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Posted on 11/29/2020
Strange Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Adding Vintage Style to A Modern Home
Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels Whether you’re remodeling your home or building one from scratch there are a few vintage features you may want to incorporate. No matter the style of your home—modern, traditional, country chic—these additions can fit seamlessly in your house. Work with your architect to see how you can add these details to your...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
How to Start Remodeling Your Home
Starting a new renovation project can be overwhelming. Of course, there are tons of details to consider, so you might find yourself at a loss when it comes to visualizing your end product. Before you begin your remodeling project, you need to have an idea of how you want the result to look. To make it easy for...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Buying a Retirement Home is Florida is a Realistic Goal
For a variety of reasons, Florida continues to be one of the most popular retirement destinations in the United States. Whether you're considering buying a house, a condo, or a luxury beachfront home, there are a lot of appealing properties available on the market. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, many of them are relatively inexpensive, too. One strategy...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Investment Basics: What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Florida's 2019 Trends Predict Growth
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Florida is usually in the limelight, nationally and internationally, when it comes to real estate investors and those wanting a place in the sun. Whether you're an investor or a homebuyer interested in the Sunshine state, there are several factors that affected the 2019 market. Trend Factors Three main factors had an...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
DIY: Fix Your Windows & Door Screens
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 101 Wayforest Drive, Venice, FL 34292
What a beautiful and spacious home ready for you! A great price for this house and the seller will pay the $10,000 entry fee for the new buyer at closing! This lovely home is located in the sought after Venice Golf & Country Club where living is at its finest. A golf or social membership is offered to you with a beautiful restaurant, fitness center, tennis courts, pool and spa and so much more! This gated community has gorgeous trees and landscaping welcoming you as you drive to your destination. The home is situated privately at the end of the cul-de-sac with a lake view from the lanai. The spacious floor plan is open from the moment...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
How to Initiate a Successful Florida Luxury Home Search
Conducting a successful Florida luxury home search is no small feat, regardless of whether you want to acquire your dream residence in St. Augustine, Tampa Bay or elsewhere in the Sunshine State. However, there are many things you can do to speed up the process of finding your ideal Florida luxury house. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Tips for Financing Your Second Home Affordably
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels Buying a second home is an exceptional opportunity. You can expand your real estate portfolio, creating an investment strategy for building wealth over the long term. It’s also nice to have a home, one you can use on the weekends to get away. Whether you want to buy a home on the...
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Posted on 10/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 1255 Tarpon Center Drive #614, Venice, FL 34285
Beautiful views from your balcony, every day!! And, each evening you can decide to enjoy the gorgeous sunset directly from your balcony or from the beach, which is located just short walk past the pool. This truly is a unique opportunity to own a two bedroom two bath condominium on Venice Island for less than $300,000. The Jetty and Crows Nest Marina are nearby, and the many Venice island shops and restaurants are less than 2 miles away. Perfect...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Do You Need a Homebuying Budget?
A homebuying budget can make a world of difference, particularly for those who want to streamline a house search. If you have a budget at your disposal, you will know approximately how much you can spend on a residence. Then, you can narrow your house search accordingly. Establishing a homebuying budget can be simple. Now, let's take a look...
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