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Posted on 05/16/2021
3 WFH Hacks to Give Your Productivity a Boost
If you’re new to working from home, it can be an enormous adjustment. Schedules, routines and environments are completely different even if you’re in the most familiar place of all. However, even for those with lots of WFH experience it’s easy to feel burned out. If you’re looking to start working from home the best way possible or...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
How Quickly is Investment Property Profitable?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Increase Your Home's Value with Flooring
Flooring is a significant part of your home interior decor. It bears the brunt of your daily activities and is always the first surface to reflect wear and tear. With that in mind, consider installing high-end flooring that is durable, lasts longer, and of course, makes your home more appealing. Luxurious flooring can boost your home value tremendously...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Options for Selling a Home with Water Damage
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How a Housing Boom Impacts the Whole Community
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
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Posted on 04/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 830 N Atlantic Avenue #B906, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Direct Ocean! It's all about the fabulous views with this move-in ready beachfront condo, with river views from kitchen and 2nd bdrm! Beautiful beachside community enjoys underground garage space with storage, community heated pool & spa,, tennis courts, large, active clubhouse, exercise & sauna rooms. Ideally located to walk to shops, restuarants,library and more! HOA financials strong. Occupied,but easy to...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
6 Tips for Choosing an Interior Design Color Scheme
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay The colors you choose for different rooms can have a major impact on how your house looks overall. With so many color schemes to choose from, how can you decide which ones would work best for your home? Part of this comes down to your personal preferences, but there are other factors...
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Posted on 04/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 913 Whisperoak Drive, Melbourne, FL 32901
From curb appeal to updated appliances this house truly has it all. One year HOME WARRANTY included in this fantastic 3 bed 2 bath home. Updated kitchen with new counter tops and cabinets plenty of area to entertain all your friends. Screened in salt water pool to keep out the mosquitoes while you enjoy yourself at any time of day. Perhaps you want to relax in a bit of heat to unwind? The hot-tub stays with the house and will be yours. The roof was replaced in 2017 and Air Conditioner in 2016. Do you hate having to move clothes from the washer to the dryer? The appliances stay and that means the all in one washer/dryer unit is also yours....
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Posted on 04/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 750 N Atlantic Avenue #607, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Truly impressive coastal views! The Atlantic Ocean! awaits! Enjoy amazing sea breezes from your large balcony on either floor of this impressive 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath townhouse. Large bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bath! Views of the ocean and the river! Fully renovated throughout! New kitchen and baths with granite tops! New tile floors! Light and bright! Perfect for entertaining! Xanadu sits on a huge piece of tropical paradise! Amenities galore! Resort style living with community room, exercise room and sauna, Large heated pool and spa, Lighted tennis courts Private covered parking. Discover all Cocoa Beach has to offer at its...
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Posted on 04/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 337 Madison Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Rare, rare find. Vacant corner lot, 2 blocks from the beach and right by the Cape Canaveral community center, baseball fields, library....etc. Beautiful oak trees on lot and along the street. Sewer impact fees have been paid on the lot already. No HOA. Build your new home...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Space
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Will Climate Change Impact Real Estate Values?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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