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Posted on 01/13/2022
Maintenance: Electrical Checklist Items to Keep Your Home Safe
Keeping your electrical system in good condition is a crucial part of lowering the risk of electric shocks, fires and other electrical hazards. Have professional electricians handle major electrical problems and installations, such as putting in new wiring or repairing faulty wires. Doing some regular maintenance on your own can help reduce the risk of electrical problems in...
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Posted on 01/06/2022
Top garage safety tips
Your garage offers a convenient place to keep your vehicle safe, store tools and gardening supplies and work on a wide range of projects. The following tips can help you improve the safety of your garage to lower the risk of injuries or other harm to you and your household. Keep hazardous materials locked up Pesticide products, fertilizers...
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Posted on 12/30/2021
6 Kitchen Trends Going Out of Style
No trend can remain popular forever. Regarding interior design, this is especially true in kitchens. If you've designed your kitchen based on popular trends—or are looking for inspiration for fresh changes—here are some trends gradually going out of style: Tile Countertops Tile countertops have been a popular trend for a long time. However, one major disadvantage is they...
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Posted on 12/23/2021
3 Ways to Reduce Your Reliance on Municipal Resources
According to data generated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill increased from to $115 monthly even though usage has steadily declined during the last 10 years. The hard data compiled in 2019 shows that some states enjoy monthly utility bills as low as $76 while others suffer costs as high as $168....
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Posted on 12/17/2021
3357 Bougainvillea Street, Sarasota, FL 34239 is now new to the market!
SOUTH GATE-RENOVATED 4/3 PooL hOMe! Charming Curb appeal greets you in this coastal designed home featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and high vaulted ceilings. All of the windows (except 2 small bathroom windows) have been replaced with double pane, hurricane impact windows, New Luxury Vinyl Flooring and 5 & 1/4 baseboard, new kitchen with quality wood cabinetry, dove tail construction, soft close doors/drawers, pantry, Granite counters, matching suite of stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and separate breakfast room plus a coffee bar...or...just a Bar. All 3 bathrooms have been nicely updated, all new LED lighting inside and out. The...
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Posted on 12/16/2021
Understanding Closing Costs for Buyers
In a home sale, both the buyer and the seller have to pay what are called closing costs. These final expenses include an entire list of taxes, fees and other miscellaneous costs. While sellers usually pay some of the closing costs, buyers still need to prepare for their share of the bill. Here we’ll go over what the...
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Posted on 12/10/2021
Video Tour - 13023 Palermo Drive, Bradenton, FL 34211
Welcome to Esplanade in Lakewood Ranch and LIVE THE LIFE...of Riley here in this beautiful 2350+ Sq.Ft 3/3 home with a dedicated Den/study, high ceilings, open floor plan, Tray ceilings, Crown and Upgraded floor mouldings, Two Panel interior doors, 8 foot high exterior doors and 3 panel 8' sliders, natural gas range, gas hot water tank and gas heating plus plumbing for a gas dryer and outdoor grill.  You will love your kitchen with the huge island/breakfast bar & designated breakfast area, walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliance suite and granite counters. A gracious foyer sets the stage for the spacious living and dining rooms.  Your...
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Posted on 12/10/2021
13023 Palermo Drive, Bradenton, FL 34211 is now new to the market!
Welcome to Esplanade in Lakewood Ranch and LIVE THE LIFE...of Riley here in this beautiful 2350+ Sq.Ft 3/3 home with a dedicated Den/study, high ceilings, open floor plan, Tray ceilings, Crown and Upgraded floor mouldings, Two Panel interior doors, 8 foot high exterior doors and 3 panel 8' sliders, natural gas range, gas hot water tank and gas heating plus plumbing for a gas dryer and outdoor grill.  You will love your kitchen with the huge island/breakfast bar & designated breakfast area, walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliance suite and granite counters. A gracious foyer sets the stage for the spacious living and dining rooms.  Your...
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Posted on 12/09/2021
5 Causes of Closing Delays
Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels Real estate transactions have so many steps and moving parts they can feel unending. Your hard work and patience will pay off when you reach your closing day—as long as there are no unforeseen issues. Unfortunately, there are some common reasons that a closing can be delayed. While you cannot predict everything,...
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Posted on 12/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 3748 Glen Oaks Manor Drive, Sarasota, FL 34232
GLEN OAKS MANOR ... Unique Courtyard Pool Home Villa. You will love this community as it is built inside it's own park with lakes, gazebos, walking trails, benches, fishing, biking, dog friendly all with a well maintained emphasis on canopy trees and appealing landscaping. Your villa has a large private courtyard with your own pool and screened cage overhead. There is a full wall of glass windows and sliders overlooking the courtyard pool vista. The other side of this home has a beautiful, private atrium letting the Florida sunshine drench your living areas with natural light. This split 2 bedroom floor plan includes dedicated entry...
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Posted on 12/02/2021
Looking for Tenants? Consider Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Help
If you have rental property you’re struggling to fill, a real estate agent can help. Finding the right tenants can be stressful, time-consuming and complicated, especially if you manage several properties. A real estate agent will take over most of the hard work and use their expertise to find the best possible fit for your property. Here are...
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Posted on 11/25/2021
Benefits & Disadvantages to Higher Down Payments Homebuyers Should Consider
Buying a home requires extensive financial planning. While the widely accepted standard for down payments has been 20% of the purchase price for decades, many are wondering if that’s still required. In reality, there are ways to qualify for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment—even some options without a down payment at all. However, there are...
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