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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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How to Organize Your Gardening Shed
Posted on 08/18/2019
How to Organize Your Gardening Shed
Your garden shed can be an organized place, the same way your indoor is neatly arranged and functional. You can dedicate some time to organizing your garden shed and getting rid of clutters. There are many practical tips here that can help get your garden in order. Whether you want to... Get Rid of Things You Do Not...
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Can You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster?
Posted on 08/11/2019
Can You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster?
The dream of paying off your mortgage fast may seem like an overwhelming task. After all, it is money that is involved. And it is not just an amount you can sneeze at; it is thousands of dollars. In this modern era of financial distractions, being able to pay such amount of money within a snap of your...
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Money Management and Master of Your Money
Posted on 08/04/2019
Money Management and Master of Your Money
Knowing how to manage your money is an important skill. Managing your money is not the whole picture. To have a complete description and confidence in your financial future, you need both to manage and master your finances. Mastering your money takes planning ahead of your income and setting goals, so you are plotting a course before the...
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800 N Tamiami Trail #302, Sarasota, FL 34236 is now new to the market!
Posted on 07/28/2019
800 N Tamiami Trail #302, Sarasota, FL 34236 is now new to the market!
This beautiful, well cared for residence has tile flooring throughout the living areas. The open floorpan 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, fitness room and saunas. 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 floorpan, and light, neutral colors make this a comfortable residence. The amenities at the Alinari are second to none. Rarely found...
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Does Having a Reverse Mortgage Stop Me From Selling?
Posted on 07/28/2019
Does Having a Reverse Mortgage Stop Me From Selling?
You got a reverse mortgage on your home to help with your retirement, but now, you want to move out. Maybe its because your kids want the house, or it just doesn't work for you anymore due to the climate or just how far away your family lives. Makes sense, when you were younger your life changed all...
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Want to Live in Your Forever Home Long-Term?
Posted on 07/21/2019
Want to Live in Your Forever Home Long-Term?
The American population over age 65 is set to double by the year 2060. That’s almost 100 million seniors needing housing in facilities that currently are in short supply. And really, do you want to live in a senior housing facility when you’re older? Most don’t. In fact, 80 percent of seniors would prefer to stay in their...
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Would You Make A Good Landlord?
Posted on 07/14/2019
Would You Make A Good Landlord?
So, you want to buy a property and offset it with rental income, but a multi-family or apartment complex is a bit too rich for your bank account? No problem! Most of the steady increase in new renters comes from young millennials, and you can cash in on this increase as well by buying just a slightly larger...
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