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Posted on 01/24/2021
How to Choose the Right Property to Flip
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
You Don't Have to Live With Lousy Drawer Slides
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay Kitchen and bathroom drawer slides are built to take a beating. You've undoubtedly had an item stuck and had to force the drawer open. Somehow it still worked after that. Children pull down on them, trying to climb up onto the cabinet. Mindless adults or teens slam them shut from time to time....
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Tips for Qualifying for a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 01/07/2021
Reasons to Assess a Home Offer
If you get an offer to buy your house, there is no need to make a snap decision. Instead, it generally is a good idea to allocate the necessary time and resources to analyze an offer and determine the best course of action. Ultimately, there are lots of reasons why you should analyze a home offer, and these include:...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
What to Look For Before Buying a Waterfront Home
Photo by timokefoto via Pixabay Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate: 1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water On the surface, it may...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
What Attracts Buyers to South Florida Real Estate
Photo by Josh G on Unsplash South Florida is a haven for both domestic and international homebuyers. The region has many features that make it especially attractive to the latter market. Here are just a few of the region’s highlights that draw in homebuyers from all over the world. World-Class Climate and Scenery South Florida’s climate is certainly...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
How to Negotiate Reduced HOA Fees
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Methods of Holding Property
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 12/06/2020
Refresh Your Old Fireplace
Photo by kelsey roenau on Unsplash As the focal point of your living space, your fireplace needs to look its best or it could bring down the rest of your décor. But how can you restore the look and feel of that key design element without breaking the bank? There are actually many different ways to rekindle your...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
How to Make Common Home Cleaners
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
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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Posted on 11/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 1480 Gulf Boulevard #112, Clearwater, FL 33767
Paradise found at this BEACHFRONT community Sand Key Condo – South Beach IV. Enjoy the gorgeous beach, warm Gulf of Mexico waters and blue skies right from the community’s private access to the beach. Relax and enjoy stunning sunsets from the heated community pool, have a bar-b-cue at the Tiki Pavilion or enjoy lunch at the Tiki Tables with a front row seat to the sun & sand. The moment you step into this large 2 bedroom, nearly 1400 sq ft condo, the casual beach vibes welcome you and you realize it is possible to feel like you’re on vacation everyday. Many updates over the years include beautifully remodeled kitchen with brand new...
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