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Another Property Sold - 6959 Stetson Street Circle, Sarasota, FL 34243
Posted on 10/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 6959 Stetson Street Circle, Sarasota, FL 34243
TAKING BACK UP OFFERS. Complete Renovation. Almost everything has been upgraded in this great water-front home in beautiful Mote Ranch. Large corner lot with screened rear covered lanai for relaxing while looking out over the pond. Roof was replaced in June 2015 and AC is new. In this split bedroom/open floor home all fixtures, flooring, and kitchen appliances are new. New granite countertops and new kitchen cabinets and new vanities and new tile in baths. Totally repainted inside and out; new garage door opener. No more popcorn ceiling (even removed in the freshly painted garage). This home is ideally located in Arbor Lakes of Mote...
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Resealing Stone Tile
Posted on 10/13/2019
Resealing Stone Tile
In its natural state, specific stone’s strength is legendary while others react to blunt force, chemicals, and even water. In your home, natural stone floors can beautify your décor and last the life of your house when cared for properly. If exposed to sharp objects and harsh substances, however, it can wear, chip, crack, and even dissolve, requiring...
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Selling? Reason to Get a Pre-Inspection
Posted on 10/06/2019
Selling? Reason to Get a Pre-Inspection
Most buyers understand the importance of getting a home inspection before purchasing a property. But did you know that some sellers are also opting to invest in a pre-inspection? These savvy homeowners realize that a pre-inspection can be a very helpful tool when it comes time to market their houses. If you're thinking about putting your property on...
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Is Your Residence Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
Posted on 09/29/2019
Is Your Residence Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Adding Some Vintage Wood to Your Décor
Posted on 09/22/2019
Adding Some Vintage Wood to Your Décor
Who doesn’t want to find that perfect eclectic wood piece to complete their design? Selecting vintage wood furniture is both a pursuit and an art. Among the myriad pieces that look similar, how can you tell what is vintage and what is a reproduction? Learn the art To tell a counterfeit study the real. Know what the real...
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Don't Fret About These 5 Things When Buying a House
Posted on 09/15/2019
Don't Fret About These 5 Things When Buying a House
Although buying your first house can be a little bit frightening, it should not be if you have a clear plan to get the funds you need. Aside from the mortgage process that may be confusing, every other thing is irrelevant because all you want is to ensure that the house is your choice and that it readily...
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Should you get a Home Warranty?
Posted on 09/08/2019
Should you get a Home Warranty?
Having a home comes with many responsibilities. Sometimes, pressing needs can arise. It might be to repair some home features or to replace them altogether. These situations are bound to occur and can be parasitic on the homeowner's budget. A home warranty is a program that provides a budget to cover any unforeseen expense in the home. It...
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Multi-Generational Living
Posted on 09/01/2019
Multi-Generational Living
Older and younger family members living in one home is the norm today. If you’re looking for a house to share with your aging parents, remember that while they are still mobile now, there may be a time when they will need help walking, maintaining their balance, negotiating stairs, utilizing a walker or wheelchair, or assistance entering or...
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Things You Can Do with the Blank Walls in Your Home
Posted on 08/25/2019
Things You Can Do with the Blank Walls in Your Home
Photo by: Allie Smith via Unsplash During home decoration, it is natural to have one or more blank walls that leave you asking yourself: "What am I going to do with that?" You may get frustrated, but don't worry, you are not alone — barren walls are likely driving other homeowners crazy, too. What’s the solution? A fresh...
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Downsizing With Your Dog - Yard Space
Posted on 08/18/2019
Downsizing With Your Dog - Yard Space
So, you recently downsized your living space. You mentally prepared to adjust your lifestyle to a more compact living area, you reorganized all your belongings, implemented new storage systems and found the most effective furniture arrangements, but what about the dog? While the new living arrangement might be a little adjustment for you, it could be a more...
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Providing Support After A Baby Comes
Posted on 08/11/2019
Providing Support After A Baby Comes
When a mother delivers a baby, it’s a joyous time for family and friends. The joy that overtakes everyone knowing that a new life has just entered the world. Everyone can become consumed with just the baby and not realize that the parents are need of a little TLC as well. There are some practical things to take...
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Should Avoid Paying Off Your Mortgage Early?
Posted on 08/04/2019
Should Avoid Paying Off Your Mortgage Early?
Deciding not to pay off ahead on your mortgage can be a decision made because you want to divert your cash to another investment. If you have an investment that is certain to yield interest or because you have a certain way you have planned your finances, paying the full mortgage earlier than due has no place on...
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