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Conserve Energy with Efficient Windows
Posted on 01/19/2020
Conserve Energy with Efficient Windows
Image by Petter Rudwall from Unsplash Older windows can end up costing you more on your heating and cooling bills. These windows can be drafty in winter and let in too much heat during summer. According to the Department of Energy, windows can account for up to 30 percent of energy usage in homes due to heat loss...
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Choosing the Right Home For Your Family is a Process
Posted on 01/12/2020
Choosing the Right Home For Your Family is a Process
When you decide to make an offer on a home, your mind may be flooded with dozens of questions and concerns -- several of which may involve money matters, while others are about the condition of the house. However, if you've had the house professionally inspected and made sure your income is sufficient to absorb monthly expenses, than you've...
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Open House - Basic Home Staging Strategies
Posted on 01/05/2020
Open House - Basic Home Staging Strategies
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Steps to Take Immediately Following a Flood
Posted on 12/29/2019
Steps to Take Immediately Following a Flood
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Floods can be devastating. Not only do they damage many of your personal belongings, but they can also lead to devastating problems with your home. The good news is, you can make the process easier by following a few steps in the immediate aftermath of a home flood. Contact Your Insurance Company...
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Buying a Vacation Home May Be a Realistic Goal
Posted on 12/22/2019
Buying a Vacation Home May Be a Realistic Goal
Generally speaking, taking a family vacation can "recharge your battery," give you a new lease on life, and enable you to get back to work with a renewed sense of purpose. That's the ideal scenario when everything falls into place. However, if you're one of those families that are always looking for a new place to explore every year,...
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Another Property Sold - 13250 Ridge Road #9-3, Largo, FL 33778
Posted on 12/19/2019
Another Property Sold - 13250 Ridge Road #9-3, Largo, FL 33778
A rare find! Drive up to your own front door. This well-maintained, ground floor, 2BR/2BA villa in lovely Ridge Groves sports over 1100 sq ft of living space. A split bedroom plan affords privacy for visiting overnight guests, and a bonus room would be perfect for use as an office or a den. Sliding glass doors lead to a back patio waiting for you kick back, relax and take in the tranquil view of a grassy landscape vista. Or better yet, fire up the grill and enjoy some al fresco dining with friends. The pool and clubhouse are only footsteps from your back door. This unit also features: an AC system that is 3-years new, hurricane shutters, an...
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What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
Posted on 12/15/2019
What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as: 1. Craft an Effective Home Listing An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you...
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What to Include in a Florida Luxury Home Selling Plan
Posted on 12/08/2019
What to Include in a Florida Luxury Home Selling Plan
If you intend to sell a luxury home in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville or elsewhere in Florida, it often helps to craft a property selling strategy. That way, you can set and accomplish various property selling goals. Ultimately, there are several items that a seller should incorporate into a Florida luxury home selling plan. These are: 1. Home Condition A...
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Video Tour  - 2525 Royal Pines Circle #26-F, Clearwater, FL 33763
Posted on 12/07/2019
Video Tour - 2525 Royal Pines Circle #26-F, Clearwater, FL 33763
Sit back, relax and enjoy all that Florida has to offer in this very private, 2BR/2BA, first floor end unit in the beautiful community of Village on the Green. Covered parking right by your front door leads to a well-maintained, light and bright home complete with ceramic tile floors throughout. A stunning, tranquil water view of the pond can be seen from the kitchen, as well as from the shade of the restful lanai. Unit features a brand-new AC unit (Nov 2019), an upgraded electrical panel and inside laundry room. This active, 55+ community offers an inviting low-maintenance lifestyle and amenities ranging from a fitness center to a...
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2525 Royal Pines Circle #26-F, Clearwater, FL 33763 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/07/2019
2525 Royal Pines Circle #26-F, Clearwater, FL 33763 is now new to the market!
Sit back, relax and enjoy all that Florida has to offer in this very private, 2BR/2BA, first floor end unit in the beautiful community of Village on the Green. Covered parking right by your front door leads to a well-maintained, light and bright home complete with ceramic tile floors throughout. A stunning, tranquil water view of the pond can be seen from the kitchen, as well as from the shade of the restful lanai. Unit features a brand-new AC unit (Nov 2019), an upgraded electrical panel and inside laundry room. This active, 55+ community offers an inviting low-maintenance lifestyle and amenities ranging from a fitness center to a...
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Being Neighborly When a House is for Sale
Posted on 12/01/2019
Being Neighborly When a House is for Sale
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Tips on Choosing Home Security: DIY or Conventional
Posted on 11/24/2019
Tips on Choosing Home Security: DIY or Conventional
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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