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Posted on 10/10/2021
3 Ways Renting a Home Can Benefit You
If you’re trying to determine whether it’s better to rent or own a home, it’s crucial to weigh the options regarding your personal situation. Both renting and owning have their advantages and disadvantages, which can even vary from one person to the next. Here are some reasons renting might be the best choice for you: Shorter Contract One...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Choosing Energy-Efficient Windows for Your Home
If your energy bills are high, your windows could be partly to blame. Windows allow the sun’s heat to warm up your home in summer, which means your air conditioner has to run more. Windows can let cold air in during winter through drafts while heated indoor air seeps outside, causing your furnace to run more. In fact,...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Understanding the Difference between Easements & Right of Way
Photo by David McBee from Pexels At some point, you might come across the terms “easement” and “right of way.” These terms both imply another person or entity may have use of your property. As a homeowner or buyer in the market for a home, you’ll want to thoroughly understand both of these terms and how they can...
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Posted on 09/20/2021
3240 Southshore Drive 41B, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 is now new to the market!
Take a look at Marina South Shore. 14 acres of greenspace with the “GEM AT THE POINT”. View the 3-D Tour showcasing this “classy” 2-bedroom, 2 bath END UNIT condominium overlooking the Marina’s waterfront. Do not miss out on the opportunity to have this spectacular view of the waterfront within the comfort of your 3-sided, wind resistant, sliding, glassed-in Lanai. Enjoy the view of boats, manatees and dolphins dancing in the Marina from this 480 sq. ft. Lanai. Open the glass sliders and enjoy the Caribbean breeze. This all wind resistant, impact glass, 2,000 sq. ft condominium abounds with abundant storage and living space. Your NEW home...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
DIY Decor Made Easy With No-Sew Curtains & Cushions
If you need to give a space a style boost, switching up fabrics can be a great place to start. There are lots of DIY projects you can use to add new colors, textures and prints to any space. However, if you don’t have a sewing machine or sewing experience, the thought might seem daunting. Luckily there are...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
The Rise of Gardening: Should You Incorporate a Raised Brick Flower Garden in Your Landscape?
Although ground-level perennial flowers and native grasses enhance any landscape, hardscape elements make a significant difference. Raising gardens by employing brick, stone and other masonry products elevates a property’s aesthetic value and curbside appeal. But with wide-reaching landscape designs and assets available, property owners are sometimes tasked with difficult decisions. If you are considering raised brick flower gardens,...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
3250 Southshore Drive 55a, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 now has a new price of $409,000!
Are you waiting for a GROUND FLOOR condominium? Look no further. Enjoy the convenience of easy access to your front door with close proximity to your enclosed garage. (The garage includes space for one car, golf cart, kayaks, golf clubs and bicycles.) This 3-bedroom, 2 bath, 2,592 total sq ft condominium is located on the water within Burnt Store Marina, a private gated community. Marina South Shore, this condominium’s community is also privately gated for the benefit of their owners. This condominium’s amenities include a remodeled Club House, the largest heated pool in the Marina with Kayak access, Sunsets on the Point, access to wet...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
DIY Pest Control Hack Gardeners Should Know
Dealing with pests in your garden is frustrating. What’s worse is that with the plethora of pest control options available on the market it can seem impossible to make the right choice. This is especially tricky if you want to avoid using harsh chemicals present in most of the leading insecticide brands. Luckily, there are DIY options that...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces
No matter what your local climate is like, you don’t have to stay cooped up in your home throughout the year. If you spend little time in your yard, adding an outdoor living space is a great way to encourage you to get outside more. Outdoor living spaces provide a way for you to enjoy fresh air while...
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Posted on 08/28/2021
3280 Southshore Drive 84B, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 is now new to the market!
SOUTHSHORE GEM! – One of a kind! Take a look at the 3D Tour (coming soon) and “Walk Thru” this 3 Br, 2Ba TOTALLY REMODELED - from the studs out - condominium. Even the ceilings have been raised for a modern “flair”. The air conditioner installed on the lanai creates a 2,600 sq. ft unit completely under air. Enter the etched glass front door into the Top of the Line Kitchen with granite counter tops, glass display cabinet doors, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and double sinks. Large walk-in pantry is adjacent to the kitchen. Designer lighting in the living room accentuates your artwork. You are immediately drawn to the gorgeous...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Hiring A Contractor To Build Backyard Improvements Proves Cost-Effective
Real estate professionals point to curb appeal as a critical factor in attracting offers and increasing resale value. While a well-manicured lawn and flowering gardens are wonderful assets, homeowners may also want to consider investing in backyard improvements. Too often, homeowners spend weekends laboring in their front yards and hire contractors to remodel the interior of the home....
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Posted on 08/15/2021
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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