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Keep Dry When Moving in the Rain
Posted on 03/29/2020
Keep Dry When Moving in the Rain
Image by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels Often, you cannot choose the timing of your move. If the rainy season happens to be in full swing, moisture could become an added challenge to your relocation strategy. Even a drizzle could cause damage to your property but you can avoid issues if you are prepared. Below are tips on how...
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First-Time Homebuyers: Tips for Creating Your Game Plan
Posted on 03/22/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Tips for Creating Your Game Plan
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock If you know absolutely nothing about buying a house, don’t learn the hard way. There’s plenty of information available to help you avoid the many potential pitfalls in the process. You want your first home buying experience to be exciting, not exhausting. Here are some tips to get you started the right way....
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How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
Posted on 03/15/2020
How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels Major corporations can change nearly everything about their surrounding areas and their effect on residential real estate can be truly substantial. The concentration of wealth in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle has influenced even the most basic properties, causing otherwise unremarkable homes to be worth over a million dollars based on...
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Buying That Perfect Home in Florida
Posted on 03/08/2020
Buying That Perfect Home in Florida
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay When you are looking to buy a home in the state of Florida for the first time it can seem like a strange new concept. Everything in Florida is built around having fun. They love living, working, growing and exploring the state. There is just so much to do. You will find that...
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Refresh or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets
Posted on 03/01/2020
Refresh or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Don’t Let Laundry Consume Your Life
Posted on 02/23/2020
Don’t Let Laundry Consume Your Life
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Leaving the laundry to build up all week means you might spend all Saturday washing, drying and folding. Organization experts offer these tips for keeping your dirty clothes under control throughout the week so that you can spend your weekends enjoying life. Get the Right Containers Invest in a pair of laundry...
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Five  Great Cities to Visit in Florida
Posted on 02/16/2020
Five Great Cities to Visit in Florida
Photo by ScottsIm via Pixabay Florida, with its warm temperatures and year-round sunshine, is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. It’s also a popular place to relocate to, especially in the winter months. Whether you’re making the move to Florida or just want to visit, you’ll need to choose the right city. While Orlando and its...
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Tips on Determining the "Must Have" Amenities in Your  Private Community
Posted on 02/09/2020
Tips on Determining the "Must Have" Amenities in Your Private Community
Photo by Engin Akyurt via Pixabay When you choose a private community, you likely do so because of some of the more visible amenities -- the pool, tennis courts and clubhouse are difficult to miss. Which amenities matter most to you -- and which are just nice additions? A look at some of the potential private community amenities...
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Is Commuting Worth Owning a Home?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Is Commuting Worth Owning a Home?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
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Reasons Your Dream Home Has Multiple Offers
Posted on 01/26/2020
Reasons Your Dream Home Has Multiple Offers
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Months of searching, attending open houses, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood for the perfect price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then, it happens, you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple offers on the property. How...
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How to Select Energy-Efficient Windows
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Select Energy-Efficient Windows
Image by Petter Rudwall from Unsplash Older windows can end up costing you more on your heating and cooling bills. These windows can be drafty in winter and let in too much heat during summer. According to the Department of Energy, windows can account for up to 30 percent of energy usage in homes due to heat loss...
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Make Your Florida Luxury House an Appealing Option to Buyers
Posted on 01/12/2020
Make Your Florida Luxury House 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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