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Posted on 09/19/2021
Make a Small Living Space Seem Larger with These 3 Tips
Small living spaces can present some unique challenges with furnishing and decorating. Whether you're dealing with a cramped living room or a tiny bedroom, there are some practical steps you can take to make your space feel larger and more functional. 1. Hang Window Treatments High The right window treatments can really open up even the smallest of...
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Posted on 09/17/2021
25512 Banff Lane, Punta Gorda, FL 33983 is now new to the market!
SHOWINGS BEGIN AT 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY 9/17. WELCOME HOME to Florida living at its best in Punta Gorda's highly sought after Deep Creek community. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom & 2 car garage pool home features an exceptionally large outdoor living/pool area with plenty of room for an outdoor kitchen and entertainment around the 23 x 14' pool. You'll also enjoy a front enclosed porch. Exterior features include rain gutters, outdoor lighting and the lush landscaping adds to the privacy and very tropical feel. This home is a split plan, is VERY open with high ceilings, a breakfast bar plus an eat-in kitchen area and dining room. The...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Looking for a Home? Here's Why You Should Hire an Agent
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay If you’re looking for a home, your budget is probably one of your biggest concerns. With all the costs associated with a home purchase, spending more money to hire a real estate agent might feel like adding unnecessary expense. However, there are some serious benefits to hiring a real estate agent to...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Another Property Rented - 1640 Atares Drive 5, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Available 10/1/21. TURNKEY furnished villa on St. Andrews Golf Course with pond view from private lanai. Located in PGI. Great storage with 2 closets in both bedrooms. 2 car attached garage. New Cortec flooring throughout. Private courtyard with grill right outside your door. New stainless appliances. Full size washer and dryer. Master has king size bed and 2nd bedroom has queen. 8-12 month rental. May be longer but not shorter. HOA approval...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Brick or Stone: Which Is Best For Your Home Exterior?
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Both brick and natural stone have been popular building materials throughout history and are still popular today. Both have a classic, traditional look and offer many benefits compared to other home siding materials. If you’re considering going with brick or stone for your home exterior there are several things to consider. Brick...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 11250 Mahogany Run, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Sprawling home in Mahogany Run! Meticulously cared for home w/ NEW roof in 2019, updated baths, NEW pavers & NEW gutters. This 2 story home offers 5 bedrooms plus large bonus sitting area on 2nd floor, 1 bedroom on first floor along w/ living room, family room, beautiful French doors at front entry, open concept kitchen w/ island, formal dining area, breakfast nook, long screened rear lanai, laundry room w/ sink & storage, and fully fenced-in backyard that has plenty of room for a pool if desired. For storm protection the front door system is impact resistant and there are impact resistant windows in living room, foyer, master bath...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
1640 Atares Drive 5, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 is now new to the market!
Available 10/1/21. TURNKEY furnished villa on St. Andrews Golf Course with pond view from private lanai. Located in PGI. Great storage with 2 closets in both bedrooms. 2 car attached garage. New Cortec flooring throughout. Private courtyard with grill right outside your door. New stainless appliances. Full size washer and dryer. Master has king size bed and 2nd bedroom has queen. 8-12 month rental. May be longer but not shorter. HOA approval...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
What is a Natural Ventilation System?
Image by Rvector from Shutterstock What is natural ventilation? It's utilizing wind with the "chimney effect" to draw warm air out of the home and replacing it with cooler air from outside. As the wind blows against your home, it forces air into open windows on one side of the house while a vacuum effect draws the air...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Expert Interior Design Advice for Every Room
Great interior design is more than choosing the right furniture. There are many factors that go into making an indoor space look its best. While it might seem complex at first, it’s easy to create room designs to rival any professional in the industry as long as you know the basics. Here we’ll go over some tips from...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Freelancers Need to be Prepared When Applying for Home Financing
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Should You Build a New Addition Onto Your Home?
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Whether your family has grown or your personal lifestyle has changed, you may have found yourself faced with the decision of building an addition on your existing home or purchasing a new one. There are both benefits and disadvantages to both options so it's important to take time to consider your own circumstances...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Florida Life: Nature's Perfect Getaway
Photo by skeeze via Pixabay When you think of Florida, you may think of theme parks and plenty of shopping, but Florida has more connections to nature than you may realize. One of the greatest benefits of living in Florida is the incredible connections you can make to nature, whether it is by the beach, along one of...
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