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Kitchen Trends for 2016

Homes with all-white kitchens look great in magazines, but a recent survey found they’re not popular with home buyers because of upkeep. So, before you paint your kitchen, replace your counter tops or install new cabinets, use these helpful hints … Continue reading

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Don’t Overprice Your Home

One of the most well-known real estate mantras your real estate professional will tell you is this: “If you overprice your home, it will take longer to sell and it will sell for less money.” Yet, many sellers believe their … Continue reading

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Home Improvements Are Expensive

Home improvements are expensive, but some remodeling projects are better investments than others. Many people think kitchens and bathrooms are the best remodel investments and that is true, to a point. What you’ll get back on your investment depends on … Continue reading

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Permit Needed????

People always want to know when a permit is required. Below is from a City website on the West Coast of Florida. It pretty much applies to the entire State, although each County or City may have some different requirement. … Continue reading

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Remodeling Projects with the Greatest Return

Which remodeling projects will pay the greatest return when a home is sold?  Remodeling Magazine asked real estate professionals, and here are their estimates for Florida and the southeastern United States.  For the return on investment (ROI) in eight specific … Continue reading

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ZILLOW “Zestimates” vs. Reality

The spring and summer real estate selling season is upon us, and home values are steadily on the rise.  With the continued activity in the marketplace, a number of people are placing their properties on the market and/or searching for … Continue reading

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Renovations that Yield the Best Return on Investment

The best places to use your home-improvement budget, plus renovations to avoid. Will this renovation pay off? That’s the question on the mind of every homeowner who’s thinking about undertaking a project to bolster their home’s resale value. And in … Continue reading

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10 Essential Ways to Prevent Damage and Stay Safe During Upcoming Storm Season

Storm season is here, and with it comes increased opportunity for home damage, both major and minor. Whether you have to deal with hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, or hail, preparation is key for securing your personal safety and assets against the … Continue reading

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Roof Check-Up

Before Listing or Purchasing your Home: The experts advise completing the following 13 checks: For homes with asphalt shingles, look for black areas indicating cracking shingles. For homes with shake or shingles, look for pieces that are curled upward, split, … Continue reading

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6 Tips To Make Your Kitchen Appeal to Buyers

Consider these tips when remodeling your kitchen for resale: Talk to real estate professionals. Ask a local real estate agent about kitchen must-haves in your neighborhood. Find out what attracts buyers, and what repels them. “Research what is being marketed … Continue reading

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