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Know Your Closing Costs
Posted on 07/14/2019
Know Your Closing Costs
When buying a home, nothing could be worse than getting down to the hour of closing only to discover you don't have enough money in your account for all those insane fees you didn't know about. These fees are due to the lender and other third parties such as the title company at the close of the deal...
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Ready For Open House Day?
Posted on 07/07/2019
Ready For Open House Day?
Cleaning is most peoples' least favorite thing on a typical day. But for Open House day? It can seem either terrifying or expensive, but it doesn't have to be. A little elbow grease can make a huge difference and save you a bundle. Walls You have to be careful of painted walls. If you're too abrasive, you'll rough...
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How to Keep Your Home Cozy
Posted on 06/30/2019
How to Keep Your Home Cozy
No matter the season keeping your home comfortable and cozy is vital to the quality of life you have at home. Having a desire to get out into the world and explore new activities, restaurants and friends is healthy for you, but so is wanting to spend time in your own home. Whether you just moved in or...
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Get control of your clutter
Posted on 06/23/2019
Get control of your clutter
So, the home is gorgeous, the yard is perfect but inside, your things cover every surface. Whether you’re setting up for an open house, or trying to get the packing done, the last thing you want is clutter complicating the process. Seems easy, right? But getting control of the mess can be harder than it sounds. You have...
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Securing a Home Mortgage
Posted on 06/16/2019
Securing a Home Mortgage
A mortgage loan is crucial to owning a home unless you can afford to pay cash. Mortgages are significant; they're used by individuals and businesses to make large real estate purchases without paying the entire purchase price up front. Over the years, the borrower repays the loan, plus interest, until he or she owns the property free and...
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Buying, Building or Remodeling?
Posted on 06/09/2019
Buying, Building or Remodeling?
Thinking of buying a new home, building your dream home or remodeling the home you have? Before you reach out to your nearest real estate agent, find a building contractor or raid your local do-it-yourself home improvement store, gather and refine all your ideas in one place by creating an idea book. As the name says, an idea...
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Another Property Sold - 5623 Los Robles Court, Palmetto, FL 34221
Posted on 06/04/2019
Another Property Sold - 5623 Los Robles Court, Palmetto, FL 34221
Under Construction. "Under Construction" Brand NEW energy-efficient home ready February 2019! Enjoy morning coffee on your front porch or cook-outs on your covered lanai of the beautiful Sycamore home. The functional kitchen is great for prepping meals or casually dining with the family on the kitchen island. The master suite is the perfect space to retreat after a long day. This amenity rich Eave’s Bend community is located in Palmetto near premium shopping destinations and downtown St. Pete. I-75 is in short proximity providing convenient access to major employment areas. Known for their energy-efficient features, our homes help you live a...
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Volunteering with Your Children
Posted on 06/02/2019
Volunteering with Your Children
Volunteering is a great way to begin to engage with your new community. It is also a great way to get your kids involved in their neighborhood, and it provides an excellent teaching and growth opportunity for you and your children. You can start teaching your kids empathy and instill care for their community and world early in...
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Video Tour  - 313 Glen Oak Road, Venice, FL 34293
Posted on 05/26/2019
Video Tour - 313 Glen Oak Road, Venice, FL 34293
Home located in sought after community of Venice Gardens which is very centrally located in Venice. Beaches and downtown area are only approximately a 10 minute drive or 20 by bike. Home has an in-law suite with private entrances front and to the backyard. Backyard is completely fenced in for pets and family...
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What to Do with a Basement
Posted on 05/26/2019
What to Do with a Basement
For many buyers, a basement is an added bonus. While it does not figure into the living space by most calculations, a basement may expand square-footage, improve storage, extend living space, and be that final trump card in the homebuying process. Or, it could be the worst possible nightmare. If you hope to buy or build a home...
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Another Property Rented - 313 Glen Oak Road, Venice, FL 34293
Posted on 05/25/2019
Another Property Rented - 313 Glen Oak Road, Venice, FL 34293
Home located in sought after community of Venice Gardens which is very centrally located in Venice. Beaches and downtown area are only approximately a 10 minute drive or 20 by bike. Home has an in-law suite with private entrances front and to the backyard. Backyard is completely fenced in for pets and family...
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313 Glen Oak Road, Venice, FL 34293 is now new to the market!
Posted on 05/24/2019
313 Glen Oak Road, Venice, FL 34293 is now new to the market!
Home located in sought after community of Venice Gardens which is very centrally located in Venice. Beaches and downtown area are only approximately a 10 minute drive or 20 by bike. Home has an in-law suite with private entrances front and to the backyard. Backyard is completely fenced in for pets and family...
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