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Posted on 08/12/2020
Hosting Overnight Guests
Image by 영훈 박 from Pixabay One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If it’s your first time living in a house that’s big enough for more than just you, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable...
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Posted on 08/05/2020
What to Expect During the Property Selling Journey
Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses...
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Posted on 08/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 8609 Fancy Finch Drive #202, Tampa, FL 33614
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 07/29/2020
Florida: An Animal Lover's Paradise
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay To live in Florida is to live closer to nature than you ever may have imagined. For life-long Florida residents, this is something that you grow accustomed to rather young, but for those who move into the state later in adulthood, learning to expect the sight of a lizard in the bathroom...
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Posted on 07/22/2020
How to Freshen and Replace Your Tile and Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 07/15/2020
Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a Home
Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include: 1. Shop Around When it comes to conducting a home search, it...
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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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