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Posted on 02/21/2021
Can Easements Affect Property Values?
Image by Zach Schorr from Pixabay Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might discover there is an easement attached to your property. If so, you’re probably wondering how this affects your property values. What is an Easement? In a nutshell, an easement is for one person to have explicit permission to have use of another person’s...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Why You Should Consider Bench Footing
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Insurance Coverage for Your Home
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Travel Apps - Share Your Vacation
Photo by: Sebastien Gabriel via Unsplash You have a great trip planned, but you want to bring all your friends and family along with you. Well, let technology help. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a tech genius to enjoy documenting your travels. You can preserve your travel memories as they happen and keep everyone up-to-date...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Steps to Take When Your HOA Changes Management Companies
Image by allPhoto Bangkok from Pixabay In a perfect world, every HOA would find an amazing property management company, and the union of the two organizations would last forever. Unfortunately, this world can be imperfect sometimes, and there are many reasons why the agreements between property management companies and HOAs may need to be dissolved from time to...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Multi-Generational Living is a New Trend
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Housing priorities of young families and retired couples can vary. More and more households are combining by necessity or for the added convenience. When households combine, invariably, some adjustments will be necessary. However, the needs of young families with babies and toddlers are not really so different from the "aging in place"...
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Posted on 01/12/2021
2359 Montserrat Ln #101, Naples, FL 34120 is now new to the market!
No need to wait for new construction! Here is a beautiful 3 BR first floor coach home with many upgrades! Corner lot location provides a large lawn area and long 4+ winding driveway with sealed pavers and preserve view from the front. In the rear, relax on the spacious lanai with lake view, outdoor ceiling fans and privacy shades. Impact windows and doors throughout the unit have been further protected with impact resistant privacy tint. Inside, the open floor plan is enhanced with smart home automation, custom color paint throughout, custom lighting in kitchen and dining areas, and Hunter ceiling fans in the 3 bedrooms and living area....
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 15014 Lure TRL, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Come see this wonderful and very hard to find "Surrey Crest" model home. This desirable 2BR, Plus den, 2BA, 2 car garage, with extra large lanai and accordion hurricane shutters has it all. The front porch is a wonderful spot for your morning coffee or afternoon social hour. Its the perfect size home, 1702 sq. ft. which is large enough for a primary residence or seasonal get away. All decked out with mostly plank tile floors, newer appliances, plantation shutters, upgraded fans. Master suite is generous in size w/large walk-in closet and the bath has convenient walk-in shower. The private back-yard oasis is inviting with the open lake view...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Which Property Types Are Best for Your Lifestyle?
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Everyone's ideal home is different. Age, family size, budget and location all factor into the home buying process. Here's a brief look at the types of properties that attract different people. Apartments Apartments are usually a stepping stone for young professionals as they save up for a home. They are also convenient...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Remodeling with a Large Budget
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Benefits of Purchasing a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Buying a home can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. However, deciding if you should rent or buy your next home can be a very difficult decision. But once you understand the benefits of owning a home, you can have confidence as you move through the home-buying process. You...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Low-Maintenance Ways to Add Character to Your Landscape
Photo by Chen Liang-Dao via Shutterstock As a homeowner, sometimes you want to change things up about the appearance of your home, and a terrific way to do that is with a slight change to your landscape. Here are a few ways to make a positive, aesthetic impact on your landscape and keep your home fresh and new....
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