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Posted on 06/07/2020
Perennial Plants to Reinvigorate Your Home
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Reasons to Buy Your Next Home Remotely
Photo by LEEROY Agency via Pixabay From Big Sky, Montana, to Kissimmee, Florida, many Americans crave vacation homes. One feature of a vacation house is that it's typically located as far from home as possible, preferably in another temperature zone, landscape, or climate. The worst part about a vacation home? Finding time away from work to fly out...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Step-Up Basis and How It Can Pertain to Real Estate
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 05/22/2020
1130 Sugar Sands Boulevard #192, Singer Island, FL 33404 is now new to the market!
WATERFRONT, BOATERS paradise in this 55+ community. Singer Inland hidden Gem. FIRST FLOOR easy living, including your 24 ft. dock just outside your condo, Dock fees are $175 a qtly, direct access to the open Ocean. Nice floor plan for this split two bedroom condo offering privacy for each BR. with water views, hurricane shutters. A friendly and active community offering, Olympic size pool for swing laps, cabana with grills, club house w/kitchen, shuffleboard, right of way to beach just steps away. Located just 20 min. to airport and many fine restaurants &...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
How to Entertain Outdoors
Whether you're hosting outdoor gatherings in your own backyard or at another outdoor venue, there are a few elements you will need to consider carefully. The size of your space and the number of expected guests is only the beginning. You'll want to plan out the flow of traffic and access to certain areas. Seating is also an...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Mortgage Types for Luxury Home Purchases
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Add Finesse with Flooring
Are you looking for some new and unique flooring options for your home? Check out this list of artistic, eye-catching and unique flooring options from around the globe. Roman Tile Floor The most luxurious homes during the Golden Age of Rome boasted floors that were a fantastic work of art. Tiny colored tiles were created with meticulous care...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
How to Waterproof Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Accessible Home Designs for Active Aging
Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash It's no secret that people are living longer and maintaining more active lifestyles as they age. While the ultimate goal is to stay agile and able, we all know that at some point, we may not be able to do what we once could. Accessible home can help us continue to live...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Build a Firepit in 5 Steps
Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash Just about everyone loves cozying up to a roaring fire and kicking back to relax in the cool night’s air. Far too many, however, leave that for camping once or twice a year at most. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can build a firepit in five easy steps,...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Do It Yourself: Best Flooring Options for Below-Grade Spaces
Picture by PIRO4D via Pixabay Flooring can add to the function of your newly finished basement, or it can take it away. Installing the wrong type of flooring material in a below-grade space could leave you open to costly water damage or even the growth of mold and bacteria. Even the best-built basements are sometimes prone to invasion...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Will Southeast Florida's Shared Housing Affect the Market in 2020?
Photo by fauxels from Pexels The term shared housing refers to two or more unrelated people living in a single home. In recent years, it's becoming more common in Southeast Florida to see strangers pair up and split everything from rent to utility bills. But there's more to shared housing than just lower expenses. We'll look at how...
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