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Posted on 10/25/2020
Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval: Two Different Steps
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Online Shopping For a Home
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Posted on 10/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 25512 Banff Lane, Punta Gorda, FL 33983
STUNNING 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, with a POOL, & 2 Car Garage Home in Deep Creek. CLICK ON THE VIRTUAL TOUR LINK 1 FOR THE 3D INTERACTIVE VIDEO AND TOUR LINK 2 FOR THE VIDEO. This BEAUTIFUL home features a BRIGHT & AIRY open floor plan, high & vaulted ceilings, crown molding, chair railing, detailed molding around windows, and tile flooring throughout the main living areas. An inviting front screened in entryway will lead you into the VERY SPACIOUS living room with built-in plant shelving for decor and a spectacular view of the pool & patio through a set of large sliding glass doors. Cook up something delicious in the large...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 4081 LA Costa Island Court, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
~ GOLF COURSE HOME W/GORGEOUS VIEWS. PRICED TO SELL! Enjoy the sunrise by the pool from your private east-facing lanai. This spacious, light and airy 3 bed/2 bath home is on St. Andrews South Golf Course in Punta Gorda Isles. NO HOA. PLUS, at just over a 1/4 acre, there is plenty of lawn area on the property. The home features an open floor plan w/great room, dining area and eat-in breakfast nook, large laundry room with built in cabinets & sink, split bedroom plan and ample closets. Both bathrooms have walk-in tile showers. Extra space in the 2 car garage is large enough for your motorcycle or work bench. Multiple sliding doors...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Mortgage Options and Their Benefits
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Most homebuyers take out a mortgage when they purchase a house, and there are several different types of mortgages to choose from. Here are some of the more common mortgage options and the benefits of each one. Conventional 30-Year Fixed Mortgages Perhaps the standard starting point for a mortgage is the conventional...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Getting Started: How to Overcome the Hassle of Rental Properties
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
3 Easy Home Improvement Ideas
Image by ZandersDirect from Pixabay Home improvement is something we all strive for, but many of us never really follow through with completing that goal. With the hectic lives that we live, it’s hard to find time to make those important upgrades to your home. However, home improvement doesn’t always have to be hard and time-consuming. Add Some...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Should You Buy or Build?
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Now that you decided to move into a luxury home, you need to determine whether you are going to build one or buy a luxury home that already exists. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. Also, in most cases, building is going to be more expensive. Still,...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
FAQ for First-Time Luxury Home Buyer
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels Many home buyers have lots of questions as they go through the buying process, especially first-time buyers. Whether you’re looking for a $50,000 house or a multi-million dollar luxury home, the questions are often the same. How Much House Can I Afford? Lenders use several factors in determining whether to loan you...
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Posted on 09/01/2020
4081 LA Costa Island Court, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 now has a new price of $394,900!
~ GOLF COURSE HOME W/GORGEOUS VIEWS. PRICED TO SELL! Enjoy the sunrise by the pool from your private east-facing lanai. This spacious, light and airy 3 bed/2 bath home is on St. Andrews South Golf Course in Punta Gorda Isles. NO HOA. PLUS, at just over a 1/4 acre, there is plenty of lawn area on the property. The home features an open floor plan w/great room, dining area and eat-in breakfast nook, large laundry room with built in cabinets & sink, split bedroom plan and ample closets. Both bathrooms have walk-in tile showers. Extra space in the 2 car garage is large enough for your motorcycle or work bench. Multiple sliding doors...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Choosing the Right A/C Unit for Your Home
Photo by: Will Malott via Unsplash When it comes to buying things for the home, the air conditioning unit is not the most intriguing. But it is one of the essential components. Choosing the right A/C unit may be the difference between utmost comfort and sizzling heat. Determining the right type of air conditioning unit and how to...
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