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Where Should You Buy a Second House?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Where Should You Buy a Second House?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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Another Property Sold - 5730 Cedar Tree Ln, Naples, FL 34116
Posted on 02/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 5730 Cedar Tree Ln, Naples, FL 34116
H.14942 - Enjoy fabulous country living minutes from all of the conveniences that Naples has to offer. The super close-in location is west of Santa Barbara on a dead end street. This meticulously maintained inviting home is nestled on 2.27 acres filled with lush vegetation and fruit trees. The home features crown molding throughout, a split bedroom floor plan, a newly renovated bathroom, private en-suite master bedroom, den, office, bonus room and cozy sun room. Spectacular outdoor living is enhanced with a screened lanai, fenced in pool, large patio and fire-pit for entertaining. Additional amenities include a man-cave/ she-shed and...
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How to Approach a Bidding War
Posted on 02/16/2020
How to Approach a Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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How to Experience Ft. Lauderdale in One Day
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Experience Ft. Lauderdale in One Day
Photo by SGD via Pixabay If you’re thinking of relocating to Fort Lauderdale, you may be planning a one-day visit to see the city for yourself. Maybe a move isn’t on the horizon, but your travels are bringing you to this popular city, either because of a cruise or because you’re flying in on your way to another...
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What to Expect When Selling Your High-Performance Home
Posted on 02/02/2020
What to Expect When Selling Your High-Performance Home
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay A high-performance home is one that operates efficiently, and saves you -- the homeowner -- significant costs in heating, cooling and more. When it comes time to sell a home of this type, the price point is typically higher -- up to 3.4 percent. High-performance homes are in demand today, and if you've...
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Homestead Exemption Laws in Florida
Posted on 01/26/2020
Homestead Exemption Laws in Florida
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Florida has fairly lax homestead exemption laws. In addition to the homestead exemption, property owners might be eligible for additional tax breaks, including the Save Our Homes assessment limitation. Veterans, seniors, disabled first responders and active duty service members all have additional tax breaks. Additionally, properties with special uses might also qualify...
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What's The Difference Between Assessed Value And Market Value?
Posted on 01/19/2020
What's The Difference Between Assessed Value And Market Value?
Two terms that you may have heard when talking about real estate is fair market value and assessed value. These two terms are not the same or even interchangeable terms. The assessed value of a home can often be higher than the price the house is being sold. These properties can often be seen as a “bargain” in the...
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Video Tour  - 1240 Embassy Ln, Naples, FL 34104
Posted on 01/14/2020
Video Tour - 1240 Embassy Ln, Naples, FL 34104
H.15421 - Location, Location, Location! Less than 2 miles from 5th Ave and beaches. This cozy 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home with a large den, has been completely renovated with new stainless steel appliances, beautiful wood-like laminate flooring and impact resistant windows. Brookside is a friendly neighborhood and this ready to move-in home is on a dead-end street. New landscaping in the front and back coming...
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1240 Embassy Ln, Naples, FL 34104 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/14/2020
1240 Embassy Ln, Naples, FL 34104 is now new to the market!
H.15421 - Location, Location, Location! Less than 2 miles from 5th Ave and beaches. This cozy 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home with a large den, has been completely renovated with new stainless steel appliances, beautiful wood-like laminate flooring and impact resistant windows. Brookside is a friendly neighborhood and this ready to move-in home is on a dead-end...
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Tips To Get The Dust Out Of Your Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips To Get The Dust Out Of Your Home
If it’s time for a deep clean of your home, you may want to grab the duster and just go at it. Dusting is a task that should be done on a regular basis, but it’s not always the case. There’s a right way and a wrong way to dust. Read on for a few simple tips to make...
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6968 Burnt Sienna Cir, Naples, FL 34109 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/08/2020
6968 Burnt Sienna Cir, Naples, FL 34109 is now new to the market!
H.13223 - This stunning two-story home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with soaring 20' ceilings. Fall in love with this immaculate home that is situated on a gorgeous lot that offers beautiful, peaceful views of a wide tranquil lake. This Kingfisher model has an open kitchen and breakfast nook that features beechwood cabinetry, newer appliances and a large laundry room, with lots of storage. This highly sought after 24 hour gate-attended community of Autumn Woods home has 2 newer A/C systems for energy efficiency and comfort. There is room for a pool. Come see this magnificent residence less than 3 miles from the beach and A+schools: Sea Gate...
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First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on 01/05/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay It’s part of the American DNA to want to own a home. It can be your immense joy or become a nightmare if you don’t avoid some of these first-time buyer lapses in judgment. What to Avoid Overbuying. The mantra used to be “buy the biggest house you can afford.” After all...
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