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Posted on 01/24/2021
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty 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 fallen...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Should You Develop Homebuying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Remodeling with a Larger Budget: Expanding Your Kitchen
Image by ElasticComputeFarm from Pixabay Your house is perfect except for one thing: The kitchen is not even close to being large enough. Those who love to entertain and cook will probably agree that even a 15-foot wide by 20-foot long kitchen isn’t large enough, especially if you don’t have an open floor plan. Once you decide how...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
The Common Signs of Plumbing Problems
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a...
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Posted on 12/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 19930 Benissimo Drive, Venice, FL 34293
BEAUTIFULLY upgraded, the Orchid villa offers 2 bedrooms with den, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage. The floorplan is well laid out and feels more spacious than its 1,572 square feet. A tasteful home with contemporary fixtures that has been extensively upgraded and rigorously maintained since being built in 2016. Features include granite countertops throughout, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, and porcelain tile set on the diagonal in the main areas. All cabinets were refinished enhancing the light and bright atmosphere, understated modern kitchen backsplash recently added, kitchen fluorescent changed out for recessed lights, additional...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Common Loan Terms of the Jumbo Mortgage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
How to Deal with Identity Theft
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Small Spaces: How to Maximize Your SoFla Space
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay You’ve relocated to South Florida and your space isn’t as big as you thought it would be. Now what? This doesn’t have to be the end of the world. There are a number of things you can do in small niche spaces to make your space functional, friendly, and make you happy...
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Posted on 12/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 11205 Mcdermott Court, Englewood, FL 34223
Picture perfect in every way! This 3 bedroom plus den home is tranquil and inviting with neutral colors, high end finishes and many desirable upgrades. Built in 2018, this nearly new home offers the “newness” of new construction, but without the hassle and unexpected costs of building- it’s all here for you! Quality ceiling fans, chandeliers and window treatments were chosen to blend into the home’s Florida feel. The home features a peaceful lake view from an extended lanai and sliders that open fully and pocket out of sight. There is a full roller shade on slider that gives privacy when needed. A natural gas hookup in the lanai offer the...
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Posted on 12/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 26849 Weiskopf Drive, Englewood, FL 34223
New Bright Meadow home without the builder hassle and the wait. This Boca Royale beauty is upgraded with over $66,000 in quality upgrades. The California kitchen features all Energy Star SS appliances, Stainless steel range hood, extra cabinet storage, large pantry, under cabinet and over cabinet lighting, wall oven and built in microwave, cook top, glass front cabinets, granite counter tops, tile back splash, large granite island with large stainless single bowl under counter mount kitchen sink and pendant lighting. The main living area has top level wood-look tile flooring, crown molding, Plantation shutters, 5 1/4" baseboards, tray...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Non-Negotiables and Homebuying Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Should I Be Worried if the Previous Owners Return?
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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