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Tips on Building the Perfect Sandbox
Posted on 02/16/2020
Tips on Building the Perfect Sandbox
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay A sandbox might be the perfect building project for a beginner - -you just need to make an elevated, simple box and fill it with sand to delight the kids in the family. Incorporating other details can help you make a project that is uniquely yours. Sand is heavy, so take some time...
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Tips for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early
Posted on 02/09/2020
Tips for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
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Selling Tips for Luxury Homes
Posted on 02/02/2020
Selling Tips for Luxury Homes
Image by Chris Goodwin from Pexels Your luxury home is a major investment, so it’s important to make sure that you’re approaching the selling process the right way. Selling a luxury home comes with certain challenges that you’re less likely to encounter with a non-luxury home. Luxury homes aren’t as numerous overall, so you’ll have to work harder...
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Tips for Choosing a Porch Light
Posted on 01/26/2020
Tips for Choosing a Porch Light
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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Reasons to Consider an Inflatable Hot Tub
Posted on 01/19/2020
Reasons to Consider an Inflatable Hot Tub
If you have been looking for a way to revamp your home, an inflatable hot tub might be the spark you need. With an inflatable hot tub in your back yard, your loved ones will get the opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy the health benefits of the bubbly water without putting a damper on your...
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Florida: Best Energy-Conscious Cities
Posted on 01/12/2020
Florida: Best Energy-Conscious Cities
Photo by Michael Schwarzenberger via Pixabay Living in Florida has its perks, but if you’re into green spaces and green energy, there are specific places that will cater to your tastes. There are a few cities that make green initiatives a priority, lessening the carbon footprint while developing sustainable communities. Here are some of the most “green” cities...
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Another Property Sold - 372 Hillview Road, Venice, FL 34293
Posted on 01/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 372 Hillview Road, Venice, FL 34293
Check out this great property with a newer roof and large backyard! Plenty of room for storage. Two bedroom two bath, with a carport and driveway. Optional HOA. Florida style home with a enclosed Florida room that leads to outside. Located in wonderful Venice Gardens. Washer and dryer is included, partially furnished. Recently replaced water and sewer system 5 years ago. Only ten minutes to Venice beach, perfectly located with shops and restaurants close...
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Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Posted on 01/05/2020
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Are You Prepared to Sell a House?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Are You Prepared to Sell a House?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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DIY: Refinishing Your Cabinets
Posted on 12/22/2019
DIY: Refinishing Your Cabinets
Photo by u_jup1hbno via Pixabay Paint is the magic elixir when it comes to inexpensive home makeovers. It rejuvenates space in a way few other things can do. Yet many homeowners have blinders on when it comes to the places they can paint. Namely, they only see the walls as a palette. Let's challenge that notion and remind...
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Should I Commute to Own a House?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Should I Commute to Own a House?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
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How Should You Promote Your House to Buyers?
Posted on 12/08/2019
How Should You Promote Your House to Buyers?
Promoting a house to potential buyers sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to stir up interest in your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you promote your residence to buyers. 1. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal Amazing curb appeal is essential, particularly for a seller who...
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