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Posted on 08/09/2020
Improve Your Florida Luxury Home Listing
Creating an "average" listing for your luxury home in Tampa Bay, Jacksonville or any other Florida city or town is insufficient. In fact, if your listing fails to engage prospective buyers, your Sunshine State luxury house may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months. Ultimately, there are plenty of things that you can do to...
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Posted on 08/04/2020
3250 Southshore Drive #52C, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 now has a new price of $397,995!
PREMIER, third floor, remodeled (3Br, 2Ba) condominium lives like a home. Located in Burnt Store Marina with a “captivating” view of the waterway. Fabulous venue for lounging on your 512 sq. ft glassed in, air-conditioned Lanai while taking in the daily boat parade and peaceful sunset. Open up the hurricane sliders and feel the tropical breeze. Offered DECORATOR READY and FURNISHED with a warm color palate. Amazing space (2597 sq. ft) with excess storage. Enter your condo and relax on your private outside seating area. Inside you love the look and feel of its rich wood floor. In contrast, the kitchen and Lanai slate flooring adds...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Create a Custom Towel Rack from Picture Frames
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Tips for House Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
For home sellers, getting the best price for your residence likely will require you to upgrade your house's curb appeal. If you dedicate time and resources to bolster your home's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your House?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Maximize Your Storage by Using Vertical Space
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay One of the most untapped storage resources in your home is your vertical space. This valuable real estate can allow you to store items off the floor, reducing clutter and making your items more easily accessible for use. Looking for ways to maximize the storage space in...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Outdoor Lighting Tips to Increase Your Home's Security
Photo by Malcolm Garret via Pexels No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it doesn’t hurt to take precautions against break-ins or thefts. Installing home security lighting is a highly effective way to deter intruders. This type of lighting also provides plenty of light for walkways and paths, making it safer for you and your family to walk...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Should You Buy or Build?
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Now that you decided to move into a luxury home, you need to determine whether you are going to build one or buy a luxury home that already exists. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. Also, in most cases, building is going to be more expensive. Still,...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
3220 Southshore Drive #21B, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 now has a new price of $239,000!
Take advantage of this great opportunity! Own or purchase as a rental, this two Bedroom, two Bath condominium giving you the space and location you are looking for. Enter the spacious 15x32 glassed in Lanai to enjoy a peaceful greenspace sunset view. The “Wind Resistant” sliders can be opened to enjoy the warm breezes. Wind Resistant impact glass throughout this condominium gives you storm safety. Furnished Turn-Key (with a small list of personal exclusions) make this MOVE IN READY. The private walkway is close to the 1 car enclosed garage. Marina Southshore has the largest pool in the Marina, a remodeled club house and next door is...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Buying in Florida: Knowing the Market
Image by juanngomezz from Pixabay Florida's large cities are at the leading edge of the current surge in real estate values nationwide. Professionals, first-time buyers and retirees are watching a lot of new homes come onto the market—priced at $500K and up. It's no mean feat buying a home in the Sunshine State today. What do successful buyers...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
3240 Southshore Drive #41C, 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 (coming soon) showcasing this “classy” 2-bedroom, 2 bath TOP FLOOR 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...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Incorporating Antique Doorknobs into your Decor
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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