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Another Property Sold - 6133 Goleta Circle, Melbourne, FL 32940
Posted on 03/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 6133 Goleta Circle, Melbourne, FL 32940
This pristine 4 bedroom/3 bathroom/ 3 car garage concrete block home sits on an oversized Lake Front lot in the highly sought after gated subdivision of Sunstone in Viera, FL. Enjoy peaceful sunsets from your professionally built and paved 20' x 32' screened porch. Why settle for smaller lots and new construction when you can have it all; almost new and large grounds for your pets to run around and your children to play. Raw iron fences allowed. Among other, this Lennar built, R30 insulated home features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, 7 foot island, double walking closets in the master, double sinks, private second...
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Another Property Sold - 4645 Amaca Bay Lane, Melbourne, FL 32935
Posted on 03/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 4645 Amaca Bay Lane, Melbourne, FL 32935
Move right in to this 3 1/2 year new home and enjoy this open, airy 4Bdrm/2Ba/2Ga split plan - perfectly located in the Hammock Shores subdivision....just south of The Pineda. Home has been nicely appointed in easy living, neutral decor and enjoys a fully fenced yard. Ideallylocated in the heart of Brevard so you are close to the beaches, river,schools, shopping, restaurants and...
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How to Secure a Mortgage when You're Self-Employed
Posted on 03/08/2020
How to Secure a Mortgage when You're Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Video Tour  - 3524 S Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Posted on 03/06/2020
Video Tour - 3524 S Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Fabulous Riverfront Investment Opportunity!WOW! A beautifully updated 5Bdrm/4Ba single family home with a heated pool and aRiverfront apartment building with ''4''2Bdrm/1Ba units. Imagine having beachaccess right across the street and your own private dock (and gorgeous river views) in your back yard. This property has enjoyed a nice rental history and owner has been successfully doing Airb&b most...
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Another Property Sold - 5579 Whispering Woods Point, Sanford, FL 32771
Posted on 03/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 5579 Whispering Woods Point, Sanford, FL 32771
You'll love this stunning open floor plan home overlooking the preserve in the desirable Lake Forest community. The 4 bedroom three bathroom home (plus office) has been updated recently and is full of natural light. The split floor plan offers a spacious master retreat with an oversized bedroom including a sitting room overlooking the pool. The custom master closet offers lots of room for storage. The garden tub, double vanities and frameless shower enclosure make for the perfect bathroom. The open floor plan offers a large family room that is great for entertaining. The kitchen has lots of counter space including an island. It opens...
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Another Property Sold - 201 International Drive #521, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Posted on 03/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 201 International Drive #521, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Move-in Perfect - fully renovated & completely updated,corner unit in this riverfront community where you can kayak or paddle board the Banana River, take in the beautiful sunsets from the gazebo on the river.Tennis. Enjoy 2 heated pools, a sauna, clubhouse & barbeque. It's a short walk to the beach & min to Port to watch the cruise ships & enjoy the restauarants and music. Everything has been updated: new cabinets, granite counter tops,new appliances, flooring, patio decking, canned lighting, crown molding blinds& paint! Move in...
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3524 S Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/05/2020
3524 S Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 is now new to the market!
Fabulous Riverfront Investment Opportunity!WOW! A beautifully updated 5Bdrm/4Ba single family home with a heated pool and aRiverfront apartment building with ''4''2Bdrm/1Ba units. Imagine having beachaccess right across the street and your own private dock (and gorgeous river views) in your back yard. This property has enjoyed a nice rental history and owner has been successfully doing Airb&b most...
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Time to Remove the Wood Paneling and Paint the Wall ?
Posted on 03/01/2020
Time to Remove the Wood Paneling and Paint the Wall ?
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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 Things to Consider When Moving to Florida
Posted on 02/23/2020
Things to Consider When Moving to Florida
For a variety of reasons, buying a vacation home or primary residence in Florida is a goal that's on many people's wish list. With the help of a good real estate agent, it's not only possible to find an affordable home that's meets most (if not all) of your criteria, but you'll also discover neighborhoods that are right...
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Protect Your Windows During a Windstorm
Posted on 02/16/2020
Protect Your Windows During a Windstorm
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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Choosing the Right Community
Posted on 02/09/2020
Choosing the Right Community
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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When to Buy a Retirement Home?
Posted on 02/02/2020
When to Buy a Retirement Home?
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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