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Quick Home Updates
Posted on 07/14/2019
Quick Home Updates
Whether prepping your home for sale or just wanting a fresh new look, you don't need to redo the whole house completely. Instead, change out a few critical pieces for something more modern or timeless. Here are a few ways to bring your dated home into the Twenty-first Century. Wall paint: Okay, this one is an easy decision,...
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How do you Like Your Tub?
Posted on 07/07/2019
How do you Like Your Tub?
Many hours of childhood enjoyment happen in the tub. You may have had bubbles, toys, finger paints or even color changing fizz tablets. Trying to recapture the bliss of those memories in a less than accommodating tub can leave you very disappointed. When looking at bathroom spaces think about what you desire your tub to possess. There are...
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Who Remembers the Laundry Room?
Posted on 06/30/2019
Who Remembers the Laundry Room?
Face it; you probably don't think about your laundry room until you're in there doing ten loads of clothes after vacation. Even then, it might seem like a minor inconvenience to have to step over piles of sorted clothes to get to the washer and dryer. Then, with the load done, you carry the basket of clean laundry...
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Will a Reverse Mortgage Stop Me From Selling?
Posted on 06/23/2019
Will 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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Why Should You Shop Around for a Smart Home Device?
Posted on 06/16/2019
Why Should You Shop Around for a Smart Home Device?
There are many state-of-the-art smart home devices at your disposal. At the same time, there is no shortage of vendors that sell smart home devices in cities and towns nationwide. Ultimately, it is a good idea to shop around for a smart home device. If you evaluate a variety of smart home device vendors, you can boost the likelihood...
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Another Property Sold - 5325 Provence Lane, Sarasota, FL 34233
Posted on 06/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 5325 Provence Lane, Sarasota, FL 34233
Under Construction. UNDER CONSTRUCTION All new! Location, location, location! New construction home in the heart of Sarasota. This beautiful home, known as the Marseille floor plan, includes 3 bedrooms, 2 and a 1/2 baths and a den. The open floorplan encompasses 2247 sq. ft. of living space and has a 2 car garage. The home is beautifully appointed with luxurious upgrades inside and out, including decorative tile roof along with front driveway and entry pavers and a custom designed landscaping package. An elegant entry leads you into foyer and gallery. The large great room is the perfect space for relaxing or entertaining. The gourmet...
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Using Yoga to Change Depression
Posted on 06/09/2019
Using Yoga to Change Depression
Most people simply think of yoga as a form of exercise or relaxation, but when practiced correctly, yoga can even change how your very DNA expresses itself in illnesses and depression. A review published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, of 18 studies spanning ten years found that mindful exercises such as yoga, tai chi, and forms of...
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What is a Seller Guarantee?
Posted on 06/02/2019
What is a Seller Guarantee?
So, you’re looking for a real estate agent and you find one with a “Seller Guarantee”—If your home doesn’t sell in 6 months, I’ll buy it! Sounds a little too good to be true, right? When provided by legitimate agents, these aren’t scams, but rather a genuine option if you need to sell your home quickly. With enough...
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Make Your Move Easier With These Apps
Posted on 05/26/2019
Make Your Move Easier With These Apps
Everyone dreads moving day (if you don't, you are a rare breed). Remember how tired you got just thinking about it - The hassles of house hunting, the sorting, the packing, the heavy lifting, the question of which is worse, the "moving out" or the "moving in"? Thankfully, there are now numerous apps that help when it comes...
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Why Home Improvements
Posted on 05/19/2019
Why Home Improvements
Your home can undergo a variety of improvements, both inside and out. Enriching the beauty and value of a home is just one reason for improvements; they should also be to repair any damages. Adding more space or making the home safer are also good reasons for home upgrades. There are several different reasons to do improvements, and...
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How Much Should You Spend on a Smart House Device?
Posted on 05/12/2019
How Much Should You Spend on a Smart House Device?
There is no set amount that a homeowner should spend on a smart house device. In fact, depending on the smart gadgets you purchase, you may wind up spending only a few dollars, or hundreds, on these devices. But if you understand how to shop for smart home gadgets, you may be better equipped than other property owners to...
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A Room Without A View
Posted on 05/05/2019
A Room Without A View
Not every home will have all of your favorite features. It is especially true if you live in a condominium home in a large city or just couldn't afford the neighborhood of your dream home. You might end up with some unique configuration that you don't love or a view out your windows or balcony that is less...
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