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Posted on 05/24/2020
How Millennials Are Influencing Housing
Photo by Terry Magallanes from Pexels Millennials have been widely discussed in real estate circles all over the country, and Florida is no exception. The trends are dictating how agents, sellers, and developers approach this young generation. We'll look at the attitudes in Northern Florida and how they're likely to influence future prices. One Size Does Not Fit...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Increase the Probability of Selling Your Home Fast
Putting your home on the market is a life-changing decision and, for some people, it may involve conflicting feelings. Ideally, all members of your family should be on board with the decision to sell. If you, your spouse, or your kids are ambivalent or even against the idea of moving, it could send a negative message to prospective buyers,...
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Posted on 05/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 4301 Longchamp Drive, Sarasota, FL 34235
Spacioius home on a large corner lot with a rear side load garage. Vaulted ceilings, skylight and clerestory windows make this home light and open. Livingroom/familyroom plan providse two living spaces plus a diningroom. Three sets of sliders let the sunshine in. Roomy familyroom has a fireplace plus a huge window with western exposure. Kitchen was updated in 2014 and has miles of cherry cabinets with warm neutral corian countertops, newer Bosch dishwasher and a breakfast bar - all ideal for entertaining guests. The Master Bath has also been updated and has a large bay window with a tiled window seat, garden tub, large glass shower...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
When to Invest in a Retirement Home
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
How to Replace Your Toilet in 3 Simple Steps
Photo by Edgardo Lagmay on Unsplash Nothing dates a bathroom like an old toilet. Not only have toilets advanced significantly in the past 10-15 years. Older toilets often develop hard water stains and porcelain scratches that show their age. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is one of the most straightforward home improvement projects you can do. And it's relatively...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayIf you’re retired, own your own home and have trouble making ends meet, a reverse mortgage may seem like the answer to prayers. You get to stay in your house and you’ll have some extra cash to see you through. Before you run to the nearest lender, however, consider the downside...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Reasons to Back Out of Your Contract
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
3 Factors to Consider Before You Accept an Offer to Purchase
If you receive an offer to purchase your home, you may have only a limited amount of time to decide whether to accept this proposal. As such, there are several factors you'll want to consider to determine whether to approve an offer to purchase your home. These factors include: 1. The Price of Your Home If you established a...
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Posted on 04/08/2020
7427 Sequoia Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34653 is now new to the market!
Don’t Miss this Spotless 3 bed/2 bath Energy Efficient, Low Maintenance Pool Home! Split Bedroom, Tile Throughout, LED Bulbs, ceiling fans, plantation shutters and window treatments, large Bonus Room with lots of options. Kitchen features Newer Stainless-Steel Appliances, Updated Wood Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash, large Pantry and LED under counter lighting. Updated Master Suite has extra closet space, and new step in tiled shower. Both Baths were updated with sparkling light tile, new vanities and new toilets. Closet space galore here and bedroom closets are cedar. Newer windows installed and most are hurricane rated. New...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Key Considerations For Pursuing Quiet Title Actions
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels A variety of complications can come into play for today's property owners. Many of these issues involve title — property rights conferring legal ownership. While title is often straightforward, it may prove difficult to establish in select circumstances. In such situations, a quiet title action may be the most effective solution available....
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Tips for Homebuyers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Investments: Where to Start?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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