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Posted on 08/09/2020
How to Go Hands-Free in the Kitchen
Photo by Sarah Biesinger via Shutterstock You’ve probably heard how important it is to go hands-free in your car, but it can be just as important and useful to be hands-free in the kitchen. If you’re busy washing dishes or prepping for dinner, you can use hands free devices to do everything from answering calls to looking up...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Ready to Rekindle Your Old Fireplace? Here’s How
Photo by kelsey roenau on Unsplash As the focal point of your living space, your fireplace needs to look its best or it could bring down the rest of your décor. But how can you restore the look and feel of that key design element without breaking the bank? There are actually many different ways to rekindle your...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
From Commute Time to Neighborhood Crime: How to Buy the Right Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Learning How to Budget to Buy a New Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
Video Tour - 1224 Royal Palm Drive S, Gulfport, FL 33707
~~~Executive Golf Course Home~~~ You will love this Beautiful Gulfport Home! Situated on the 6th hole of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club Championship Course! This 3000sf Two Story Home has 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths and Lots of Living Space. Leaded Glass Double Doors open to the Beautiful Foyer, Formal Living and Formal Dining Rooms! The Great Room boasts tons of lights, 21 ft ceilings, Built in Cabinetry and a Wood Burning Fireplace! The Eat in Kitchen has Custom Cherry Wood Cabinetry, Granite Counter tops, Center Island, Breakfast Bar and Stainless Steel Appliances that include Bosch and GE Profile brands! Separate Indoor Laundry...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
1224 Royal Palm Drive S, Gulfport, FL 33707 is now new to the market!
~~~Executive Golf Course Home~~~ You will love this Beautiful Gulfport Home! Situated on the 6th hole of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club Championship Course! This 3000sf Two Story Home has 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths and Lots of Living Space. Leaded Glass Double Doors open to the Beautiful Foyer, Formal Living and Formal Dining Rooms! The Great Room boasts tons of lights, 21 ft ceilings, Built in Cabinetry and a Wood Burning Fireplace! The Eat in Kitchen has Custom Cherry Wood Cabinetry, Granite Counter tops, Center Island, Breakfast Bar and Stainless Steel Appliances that include Bosch and GE Profile brands! Separate Indoor Laundry...
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Posted on 07/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 3149 11TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33713
~~~Live the Cottage Life~~~ North Kenwood Bungalow! You will love the Historic Charm of this 1925 block home! Pride of ownership is apparent as soon as you walk in the door. Beautiful original Hardwood floors though the Living Room, Dining Room and Bedrooms. Gorgeous Florida Room has an opening to the Living area that enhances the space. The Living Room has a working Wood Burning Fireplace. The kitchen has wood cabinetry, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Stove, Glass Cabinets and a Tin Backsplash. The bath has been updated with a new Vanity, and Large Tiled walk in shower. The Newer Windows have 3M film for tint and impact...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Style an Outdoor Banquet
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels You see it in your favorite magazines -- or maybe on Pinterest. The ultimate outdoor dining and entertainment experience has elevated basic hosting to an art form, and you can use your existing set up to create a truly spectacular experience for your family and your guests. Follow the tips below...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
How Many Property Showings Should You Host?
The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house. Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 2205 Highland Woods Drive, Dunedin, FL 34698
Back on the market and won't last long...Dreaming of Dunedin? The timing is perfect to purchase this incredible home. Located in Highland Woods, a gated community, close to all Dunedin has to offer…and just a mile away from Dunedin Causeway and its beaches. This beautiful home is host to a 3 car garage, awesome screened in pool surrounded by pavers and barrel tile roof all nestled among a lush Florida landscaped setting. A front porch for waving to your neighbors is the welcome mat into this gracious home. Step into the splendor of high ceilings crowned with molding, noticing the curve cornered walls, all to be shaded by plantation...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Missed Mortgage Payments and What to Do Next
Photo by: NeONBRAND via Unsplash Missing a mortgage payment is not the end of the world. Many lenders are more than ready to work out a payment plan if you’re going through a rough patch or budgetary crisis. However, you may end up doing more harm than good to your credit and home ownership if you don’t contact...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Improving Your Home’s Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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