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Posted on 05/03/2020
5 Ways to Improve your Home's Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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Posted on 04/30/2020
3164 Needle Terrace, North Port, FL 34286 now has a new price of $232,500!
Are you looking for an affordable, Cozy 3-bedroom, 2 bath POOL HOME? Move in ready. Feels like brand new with the following upgrades: Culligan water system. Custom Casa in-ground pool 2017. 15+12 x 24 quartz interior finish. Floorcrete on pool deck and lanai, Hayward pool pump, Screen cage with 2 doors, 4 alarms by Casa, all electric, pool equipment over $30,000.00 addition to home. Water heater new in 2019 with 6-year warranty. Garage is over-sized 20 x 26. All faucets are Moen with lifetime warranty. Chamberlin battery backup garage door opener new in 2019. Front and screen glass door with pull down screen by Anderson new 2018. ...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Will Your Property Allow You to Raise Livestock?
Image by William Dais from Pixabay If you have your heart set on raising livestock at your new home, you have to check local laws and other rules to ensure that activity will be permitted. Everything from zoning laws to HOA rules influence whether you can have even the smallest farm animals on your land, including mini-goats, rabbits...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Tips for Adding Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Contract Contingencies in Florida
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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Posted on 04/05/2020
Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a Residence
Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include: 1. Shop Around When it comes to conducting a home search, it...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Are You Prepared to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for potential house buying hurdles. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to put yourself in position to enjoy a successful homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Much in the same way that Rome was not built...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
How to Shop Smart in a Seller's Market
Post Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayIt's easy to believe you don't have much leverage if you're getting ready to buy in a seller's market. Unfortunately, that sense of frustration can result in desperation, which can ultimately lead to overpaying on a home. Before you accept your fate, consider how you may have more power than you think. Start...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Key Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
You don't need to be a home selling expert to counter a buyer's offer to purchase your house. In fact, sellers who know what factors to consider as they evaluate a homebuying proposal may be better equipped than others to submit a successful counter-offer. Now, let's take a look at three factors a seller should consider before countering a...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
The Charm of St. Augustine: Amenities for Miles
Photo by Arvid Olson via Pixabay St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the nation. Often called The Ancient City, St. Augustine still boasts an Old World charm for those who stroll its cobblestone streets. Tourists flock to St. Augustine by the thousands each year, drawn in by the opportunities to view famed landmarks such as Castillo...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
How Can You Rise Above the Homebuying Competition?
Let's face it – there is no shortage of buyers competing for the top residences. However, there are many things you can do to rise above the homebuying competition, and these include: 1. Review the Local Housing Market The housing market fluctuates. In some instances, the housing market may favor buyers. Or, in other cases, it may favor sellers....
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Posted on 02/23/2020
Determining the Value of Your Home
Photo by Billion Photos via Shutterstock When homeowners start thinking about selling, the first thing they want to know is, “How much can I sell my house for?” Your real estate agent's task is determining the fair market value with a range of prices from low to high. The spread between the two values typical is not large...
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