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Should You Establish Home Selling Goals?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Should You Establish Home Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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Homeownership Costs: More than a Mortgage
Posted on 02/16/2020
Homeownership Costs: More than a Mortgage
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Another Property Sold - 6532 Monterey PT #203, Naples, FL 34105
Posted on 02/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 6532 Monterey PT #203, Naples, FL 34105
This amazing Sorrento residence features a lake view, tile on the diagonal in all areas, upgraded cabinets, recessed lighting above and below the cabinets, eat-in kitchen, dining area/office, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, large laundry room with roughed in plumbing for a sink, security system and a one-car garage. Master bedroom features tray ceiling, ceiling fan, large walk-in closet and glass door to the screened lanai. Master bath has two sinks, separate shower and soaking tub. Marbella Lakes has a clubhouse that features indoor and outdoor pickleball/basketball courts, two Har-Tru tennis courts, social room, game room and gym,...
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How to Make Your Entrance Hall More Inviting
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Make Your Entrance Hall More Inviting
Image by Lisa Fotios via Pexels If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed...
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DIY: How to Build a Porch Swing with Pallet Wood
Posted on 02/02/2020
DIY: How to Build a Porch Swing with Pallet Wood
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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How to Keep the Joys of Homeownership Joyful
Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Keep the Joys of Homeownership Joyful
Photo by Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.” How can it be...
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Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Posted on 01/19/2020
Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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3426 Tigris Ln, Naples, FL 34119 now has a new price of $559,999!
Posted on 01/18/2020
3426 Tigris Ln, Naples, FL 34119 now has a new price of $559,999!
WANT TO LIVE IN PARADISE??? RECENT PRICE REDUCTION and LEAST EXPENSIVE POOL W/SPA HOME IN RIVERSTONE!This beautiful home is listed WELL BELOW RECENT APPRAISED PRICE WITH APPRAISAL IN HAND! This private, preserve home is impeccably maintained, & located in the highly sought after gated community of Riverstone with A+ Rated Schools. This lushly landscaped community is mature, well maintained & offers Award-Winning Resort-Style Amenities. This open concept offers 2234 square feet of living space. This home boasts 10' ceilings, 3 bedrooms, den (which has built in closet, which could double as a 4th bedroom) & 2.5 baths. 100K+ in upgrades...
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Pros & Cons of Buying a Zombie Property
Posted on 01/12/2020
Pros & Cons of Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Tips for Painting your Interior
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips for Painting your Interior
Image by kitzcorner from Shutterstock Don’t underestimate the importance of a fresh coat of paint when it comes to preparing to sell your home. Apart from changing the look of your space, it also adds to the value of your house. Painting can make your home feel brand new and attract the attention of serious buyers. While painting...
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Are You Ready to Employ a Moving Company?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Are You Ready to Employ a Moving Company?
If you buy or sell a house, you may need to hire a moving company as well. That way, you can work with an expert moving company to ensure all of your personal belongings can safely make it to your new address. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to put yourself in the best position to...
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What You Should Know About "Subject-to" Real Estate
Posted on 12/22/2019
What You Should Know About "Subject-to" Real Estate
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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