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Posted on 10/25/2020
Using Dark Colors without Creating a Gloomy Room
Photo by Media Design and Media Publishing via Pixabay Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing. Lighting Matters Lighting at various levels matters for any...
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Posted on 10/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 15989 Mandolin Bay Drive #204, Fort Myers, FL 33908
You’ll love this location – less than 5 miles to Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach & super close to shopping, dining, golf, entertainment, & nightlife! This fantastic top / 2nd floor condo offers 2 beds, 2 baths, screened lanai with a serene wooded view, an extended length detached 1 car garage, tile in main living areas, carpeted bedrooms, & neutral paint throughout! Located in popular Mandolin Bay - a beautifully maintained gated community with a 3,300 SQFT clubhouse, fitness center, fully equipped kitchen, tv area, billiards, heated pool & spa, library, and wifi in clubhouse – for low HOA fees of $360 a month (which also...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
What Is Earnest Money?
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Home Investing: Your First Steps
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
The Perks of City Living
Photo by Thomas Le on Unsplash If you choose to live in a city, you’ll find a number of benefits to your location. Community: Most cities are densely populated and home to people from many different backgrounds. When you live in a location like this, you’re likely to find a community of folks who share similar interests and...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Video Tour - 14377 Reflection Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Tastefully Updated and Move In Ready! Pride of ownership shows in this lovingly maintained POOL home. Paver drive and walk ways, concrete tile roof, stack-stone, screened front entry with chandelier and cheerful landscaping enhance the curb appeal. Renovated Kitchen with beautiful Granite counter-tops, Stainless Steel appliances, tiled backsplash and plantation shutters. Fresh Paint and crown molding throughout, stylish new LVP floors in main living areas and bedrooms. Great room overlooks the pool and screened lanai under roof. The lanai has a covered area as well as a sundeck and pool. Split bedrooms and renovated baths with sparkling...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
14377 Reflection Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 is now new to the market!
Tastefully Updated and Move In Ready! Pride of ownership shows in this lovingly maintained POOL home. Paver drive and walk ways, concrete tile roof, stack-stone, screened front entry with chandelier and cheerful landscaping enhance the curb appeal. Renovated Kitchen with beautiful Granite counter-tops, Stainless Steel appliances, tiled backsplash and plantation shutters. Fresh Paint and crown molding throughout, stylish new LVP floors in main living areas and bedrooms. Great room overlooks the pool and screened lanai under roof. The lanai has a covered area as well as a sundeck and pool. Split bedrooms and renovated baths with sparkling...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Probate and Real Estate Titles
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Sometimes a couple buys a house together but does not marry. Lawyers and closing agents often title the property as tenants in common. This causes major problems if one partner passes and the other expects the property to transfer solely to them. When a property is titled as tenants in common, the...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Security Tips for Unoccupied Property
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Should You Negotiate with a Property Buyer?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the home selling journey, you should be open to negotiating with a homebuyer. Because if you communicate with a property buyer, you may increase your chances of enjoying a quick, successful home selling experience. There is no need to stress about a home negotiation. Now, let's take a look at...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Prepare for a Home Search
Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search. 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you know you...
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Posted on 09/03/2020
1227 Hazeltine Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919 is now new to the market!
C.17865 - Once you see this immaculately maintained unit your search for a beautiful home will end! This spacious, attached villa located in a guarded, gated , friendly community for people 55+ offers outstanding amenities for all to enjoy. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an over sized 2 car garage. Homes kitchen has been completely remodeled and features granite countertops, decorative white cabinets, coffee bar, and newer refrigerator. There is attractive tile and wood-like laminate flooring for easy maintenance throughout the entire home. The spacious glass enclosed sun room has all new impact resistant windows, tile flooring...
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