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Posted on 05/24/2020
Tips for Adding Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Living Well in Southeast Florida: Using the Livability Index to Find Your Happily-Ever-After
Photo by Luiz Centenaro on Unsplash What's your city's livability score? If you're like millions of other homeowners across the nation, you may not know. But, if you're thinking of pulling up stakes and relocating for job, family, or retirement, now is the time to dig deeper. If you find yourself in search of your own happily-ever-after in...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
5 Types of Real Estate Zoning & How They Impact the Buying Decision
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay A neighborhood is a neighborhood. And a business district is a business district, right? Unfortunately, it's not so cut and dry. There are actually nine major zoning types in most areas. And these can impact things like home use, home value, and property taxes. Zoning can change over time. Let's explore the five...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
What Criteria Determine If You Should Buy a House?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 05/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 16830 Sanibel Sunset CT #801, Fort Myers, FL 33908
It is all about Location! This beautiful, bright and spacious 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom ground floor end-unit home is located in popular Sanibel Sunset Villas community, tucked away right behind the Sanibel Outlets only couple of minutes away from Sanibel & Captiva Islands and Bunch Beach. You can enjoy morning coffee either on the screened front Lanai or fully enclosed Florida room overlooking lush vegetation. Vaulted ceilings in all rooms create an extra spacious feeling for comfortable living. Condo comes with 2 assigned covered parking spaces just outside the front door and generous private exterior storage great for bikes, beach...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Affordable Beach-Front Communities in Southeast Florida
Image by Booth Kates from Pixabay Is it the summery, year-round temperatures that inspire 300,000 people to relocate to The Sunshine State every year? Or is the miles of beautiful beaches, plentiful jobs and tropical scenery that serves as motivation? Regardless of what your reasons might be to move to Southeast Florida this year, you're going to need...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Mortgage Rates in Southern Florida: What to Expect
Photo by Jason Boyd from Pexels The low rates in Florida have sparked a lot of activity in the real estate scene in the state. In Southern Florida, experts are encouraged by these rates because they lower the risk of a bubble forming in this popular part of the country. We'll look at what buyers, lenders, and sellers...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Are You an Ambitious Homebuyer?
An ambitious homebuyer goes above and beyond the call of duty to find a great residence at an affordable price. As such, this individual is better equipped than others to streamline the homebuying journey. Anyone can become an ambitious homebuyer. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly discover your dream residence. 1. Create Homebuying...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 16751 Davis Rd #13491-lOT 17, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Models open daily!Welcome to The Villas at Causeway Key…PROVIDING ISLAND LIVING AT OFF ISLAND PRICES!This boutique style community is offering ONLY 26 homesites.This sought after paradise is situated off of Davis Road, just minutes from the Sanibel causeway!The prime location provides proximity to shopping, dining, nightlife and the natural beauty of SW Florida’s sugar sand beaches!These spacious,well-appointed,paired villa homes offer a highly sought-after lifestyle boasting nearly 1600sq.ft. of living space.Let the awe-inspiring design impress you with its attention to detail at every turn.The expansive selection of included finishes...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Why Should Buyers Pay Attention to Your Florida Luxury House?
Merely listing your luxury home in Orlando, St. Augustine or any other Florida city or town is insufficient. In fact, if you fail to promote your Sunshine State luxury house to the right groups of buyers, your home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to...
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Posted on 04/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 15969 Mandolin Bay Dr #102, Fort Myers, FL 33908
C.16785 - Why rent when you can own? Don't miss this Turnkey 2/2, 1ST FLOOR condo, with TILE throughout, screened lanai & detached GARAGE! Fantastic opportunity for full time resident, snowbird, & investor alike. Well maintained, small Gated community, with plenty of Amenities & low HOA $350/mo. includes Cable & Water. Screened lanai, with bistro furniture, front door has retractable screen, enabling cross-breeze. Clubhouse, with kitchen, library, large flatscreen smart HDTVs, WIFI & pool table. Well equipped Fitness Room with Nautilus machines, heated Pool & Spa. Great LOCATION, just a short drive from RSW Airport, minutes to Shopping,...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Home Staging: How to Breathe Life Back into Your Home
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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