Bill and Aby Brooks, REALTORS®'s Blog

Posted on 03/03/2021
260 Dahlia Court, Bradenton, FL 34212 is now new to the market!
Sparkling Long Lake Water View home located in the exclusive gated community of GreyHawk Landing. Situated on a desirable cul-de-sac street, enjoy this bright and open, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. Features included a split-bedroom floorplan with Corian counter-tops in kitchen and baths, easy maintenance ceramic tile throughout common areas and plenty of windows for natural light and to enjoy the lake view. Perfect for entertaining, the flexible floorplan allows for a formal living room, a casual family room and a formal dining room or den/office space. The master suite has walk-in closets, a tray ceiling, a soaking tub and walk-in shower with...
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Posted on 03/02/2021
6925 Wauchula Road, Myakka City, FL 34251 is now new to the market!
***Highest/Best Due by Wednesday March 3rd at 9:00PM Eastern Standard time.*** Spectacular 5 Acre Equestrian Estate with No HOA or Deed restrictions! Welcome to Double J Farm, the updated block home features 3 bedrooms, Plus an office/den (possible 4th bedroom), 2 and a half baths and a pool with a barn/workshop and garage situated on 5 manicured acres ready for your horses TODAY! This home has been meticulously updated. Updates encompass: New Roof 2019, new chef’s kitchen 2018, and updated master bath in 2018, new swimming pool and AC and water heater in 2014, luxury vinyl plank flooring, recent paint and functional exterior wood shutters....
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Posted on 03/02/2021
6925 Wauchula Road, Myakka City, FL 34251 is now new to the market!
***Highest/Best Due by Wednesday March 3rd at 9:00PM Eastern Standard time.*** Spectacular 5 Acre Equestrian Estate with No HOA or Deed restrictions! Welcome to Double J Farm, the updated block home features 3 bedrooms, Plus an office/den (possible 4th bedroom), 2 and a half baths and a pool with a barn/workshop and garage situated on 5 manicured acres ready for your horses TODAY! This home has been meticulously updated. Updates encompass: New Roof 2019, new chef’s kitchen 2018, and updated master bath in 2018, new swimming pool and AC and water heater in 2014, luxury vinyl plank flooring, recent paint and functional exterior wood shutters....
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Home Seller Awareness: Selling Your Florida Home
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay You've made the decision to sell your home, but you need information on the dos and don'ts of placing your home in the real estate market. Consider these tips to help make selling your home a success. Laws and Procedures When you choose a real estate agent, determine whether you'll be represented...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
What to do with Moving Boxes
Image by khathar ranglak from Shutterstock Most times, after moving your property into your new home, you have stacks of empty cardboard boxes to put away. After taking out the contents, you might be wondering what to do with that pile of cardboard. Thankfully, cardboard moving boxes are easy to reuse and can serve other purposes. Break Down...
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Posted on 02/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 10102 284TH Street E, Myakka City, FL 34251
Back-up offers are being accepted! Schedule a showing today! Surrounded by 5 acres of pure serenity, this home located in Magnolia Hill has everything you can imagine and more. The main home is 2,488sqft of custom-designed living space that also features an upstairs loft area and den. The detached 6 car garage includes a 725sqft apartment-style 1bedroom/1bath area that can easily be considered a mother-in-law suite - which is an extremely rare opportunity!! Upon entering, you will appreciate the inviting front porch area to sit and relax in the morning or night. This open floor plan is perfect for entertaining with your friends and family....
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Posted on 02/19/2021
141ST Drive E, Myakka City, FL 34251 is now new to the market!
Build your dreams on this 7+Acre Pristine parcel. The work has already been done for you! Already cleared and covered with lush grass to graze your horses or cattle. Over 4 acres up uplands provide a great location for your dream home and barn. Perfectly situated area of wetlands in the North East corner offer natural drainage as well as a buffer and sanctuary for wildlife. This Parcel Has So Much to Offer the Buyer Looking for Space & Tranquility and loads of parking - RV, toys, cars and more. The property is located over 1500feet off the main road for the ultimate in privacy. Easy Commute to Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Pete and Tampa...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Tips on Determining the "Must Have" Amenities in Your Private Community
Photo by Engin Akyurt via Pixabay When you choose a private community, you likely do so because of some of the more visible amenities -- the pool, tennis courts and clubhouse are difficult to miss. Which amenities matter most to you -- and which are just nice additions? A look at some of the potential private community amenities...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
41127 18TH Terrace E, Myakka City, FL 34251 is now new to the market!
8+ Pristine Florida Acres, well appointed with mature Turkey Oaks, Slash Pines and native plant-life creating the ultimate in privacy. Located in the exclusive, deed restricted, equestrian community of Winding Creek residents have access to The Preserve at Winding Creek, which is a 148 acre preserve set aside for the enjoyment of landowners in Winding Creek. It is a beautiful area, kept in its natural state, where Property owners, members, may enjoy horseback riding, hiking, bike riding and Bow hunting. The South/front portion of this property would be a perfect site for your dream home. The beautifully treed land allows for you to carve out...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
How to Experience Ft. Lauderdale in One Day
Photo by SGD via Pixabay If you’re thinking of relocating to Fort Lauderdale, you may be planning a one-day visit to see the city for yourself. Maybe a move isn’t on the horizon, but your travels are bringing you to this popular city, either because of a cruise or because you’re flying in on your way to another...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
HVAC woes in Florida
Photo by Mario Schmidt via Pixabay Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, sunshine, diverse communities and green spaces. It’s truly a tropical paradise that also needs air conditioning on a year-round basis. That means you need an HVAC system that gets the job done. While most people think the air conditioner and heater are self-preserving, that would...
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Posted on 01/25/2021
How to Prepare Your Credit Before Your Home Search
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels Shopping for a new home should be an exciting experience, but if you are unsure of where you stand with your credit, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Having good credit will not only help you to secure more favorable interest rates for your mortgage, but it can also help you to...
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