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 Creating a House-Hunting Plan That Works
Posted on 04/05/2020
Creating a House-Hunting Plan That Works
There's nothing more satisfying than knowing exactly what you want and taking the necessary steps to get it! Whether you're searching for the right job, your soul mate, or the home of your dreams, being clear about the results you want can help pave the way for success. When it comes to house hunting, there are several ways to...
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Another Property Sold - 5260 58TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33709
Posted on 04/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 5260 58TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33709
WOW! Huge Price Drop! This amazing built in 1959, 3 bdrm/2 bath,concrete block, fenced in, beautifully landscaped with fire pit, 1047 Sq Ft, with a brand new, hydrazzo finish, salt system LED lighted enclosed POOL with newer Pentair Pool equip. with a pass through window from the kitchen with an outside bar and grill has been COMPLETELY REMODELED! The seller spared no costs!!! This "SMART HOME" was completely gutted and everything from the roof, appliances, flooring, air conditioner, duct work, sewer pipes, pool, and kitchen is all brand new! The seller has been meticulously working on this home for over a year! The many extras include a...
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Another Property Sold - 700 Starkey Road #821, Largo, FL 33771
Posted on 03/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 700 Starkey Road #821, Largo, FL 33771
A home with everything you’re looking for! This meticulously well-maintained and upgraded 2/2, second floor corner unit is awaiting your own personal touch. An abundance of bright, natural light flows through a profusion of windows and infuses a spacious open floorplan capped by a vaulted ceiling. Step out of your living room onto the wrap-around lanai, where you’ll set your sights on a park-like view and enjoy the cool breezes. The kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, the bathrooms have been updated and storage space abounds in bedroom closets that are custom-crafted, as well. Forestbrook is a sought-after golf community that is pet-friendly...
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Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Posted on 03/29/2020
Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 03/22/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
You don't need to be a home selling expert to counter a buyer's offer to purchase your house. In fact, sellers who know what factors to consider as they evaluate a homebuying proposal may be better equipped than others to submit a successful counter-offer. Now, let's take a look at three factors a seller should consider before countering a...
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Another Property Sold - 7231 37TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33710
Posted on 03/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 7231 37TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33710
Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 bath home located minutes from beaches and shopping plazas/ mall , also in a non flood zone. New AC 2017 and Newer windows and solar panels can convey if buyer assumes the solar panel...
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Hot Luxury Home Markets in the U.S.
Posted on 03/15/2020
Hot Luxury Home Markets in the U.S.
Photo by Daniel Salcius on Unsplash If you're looking for that second home in the vacation paradise of your dreams, these five locations have just turned the corner from luxury sellers' market to luxury buyers' market: Maui, Hawaii Tennis clubs, golf resorts and views of white sand beaches and pristine blue water top the reasons why Maui has...
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Video Tour  - 700 Starkey Road #1513, Largo, FL 33771
Posted on 03/12/2020
Video Tour - 700 Starkey Road #1513, Largo, FL 33771
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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700 Starkey Road #1513, Largo, FL 33771 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/12/2020
700 Starkey Road #1513, Largo, FL 33771 is now new to the market!
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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Video Tour  - 700 Starkey Road #521, Largo, FL 33771
Posted on 03/10/2020
Video Tour - 700 Starkey Road #521, Largo, FL 33771
Desirable Forestbrook Community! This 2nd floor, 2/2 corner end unit features: electrical panel and surge protection, LG Appliances - Washer/Dryer, Stainless Steel Range, Dishwasher and Microwave – all new in 2016. Kitchen sink, faucet and garbage disposal replaced in 2016. Water heater new in 2018. Bright and spacious, the open floor plan features lots of windows and has 2 lanais--one located off the LR, the other off the Master BR that offer tranquil park-like views. Just steps to the community pool. Recent 4-pt inspection completed. Priced below market value for quick sale. Forestbrook is a pet friendly community, is located adjacent to...
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700 Starkey Road #521, Largo, FL 33771 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/10/2020
700 Starkey Road #521, Largo, FL 33771 is now new to the market!
Desirable Forestbrook Community! This 2nd floor, 2/2 corner end unit features: electrical panel and surge protection, LG Appliances - Washer/Dryer, Stainless Steel Range, Dishwasher and Microwave – all new in 2016. Kitchen sink, faucet and garbage disposal replaced in 2016. Water heater new in 2018. Bright and spacious, the open floor plan features lots of windows and has 2 lanais--one located off the LR, the other off the Master BR that offer tranquil park-like views. Just steps to the community pool. Recent 4-pt inspection completed. Priced below market value for quick sale. Forestbrook is a pet friendly community, is located adjacent to...
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Options for Selling a Home with Water Damage
Posted on 03/08/2020
Options for Selling a Home with Water Damage
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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