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Posted on 09/27/2020
Tips for Sellers: Evaluate a Florida Luxury House
If you plan to sell a luxury home in Jacksonville, Tampa Bay or any other Florida city or town, you should examine your residence closely. That way, you can identify any potential problem areas and address them before you list your Sunshine State luxury house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate your Florida...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
7 Steps to Creating a Custom Towel Rack from Old Picture Frames
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Tips for Negotiating Reduced HOA Fees
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Where to Find Housing Deals in Southeast Florida
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay With the steady (and sometimes even rapid) increase in home prices in Southern Florida, it may seem impossible for homebuyers to find any kind of bargain in their ideal neighborhoods. But even with a healthy forecast ahead, there are a few tricks that you can use to find something at the lower end...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Why You Should Consider Smart Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Garden Storage: Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 08/19/2020
9628 SW 142nd Ct #9628, Miami, FL 33186 now has a new price of $324,900!
Beautiful 3/2 townhome in the sought after community of Place Royal. This unit features east-facing front courtyard that makes a great place for breakfast and the rear newly tiled patio is great for a relaxing evening. Lots of extra outdoor space. The master bedroom overlooks the Garden and tranquil backyard. The two other bedrooms are spacious and make great guest bedrooms or kids' rooms. This unit is priced to sell and won't last. Please call listing agent or use show assist for showings. Seller...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Community is Everything: How to Vet Your Future Neighbors
Photo by PixaBay via Pexels Even if you find the perfect home on the ideal property, if you do not jibe with your neighbors, your homeownership experience could be in jeopardy. Thankfully, there are ways to make sure that your neighbors and you will get along well before committing to buy. All you have to do is follow...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Pros & Cons of HOA Communities
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Ready Your Home for Seasonal Storms
Image by sandid from Pixabay Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage. Spring Windstorms For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage....
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Earnest Money: What Is It?
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Posted on 07/22/2020
9628 SW 142nd Ct #9628, Miami, FL 33186 now has a new price of $329,900!
Beautiful 3/2 townhome in the sought after community of Place Royal. This unit features east-facing front courtyard that makes a great place for breakfast and the rear newly tiled patio is great for a relaxing evening. Lots of extra outdoor space. The master bedroom overlooks the Garden and tranquil backyard. The two other bedrooms are spacious and make great guest bedrooms or kids' rooms. This unit is priced to sell and won't last. Please call listing agent or use show assist for showings. Seller...
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