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Key Reasons to Sell a Small Town Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Key Reasons to Sell a Small Town Home
A small town home initially may have proven to be ideal. But if your current small town house fails to meet your needs, there is no need to worry. In fact, you can add your small town residence to the local housing market and relocate to a new city or town at your convenience. Ultimately, there are many reasons...
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3 Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Posted on 12/01/2019
3 Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Before you sell your home, you may want to invest in property upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence both inside and out and boost your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider prior to investing in home improvements. These questions include: 1. Which home improvements should I prioritize?...
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Key Moving Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 11/24/2019
Key Moving Costs You Need to Know About
After you buy or sell a house, you may have only a short amount of time to relocate to a new address. As such, it helps to plan ahead for moving day. Because if you start preparing for your move right away, you can budget accordingly. There are many moving costs you need to account for as you prepare...
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The Basics of Staging
Posted on 11/17/2019
The Basics of Staging
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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Another Property Sold - 4708 Clipper Drive, Bradenton, FL 34208
Posted on 11/13/2019
Another Property Sold - 4708 Clipper Drive, Bradenton, FL 34208
Bring your boat and swimsuit.. Gorgeous waterfront community of The Inlets ... a premier boating community located on Florida’s west coast with direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf. Open plan with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and large Bonus Room/ loft and a full bath upstairs. Bright and sunny kitchen with tall cabinets, Corian counters and stainless appliances and a gas cooktop. Crown Molding, decorative niches, ceiling fans and plantation shutters. Large Master suite opens to the newly refinished pool lanai, and 2nd bedroom connected to pool bath offers a second en-suite. 3rd bedroom could be main floor office and upstairs Bonus Room...
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Another Property Sold - 6711 26TH Street W, Bradenton, FL 34207
Posted on 11/12/2019
Another Property Sold - 6711 26TH Street W, Bradenton, FL 34207
Classic Florida home in Bayshore Gardens! NEWER A/C and ROOF. Many upgrades have been done to this home including solid wood kitchen cabinets and granite countertops, kitchen opened to living room and dining room, lighting, flooring,and bathroom updates.Super close to all of the of fun that Bayshore Gardens Park and Recreation District have to offer! Extra Bonus Florida Room that leads to the inside laundry room.It includes picnic spots, boating amenities, a Junior size Olympic Pool on the Bay,and a Kayak launch.This is true Florida living at its finest! Welcome...
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Safety Rules to Observe During Home Woodwork
Posted on 11/10/2019
Safety Rules to Observe During Home Woodwork
Home woodwork is not for everyone as it requires a minimum amount of safety. Furthermore, you could get really hurt when working with wood because of the power tools involved. It is for this reason that not everyone should work with wood at home. Here are some specific safety measures that are advisable for home woodwork: Protect your...
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Is Your House Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Is Your House Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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November: City of Sarasota Special Event Notice
Posted on 11/01/2019
November: City of Sarasota Special Event Notice
The following DOWNTOWN EVENTS have been approved with STREET CLOSURES by the City of Sarasota. Name of Event: Bike to WorkDate & Time of Event: 11.01.2019 at 7:00 am-9:00 amLocation of Event: Payne ParkEvent Sponsor & On-site Phone: City of Sarasota & Megan Lui 941-313-1091 Name of Event: CountyfestDate & Time of Event: 11.01-03.2019 Friday 4:00 pm-10:00 pm/...
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This Year's Home Decorating Trends
Posted on 10/27/2019
This Year's Home Decorating Trends
The interior look of your home says a lot about you; it tells of your kind of style, your personality, and your taste. From the living room to the kitchen, to the bedroom, your signature gets imprinted on all the designs used. Every other year, there are new styles and designs for decorating and furnishing your home. This...
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Mortgage: What are Points?
Posted on 10/20/2019
Mortgage: What are Points?
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Another Property Sold - 1601 9TH Street W, Palmetto, FL 34221
Posted on 10/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 1601 9TH Street W, Palmetto, FL 34221
This “MUST SEE” charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a corner lot offers a fenced yard, beautiful mature Palm trees and loads of curbside appeal. In the interior many pleasantries are waiting. Gorgeous wood grain look, porcelain tile flooring flows thru-out the entire innovative split bedroom floor plan and presents an easy care alternative to carpeted floors. You will find a 12’ x 12’ master bedroom en suite on one side and 2 nicely sized bedrooms on the other. French door front entrance brings you into the formal living room. The light and bright kitchen, that is centrally located, offers unobstructed views to both the living room and the...
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