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Should You Create a Home Selling Budget?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Should You Create a Home Selling Budget?
A home selling budget may prove to be exceedingly valuable. With this budget in hand, an individual will know approximately how much money that he or she will need to complete the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three expenses to include in a home selling budget. 1. Home Cleaning If you want to impress buyers,...
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Ways to Make Your New Home Smarter
Posted on 01/12/2020
Ways to Make Your New Home Smarter
Image by REDPIXEL.PL from Shutterstock With each passing day, more advancement in technology hits the market. Innovations are springing up to simplify life in all areas of the home. Technology has always made home life easier for people from washing machines to take care of your laundry to dishwashers to clean your dishes. Now, new inventions have reached...
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Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entry
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entry
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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4 Interior Design Styles to Get Inspired By
Posted on 12/29/2019
4 Interior Design Styles to Get Inspired By
Do you ever look at pictures of dream homes online and wonder what yours is missing? The answer probably lies in a cohesive design style. All homes are built around architectural and design principles. Whether you realize it or not, there are probably at least two or three interior design styles that would perfectly complement your home’s architecture, giving...
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Video Tour  - 8729 Bellussi Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238
Posted on 12/26/2019
Video Tour - 8729 Bellussi Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238
Enjoy beautiful water views from the enlarged lanai on this better than new home loaded with upgrades. An upgraded kitchen boasts beautiful Quartz counters, high end cabinetry with crown molding, under cabinet lighting, pendant lights, stainless steel appliances including an upgraded gas range and DW. Crown moldings, Tray Ceilings, and beautiful engineered hardwood flooring are just a few of the luxury features. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without a built-in summer kitchen on the extended lanai. Dual sinks in the master bath, large frameless shower, beautiful wall tile, and exceptionally large walk-in closet complete a luxurious master...
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8729 Bellussi Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/26/2019
8729 Bellussi Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238 is now new to the market!
Enjoy beautiful water views from the enlarged lanai on this better than new home loaded with upgrades. An upgraded kitchen boasts beautiful Quartz counters, high end cabinetry with crown molding, under cabinet lighting, pendant lights, stainless steel appliances including an upgraded gas range and DW. Crown moldings, Tray Ceilings, and beautiful engineered hardwood flooring are just a few of the luxury features. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without a built-in summer kitchen on the extended lanai. Dual sinks in the master bath, large frameless shower, beautiful wall tile, and exceptionally large walk-in closet complete a luxurious master...
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If Your Home Doesn't Have A Playroom
Posted on 12/22/2019
If Your Home Doesn't Have A Playroom
If you don’t have a dedicated playroom space in your home, you may feel as though toys and children have taken over. Toys, games, stuffed animals, coloring books, and crayons may be all over the house if children don’t have their own space to play. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are a few options that you...
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What to Expect Before You Finalize a Florida Luxury Home Purchase
Posted on 12/15/2019
What to Expect Before You Finalize a Florida Luxury Home Purchase
If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her luxury house in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or any other Florida city or town, you next should complete a property inspection. That way, you can perform an in-depth evaluation of a Sunshine State luxury house and determine if you want to proceed with your home purchase. Ultimately, there are...
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Another Property Sold - 800 N Tamiami Trail #1117, Sarasota, FL 34236
Posted on 12/10/2019
Another Property Sold - 800 N Tamiami Trail #1117, Sarasota, FL 34236
Modern luxury and breathtaking panoramic views define this upscale high rise condominium home. Located in the heart of our cultural center, the Alinari is an urban oasis only steps away from the finest Sarasota has to offer. Enjoy an inspiring sunrise from the master wrap-around balcony. End your day with peaceful sunsets from another wraparound balcony off the main living area. The Ringling Bridge, city lights, Lido Key and Sarasota Bay are on full display. Well suited for entertaining, this refined home features abundant natural light, 9-foot ceilings, gorgeous wood flooring laid on the diagonal, granite countertops and all the modern...
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How To Make Your Sliding Glass Doors More Secure
Posted on 12/08/2019
How To Make Your Sliding Glass Doors More Secure
You think a lot about ways to keep your family and property safe, but there are so many little things that need to be secured. If your home has sliding glass doors, you may not know how to secure them properly. Read on for steps on how to get your sliding glass doors completely secure. Know The Risks While...
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How Will a Mortgage Application Affect My Credit Score?
Posted on 12/01/2019
How Will a Mortgage Application Affect My Credit Score?
Preparing to buy a home is a long and stressful process for many. You’ve spent months, or even years, saving for a down payment, planning your future, and building your credit to ensure you get the best possible interest rate on your loan. Then you find out, when getting preapproved for a mortgage, that your credit score dropped by...
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800 N Tamiami Trail #302, Sarasota, FL 34236 now has a new price of $385,000!
Posted on 11/25/2019
800 N Tamiami Trail #302, Sarasota, FL 34236 now has a new price of $385,000!
This beautiful, well cared for residence has tile flooring throughout the living areas. The open floorplan with split bedroom plan is light, bright, and inviting. Eastern exposure provides morning sun and it’s on the quiet side. Located on the 3rd floor, this residence is only steps away from the pool deck - no need to use the elevators. And the oversized balcony has lots of room for potted plants and affords a unique level of privacy and screening from road noise and wind. Spacious room sizes, a well thought out floorplan, and light, neutral colors make this a comfortable residence. The amenities at the Alinari are second to none. ...
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