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How to Care for Your Gardening Tools
Posted on 10/13/2019
How to Care for Your Gardening Tools
Having a garden is a big decision. It involves several tasks, care, commitment, and patience. Gardening means getting your hands dirty often. Thankfully, it’s always worth it because gardens develop into beautiful and useful plants all around the home. Gardening tools are the items used to keep your garden in top condition. They include sheers, lawn mowers, spades,...
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22020 60TH Avenue E, Bradenton, FL 34211 now has a new price of $849,000!
Posted on 10/12/2019
22020 60TH Avenue E, Bradenton, FL 34211 now has a new price of $849,000!
Deer Pass Lodge offers modern rustic luxury in a private and pristine setting, featured on VRBO and Airbnb Deer Pass commands upwards of $8500 monthly. Custom built log cabin style home plus a complete stand-alone 994sf in-law suite for multi-generational living or a second residence for a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 a half-bath on 5+acres. Plenty of space to spread out with the 24x36 workshop and additional storage buildings. Enjoy the custom outdoor cook-shack equipped with a full bar and guest seating, fully screened and perfect for entertaining. The main home is 2362sf featuring 4 bedrooms 2-1/2 baths with the master retreat located on the...
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How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Home
Posted on 10/06/2019
How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Home
Many people find choosing the right color scheme to be the most overwhelming part of their home decoration process. After all, you have to consider furniture, doors, drapes, and other items before you pick any color. But it doesn't have to be all that difficult, a few simple rules can see through it with ease. Start with a...
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Green Living Solutions
Posted on 09/29/2019
Green Living Solutions
Green living is much more than recycling your cans and plastics. Living green encompasses a whole value system that bases all you do on how it will impact the environment. The belief that how you treat the environment will either improve or harm what condition you leave the earth for future generations. The proper stewardship of the place...
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Another Property Sold - 614 N Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Posted on 09/24/2019
Another Property Sold - 614 N Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
CHARMING BLOCK HOME WITH VAULTED CEILINGS AND FANTASTIC FENCED YARD. Located within the city limits of Wauchula this home can be your own private oasis and still so convenient to shopping, dining, medical facilities and schools. This 2 bedroom, one bath home features a large eat-in kitchen with room for additional storage. You will appreciate the tile flooring throughout the entire home and central AC. The back yard is fully fenced and features a small workshop/barn. So much value here, come and...
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What to Know Before you Replace Your Windows
Posted on 09/22/2019
What to Know Before you Replace Your Windows
There are many reasons to put new windows in your home. You will reduce drafts from faulty-fitting glass and frames. You no longer will need to install and remove storm windows with the seasons. You might gain access to more comfortable cleaning options with tilt-in sashes. Your home’s curb appeal may benefit from the updated design. However, if...
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4826 San Palermo Drive, Bradenton, FL 34208 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/18/2019
4826 San Palermo Drive, Bradenton, FL 34208 is now new to the market!
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Lakefront view and move in ready! This 3 bed 2 bath home has a clever and flexible floorplan that optimizes living space. The open concept designer kitchen is situated between the living and dining rooms. The living room overlooks a covered patio with a lake view perfect for relaxing and outdoor entertaining. The well-appointed kitchen comes with matching GE appliances. Upgrades include granite kitchen counters with a deep well chef’s sink plus custom pendant and under cabinet lighting. The master suite overlooking the lake is appointed with a spacious walk-in closet, and an en suite...
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How to Save Money for Retirement
Posted on 09/15/2019
How to Save Money for Retirement
Retirement is something all workers should look forward to doing. It is a period of rest after many years of exemplary service. Retiring from service is not only applicable to government workers, those working in a private establishment, as well as other non-governmental organizations, will also retire at a particular time. While the retirement period is a period...
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Bacon Cooking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Make
Posted on 09/08/2019
Bacon Cooking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Make
Most breakfast tables are incomplete without bacon in them. When you cook your bacon the right way, what you have is crisp, chewy and tender. Overcooked or undercooked bacon can ruin the taste of your breakfast. Is it possible to ruin bacon? Yes! There are some bacon cooking mistakes that a lot of people make without realizing how...
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Upgrading for Energy Efficiency
Posted on 09/01/2019
Upgrading for Energy Efficiency
Low-cost energy upgrades Making a few efficient changes around your home can save you money with a small bit of time and money. Programmable thermostats are an inexpensive, money saving, option to lower your utility bills. You can also replace current light bulbs with LED light bulbs. Each LED light bulb may be a bit costly compared to...
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Vacation Packages - Which, Where, and How
Posted on 08/25/2019
Vacation Packages - Which, Where, and How
You probably use online travel sites where you can book your trip as a bundle and save money. You can easily find the best deal when you have flexible travel dates. You can compare many service providers in a very little time. For example, different hotels in different locations without having to navigate to various websites. All in...
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Another Property Sold - 4314 19TH Avenue W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Posted on 08/21/2019
Another Property Sold - 4314 19TH Avenue W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Neat as a pin, beautifully updated and shows like a model! Seller offering $940.00 towards buyer's closing costs! Do not miss this stunning and open floor plan, 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, block home plus a fantastic fenced yard including a new 2018 "Tuff-shed"/workshop loaded with upgrades and painted to match the home. Thoughtfully landscaped with dwarf apple trees, olive tree, lemon cocktail tree, blueberry bushes, pineapple plants and surrounded by rubber mulch. Welcome home to this spacious and recently renovated home with granite counter tops, light cabinetry, Stainless Steel Appliance, kitchen faucet with filter and a breakfast bar....
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