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Pick Up a Smart Home Gadget Without Breaking Your Budget
Posted on 01/19/2020
Pick Up a Smart Home Gadget Without Breaking Your Budget
A smart home device may prove to be a great pick-up, regardless of the size or location of your house. Yet finding an affordable smart house gadget sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to acquire economical smart home devices, such as: 1. Conduct an In-Depth Search for Budget-Friendly Smart Home Devices A...
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Homebuying Tips: Consider the Property Seller's Perspective
Posted on 01/12/2020
Homebuying Tips: Consider the Property Seller's Perspective
As a homebuyer, you may want to consider the seller's perspective before you submit an offer to purchase your dream house. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" to your homebuying proposal. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the seller's perspective. 1. Review the Prices of Comparable Homes...
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Another Property Sold - 34305 142ND Avenue E, Myakka City, FL 34251
Posted on 01/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 34305 142ND Avenue E, Myakka City, FL 34251
Room to roam! Welcome to this custom block home built by Fultz. This bright country home sitting on 5 pristine acres boasts a stocked pond, a 40x28 horse barn (has 3 stalls and feed/tack room with flexible plan to allow for reconfiguration and useable loft space) plus a 72x24 Pole Barn, fenced and cross-fenced, and plenty of space for equipment parking. Ready for your horses and livestock TODAY! This split floorplan home features 3 beds 2 baths, custom ceramic tile flooring throughout plus an attached oversized airconditioned 28x23 garage. Enjoy sunsets on the beautiful open front porch, and sunrises on the spacious screened back lanai...
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Another Property Sold - 4950 Saddle Oak Trail, Sarasota, FL 34241
Posted on 01/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 4950 Saddle Oak Trail, Sarasota, FL 34241
Equestrian Estate... Beautiful Lovingly designed Horse Barn and Christner Brothers custom built home. This home offers a bright open concept with vaulted ceilings, lots of light with windows overlooking the glistening pond to the front, and the HUGE horse arena in the back. Step out onto an expansive back covered screened patio to entertain or just oversee the activities in the arena and beautiful green pastures! Gorgeous wood-burning Keystone Coral Brick fireplace in a spacious living room. Separate dining room, eat-in bar off kitchen, open to the front office space. Very large master bedroom and bath. The 2 guest bedrooms share a...
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To Improve Your Home, or Not to Improve
Posted on 01/05/2020
To Improve Your Home, or Not to Improve
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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Why There's No Need to Wait to List Your House
Posted on 12/29/2019
Why There's No Need to Wait to List Your House
Selling a home is a big decision with far-flung ramifications. If you're on the fence about selling your house, there is no need to wait. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be the right time to list your residence, and these include: 1. You can upgrade or downgrade. Although your current home has served you well...
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4826 San Palermo Drive, Bradenton, FL 34208 now has a new price of $239,500!
Posted on 12/24/2019
4826 San Palermo Drive, Bradenton, FL 34208 now has a new price of $239,500!
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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Hidden Things That Ruin Your Credit Score
Posted on 12/22/2019
Hidden Things That Ruin Your Credit Score
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers to your financial picture. You know how important it is to have a high credit score. If you pay your bills on time and keep your debt down, you think that your score will be just fine, but this isn’t always the case. There are a few hidden mistakes...
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Can You Find Your Dream Residence in a Single Day?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Can You Find Your Dream Residence in a Single Day?
The amount of time it takes to find the perfect residence varies from buyer to buyer. In some instances, a buyer may fall in love with the first residence that he or she views in person. Or, in other cases, a buyer may need to attend several home showings and open house events before he or she finds the...
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10375 Aurora Street, Myakka City, FL 34251 now has a new price of $50,000!
Posted on 12/14/2019
10375 Aurora Street, Myakka City, FL 34251 now has a new price of $50,000!
Rarely available 1.8+/- acres in the Village of Myakka City. Zoned Village, this property may offer a variety of uses including agricultural and multiple home-business opportunities with plenty of space for your animals, livestock and toys. This pristine parcel is beautifully wooded with pine trees, oak trees and native vegetation, ready for you to enjoy as it is or carve out a private space to build. Close proximity to local parks, Myakka Elementary School, local Medical, Churches, Post Office, convenience shopping and other amenities. Don't miss this...
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Video Tour  - 33950 State Road 70 E, Myakka City, FL 34251
Posted on 12/10/2019
Video Tour - 33950 State Road 70 E, Myakka City, FL 34251
Stunning 30+/- Acre estate. The private, paved driveway stretches over 1600 feet from the main road leading you back to the home and outbuilding situated on pristine Florida land. Enjoy fishing in the lake and sightings of deer and turkey. This spectacular pool home has an expansive two story screened porch, with additional outdoor entertaining area. The bonus room off the garage has an attached full bathroom and used as a guest suite, multi-generational suite or in-law suite as bedroom 6. Custom kitchen includes granite counter tops, bar seating, solid wood easy-close cabinets, stainless appliances and custom pantry under the stairwell....
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33950 State Road 70 E, Myakka City, FL 34251 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/10/2019
33950 State Road 70 E, Myakka City, FL 34251 is now new to the market!
Stunning 30+/- Acre estate. The private, paved driveway stretches over 1600 feet from the main road leading you back to the home and outbuilding situated on pristine Florida land. Enjoy fishing in the lake and sightings of deer and turkey. This spectacular pool home has an expansive two story screened porch, with additional outdoor entertaining area. The bonus room off the garage has an attached full bathroom and used as a guest suite, multi-generational suite or in-law suite as bedroom 6. Custom kitchen includes granite counter tops, bar seating, solid wood easy-close cabinets, stainless appliances and custom pantry under the stairwell....
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