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Live Q&A: Crabgrass, torn shingles, and sticky sliders
Posted on 12/15/2019
Live Q&A: Crabgrass, torn shingles, and sticky sliders
Roger, Kevin, and Tom tackle problems inside and...
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 Gathering Information About Moving to Florida
Posted on 12/12/2019
Gathering Information About Moving to Florida
For a variety of reasons, buying a vacation home or primary residence in Florida is a goal that's on many people's wish list. With the help of a good real estate agent, it's not only possible to find an affordable home that's meets most (if not all) of your criteria, but you'll also discover neighborhoods that are right...
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Key Questions to Consider As You Evaluate Your Mortgage Options
Posted on 12/12/2019
Key Questions to Consider As You Evaluate Your Mortgage Options
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage may prove to be a long, arduous process if you are not careful. Fortunately, homebuyers who plan ahead should have no trouble obtaining a mortgage so they can enter the housing market with a budget in hand. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider as you assess your mortgage options, and these questions include:...
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How To Find A Dog-Friendly Place
Posted on 12/08/2019
How To Find A Dog-Friendly Place
If you’re a dog lover, you’re probably going to want to move into a community that caters to your love of animals. As you cruise different communities to find just the right place to live, there are a few things that you should be on the lookout for if you want your pooch to feel at home as well....
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How to Choose an Outdoor Heater
Posted on 12/08/2019
How to Choose an Outdoor Heater
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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What to Expect When You Submit a Mortgage Application
Posted on 12/06/2019
What to Expect When You Submit a Mortgage Application
Applying for a mortgage may seem like a long, stressful process at first. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of submitting a mortgage application. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline the mortgage application process. 1. Ask Questions A bank or credit union likely will ask you to provide a...
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Homebuying Tips: Monitor the Housing Market
Posted on 12/06/2019
Homebuying Tips: Monitor the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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Maximizing Your Galley Kitchen
Posted on 12/04/2019
Maximizing Your Galley Kitchen
Photo by House Method on Unsplash The size of your kitchen does not necessarily determine its functionality. What matters more is how you utilize the space you have. With long aisles and parallel counter spaces, galley kitchens are a great and efficient option. This design provides plenty of room for storage and preparation. Galley kitchens feature a central...
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18850 Lake Worth Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 has an Open House on  Friday, December 6, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Posted on 12/04/2019
18850 Lake Worth Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 has an Open House on Friday, December 6, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CHECK OUT THIS PRICE IMPROVEMENT ! Private boat dock and lift on Countryman Waterway. No bridges between you and Charlotte Harbor. No HOA. No CDD. No deed restrictions. This home was originally built as the personal residence of an area custom home builder. Home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, dining room, large kitchen with dinette area, formal living room with wood burning fireplace. There is a bonus room that would make an outstanding media room, billiard room or private office. This home boasts a 36' covered front porch for your enjoyment. If you prefer to relax poolside, this home features a 36' X 61' screened lanai pool area...
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Homebuyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
Posted on 12/01/2019
Homebuyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
As a homebuyer, you likely will want to do everything possible to secure your dream house at a budget-friendly price. Yet for those who are dealing with an aggressive property seller, achieving the optimal results may prove to be challenging. Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the homebuying process so you can acquire your ideal residence...
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19327 Solarzano Street, Venice, FL 34293 now has a new price of $599,700!
Posted on 12/01/2019
19327 Solarzano Street, Venice, FL 34293 now has a new price of $599,700!
3-D tour and professional photos coming this week. One owner home in the sought after community of IslandWalk at The West Villages in Venice. For starters, this home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, library / den, 3 car garage, and saltwater Gunite pool. This Dunwoody Trail model is one of the most popular floor plans. Home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and features a lake view from the enclosed lanai. The split bedroom floor plan allows privacy for owners when guests come to visit. Home is an entertainer's dream. Large open great room, gourmet kitchen with island, adjacent dining room with sliders onto the screened lanai. There are...
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19327 Solarzano Street, Venice, FL 34293 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/01/2019
19327 Solarzano Street, Venice, FL 34293 is now new to the market!
3-D tour and professional photos coming this week. One owner home in the sought after community of IslandWalk at The West Villages in Venice. For starters, this home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, library / den, 3 car garage, and saltwater Gunite pool. This Dunwoody Trail model is one of the most popular floor plans. Home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and features a lake view from the enclosed lanai. The split bedroom floor plan allows privacy for owners when guests come to visit. Home is an entertainer's dream. Large open great room, gourmet kitchen with island, adjacent dining room with sliders onto the screened lanai. There are...
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