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Posted on 05/09/2021
Investment Basics: What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Limitless Possibilities, or Limited Returns? The Pros & Cons of Investing In Vacant Land
Photo by Jahoo Clouseau from Pexels Purchasing an existing property isn’t the only way to invest in real estate. Undeveloped or vacant land is another type of real estate you can purchase for investment. Why invest in vacant land? There are definitely some advantages to this choice with some drawbacks as well. Here are some of the main...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Why Homebuyers Should Worry About Easements & Right-Of-Ways
Photo by Andrew Martin via Pixabay It’s not uncommon for homebuyers to discover that the land they purchased may not be entirely their own. Another party may have gained a legal right to use or traverse your property. Easements and right-of-ways can be established by a number of mechanisms and go unnoticed, particularly in undeveloped parcels or when...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Gorgeous Ideas for Increasing Your Home's Natural Light
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 04/17/2021
700 Starkey Road #1424, Largo, FL 33771 is now new to the market!
Make this beauty your home and enjoy the Florida lifestyle! You will be amazed by all the natural light infusing this spotless, 2BR/2BA, second floor, corner end unit that has been professionally cleaned and painted to an all-neutral color scheme perfect to accommodate your own personal furnishings. A spacious floor plan is ideal for entertaining or to kick back and relax. Lots of windows and two lanais let you gaze out from your private, second floor oasis and onto a beautifully manicured landscape that offers peace and serenity at your beck and call. A saltwater pool, just steps from this unit, adds to the tranquility. Retreat to the...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Your Guide to Recognizing Modern and Contemporary Design
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels Whether you’re buying, selling or simply decorating a home, knowing the differences between architectural styles will put you at an advantage. Some home styles are simple to define and recognize, while others are a bit more complex. Some popular styles, like modern and contemporary, might even sound like the same thing. Despite...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Decor Ideas that Conserve Energy
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Creative Ways to Hide your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
What Property Type Suits Your Retirement Dreams?
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay You have looked forward to your retirement your whole working life. It is one of the primary goals you worked for all these years, and now is the time to relax and enjoy its rewards. One of the most important things you may consider after your retirement is finding that perfect home or...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Top Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Image by fede13 from Pixabay Just as your car needs regular maintenance, so does your home. It may not be the highlight of your weekend, but home maintenance is crucial. Keeping your home in tip-top shape will help prevent problems down the road and give you an edge when you decide to sell. Check Your HVAC System A...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How to Freshen and Replace Your Tile and Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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