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Posted on 10/25/2020
Buying Your First Home: Keys to Remember
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Presentation is Everything When Selling Your Home
The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers! Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement. Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that...
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Posted on 10/16/2020
8472 Nandina Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240 now has a new price of $409,900!
Put this stunning home at the top of the list! It's all livable space both upstairs and downstairs with views of the lake from almost every room! This home "wows" you from the moment you walk in and see the gorgeous view! Note the open two-story entrance with a covered and extended front porch, tiled lanai for quiet and calm evenings in your fully-fenced yard, master bedroom with second bedroom and 2 full bathroom downstairs. Upstairs you will find a large bonus room with three additional bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms! Meticulously maintained and built in 2013- why build new when you can have "like new" right now?! Near some of the best...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Tips for Buying An Older Home
Image by skeeze from Pixabay For those who embrace a sense of nostalgic charm, older homes have an undeniable allure. The yesteryear designs and attention to detail are often absent in new construction. As attractive as the idea of living in a glorious Victorian or period home may be, it’s also imperative that you take an extra-long look...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
10202 Marbella Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211 now has a new price of $429,900!
This 2019 built MARSALA floor plan is STUNNING! and shows better than a model! This spacious single level GREATROOM PLAN features an amazing large KITCHEN loaded with customized features, upgraded SS Appliances including New French door Ref, plus cabinetry and granite galore! This OPEN PLAN features 3 private Bedrooms, 3 Baths, plus Den with French doors, and a relaxing Lanai with views of the Preserve area that often provides loads of wildlife to view! Lovely inviting Master retreat includes dual sinks, dual walk-in closets, Lovely glass enclosed shower, plus large soaking tub… Other custom AFTERMARKET UPGRADES include, Complete whole...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How to Pick the Right Financing for Your Home
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels While your credit score will play a role what your mortgage interest rate will be, there are also various types of loans that can increase or lower your monthly mortgage payment. In general, there are two specific loan types, adjustable rate loans, known as an ARM and fixed rate. However, within these...
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Posted on 10/02/2020
8472 Nandina Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240 now has a new price of $410,000!
Put this stunning home at the top of the list! It's all livable space both upstairs and downstairs with views of the lake from almost every bedroom as well as the living room and kitchen area. This home "wows" you from the moment you walk in and see the gorgeous view! Note the open two-story entrance with a covered and extended front porch, tiled lanai for quiet and calm evenings in your fully fenced yard, master bedroom with second bedroom and 2 full bathroom downstairs. Upstairs you will find a large bonus room with three additional bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms! Meticulously maintained and built in 2013- why build new when you can have...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Day Trip to Ft. Lauderdale
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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Posted on 09/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 3116 Village Green Drive #1122, Sarasota, FL 34239
**PRICE IMPROVEMENT**Perfect for a seasonal getaway or year-round home! Come see this totally renovated Villa - New Kitchen- complete with granite counters, new appliances, flooring, fixtures and so much more! Also a high quality BRAND NEW tile roof! Spacious living area and Florida room where you can enjoy a quiet garden view and a quick walk to the community pool here in Village Green, a very popular 55+ community. The HOA fee takes care of most exterior maintenance, includes cable TV, pest control, and maintenance of the pristine common areas! Only a short drive to Pinecraft for ice cream and a homemade meal, or only minutes to Bee...
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Posted on 09/24/2020
1491 S Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287 now has a new price of $249,900!
This is the ONE! This split floor plan home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus a completely separate 4th bedroom/office (with closet) has a double lot where you can add a pool, extra garage, bring your toys- sky is the limit! Complete with roll down hurricane shutters, separate living/dining and an inside utility room- the potential is endless. Tile through main living areas is in excellent shape, hot water heater '16, well-maintained TRANE A/C '09, new garage door-hurricane rated in '11, and new Genie power garage opener in '19. This home is move-in ready, OR do some cosmetic updates and make it your own! 2300+ square feet plus an almost...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 3408 Founders Club Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240
Welcome to an exquisite lifestyle in The Founders Club. Nestled on one of the finest preserve lots in this gated, prestigious community, the custom-crafted home glows with an ambiance of pure elegance. Incorporating 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and over 4,800 square feet of impeccable design and upgrades. Step inside to find a truly sophisticated foyer, with a formal dining room to your right and a light-filled den to your left. The show-stopping grand living room is framed by a fireplace, dramatic sculpted ceiling and a direct connection to the pool area. Parties will be unforgettable in your fabulous kitchen, where a culinary island puts your...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 4706 Cayo Costa Place, Bradenton, FL 34203
Back on Market! Buyer's financing fell through! Great Buy! Inspections completed. PRICE IMPROVEMENT!! Full peace of mind with this beautiful home! All kitchen appliances 2016, BRAND NEW ROOF 2018, A/C 2016, hot water heater 2016 and pre-fitted hurricane shutters- this home has it all! Split floor plan with 4th bedroom set away from the rest of the bedrooms - perfect for visiting family. Large backyard fully fenced with 6 ft white PVC fence, mature landscape in front and back of home with Florida-native plants, and prime location next to the community amenity center. Make sure you look at the resort-style pool and stunning clubhouse available...
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