Bill and Aby Brooks, REALTORS®'s Blog

Posted on 01/29/2023
Simple benefits of escrow accounts
Escrow accounts are typically handled by a neutral...
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Posted on 01/26/2023
6345 Cliveden Court, Apollo Beach, FL 33572 now has a new price of $389,900!
2021 VILLA located in the exclusive Gated section of WATERSET. Landscape maintenance, exterior paint and roof maintenance are included in the HOA services provided in this rarely available section of Waterset. With thoughtful design and an open floorplan this villa offers 2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms, PLUS a Room for a den-office (bonus room has a closet to flex as possible 3rd bedroom) and a 2-Car garage. Enter into a light-filled kitchen, dining, and gathering room that opens with triple sliders onto the extended screened lanai with plenty of space and partial sun for your potted plants and herbs. Enjoy the Chef’s kitchen with sparkling quartz...
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Posted on 01/22/2023
Defining contemporary decor
Contemporary decor is everywhere, yet it can be difficult...
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Posted on 01/20/2023
6345 Cliveden Court, Apollo Beach, FL 33572 is now new to the market!
2021 VILLA located in the exclusive Gated section of WATERSET. Landscape maintenance, exterior paint and roof maintenance are included in the HOA services provided in this rarely available section of Waterset. With thoughtful design and an open floorplan this villa offers 2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms, PLUS a Room for a den-office (bonus room has a closet to flex as possible 3rd bedroom) and a 2-Car garage. Enter into a light-filled kitchen, dining, and gathering room that opens with triple sliders onto the extended screened lanai with plenty of space and partial sun for your potted plants and herbs. Enjoy the Chef’s kitchen with sparkling quartz...
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Posted on 01/15/2023
Try These Trailing Plants for a Pet-Safe Alternative to Epipremnum Aureum
For some pet owners, hanging plants in baskets is not...
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Posted on 01/08/2023
Tips for Buying in a Hot Market
In real estate, a “hot market” refers to a market with lower inventory and higher demand. When the market is hot, there is more competition for property and this can make buying a home more difficult. If you’re trying to buy a home, here are some tips for how to navigate a hot market. Start With a Broad...
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Posted on 01/01/2023
Servicing a loan: What it means & why it matters
Mortgage servicers are companies responsible for the...
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Posted on 12/29/2022
2608 Bridle Lane, Wimauma, FL 33598 is now new to the market!
Bring your horses, boat and RV today to this masonry block home with a barn/workshop on 2.3 pristine Acres located in the water access and equestrian community of Sundance! Do not miss this 3 bedroom, PLUS an office/den (possible 4th bedroom), 2 Bath home with a new roof in 2020 and a carriage house/barn/workshop on acreage! This property is fenced for horses and includes 4 stalls plus a feed room and workshop space plus a loft area. The 24 x 48 barn/carriage house is currently set up with 4 horse stalls plus a tack/feed and workshop which could be reconfigured to suit your horse or equipment needs. The stall area is extra tall and may...
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Posted on 12/25/2022
3 Fan-Favorite Desserts Made Fun-Sized
Dessert is often a favorite part of any meal. But what if you could bring a little more fun and a lot more smiles after a family dinner or friendly get-together? Here are a few of the best miniature grab-and-go desserts for any occasion. Cake Pops Cake has been a favorite dessert for centuries. The ancient Greeks used...
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Posted on 12/18/2022
Try These Easy-Install Smart Home Devices
Adding smart home technology doesn’t have to be a complicated task. No matter your tech skill level, there is an upgrade project for your home that you can install on your own. If you’re wanting to add some smart technology to your home without the hassle, here are some easy-install ideas: Smart Speakers If you’re wanting to invest...
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Posted on 12/11/2022
Getting started with outdoor decor
No matter the size or shape of your yard or patio, it's...
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Posted on 12/04/2022
Refinancing with no closing costs: Top pros & cons to consider
Refinancing your home can have a plethora of benefits. Among lowering your monthly payment, refinancing your home can also allow you to borrow against your home’s equity. However, refinancing in the beginning can have significant closing costs, such as application fees, loan origination fees, mortgage insurance and interest - especially when involving mortgage points. Your new mortgage’s closing...
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