicured golf course. Beyond the greens, you can kick back and count ripples that skitter across the pond or enjoy the Florida wildlife as you unwind on the screened lanai or lounge on the extended patio, which doubles the outside living space. STUNNING redesigned and customized kitchen features sleek granite countertops, wood cabinets and striking, black stainless-steel appliances. Laminate flooring underscores a spacious great room with crown molding. Master suite has access to your lanai and two walk-in closets. Added benefits include...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
1200 Country Club Drive #1103, Largo, FL 33771 is now new to the market!
Take in the gorgeous view! This light and bright, open concept, 3/2 offers a beautiful view of a well-manicured golf course. Beyond the greens, you can kick back and count ripples that skitter across the pond or enjoy the Florida wildlife as you unwind on the screened lanai or lounge on the extended patio, which doubles the outside living space. STUNNING redesigned and customized kitchen features sleek granite countertops, wood cabinets and striking, black stainless-steel appliances. Laminate flooring underscores a spacious great room with crown molding. Master suite has access to your lanai and two walk-in closets. Added benefits include...
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