Bill and Aby Brooks, REALTORS®'s Blog

Posted on 06/26/2022
Decorate Your Walls With These DIY Art Ideas
Wall art helps to fill the space on any wall regardless of its size or shape. While it's easy to head to a big box store that sells home decor and other household items in order to find wall art to hang, it's far more interesting to create your wall art yourself. These are DIY wall art ideas...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
How to Add Cottagecore Style to Your Home
If you’re a fan of the cottagecore home-style trend and want to try it yourself, there are many ways you can begin. While it might seem complicated, there are some simple decor changes you can make to your space to bring out the cottagecore aesthetic. Here are some ideas for how to use cottagecore style in your own...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Building a media room: Basement ideas
If you’re considering ways to make the most of unused space, consider a media room basement. Ideas like basement media rooms are perfect for those with finished and unfinished basements alike. Whether you want to create a private movie theater complete with surround sound system, or a comfy space to game with perfect lighting, a media room makes...
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Posted on 06/11/2022
Another Property Sold - 6210 75Th Avenue E, Palmetto, FL 34221
Classic Style and sophistication.  Need I say more!  This Maronda Home was built to maximize space and energy efficiency.   Situated in Sheffield Glen, picture yourself dipping in your toes or soaking in the backyard pool built by local pool builder, Anchor Pools known for their easy maintenance pool designs. Inside the home, the hub of activity centers in and around one of the largest kitchens you’ll see.  Perfect for entertaining family and friends.  While this home does have an open floor plan, there is a den that will afford you the ability to disconnect and recharge.  So many possibilities in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home.  All tucked...
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Posted on 06/09/2022
4711 Oak Hill Court 53, Sarasota, FL 34232 is now new to the market!
Hidden Gem Located in the heart of Sarasota, so convenient to world famous Lido and Siesta Beaches. Rarely available spacious two bedroom, two bathroom floorplan with 2 car garage. Pride of ownership and thoughtful use of space is evident throughout. Eat-in space in kitchen with a passthrough to the dining area. Space-saving Pocket doors located at kitchen, walk-in closets and baths. Perfect for entertaining, sliding doors lead to the expansive covered and tiled lanai, vinyl coverings for added comfort and privacy. The master bedroom also opens onto the lanai and includes a walk-in closet, an ensuite bath with solid surface dual sinks and...
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Posted on 06/09/2022
4711 Oak Hill Court 53, Sarasota, FL 34232 is now new to the market!
Hidden Gem Located in the heart of Sarasota, so convenient to world famous Lido and Siesta Beaches. Rarely available spacious two bedroom, two bathroom floorplan with 2 car garage. Pride of ownership and thoughtful use of space is evident throughout. Eat-in space in kitchen with a passthrough to the dining area. Space-saving Pocket doors located at kitchen, walk-in closets and baths. Perfect for entertaining, sliding doors lead to the expansive covered and tiled lanai, vinyl coverings for added comfort and privacy. The master bedroom also opens onto the lanai and includes a walk-in closet, an ensuite bath with solid surface dual sinks and...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
How to choose your home security system
Home security systems can give homeowners peace of mind by deterring intruders or alerting them if someone tries to break in. Several kinds of security systems are available, which can make it hard to choose one for your home. The following tips can help you decide which kind of home security system you'll need for your specific home...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Personal liability coverage: What it is & why you should consider it
Personal liability coverage is included in your homeowners insurance policy, but also available to purchase separately. Having additional liability coverage can help protect you financially from any claims made against you for injury or damages. However, it can be difficult to determine whether you actually need additional liability coverage. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Home Office: Tips for Reworking Your Space
A good home office considers everything from lighting to air quality to layout, but even the best of the best home offices should be reimagined from time to time. So what happens when you switch up your office layout? The results may surprise you. Here are a few quick tips for redesigning your home office space. Rework Assessment...
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Posted on 05/19/2022
Another Property Sold - 14110 Sugar Bowl Road, Myakka City, FL 34251
Room to Roam on over 5 Acres! No HOA or CDD fee and plenty of room for everyone and everything. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths built by Jacobsen Homes. The thoughtful floor plan has a split master retreat allowing privacy and quiet enjoyment from guest quarters. Master Bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet, garden tub, dual vanities and shower. This home has both a living room and family room plus a dining room and would be a great set-up for multi-generational living or home office situation. The spacious open eat-in kitchen features a breakfast bar, center island and tons of cabinet space. Enjoy cool evenings by the wood-burning fireplace, stargaze...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How veterans can save on homeowners insurance
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers multiple financing options for veterans who want to buy a home. However, the VA does not offer homeowners insurance. During your home buying process, you'll also need to get homeowners insurance to protect your property. Here are some ways veterans can save on homeowners insurance: Shop around There are countless insurance...
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Posted on 05/12/2022
Another Property Sold - 512 1St Avenue E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Recently renovated. Perfect Location in Bradenton one block from the River, the Hospital and Caddy's on the River. Just a few minutes to downtown. Interior and exterior tastefully redone by the owner. The large fenced back yard is equipped to be your quiet Zen area after a long day! Additional detached casita consists of one bedroom, one full bathroom and kitchen. This could serve structure any number of purposes. Homes in this neighborhood don't last long. Call Nicholas to see it...
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