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6 Great Areas to Buy a House in Florida
Posted on 10/20/2019
6 Great Areas to Buy a House in Florida
The most crucial point of real estate is location. If you are looking to move to Florida, then it pays to know the best places to check out. When looking to buy a house in Florida, check out this list: Pembroke Park Pembroke Park is a city situated in Broward County, Florida. Popularly known for its beautiful landscape,...
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Developing a Family Mission Statement
Posted on 10/13/2019
Developing a Family Mission Statement
Most often, families just happen. You wake up one day and there you are, a family with parents and children and responsibilities and daycare and school and jobs and house payments. Every day can seem the same with random bursts of activity or the occasional family road trip to grandma’s house. The idea of your family having a...
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5 Simple Ways to Add Some Splash
Posted on 10/06/2019
5 Simple Ways to Add Some Splash
Painting your entire home can be an appealing idea if you've grown tired of its current color scheme. Paint colors can do much to change the look and feel of a room, but if you aren't ready for the long term process and commitment, there's a much easier alternative. Adding new pops of color can transform your space...
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Expand Your Living Space
Posted on 09/29/2019
Expand Your Living Space
Want to expand the square footage of your home without moving to a new house? Consider all of the changes you can make to your garage to add a den or playroom, home gym, workshop, or a combination of any these to enjoy a larger living space. First, to determine what area(s) of your garage are flexible, consider...
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525 N Orange Avenue #304, Sarasota, FL 34236 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/27/2019
525 N Orange Avenue #304, Sarasota, FL 34236 is now new to the market!
New Construction. Completed and ready for move-in. Courtyard at Citrus is located in downtown Sarasota's vibrant Rosemary District. Close to everything that Sarasota has to offer. Beautiful wood-look porcelain tile throughout the residence. Open floorplan with ten-foot ceilings enhance the sense of space. Stainless appliances, granite countertops. The courtyard with outdoor seating and gas fireplace is a great place to meet your neighbors or just unwind with a glass of wine after a day at the beach. Courtyard at Citrus represents the ultimate in quality construction including hurricane standard windows, solid core 8' interior...
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Addressing Pet Odors In Your Home
Posted on 09/22/2019
Addressing Pet Odors In Your Home
Pets are such adorable creatures; they bring tremendous warmth, love, and fun to family life. Just like humans, they've all got their body odors which if left unaddressed can become very offensive. By adopting the suggestions listed below, you would be able to get rid of pet odors from your home. Bathe and Groom your pet: It is...
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Another Property Sold - 525 N Orange Avenue #203, Sarasota, FL 34236
Posted on 09/18/2019
Another Property Sold - 525 N Orange Avenue #203, Sarasota, FL 34236
Light, bright, corner unit with loads of upgrades in newly constructed Courtyard at Citrus, in downtown Sarasota's vibrant Rosemary District. Beautiful wood-look porcelain tile throughout the unit. Kitchen has been upgraded with detailed white cabinetry, glazed to highlight the granite countertops. This never-lived-in residence has all brand new appliances, including stainless in the kitchen and white in the laundry. Open floorpan and white plantation shutters on all windows. Ten foot ceilings enhance the sense of space. A private Courtyard, maintained by the condominium, has a fireplace and outdoor seating that provide space for...
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How to Stage During the Holiday Season
Posted on 09/15/2019
How to Stage During the Holiday Season
As the wonderful holiday season fast approaches it is the time to consider how you are going to deal with staging. It’s magical to see sparkling light shows, but not so much when you are trying to buy a home for your family. Ultimately, your goal with staging for any time of the year is to create a...
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Easy DIY Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom
Posted on 09/08/2019
Easy DIY Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom
There's nothing more soothing than going back to relax in a beautiful space at the end of the day. Bedrooms have been known to look neutral. If you're willing to step out of that thinking and give your room a new look, here are some DIY bedroom makeover ideas you should try. Use complimentary patterns From your bedspreads...
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Keeping a Personal Mortgage Calculator
Posted on 09/01/2019
Keeping a Personal Mortgage Calculator
If the nerd in you comes out as soon as someone starts talking numbers, you might find yourself wondering how hard it is to create a mortgage calculator. Technically called an amortization calculator, the numbers you put into the calculation tell you what your payment each month breaks down to in terms of what goes to the principal...
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Update Your Family Room with a Fresh Fireplace
Posted on 08/25/2019
Update Your Family Room with a Fresh Fireplace
You've moved into your vintage home with grand plans to update it as you go. Some renovations must wait for your budget to improve. But here are some budget-wise ways to update the family room and move your home in the direction you want by giving your fireplace an update or upgrading your mantel. Freshen the fireplace Arguably...
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800 N Tamiami Trail #1117, Sarasota, FL 34236 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/24/2019
800 N Tamiami Trail #1117, Sarasota, FL 34236 is now new to the market!
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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