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Should You Forgo a House Inspection?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Should You Forgo a House Inspection?
If a seller approves your offer to purchase his or her house, conducting a home inspection likely will be the next step of the property buying cycle. Although you may have the option to forgo a house inspection, you should not avoid this evaluation. Because if you forgo a home inspection, you may wind up purchasing a house that...
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How Can You Avoid a Homebuying Crisis?
Posted on 12/01/2019
How Can You Avoid a Homebuying Crisis?
The homebuying journey should be fast and seamless, but problems may arise that prevent you from accomplishing your desired goals. For example, if a buyer with a poor credit score fails to get financing before submitting an offer to purchase a house, this individual may struggle to acquire his or her dream residence. Or, if a buyer fails to...
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Another Property Sold - 1847 Shore Drive S #215, South Pasadena, FL 33707
Posted on 11/25/2019
Another Property Sold - 1847 Shore Drive S #215, South Pasadena, FL 33707
Absolutely Gorgeous Shore Crest Condo! 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Stunningly Furnished Condo has been tastefully updated w/ that Coastal Vibe! Over 1200sf of Open Living Space! Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen Combination & a Lovely Light & Bright Florida Room with a 'Zen Feel'. Stunning Water Views! The Spacious Master Bedroom has an updated en-Suite Bath w/Dual Vanity, large Walk-in Closet, Water Views & direct access to the Florida Room. The Second Bedroom has lots of light and 2 closets. The Hall Bath has been completed updated. Both Bedrooms have engineered hardwood floors & 20" ceramic tile throughout the entire Living Space. The Kitchen...
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Florida Seniors Account for Half of New Home Construction
Posted on 11/24/2019
Florida Seniors Account for Half of New Home Construction
It's no mystery why thousands of retirement-age people choose Florida as the place they'd most like to live during their golden years. The warm weather, tropical ocean breezes, and vacation-like environment are among the many reasons there's always a steady stream of retirees moving to Florida or relocating within the state. Whether you're looking for a beachfront property or...
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Another Property Sold - 6800 Sunset Way #1006, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Posted on 11/19/2019
Another Property Sold - 6800 Sunset Way #1006, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
~~BEACH LIVING~~ Gulf Winds Condos are situated directly across the street from Beautiful St Pete Beach! You will LOVE this Updated and Turn Key 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo! DIRECT GULF VIEWS! This Top Floor, Updated, Furnished Unit has stunning Views of the Beach! Interior features include an updated kitchen with white cabinetry and granite countertops. The Bath has been redone with new vanity and a glass enclosed shower. New hurricane rated windows throughout that are energy efficient. Owners Closet with lock in the Unit. Community features include a Heated Pool, BBQ Grills, Shuffleboard, and On-Site Laundry Facilities. This location...
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Getting Started on Your Down Payment While Renting
Posted on 11/17/2019
Getting Started on Your Down Payment While Renting
It can be difficult to find the extra savings to put towards your first home as a renter. With rent and utility prices rising, most people’s paychecks are leaving them with less and less savings at the end of the month. Buying your first home, however, can be a great long-term financial decision. It will help you build equity,...
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Another Property Sold - 502 68TH Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Posted on 11/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 502 68TH Street, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
This beautiful remodeled canal home has two bedrooms and two and 1/2 baths with an option for a third bedroom.The remodel included impact double pain windows and sliding doors, new plumbing and fixtures, electrical and lighting,Kraft maid cabinets and Corian counter tops .The split floor plan separates the guest bedroom and bathroom from the master suite which has a walk in closet and master bath with Jacuzzi tub and a custom shower.Double sliding glass doors lead out from the great room to the outdoor living area with fireplace, bar and dining area and is steps from the custom saltwater pool with a swim up bar,waterfalls and Jacuzzi .There...
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Is Your Florida Luxury Home Attractive to Buyers?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Is Your Florida Luxury Home Attractive to Buyers?
If you intend to sell a luxury residence in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville or any other Florida city or town, it may be beneficial to upgrade your house's appearance. That way, you can make your Sunshine State luxury house an attractive option to buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enhance the look of your...
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Another Property Sold - 428 Sandy Hook Road, Treasure Island, FL 33706
Posted on 11/09/2019
Another Property Sold - 428 Sandy Hook Road, Treasure Island, FL 33706
Welcome to Paradise Village in beautiful Treasure Island. Enjoy resort style waterfront living year round within this pristine tropical community. This meticulously maintained home features three large balconies, granite counters and stainless steel appliances (2017), new AC (2019), fresh interior paint, newer doors, window film, and re-plumbing. Master bedroom retreat offers soaring ceilings, walk-in closet, oversized master bath, large deck with water views. Bedroom level laundry for convenience. Spacious guest bedroom, and a private guest bath. This unit has storage galore including a 18 x 16 (288sq ft) air conditioned bonus room and a...
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Another Property Sold - 7420 Bay Island Drive S #175, South Pasadena, FL 33707
Posted on 11/08/2019
Another Property Sold - 7420 Bay Island Drive S #175, South Pasadena, FL 33707
~ LIVE THE FLORIDA LIFESTYLE! ~ in this convenient WATERFRONT First Floor Bay Island Condo! Bay Island is a PET FRIENDLY - 55+ GATED Waterfront Community in South Pasadena! Amenities include 24 Hour Security, Clubhouse with Activities, On Site Management, Six Heated Pools, Tennis Courts, Shuffleboard, Picnic Area with Grills, His/her Fitness Centers, Billiards, Marina with Boat Slips (may be available for lease) and 1 1/2 mile Waterfront Walking Path! The Condo is conveniently located on the First Floor. You will love the Open Space of the Living Room/Dining Room Combo. The Extra Large Master Bedroom has a large Walk In Closet and En...
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Buying In: REIT Starter Guide
Posted on 11/03/2019
Buying In: REIT Starter Guide
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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Another Property Sold - 4201 29TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33713
Posted on 11/02/2019
Another Property Sold - 4201 29TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33713
This home screams St. Pete! This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, plus bonus room has so much character!! From the exposed ceiling beams and duct work, to the built in shelving and industrial finishes, you won't want to miss seeing this one. Kitchen has been nicely updated with solid wood cabinets, stainless steal appliances and kitchen island which opens up to the family room. Bamboo tigerwood floors throughout and tile in the wet areas. The large bonus room could be used as a 3rd bedroom, office or tv room and there is a seperate space which makes for a great dining area. The one car carport leads to your detached laundry and storage room. ...
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