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Posted on 07/08/2020
Setting the Fair Market Value
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
Disclosures Home Sellers are Legally Required to Share in Florida
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay There’s an old phrase that says “buyer beware.” While, to some extent, this holds true in real estate, the good news for buyers is there are a number of protections in place which are regulated by federal law. States can opt to add their own requirements. Florida has exercised its right to...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
8609 Fancy Finch Drive #202, Tampa, FL 33614 now has a new price of $75,999!
Live the Florida lifestyle in this large one bedroom/one bath unit with a fireplace in a beautiful gated community. Located close to downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport and the "Buc's" Raymond J. Stadium. Permanent home, a weekend get-a-way or an investment property, you couldn't ask for a better location. Being on the second floor (no one above you), this large condo features vaulted ceilings and a very private large deck. There is also a large community pool, a well equipped gym and a beautiful clubhouse. The condos great room has a corner fireplace and sliding doors leading to the deck with views of the grounds. Being the largest...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
8609 Fancy Finch Drive #202, Tampa, FL 33614 now has a new price of $76,499!
Live the Florida lifestyle in this large one bedroom/one bath unit with a fireplace in a beautiful gated community. Located close to downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport and the "Buc's" Raymond J. Stadium. Permanent home, a weekend get-a-way or an investment property, you couldn't ask for a better location. Being on the second floor (no one above you), this large condo features vaulted ceilings and a very private large deck. There is also a large community pool, a well equipped gym and a beautiful clubhouse. The condos great room has a corner fireplace and sliding doors leading to the deck with views of the grounds. Being the largest...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
How to Care for Wooden Decks and Porches
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay If you plan to add a deck to your home, begin by selecting quality pressure-treated or composite building material. If you build with pressure-treated wood, let the porch or deck set raw — without paint or stain — for at least six months to a year. The longer you let it set, the...
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Posted on 06/17/2020
Mortgage Rates in Southern Florida
Photo by Jason Boyd from Pexels The low rates in Florida have sparked a lot of activity in the real estate scene in the state. In Southern Florida, experts are encouraged by these rates because they lower the risk of a bubble forming in this popular part of the country. We'll look at what buyers, lenders, and sellers...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
Tips on Choosing Home Security: DIY or Conventional
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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Posted on 06/06/2020
8609 Fancy Finch Drive #202, Tampa, FL 33614 now has a new price of $76,999!
Live the Florida lifestyle in this large one bedroom/one bath unit with a fireplace in a beautiful gated community. Located close to downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport and the "Buc's" Raymond J. Stadium. Permanent home, a weekend get-a-way or an investment property, you couldn't ask for a better location. Being on the second floor (no one above you), this large condo features vaulted ceilings and a very private large deck. There is also a large community pool, a well equipped gym and a beautiful clubhouse. The condos great room has a corner fireplace and sliding doors leading to the deck with views of the grounds. Being the largest...
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Posted on 06/03/2020
Strategies for Simplifying
Image by Chinnapong from Shutterstock The “simple life” is a common phrase but is there such a thing? When defining the words, it’s easy to understand the challenge that comes with pairing them together. Simple (easily understood and presenting no difficulty) + life (existence, being, living). Let's rephrase the quote to say, "The simpler life." Creating a simpler...
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Posted on 05/27/2020
Walls: Preparing to Paint after Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Forty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has...
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Posted on 05/26/2020
Buying A Home During Springtime
Spring is a time of change. Everything feels new and exciting. It’s a great time to start searching for a new home. Before you head out on the house hunt, you should take the time to review what you can expect if you’re heading out on the house hunt this spring. There May Be Less Inventory If you’re a...
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Posted on 05/20/2020
Tarpon Springs, FL Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Tarpon Springs, FL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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