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Posted on 06/05/2020
3149 11TH Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33713 is now new to the market!
~~~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 05/31/2020
How to Take an Old Painting and Make it Yours
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 05/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 14141 88TH Avenue, Seminole, FL 33776
This beautiful, well-maintained home is located in the desirable 55+community of Tamarac by the Gulf! Tamarac is less than a five minute drive to both the Seminole City Center and the Gulf and it’s beautiful beaches. Want to live in a single family home but don’t want a lot of maintenance? This is your community! Lawn maintenance is covered in your HOA dues as well as the exterior maintenance of your home. Tamarac is also an active 55+ community with amenities such as a heated pool, clubhouse, shuffleboard and billiards. As one of the largest floor plans in this community at just under 1,600 SF, this home has spacious bedrooms and plenty of...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your House
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Are Home Inspections Really Necessary?
Photo by La Miko from Pexels In a seller's market, buyers often wonder how they can edge out other interested parties and make their offer more appealing. There is often the tendency to forgo some protections that homebuyers have on their side in an effort to make things easier for the seller. One of these might be the...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 6421 Lakeshore Drive N, St Petersburg, FL 33710
~Lake Pasadena POOL Home!~ Gorgeous 5 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Bath Home on a Large Double Lot in Beautiful Lake Pasadena! Recently Updated, you will Love the Modern Farmhouse feel with over 4700 total Square feet! This 2 Story Home has lots of room for a growing family or multi-generational living! The first level has a Formal Living & Dining Room, Beautiful Family Room with a wood burning fireplace & open to the Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel Appliances! A first floor bedroom has access to a full bath & could be used as a Mother-in-law suite or Home Office/Den! The 2nd floor has a super large Master Suite w/ sitting room, Spa Inspired Bath...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Tips for Sellers: Set Yourself Up for Success
A successful home selling experience is not a guarantee. However, if you prepare for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up to succeed during the house selling journey. 1. Identify...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Signs Your Roof is in Need of Repair
Photo by Joel Dunn via Pixabay Your roof is an important part of your home, and for something of its size, it is surprisingly delicate. Even minor problems can have a lasting impact on the integrity of your home. Learning how to spot some of the most common problems allows you to seek out help when you need...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Use Native Stones to Create a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Tips for Selecting the Right Buyer's Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels When you view a home for the first time and speak to the agent hosting an open house or showing the home, you're talking to someone working for the seller -- not for you. Anything you share could be passed on to the seller -- and used to leverage a better offer...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Reduce Allergens in Your HVAC System
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock According to a report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 25 million people in the US live with asthma. The most common type is allergic asthma. With that in mind, improving the quality of air in your home is an important consideration. When the air quality in your...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Young or Retired, Many Potential Home Sellers Stay Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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