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Posted on 01/16/2022
Should You Replace Your Lawn?
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Whether in the front yard or back, a healthy lawn is an ideal many homeowners struggle to maintain. A perfect lawn can be a point of pride, but also a source of frustration. With the increasing focus on environmental consciousness, many homeowners are replacing their lawns with sustainable alternatives. Many of these...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
How to Get Free Moving Boxes
Cardboard moving boxes are everywhere. However, when you’re moving, you may feel you never have enough. While major retailers sell moving boxes, the price can add up quickly. If you’re moving a sizable amount of items or just want to recycle a few unused boxes, free moving boxes are the way to go. Luckily, there are many ways...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Who Are Motivated Sellers?
Motivated sellers are people who are trying to sell quickly and often at a much lower price. Many factors make motivated sellers a great option to work with both for investors and sellers’ agents. Here are some of the most common types of motivated sellers you’re likely to encounter in the real estate market. Owners of Distressed Property...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Building in a Humid Climate? Here's What You Need to Know
Image by Bruno from Pixabay When building a new home, climate has the potential to affect every decision. The architecture and layout of your home, landscaping and features all need to be the best possible choices for the region you’re building in. While you always have some freedom, knowing the best practices for building homes in humid climates...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Home renovations that can make your home more comfortable
Home improvements are made to improv your quality of life and your home's potential values. While there is no wrong way to approach home renovations, consider the following recommendations. 1: Replace loose heating and venting registers Loose and inexpensively made heating and venting registers have a way of rattling just enough to bother homeowners. But they also tend...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Why You Should Expect Recording Fees to be Part of Your Closing Costs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Pros & Cons: Open Concept Homes
Open concept homes, also called open floor plans, have been a mainstay of home design for decades. There are many reasons this style of architecture is so popular, yet there are also some downsides. If you’re considering an open concept home, here are the major pros and cons to consider: Open Concept Pros Better Flow - With a...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
3 Telltale Signs Your Home Needs New Insulation
People who harbor a sneaking suspicion they're paying too much in heating and cooling expenses are often on to something. Under-insulated attics alone can reportedly increase utility bills by as much as 25 percent. If you identify any of the following telltale signs, consider new insulation. 1: Home Experiences Temperature Shifts Imagine sitting by an open window as...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
4 Key Elements of a Home Renovation Contract
Professionals bring the commercial-grade tools and years of experience to deliver the quality upgrades people desire. Although you and your contractor may work in different industries, written agreements help clarify the duties and expectations. One of the pitfalls of enlisting a contractor comes from miscommunication. This can lead to disagreements about the scope, details, and costs. By including...
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Posted on 11/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 4122 Residence Drive #102, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Rare opportunity to own a convenient first floor unit!! This 2 bedroom 1 bath condo has been neatly kept, and features a spacious master bedroom with a relaxing large bathtub in the master bath. The screened in lanai backs up to a peaceful wooded area to relax and drink your coffee in the AM. The central AC unit was just replaced in June. The Residence Condominiums is one of Fort Myer's hidden gems- conveniently located close to shopping at the Edison Mall, I-75, Cape Coral, and Historic Downtown Fort Myers. This community has fantastic amenities with LOW HOA fees! The saltwater heated pool, the clubhouse featuring a game room, and the...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Your First Kitchen Garden: A Getting Started Guide
Planting a kitchen garden will teach you valuable gardening skills while helping you produce your own fresh foods. However, for beginners it might seem intimidating. If you're interested in planting your first kitchen garden, here are some tips to get you started. Start Out Small You may have seen many elaborate gardens trending online, but it's important that...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Which Type of Game Room is Right for You?
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay The most important element in designing a game room is to have fun. However, fun means something different for everybody. Depending on the type of gaming you want to do, there are some specific tips to help you in setting up the best possible playing space. Here we’ll go over some popular...
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