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Posted on 04/15/2021
1101 Pinellas Bayway S #304, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 now has a new price of $395,000!
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Buyers financing fell through ~ Island living on its best ~ Great townhome with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The moment you walk up the stairs you will see the very open floor plan with a screened in sun room overlooking the pool. The first owner chose to not have balconies but to have the extra square footage so they have been enclosed. The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and nice cabinets with lots of storage and an island with breakfast bar which includes a reversed osmosis system. Crown molding and trim all around. On this floor is the half...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
1101 Pinellas Bayway S #304, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 now has a new price of $399,000!
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Buyers financing fell through ~ Island living on its best ~ Great townhome with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The moment you walk up the stairs you will see the very open floor plan with a screened in sun room overlooking the pool. The first owner chose to not have balconies but to have the extra square footage so they have been enclosed. The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and nice cabinets with lots of storage and an island with breakfast bar which includes a reversed osmosis system. Crown molding and trim all around. On this floor is the half...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Step-Up Basis and How It Can Pertain to Real Estate
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Tips for Home Sellers: Identify Your Target Buyer
For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling experience, identifying your target buyer is key. Because if you understand why buyers may choose your residence over other available houses, you can promote your home to the right groups of buyers. And as a result, you may be better equipped than ever before to streamline the house selling...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
Video Tour - 7902 Sailboat Key Boulevard S #202, South Pasadena, FL 33707
~~~Welcome to HARBOURSIDE~~~ A Highly Sought After 'Resort-Style' Gated Community where you can Truly live the FLORIDA LIFESTYLE! Every Day you can enjoy the vibrant colors of the Gulf Coast Sunsets, the Intercoastal Waterway, Boats and Dolphins from your private patio! This 2 bedroom/2bath unit has an functional layout with a Living Room/Dining Room Combination with access to the Patio, Large Kitchen with eat in space, Granite Countertops, plenty of prep area, lots of cabinetry for storage and a Bosch Dishwasher (2019). Popular Split Bedroom floorplan. The Master Bedroom has Patio Access and Water Views, an En Suite Bath that includes...
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Posted on 04/01/2021
7902 Sailboat Key Boulevard S #202, South Pasadena, FL 33707 is now new to the market!
~~~Welcome to HARBOURSIDE~~~ A Highly Sought After 'Resort-Style' Gated Community where you can Truly live the FLORIDA LIFESTYLE! Every Day you can enjoy the vibrant colors of the Gulf Coast Sunsets, the Intercoastal Waterway, Boats and Dolphins from your private patio! This 2 bedroom/2bath unit has an functional layout with a Living Room/Dining Room Combination with access to the Patio, Large Kitchen with eat in space, Granite Countertops, plenty of prep area, lots of cabinetry for storage and a Bosch Dishwasher (2019). Popular Split Bedroom floorplan. The Master Bedroom has Patio Access and Water Views, an En Suite Bath that includes...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
The Positive Impact Home Maintenance Has on Home's Value
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Even if you love your home and never plan to leave it, there may come a point when you need to put it on the market. The home maintenance tasks you tackle today have a direct impact on your home’s value tomorrow. If you want to protect the value of your home,...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Pros & Cons of REIT Investing
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Although most people think of real estate investments in terms of real property that they can see and touch, buy and sell, or rent and manage on their own, there is a popular form of real estate investment that is not as personal and interactive. In many ways, it is easier, featuring the...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 6814 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Breathtaking sunsets on a spectacular part of the Anna Maria Island BEACH. Spacious two bedroom; two bath condo in a gulf front complex, overlooking the huge pool. A Loft overlooks the Great room which could be used as an office or 3rd sleep area just to name a few ideas! Both bathrooms have been remodeled. The kitchen is ready for the next owner to make it their own! Large ceramic tile throughout. WEST of Gulf Drive making beach access a breeze. Screened balcony off the main living area and an additional balcony off the master suite. No Elevator. Conveniently located between the Beach Bistro and the Sand Bar, with a stop for the free island...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay So what will 2020 bring to the real estate market? While market trends can, and do, change on a whim, some activity seems to be easier to predict. If you’re entering the market this year as a buyer or seller, having a better understanding of these trends will help you make informed...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Video Tour - 1304 Harbour Blue Street, Ruskin, FL 33570
Gorgeous 2017 built Lennar “Massachusetts” Model on a Corner Lot offering over 2,400 sq ft! Floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Interior Laundry and 2-car garage. The first level offers an Open Concept that is great for entertaining with the Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room all flowing nicely together and a half bath for guests. The large First Floor Master Bedroom with private bath, that has a large glass enclosed shower, dual vanities and huge walk in closet. As you enter from the garage there is a nice Mudroom and Laundry Room with counter space to leave backpacks, keys, wallets and purses. The second level has 4 more...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 7902 Sailboat Key Boulevard S #504, South Pasadena, FL 33707
~~~Welcome to HARBOURSIDE~~~ A Resort-Style Gated Community where you can truly live the FLORIDA LIFESTYLE! You will Love this "one of a kind" UPDATED 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Open Floorplan Unit on the 5th Floor. Every Day you can enjoy the vibrant colors of the Gulf Sunsets, the Intercoastal Waterway, Boats and Dolphins from your private patio! The unique open Floorplan offers a spacious Living Room/Kitchen combination. The Updated Kitchen has Solid Wood Soft Close Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances and a Bosch dishwasher. The Master Bedroom has Patio Access and Water Views, an En Suite Bath that includes a Dual...
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