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Factors to Note Before Purchasing a Vacation Property
Posted on 10/13/2019
Factors to Note Before Purchasing a Vacation Property
If you are mulling over purchasing a vacation home, then you must go over a few considerations before you make the final decision. If done for the right reasons, it can end up being a great piece of investment, as you can save hotel and lodging costs when you visit and then rent it out during off seasons....
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Household Habits to Lose
Posted on 10/06/2019
Household Habits to Lose
Everyone does it. Everyone develops one or more of these bad household habits that ultimately end up costing time and money. Here’s a list of the top nine, why they’re bad, and what to do instead: Setting the wash temperature to "hot"—most clothes do not need washing in hot water. Hot temperatures may result in shrinkage, discoloration, or...
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ROI on Home Improvements This Year
Posted on 09/29/2019
ROI on Home Improvements This Year
Each year, Remodeling Magazine gathers data from nearly 150 markets on the average cost for 21 of the most popular home improvement or remodeling projects. Along with the expenses, they tally the resale amounts of those home in 100 markets in the United States to compare the cost versus the resale value of those improvements. Each year, as...
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Renovation Failures
Posted on 09/22/2019
Renovation Failures
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood or down a country road, seen a cobbled-together add-on and done a double-take? Historically, home additions tend to stick out like the proverbial sore thumb, with each new add-on displaying the most recent design trend without regard for the original style. Thus, you'll see a typical ranch-style home with a mansard...
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Getting the Scoop on Your New Neighborhood
Posted on 09/15/2019
Getting the Scoop on Your New Neighborhood
New place, new town, new everything. Now, where to find the grocery store and the parks. Additionally, think about all those places you will have to visit at least once to complete your move like the DMV and school district administration offices. Your map app on your phone can get you places but are they the places with...
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439 Harbor Springs Drive, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 now has a new price of $319,900!
Posted on 09/10/2019
439 Harbor Springs Drive, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 now has a new price of $319,900!
Live the Florida Lifestyle in this Amazing Maintenance free Luxury Townhome! This exceptionally cared for Newly constructed, 2016/2017 Former Model is designed to be energy efficient and packed with all the available Builder Upgrades ($33K value) When you walk in the front door you are welcomed with an open concept space filled with Natural light and Neutral warm colors. The upgraded Beautiful wood look tile flooring, Crown Molding and upgraded lighting throughout adds to your comfort. The kitchen features upgraded granite, pull out shelves and soft close door cabinetry and under counter LED lighting. The Pantry off the kitchen offers...
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439 Harbor Springs Drive, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 has an Open House on  Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Posted on 09/10/2019
439 Harbor Springs Drive, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 has an Open House on Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Live the Florida Lifestyle in this Amazing Maintenance free Luxury Townhome! This exceptionally cared for Newly constructed, 2016/2017 Former Model is designed to be energy efficient and packed with all the available Builder Upgrades ($33K value) When you walk in the front door you are welcomed with an open concept space filled with Natural light and Neutral warm colors. The upgraded Beautiful wood look tile flooring, Crown Molding and upgraded lighting throughout adds to your comfort. The kitchen features upgraded granite, pull out shelves and soft close door cabinetry and under counter LED lighting. The Pantry off the kitchen offers...
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Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Gazebos
Posted on 09/08/2019
Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Gazebos
After a typical, long day, everyone wants to cool off one way or the other. Outdoor decks provide a unique recreational experience that enhances luxury living. However, gazebos without lighting are limited to use only in the day. With proper lighting, you can extend the use and pleasure of your gazebo well into the evening. Another thing lighting...
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Reach Your Down-Payment Goals
Posted on 09/01/2019
Reach Your Down-Payment Goals
Saving enough funds for the down payment on your home can be an obstacle for everyone. With general living costs and accumulated debt (Student Loans!), many young couples and professionals don't believe they'll ever save enough to move from being renters to buyers. There are steps you can take to put aside the funds you need for your...
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How to be a Good Neighbor
Posted on 08/25/2019
How to be a Good Neighbor
Every neighborhood has its distinct personalities. While some are quiet, others throw parties every weekend. The same can be attributed to a neighbor too! In every neighborhood, everyone knows those neighbors with rowdy kids who can't stay off other people's lawns or the one who barely speak to others. And don't forget about the one who can't keep...
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How to Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 08/18/2019
How to Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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Things to Know about Paint - What is Sheen?
Posted on 08/11/2019
Things to Know about Paint - What is Sheen?
Sheen, in the paint world, is the level of gloss or shine in the paint product. The more gloss paint has, the shinier it is and the more washable the surface. So, different sheens work better in some regions of your home. Finding the right shine depends on your project and location. Types of sheen Flat, also called...
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