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Should You Build Your Own Home?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should You Build Your Own Home?
When it comes to getting what you want in your home, the question comes down to whether you build it or look for the perfect house to buy. For those who prefer new construction, the option of starting from scratch is very viable. Here are some vital factors to consider before getting started: 1. Cost Building a new...
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How to Experience Ft. Lauderdale in One Day
Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Experience Ft. Lauderdale in One Day
Photo by SGD via Pixabay If you’re thinking of relocating to Fort Lauderdale, you may be planning a one-day visit to see the city for yourself. Maybe a move isn’t on the horizon, but your travels are bringing you to this popular city, either because of a cruise or because you’re flying in on your way to another...
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Navigate the Home Selling Journey Like a Pro
Posted on 01/05/2020
Navigate the Home Selling Journey Like a Pro
No one should be forced to deal with a long, complicated home selling journey. Fortunately, there are many things a seller can do to navigate the property selling journey like a pro. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience. 1. Analyze the Housing Market You may have entered...
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How Much Does it Cost to Own a Home?
Posted on 12/29/2019
How Much Does it Cost to Own a Home?
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation Home
Posted on 12/22/2019
3 Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation Home
No two vacation residences are alike. As such, it pays to be diligent as you conduct a search for the optimal vacation home. Otherwise, you risk purchasing a vacation house that fails to accommodate your long-term needs. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to find a vacation home that complements you perfectly, such as: 1. Establish...
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The Advantage Of Detached Garages
Posted on 12/15/2019
The Advantage Of Detached Garages
Many buyers are searching for a home with an attached garage. It helps to keep cars out of the sun, rain, and snow. An attached garage allows you to walk directly from your vehicle into your home without worry. Garages used to be detached. These structures offered many benefits to homeowners that seem to be forgotten. As cars...
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Another Property Sold - 7063 Twin Hills Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Posted on 12/10/2019
Another Property Sold - 7063 Twin Hills Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
This former John Cannon model home is located on a breathtaking golf course home site in the gated community of Lakewood Ranch Country Club with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Extraordinary quality and attention to detail abound with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office/den and 3 car garage. Luxury features include custom built-ins, wood floors in the living and dining rooms, tray ceilings, crown moldings, custom window treatments and new tile flooring. The gourmet kitchen boasts ample wood cabinetry, center island, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, tile back splash, breakfast bar and built-in desk area as well as a...
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Make Your Florida Luxury Home an Appealing Option to Buyers
Posted on 12/08/2019
Make Your Florida Luxury Home an Appealing Option to Buyers
If you intend to sell a Florida luxury home, you likely want to do whatever you can to achieve the best-possible results. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to make your luxury residence in Tampa Bay, Jacksonville or any other Florida city or town an appealing option to buyers. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Have You Set Realistic Expectations for the Home Selling Journey?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Have You Set Realistic Expectations for the Home Selling Journey?
The home selling journey may include many ups and downs, particularly for a seller who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, we're here to help you set realistic expectations for the home selling journey so you can achieve the optimal results. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you establish realistic expectations for the home selling journey....
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Prepare for a House Search
Posted on 11/24/2019
Prepare for a House Search
Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search. 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you know you...
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How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal Florida Luxury Residence?
Posted on 11/17/2019
How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal Florida Luxury Residence?
Although there is no shortage of premium luxury homes in Jacksonville, St Augustine and other Florida cities and towns, the top residences sell quickly. Thus, for those who hesitate as they pursue Sunshine State luxury houses, it may take many weeks or months to find and purchase the right residence. Ultimately, there are many things that you can do...
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Enhancing Your New Home One Step at a Time
Posted on 11/10/2019
Enhancing Your New Home One Step at a Time
One of the most satisfying aspects of being a new homeowner is the process of "making it your own." That could include everything from painting walls and hanging pictures to replacing window treatments and assembling shelves. (Then, of course, there's the unpacking, furniture arranging, organizing, and room cleaning!) For some people, one of the biggest challenges in getting unpacked,...
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