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Posted on 07/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 5220 Misty Lake Drive, Mulberry, FL 33860
This is a move in ready, 3 bedroom/2 bath, entirely updated home which includes a BRAND NEW roof, AC and more, just waiting for it's new owner. The home welcomes you in with an open floor plan, great for entertainment and family gatherings. Features include a split bedroom floor plan with the laundry room indoors. There is new flooring installed throughout the entire house with all new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The kitchen also has great cabinet space. French doors lead you to the screened in patio, overlooking a larger fenced in yard sitting on just over 1/4 acre. Plenty of space to store your boat and outdoor toys. Located...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Points: How They Benefit You
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Select the Perfect Closet Lights
Image by B. Forenius from Shutterstock There are some overlooked places in your home that need proper lighting. A good example is a closet. Whether a closet is small or large, proper lighting is essential for safety and good illumination. When building a new space or upgrading an existing one, these tips will help you choose the ideal...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Convenience Is an Affordable Feature for Home Buyers
If you're in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate. While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Landscaping for Your New Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Outdoor Get Away Place in Your Own Backyard
Photo by Tod Franklin via Pixabay What makes you happy? Do you love to sit and read? Or are you more of a hang-out-with-friends kind of homeowner? Regardless of what moves you, there's a way to create space for it in your own backyard. Even better -- you can increase your home's resale value in the process. Use...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Can You Afford a Second House?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
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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Posted on 05/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 2032 Balfour Circle, Tampa, FL 33619
Beautiful 4/2 just renovated with so much to offer… 2 years old AC (high efficiency 16 seers), covered carport, gorgeous ceramic tile throughout the house, freshly painted in and out, brand new modern cabinets, granite counter tops, new stainless-steel appliances and more! The backyard offers a screened in patio with enough and ample space for cookouts and family reunions. Location is another plus, near restaurants, shopping, downtown Tampa and all the wonderful things our bay has to offer. Go direct and check it out! Seller is motivated, pass me an...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
House Flipping: Three Areas Worth the Investment
Image by Mark Ort from Pixabay While house-flipping in general is slowing down, and profits are slowly decreasing, there are still a few places left worth flipping. Here, real estate investors can score big returns by buying foreclosed or distressed properties, renovating and then selling them. If you're an investor who's looking to dive in, these five U.S....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Low-Maintenance Plants for Your Home
Image by LaterJay Photography from Pixabay Many people believe a green thumb is required to grow indoor plants. Or, they’ll hesitate to add some greenery to their home’s décor because they think they’re too busy to care for them or they don’t have enough space. Fortunately, even if you lack the magic touch when it comes to plants,...
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Posted on 05/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 904 Citrone Court, Valrico, FL 33594
Gorgeous, move-in ready, 3BR/2BA Pool home in the established community of Copper Ridge. A freshly painted exterior and new landscaping greets you. As you enter this open, split bedroom home, to the right you will find the office that is attached to the Master Suite and has a separate entry. Moving into the Master Suite, you will find a dual sink vanity, glass stand up shower, and garden tub in the Master Bath. The Master Bedroom offers a large walk-in closet and sliders leading to the screened lanai. The Formal Dining Room leads into the Living Room and Kitchen. With a fireplace and sliders leading to the screened lanai and pool, this is...
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