Diane Michael Koughan's Blog

Posted on 12/12/2021
5 Types of Residential Real Estate Home Seekers Should Know
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay If you’re looking for a new home you are probably searching for a specific category. While residential properties come in many different types, sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate them. Once you learn more about the terminology, you might find that you can broaden or narrow your home search. This can yield better...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Building a Custom Home: Pros and Cons
Image by Ulrich Wechselberger from Pixabay How do you know if it’s better to buy or to build? There are many factors to take into consideration when trying to decide which direction to take. The most popular reasons to build a house are the freedom of customization and the lower ongoing maintenance costs, but these benefits can also...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Grow Your Own Vegetables in Any Hardiness Zone
Using the map of USDA Hardiness Zones is incredibly helpful in planning a garden. Knowing your zone means knowing what plants are recommended for growing in your area and which ones might not survive. However, no matter what zone you live in, it’s possible to grow your own fruits, vegetables and herbs indoors. Here are some tips for...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Home Seller Awareness: Selling Your Florida Home
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay You've made the decision to sell your home, but you need information on the dos and don'ts of placing your home in the real estate market. Consider these tips to help make selling your home a success. Laws and Procedures When you choose a real estate agent, determine whether you'll be represented...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3220 Southshore Drive 21B, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 is now new to the market!
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 Cass Cay...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With These 5 Houseplants
Houseplants can add color and natural beauty to our living spaces, but can also improve our health. By converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, plants provide us with fresh air to breathe purely by living alongside us. Some plants can even filter harmful chemical compounds and pollutants from the air. Here we will go over some of the best...
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Posted on 11/09/2021
3250 Southshore Drive 54B, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 is now new to the market!
THE 3D TOUR AND PICTURES ARE OLD AND WILL BE REPLACED BY NOVEMBER 18, 2021 TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE UPGRADES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE. Take a look at this second floor 3Br, 2Ba condominium, furnished turnkey, no need to shop or decorate. SPECTACULAR VIEW of the Marina! The space is amazing! (2,080 sq.ft. under air PLUS a 512 Sq. Ft. Lanai). This enclosed Lanai is the largest in Burnt Store Marina. Open the sliders in the Lanai and feel the tropical breeze. Create “magic” in this fabulous kitchen which has abundant cabinets. Adjacent to the kitchen is a first class office. The Master Bathroom suite has a dressing area with a large master closet....
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Converting a 1031 Investment Into a Home
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 1031 exchanges are special transactions in which one investment is effectively “swapped” for another. In real estate, this means selling one investment property for another of “like-kind.” This can be an effective and lucrative strategy because it can allow you to defer certain taxes as long as you abide by specific rules...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a Forever Home
For many prospective homebuyers, the thought of waiting for a forever home instead of a starter home can be tempting. After all, there are plenty of advantages to patience and careful saving until you can afford or find the house that’s perfect for you and your future plans. However, there are downsides to consider. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 10/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 3250 Southshore Drive 55a, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
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 10/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 3240 Southshore Drive 41B, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
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 10/24/2021
The Most Important Improvements to Make Before Selling Your Home
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Initially, it may seem like backwards logic to complete a few home improvement projects before selling your home. Most people want to renovate their home in order to enjoy it for themselves. However, there are several low-cost projects that you may want to consider before your listing your home, as these improvements...
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