Bill and Aby Brooks, REALTORS®'s Blog

Posted on 10/10/2021
3 Tips for Conquering Clutter at Home
Clutter can accumulate in even the cleanest homes. While clutter does not bother everyone, it can lead to stress for those who want to live in a cleaner space. If you’re looking to conquer the clutter in your home, we’ve put together some tips to help you get started. Organize Your Mail For many, mail is the number...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 407 Gates Creek Road, Bradenton, FL 34212
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. LOCATION ALERT! Spectacular 5 Acre Estate with No HOA or Deed restrictions! Do not miss this original owner, block/stucco construction, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home with a flexible floor-plan. Features include a split-bedroom floorplan with easy maintenance solid surface flooring throughout and plenty of windows and vaulted ceiling for natural light. Perfect for entertaining, the great room has a fireplace and is open to the spacious kitchen with a center island, bar seating at the counter, while the café area allows for a full dining table. Just beyond the café, sliding doors open to the screened...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 407 Gates Creek Road, Bradenton, FL 34212
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. LOCATION ALERT! Spectacular 5 Acre Estate with No HOA or Deed restrictions! Do not miss this original owner, block/stucco construction, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home with a flexible floor-plan. Features include a split-bedroom floorplan with easy maintenance solid surface flooring throughout and plenty of windows and vaulted ceiling for natural light. Perfect for entertaining, the great room has a fireplace and is open to the spacious kitchen with a center island, bar seating at the counter, while the café area allows for a full dining table. Just beyond the café, sliding doors open to the screened...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
6 Hidden Costs of Owning a Home
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels The cost of owning a home is much more than just your mortgage. There is a sizable list of additional costs prospective homeowners should plan for when thinking about buying a home. Here we will go over the primary additional costs of home ownership you might not have thought of. Property Taxes...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Tools & Supplies to Make Your Move More Efficient
To make any process more efficient, it’s important to have the right tools. For moving, whether it’s across the country or across the street, the right tools and supplies can make an enormous difference. Here are some tips for what you should have to make your move efficient and easy. Dollies There are two different types of dolly...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Minimalism in Your Home: What Are the Benefits?
Minimalism is a concept that people use in many parts of life. In interior design, it’s characterized by intentional simplicity and organization. Everything has its own place and everything has a reason to be included—thus helping you avoid distraction, clutter and achieve better focus. If you’re curious about adopting minimalism into your own home, here are a few...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
8047 Trionfo Avenue, North Port, FL 34287 is now new to the market!
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. No HOA or CDD fees! This charming and spacious block home features, 2 beds, 2 baths PLUS an expansive bonus room allowing for a flexible floorplan to serve as an office, classroom, media room or other; Bring your ideas. The spacious and open back yard leads to the 12x10 shed/workshop, lots of room for hobbies, gardening and barbeques. The kitchen looks over the bonus room, great for entertaining, plenty of windows allow for natural light throughout. Laundry room conveniently located off the bonus room. The master bedroom has an ensuite bath and also opens to the bonus room. Covered parking...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
8047 Trionfo Avenue, North Port, FL 34287 is now new to the market!
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. No HOA or CDD fees! This charming and spacious block home features, 2 beds, 2 baths PLUS an expansive bonus room allowing for a flexible floorplan to serve as an office, classroom, media room or other; Bring your ideas. The spacious and open back yard leads to the 12x10 shed/workshop, lots of room for hobbies, gardening and barbeques. The kitchen looks over the bonus room, great for entertaining, plenty of windows allow for natural light throughout. Laundry room conveniently located off the bonus room. The master bedroom has an ensuite bath and also opens to the bonus room. Covered parking...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Garden DIY: Creating a Beautiful Potting Bench
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Upcycling Your Office File Cabinets
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How To Secure, Process & Reclaim Wood For Rustic Interior Designs
Crafty homeowners may enjoy a rare opportunity to transform seemingly old and useless lumber into inspiring rustic interior designs. In recent years, the trend to repurpose home furnishings and products spilled into the construction materials realm. With the aid of a few basic tools and a DIY attitude, you can reclaim wood and enhance the quality of their...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
What Is Decoupage?
If you’re wanting a fun and inexpensive way to create custom home decor, search no further than decoupage. Decoupage is the art of gluing layers of paper to other surfaces to achieve unique designs and textures. All you need to get into decoupage is a good paint brush and a jar of Mod Podge or other decoupage glue....
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