Bill and Aby Brooks, REALTORS®'s Blog

Posted on 10/02/2022
The Benefits & Disadvantages of Flipping Land
Flipping vacant land is a type of real estate investment that’s often overlooked. Flipping houses can have its own benefits and drawbacks. It can also be more expensive and a little harder to secure the property if you live out of state. However, flipping land might be a better option for your situation depending on factors like the...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
What is house flipping? A basic guide
House flipping is a popular form of real estate investment...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Outdoor decor ideas to improve your backyard space
Backyards, large or small, can provide relaxation and...
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Posted on 09/16/2022
5790 Midnight Pass Road 301 A, Sarasota, FL 34242 is now new to the market!
Located in Coveted Building A and the END UNIT THIRD FLOOR BEACHSIDE! The VIEW of the Beach and Gulf from this condo speaks for itself, prepare yourself for spectacular sunsets and direct beach access. Gulf and Bay Club Provides a Beach Front Experience unrivaled on Siesta Key. Amenities include 32 pristine acres, 800 feet of private beach on Siesta Key, a lush Tropical courtyard with a freshwater lake, 3 large heated pools including 1 lap pool, multiple outdoor barbecuing areas, two electric vehicle charging stations in the works, 6 tennis courts including 1 Har-Tru court, Pickleball, Basketball, Shuffleboard, 2 Clubhouses with bar, media...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
What's the fastest way to sell a house?
Many prospective sellers want to know the fastest way...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
How to buy a house with bad credit
While getting approved for a mortgage does require a good credit score, it’s not impossible to buy a house with bad credit. Even if you’re denied by conventional mortgage lenders due to not meeting a minimum credit score, there are options for financing to help you buy your dream home. Here is a basic guide to some ways...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
How to Prepare Your Home for an Inspection
Preparing your home for sale is a complicated process. Home inspections are a key part of that process, and many buyers and sellers aren't sure what to expect. As a seller, it can be your best chance to negotiate pricing and terms with your potential buyer as well as identify any major issues that could be deal-breakers. Here's...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Bathrooms: Tips for Choosing the Perfect Layout
When you’re having a custom home built, you’ll get to choose the layout for different rooms, including bathrooms. Deciding on a layout for your bathrooms involves knowing how to ensure that these rooms are as functional as possible. Understanding how to choose a layout can make this decision easier to make. Consider the following tips when you need...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
DIY Projects With Wine Bottles
Empty wine bottles are an excellent source of DIY project potential. With some basic tools and a bit of creativity, you can make a long list of fun and functional decor by upcycling them. If you’re looking for a way to use old wine bottles or just want some fresh new DIY ideas, here is a list of...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Home Gatherings: Quick Food Prep Tips for Your Next Gathering
Hosting can be a fun and exciting way to bring everyone together. However, there’s always a list of things to remember, including prep and what to do during the gathering. Here are a few of the best ways to prepare for your home gathering and keep you and yours happy and healthy while enjoying each other’s company. Food...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Homeowners insurance requirements for veterans: Key info to know
While VA loans come with numerous benefits, they share many of the same requirements as conventional loans. For veterans seeking a VA loan to purchase a home, it's often required to purchase a homeowners insurance policy. Here is the basic info about homeowners insurance requirements: Is homeowners insurance required for a VA loan? Just like most conventional mortgages,...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
A Basic Guide to Flood Safety
Floods are among the most common natural disasters homeowners contend with. Since flooding can be caused by many things--hurricanes, heavy rain, thawing snow and more--your home may be at risk no matter where you live. Luckily, there are plenty of simple measures you can take to prepare for a possible flood and stay safe during one. Here are...
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