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Posted on 09/20/2020
Details to Consider when Planning an Indoor Pool
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels When you have an indoor pool, you don’t have to wait for the weather to cooperate in order to go swimming. Indoor pools offer a convenient way to swim for exercise or relaxation whenever you want. These pools can also add even more luxury to your home with the right features and design....
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Posted on 09/13/2020
How Much Should You Spend on a Smart Home Device?
There is no set amount that a homeowner should spend on a smart house device. In fact, depending on the smart gadgets you purchase, you may wind up spending only a few dollars, or hundreds, on these devices. But if you understand how to shop for smart home gadgets, you may be better equipped than other property owners to...
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Posted on 09/11/2020
700 Starkey Road #1511, Largo, FL 33771 now has a new price of $195,000!
Ready for you to make it your home or home away from home! This 2/2 condo is well appointed with newer windows, striking wood floors and crown molding. The spacious floor plan offers over 1300 sq. ft of living space, split bedrooms and upgrades galore. Kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, solid wood cabinets and a custom ceiling. Master bath updated in 2019 has dual sinks and custom walk-in shower. The two lanais (off the LR and MBR) offer tranquil park-like views – a great place to enjoy your morning coffee! This unit is conveniently located near covered parking and only footsteps away from the saltwater...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Examples of Common Home Maintenance Problems
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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Posted on 08/30/2020
What Is the Optimal Listing Price for Your House?
As a home seller, it is important to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. Yet determining the right price for a house sometimes is difficult. If the price of your home is too high, for example, your residence may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. On the other hand, if...
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Posted on 08/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 700 Starkey Road #1524, Largo, FL 33771
This 2/2 second floor condo is waiting for your decorator touches! Private entrance leads to a spacious open floorplan. Features include ceramic tile in great room and newer windows throughout. The lanai in the master bedroom has been enclosed giving you additional square footage – perfect for a sitting area! This unit offers a split bedroom plan, lanai off the great room, a wet bar area and inside laundry. Take a dip in the saltwater pool. Forestbrook is a pet-friendly community, is situated adjacent to the East Bay Golf Course and is centrally located close to nearby beaches, airports and shopping...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Easy Ways to Go Green at Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to...
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Posted on 08/18/2020
Another Property Rented - 2333 Feather Sound Drive #B508, Clearwater, FL 33762
Make Crystal Bay your private resort! This spacious 1BR/1BA 5th floor condo is situated adjacent to the Feather Sound Golf and Country Club. Features include laminate flooring, inside laundry and freshly painted. A southern exposure keeps it bright, including the screened-in lanai and expanded balcony. The Crystal Bay community also features a beautifully appointed atrium and library, as well as a clubhouse, heated community pool and spa, sauna, outdoor kitchen and BBQ facility, exercise room, game room and billiard room. Easy access to shopping, restaurants, and airports. You can't beat this location - Tampa, St. Pete and beaches...
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Posted on 08/18/2020
Another Property Rented - 2333 Feather Sound Drive #B508, Clearwater, FL 33762
Make Crystal Bay your private resort! This spacious 1BR/1BA 5th floor condo is situated adjacent to the Feather Sound Golf and Country Club. Features include laminate flooring, inside laundry and freshly painted. A southern exposure keeps it bright, including the screened-in lanai and expanded balcony. The Crystal Bay community also features a beautifully appointed atrium and library, as well as a clubhouse, heated community pool and spa, sauna, outdoor kitchen and BBQ facility, exercise room, game room and billiard room. Easy access to shopping, restaurants, and airports. You can't beat this location - Tampa, St. Pete and beaches...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
How to Assess Your Equity Before Selling Your Home
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
The Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 08/07/2020
Video Tour - 700 Starkey Road #1524, Largo, FL 33771
This 2/2 second floor condo is waiting for your decorator touches! Private entrance leads to a spacious open floorplan. Features include ceramic tile in great room and newer windows throughout. The lanai in the master bedroom has been enclosed giving you additional square footage – perfect for a sitting area! This unit offers a split bedroom plan, lanai off the great room, a wet bar area and inside laundry. Take a dip in the saltwater pool. Forestbrook is a pet-friendly community, is situated adjacent to the East Bay Golf Course and is centrally located close to nearby beaches, airports and shopping...
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