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Set the Bar High for Your Florida Luxury Home Search
Posted on 04/05/2020
Set the Bar High for Your Florida Luxury Home Search
If you want to buy a superb luxury house in Tampa Bay, Lake Worth or any other Florida city or town, it generally is a good idea to set the bar high for your home search. After you establish expectations for your Florida luxury home search, you can craft a strategy so you can make your homeownership dream come...
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Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation House
Posted on 03/29/2020
Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation House
No two vacation residences are alike. As such, it pays to be diligent as you conduct a search for the optimal vacation home. Otherwise, you risk purchasing a vacation house that fails to accommodate your long-term needs. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to find a vacation home that complements you perfectly, such as: 1. Establish...
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What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
Posted on 03/22/2020
What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Do You Need a Home Selling Plan?
Posted on 03/15/2020
Do You Need a Home Selling Plan?
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complicated process. Fortunately, those who craft a house selling strategy can determine the steps they will need to take to accomplish their desired results. A home selling strategy may prove to be a must-have. Because if you enter the real estate market with a plan in place to sell your...
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Contract Contingencies
Posted on 03/08/2020
Contract Contingencies
Photo by Cytonn Photography from Pexels When you buy and sell real estate in Florida, your real estate agent probably uses the FAR/BAR “as is” contract. The contract has five contingencies, or exceptions, that protect the buyer. A buyer or seller can also add their own contingencies. To have a valid contract, the buyer must put down “consideration,”...
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What Can a Buyer Learn from a House Showing?
Posted on 03/01/2020
What Can a Buyer Learn from a House Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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How to Find Great Estate Sales and Goodies
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Find Great Estate Sales and Goodies
Photo by MoneyforCoffee via Pixabay Online tools make it easy to find good estate and moving sales. Here's how to catch the best of the local offerings. Your Smartphone Can Keep You Posted. Do a search for find garage sales near me and you'll immediately see online apps that work on your phone to tell you about yard...
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Another Property Sold - 2203 S Hyde Park Street S, Sarasota, FL 34239
Posted on 02/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 2203 S Hyde Park Street S, Sarasota, FL 34239
Don't miss this Sarasota home, Looking for space this is it . Nice large rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, Florida room, w/carport PLUS a bonus room! New AC and Electric panel . Oversized fenced yard with shade trees. Large lot zoned RSF4. Abutting lot, 1925 School Ave. also for sale. Close to downtown, shopping, restaurant , theater, hospital,doctors, beaches , golf, airport, RT 75 and much...
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Another Property Sold - 1925 S School Avenue SW #1, Sarasota, FL 34239
Posted on 02/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 1925 S School Avenue SW #1, Sarasota, FL 34239
Looking for a starter home in Sarasota this 2/bed 1/ bath/kitchen / living /room / fence yard lot is 50 x 90 the home needs some work or a take down and build new price is almost land value a great deal property next door is for sale on the corner 2203 S Hyde Park ST. ZONED FOR RSF4 SAME...
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Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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Improving Energy Efficiency in an Older House
Posted on 02/09/2020
Improving Energy Efficiency in an Older House
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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 Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Posted on 02/02/2020
Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details. If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information --...
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