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Posted on 05/15/2022
Buying a VA-Approved Condo: Understanding Approval Requirements
Eligible borrowers can use their VA loan benefits to purchase a condominium rather than a single-family home. For first time homebuyers, a condo or townhome can have multiple benefits compared to a standalone house. However, to use your VA loan on a condo property, the property must be within a VA-approved development. Here's a guide to the basics...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Make Your Own Flower Pots With These Tips
You don’t need to strain your budget buying brand new flower pots when you can make some yourself. There are many common items you can convert into flower pots to save time and money. Many of these DIY projects you can accomplish with a few basic tools and things you already have around the house. Here are some...
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Posted on 05/06/2022
Another Property Sold - 222 Dogwood Circle, Seminole, FL 33777
Beautiful condo, move in ready, one of the largest within the complex. 2nd floor 2 bedroom 2 bath corner unit with tons of natural light. 2 car covered carport directly in front of unit. Within a very short walk and you're in Lake Seminole Park and its miles of trails. 5 minutes to the beaches of Redington Shores, Tyrone Square Mall, Seminole City Center or Largo Mall. All the major appliances are newer and in great condition. The Plantation Shutter-lined windows provide a view of the clubhouse area with its swimming pool and...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
How to Dress Up an Outdoor Party
Avid entertainers know the value of a good atmosphere when setting up for their gathering. But even they have difficulty when dressing up their outdoor space for a gathering or full-fledged party. Here are three quick and easy ways to dress your outdoor area for a successful get-together. Table Linens If you’re throwing a party in your outdoor...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Hardscapes: 3 Ways to Incorporate Inexpensive Hardscaping Designs Into Your Home's Exterior
It may come as something of a surprise, but a wide range of relatively inexpensive materials exist on the market. Items such as colorful and textured concrete mirror the natural luster of flagstone and marble slabs. When everyday people add up the cost of concrete, reclaimed wood and metals, their quality of life investment may look affordable. The...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
How to Sell to a First-Time Homebuyer
First-time homebuyers are an important subset of potential customer every agent and seller should know. As younger generations reach the age and stage of wanting to purchase a home, they’ll be entering the market with specific needs. If you’re selling your home—either through an agent or by owner—here are some of the most important things to do to...
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Posted on 04/14/2022
12886 Lois Avenue, Seminole, FL 33776 is now new to the market!
Beautiful, contemporary home in Seminole, Florida. Located a few miles from the beach, shopping, restaurants & NO flood zone! Home features an open floor plan with high ceilings and 1,850 square feet. Also contains 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2-car garage. Floors features beautiful bamboo in one living area/bedrooms and porcelain tile elsewhere. There is also a brick, wood burning fireplace in a second living area perfect for cold days/nights. In the back yard you can find an outdoor shed great for any type of storage. You will also find a paver location fit for a boat or an RV. Access to the boat/RV parking located from back gate. This...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Fireplace design trends to try
A fireplace is a highly sought-after home feature, and many homeowners want to make the most of theirs with great fireplace design. For those looking to design fireplaces for their sitting area or areas after they’ve been installed or have recently bought a home with a new brick fireplace, the possibilities are endless. Here is a quick guide...
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Posted on 04/07/2022
Another Property Sold - 209 Cedarwood Circle 209, Seminole, FL 33777
Your Florida home awaits! Whether you are looking for a full-time residence or a vacation home, this condo is a must see. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo is in the highly desirable 55+ community, The Gardens. This condo features 1,285 square feet of living space that is completely updated! From the minute you walk in, you will notice how light and bright this 2nd floor condominium is. The kitchen is all updated with new fingerprint proof GE appliances, raw granite countertops, a beverage refrigerator and a huge island for entertaining. There are new tile floors throughout the entire home. Both bedrooms are large with ample closet space. The...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
DIY: Budget-friendly upgrades at home
Home improvements and upgrades sometimes take a backseat when finances are involved. However, there are alternatives. The good news is DIY property owners do not necessarily need to possess professional-level carpentry skills to make meaningful upgrades. With a little DIY elbow grease, handy property owners can implement cost-effective home improvements. 1: Restore an aging wooden staircase Although kitchens...
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Posted on 04/02/2022
2725 Via Cipriani 721B, Clearwater, FL 33764 now has a new price of $328,500!
Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath resort-style condo in the Grand Bellagio with direct access to the Bay and the Gulf. This 2nd floor unit includes an open and airy floor-plan with 1,309 square feet , 2 master suites complete with large bathrooms, laminate countertops & double vanities; a spacious kitchen with granite countertops & a living room/dining room combo. Plus a den/office space. Washer, dryer, refrigerator and AC unit are less than one year old. Resort style amenities include: geo-thermal heated pool & spa with shaded poolside cabanas, 24 hour security guard, 24 hour fitness center, 1.5 mile waterfront walking trail, tennis...
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Posted on 04/01/2022
Another Property Sold - 206 Cedarwood Circle 206, Seminole, FL 33777
Your Florida home awaits! Whether you are looking for a full-time residence or a vacation home, this condo is a must see. This 2-bedroom with 1-full bath and 1-half bath condo is in the highly desirable 55+ community, The Gardens. Located adjacent to Seminole Lake Park. This condo features 1,225 square feet of living space with a stackable washer/dryer in unit, granite kitchen counter tops, ceiling fans throughout the condo & faux-brick walls in sunroom. Updates include stainless steel appliances (less than 2 years old), updated breaker box & new double hung windows in the bedrooms. This condo also includes two walk-in closets, one...
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